All Quiet on the Western Front

Remarque, Erich Maria|Wheen, A.W.
This is the testament of Paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I. These young men become enthusiastic soldiers, but their world of duty, culture, and progress breaks into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the hatred that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another – if only he can come out of the war alive.

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Reviewed: 2019-02-22
One of the most powerful books I've read. This one is going to stick with me for awhile.
Reviewed: 2017-10-31

This booked helped me to understand the thoughts of a person enduring years of war, and how they cope with the death of their friends, the seeming insensibleness if it all, the horror of killing others, the simple pleasures in life, and how war indelibly changes a person such that they will never be the same nor will they be understood by those who haven't experienced war.

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