Episode 8: A Testament of Youth

For the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day, we got a little more serious and read the excellent WWI memoir A Testament of Youth by feminist, pacifist, WWI nurse, poet and writer, Vera Brittain.


  • Pat Barker’s brilliant Regeneration trilogy of novels (Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, The Ghost Road)

  • Juliet Nicholson, The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age

  • Robert Gerwarth, The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End

  • Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister

  • Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcast

  • The Work of the Dead by Thomas Laqueur

  • War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges

Also stay tuned for a mini-episode about WWI nursing.

For December, we’re reading A Long Fatal Love Chase.

Bonus Ep 8.1: Interview with WWI Nursing Scholar

Episode 7: Carmilla