A. Scott Berg

2017: World War I and America: Told By The
Americans Who Lived It

To open the 2017 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, we turned to Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. SCOTT BERG, the editor of a new Library of America anthology of writings by American observers and participants in World War I. Timed to coincide with the centenary of America’s entry into that war, the collection features the work and voices of 88 men and women, from nurses and soldiers to such well-known authors as Edith Wharton, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, and W.E.B Du Bois. Searing, poignant, and evocative, the pieces taken together highlight many of the issues we are wrestling with today. When should America intervene in conflicts around the world? How does racial injustice here in the U.S. compromise our moral leadership? With music and readings from the anthology, Berg will bring that pivotal time – and those themes – to vivid life.

Read more about A. Scott Berg HERE.

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