Great War | Great Read
Kansas City Public Library and National World War I Museum Partnership
A collaboration between the National World War I Museum and Kansas City Public Library, Great War | Great Read is a multi-faceted initiative encouraging people to engage in works about World War I through a series of community-wide book discussions and public programs and lectures featuring internationally renowned authors and historians.
Residents in the greater Kansas City area are encouraged to attend the public programs associated with Great War | Great Read as well as revisit acclaimed World War I classics All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque and The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman.
All events with the exception of the guided tours at the Museum are free to the public. Guided tours are free for members and included with admission to the Museum.
The National World War I Museum recognizes the generous support of Shook Hardy Bacon through the Charles Bacon Fund for the Great War | Great Read initiative.
Join Linda Trout, National World War I Museum Director of Strategic Engagement and former Executive Director of the International Relations Council, and Kansas City Public Library CEO Crosby Kemper III for a discussion in J.C. Nichols Auditorium on Great War | Great Read, the joint reading/history initiative of both institutions for the Centennial commemoration of World War I. Trout and Kemper will address the significant place World War I holds in history and introduce attendees to the two books that will be highlighted during Great War | Great Read: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque and The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman. Following the discussion is a screening of the remastered 1930 Academy Award-winning classic film All Quiet on the Western Front.