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Professor releases new book on lost history of World War I

September 13, 2013

In time for the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I coming in 2014, a new book by Loyola University New Orleans English professor John Mosier, Ph.D., uncovers the largely unknown battles of Verdun, a site in France where eight distinct battles were waged.

Mosier will hold a book signing for “Verdun: The Lost History of the Most Important Battle of World War I, 1914-1918” Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at Octavia Bookstore located at 513 Octavia Street in New Orleans.

The book details the battles hidden by the obsessive secrecy of the French high command, which wanted the world to think the war of the Western front was a steady series of German checks and defeats. Mosier's book represents a new point of view of Verdun.

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