Have you ever read All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque? How did it affect your understanding of WWI? For me, it gave me a lot of insight into why many of the artists and writers of the post WWI era saw the world the way they did. It also explained why the British in particular were so determined to stay out of WWII if they possibly could, and did all those things for "peace in our time." That especially made no sense to me when I first learned about it in HS, but after reading about some of these people had experienced, it made sense and although I disagree with what their decisions, I feel a lot of compassion for them.