About the Author
Born in December of 1939, I remember the Second World War. Uniforms Jeeps, and Naval ships were everywhere.
After three-plus years in the US Army, I graduated college with a degree in English and Psychology and classes in French and German. I met my wifeGail as a teacher in Baltimoe Country. We visited two US military cemeteries in Europe. I found and old book in a shop with a letter inside written in 1918. The letter became the inspiration for the novel To End All War.
Nicholas Lambros, while one day perusing through a thrift shop in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, found an old book that would change his life forever. A published and award-winning poet, Lambros discovered something that ignited his mutual love for art and history.
He was thumbing through a copy of “High Adventure,” published in 1917, when a letter written during World War I fell at his feet. Having served in the U.S. Army, he had good reason to be immediately drawn into the letter’s content and was fascinated by the man who wrote it.
“War and literature have enjoyed a peculiar sort of marriage,” Lambros said. “The letter I found urged me to research World War I. Although I never ultimately discovered who employed its writer, the characters in the letter demanded their story be told. I spent years researching and writing what I hoped would be an informative and entertaining book to both historians and laypeople.”
“To End All War” is the title of Lambros’s historical novel. It blends history and adventure with action and suspense; it mixes poetry with passion. In the novel, three siblings of an upper-class Baltimore family find themselves drawn into the war. Through their stories, Lambros uses the characters—a fighter pilot, a doctor and a counterspy—to relate levels of patriotism, love, duty and sacrifice in the greatest conflict history had yet seen.
“War and its consequences are not pretty,” Lambros said. “Countries that go to battle always forget that war has no real winner, only two classes of losers: big losers and bigger losers.”
Nicholas Lambros believes: “If you ignore history, you are doomed to repeat it.” A young boy during World War II, Lambros started researching World War I to find connections and explanations of the atrocities he saw a civilized, cultured country perpetrating against the Jews and others. A veteran who does not believe that war is the best answer to anything, Lambros merges his unique qualities to produce a thoroughly researched and exciting novel.
However serious an antiwar novel it may be, “To End All War” has its pages filled with exciting moments. Using a wide range of captivating action, the excitement is coupled with a strict adherence to real history. Readers will learn something about World War I and how it shaped the world that we find ourselves in today.
“You never know what you might find in a book,” he said.