Michael RobertsHPPR Radio Readers Book Club Contributor
Michael Roberts earned an associate degree from South Plains College, a bachelor’s degree in Education from Texas Tech University, and a master’s degree in Communication from West Texas A&M University. His career included stints in the oil and gas business and with Cargill Incorporated in management. In his years with the Amarillo ISD, he taught Advanced Placement English, Theory of Knowledge, and served as the International Baccalaureate Coordinator.
Michael Roberts shares a home in Canyon, Texas, with his wife Marilyn Roberts, a retired elementary mathematics teacher, along with Diego Roberts, an erudite Yorkie terrier.
All Quiet on the Western Front was quite controversial after publication in January of 1928. If book sales, however, had been a sign of success All Quiet… would have been enshrined on the New York Times best seller list. In Germany, sales exceeded one million copies in the first year.
I have spent the better part of my life swimming in a world of tropes and schemes. In doing so, I have read and dissected a number of books, some fine examples of narrative prose and others simply wasted time. Eric Remarque’s excellent tome, All Quiet on the Western Front (AQWF), is one of my favorite anti-war books.