Set against the backdrop of world-changing events of the twentieth century, the Sutherland Saga consists of a sequence of four novels, each of which chronicles one generation of the Earldom of Winston. In Those Who fought for Us, Part 1 of the series, twenty-one year old Robert Sutherland, heir to the Earldom of Winston, commences his studies at the University of Edinburgh in the fall of 1913. Shortly thereafter he befriends the brilliant Scotsman Alastair Stewart, also a student at the university, and the two subsequently meet up with Elizabeth Turnberry and her friend Margaret MacCreedy in a pub in Edinburgh. As the school year progresses, relationships form, hopes for a bright future thereby unfolding for each in their own way. But war breaks out in the summer of 1914, leading to a tearful but poignant parting for the four. Each of them will serve in a war to end all wars, the horror of it subsequently dashing all their hopes and dreams. Still, through the course of the greatest conflagration in recorded history their paths crisscross recursively at such places as Gallipoli, Verdun, and the Marne, each time further entangling by now inextricably intertwined relationships. Each of them desperately attempting to retrieve their hoped for dreams, the sinuous threads of their past cannot be escaped. By war’s end murder and mayhem will change each one of them, thereby affecting the Earldom of Winston irrevocably. Who shall succeed, who shall fail? Indeed, is there hope at all for those who fought for us?