The writings of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis are best understood as responding to the cataclysm of the First World War. Dave Krueger speaks with Joseph Loconte about his new book, A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918 published by Nelson Books in 2015. Loconte is an associate professor of history at King’s College in New York City.