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Reading And The First World War

Author : Shafquat Towheed
ISBN : 9781137302717
Genre : History
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Ranging from soldiers reading newspapers at the front to authors' responses to the war, this book sheds new light on the reading habits and preferences of men and women, combatants and civilians, during the First World War. This is the first study of the conflict from the perspective of readers.

Publishing In The First World War

Author : M. Hammond
ISBN : 9780230210837
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book explores the publishing and reading practices formed and changed by the First World War. From an exploration of British and Australian trench journals to the impact of war on the literary figures of the home front, the essays provide new information about the production, circulation and reception of reading matter during this time.

Frightful First World War

Author : Terry Deary
ISBN : 1407103024
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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The next three titles in the hugely successful series to get a marvellous make-over. With a bold new cover look and a heap of extra horrible bits at the back of the book, these fantastic titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

Poems From The First World War

Author : Gaby Morgan
ISBN : 1447248643
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Poems from the First World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, and friends who experienced the war from different standpoints, recording the early excitement and patriotism, the bravery and loyalty of the soldiers and the disillusionment and regret as the war ground on.

The First World War

Author : John Keegan
ISBN : 0375700455
Genre : History
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A history of the Great War chronicles the events of the conflict from early diplomatic efforts to avert war, through the nightmarish campaigns and battles, to the end of the war and its repercussions.

Remembering The Fallen Of The First World War

Author : Sarah Ridley
ISBN : 1445142503
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Remembering the Fallen of the First World War takes a fascinating and detailed look at how servicemen killed during the First World War were commemorated. Beginning during the war itself, the book investigates the options available at the time - repatriation and normal burial were intially considered, but the sheer number of the dead precluded this, so cemeteries close the battlefields became the only realistic option. The book chronicles the work of Sir Fabian Ware and the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission in setting up permanent and beautifully maintained cemeteries after the war as well as local war memorials, plaques in churches, books of remembrance and so forth. The book also includes poetry written and artwork created to honour the fallen, and offers advice on how young readers can find their ancestors' war graves. A must have book on World War One for ages 11 and up.

Reading And The First World War

Author : Shafquat Towheed
ISBN : 1349570591
Genre : History
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Ranging from soldiers reading newspapers at the front to authors' responses to the war, this book sheds new light on the reading habits and preferences of men and women, combatants and civilians, during the First World War. This is the first study of the conflict from the perspective of readers.

The First World War

Author : Hew Strachan
ISBN : 0143035185
Genre : History
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A hard-hitting, single-volume history of the "Great War" explores the causes and consequences of this global conflict, while tracing its continual reverberations throughout world history almost a century later. Reprint.

Britain America And The Sinews Of War 1914 1918 Rle The First World War

Author : Kathleen Burk
ISBN : 9781317700517
Genre : History
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Anglo-American relations were transformed during the First World War. Britain was already in long-term economic decline relative to the United States, but this decline was accelerated by the war, which was militarily a victory for Britain, but economically a catastrophe. This book sets out the economic, and in particular, the financial relations between the two powers during the war, setting it in the context of the more familiar political and diplomatic relationship. Particular attention is paid to the British war missions sent out to the USA, which were the agents for much of the financial and economic negotiation, and which are rescued here from underserved historical obscurity.

Origins Of The First World War

Author : Gordon Martel
ISBN : 9781134857104
Genre : History
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Origins of the First World War summarizes the policies, issues and crises that brought Europe to war in 1914. Examining the strategic and political problems that confronted each of the great powers and the way in which social and economic factors influenced the decision-making process, Martel discusses the position of each power and their place in the system of alliances which dominated international politics. The fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout to incorporate the body of new scholarship that has appeared since the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of war. In a clear and accessible manner, it explains: how and why the alliance system was created how alliances led to a network of complicated strategic commitments how an escalating series of international crises from the turn of the century fuelled preparations for war why the peculiarities of the Balkan situation are essential in understanding the outbreak of war in 1914. This book also includes an updated Guide to Further Reading, Who’s Who of important figures and Glossary of key terms, and the selection of documents has been expanded to include the key treaties as well as evidence of popular militarism and nationalism. Concise, accessible and analytical, it is essential introductory reading for all students interested in the origins of the First World War.

British Culture And The First World War

Author : George Robb
ISBN : 9781137307514
Genre : History
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The First World War has left its imprint on British society and the popular imagination to an extent almost unparalleled in modern history. Its legacy of mass death, mechanized slaughter, propaganda, and disillusionment swept away long-standing romanticized images of warfare, and continues to haunt the modern consciousness. Focusing on the lives of ordinary Britons, George Robb's engaging new study seeks to comprehend what it meant for an entire society to undergo the tremendous shocks and demands of total war; how it attempted to make sense of the conflict, explain it to others, and deal with the war's legacies. British Culture and the First World War - examines the war's impact on ideologies of race, class and gender, the government's efforts to manage news and to promote patriotism, the role of the arts and sciences, and the commemoration of the war in the decades since - synthesizes much of the best and most recent scholarship on the social and cultural history of the war - reclaims a great deal of neglected or forgotten popular cultural sources such as films, cartoons, juvenile literature and pulp fiction Compact but comprehensive, this accessible and refreshing text is essential reading for anyone interested in British society and culture during the turbulent years of the First World War.

Reading In The First World War

Author : Margaret Simons
ISBN : 0752493353
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This is the complete story of how the First World War affected the lives of Reading residents. It tells of how the town mobilised in response to government directives; how it became important as a medical centre; and how its industries took on war work and coped with labour shortages. The changing mood and expectations of the townsfolk are charted, from the worries about spies to food shortages, and the role of the local council in what was an unprecedented and testing time is considered. Finally, as signs that the war on the western front was drawing to a close, Simons describes how Reading prepared for peace, and reflects on the changes that four years of war had wrought on the town.

Children At War

Author : Kate Agnew
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025306171
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A guide to literature for young readers about war in the twentieth century, especially the two world wars. Covers novels, autobiographies, comics, story-papers and picture-books.

Wartime With The Tram Girls

Author : Lynn Johnson
ISBN : 9781912973552
Genre : Fiction
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‘Absolutely loved this book from start to finish, I couldn’t put it down' ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review While the men are off fighting, the women keep the country moving... July 1914: Britain is in turmoil as WW1 begins to change the world. While the young men disappear off to foreign battlefields, the women left at home throw themselves into jobs meant for the boys. Hiding her privileged background and her suffragette past, Constance Copeland signs up to be a Clippie - collecting money and giving out tickets - on the trams, despite her parents’ disapproval. Constance, now known as Connie, soon finds there is more to life than the wealth she was born into and she soon makes fast friends with lively fellow Clippies, Betty and Jean, as well as growing closer to the charming, gentle Inspector Robert Caldwell. But Connie is haunted by another secret; and if it comes out, it could destroy her new life. After war ends and the men return to take back their roles, will Connie find that she can return to her previous existence? Or has she been changed forever by seeing a new world through the tram windows? A captivating, lively, romantic saga set in WW1 that will engross fans of Johanna Bell and Jenny Holmes. Readers are loving Connie's story: ‘Absolutely loved this book from start to finish, I couldn’t put it down...A great historical fiction read that has you wanting to finish the book to see how all their lives turn out. Loved it!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘A wonderful WWI-era historical fiction novel that I truly, truly enjoyed...I look forward to what Ms. Johnson has in store for readers next.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘Set around World War One, it shows the grit the women of the war had to endure...well written and enjoyable.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘I enjoyed reading this book because I learned a lot about women during the first world war...There was sadness in the story but happiness and hope for the future. I do recommend that you read this book.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘I thoroughly enjoyed this story that captured the war, suffragette movement, class and working on the trams. I became embroiled in Connie's life and couldn't wait to see what happened next.’ Reader Review ‘A wonderful book and highly recommended.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘Historical Fiction and General Fiction readers ought to pick up this charming book.’ Reader Review ‘An appealing story, with well-drawn characters...To be with Connie on her journey makes a thoroughly satisfying read.’ Reader Review Readers love Lynn Johnson's captivating WW1 sagas: ‘an emotional, captivating read which is perfect for anyone who loves a good saga!’ Over The Rainbow Book Blog A poignant, emotional and heart-wrenching read...best read with a box of tissues handy’ Bookish Jottings ‘This truly was a fabulous story from beginning to end and I struggled to put it down!... richly detailed, beautifully written and the storyline along with the characters was enthralling’ Rose is Reading ‘heartwarmingand emotional...If you enjoy historical fiction, this is definitely a book to read!’ Jessica Belmont Book Reviews ‘An excellent historical fiction that had me compulsively turning the pages.’ Books and Bookends ‘Overall, I loved it. There were lots of moments that made me gasp and others that almost made me cry, and then there were those that made me smile and sigh.’ Jess Bookish Life ‘Johnson has a Cookson flair...she does capture the heart and soul of her characters.’ Cheryl M-M Book Reviews

Fighting Forces Writing Women

Author : Sharon Ouditt
ISBN : 9780415047043
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Fighting Forcesoffers an in-depth feminist reading of the traumatic nature of women's experience during the First World War and illuminates the complex ideological structures within which women sought an identity during the war. In this period of both idealism and devastation, women often found themselves wanting to join their male compatriots in the trenches. Instead, they gained temporary powers of citizenship, privileges which were again exclusive to men after the Armistice. Fighting Forcesranges over the works of several women writers of the period: from Jeannie Maitland, author ofWoman's Own, to Virginia Woolf. Unpublished memoirs, diaries and stories by both famous and little-known writers provide a fascinating spectrum of female responses to the war. Propaganda and institutional directives inspire the work of Vera Brittain; pacifist rhetoric emerges in the writings of Rose Maculay, while Virginia Woolf contests the propagandist discourse ofher male contemporaries.

The First World War In Irish Poetry

Author : Jim Haughey
ISBN : 0838754961
Genre : Poetry
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Drawing on the work of over thirty Irish poets whose careers span the twentieth century, from soldier poets like Francis Ledwidge to influential figures like Yeats, Joyce, and Heaney, Jim Haughey's The First World War in Irish Poetry provides the first comprehensive book-length study devoted to how Irish poets write the Great War. While the book surveys a startling range of viewpoints expressed about the war from an Irish perspective, it also explores the extent to which Irish memory of the war has been politicized to serve warring political ideologies. By presenting a wide reading of the poets' war poetry, Haughey illustrates how inaccurate memories of the war further exacerbate existing political divisions and intensify sectarian hatred in Northern Ireland. A recurring preoccupation of the book is its exploration of the extent to which Irish war poetry (and popular culture) is suffused with unionist and nationalist mythographies which either read the war as a glorious imperial sacrifice or largely ignore it as a colonial sideshow to the Easter Rebellion.

The First World War

Author : Jillian Powell
ISBN : 0007519362
Genre : Readers
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This non-fiction book explores what it was like to live through the First World War, from life in the trenches and the weapons used on the battlefield, to the war effort at home and the role that children played. This title has been written in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum and includes fascinating photographs from their archives. • Collins Big Cat Progress books are specifically designed for children at Key Stage 2 who have a Key Stage 1 reading level, giving them age-appropriate texts that they can read, building their confidence and fostering positive attitudes towards reading. • Text type: A non-fiction recount

The Fun Bits Of History You Don T Know About First World War Planes And Weapons

Author : Callum Evans
ISBN : 1515062074
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Welcome to the History Hits series! Bestselling children's author Callum Evans is proud to presents TWO BOOKS IN ONE! Introducing "History Hits: The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About FIRST WORLD WAR PLANES AND WEAPONS." DOUBLE the fun, and DOUBLE the learning! This book uses captivating images and expertly written words to teach children about "FIRST WORLD WAR PLANES AND WEAPONS" Perfect reading for any occasion and especially ideal for bed times, long journeys or for bonding with your child. Fun Filled Learning for Your Child (and you!) Every one of our books is lovingly researched, illustrated and put together to outstand, awe and inspire the reader. Our beautiful images help explain and enlighten each well-written fact. This book covers a range of exciting topics including: * What Was World War I? * How Important Was The Use Of Planes In Wwi? * What Were Planes Used For In Ww1? * What Was The British Air Force Called? * What Was The Sopworth F.1 Camel? then * What Was World War I? * What Weapons Were Used In World War I? * What Rifles Were Used In World War I? * What Was A Bayonet Used For? * Who Used Pistols In World War I? PLUS - SO MUCH MORE!! We loved compiling this book and even learned a few things along the way and hopefully you will too. Get this book at this SPECIAL PRICE exclusive to the Amazon Store. *** Your child will love it - this is guaranteed.***

The First World War

Author : Ben Walsh
ISBN : 0719579732
Genre : History
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A interactive digital edition of the textbook for GCSE Modern World History. This CD-ROM 1 covers Section 1 of the textbook - the First World War, including OCR's compulsory depth study Britain 1906-1918. It also includes PowerPoint presentations supporting key topics and activities, as well as animated charts, diagrams and maps.

The Great War

Author : Hunt Tooley
ISBN : 9781350307216
Genre : History
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We have often heard about the brutal world of the trenches, the willingness of brave young soldiers and the apparent indifference of the generals, but reevaluations of the Great War in previous decades have shown us much more complexity, and in many cases some surprising reconstructions of very standard narratives of the war. The traditional isolation of the battle front from the home front, which historians have tended to observe, has given us an incomplete understanding of both fronts. In this study of Word War I, Hunt Tooley crosses the boundaries of national histories to examine the various connections between the 400-mile-long Western Front and the home fronts of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Australia and the United States. Tooley draws on recent research and the wealth of primary souce material available to provide a broad synthesis of a complex event, and to create a more holistic view of the war - as men stayed in touch with those at home, as governments responded to events on the battlefield, and as writers, poets and artists brought the cultural impulses of Europe to the deadly world of the Western Front. In his clearly-written, wide-ranging study, Tooley argues that the seeds of much of the 20th century may have been planted well before the First World War, but - as many social critics, politicians, soldiers, women's movement leaders, and others predicted - the cultivation of these seeds in war would have a powerful and formative effect on the social, political and cultural processes which shaped the 20th century.

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