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Fighting On The Home Front

Author : Kate Adie
ISBN : 9781444759709
Genre : History
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'History at its most celebratory' Daily Telegraph 'Adie uses her journalistic eye for personal stories and natural compassion to create a book definitely worthy of her heroines' Big Issue 'Fascinating, very readable . . . provides a complete wartime women's history' Discover Your History * * * * * * Bestselling author and award-winning former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie reveals the ways in which women's lives changed during World War One and what the impact has been for women in its centenary year. IN 1914 THE WORLD CHANGED forever. When World War One broke out and a generation of men went off to fight, bestselling author and From Our Own Correspondent presenter Kate Adie shows how women emerged from the shadows of their domestic lives. Now a visible force in public life, they began to take up essential roles - from transport to policing, munitions to sport, entertainment, even politics. They had finally become citizens, a recognised part of the war machine, acquiring their own rights and often an independent income. The former BBC Chief News Correspondent charts the seismic move towards equal rights with men that began a century ago and through unique first-hand research shows just how momentous the achievements of those pioneering women were. This is history at its best - a vivid, compelling account of the women who helped win the war as well as a revealing assessment of their legacy for women's lives today.
Category: History

Fighting Forces Of World War Ii On The Home Front

Author : John C. Miles
ISBN : 9781543574845
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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How did the forces that fought and served in their own homeland affect the outcome of World War II? This book explores the men and women who served on their own home soil during World War II, from French Resistance fighters and the British Home Guard, to the German Civil Defense and the Bletchley Park code-breakers. Along the way, readers will discover the key battles, tactics, and weapons that helped propel the Allies to victory.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Seneca Army Depot

Author : Walter Gable
ISBN : 9781614237570
Genre : History
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Even before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States began to prepare to enter World War II. When the army decided to build a depot in Seneca County in 1941, dozens of families were given only days to vacate the homes they loved and land they had farmed for generations. The depot provided vital jobs for residents, but it also continued to cause controversy even after it was established--all while providing critical support for the army through the Persian Gulf War. Since the base closed in 2000, the community has grappled with what to do with the property, including protecting the area population of white deer. Join local historians Carolyn Zogg and Walter Gable as they tell the story of the Seneca Army Depot and the lives it has affected.
Category: History

The Home Front

Author : Tim Cooke
ISBN : 9781433975462
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The American Civil War affected more than just the soldiers on the battlefield—families, businesses, and schools all felt the influence of the terrible conflict. Using a variety of perspectives to introduce readers to a country at war, this volume will engage readers while providing essential, factual information. Readers will discover this often-overlooked side of war, including cities and farms, and the lives of those on the Union and those on the Confederate sides. Historical illustrations, maps, and critical thinking questions accompany detailed descriptions and bonus facts—the accessible content will fascinate readers with an in-depth look into US history.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Buglers On The Home Front

Author : Yunzhong Shu
ISBN : 0791444384
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first book-length study in English of an important but neglected school of dissident Chinese writers active around the time of the war against Japan (1937-45).
Category: Literary Criticism

The Home Front In The Vietnam War

Author : William David Thomas
ISBN : 0836857755
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes public opinion and life in the United States during the Vietnam War.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The American Home Front 1941 1942

Author : Alistair Cooke
ISBN : 9781555848149
Genre : History
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New York Times bestseller: This portrait of the United States at the beginning of World War II is “an unexpected and welcome discovery in a time capsule” (The Washington Post). In nearly three thousand BBC broadcasts over fifty-eight years, Alistair Cooke reported on America, illuminating our country for a global audience. Shortly before he passed away, a long-forgotten manuscript resurfaced in a closet in his New York apartment. It was a travelogue of America during the early days of World War II that had sat there for sixty years. Published to stellar reviews, Cooke’s The American Home Front is a “valentine to his adopted country by someone who loved it as well as anyone and knew it better than most” (The Plain Dealer). A portrait frozen in time, the book offers a charming look at the era as it journeys through small towns, big cities, and the American landscape as they once were. The American Home Front is also a brilliant piece of reportage, a historical gem that “affirms Cooke’s enduring place as a great twentieth-century reporter” (American Heritage). “An interesting eyewitness record . . . It recalls transcontinental travel in the pre-interstate highway era, and with greater depth, social problems that Cooke detected beneath the win-the-war exhortations he encountered from coast to coast.” —Booklist
Category: History

Hitler S Home Front

Author : Jill Stephenson
ISBN : 1852854421
Genre : History
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This is a groundbreaking new study of an overlooked area of Second World War History.
Category: History

The Home Front Sheffield In The First World War

Author : Scott Christopher Lomax
ISBN : 9781473831841
Genre : History
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The First World War saw many changes to Sheffield that have helped shape what the city is today. It is apt that as we mark the centenary of the outbreak of the war, whilst paying our respects to those who were killed serving our country, we recognise the impact that the war had on those at home.This brand new publication details the human experiences, thoughts, concerns, fears and hopes of a city during one of the most important periods in its history, including the run up to war and the reaction to its outbreak; the efforts of those who could not fight; industry and how workers were instrumental in creating the weapons and tools that would help Britain win the war, along with the city's role in treating and entertaining wounded soldiers and the role of the University of Sheffield and the effect of the war on education. The part women played in the munitions factories plus a devestating Zeppelin raid over Sheffield are also covered in detail.For the first time in its history, Sheffield realised that the horrors of war were not confined to overseas battles but that they could be witnessed and experienced in their own neighbourhoods.As seen in The Yorkshire Post, Sheffield Telegraph, The Star (Sheffield), Bradway Bugle and Grapevine Magazine.
Category: History

Fighting From Home

Author : Serge Durflinger
ISBN : 9780774841047
Genre : History
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In Verdun, English and French speakers lived side by side. Through their home-front activities as much as through enlistment, they proved themselves partners in the prosecution of Canada's war. Shared experiences and class similarities shaped responses based first and foremost in a sense of local identity. Fighting from Home paints a comprehensive, at times intimate, portrait of Verdun and Verdunites at war. Durflinger offers an innovative interpretive approach to wartime Canadian and Quebec social and cultural dynamics in this history of the Canadian home front during the Second World War.
Category: History

Citizen Soldiers

Author : Helen B. McCartney
ISBN : 1139448099
Genre : History
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The popular image of the British soldier in the First World War is of a passive victim, caught up in events beyond his control, and isolated from civilian society. This book offers a different vision of the soldier's experience of war. Using letters and official sources relating to Liverpool units, Helen McCartney shows how ordinary men were able to retain their civilian outlook and use it to influence their experience in the trenches. These citizen soldiers came to rely on local, civilian loyalties and strong links with home to bolster their morale, whilst their civilian backgrounds helped them challenge those in command if they felt they were being treated unfairly. The book examines the soldier not only in his military context but in terms of his social and cultural life. It will appeal to anyone wishing to understand how the British soldier thought and behaved during the First World War.
Category: History

Science On The Home Front

Author : Jordynn Jack
ISBN : 9780252076596
Genre : History
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A critical assay of the rhetorical and cultural obstacles faced by women scientists
Category: History

Manly Meals And Mom S Home Cooking

Author : Jessamyn Neuhaus
ISBN : 9781421407326
Genre : History
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From the first edition of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook to the latest works by today's celebrity chefs, cookbooks reflect more than just passing culinary fads. As historical artifacts, they offer a unique perspective on the cultures that produced them. In Manly Meals and Mom's Home Cooking, Jessamyn Neuhaus offers a perceptive and piquant analysis of the tone and content of American cookbooks published between the 1790s and the 1960s, adroitly uncovering the cultural assumptions and anxieties—particularly about women and domesticity—they contain. Neuhaus's in-depth survey of these cookbooks questions the supposedly straightforward lessons about food preparation they imparted. While she finds that cookbooks aimed to make readers—mainly white, middle-class women—into effective, modern-age homemakers who saw joy, not drudgery, in their domestic tasks, she notes that the phenomenal popularity of Peg Bracken's 1960 cookbook, The I Hate to Cook Book, attests to the limitations of this kind of indoctrination. At the same time, she explores the proliferation of bachelor cookbooks aimed at "the man in the kitchen" and the biases they display about male and female abilities, tastes, and responsibilities. Neuhaus also addresses the impact of World War II rationing on homefront cuisine; the introduction of new culinary technologies, gourmet sensibilities, and ethnic foods into American kitchens; and developments in the cookbook industry since the 1960s. More than a history of the cookbook, Manly Meals and Mom's Home Cooking provides an absorbing and enlightening account of gender and food in modern America.
Category: History

Home Front

Author : Kristin Hannah
ISBN : 9781447213536
Genre : Fiction
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From a distance, Michael and Jolen Zarkades seem to have it all: a solid dependable marriage, exciting careers and children they adore. But after twelve blissful years together, the couple has lost their way. They are unhappy and edging towards divorce. Then an unexpected deployment tears their already fragile family apart, sending one of them deep into harm's way and leaving the other at home, caring for the children and waiting for news. When the worst happens, each must face their darkest fear and fight for the future of their family. An intimate look at the inner landscape of a disintegrating marriage and a dramatic exploration of the price of war. Kristin Hannah's Home Front is a provocative and timely portrait of hope, honour, loss, forgiveness - and the elusive nature of love.
Category: Fiction

A Companion To Europe 1900 1945

Author : Gordon Martel
ISBN : 1444391674
Genre : History
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This volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to discuss the major debates in the study of early twentieth-century Europe. Brings together contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars. Provides an overview of current thinking on the period. Traces the great political, social and economic upheavals of the time. Illuminates perennial themes, as well as new areas of enquiry. Takes a pan-European approach, highlighting similarities and differences across nations and regions.
Category: History

Homefront

Author : John Milius
ISBN : 9780345528421
Genre : Games & Activities
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HOME IS WHERE THE WAR IS America may be reeling from endless recessions and crippling oil wars, but hack reporter Ben Walker never expected to see his homeland invaded and occupied by a reunified Korea—now a formidable world power under Kim Jong-il’s dictator son. The enemy’s massive cyberattack is followed by the detonation of an electromagnetic pulse that destroys technology across the United States. Communications, weapons, and defense systems are rendered useless; thousands perish as vehicles suddenly lose power and passenger jets plummet to the ground. Fleeing the chaos of Los Angeles, Walker discovers that although America’s military has been scattered, its fighting spirit remains. Walker joins the soldiers as they head east across the desert, battling Korean patrols—and soon finds his own mission. Walker reinvents himself as the Voice of Freedom, broadcasting information and enemy positions to civilian Resistance cells via guerrilla radio. But Walker’s broadcasts have also reached the ears of the enemy. Korea dispatches its deadliest warrior to hunt the Voice of Freedom and crush the ever-growing Resistance before it can mount a new war for American liberty. From the Paperback edition.
Category: Games & Activities

The Library Of Congress Civil War Desk Reference

Author : Margaret E. Wagner
ISBN : 9781439148846
Genre : History
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A resource compiled by a panel of expert advisors and arranged by topic covers all aspects of the Civil War and is augmented by dozens of maps, more than 100 photos and informative tables and lists. Reprint.
Category: History

Home Front Heroes

Author : Benjamin F. Shearer
ISBN : 0313334234
Genre : Heroes
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Category: Heroes

Home Front Soldier

Author : Philip L. Aquila
ISBN : 0791440753
Genre : History
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Presents a multi-layered social history of a soldier and his Italian American family during World War II.
Category: History

Life On The Home Front

Author : Tim Healey
ISBN : 0276421205
Genre : History, Modern
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Home defense; threat of war; bombings; nuclear fall-out. The way it was: a selection from daily life during World War II.
Category: History, Modern