Summary Book Review A Family in Wartime by Maureen Waller:
Download or read book A Family in Wartime written by Maureen Waller and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-06-11 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the Second World War the fabric of family life radically changed. Men left to join the front line, some never to return. Women entered the workforce on a scale not seen before, some to join the services, others to enter the factories. Mothers were separated from their children, or raised them in the absence of fathers. The Allpresses were an ordinary London family from Stockwell. Through their experiences this book tells the story of what it was like to live in those extraordinary times. What shines through the first-hand descriptions of the family members and other voices from the Home Front is their dedication to duty and fortitude in the face of aerial bombardment, as well as the family's desire to remain together through thick and thin despite the disruptions. The book paints a vivid description of how London prepared for and responded to war, from the organisation of Civil Defence and the evacuation of thousands of children, to caring for and re-housing those who were bombed out of their homes. Food and clothes rationing, popular entertainment and the wartime campaigns are all discussed, with evocative period photographs, posters and documents to illustrate the realities of life in a war zone and capture the spirit of the times."
Summary Book Review Little Tales of Family and War, 1990-1999 by Martha King:
Download or read book Little Tales of Family and War, 1990-1999 written by Martha King and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How well she writes about class, social and political eras. I am reminded of Dawn Powell and Edith Wharton situations so specifically and brilliantly drawn they must be Otrue. We know Babs and Mr. Rich, Tom and the weeping French school-mistress. So interwoven are their contradictions and questions this book seems infinitely longer than it is.Lucia Berlin
Summary Book Review An Evacuee's Story a North Yorkshire Family in Wartime by John T. Wright:
Download or read book An Evacuee's Story a North Yorkshire Family in Wartime written by John T. Wright and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2007-11 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A poignantly written and graphically described story of the pleasure and pain endured as an evacuee during World War Two. Like so many of his young friends and relatives, John Wright was required to leave the love and care of his parents in Middlesbrough at a very young age to escape the attention of the Luftwaffe and to be evacuated into the hands of a crowded and unloving home in Haxby, a quaint village north of the great city of York. The book eloquently describes his voyage of childhood discovery in the beautiful countryside coupled with the cruel attentions of a foster mother whose motivation was not to lavish love and support to her unfortunate foster children, but to hurt and belittle them. It is a bittersweet story of innocent interludes and mean realities for an evacuee child set amidst the horrors and melancholy of that devastating conflict.
Author :Amy Murrell Taylor Publisher :Univ of North Carolina Press Release Date :2009-11-04 ISBN 10 :0807899070 Pages :336 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (789 users download)
Summary Book Review The Divided Family in Civil War America by Amy Murrell Taylor:
Download or read book The Divided Family in Civil War America written by Amy Murrell Taylor and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2009-11-04 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Civil War has long been described as a war pitting "brother against brother." The divided family is an enduring metaphor for the divided nation, but it also accurately reflects the reality of America's bloodiest war. Connecting the metaphor to the real experiences of families whose households were split by conflicting opinions about the war, Amy Murrell Taylor provides a social and cultural history of the divided family in Civil War America. In hundreds of border state households, brothers--and sisters--really did fight one another, while fathers and sons argued over secession and husbands and wives struggled with opposing national loyalties. Even enslaved men and women found themselves divided over how to respond to the war. Taylor studies letters, diaries, newspapers, and government documents to understand how families coped with the unprecedented intrusion of war into their private lives. Family divisions inflamed the national crisis while simultaneously embodying it on a small scale--something noticed by writers of popular fiction and political rhetoric, who drew explicit connections between the ordeal of divided families and that of the nation. Weaving together an analysis of this popular imagery with the experiences of real families, Taylor demonstrates how the effects of the Civil War went far beyond the battlefield to penetrate many facets of everyday life.
Summary Book Review War Over the Family by David Popenoe:
Download or read book War Over the Family written by David Popenoe and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-29 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the most surprising and controversial social debates of the past two decades has been about the meaning and importance of marriage and the family in contemporary American life. Referred to by some as a culture "war over the family," the debate has pitted those concerned about the weakening of the traditional married-parent nuclear family, especially in its impact on children, against those arguing that nothing has gone wrong with families--that they are merely "diversifying." David Popenoe has been one of the most influential figures in laying out for a wide audience the importance of "family decline," and what it means for our children, our society, and our future.
Author :Janelle Kaye, MA, and Charles Sidney W Publisher :Xlibris Corporation Release Date :2013-10 ISBN 10 :9781483681122 Pages :418 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (112 users download)
Summary Book Review Reconciliation with War: A Family Journey by Janelle Kaye, MA, and Charles Sidney W:
Download or read book Reconciliation with War: A Family Journey written by Janelle Kaye, MA, and Charles Sidney W and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2013-10 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Charles Willsher, who received the Distinguished Service Cross for his service during WWII, never fully recovered from his wounds. His wife and daughter became the victims of his inner war. In the 1980's, he began his own healing journey by telling his story to others. At the same time, his daughter embarked on her journey to healing and reconciliation with her family. After his death, his daughter uncovered his memoir and decided to include it along with their family story in hopes that it would inform and inspire others who are also dealing with the trauma that war leaves behind.
Summary Book Review War and Family Life by Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth:
Download or read book War and Family Life written by Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-12-16 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique resource provides findings and insights regarding the multiple impacts of military duty on service members and veterans, specifically from a family standpoint. Broad areas of coverage include marital and family relationships, parenting issues, family effects of war injuries, and family concerns of single service members. The book's diverse contents highlight understudied populations and topics gaining wider interest while examining the immediate and long-term impact of service on family functioning. In addition to raising awareness of issues, chapters point to potential solutions including science-based pre- and post-deployment programs, more responsive training for practitioners, and more focused research and policy directions. Among the topics covered: • Deployment and divorce: an in-depth analysis by relevant demographic and military characteristics. • Military couples and posttraumatic stress: interpersonally based behaviors and cognitions as mechanisms of individual and couple distress. • Warfare and parent care: armed conflict and the social logic of child and national protection. • Understanding the experiences of women and LGBT veterans in Department of Veterans Affairs care. • Risk and resilience factors in combat military health care providers. • Tangible, instrumental, and emotional support among homeless veterans. War and Family Life offers up-to-date understanding for mental health professionals who serve military families, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Summary Book Review Letters of a Family During the Civil War (Abridged, Annotated) by Georgeanna Woolsey Bacon:
Download or read book Letters of a Family During the Civil War (Abridged, Annotated) written by Georgeanna Woolsey Bacon and published by BIG BYTE BOOKS. This book was released on 2001 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the most remarkable collections of letters to come out of the American Civil War is this compilation by the Woolsey family. Educated, aware, and closely affectionate, the family exchanged and kept letters throughout the war. Included in the set are those from family members serving in hospitals, taking collections for soldiers at home, and a soldier serving on the front lines with Grant, Sheridan, and Meade. What was life like for those who watched their country rent by war? The desperate anxiety and despair of the early war and the hopeful expressions later on give a vivid and very human face to an event that, though long past, is still apart of who we are as Americans today. There is also humor and gossip, and an incredible awareness of what was going on in battles far from home. That the collection includes letters from various family members provides a view into Civil War life as no other. For less than you'd spend on gas going to the library, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.
Summary Book Review Family Histories of World War II by Róisín Healy:
Download or read book Family Histories of World War II written by Róisín Healy and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-10-07 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Expertly contextualized by two leading historians in the field, this unique collection offers 13 accounts of individual experiences of World War II from across Europe. It sees contributors describe their recent ancestors' experiences ranging from a Royal Air Force pilot captured in Yugoslavia and a Spanish communist in the French resistance to two young Jewish girls caught in the siege of Leningrad. Contributors draw upon a variety of sources, such as contemporary diaries and letters, unpublished postwar memoirs, video footage as well as conversations in the family setting. These chapters attest to the enormous impact that war stories of family members had on subsequent generations. The story of a father who survived Nazi captivity became a lesson in resilience for a daughter with personal difficulties, whereas the story of a grandfather who served the Nazis became a burden that divided the family. At its heart, Family Histories of World War II concerns human experiences in supremely difficult times and their meaning for subsequent generations.
Summary Book Review War on the Family by Renny Golden:
Download or read book War on the Family written by Renny Golden and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-18 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this timely book, renowned criminologist and activist Renny Golden sheds light on the women behind bars and the 350,000 children they leave behind. In exposing the fastest growing prison population-a direct result of Reagan's War on Drugs-Golden sets up new framework for thinking about how to address the situation of mothers in prison, the risks and needs of their children and the implications of current judicial policies.
Author :Willard W. Waller Publisher :University of Chicago Press Release Date :1970-10 ISBN 10 :0226871525 Pages :359 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (687 users download)
Summary Book Review Willard W. Waller on the Family, Education, and War by Willard W. Waller:
Download or read book Willard W. Waller on the Family, Education, and War written by Willard W. Waller and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1970-10 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Willard Waller (1899-1945) taught and wrote on sociology during the decades of its crystallization, the 1920s through the 1940s. He pursued sociological analysis in terms of intensive direct observation and humanistic detail as well as conceptual analysis. Waller's explorations of role behavior, especially in his writings on marriage and education, shocked academia and are still provocative today. In his direct, perceptive, often cynical style, he penetrated the facades of the most respected social institutions. He made use of the case study method; many of Waller's case studies were lifted directly from his own experiences, particularly from the agonies of his own divorce and from the disappointments of his initial teaching experience. He also drew fresh insights from the personal experiences of his colleagues and students, hardly a traditional procedure. This volume is the first unified presentation of Waller's writings, covering in depth his work on family, education, and war. It also includes his shorter, but equally vivid, discussions on social problems such as crime and on the conflict between insight and scientific method. Since Waller's private life was so intimately bound to his public work, an understanding of his personal history reveals much about the development and dilemma of sociologists in the United States. In their Introduction editors Goode, Mitchell, and Furstenberg reconstruct the life of this complex American thinker.
Summary Book Review The Case of the Chicago Family War by Anthony Wolff:
Download or read book The Case of the Chicago Family War written by Anthony Wolff and published by Author House. This book was released on 2014-05 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When family loyalty is given a monetary value, does it become like any other commodity - subject to market pressures that can be manipulated by greed and vanity? Can a single act of family corruption continue to benefit the descendants of the perpetrators and to harm the victims? The detectives must do more than solve the riddle of the original act of disloyalty and corruption, they must act to rectify an old wrong.
Summary Book Review The War Against the Family by William Douglas Gairdner:
Download or read book The War Against the Family written by William Douglas Gairdner and published by General Publishing Company Limited. This book was released on 1992 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Believing it is high time for someone to speak out in defense of the family, William Gairdner, the author of The Trouble with Canada, has turned his attention to what he calls the "civil war of values" that is weakening the soul of the family in Canada. Among his findings: Traditional marriage is being demoted in our children's textbooks as only one choice among many types of "family" relationships; Massive funding is given to radical lobby groups devoted to destroying the family, while those supporting it go begging; "Sex education," at one time the concern of families, has become the property of "sexologists" and peer groups; The mainline churches have abandoned souls for political causes and pagan theories; The law and the courts of the land are decimating the traditional privileges of the family in the name of individual "rights." In writing that is vigorous and compelling, Gairdner traces the war against the family to a political ideology springing from Plato, Rousseau, and a utopian liberalism that has become a caricature of itself, everywhere promoting rights but forgetting duties. Powered by this ideology, the modern State, eager for votes and hostile to freedom, effectively weakens the family unit, which it sees as a bastion of privacy, privilege, and authority. In The War Against the Family, Gairdner throws down the gauntlet, forcing into the open a much-needed debate about the future of the family in Western societies. The family of today and future generations are sure to benefit. - Jacket flap.
Summary Book Review The Readjustments to Wartime Living Made by Thirty Young Families in an Industrial Community by Evelyn Faye Miller:
Download or read book The Readjustments to Wartime Living Made by Thirty Young Families in an Industrial Community written by Evelyn Faye Miller and published by . This book was released on 1946 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review One Family's War by Patrick Mayhew:
Download or read book One Family's War written by Patrick Mayhew and published by Spellmount, Limited Publishers. This book was released on 1995 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1939, Lady Mayhew devised the 'Budget' which encouraged her family around the world to write to her at home in Norfolk, and she then sent copies of their letters to the other family members.
Summary Book Review The Iraq War Blog by Faiza Al-Araji:
Download or read book The Iraq War Blog written by Faiza Al-Araji and published by Second Chance Pub. This book was released on 2008 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author :United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Post-War Economic Policy and Planning Publisher : Release Date :1943 ISBN 10 :LOC:00183843928 Pages :2218 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review Post-war Economic Policy and Planning by United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Post-War Economic Policy and Planning:
Download or read book Post-war Economic Policy and Planning written by United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Post-War Economic Policy and Planning and published by . This book was released on 1943 with total page 2218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: