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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780300140439
Pages : 276 pages
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Download or read book Demobbed written by Alan Allport and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Snapshots of gaiety and celebration - the street parties, the victory speeches - are how some people think of Britain in 1945. But the years following the end of World War II were far from a 'golden age' of pride and self-confidence. This title presents the real story of what happened when millions of ex-servicemen returned home.

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Writing War in the Twentieth Century


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Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN 10 : 0813919924
Pages : 300 pages
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Summary Book Review Writing War in the Twentieth Century by Margot Norris:

Download or read book Writing War in the Twentieth Century written by Margot Norris and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The twentieth century will be remembered for great innovation in two particular areas: art and culture, and technological advancement. Much of its prodigious technical inventiveness, however, was pressed into service in the conduct of warfare. Why, asks Margot Norris, did violence and suffering on such an immense scale fail to arouse artistic and cultural expressions powerful enough to prevent the recurrence of these horrors? Why was art not more successful—through its use of dramatic, emotionally charged material, its ability to stir imagination and arouse empathy and outrage—in producing an alternative to the military logic that legitimates war? Military argument in the twentieth century has been fortified by the authority of the rationalism that we attribute to science, Norris argues. Warfare is therefore legitimized by powerful discourses that art's own arsenal of styles and genres has limited power to counter. Art's difficulty in representing the violent death of entire generations or populations has been particularly acute. Choosing works that have become representative of their historically violent moment, Norris explores not only their aesthetic strategies and perspectives but also the nature of the power they wield and the ethical engagements they enable or impede. She begins by mapping the altered ethical terrain of modern technological warfare, with its increasing targeting of civilian populations for destruction. She then proceeds historically with chapters on the trench poetry and modernist poetry of World War I, Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms and Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, both the book and the film of Schindler's List, the conflicting historical stories of the Manhattan Project, a comparison of American and Japanese accounts of Hiroshima, Francis Ford Coppola's film Apocalypse Now, and the effects of press censorship in the Persian Gulf War. By looking at the whole span of the century's writing on war, Norris provides a fascinating critique of art's ethical power and limitations, along with its participation in—as well as protest against—the suffering that human beings have brought upon themselves.

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Intersections of Gender, Class, and Race in the Long Nineteenth Century and Beyond


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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9783319967707
Pages : 328 pages
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Summary Book Review Intersections of Gender, Class, and Race in the Long Nineteenth Century and Beyond by Barbara Leonardi:

Download or read book Intersections of Gender, Class, and Race in the Long Nineteenth Century and Beyond written by Barbara Leonardi and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-12-29 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the intersections of gender with class and race in the construction of national and imperial ideologies and their fluid transformation from the Romantic to the Victorian period and beyond, exposing how these cultural constructions are deeply entangled with the family metaphor. For example, by examining the re-signification of the “angel in the house” and the deviant woman in the context of unstable or contingent masculinities and across discourses of class and nation, the volume contributes to a more nuanced understanding of British cultural constructions in the long nineteenth century. The central idea is to unearth the historical roots of the family metaphor in the construction of national and imperial ideologies, and to uncover the interests served by its specific discursive formation. The book explores both male and female stereotypes, enabling a more perceptive comparison, enriched with a nuanced reflection on the construction and social function of class.

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Veteran Poetics


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ISBN 10 : 9781107195936
Pages : 330 pages
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Summary Book Review Veteran Poetics by Kate McLoughlin:

Download or read book Veteran Poetics written by Kate McLoughlin and published by . This book was released on 2018-05-24 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Illustrates how war veterans have been used in British literature since the 1790s to explore being, knowing and storytelling.

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Publisher : Policy Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781847426192
Pages : 256 pages
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Summary Book Review Unmasking age by Bytheway, Bill:

Download or read book Unmasking age written by Bytheway, Bill and published by Policy Press. This book was released on 2011-06-29 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is age? A simple question but not that easy to answer. 'Unmasking Age' addresses it using data from a series of research projects relating to later life. This is supplemented by material from a range of other sources including diaries and fiction. Drawing on a long career in social research, Bill Bytheway critically examines various methods and discusses ways of uncovering the realities of age.

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You Never Know


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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 10 : 9781444752755
Pages : 304 pages
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Summary Book Review You Never Know by Claire Lorrimer:

Download or read book You Never Know written by Claire Lorrimer and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-01-30 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The incredible autobiography from Claire Lorrimer, bestselling romance novelist and daughter of 'Queen of Romance' Denise Robins. You Never Know is former WAAF officer and bestselling novelist Claire Lorrimer's autobiography, containing a graphic description of the six years she spent doing vitally secret work as a WAAF in the Fighter Command Filter Rooms in World War Two. It is the fascinating story of a life overflowing with adventure, humour, tragedy, love, joy and disasters. Claire paints vivid images of her childhood when her mother, the famous author Denise Robins, entertained pre-and post-war literati at her weekend country house parties. Armed with an old typewriter, a vivid imagination and a passion for life, Claire started writing books during the war. She has had a remarkable career and You Never Know is the intriguing story of a long and extraordinary life.

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A Stockport Trilogy


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Publisher : AuthorHouse
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ISBN 10 : 9781481769617
Pages : 242 pages
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Summary Book Review A Stockport Trilogy by Kenneth Gibbons:

Download or read book A Stockport Trilogy written by Kenneth Gibbons and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2013-07-15 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the author's story from 1925 to 1949. In it he relived many memories of his childhood, some happy, some sad, some frightening, and many memories of his parents.

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Renegotiating First World War Memory


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000294934
Pages : 280 pages
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Summary Book Review Renegotiating First World War Memory by Ashley Garber:

Download or read book Renegotiating First World War Memory written by Ashley Garber and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-07-05 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First World War-based ex-servicemen’s organisations found themselves facing an existential crisis with the onset of the Second World War. This book examines how two such groups, the British and American Legions, adapted cognitively to the emergence of yet another world war and its veterans in the years 1938 through 1946. With collective identities and socio-political programmes based in First World War memory, both Legions renegotiated existing narratives of that war and the lessons they derived from those narratives as they responded to the unfolding Second World War in real time. Using the previous war as a "learning experience" for the new one privileged certain understandings of that conflict over others, inflecting its meaning for each Legion moving forward. Breaking the Second World War down into its constituent events to trace the evolution of First World War memory through everyday invocations, this unprecedented comparison of the British and American Legions illuminates the ways in which differing international, national, and organisational contexts intersected to shape this process as well as the common factors affecting it in both groups. The book will appeal most to researchers of the ex-service movement, First World War memory, and the cultural history of the Second World War.

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Southern Africa News Features


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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105073312568
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Cheer Up!


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Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
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ISBN 10 : 9781783274994
Pages : 395 pages
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Summary Book Review Cheer Up! by Adrian Wright:

Download or read book Cheer Up! written by Adrian Wright and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2020 with total page 395 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cheer Up! is the first book to deal exclusively with the British musical film from the very beginning of talking pictures in the late 1920s through the Depression of the 1930s up to the end of World War II. The upsurge in production at British studios from 1929 onwards marked the real birth of a genre whose principal purpose was to entertain the British public. This endeavour was deeply affected by the very many emigres escaping Nazi Germany, who flooded into the British film industry during this decade, as the genre tried to establish itself. The British musical film in the 1930s reflects a richness of interest. Studios initially flirted with filming what were essentially stage productions plucked from the West End theatre but soon learned that importing a foreign star was a box-office boost. Major musical stars including Jessie Matthews, Richard Tauber and George Formby established themselves during this period. From its beginning, the British musical film captured some of the most notable music-hall performers on screen, and its obsession with music-hall persisted throughout the war years. Other films married popular and classical music with social issues of poverty and unemployment, a message of social integration that long preceded the efforts of the Ealing studios to encourage a sense of social cohesion in post-war Britain. The treatmentof the films discussed is linear, each film dealt with in order of its release date, and allowing for an engaging narrative packed with encyclopaedic information. ADRIAN WRIGHT is a performer, novelist and writer. Hisprevious books with Boydell include A Tanner's Worth of Tune: Rediscovering the Post-War British Musical (2010), West End Broadway: The Golden Age of the American Musical in London (2012) and Must Close Saturday: The Decline and Fall of the British Musical Flop (2017). He has previously written on the subject of film music in his biography of William Alwyn, The Innumerable Dance (2008), and his fiction includes the Francis and Gordon Jones Mysteries series: The Voice of Doom, The Coming Day and Forget Me Not.

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The Oxford Handbook of Gender, War, and the Western World since 1600


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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780199948727
Pages : 640 pages
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Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of Gender, War, and the Western World since 1600 written by Karen Hagemann and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-10-30 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To date, the history of military and war has focused predominantly on men as historical agents, disregarding gender and its complex interrelationships with war and the military. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, War, and the Western World since 1600 investigates how conceptions of gender have contributed to the shaping of war and the military and were transformed by them. Covering the major periods in warfare since the seventeenth century, the Handbook focuses on Europe and the long-term processes of colonization and empire-building in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Australia. Thirty-two essays written by leading international scholars explore the cultural representations of war and the military, war mobilization, and war experiences at home and on the battle front. Essays address the gendered aftermath and memories of war, as well as gendered war violence. Essays also examine movements to regulate and prevent warfare, the consequences of participation in the military for citizenship, and challenges to ideals of Western military masculinity posed by female, gay, and lesbian soldiers and colonial soldiers of color. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, War, and the Western World since 1600 offers an authoritative account of the intricate relationships between gender, warfare, and military culture across time and space.

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In the Mood


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Publisher : In The Mood
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ISBN 10 : 9781425982515
Pages : 428 pages
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Summary Book Review In the Mood by Paul Hupton:

Download or read book In the Mood written by Paul Hupton and published by In The Mood. This book was released on 2007 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The death of John and Betty Laine in 1943 at the height of the 2nd World War initiates a chain of events stretching over 42 years that would include murder, child abuse and sexual blackmail. The story begins in 1985. A case involving drugs and the death of a police colleague in a burning building awakens a buried nightmare that threatens the sanity of New Scotland Yard Detective, Philip Graves. Grave's enforced leave comes just as he receives news that his father, a retired police sergeant, has been viciously attacked in what is thought to be a random assault. Still haunted by the burning death of his partner, he returns home determined to know the facts about his father's attack. Graves quickly learns of his father's involvement in an unusual case concerning the 25-year old mummified body of a man found encased inside a bridge column. His father has more than a passing interest in the case and Graves questions the connection between the case and his father's assault. Over the days that follow Graves conducts his own investigation, learning the identity of the mummified man and that he apparently died in 1953, along with 3 other men in a fire at Harrington Orphanage. "How does a corpse from 1953 become a corpse again in 1960?" Graves asks himself. Graves slowly pieces together the past for each victim. He learns that his father's assault is connected with the body in the bridge, but the reason stems from the past, to a time when twin boys were left in the care of Harrington orphanage following the death of their parents, John and Betty Laine. Graves unearths facts that he wished were left buried in the past, facts that would change his own life and everything that he understood to be true.

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Working in a world of hurt


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Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781784992422
Pages : 280 pages
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Summary Book Review Working in a world of hurt by Carol Acton:

Download or read book Working in a world of hurt written by Carol Acton and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2015-07-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Working in a world of hurt fills a significant gap in the studies of the psychological trauma wrought by war. It focuses not on soldiers, but on the men and women who fought to save them in casualty clearing stations, hospitals and prison camps. The writings by doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and other medical personnel reveal the spectrum of their responses that range from breakdown to resilience. Through a rich analysis of both published and unpublished personal from the First World War in the early twentieth century to Iraq in the early twenty-first, Acton and Potter put centre stage the letters, diaries, memoirs and weblogs that have chronicled physical and emotional suffering, many for the first time. Wide-ranging in scope, interdisciplinary in method, and written in a scholarly yet accessible style, Working in a world of hurt is essential reading for lecturers and students as well as the general reader.

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Writings of Persuasion and Dissonance in the Great War


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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 10 : 9789004314924
Pages : 276 pages
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Download or read book Writings of Persuasion and Dissonance in the Great War written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-03-31 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focussing on specific writers and texts, Writings of Persuasion and Dissonance in the Great War examines literary responses to the Great War. It underscores the futility of imposing a single perspective on such response and also enquires into the uncertainties of memory.

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The Shop Girls


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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 10 : 9780751554977
Pages : 336 pages
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Summary Book Review The Shop Girls by Ellee Seymour:

Download or read book The Shop Girls written by Ellee Seymour and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-09-25 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For Eve, Irene, Betty and Rosemary, working at the exclusive Heyworth's department store in Cambridge is a dream come true. Once the girls step inside the elegant building - surrounded by luxurious dresses and beautiful accessories - the hardships of their own lives are temporarily forgotten. Serving a variety of curious customers, from glamorous gypsy queens to genuine royalty and stuffy academics to the city's fashionable elite, the store is a place where these young women can forge successful careers, under the ever-watchful eye of flamboyant owner Mr Heyworth. Set against the backdrop of the closing years of the Second World War, and moving into the 1950s, The Shop Girls perfectly captures the camaraderie and friendship of four ambitious young women working together in a store that offered them an escape from the drudgery of their wartime childhoods. Each of the girls' stories will be individually published from July 2014 in fortnightly serialised ebooks, leading up to the release of the complete edition (with bonus material) in September.

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British Paratrooper 1940–45


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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781472805133
Pages : 64 pages
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Download or read book British Paratrooper 1940–45 written by Rebecca Skinner and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-01-20 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inspired by the exploits of the German Fallschirmjäger in the blitzkrieg campaigns, Winston Churchill called for the formation of a 5,000-strong Airborne Force in June 1940. From these beginnings The Parachute Regiment became one of the foremost units of the British Army both in World War II and up to the present day. This new history of the British Paratrooper, from 1940 to 1945, details the unique training, weapons and equipment used by these elite troops. A wealth of first-hand and until now unpublished materials brings the history of the ordinary paratrooper to life, drawing on the author's position as a former curator of the Regimental Museum. Illustrations and photographs illuminate the equipment and combat performance of the elite 'Paras' in the context of some of the most significant campaigns of World War II, including D-Day and Operation Market-Garden.

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Dear Cedric ...


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Publisher : FriesenPress
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ISBN 10 : 9781460207574
Pages : 400 pages
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Download or read book Dear Cedric ... written by Patricia Cooper and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2012-10 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is 1940, the Blitz is raging over London and other key cities in Britain and tens of thousands of children are being evacuated to safe havens, both within the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Patricia is six-years-old when she is squirrelled away in an evacuation school located deep in the heart of Shropshire. She is left there with the promise from her parents that "the war will be over very soon and then you can come home." The "very soon" lengthens into five long years. "Dear Cedric . . . " chronicles the challenges, adventures and misadventures, the triumphs, tragedies and angst that face Patricia, her friends and fellow classmates during those years of separation from their families. When VE day finally comes, Patricia has to face another separation from her Normanhurst 'family' and the woman who has become her surrogate parent, mentor and friend.