Summary Book Review Virginia and the Great War by Lynn Rainville:
Download or read book Virginia and the Great War written by Lynn Rainville and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-02-20 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Virginia played an important role during World War I, supplying the Allied forces with food, horses and steel in 1915 and 1916. After America entered the war in 1917, Virginians served in numerous military and civilian roles—Red Cross nurses, sailors, shipbuilders, pilots, stenographers and domestic gardeners. More than 100,000 were drafted—more than 3600 lost their lives. Almost every city and county lost men and women to the war. The author details the state’s manifold contributions to the war effort and presents a study of monuments erected after the war.
Author :Karen L. Levenback Publisher :Syracuse Studies on Peace and Release Date :1999-05 ISBN 10 :UOM:39015042823735 Pages :208 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review Virginia Woolf and the Great War by Karen L. Levenback:
Download or read book Virginia Woolf and the Great War written by Karen L. Levenback and published by Syracuse Studies on Peace and. This book was released on 1999-05 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Levenback (George Washington U.) examines Woolf's war consciousness and looks at how her sensitivity to representations of war in the popular press and authorized histories affected the development of characters in her fiction, nonfiction, and personal writings. Levenback's readings of Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Years are convincing in securing Woolf's position as a war novelist and thinker whose insights and writings anticipate current progressive theories on war social effects. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Summary Book Review The Great War and the Language of Modernism by Vincent Sherry:
Download or read book The Great War and the Language of Modernism written by Vincent Sherry and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2003-04-10 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the expressions "Lost Generation" and "The Men of 1914," the major authors of modernism designated the overwhelming effect the First World War exerted on their era. Literary critics have long employed the same phrases in an attempt to place a radically experimental, specifically modernist writing in its formative, historical setting. What real basis did that Great War provide for the verbal inventiveness of modernist poetry and fiction? Does the literature we bring under this heading respond directly to that provocation, and, if so, what historical memories or revelations can be heard to stir in these words? Vincent Sherry reopens these long unanswered questions by focusing attention on the public culture of the English war. He reads the discourses through which the Liberal party constructed its cause, its Great Campaign. A breakdown in the established language of liberal modernity--the idioms of public reason and civic rationality--marked the sizable crisis this event represents in the mainstream traditions of post-Reformation Europe. If modernist writing characteristically attempts to challenge the standard values of Enlightenment rationalism, this study recovers the historical cultural setting of its most substantial and daring opportunity. And this moment was the occasion for great artistic innovations in the work of Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound. Combining the records of political journalism and popular intellectual culture with abundant visual illustration, Vincent Sherry provides the framework for new interpretations of the major texts of Woolf, Eliot, and Pound. With its relocation of the verbal imagination of modernism in the context of the English war, The Great War and the Language of Modernism restores the historical content and depth of this literature, revealing its most daunting import.
Summary Book Review The Great War by Kellen Kurschinski:
Download or read book The Great War written by Kellen Kurschinski and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2015-10-23 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Great War: From Memory to History offers a new look at the multiple ways the Great War has been remembered and commemorated through the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Drawing on contributions from history, cultural studies, film, and literary studies this collection offers fresh perspectives on the Great War and its legacy at the local, national, and international levels. More importantly, it showcases exciting new research on the experiences and memories of “forgotten” participants who have often been ignored in dominant narratives or national histories. Contributors to this international study highlight the transnational character of memory-making in the Great War’s aftermath. No single memory of the war has prevailed, but many symbols, rituals, and expressions of memory connect seemingly disparate communities and wartime experiences. With groundbreaking new research on the role of Aboriginal peoples, ethnic minorities, women, artists, historians, and writers in shaping these expressions of memory, this book will be of great interest to readers from a variety of national and academic backgrounds.
Summary Book Review Great War and Women's Consciousness by Claire M. Tylee:
Download or read book Great War and Women's Consciousness written by Claire M. Tylee and published by Springer. This book was released on 1989-12-15 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The literary memory of the Great War is dominated by the writings of Sassoon and Owen, Graves and Blunden. The voice is a male voice. This book is a study of what women wrote about militarism and world war 1
Summary Book Review Modernism, Male Friendship, and the First World War by Sarah Cole:
Download or read book Modernism, Male Friendship, and the First World War written by Sarah Cole and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-08-28 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cole examines the rich history of masculine intimacy in the twentieth century. She foregrounds such crucial themes as broken friendships, blood brotherhood, and the bereavement of the war poet. Cole argues that these dramas of compelling and often tortured male friendship have generated a particular voice within the literary canon.
Summary Book Review Dixie's Great War by John Giggie:
Download or read book Dixie's Great War written by John Giggie and published by War, Memory, and Culture. This book was released on 2020-12-15 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examining the First World War through the lens of the American South How did World War I affect the American South? Did southerners experience the war in a particular way? How did regional considerations and, more generally, southern values and culture impact the wider war effort? Was there a distinctive southern experience of WWI? Scholars considered these questions during "Dixie's Great War," a symposium held at the University of Alabama in October 2017 to commemorate the centenary of the American intervention in the war. With the explicit intent of exploring iterations of the Great War as experienced in the American South and by its people, organizers John M. Giggie and Andrew J. Huebner also sought to use historical discourse as a form of civic engagement designed to facilitate a community conversation about the meanings of the war. Giggie and Huebner structured the panels thematically around military, social, and political approaches to the war to encourage discussion and exchanges between panelists and the public alike. Drawn from transcriptions of the day's discussions and lightly edited to preserve the conversational tone and mix of professional and public voices, Dixie's Great War: World War I and the American South captures the process of historians at work with the public, pushing and probing general understandings of the past, uncovering and reflecting on the deeper truths and lessons of the Great War--this time, through the lens of the South. This volume also includes an introduction featuring a survey of recent literature dealing with regional aspects of WWI and a discussion of the centenary commemorations of the war. An afterword by noted historian Jay Winter places "Dixie's Great War"--the symposium and this book--within the larger framework of commemoration, emphasizing the vital role such forums perform in creating space and opportunity for scholars and the public alike to assess and understand the shifting ground between cultural memory and the historical record.
Summary Book Review Selling the Great War by Alan Axelrod:
Download or read book Selling the Great War written by Alan Axelrod and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2009-03-03 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The riveting, untold story of George Creel and the Committee on Public Information -- the first and only propaganda initiative sanctioned by the U.S. government. When the people of the United States were reluctant to enter World War I, maverick journalist George Creel created a committee at President Woodrow Wilson's request to sway the tide of public opinion. The Committee on Public Information monopolized every medium and avenue of communication with the goal of creating a nation of enthusiastic warriors for democracy. Forging a path that would later be studied and retread by such characters as Adolf Hitler, the Committee revolutionized the techniques of governmental persuasion, changing the course of history. Selling the War is the story of George Creel and the epoch-making agency he built and led. It will tell how he came to build the and how he ran it, using the emerging industries of mass advertising and public relations to convince isolationist Americans to go to war. It was a force whose effects were felt throughout the twentieth century and continue to be felt, perhaps even more strongly, today. In this compelling and original account, Alan Axelrod offers a fascinating portrait of America on the cusp of becoming a world power and how its first and most extensive propaganda machine attained unprecedented results.
Author :Ralf Schneider Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2021-09-20 ISBN 10 :9783110422559 Pages :540 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (255 users download)
Summary Book Review Handbook of British Literature and Culture of the First World War by Ralf Schneider:
Download or read book Handbook of British Literature and Culture of the First World War written by Ralf Schneider and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2021-09-20 with total page 540 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The First World War has given rise to a multifaceted cultural production like no other historical event. This handbook surveys British literature and film about the war from 1914 until today. The continuing interest in World War I highlights the interdependence of war experience, the imaginative re-creation of that experience in writing, and individual as well as collective memory. In the first part of the handbook, the major genres of war writing and film are addressed, including of course poetry and the novel, but also the short story; furthermore, it is shown how our conception of the Great War is broadened when looked at from the perspective of gender studies and post-colonial criticism. The chapters in the second part present close readings of important contributions to the literary and filmic representation of World War I in Great Britain. All in all, the contributions demonstrate how the opposing forces of focusing and canon-formation on the one hand, and broadening and revision of the canon on the other, have characterised British literature and culture of the First World War.
Summary Book Review American Sports and the Great War by Peter C. Stewart:
Download or read book American Sports and the Great War written by Peter C. Stewart and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-02-26 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on newspaper accounts, college yearbooks and the recollections of veterans, this book examines the impact of World War I on sports in the U.S. As young men entered the military in large numbers, many colleges initially considered suspending athletics but soon turned to the idea of using sports to build morale and physical readiness. Recruits, mostly in their twenties, ended up playing more baseball and football than they would have in peacetime. Though most college athletes volunteered for military duty, others replaced them so that the reduction of competition was not severe. Pugilism gained participants as several million men learned how to box.
Summary Book Review Montanans in the Great War: Open Warfare Over There by Ken Robison:
Download or read book Montanans in the Great War: Open Warfare Over There written by Ken Robison and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2019-09 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: World War I continued with fury in the spring of 1918 as American Yanks endeavored to play the key role in stemming the German tide. Montana's Marines suffered the bloodiest day in their history as they became "Devil Dogs," charging through hell on earth at Belleau Wood. Locals in the Wild West Division stormed "over the top" into the Argonne Forest, while nurses, "hello girls," Navy Yeomanettes and YMCA workers blazed new gender roles. And young Seaman Mike Mansfield, future legendary senator, served on convoy duty against lurking German U-boats. Award-winning historian Ken Robison illuminates the story of young and vibrant Montanans of all ethnicities as they fought for elusive democracy, at home and abroad, in this world war to end all wars.
Author :Alice Kelly Publisher :Edinburgh University Press Release Date :2020-07-06 ISBN 10 :9781474459921 Pages :304 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (992 users download)
Summary Book Review Commemorative Modernisms by Alice Kelly:
Download or read book Commemorative Modernisms written by Alice Kelly and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2020-07-06 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides the first sustained study of women's literary representations of death and the culture of war commemoration that underlies British and American literary modernism.
Author :Elizabeth A. Sudduth Publisher :Univ of South Carolina Press Release Date :2005 ISBN 10 :1570035903 Pages :428 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (3 users download)
Summary Book Review The Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection at the University of South Carolina by Elizabeth A. Sudduth:
Download or read book The Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War Collection at the University of South Carolina written by Elizabeth A. Sudduth and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bruccoli Great War Collection at the University of South Carolina: An Illustrated Catalogue provides a reference tool for the study of one of the great watershed moments in history on both sides of the Atlantic serving historians, researchers, and collectors.
Author :Martin Löschnigg Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2014-10-14 ISBN 10 :9783110391527 Pages :466 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.9/5 (152 users download)
Summary Book Review The Great War in Post-Memory Literature and Film by Martin Löschnigg:
Download or read book The Great War in Post-Memory Literature and Film written by Martin Löschnigg and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2014-10-14 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The twenty-seven original contributions to this volume investigate the ways in which the First World War has been commemorated and represented internationally in prose fiction, drama, film, docudrama and comics from the 1960s until the present. The volume thus provides a comprehensive survey of the cultural memory of the war as reflected in various media across national cultures, addressing the complex connections between the cultural post-memory of the war and its mediation. In four sections, the essays investigate (1) the cultural legacy of the Great War (including its mythology and iconography); (2) the implications of different forms and media for representing the war; (3) ‘national’ memories, foregrounding the differences in post-memory representations and interpretations of the Great War, and (4) representations of the Great War within larger temporal or spatial frameworks, focusing specifically on the ideological dimensions of its ‘remembrance’ in historical, socio-political, gender-oriented, and post-colonial contexts.
Summary Book Review Siegfried Sassoon - The First Complete Biography of One of Our Greatest War Poets by John S Roberts:
Download or read book Siegfried Sassoon - The First Complete Biography of One of Our Greatest War Poets written by John S Roberts and published by Metro Publishing. This book was released on 2015-02-28 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Siegfried Sassoon is mostly remembered for the devastating poetry he wrote during World War One as a result of leading his troops "over the top" to certain death. This episode in his life--when he was sent to military hospital suffering from shell-shock and his heroic return to the Front--is covered extensively in his own writing, and has overshadowed his later literary output. But his more mature poetry is resuscitated in this sensitive, exhaustively researched biography. As well as recounting the friendships "Siggy" famously had with fellow poets Robert Graves and Wilfred Owen, Roberts delves into the more private arena of Sassoon's covert homosexuality and his ill-fated marriage. We learn about Sassoon the passionate golfer and bloodthirsty fox-hunter, all of which adds greater depth to this complex man. Roberts also digs deep into his subject's psyche to reveal a fixation with father figures which started during the War when he was under analysis (and arose from the early death of his father); and uncovers new sources of information concerning Sassoon's conversion to Catholicism. This fresh material means that the earlier life is somewhat neglected, but, then, as Sassoon himself said "My real biography is my poetry."
Summary Book Review Walk in Hell (The Great War, Book Two) by Harry Turtledove:
Download or read book Walk in Hell (The Great War, Book Two) written by Harry Turtledove and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2006-07-25 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Harry Turtledove [is] probably the best-known practitioner of alternate history working today.”—American Heritage The year is 1915, and the world is convulsing. Though the Confederacy has defeated its northern enemy twice, this time the United States has allied with the Kaiser. In the South, the freed slaves, fueled by Marxist rhetoric and the bitterness of a racist nation, take up the weapons of the Red rebellion. Despite these advantages, the United States remains pinned between Canada and the Confederate States of America, so the bloody conflict continues and grows. Both presidents—Theodore Roosevelt of the Union and staunch Confederate Woodrow Wilson—are stubbornly determined to lead their nations to victory, at any cost. . .
Summary Book Review Modernism, History and the First World War by Trudi Tate:
Download or read book Modernism, History and the First World War written by Trudi Tate and published by Humanities-Ebooks. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing upon medical journals, newspapers, propaganda, military histories, and other writings of the day, Modernism, History and the First World War reads such writers as Woolf, HD, Ford, Faulkner, Kipling, and Lawrence alongside fiction and memoirs of soldiers and nurses who served in the war. This ground breaking blend of cultural history and close readings shows how modernism after 1914 emerges as a strange but important form of war writing, and was profoundly engaged with its own troubled history.