Home Front Book
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Home Front

  • Author : Kristin Hannah
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Date : 2012-01-31
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781429942218

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In her bestselling novels Kristin Hannah has plumbed the depths of friendship, the loyalty of sisters, and the secrets mothers keep. Now, in her most emotionally powerful story yet, she explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife, in love and at war. All marriages have a breaking point. All families have wounds. All wars have a cost. . . . Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life---children, careers, bills, chores---even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm's way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls. As a mother, it agonizes Jolene to leave her family, but as a solider she has always understood the true meaning of duty. In her letters home, she paints a rose-colored version of her life on the front lines, shielding her family from the truth. But war will change Jolene in ways that none of them could have foreseen. When tragedy strikes, Michael must face his darkest fear and fight a battle of his own---for everything that matters to his family. At once a profoundly honest look at modern marriage and a dramatic exploration of the toll war takes on an ordinary American family, Home Front is a story of love, loss, heroism, honor, and ultimately, hope.

All Quiet on the Home Front Book

All Quiet on the Home Front

  • Author : Richard Van Emden
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Date : 2017-04-30
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781473891968

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The truth about the sacrifice and suffering on the home front during World War I is rarely discussed. In this book, some of the oldest men and women in the country speak about experiences and events that have remained buried for 85 years. Their testimony shows the same candor and courage we have become accustomed to hearing from veterans of the western front. Those interviewed include a survivor of a Zeppelin raid on Hull in 1915, a Welsh munitions worker recruited as a girl, and a woman rescued from a bombed school after five days. There are also accounts of rural famine, bereavement and the effects on families back home, and even the story of a woman who planned to kill her family to save them further suffering.

Soldiers on the Home Front Book

Soldiers on the Home Front

  • Author : William C. Banks
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Date : 2016-01-04
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 9780674495418

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When crisis requires U.S troops to deploy on American soil, the nation depends on a rich body of law to establish lines of authority, guard civil liberties, and protect democratic institutions. William Banks and Stephen Dycus analyze the military’s domestic role as it is shaped by law, and ask what we must learn and do before the next crisis.

Fighting on the Home Front Book
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Fighting on the Home Front

  • Author : Kate Adie
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Date : 2013-09-26
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781444759709

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In 1914 the world changed forever. When World War One broke out and a generation of men went off to fight, bestselling author 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. Former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie 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.

Bear on the Homefront Book
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Bear on the Homefront

  • Author : Stephanie Innes
  • Publisher : Pajama Press Inc.
  • Date : 2014-09-01
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781927485132

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Relates the true story of two children who journey from Britain to their host family's farm in Canada to escape the dangers at home during World War II, and the very special stuffed teddy bear that helps ease their anxiety.

Churchill on the Home Front  1900   1955 Book

Churchill on the Home Front 1900 1955

  • Author : Paul Addison
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Date : 2013-01-17
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN : 9780571296408

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'The best one-volume study of Churchill yet available.' David Cannadine, Observer 'Magisterial.' Vernon Bogdanor, New Statesman 'A tour de force... A masterly chronicle of Churchill as a domestic figure rather than as the bulldog wartime leader, and one of the most subtle portraits of him as a politician. Addison revises the view of Churchill as uninterested and out of his depth in domestic affairs, painting instead a nuanced picture of a canny parliamentarian. Churchill changed parties twice but managed to accomplish the change, writes Addison, 'with exceptional dexterity', making it appear as if he were maintaining his principles while the parties changed theirs... Addison's most interesting assertion is that the rise of Hitler saved Churchill from drifting into right-wing irrelevance. Most impressively, Addison doesn't settle for easy classifications, admitting that 'Churchill... is a man of whom almost everything that can be said is true in part.'' Kirkus Review

The Home Front Encyclopedia Book
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The Home Front Encyclopedia

  • Author : James Ciment
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 2007
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 1478
  • ISBN : 9781576078495

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An encyclopedia of life on the home front during the two world wars provides biographical profiles, articles on all aspects of life during the era, chronologies of important events, and primary source documents.

Sport and the Home Front Book

Sport and the Home Front

  • Author : Matthew Taylor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2020-06-22
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 9781000071368

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Sport and the Home Front contributes in significant and original ways to our understanding of the social and cultural history of the Second World War. It explores the complex and contested treatment of sport in government policy, media representations and the everyday lives of wartime citizens. Acknowledged as a core component of British culture, sport was also frequently criticised, marginalised and downplayed, existing in a constant state of tension between notions of normality and exceptionality, routine and disruption, the everyday and the extraordinary. The author argues that sport played an important, yet hitherto neglected, role in maintaining the morale of the British people and providing a reassuring sense of familiarity at a time of mass anxiety and threat. Through the conflict, sport became increasingly regarded as characteristic of Britishness; a symbol of the ‘ordinary’ everyday lives in defence of which the war was being fought. Utilised to support the welfare of war workers, the entertainment of service personnel at home and abroad and the character formation of schoolchildren and young citizens, sport permeated wartime culture, contributing to new ways in which the British imagined the past, present and future. Using a wide range of personal and public records – from diary writing and club minute books to government archives – this book breaks new ground in both the history of the British home front and the history of sport.

The Home Front Book

The Home Front

  • Author : D W Hanneken
  • Publisher : Ten16 Press
  • Date : 2021-01-26
  • Category :
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : 1645381277

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Set in rural Wisconsin during 1944-1945, this story centers around Maggie Wentworth, a wife, mother and farmer who struggles to keep her life in balance after her physically abusive husband is shipped to Europe during WWII. She has to deal with the challenges of an aging father, a young son, and the temptation of an attractive German POW.

Hardball on the Home Front Book

Hardball on the Home Front

  • Author : Craig Allen Cleve
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Date : 2004-10-15
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN : 9780786418978

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More than 5000 major and minor league ballplayers left the baseball diamond to serve in World War II, but President Roosevelt insisted that baseball go on to boost the country's morale. More than 400 replacement players made their major league debuts between 1943 and 1945, among them Sal Maglie, Andy Pafko, Red Schoendienst and Stan Musial. The true story of wartime baseball rests mostly with the players whose careers were not so well remembered. The author highlights nine - Frank Mancuso, Ford Mullen, Ed Carnett, Lee Pfund, George Hausmann, Cy Buker, Bill Lefebvre, Eddie Basinski, and Nick Strincevich - who share their memories of being called up to play in the majors, and their feelings about providing relief to thousands of Americans during the war years.

Alice at the Home Front Book

Alice at the Home Front

  • Author : Mardiyah A. Tarantino
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Date : 2011-12-22
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1462068014

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In Providence, Rhode Island, at the height of World War II , feisty and intrepid eleven-year-old Alicewhose father and uncle are fighting in the waris determined to make her own contribution to the war effort. Despite her mothers disapproval, Alice dreams of gaining recognition as an airplane spotter. She works hard at learning to recognize US and enemy planes, hoping someday to earn a medal for sighting a German Messerschmitt. When she is not spotting planes, folding bandages at the Red Cross, or preparing the house for air raids, Alice daydreams she is a heroine, sitting in a cockpit patrolling the shores and reporting enemy subs with Jimmy, her former playmate, who has joined the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). Sometimes she trails potential spies through the city of Providence. One day, her fantasy world crumbles when she learns that Jimmys plane has disappeared in bad weather. As the days go by without news, Alice is devastated and angry at the CAP when they put off the search. Will they find Jimmys plane, and, if they do, will he still be alive?

On the Home Front Book

On the Home Front

  • Author : Kate Darian-Smith
  • Publisher : Melbourne Univ. Publishing
  • Date : 2009-04-01
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0522859259

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What really happened on the Australian home front during the Second World War? For the people of Melbourne these were years of social dislocation and increased government interference in all aspects of daily life. On the Home Front is the story of their work, leisure, relationships and their fears—for by 1942 the city was pitted with air raid trenches, and in the half-light of the brownout Melburnians awaited a Japanese invasion. As women left the home to replace men in factories and offices, the traditional roles of mothers and wives were challenged. The presence of thousands of American soldiers in Melbourne raised new questions about Australian nationalism and identity, and the 'carnival spirit' of many on the home front created anxiety about the issues of drunkenness, gambling and sexuality. Kate Darian-Smith's classic and evocative study of Melbourne in wartime draws upon the memories of men and women who lived through those turbulent years when society grappled with the tensions between a restrictive government and new opportunities for social and sexual freedoms.

Concentration Camps on the Home Front Book

Concentration Camps on the Home Front

  • Author : John Howard
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Date : 2009-05-15
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9780226354774

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Without trial and without due process, the United States government locked up nearly all of those citizens and longtime residents who were of Japanese descent during World War II. Ten concentration camps were set up across the country to confine over 120,000 inmates. Almost 20,000 of them were shipped to the only two camps in the segregated South—Jerome and Rohwer in Arkansas—locations that put them right in the heart of a much older, long-festering system of racist oppression. The first history of these Arkansas camps, Concentration Camps on the Home Front is an eye-opening account of the inmates’ experiences and a searing examination of American imperialism and racist hysteria. While the basic facts of Japanese-American incarceration are well known, John Howard’s extensive research gives voice to those whose stories have been forgotten or ignored. He highlights the roles of women, first-generation immigrants, and those who forcefully resisted their incarceration by speaking out against dangerous working conditions and white racism. In addition to this overlooked history of dissent, Howard also exposes the government’s aggressive campaign to Americanize the inmates and even convert them to Christianity. After the war ended, this movement culminated in the dispersal of the prisoners across the nation in a calculated effort to break up ethnic enclaves. Howard’s re-creation of life in the camps is powerful, provocative, and disturbing. Concentration Camps on the Home Front rewrites a notorious chapter in American history—a shameful story that nonetheless speaks to the strength of human resilience in the face of even the most grievous injustices.

Christmas on the Home Front Book

Christmas on the Home Front

  • Author : Mike Brown
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Date : 2004-10-28
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780752495484

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Drawing upon personal recollections, contemporary Mass Observation reports, newspaper articles and advertisements, personal and archive photographs, Mike Brown and Carol Harris look at each wartime Christmas on the British Home Front, from 1939 to 1944.

The Light Over London Book
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The Light Over London

  • Author : Julia Kelly
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2019-01-08
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781501172922

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Reminiscent of Martha Hall Kelly’s Lilac Girls and Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, this entrancing story “is a poignant reminder that there is no limit to what women can do. A nostalgic, engrossing read” (Julia London, New York Times bestselling author). It’s easier for Cara Hargraves to bury herself in the past than to confront the present, which is why working for a gruff but brilliant antiques dealer is perfect. While clearing out an estate, she pries open an old tin that holds the relics of a lost relationship: an unfinished diary from World War II and a photo of a young woman in uniform. Captivated by the hauntingly beautiful diary, Cara begins her search for the author, never guessing that it might reveal her own family’s wartime secrets. In 1941, nineteen-year-old Louise Keene feels trapped in her Cornish village, waiting for a wealthy suitor her mother has chosen for her to return from the war. But when Louise meets Flight Lieutenant Paul Bolton, a dashing RAF pilot stationed at a local base, everything changes. And changes again when Paul’s unit is deployed without warning. Desperate for a larger life, Louise joins the women’s auxiliary branch of the British Army in the anti-aircraft gun unit as a gunner girl. As bombs fall on London, she and the other gunner girls show their bravery and resilience while performing their duties during deadly air raids. The only thing that gets Louise through those dark, bullet-filled nights is knowing that she and Paul will be together when the war is over. But when a bundle of her letters to him are returned unopened, she learns that wartime romance can have a much darker side. “Sweeping, stirring, and heartrending in all the best ways, this tale of one of WWII’s courageous, colorful, and enigmatic Gunner Girls will take your breath away” (Kristin Harmel, bestselling author of The Room on Rue Amelie).