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Home Front

By Kristin Hannah
  • ISBN Code: : 1429942215
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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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.

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New scholarship on World War II continues to broaden ourunderstanding. With each passing year we know more about thetriumphs and the tragedies of America’s involvement in themomentous conflict. Tapping into this greater awareness of theaccomplishments of both soldiers and civilians and a betterrecognition of the consequences of decisions made, Allan Winklerpresents the third edition of his highly popular series volume. Informed by the latest historical literature and featuring manynew thoughtfully chosen photographs, the third edition of HomeFront U.S.A. continues to ponder the question of "the good war,"the moral implications of the use of the atomic bomb, theimplications of expanding wartime roles for women, AfricanAmericans, American Jews, the imprisonment of Japanese Americans atthe hands of the federal government, and the experiences of themany other people who, though relegated to the fringe of mainstreamsociety, contributed in important ways to the nation's successfulprosecution of its greatest challenge.

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Faces of the Home Front presents a fascinating insight into the people, wartime organisations, events, life and work on the British Home Front during the Second World War. This is the story of ordinary people in extraordinary times told through an array of previously unpublished rare photographs, illustrations and ephemera. If you have wondered how Air Raid Wardens, Ambulance crews, Home Guard, Firemen, Special Constables, Women's Voluntary Service and the Women's Land Army were recruited and trained, how they were uniformed and what their duties entailed in wartime were, this is the book for you. Drawing on the authors’ own extensive archives of original photographs, training manuals, documents, decades of research and interviews with those who were there, there are stories of well-known events such as the Blitz on London and many other often lesser known events and incidents around the country, some deeply moving, some harrowing and some that show how the kindness and selfless bravery of people that helped get Britain through its darkest hours. The combination of images and stories vividly bring to life the experiences of people in cities, towns and countryside in wartime as they experienced evacuation, rationing, the black-out and air raids touched the lives of everyone. This volume is a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any family historian, collector, re-enactor.

Policing the Home Front 1914-1918

By Mary Fraser
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351345567
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : History
  • Members : 404
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The civilian police during the First World War in Great Britain were central to the control of the population at home. This book will show the detail and challenges of police work during the First World War and how this impacted on ordinary people’s daily lives. The aim is to tell the story of the police as they saw themselves through the pages of their best-known journal, The Police Review and Parade Gossip, in addition to a wide range of other published, archival and private sources.

Fighting on the Home Front

By Kate Adie
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  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Book Code : 1444759701
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Members : 481
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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.

Protecting the Home Front

By Michael Scheibach
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476630631
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : History
  • Members : 969
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Formed in 1951, the Federal Civil Defense Administration said that “the importance of women in civil defense can scarcely be overstated.” Comprising 70 percent or more of civil defense workers at the height of the Cold War, American women served as FCDA wardens, auxiliary police, nurses, home preparedness advisors, coordinators of mass feeding drills, rescue and emergency management personnel, and in various local, state, regional and national organizations. The author examines the diverse roles they filled to promote homeland protection and preparedness at a time when atomic war was an imminent threat.

Guerrillas, Unionists, and Violence on the Confederate Home Front

By Daniel E. Sutherland
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  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Book Code : 1610751736
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Members : 631
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Until recently, this localized violence was largely ignored, scholars focusing instead on large-scale operations of the war—the decisions and actions of generals and presidents. But as Daniel Sutherland reminds us, the impact of battles and elections cannot be properly understood without an examination of the struggle for survival on the home front, of lives lived in the atmosphere created by war. Sutherland gathers eleven essays by such noted Civil War scholars as Michael Fellman, Donald Frazier, Noel Fisher, and B. F. Cooling, each one exploring the Confederacy's internal war in a different state. All help to broaden our view of the complexity of war and to provide us with a clear picture of war's consequences, its impact on communities, homes, and families. This strong collection of essays delves deeply into what Daniel Sutherland calls "the desperate side of war," enriching our understanding of a turbulent and divisive period in American history.

Home Front Soldier

By Richard Aquila
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 0791495191
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : History
  • Members : 479
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Presents a multi-layered social history of a soldier and his Italian American family during World War II.

The Japanese Home Front 1937–45

By Philip Jowett
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472845544
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : History
  • Members : 281
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From the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937 until the Japanese surrender in August 1945, a multitude of military and civil-defence forces strove to support the Japanese war effort and latterly prepared to defend the Home Islands against invasion. During World War II, Japan was the world's most militarized society and by 1945 nearly every Japanese male over the age of 10 wore some kind of military attire, as did the majority of women and girls. In this volume, Philip Jowett reveals the many military and civil-defence organizations active in wartime Japan, while specially commissioned artwork and carefully chosen archive photographs depict the appearance of the men, women and children involved in the Japanese war effort in the Home Islands throughout World War II.