Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War

Author: Paul Fussell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195065770

Category: History

Page: 330

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An incisive, unsentimental account of the emotional and psychological atmosphere of World War II and the war's effect on the literary world.

War Time

An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences

Author: Mary L. Dudziak

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199775230

Category: History

Page: 221

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Since the early twentieth century, America has almost constantly been engaged in some form of overseas armed conflict. Dudziak argues that policy makers and the American public nevertheless continue to view wars as temporary events that eventually give way to normal peace times. This tendency has troubling consequences for our legal system and our rights as citizens. This inventive and thoughtful analysis advocates a new paradigm that acknowledges war's role as an ongoing feature of American law and democracy.

Wartime Schools

How World War II Changed American Education

Author: Gerard Giordano

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820463551

Category: Education

Page: 314

View: 1578

The politically conservative educators of World War II dramatically and rapidly altered policies, programs, schedules, learning materials, classroom activities, and the content of academic courses. They motivated students to salvage materials, sell war stamps, grow crops, learn about wartime issues, and take pride in patriotism. They prepared millions of people for the armed services and the defense industries. These accomplishments were possible because the educators were supported by an unprecedented alliance that included teachers, school administrators, industrialists, military personnel, government leaders, and the President himself. After the war, conservative educators continued to portray themselves as home-front warriors waging a life-threatening battle against enduring global dangers. A terrified public accepted this depiction and continued to back them for decades.

Reconstructing Women's Wartime Lives

Discourse and Subjectivity in Oral Histories of the Second World War

Author: Penny Summerfield

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719044618

Category: History

Page: 338

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The effects of World War II on women's sense of themselves forms the basis of this exploration of the interaction between cultural representations of men and women in World War II, and women's own narratives of their wartime lives.

Metmen in Wartime

Meteorology in Canada 1939-1945

Author: Morley K. Thomas

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1550224484

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 5096

A detailed account of the meteorological services in practice in Canada during World War II, and a thorough examination of the men behind the forecasts: the nearly 400 science graduates who became “metmen” and were stationed at flying training schools. This book explains the importance of aviation weather forecasts and instruction in meteorology for student pilots at the Royal Canadian Air Force stations established under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Cooperation with the United States military weather services is also examined.

Labor and the Wartime State

Labor Relations and Law During World War II

Author: James B. Atleson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252066740

Category: Political Science

Page: 307

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The United States labor movement can credit -- or blame -- policies and regulations created during World War II for its current status. Focusing on the War Labor Board's treatment of arbitration, strikes, the scope of bargaining, and the contentious issue of union security, James Atleson shows how wartime necessities and language have carried over into a very different post-war world, affecting not only relations between unions and management but those between rank and file union members and their leaders.


Author: Frenchy Lunning

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816667497

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 7453

Explores the influence that World War II has on Japanese popular culture, including animated films and television programs, video games, and comic books.

A Wartime Childhood

Author: Rebecca Hunter,Angela Downey

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237529017

Category: Children

Page: 30

View: 9257

Family Scrapbook features the memories and photographs of real life grannies. Lively narrative text is supported by a wide range of photographs which feature anything from contemporary adverts to pictures of the grandma's with their own parents and grandparents. A Wartime Childhood tells us what it was like to be an evacuee during the Second World War.

Justice in War-time

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605200212

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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Justice in War-time, first published in 1916, is a collection of Bertrand Russell's essays on war. He claims that humans have an instinct toward war, but that this instinct needs to be sufficiently roused in order to spark conflict. He analyzes British foreign policy during the ten years before the First World War in an effort to discover how England may have contributed to the problem. The essays included in this volume are: . "An Appeal to the Intellectuals of Europe" . "The Ethics of War" . "War and Non-Resistance" . "Why Nations Love War" . "The Future of Anglo-German Rivalry" . "Is Permanent Peace Possible?" . "The Danger to Civilization" . "The Entente Policy, 1904-1915. A Reply to Professor Gilbert Murray" British philosopher and mathematician BERTRAND ARTHUR WILLIAM RUSSELL (1872-1970) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Among his many works are Why I Am Not a Christian (1927), Power: A New Social Analysis (1938), and My Philosophical Development (1959).

Wartime Fashion

From Haute Couture to Homemade, 1939-1945

Author: Geraldine Howell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857854291

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 6431

A comprehensive analysis of Second World War dress practice and appearance, this study places dress at the forefront of a complex series of cultural chain reactions. As lives were changed by the conditions of war, dress continued to reflect important visual narratives regarding class, gender and taste that would impact significantly on public consciousness of equality, fairness and morale. Using new archival and primary source evidence, Wartime Fashion clarifies how and why clothing was rationed, and repositions style and design during the war in relation to past expectations and ideas about clothes and fabrics. The book explores the impact of war on the dress and appearance of civilian women of all classes in the context of changing social and economic infrastructures created by the national emergency. The varied research elements combined in this book form a rounded and definitive account of the dress history of British women during the Second World War. This is essential reading for anyone with an active interest in the field, whether personal or professional.

Wartime Diary

Author: Simone de Beauvoir,Margaret A. Simons

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252033779

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 4942

Provocative insights into Beauvoir's philosophical and personal development during wartime

Wartime America

The World War II Home Front

Author: John W. Jeffries

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee

ISBN: 1461699479

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 4636

The World War II home front revisited, with a skeptical appraisal of the “Good War” as a watershed in the nation's history. “A superb account...a starting point for future work on the war.”—Journal of American History. American Ways Series.

Reporting War

Journalism in Wartime

Author: Stuart Allan,Barbie Zelizer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415339979

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 374

View: 662

Reporting War explores the social responsibilities of the journalist during times of military conflict. News media treatments of international crises, especially the one underway in Iraq, are increasingly becoming the subject of public controversy, and discussion is urgently needed. Each of this book's contributors challenges familiar assumptions about war reporting from a distinctive perspective. An array of pressing issues associated with conflicts over recent years are identified and critiqued, always with an eye to what they can tell us about improving journalism today. Special attention is devoted to recent changes in journalistic forms and practices, and the ways in which they are shaping the visual culture of war, and issues discussed, amongst many, include: the influence of censorship and propaganda 'us' and 'them' news narratives access to sources '24/7 rolling news' and the 'CNN effect' military jargon (such as 'friendly fire' and 'collateral damage') 'embedded' and 'unilateral' reporters tensions between objectivity and patriotism. The book raises important questions about the very future of journalism during wartime, questions which demand public dialogue and debate, and is essential reading for students taking courses in news and news journalism, as well as for researchers, teachers and practitioners in the field.

In Wartime

Stories from Ukraine

Author: Tim Judah

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241198852

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 1381

Urgent and insightful, Tim Judah's account of the human side of the conflict in Ukraine is an evocative exploration of what the second largest country in Europe feels like in wartime. Making his way from the Polish border in the west, through the capital city and the heart of the 2014 revolution, to the eastern frontline near the Russian border, seasoned war reporter Tim Judah brings a rare glimpse of the reality behind the headlines. Along the way he talks to the people living through the conflict - mothers, soldiers, businessmen, poets, politicians - whose memories of a contested past shape their attitudes, allegiances and hopes for the future. Together, their stories paint a vivid picture of a nation trapped between powerful forces, both political and historical. 'Visceral, gripping, heartbreaking' Simon Sebag Montefiore

Wartime Lies

Author: Louis Begley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141190701

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1465

Poland, 1939. The comfortable, secure world of assimilated Jews is blown away by the invasion of the Third Reich. Maciek's father disappears into the war's vortex, leaving the orphaned child with his acerbic and beautiful Aunt Tania. It is her cool inventiveness, in their dramatic flight through a landscape of oppression, that will ensure their fragile survival.

War-time Jews

the case of Athens

Author: Alexander Kitroeff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789607061195

Category: History

Page: 126

View: 864

A Dancer in Wartime

The touching true story of a young girl's journey from the Blitz to the Bright Lights

Author: Gillian Lynne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448162181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8451

London during the Blitz was a time of hardship, heroism and hope. For Gillian Lynne – a budding ballerina – it was also a time of great change as she was evacuated from war-torn London to a crumbling mansion, where dance classes took place in the faded ballroom. Life was hard, but her talent and dedication shone through and an astonishing journey ensued, which saw Gillian dancing a triumphant debut in Swan Lake, performing in the West End with doodlebugs falling and touring a devastated Europe entertaining the troops. A Dancer in Wartime paints a vivid and moving picture of what life was really like during the hard years of the Blitz and brings to life a lost world.