Staring at God

Staring at God: Britain in the Great War

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History, 20th Century Britain
Paperback Published on: 16/07/2020
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Synopsis

A major new work of history on the profound changes in British society during the First World War

The Great War saw millions of men volunteer for or be recruited into the Army, their lives either cut short or overturned. Women were bereaved, enlisted to work in agriculture, government and engineering, yet still expected to hold together homes and families. But while the conflict caused social, economic and political devastation, it also provoked revolutionary change on the home front.

Simon Heffer uses vivid portraits to present a nuanced picture of a pivotal era. While the Great War caused loss on an appalling scale, it also advanced the emancipation of women, brought notions of better health care and education, and pointed the way to a less deferential, more democratic future.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781786090447
  • Number of pages: 944
  • Weight: 675g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 46 mm

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I have a great deal of time for Simon Heffer's views and writings o n his wide range of interests . This is a monumental work and fascinating in its wide ... READ MORE
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