Somewhere in France

Somewhere in France
Author: Jennifer Robson
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN: 0062273469
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Somewhere in France Book Excerpt:

A daring young woman will risk her life to find her destiny in this atmospheric, beautifully drawn historical debut novel—a tale of love, hope, and danger set during the First World War. Lady Elizabeth Neville-Ashford wants to travel the world, pursue a career, and marry for love. But in 1914, the stifling restrictions of aristocratic British society and her mother’s rigid expectations forbid Lilly from following her heart. When war breaks out, the spirited young woman seizes her chance for independence. Defying her parents, she moves to London and eventually becomes an ambulance driver in the newly formed Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps—an exciting and treacherous job that takes her close to the Western Front. Assigned to a field hospital in France, Lilly is reunited with Robert Fraser, her dear brother Edward’s best friend. The handsome Scottish surgeon has always encouraged Lilly’s dreams. She doesn’t care that Robbie grew up in poverty—she yearns for their friendly affection to become something more. Lily is the most beautiful—and forbidden—woman Robbie has ever known. Fearful for her life, he’s determined to keep her safe, even if it means breaking her heart. In a world divided by class, filled with uncertainty and death, can their hope for love survive. . . or will it become another casualty of this tragic war? The paperback includes a P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

The Poppy Wife

The Poppy Wife
Author: Caroline Scott
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN: 0062955314
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poppy Wife Book Excerpt:

“A beautifully evocative reminder of what it means to come back from war and to face the age-old question of whether it is better to have survived or to have died. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal, starred review In the tradition of Jennifer Robson and Hazel Gaynor, this unforgettable debut novel is a sweeping tale of forbidden love, profound loss, and the startling truth of the broken families left behind in the wake of World War I. 1921. Survivors of the Great War are desperately trying to piece together the fragments of their broken lives. While many have been reunited with their loved ones, Edie’s husband Francis is still missing. Francis is presumed to have been killed in action, but Edie knows he is alive. Harry, Francis’s brother, was there the day Francis went missing in Ypres. And like Edie, he’s hopeful Francis is living somewhere in France, lost and confused. Hired by grieving families in need of closure, Harry returns to the Western Front to photograph soldiers’ graves. As he travels through France gathering news for British wives and mothers, he searches for evidence his own brother is still alive. When Edie receives a mysterious photograph that she believes was taken by Francis, she is more certain than ever he isn’t dead. Edie embarks on her own journey in the hope of finding some trace of her husband. Is he truly gone, or could he still be alive? And if he is, why hasn’t he come home? As Harry and Edie’s paths converge, they get closer to the truth about Francis and, as they do, are soon faced with the life-changing impact of the answers they discover. An incredibly moving account of an often-forgotten moment in history—those years after the war that were filled with the unknown—The Poppy Wife tells the story of the thousands of soldiers who were lost amid the chaos and ruins in battle-scarred France; and the even greater number of men and women hoping to find them again.

Irishmen in the Great War

Irishmen in the Great War
Author: Tom Burnell
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN: 1473823455
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Irishmen in the Great War Book Excerpt:

In a quest to to discover the forgotten Irishmen in twenty-seven Irish newspapers, many of which are now obsolete, the author uncovered unbelievable and forgotten newspaper articles, cast aside since the 1920s – until now. Following the success of the first book in the series covering 1914, Irishmen in the Great War: Reports from the Front 1915 is a labour of love from author Tom Burnell, containing over 150 hand-picked news stories taken from a selection of twenty-seven Irish newspapers throughout the course of the year. These rare and untapped stories, many of which have not seen the light of day since the 1920s, give a unique insight into life on the front line and on the home front during the First World War. These are the accounts of local men at the front, letters sent home from soldiers in the trenches at Flanders, graphic narratives from allied gun turrets, Irish nuns at Ypres, Irish POWs held in Germany, troops coming under fire on Christmas morning and many more. We are presented with articles explaining the logistical side of supporting the army, from how the men at the front were fed to combating ailments brought about by living in the trenches. A letter from a surgeon of the King's Country Infirmary explains the graphic experiences of everyday life on the front line and the newspapers present feature articles on the use of torpedos, hand grenades, warplanes and more. Translated German letters pay tribute to the courage, stamina and shooting skill shown by the British and letters from British troops remark on the deathly accuracy of the German snipers. We also hear of a Kilkennyman who survived the sinking of the Lusitania and how the attack strengthened the resolve of Irish soldiers on the front. We see letters from lieutenants in the Leinsters, privates in the Munsters at Egypt, the Connaughts at Turkey, a fifteen-year-old soldier of the 18th London Irish Rifles, a Kilmoganny soldier writing to the Kilkenny People during a lull in the fighting, letters explaining how the 2nd Royal Irish Rifles fought at Neuve Chapelle and an officer's harrowing description of a gas attack at Hill 60. Following the success of the first book in the series covering 1914, Irishmen in the Great War: Reports from the Front 1915 is a labour of love from author Tom Burnell, containing over 150 hand-picked news stories taken from a selection of twenty-seven Irish newspapers throughout the course of the year. These rare and untapped stories, many of which have not seen the light of day since the 1920s, give a unique insight into life on the front line and on the home front during the First World War. These are the accounts of local men at the front, letters sent home from soldiers in the trenches at Flanders, graphic narratives from allied gun turrets, Irish nuns at Ypres, Irish POWs held in Germany, troops coming under fire on Christmas morning and many more. We are presented with articles explaining the logistical side of supporting the army, from how the men at the front were fed to combating ailments brought about by living in the trenches. A letter from a surgeon of the King's Country Infirmary explains the graphic experiences of everyday life on the front line and the newspapers present feature articles on the use of torpedos, hand grenades, warplanes and more. Translated German letters pay tribute to the courage, stamina and shooting skill shown by the British and letters from British troops remark on the deathly accuracy of the German snipers. We also hear of a Kilkennyman who survived the sinking of the Lusitania and how the attack strengthened the resolve of Irish soldiers on the front. We see letters from lieutenants in the Leinsters, privates in the Munsters at Egypt, the Connaughts at Turkey, a fifteen-year-old soldier of the 18th London Irish Rifles, a Kilmoganny soldier writing to the Kilkenny People during a lull in the fighting, letters explaining how the 2nd Royal Irish Rifles fought at Neuve Chapelle and an officer's harrowing description of a gas attack at Hill 60. Amongst the articles of bravery and death, there are also stories of humour and quirkiness, from a furious cyclist who was fined 10s for riding on the pavement to rousing trench songs and remedies to rid the body of lice. These rare and untapped stories, have finally been utilized for this book, to give a unique insight into life on the front line and on the home front during the First World War.

An Engineer s Diary of the Great War

An Engineer s Diary of the Great War
Author: Harry Spring
Publsiher: Purdue University Press
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781557531704
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Engineer s Diary of the Great War Book Excerpt:

Publisher Fact Sheet Private diaries of an engineer who fought in World War I. * Personal, honest, detailed, & accurate account of the wartime experiences. * Uses many photographs.

After the War Is Over

After the War Is Over
Author: Jennifer Robson
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-03-28
ISBN: 9780062677419
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the War Is Over Book Excerpt:

The International bestselling author of Somewhere in France returns with her sweeping second novel—a tale of class, love, and freedom—in which a young woman must find her place in a world forever changed. After four years as a military nurse, Charlotte Brown is ready to leave behind the devastation of the Great War. The daughter of a vicar, she has always been determined to dedicate her life to helping others. Moving to busy Liverpool, she throws herself into her work with those most in need, only tearing herself away for the lively dinners she enjoys with the women at her boarding house. Just as Charlotte begins to settle into her new circumstances, two messages arrive that will change her life. One, from a radical young newspaper editor, offers her a chance to speak out for those who cannot. The other pulls her back to her past, and to a man she has tried, and failed, to forget. Edward Neville-Ashford, her former employer and the brother of Charlotte’s dearest friend, is now the new Earl of Cumberland—and a shadow of the man he once was. Yet under his battle wounds and haunted eyes Charlotte sees glimpses of the charming boy who long ago claimed her foolish heart. She wants to help him, but dare she risk her future for a man who can never be hers? As Britain seethes with unrest and post-war euphoria flattens into bitter disappointment, Charlotte must confront long-held insecurities to find her true voice . . . and the courage to decide if the life she has created is the one she truly wants.

Walk in Hell The Great War Book Two

Walk in Hell  The Great War  Book Two
Author: Harry Turtledove
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2006-07-25
ISBN: 0345494326
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walk in Hell The Great War Book Two 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. . .

Boys in Khaki Girls in Print

Boys in Khaki  Girls in Print
Author: Jane Potter,Senior Lecturer in Publishing Jane Potter
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780199279869
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boys in Khaki Girls in Print Book Excerpt:

Generously illustrated, Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print is a scholarly yet accessible illumination of a hitherto untapped resource of women's writing and makes an important new contribution to the study of the literature of the Great War."--BOOK JACKET.

All For the Love of You

All For the Love of You
Author: Jennifer Robson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN: 0062476548
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All For the Love of You Book Excerpt:

International bestselling author Jennifer Robson once again delights readers with this touching short story of a young woman who has the unexpected opportunity to rekindle love with the wounded American soldier she never forgot. On the 11th of November, Daisy Fields celebrated the end of the Great War in the embrace of the only man she ever loved. But years later, the only thing she has left of that single, perfect kiss is the fading memory of her beloved’s face. When a family tragedy reveals the existence of a letter that has the power to change the course of her life, can Daisy find the soldier she thought was gone forever, or has the truth been buried for far too long? Originally published in the moving collection Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War, this e-book also includes an excerpt from Robson’s new novel, Moonlight Over Paris, available now.

The Joseph M Bruccoli Great War Collection at the University of South Carolina

The Joseph M  Bruccoli Great War Collection at the University of South Carolina
Author: Elizabeth A. Sudduth
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781570035906
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Joseph M Bruccoli Great War Collection at the University of South Carolina 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.

The Story of British V A D Work in the Great War

The Story of British V A D  Work in the Great War
Author: Thekla Bowser
Publsiher: Imperial War Museum
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781901623604
Category: Voluntary aid detachments
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of British V A D Work in the Great War Book Excerpt:

Somewhere in France

Somewhere in France
Author: Thomas J. Schaeper
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2016-12-20
ISBN: 1438463774
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Somewhere in France Book Excerpt:

Previously unpublished letters and private journal provide an intimate view of World War I through the eyes of an ordinary soldier from western New York. The United States entered World War I in April 1917, and by the end of the conflict two million American soldiers were fighting on French soil. One of them was Private Frederick A. Kittleman, who was born in the small city of Olean in western New York. After being drafted in 1918, Kittleman was sent to France as a part of an artillery regiment. While overseas, he participated in several of the large battles in the final stages of the war, including the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Throughout this time, he wrote regularly to his family. In Somewhere in France, Thomas J. Schaeper transcribes these letters, which show a young man proud to join the army and excited about his adventures. The letters are contrasted with Kittleman’s journal, which recounts the gritty details of battle that he shielded from his family in their correspondence. Schaeper provides detailed annotations of the journal and letters, which, together with a number of illustrations, paint a vivid picture of the experiences of a private in WWI, his opinion on America’s participation in the final, bloody campaigns of the war, and the psychological and physical effects that the war had on him. Thomas J. Schaeper is Professor of History at St. Bonaventure University and the author of many books, including Edward Bancroft: Scientist, Author, Spy.

Pennsylvanian Voices of the Great War

Pennsylvanian Voices of the Great War
Author: J. Stuart Richards
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2002-05-23
ISBN: 9780786413584
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pennsylvanian Voices of the Great War Book Excerpt:

"I guess you all are wondering where I am May. Well many miles away and settled at last and ready for some hard work. The sooner we get into it the quicker it is going to be over and all admit that it is up to America to finish the job and what I have been able to hear, they think it will be over in two or three months. Well the sooner the better now that we have come this far. Have sure traveled some and will have loads to tell you when I come home."--Lt. W. Ellsworth Gregory. Letters from soldiers to local newspapers during wartime had been popular since the Civil War, but World War I marked the end of this practice, as most letters were highly censored to keep the names of cities and landmarks from the public in an effort to keep any military intelligence from the enemy in World War I. This work is a collection of letters, stories, and oral histories of Pennsylvanians in World War I. The letters and stories compiled here were published in local newspapers, and now give readers a rare look at what their writers experienced in the trenches, in the air, on the sea, in the hospitals, and on the home front during the war.

French Literature of the Great War

French Literature of the Great War
Author: Albert Schinz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 433
Release: 1920
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: French literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

French Literature of the Great War Book Excerpt:

Edinburgh in the Great War

Edinburgh in the Great War
Author: Derek Tait
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-11-30
ISBN: 1473828104
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edinburgh in the Great War Book Excerpt:

When news of the war broke out in 1914, nothing could prepare the citizens of Edinburgh for the changes that would envelop their city over the next four years. The story of Edinburgh in the Great War is both an interesting and intriguing one. This book covers this historic city's involvement from the commencement of the Great War in July 1914, to the Armistice in November 1918, describing in great detail what happened to the city and its people, including their everyday lives, entertainment, spies and the internment of aliens living within the city. Edinburgh played a key role in the deployment of troops to Northern Europe as well as supplying vital munitions. Local men responded keenly to recruitment drives, and thousands of soldiers were billeted in the city before being sent off to fight the enemy overseas. The city also played a vital role in caring for the many wounded soldiers who returned home from the Front. The effect of the war on Edinburgh was great. By the end of the conflict, there wasn't a family in the city who hadn't lost a son, father, nephew, uncle or brother. There were tremendous celebrations in the streets as the end of the war was announced, but the effects of the conflict lasted for years to come. Edinburgh in the Great War features many forgotten news stories of the day and includes a considerable collection of rare photographs, which were last seen in newspapers nearly 100 years ago.

A Traditionalist History of the Great War Book II

A Traditionalist History of the Great War  Book II
Author: Alexander Wolfheze
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 677
Release: 2021-01-27
ISBN: 1527565149
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Traditionalist History of the Great War Book II Book Excerpt:

This book analyzes the world of 1914 by combining the approaches of traditionalist hermeneutics and 20th century geopolitics. The juxtaposition of these two frameworks, incorporated in the principles of Sacred Geography and Sea Power, allows for a Traditionalist perspective on the choices facing the Ten Great Powers on the eve of the Great War. The book’s multifaceted approach follows the iconoclastic “culture critique” method of the Traditional School that was developed by René Guénon, Frithjof Schuon and Julius Evola; it shows the pre-war world as essentially different from the post-war world. Thus, the Ten Great Power protagonists of the Great War may be understood on their own terms, rather than through a backward projection of politically-correct values on the existentially different human life-world of 1914. Dislodging the historical-materialist “progress” premise that underpins contemporary academic historiography, this book reasserts the highest claim of the Art of History: meta-narrative meaning.

Last Christmas in Paris

Last Christmas in Paris
Author: Hazel Gaynor,Heather Webb
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN: 006256269X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Christmas in Paris Book Excerpt:

An unforgettably romantic novel that spans four Christmases (1914-1918), Last Christmas in Paris explores the ruins of war, the strength of love, and the enduring hope of the Christmas season. New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor has joined with Heather Webb to create this unforgettably romantic novel of the Great War. August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes—as everyone does—that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris. But as history tells us, it all happened so differently… Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict—but how?—and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father’s newspaper business. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears—and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene? Christmas 1968. With failing health, Thomas returns to Paris—a cherished packet of letters in hand—determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one final letter is waiting for him…

American Cinematographers in the Great War 1914 1918

American Cinematographers in the Great War  1914   1918
Author: James W. Castellan,Ron van Dopperen,Copper C. Graham
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-02-09
ISBN: 0861969219
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Cinematographers in the Great War 1914 1918 Book Excerpt:

A history of American cameramen covering the news of World War I, from the dangerous front line and the risk of execution to red tape and censorship. At the start of hostilities in World War I, when the United States was still neutral, American newsreel companies and newspapers sent a new kind of journalist, the film correspondent, to Europe to record the Great War. These pioneering cameramen, accustomed to carrying the Kodaks and Graflexes of still photography, had to lug cumbersome equipment into the trenches. Facing dangerous conditions on the front, they also risked summary execution as supposed spies while navigating military red tape, censorship, and the business interests of the film and newspaper companies they represented. Based on extensive research in European and American archives, American Cinematographers in the Great War, 1914–1918 follows the adventures of these cameramen as they managed to document and film the atrocities around them in spite of enormous difficulties. “The first book to explore the work and working conditions of American cinematographers active on the different fronts of the First World War. It is a pioneering study which has already attracted a good deal of attention in the academic and archive world.” —Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television

Moonlight Over Paris

Moonlight Over Paris
Author: Jennifer Robson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN: 0062389831
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moonlight Over Paris Book Excerpt:

An aristocratic young woman leaves the sheltered world of London to find adventure, passion, and independence in 1920s Paris in this mesmerizing story from the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France and After the War is Over. Spring, 1924 Recovering from a broken wartime engagement and a serious illness that left her near death, Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr vows that for once she will live life on her own terms. Breaking free from the stifling social constraints of the aristocratic society in which she was raised, she travels to France to stay with her free spirited aunt. For one year, she will simply be Miss Parr. She will explore the picturesque streets of Paris, meet people who know nothing of her past—and pursue her dream of becoming an artist. A few years after the Great War’s end, the City of Light is a bohemian paradise teeming with actors, painters, writers, and a lively coterie of American expatriates who welcome Helena into their romantic and exciting circle. Among them is Sam Howard, an irascible and infuriatingly honest correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. Dangerously attractive and deeply scarred by the horror and carnage of the war, Sam is unlike any man she has ever encountered. He calls her Ellie, sees her as no one has before, and offers her a glimpse of a future that is both irresistible and impossible. As Paris rises phoenix-like from the ashes of the Great War, so too does Helena. Though she’s shed her old self, she’s still uncertain of what she will become and where she belongs. But is she strong enough to completely let go of the past and follow her heart, no matter where it leads her? Artfully capturing the Lost Generation and their enchanting city, Moonlight Over Paris is the spellbinding story of one young woman’s journey to find herself, and claim the life—and love—she truly wants.

Beauty Among Ruins

Beauty Among Ruins
Author: J'nell Ciesielski
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN: 0785233571
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beauty Among Ruins Book Excerpt:

In Ciesielski’s latest sweeping romance, an American heiress finds herself in Scotland amid the fallout of the Great War, and a wounded Scottish laird comes face-to-face with his past and a woman he never could have expected. American socialite Lily Durham is known for enjoying one moment to the next, with little regard for the consequences of her actions. But just as she is banished overseas to England as a “cure” for her frivolous ways, the Great War breaks out and wreaks havoc. She joins her cousin in nursing the wounded at a convalescent home deep in the wilds of Scotland at a crumbling castle where its laird is less than welcoming. Alec MacGregor has given his entire life to preserving his home of Kinclavoch Castle, but mounting debts force him to sell off his family history bit by bit. Labeled a coward for not joining his countrymen in the trenches due to an old injury, he opens his home to the Tommies to make recompense while he keeps to the shadows. But his preference for the shadows is shattered when a new American nurse comes streaming into the castle on a burst of light. Lily and Alec are thrown together when a series of mysterious events threatens to ruin the future of Kinclavoch. Can they put aside their differences to find the culprit before it’s too late, or will their greatest distraction be falling in love? Praise for Beauty Among Ruins “An atmospheric, engrossing romance for fans of Downton Abbey and Somewhere in France. A real gem!” —Aimie K. Runyan, internationally bestselling author “A satisfying and highly enjoyable read that I recommended for readers of historical fiction, mystery, and romance.” —Tea Cooper, author of The Woman in the Green Dress World War I historical romance Full-length stand-alone novel Book length: 113,000 words Includes discussion questions for book clubs

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry
Author: Matthew George Walter
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2006-10-26
ISBN: 0141922885
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry Book Excerpt:

This anthology reflects the diversity of voices it contains: the poems are arranged thematically and the themes reflect the different experiences of war not just for the soldiers but for those left behind. This is what makes this volume more accessible and satisfying than others. In addition to the established canon there are poems rarely anthologised and a selection of soldiers' songs to reflect the voices of the soldiers themselves.