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"Using both primary and secondary sources, the author shows how daily life and contemporary attitudes differed dramatically depending on one's gender, locale, or race . . . Readers will find Marten's overarching theme of change—both immediate and long-range—revelatory and instructional . . . A useful book that combines competent research with the distinct advantage of having a variety of homefront experiences and attitudes presented in a single volume."
School Library Journal
"The first scholarly treatment of the war's youngest participant's and observers—engagingly retells the wartime stories of civilians dealing with the traumatic changes set in motion by the conflict. Offering a rare glimpse of the impact of the war on children, it provides a useful overview . . . Recommended for larger public and academic libraries."