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Deluge: British Society and the First World War
     

Deluge: British Society and the First World War

by Arthur Marwick
 

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Almost continuously in print for 40 years, this classic title describes life on the home front, analyzing the social changes that made Britain of the 1920s a vastly different place from the Britain that went to war in 1914. This reissued second edition features a new Preface by leading historian Joanna Bourke.

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Almost continuously in print for 40 years, this classic title describes life on the home front, analyzing the social changes that made Britain of the 1920s a vastly different place from the Britain that went to war in 1914. This reissued second edition features a new Preface by leading historian Joanna Bourke.

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Praise for the 1965 edition:
"Marwick has ingeniously discovered a new approach: away from strategy and battles to the home front. He draws efficiently on the abundant sources, from memoirs to official papers, and brings them together in a clear narrative."--A.J.P. Taylor, Observer
"He writes well, without over-writing; the result is a piece of social history, well conceived and well executed, which deserves the rank as a permanent addition to the historical literature of the First World War."--Max Beloff, The Listener

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393005233
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/19/1996

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Praise for the book when it first appeared in 1965:

'Mr Marwick has ingeniously discovered a new approach: away from strategy and battles to the home front. He draws efficiently on the abundant sources, from memoirs to official papers, and brings them together in a clear narrative.' - A.J.P. Taylor, Observer

'He writes well, without over-writing; the result is a piece of social history, well conceived and well executed, which deserves the rank as a permanent addition to the historical literature of the First World War.' - Max Beloff, The Listener

Meet the Author

ARTHUR MARWICK is Emeritus Professor of History at The Open University, UK. His many publications include War and Social Change in the Twentieth Century (1974), British Society Since 1945 (expanded edition 1990) and The New Nature of History (2001, also published by Palgrave Macmillan).

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