Men, Women and Children: In the First World War Philip Steele

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
Paperback / softback 32 pages

ISBN:
9780750271929
Size:
271 x 219 x 2mm
Published:
8th January 2013
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Series:
Men, Women & Children
c 1914 to c 1918
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Overview

This book draws on evidence that reveals the lives of men, women and children during the First World War. It examines how they lived, fought, studied, worked, worshipped and played. There are also short stories about real people who lived during this period of history, such as Emmeline Pankhurst, Charlie Chaplin, Wilfred Owen, Marie Curie and Harry Patch (the last 'Tommy').

Contents

What was the First World War? Men, Women and Children What was it like to go to war? What was it like to stay at home? What did people eat in the war years? How did people dress in wartime? What was school like during the First World War? What work did people do? How did people have fun despite the war? What did people think about the war? What happened when the war ended? Glossary Further information Index

Author

Philip Steele is a leading writer of children`s non-fiction books. He was born in Surrey, graduated from University College Durham and worked in London publishing houses. He then freelanced as a project manager, publishing consultant and author. He has written a wide range of books for Wayland, Watts, Dorling Kindersley, Kingfisher/Macmillan, Walker Books and many other publishers worldwide. History, biography, lands and peoples, the natural world, current affairs and social issues all feature prominently in his backlist. Philip has backpacked around Africa, Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. For many years he has been settled very happily amidst the mountains, beaches and green fields of North Wales. His wife `as a teacher` and his teenage daughter `as a secondary school pupil` are ideally suited to cast an critical eye over his work!

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