The Great War and the British People 1985
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This second edition of the classic bestseller by J.M. Winter, originally published by Macmillan in 1985, includes a new and up-to-date introduction. This was the first major study to highlight the paradox that a conflict that killed or maimed over two million men, also created conditions which improved the health of the civilian population. Examining both the war and its aftermath, Dr Winter surveys not only trends in population and the impact of the conflict on an entire generation, but also, more profoundly, the meaning of the literature of the period.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 374 pages
  • 140 x 206 x 26mm | 459.99g
  • Palgrave USA
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 3 black & white illustrations, biography
  • 1403906955
  • 9781403906953
  • 990,200

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"Dr. Winter has written what will surely come to be regarded as a true classic in the writing of twentieth-century British Social History."--"History Today" "One of the virtues of this book is to demonstrate that . . . quite complex things can be made accessible to the less numerate in clear, direct and highly readable words."--"New Society" "J.M. Winter's extremely nutritious book . . . will prove well nigh indispensable."--"The Times Educational Supplement"

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About Dr Jay Winter

J.M. Winter is Professor of History, Columbia University.

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Table of contents

Introduction Strategic Demography: Population, Poverty and Military in Pre-1914 Britain PART ONE: THE DEMOGRAPHIC COSTS OF THE GREAT WAR Manpower and Military Service The Lost Generation PART TWO: THE PARADOX OF THE GREAT WAR Civilian Health in Wartime Britain Medical Care in Wartime Health Administration in Wartime Standards of Living and Standards of Health PART THREE: THE LEGACY OF THE GREAT WAR The Demographic Aftermath of the First World War Demographic History, Cultural History and Memories of War

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Review Text

Reviews of the First Edition:§§'Dr Winter has written what will surely come to be regarded as a true classic in the writing of Twentieth-century British Social History.' - History Today§§'One of the virtues of this book is to demonstrate that...quite complex things can be made accessible to the less numerate in clear, direct and highly readable words.' - New Society§§'J. M. Winter's extremely nutritious book...will prove well nigh indispensible.' - Times Educational Supplement§

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