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Home Fires Burning

Author : Karen Houppert
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As taps echoes across the cookie-cutter housing areas of upstate New York’s Fort Drum, the wives turn on the evening news, both hoping for and dreading word of their husbands overseas. It’s a ritual played out on military bases across the nation as the waiting wives of Karen Houppert’s extraordinary new book endure a long, lonely, and difficult year with their husbands far from home. Houppert, a prize winning journalist, spent a year among these women, joining them as they had babies, raised families, ran Cub Scout troops, coached soccer–and went to funerals. The waiting wives include Lauren, twenty-six, whose Navy SEAL husband was killed in Afghanistan; Heidi, peace activist and Army wife whose life is a daily struggle with her conscience; Crystal, a nineteen-year-old raising two babies on a shoestring while her husband fights in the Middle East; Tabitha, who becomes the alleged victim of murderous domestic violence at the hands of her Special Operations boyfriend; and Danette, once an Army brat and now a devoted Air Force wife, who teaches, raises two teens, and fills her days with endless volunteer work. Houppert shows that these women make some of the same sacrifices of their personal liberties as their husbands do and yet garner none of the respect accorded their spouses. Today, these military wives find themselves torn between an entrenched tradition that would keep them in a Leave It to Beaver family ideal and a modern social climate suggesting that women are entitled to more–a career of their own, self-determination, and a true parenting partner. Meanwhile, the military concocts family-friendly policies and spends millions on new programs designed to appease military wives–and to maintain them as staunch supporters who will encourage their husbands’ reenlistment. The Army likes to say that it “recruits soldiers, but retains families.” And indeed, the future of the all-volunteer force hinges on the success of this mission. Though Army brass speak glowingly of the “Army Family Team,” this team is often deeply divided over strategy–and even goals. A gritty, behind-the-scenes look at the tour of duty from the domestic front, Home Fires Burning provides a fascinating, fresh look at an enormous American institution and the families that live in its shadow. From the Hardcover edition.

Home Fires Burning

Author : Belinda J. Davis
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Challenging assumptions about the separation of high politics and everyday life, Belinda Davis uncovers the important influence of the broad civilian populace--particularly poorer women--on German domestic and even military policy during World War I. As Britain's wartime blockade of goods to Central Europe increasingly squeezed the German food supply, public protests led by "women of little means" broke out in the streets of Berlin and other German cities. These "street scenes" riveted public attention and drew urban populations together across class lines to make formidable, apparently unified demands on the German state. Imperial authorities responded in unprecedented fashion in the interests of beleaguered consumers, interceding actively in food distribution and production. But officials' actions were far more effective in legitimating popular demands than in defending the state's right to rule. In the end, says Davis, this dynamic fundamentally reformulated relations between state and society and contributed to the state's downfall in 1918. Shedding new light on the Wilhelmine government, German subjects' role as political actors, and the influence of the war on the home front on the Weimar state and society, Home Fires Burning helps rewrite the political history of World War I Germany.

Keep the Home Fires Burning

Author : Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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The year is 1915, and the war is raging on . . . The war was not 'over by Christmas' after all and as 1915 begins, the Hunters begin to settle into wartime life. Diana, the eldest Hunter daughter, sees her fiance off to the Front but doesn't expect such coldness from her future mother-in-law. David's battalion is almost ready to be sent to the Front, but how will Beattie's fragile peace of mind endure? Below stairs, Ethel, the under housemaid, is tired of having her beaux go off to war so she deliberately sets her sights on a man who works on the railway, believing he won't be allowed to volunteer. Eric turns out to be decent, honest and he genuinely cares about Ethel - is this the man who could give her a new life? The Hunters, their servants and their neighbours soon realise that war is not just for the soldiers, but it's for everyone to win, and every new atrocity that is reported bolsters British determination: this is a war that must be won at all costs. Keep the Home Fires Burning is the second book in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1915, this is an evocative, authentic and wonderfully depicted drama featuring the Hunter family and their servants.

Keep the Home Fires Burning

Author : Cate Haste
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Keep the Home Fires Burning

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"Will the war make or break them?"--Cover.

Home Fires Burning

Author : Robert Inman
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Cantankerous Jake Tibbetts, editor of the town newspaper, struggles to find meaning in a world he thought he understood, when the Second World War shakes the lives of everyone in his small Southern community

Keep the Home Fires Burning

Author : Anne Bennett
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A moving and gripping drama as one family struggles to survive through the strains of the Second World War

Keep The Home Fires Burning

Author : Anne Baker
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After tragedy, a young mother finds happiness again... before a bitter enemy threatens to destroy everything. Anne Baker's unforgettable saga, Keep the Home Fires Burning, is a tale of tragedy, courage and devastating jealousy. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Lyn Andrews. 'With characters who are strong, warm and sincere, this novel is a joy to read' - Coventry Evening Telegraph Lovely young Cathy is left pregnant with her first child when her husband is killed in the war. For a while she lives with her in-laws, but she leaps at the chance to return as a maid to the household where she worked before her marriage. With the birth of her daughter she is compelled to return to her parents-in-law, a less than ideal situation, particularly when in due course Cathy is being courted by a dear old friend. When Cathy marries again and sets up in the antiques business with her husband, it looks like at last she will find the happiness she deserves, but she has made an enemy who can't bear to see Cathy enjoying her life... What readers are saying about Keep the Home Fires Burning: 'Very good - five stars'

Home Fires Burning

Author : Vonda Crocker
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Home Fires Burning chronicles the thirty-four years as an Army wife of Vonda Crocker. She married a second lieutenant of infantry and kept the home fires burning during twenty-six moves, numerous crises, incredible highs and lows brought by war and peace as well as daily Army life. She saw the Army through the eyes of a wife, mother, family support member and spouse of all officer grades from second lieutenant through lieutenant general. This remarkable firsthand account of Army family life demonstrates the amazing resilience and dedication of Army wives and families. It is a factual account of the times from "old Army"- pre Vietnam through the end of the millennium. The only constant throughout the decades was change itself. This book will help you understand the dynamics of Army family lives and the impacts of wars, separations, and hardships. And yes, there are good times, love, and enduring friendships all the while keeping the home fires burning.

Keep the Home Fires Burning Part Two

Author : S. Block
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PART TWO in a brand new FOUR-PART ebook serial from the creator of ITV's smash hit series, Home Fires. The story continues . . . The women of Great Paxford are no strangers to hardship, but as the war progresses they encounter challenges they never imagined. Pat Simms found a moment of happiness, but her husband's scheming brought that to an end. Yet Pat can't help but hope for another chance. Teresa thought all her troubles would disappear when she married Nick, but chance encounters with a young pilot leave her torn and conflicted. Still reeling from the death of her husband, Frances Barden worries she's made the wrong choice in sending her young ward away. Anything could happen to a boy at war time . . . And all the while the Campbell family struggle to hold their family together as illness takes a toll. Don't miss a minute of this enthralling new series. Keep the Home Fires Burning - Part One: Spitfire Down! is available now. Search 9781785763564. Ready for the next instalment? Keep the Home Fires Burning - Part Three: Strangers Amongst Us is out now! Search 9781785763588. Perfect for fans of Call the Midwife, Granchester and Foyles War. If you adore the novels of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costello and Daisy Styles then this is an unmissable series for you.

Keep the Home Fires Burning Part Three

Author : S. Block
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PART THREE in a brand new FOUR-PART serial from the creator of ITV's smash hit series, Home Fires. The struggle intensifies . . . Great Paxford has sat almost unchanged at the intersection of three Cheshire hills for nearly six hundred years, but as the war pushes more and more people out of the cities and into the countryside, the women of the WI see the face of their village changing. Teresa Lucas has being building up her defences, but a temptation she can't avoid could bring her world crashing down. Though her home is in turmoil, Frances Barden will not bend, will not break. She will chart a course through these troubles for both the WI and her small family. Pat Simms thought she'd lost everything, but now she might have a chance . . . And Steph Farrow finds herself front and centre in the village's struggle with an influx of strangers. Through everything the WI has been a source of strength, a safe haven in difficult times, but can it survive as its members find themselves on different sides? Don't miss a minute of this enthralling new series. Keep the Home Fires Burning - Part One: Spitfire Down! is out now. Search 9781785763564. Can't wait for the rest of the story? Keep the Home Fires Burning - Part Four: A Soldier Returns . . . is available for pre-order. Search 9781785763595. Perfect for fans of Call the Midwife, Granchester and Foyles War. If you adore the novels of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costello and Daisy Styles then this is an unmissable series for you.

Home Fires Burning

Author : Elizabeth Adams
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"Cheryl and Levi Miller are settling into married life and enjoying their daughter Rebecca’s first year. But when a mysterious fire destroys Seth and Naomi’s barn, Cheryl sets out to find the culprit. Soon, more blazes confirm Cheryl’s suspicion--someone is intentionally setting fires in Sugarcreek. Cheryl’s efforts to find the perpetrator uncover more questions than answers. Her list of suspects is growing rather shrinking. Between raising an infant daughter, managing a busy household, and juggling her work at the Swiss Miss, she really doesn’t have time to devote to the business of sleuthing. But, when the home she shares with Levi is threatened, and her daughter’s very life is at risk, it’s a race against time to stop the arsonist before disaster strikes again."-- Page [4] of cover.

Keep the Home Fires Burning Part Four

Author : S. Block
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PART FOUR in a brand new FOUR-PART serial from the creator of ITV's smash hit series, Home Fires. Can they prevail . . . While their men are at war the women of Great Paxford have fought hard to keep the home fires burning, but a new arrival threatens everything . . . Pat Simms has a secret she needs to keep, but the close scrutiny of her husband is near impossible to escape. Frances Barden has overcome every challenge these troubled times have thrown at her, but a new threat, one very close to home, has arisen. Steph Farrow made a vow, she promised to protect her farm and family while her husband was at war, but she never imagined this . . . Meanwhile, Teresa faces a tragedy she's powerless to stop. Even during the hardest times the women of the WI have prevailed, finding new love, happiness and purpose, but can they survive the enemy at their door? Don't miss any part of the story. Keep the Home Fires Burning - Part One: Spitfire Down! is available now. Search 9781785763588. The story's not over. An all-new novel is coming in 2018! To pre-order your copy now search 9781785764295. Perfect for fans of Call the Midwife, Granchester and Foyles War. If you adore the novels of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costello and Daisy Styles then this is an unmissable series for you.

Keep the Home Fires Burning Part One

Author : S. Block
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PART ONE in a FOUR-PART ebook serial from the creator of ITV's smash hit series, Home Fires. Perfect for fans of Call the Midwife, Granchester and Foyles War. If you adore the novels of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costello and Daisy Styles then this is an unmissable series for you. 1940, Great Paxford, Cheshire. In Britain's darkest hour, an extraordinary community of women strive to protect the Home Front. When a spitfire crashes in their village, every one of their lives will change forever . . . Frances Barden thought the day her husband died would be her darkest day, but as her factory is shut down and her husband's secret child arrives at her door, she learns her greatest challenge is only just beginning. Pat Simms received a respite when her abusive husband went to war, but now he's home Pat doesn't know who to turn to . . . Newlyweds Teresa and Nick should be happy, but the plane crash on their wedding day may just be the start of their troubles. Meanwhile, the life of the Campbell family will never be the same following a terrible tragedy. Through it all the Women's Institute provides support and camaraderie. But is their combined strength enough to get them through the war? Enjoy one ebook episode a month starting in July or own the complete novel in ebook in October or paperback in January. Don't miss the next instalment in this compelling series. Keep the Home Fires Burning - Part 2: A Woman's Work . . . is out now! Search 978178576357

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Author : Daran Little
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It is 1914 and for fifteen-year-old Ena Scholfield, life will never be the same again. As she joins the waving and cheering crowds, Ena watches childhood pals, workmates, and neighbours proudly marching off to War. Ena's friendship with Mission caretaker Gladys Arkswright brings her into daily contact with the occupants of Coronation Street and she is welcomed into a community bereft of young men, but one where there is never a dull moment. Packed full of wartime romance, emotional hardship and resilient humour, Keeping the Home Fires Burning embraces all that the show's twenty million fans love about Coronation Street.

Home Fires Burning

Author : Gavin Roynon
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A moving account of how Britain coped with the ravages of the First World War on the Home Front

Home Fires Burning

Author : Robert David Quixano Henriques
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Home Fires Burning

Author : Dale Harris
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Keeping the Home Fires Burning

Author : Damon D. Watkins
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