In These Times

In These Times

Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815

eBook - 2015
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"A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historian. We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars--but what of those left behind? The people on a Norfolk farm, in a Yorkshire mill, a Welsh iron foundry, an Irish village, a London bank, a Scottish mountain? The aristocrats and paupers, old and young, butchers and bakers and candlestick makers--how did the war touch their lives? Jenny Uglow, the prizewinning author of The Lunar Men and Nature's Engraver, follows the gripping back-and-forth of the first global war but turns the news upside down, seeing how it reached the people. Illustrated by the satires of Gillray and Rowlandson and the paintings of Turner and Constable, and combining the familiar voices of Austen, Wordsworth, Scott, and Byron with others lost in the crowd, In These Times delves into the archives to tell the moving story of how people lived and loved and sang and wrote, struggling through hard times and opening new horizons that would change their country for a century"-- Provided by publisher.
"A people's history of life in Britain during the Napoleonic Wars"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781466828223
1466828226
0374280908
9780374280901
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 740 pages) : illustrations (some color), map

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ser_library Dec 19, 2015

i enjoyed the details of the lives of the people followed and gained an appreciation of the wider context of those difficult times. some of the viewpoints are echoed today.

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patcarstensen
Jun 25, 2015

I read about 1/2 but 650 pages was just overwhelming, with too many people to keep track of and too many quotes, and other books were much better at showing the reality of the times.

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billswan
Mar 30, 2015

Badly written. Jumps all around, even within paragraphs. Requires detailed knowledge of major people and events to unscramble references. Loaded with random details having no relevance to underlying trends.

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Mar 21, 2015

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