Genre History

The Great Silence

The Great Silence
Author : Juliet Nicolson
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2010-06-01
ISBN 10 : 9780802197047
ISBN 13 : 0802197043
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Silence Book Description:

This account of British life in the wake of World War I is “social history at its very best . . . insightful and utterly absorbing” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). As the euphoria of Armistice Day in 1918 quickly subsided, there was no denying the carnage that the Great War had left in its wake. Grief and shock overwhelmed the psyche of the British people—but from their despair, new life would slowly emerge. For veterans with faces demolished in the trenches, surgeon Harold Gillies brings hope with his miraculous skin-grafting procedure. Women win the vote, skirt hems leap, and Brits forget their troubles at packed dance halls. And two years later, the remains of a nameless combatant would be laid to rest in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey, as “The Great Silence,” observed in memory of the countless dead, halted citizens in silent reverence. This history of two transformative years in the life of a nation features countless characters, from an aging butler to a pair of newlyweds, from the Prince of Wales to T.E. Lawrence, the real-life Lawrence of Arabia. The Great Silence depicts a nation fighting the forces that threaten to tear it apart and discovering the common bonds that hold it together. “A pearl of anecdotal history, The Great Silence is a satisfying companion to major studies of World War I and its aftermath . . . as Nicolson proceeds through the familiar stages of grief—denial, anger and acceptance—she gives you a deeper understanding of not only this brief period, but also how war’s sacrifices don’t end after the fighting stops.” —The Seattle Times “It may make you cry.” —The Boston Globe

Related Books:

The Great Silence
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Juliet Nicolson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-01 - Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

This account of British life in the wake of World War I is “social history at its very best . . . insightful and utterly absorbing” (Minneapolis Star-Tribun
The Great Silence
Language: en
Pages: 26
Authors: Onur Karakoç
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Bookademy

The Fermi Paradox has long captivated the imagination of scientists and philosophers, and for good reason. It poses a seemingly simple yet deeply profound quest
The Great Silence
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Milan M. Ćirković
Categories: Extraterrestrial anthropology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Great Silence explores the multifaceted problem named after the great Italian physicist Enrico Fermi and his legendary 1950 lunchtime question "Where is eve
Beware The Silence: 560+ Horror Classics, Macabre Tales & Supernatural Mysteries
Language: en
Pages: 23189
Authors: Théophile Gautier
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-25 - Publisher: e-artnow

e-artnow presents you this meticulously edited horror collection carefully selected gothic classics, greatest supernatural mysteries, ghost stories and macabre
Deep Silence
Language: en
Pages: 149
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: The Spirit Mania

Life is a name of ups and downs, difficulties will come and we have to face it, we will break, rise and then move on. Many people will be together and many peop
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Robert Sardello
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-14 - Publisher: North Atlantic Books

With its beautifully rich prose, Robert Sardello's newest book invites us to experience silence as a companion presence, a creative heart-felt experience that r
Memorials of the Great War in Britain
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Alex King
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-04 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Taking as its focus memorials of the First World War in Britain, this book brings a fresh approach to the study of public symbols by exploring how different mot
The Sound inside the Silence
Language: en
Pages: 229
Authors: Seán Street
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-26 - Publisher: Springer

In this poetic exploration of the auditory imagination, the third in his series on sonic aesthetics, Seán Street peoples silence with sound, travelling through
Organizing Silence
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Robin Patric Clair
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-01-01 - Publisher: State University of New York Press

A thought-provoking look at how silence is embedded in our language, society, and institutions. Sexual harassment is explored as an example.
Conversations with Silence
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Sally Longley
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-08 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Silence—scary, inviting, or both? What do you do with silence? And what if silence was a language we could learn to read, hear, and even speak? This book invi