Lost Voices of the Edwardians

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Combining oral history, rare images, and rediscovered film stills from the turn of the century, this work gives voice to the forgotten figures who peopled the cities, factories, and coasts of Edwardian Britain. This extraordinary period was fueled by a relentless sense of progress and witnessed the invention of many of the technologies now taken for granted. This exciting work draws together the experiences of people from all walks of life, capturing the first generation that was able to record their lives on film and imbuing them with emotional immediacy.

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Max Arthur served with the RAF and he has written several best-selling oral history books about the twentieth-century in war and in peacetime. He lectures on strategy and leadership and writes for the Independent. His previous books include 'Above All', 'Courage', 'Forgotten Voices of the Great War', 'Forgotten Voices of the Second World War', 'Symbol of Courage: A History of the Victoria Cross' and 'Lost Voices of the Royal Navy'.

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'What emerges from these hundred's of forgotten voices is not change but continuity -- the essence of a national character which survived two world wars and survives today.' Daily Mail 'Another of Max Arthur's splendid oral histories, giving the undiluted voices literally of princes and paupers!this is a rich and informative read.' BBC History Magazine 'Fascinating and sometimes touching!Max Arthur vividly recreates the world of our great-grandparents!' Image Magazine 'Max Arthur is a researcher with a huge appetite for the almost forgotten!"Lost Voices" penetrates to the core of Edwardian Life -- a marvellous evocation of a neglected era.' Oxford Times Praise for 'Forgotten Voices of the Second World War': 'These stories are so harrowing, their witness so precise and devastating.' The Times 'The words of the soldiers are as fresh as if they were written yesterday -- extraordinary.' Mail on Sunday Praise for 'Forgotten Voices of the Great War': 'An extraordinary and immensely moving book.' Stephen Fry

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Max Arthur, bestselling author of the hugely popular Forgotten Voices series, recaptures the day-to-day lives of working people in the Edwardian era. The Edwardian era is often eclipsed in the popular imagination by the Victorian era that preceded it and the First World War that followed. In this wonderful work, Max Arthur redresses this imbalance, combining oral history and rare images and rediscovered film stills from the turn of the century to give voice to the forgotten figures who peopled the cities, factories and seasides of Edwardian Britain. This extraordinary period was fuelled by a relentless sense of progress and witnessed the invention of many of the technologies we now take for granted. The extremes of this upstairs-downstairs world prompted a huge upsurge in political activity, and the Edwardian age saw the rise of socialism and the emergence of the suffragette movement. These years are made all the more poignant by our knowledge that the First World War was imminent and this time of optimistic development would be brutally cut short. This book draws together the experiences of people from all walks of life, capturing the first generation that was able to record its experiences on film. Bookseller Inventory # AAO9780007216130

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