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World War I
Paul Dowswell
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This book looks at the curriculum history of World War I, through a series of poems from the time. Each poem covers a different topic such as daily wartime living, life in the trenches and attitudes towards patriotism and religion. The backgrounds to each poem and poet is given, together with an explanation of what each poem is about. Includes poems by Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke and WB Yeats.

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Paul Dowswell went to univeristy in London and stayed in the city until 1991, working for the National Sound Archive, The Science Museum, BBC Books and Time Life. He began his publishing career as a picture researcher before becoming a writer and editor. He now works freelance and specialises in children's information books. 'The Complete Book of the Microscope' (Usborne) which Paul edited and co-wrote won the 1999 Rhone-Poulenc Junior Prize for Science Books, and 'Usborne's Medieval Messanger' was short-listed for the 1997 Times Educational Supplement Information Book Award.

Paul Dowswell has...done an excelllent job in bringing out for more careful scrutiny some gems of poetry. In doing so he's highlighted some of the appalling events of the conflict.
Armadillo vol. 4, issue 1

Contemporary photographs, a detailed glossary, index and suggestions for further reading make this an important resource for both history and literature studies.
Junior Education

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