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Our Longest Days: A people's history of the Second World War Paperback – 6 Mar 2008

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books; Main edition (6 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846680883
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846680885
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 774,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A unique attempt to tell the chronological history of the war, event by event, through the eyes of the diarists...As a history to dip in and out of, it is faultless and should be recommended reading for everyone. This is an authentic living, breathing history, almost cinematic in its immediacy. (The Observer)

...a compelling collection of real wartime diaries...a waking dream of blown-out-windows drama and real domesticity. (Good Housekeeping)

...a highly evocative guide to what people on the home front were really thinking...a heartwarming, priceless piece of cultural history. (Glasgow Herald)

A fascinating insight into the lives of Britons during the Second World War. (Sunday Express)

A vivid portrait of Britain at war, from bombs and rations to love affairs and dances...previously unpublished photos help to bring the era to life. (Sainsbury's Magazine)

Richly evocative of the reactions of ordinary people to extraordinary events. (BBC Who Do You Think You Are Magazine)

This book holds a priceless treasure trove of moments...a beautiful slice of social history. (Sunday Business Post (Ireland))

This was life as it happened and there's nothing more fascinating than reading history through the words of those who lived it. (Publishing News)

A thoroughly satisfying literary experience...a vivid flavour of life in Britain during the second world war. (Eastern Daily Press)

A unique record of how the British 'just got on with it' despite the deprivation and dangers of war...makes for hypnotic reading. (Birmingham Post)

Warm and illuminating, this is a testament to the British people and the human spirit. (Sandy Amazeen Monsters and

Book Description

A powerful, detailed and warming story of the Second World War - told through the previously unheard voices of those (such as Nella Last) who described the home front for the 'Mass Observation' project.

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