I purchased this for my mum as she is extremely interested in this era of history. We had recently read and seen "The Help" so decided to look for other books on a similar theme. We ordered this book after seeing good reviews however, she was very disappointed to discover it was a childrens book. It would probably be useful for a child's project at school. Nowhere on the product description does it mention this - I certainly think it should as it wasn't a cheap book by any means.