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Defiant gardens : making gardens in wartime

Defiant gardens : making gardens in wartime

Author: Kenneth I Helphand
Publisher: San Antonio, Tex. : Trinity University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Proving that gardens are far more than peaceful respites from the outside world, Defiant Gardens is a thought-provoking analysis of why people build and work in gardens. Helphand portrays the dramatic range of circumstances in which people have created gardens - as a means of nourishment, as a pursuit of beauty, and as an expression of hope. Informative and inspirational, this history of gardens during wartime  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Local author
Oregon authors
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth I Helphand
ISBN: 9781595340214 1595340211 9781595340450 1595340459
OCLC Number: 62804667
Awards: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award, 2007
Description: xiv, 303 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: War and gardens --
Trench gardens : the Western Front in World War I --
Ghetto gardens : Nazi Europe, 1939-44 --
Barbed-wire gardens : Allied prisoners of war and civilian internees in Europe and Asia in the world wars --
Stone gardens : Japanese American internment camps, 1942-45 --
Postwar : gardens after the war --
Digging deeper : the spriit of defiant gardens.
Responsibility: Kenneth I. Helphand.
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Examines gardens of war in the twentieth century, including gardens built behind the trenches in World War I, in the ghettos during World War II, and in Japanese-American internment camps in the US,  Read more...


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"An incredible and deply moving history of the ways in which soldiers and civilians, often in the most grievous and immiserated circumstances, have created little pockets of horticultural hope Read more...

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