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Failed Hope
The Story of the Lost Peace
By (author): John Wilson
9781459703452 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Europe Europe Oct 27, 2012
$18.99 CAD
Out of print 8.25 x 9.5 x 1 in | 300 gr 120 pages 86 B&W illustrations, Index, Maps, Bibliography Dundurn
Information Book Awards 2013, Long-listed
2013 Information Book Awards — Long-listed

Peace after the First World War inspires hope for a better life that’s crushed by the advent of the Second World War.

Beginning with the Treaty of Versailles and the hope for the birth of a better world, Failed Hope follows the postwar rise of fascism, social unrest, Prohibition, the Great Depression, Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, and the wars in Abyssinia, Spain, and China. The general strike in Winnipeg provides a Canadian perspective to the global labour turmoil of the period. The book ends with the failure of appeasement and the outbreak of the Second World War.

The information is presented in easily digestible segments, accompanied by photographs. Informative sidebars provide background information or connect world events to activities in Canada.

Failed Hope links with John Wilson’s two previous books, Desperate Glory and Bitter Ashes, covering the history of the 20th century from 1914 to 1945 and the effects of its world wars.

John Wilson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the author of numerous books for young people. He has written other Stories of Canada titles, including Righting Wrongs and Discovering the Arctic, both of which were shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award for children's non-fiction. He lives in Lantzville, British Columbia.

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