Poppyganda: The Historical And Social Impact Of A Flower by Matthew LeonardPoppyganda: The Historical And Social Impact Of A Flower by Matthew Leonard

Poppyganda: The Historical And Social Impact Of A Flower

byMatthew Leonard

Paperback | March 15, 2016

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The poppy has been the enduring symbol of World War I since the years of the war itself, and it now embodies a century of ever-changing attitudes towards the world’s first global war. But the Great War didn’t represent the poppy’s first association with combat—long before 1914, it was seen as an emblem of war, both its heroism and its futility.

Poppyganda uncovers the history of the poppy and its relationship to warfare, showing how it has been used by various factions over the centuries to both justify and condemn war, and how it continues to be a potent symbol today, one that plays a part, both rueful and celebratory, in nearly every commemoration of World War I.
Matthew Leonard is a modern conflict archaeologist at the University of Bristol.
Title:Poppyganda: The Historical And Social Impact Of A FlowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 7.5 × 5.33 × 0.4 inPublished:March 15, 2016Publisher:Uniform PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:191050016X

ISBN - 13:9781910500163

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Table of Contents

The Battle-zones of Modern War
A History of the Remembrance Poppy
The Twenty-first Century Western Front
The Future of the Past

Editorial Reviews

"An object to behold, filled with excellent quality photographs and images arranged artistically around the text. Poppyganda is a truly thought-provoking read."