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Arthur Mee: A Biography
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Lutterworth Pr
Publication date July 31, 2016
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780718894351
ISBN-10 0718894359
Original list price $40.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: A biography of the journalist and children's editor and writer, Arthur Mee (1875-1943). It draws on approximately 700 letters sent by Mee to his friend John Derry, as well as letters between Mee and Alfred Harmsworth.
The book aims to enable readers to locate the brand of Arthur Mee as journalist and children's editor/author within the wider cultural, political and social context of England c. 1900-1943 and provide an antidote to the “overly romanticized nostalgia attached to Mee's name”.
There is a focus on Mee’s patriotism, faith and belief in Empire, and discussion of his creation of the Children’s Encyclopaedia and Children’s Newspaper.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ONE. Beginnings
A Nonconformist Upbringing
An Ordinary Schooling
The Making of a Journalist
London, Marriage and Family
TWO. Caught in the Harmsworth Web
Working for “the Chief”
The Harmsworth Self-Educator
“I Have to Think of My Career”
“A Most Attractive Individual”
Eynsford Hill
THREE. Manufacturing a Brand
The Idea of Childhood
Context and Competition
The Children’s Encyclopaedia
Connecting With Childhood
The Children’s Newspaper
FOUR. God, Faith and Evolution
The Meaning of Life
Darwinism, Evolution and Faith
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A Eugenic Society
Temperance and the Evils of Drink
FIVE. A Matchless England
Literature and Heroes
“The Most Beautiful Land on Earth”
A Principled War
SIX. An Accidental Empire
An Empire of Good Intentions
A Darwinian Empire
Being English, White and Australian
Being an Aboriginal Australian
SEVEN. Society, Humanity and Order
At War with Poverty and Ignorance
“This Civil War”
The Angel in the House
Society at Home
EIGHT. The Challenge of the Modern
Old and New England
The “Kinema"
All That Jazz
Mind Your Language
Saving the Countryside
NINE. “A Heartbreaking World”
Shattered Dreams
“My England Book”
Hopeful Days

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