Books Defiant Gardens Making Gardens in Wartime by Kenneth I. Helphand Hardcover, 303 pages, Pgw, List Price: $39.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleDefiant GardensSubtitleMaking Gardens in WartimeAuthorKenneth I. Helphand Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Defiant Gardens National Tending 'Defiant Gardens' During Wartime May 29, 2006 From the Western Front trenches of World War I to the deserts of Iraq, soldiers have found comfort in the simple act of gardening. The author of a new book on wartime gardens call them an act of defiance. Tending 'Defiant Gardens' During Wartime Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5435131/5435649" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Excerpts: 'Defiant Gardens' May 29, 2006 Read excerpts from Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime by Kenneth Helphand.