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Oral History

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  • Doing Oral Historyby Donald A. Ritchie

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 18.99

    Oral history is vital to our understanding of the cultures and experiences of the past. Unlike written history, oral history forever captures people's feelings, expressions, and nuances of language. But what exactly is oral history? How reliable is the information gathered by oral history? And what does it take to become an oral historian? Donald... more...

  • London Voices, London Livesby Peter Hall

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    London Voices, London Lives addresses a question of great current importance for urban policy: what kind of a place is London in the early 21st century, and how does it differ significantly - economically, socially, culturally, in quality of life - from other parts of urban Britain? It addresses these questions in a unique way: over one hundred ordinary... more...

  • Life Storiesby Charlotte Linde

    Oxford University Press, USA 1993; US$ 48.99

    All adult speakers in Western cultures have life stories argues Charlotte Linde, and the ways in which these life stories are formed and exchanged with others have a powerful effect on all of us. Life stories express our sense of self, who we are and how we got that way. According to Linde, we also use these stories to show that our lives can be understood... more...

  • Soldiers and Citizensby Carl Mirra; Christian Appy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 35.00

    This book is the first comprehensive oral history of the Iraq War. It presents the raw and vivid testimonies and recollections from combat veterans, family members, conscientious objectors, Bush administration officials, Iraqi leaders, and many others, forming a gripping and moving portrait of the war. more...

  • The Fate of Holocaust Memoriesby Chaya H. Roth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    An innovative mix of history and psychological research, this book tells the story of one family of Holocaust survivors and reveals how each generation has passed on memories of the War and the Shoah to the next. more...

  • The Greatest War - Volume IIby Gerald Astor

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 12.99

    Told by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, this series is an oral history of World War II from those who were there. This second volume examines the storming of Omaha Beach on D-Day, and the advance of allied forces across Europe to the liberation of Paris. more...

  • America's Home Front Heroesby Stacy Enyeart

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 70.00

    America's Home Front Heroes: An Oral History of World War II brings together in one rich resource the voices of those whom history often leaves out—the ordinary men, women, and children caught up in an extraordinary time.||America's Home Front Heroes is divided into four sections: A Time for Heightened Passion, A Time for Caution and Prejudice,... more...

  • Nations Rememberedby Theda Perdue

    ABC-CLIO 1980; US$ 82.95

    The five largest southeastern Indian groups - the Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles - were forced to emigrate west to the Indian territory (now Oklahoma) in the 1830s. Here, from WPA interviews, are those Indians' own stories of the troubled years between the Civil War and Oklahoma statehood - a period of extraordinary turmoil.... more...

  • They Say in Harlan Countyby Alessandro Portelli

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99

    Made famous in the 1976 documentary Harlan County USA, this pocket of Appalachian coal country has been home to generations of miners--and to some of the most bitter labor battles of the 20th century. It has also produced a rich tradition of protest songs and a wealth of fascinating culture and custom that has remained largely undiscovered by outsiders,... more...

  • Voices Of Freedomby Henry Hampton; Steve Fayer; Sarah Flynn

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.14

    In this monumental volume, Henry Hampton and Steve Fayer draw upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, weaving a fascinating narrative of the civil rights movement told by the people who lived it. more...