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  • 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...

  • Punk Rockby John Robb

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 22.51

    'To see The Clash on the White Riot tour was like discovering how to be a rock star: you just did it yourself. You didn't wait for someone to come and discover you. That was the most important thing that came out of punk... We came home and we cut our hair and bought skinny trousers. It was year zero. That was the moment for me' Billy Bragg ... more...

  • Voices from the Campsby Nabil Marshood

    University Press of America 2010; US$ 29.99

    This sociological study explores refugee camps in Jordan, where refugees of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict share their plight and narrative of the Nakbeh (Catastrophe) of 1948. This book does not propose solutions; rather, it highlights the human side of the Palestinian trauma and the urgent need for a just solution. more...

  • Oral Historyby Marta Kurkowska-Budzan; Krzysztof Zamorski

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    Oral History: The Challenges of Dialogue shows contemporary oral history at work in a variety of contexts, levels, and engagements. The issues developed in the book correspond to different stages of research: preparing and conducting the interview, evaluating and analyzing the collected material, publishing in the broad sense of speaking to different... more...