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Oral History

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  • When Everything Changedby Gail Collins

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 14.99

    Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and bestselling author, recounts the astounding revolution in women's lives over the past 50 years, with her usual "sly wit and unfussy style" ( People ). When Everything Changed begins in 1960, when most American women had to get their husbands' permission to apply for a credit card. It ends in 2008 with... more...

  • Men at Warby Bill Fawcett

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00

    Epic battles?as seen through the eyes of the men who fought them. From Gettysburg to D-Day, history?s most momentous battles have been recounted to the world on a grand scale. This book, for the first time ever, looks at man?s most epic battles from the point of view of the soldiers on the front lines; providing new insight into the great wars... more...

  • Voices of British Columbiaby Robert Budd

    D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 24.00

    Between 1959 and 1966, the late CBC Radio journalist Imbert Orchard travelled across British Columbia with recording engineer Ian Stephen interviewing nearly a thousand of the province?s pioneers. The resulting collection ? 2,700 hours of audiotapes describing both extraordinary events and everyday experiences ? is considered by historians to be one... more...

  • Queer Domesticitiesby Matt Cook

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Sissy home boys or domestic outlaws? Through a series of vivid case studies taken from across the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Matt Cook explores the emergence of these trenchant stereotypes and looks at how they play out in the home and family lives of queer men. more...

  • A Guide to Oral History and the Lawby John A. Neuenschwander

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    According to the Oral History Association, the term oral history refers to "a method of recording and preserving oral testimony" which results in a verbal document that is "made available in different forms to other users, researchers, and the public." Ordinarily such an academic process would seem to be far removed from legal challenges.... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Oral Historyby Donald A. Ritchie

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 52.99

    In the past sixty years, oral history has moved from the periphery to the mainstream of academic studies and is now employed as a research tool by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, medical therapists, documentary film makers, and educators at all levels. The Oxford Handbook of Oral History brings together forty authors on five continents to... more...

  • Cattle Campby Herb Wharton

    University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    A collection of stories told to the author by Aboriginal stockmen and women. Captures the life of the droving days when these people traveled huge distances on drives from North Queensland to Victoria and South Australia. Has a foreword by the author, maps and several photographs. Author's novel 'Unbranded' was highly commended in the David Unaipon... more...

  • Myth, Ritual and the Oralby Jack Goody

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    Jack Goody, one of the world's most distinguished anthropologists, returns to the related themes of myth, orality and literacy. more...

  • Beauty and Atrocity: People, Politics and Ireland?s Fight for Peaceby Joshua Levine

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    An ambitious and powerful account of modern Irish history through the eyes of those who experienced it at first hand. more...

  • Lost Voices from the Titanicby Nick Barratt

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.24

    Starting from its original conception and design by the owners and naval architects at the White Star Line through construction at Harland and Wolff's shipyards in Belfast, Nick Barratt explores the pre-history of the Titanic . He examines the aspirations of the owners, the realities of construction and the anticipation of the first sea-tests, revealing... more...