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  • Letter To An Unknown Soldier: A New Kind of War Memorialby Kate Pullinger; Neil Bartlett

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 7.88

    On Platform One of Paddington Station in London, there is a statue of an unknown soldier; he?s reading a letter. On the hundredth anniversary of the declaration of war everyone in the country was invited to take a moment and write that letter. A selection of those letters are published here, in a new kind of war memorial ? one made only of words. more...

  • Maori Oral Traditionby Jane McRae

    Auckland University Press 2017; US$ 35.99

    M?ori oral tradition is the rich, poetic record of the past handed down by voice over generations through whakapapa, whakatauk?, k?rero and waiata. In genealogies and sayings, histories, stories and songs, M?ori tell of ?te ao tawhito? or the old world: the gods, the migration of the Polynesian ancestors from Hawaiki and life here in Aotearoa. A voice... more...

  • Negotiating Genocide in Rwandaby Erin Jessee

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 100.63

    This book is an oral history-based study of the politics of history in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Using life history and thematic interviews, the author brings the narratives of officials, survivors, returnees, perpetrators, and others whose lives have been intimately affected by genocide into conversation with scholarly studies... more...

  • Oral History in Latin Americaby David Carey Jr

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This field guide to oral history in Latin America addresses methodological, ethical, and interpretive issues arising from the region?s unique milieu. With careful consideration of the challenges of working in Latin America ? including those of language, culture, performance, translation, and political instability ? David Carey Jr. provides guidance... more...

  • The Frogmen of World War IIby Chet Cunningham

    Pocket Books 2007; US$ 7.99

    As countless battlefronts in the Pacific, African, and European theaters called for direct amphibious assaults against islands and beachheads, a small corps of exceptionally skilled fighting men was formed -- the U.S. Navy underwater warriors. Beginning in 1943, these men undertook never-before-attempted missions ranging from eye-to-eye recon of enemy-held... more...

  • Myth, Ritual and the Oralby Jack Goody

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

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

  • The Scots Kirkby Andrew Chadwick; Bruce McCowan; Nancy McCowan

    Dundurn 1997; US$ 7.99

    The history of one of Metro Toronto's most historic churches, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Scarborough, founded in 1818. This publication records the many memorable individuals to fill its pulpits and pews as well as stories of its associations, buildings and community anecdotes. more...

  • Voices of British Columbiaby Robert Budd

    D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Habits of Changeby Carole Garibaldi Rogers

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    A collection of extraordinary oral histories of American nuns, Habits of Change captures the experiences of women whose lives over the past fifty years have been marked by dramatic transformation. Bringing together women from more than 40 religious communities, most of whom entered religious life before Vatican II, the book shows how their lives... more...