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Oral History

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  • 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...

  • Lost Voices from the Titanicby Nick Barratt

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.96

    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...

  • Their Darkest Hourby Laurence Rees

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.96

    How could Nazi killers shoot Jewish women and children at close range? Why did Japanese soldiers rape and murder on such a horrendous scale? How was it possible to endure the torment of a Nazi concentration camp? Award-winning documentary maker and historian Laurence Rees has spent nearly 20 years wrestling with these questions in the... more...

  • Steps to S6by Stephanie Ellen Williams

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 7.99

    The author of this book speaks candidly about the highs and lows of her life, in an attempt to help others realise that no matter what has gone before, providing you make the right choices, there is always the chance to achieve your dreams. And when it comes to setting and achieving goals, there really are no limits. more...

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

    Dundurn 1997; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Every Tongue Got to Confessby Zora Neale Hurston

    HarperCollins US 2004; US$ 10.99

    E-Book Extra: Oral Tradition: A Reading Group Guide An extensive volume of nearly 500 folktales celebrating African American oral tradition, community, and faith, collected by Zora Neale Hurston on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s. The New York Times calls these bitter and often hilarious tales ?splendidly vivid and true?. Every... more...

  • Oral Traditions and the Verbal Artsby Ruth Finnegan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    Provides up-to-date guidance on how to approach the study of oral forms and their performances, examining both the practicalities of fieldwork and the methods by which oral texts and performances can be observed, collected and analysed. more...

  • Oral History, Health and Welfareby Joanna Bornat; Robert Perks; Paul Thompson; Jan Walmsley

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 155.00

    This book discusses the significance of oral history to the development of health and welfare provisions. By focusing on individual experiences, the human dimensions of the history of medicine are explored. more...

  • To Wear the Dust of Warby Samuel Iwry; Leslie J.H. Kelley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 41.00

    Like many European Jews, Sam Iwry began his life in Poland, but at the age of ten fled with his family to Russia before World War I. At age 29, Iwry was forced to flee again - this time from the Soviets - and ended up in Shanghai, China, joining 20,000 Jewish refugees who were there. The story of the Diaspora caused by the Holocaust is well-known,... more...

  • Never Will We Forget: Oral Histories of World War IIby Marilyn Mayer Culpepper

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 45.00

    The personal stories of the men and women who fought and lived the Second World War-in battle, and on the home front. more...