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Oral History

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  • Our Land Before We Dieby Jeff Guinn

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 16.95

    In Our Land Before We Die , Jeff Guinn traces the little-known history of the runaway slaves who fled to the Florida Everglades to live alongside the Seminole Indians. Deeply rooted in tribal oral history, and based on extensive interviews with descendants, this book describes the incredible circumstances of a people who sought shelter in the shadow... more...

  • Our Stories, Our Livesby Wahida Shaffi

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 15.00

    This book presents the stories of 20 women from Bradford between the ages of 14 and 80, from their own perspectives. It offers an intricate mosaic of the experiences, views and hopes of these women and in so doing emphasises the power of people's lives to aid deeper debate and understanding and gives voice to an important and often marginalised... more...

  • Envelopes of Soundby Ronald J Grele

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 36.95

    What is it that oral historians do? Prior to the publication of Envelopes of Sound oral history was regarded as an archival practice and interviews were considered the repositories of data. Envelopes shows that the interview is a series of dialectical relationships embedded in language, social practice, and historical imagination. It merges theory... more...

  • Momby Dave Isay; Dave Isay

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 21.95

    "[ Mom ] bursts with stories that are unvarnished, sad, funny, wise, and most of all, very real." - Chicago Tribune (Editor's Choice) Featuring StoryCorps' most revealing stories on the subject, Mom looks across a diversity of experience to offer an entirely original portrait of motherhood. In conversations between parents and children,... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of The Holocaustby Lyn Smith

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 13.27

    Following the success of Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Lyn Smith visits the oral accounts preserved in the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, to reveal the sheer complexity and horror of one of human history's darkest hours. The great majority of Holocaust survivors suffered considerable physical and psychological wounds, yet even... more...

  • Nothing Less Than Victoryby Russell Miller

    Random House 2010; US$ 18.45

    The Normandy Landings, the largest amphibious operation the world has ever seen, marked ' the beginning of the end of the Second World War'. Russell Miller's superb book offers a definitive account of 'being alive in 1944, being young, and being at war'. Letter, diaries, memos and dozen of interviews with veterans from all sides recreate the deception... more...

  • Dambustersby Max Arthur

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.80

    On the night of 16-17 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers from 617 Squadron headed for Germany. Their mission, for which they had been trained under a cloak of absolute secrecy, was to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley and in doing so cripple the Nazi industrial war effort. It was to become one of the most famous raids of WW2. For... more...

  • Soviet Communal Livingby Paola Messana

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    This book brings together fascinating testimonies from thirty inhabitants of the "Kommunalka," the communal apartments that were the norm in housing in the cities of Russia during the whole history of the Soviet Union. The Kommunalka was perhaps the most important social experiment undertaken by the Soviet regime, having arguably as much if not more... more...

  • Voice of the Pastby Paul Thompson

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 39.99

    In this revised edition of Paul Thompson's successful book, he traces oral history through its own past and weighs up the recent achievements of this international movement. He challenges myths of historical scholarship and looks at the use of oral sources by the historian. The author offers advice on designing a project; discusses reliability... more...

  • Prisoner Of Warby Charles Rollings

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 13.27

    'For you, the war is over.' These famous words marked the end of the Second World War for nearly half a million allied servicemen, and the beginning of a very different battle in captivity. Waged against boredom, brutality, disease, hunger and despair, it was a battle for survival, fought without the aid of weapons against fully armed enemy captors.... more...