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Oral History

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  • 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...

  • China Witnessby Xinran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    China Witness is a remarkable work of oral history that lets us see the cultural upheavals of the past century through the eyes of the Chinese who lived through them.  Xinran, acclaimed author of The Good Women of China , traveled across China seeking out the nation?s grandparents and great-grandparents, the men and women who experienced firsthand... 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...

  • Nothing Less Than Victoryby Russell Miller

    Random House 2010; US$ 17.64

    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...

  • 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...

  • Lost Voices of the Royal Navyby Max Arthur

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    From the bestselling author of FORGOTTEN VOICES OF THE GREAT WAR, comes an unforgettable collection of vivid eyewitness accounts of life in the Royal Navy more...