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Oral History

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  • Envelopes of Sound: The Art of Oral Historyby Ronald Grele

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 36.95

    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. more...

  • Momby Dave Isay; Dave Isay

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    "What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through it. That's what I would give to you." -Fanni Victoria Green-Lemons, in conversation with her daughter, Danyealah Green-Lemons In Mom , Dave... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of The Holocaustby Lyn Smith

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.38

    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 in... more...

  • China Witnessby Xinran

    Random House 2010; US$ 20.78

    China Witness is the personal testimony of a generation whose stories have not yet been told. Here the grandparents and great-grandparents of today sum up in their own words - for the first and perhaps the last time - the vast changes that have overtaken China's people over a century. The book is at once a journey by the author through time and place,... more...

  • Dambustersby Max Arthur

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 14.38

    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 the first... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of the Sommeby Joshua Levine

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 14.38

    1916. The Somme. With over a million casualties, it was the most brutal battle of World War I. It is a clash that even now, over 90 years later, remains seared into the national consciousness, conjuring up images of muddy trenches and young lives tragically wasted. Its first day, July 1st 1916 - on which the British suffered 57,470 casualties,... more...

  • Soviet Communal Livingby Paola Messana

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    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$ 14.38

    '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...

  • Lost Voices of The Royal Navyby Max Arthur

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 16.60

    Acclaimed historian Max Arthur pays tribute to the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1945. Drawing on the personal stories of those who have served during this period, he has created a unique narrative history of the senior service. FORGOTTEN VOICES: THE ROYAL NAVY is a memorable and moving testament to the courage, spirit, skill and irrepressible humour... more...