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Oral History

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  • Voices from the Great Houses of Ireland: Life in the Big Houseby Jane O'Keeffe

    Mercier Press 2013; US$ 17.50

    A rare glimpse of life in Ireland's big houses, including Blarney Castle and Bantry House in Cork and the Denny Estates in Kerry. more...

  • America's Home Front Heroes: An Oral History of World War IIby Stacy Enyeart

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 64.00

    America's Home Front Heroes: An Oral History of World War II brings together in one rich resource the voices of those whom history often leaves out?the ordinary men, women, and children caught up in an extraordinary time. America's Home Front Heroes is divided into four sections: A Time for Heightened Passion, A Time for Caution and Prejudice,... more...

  • American Veterans on Warby Elise Forbes Tripp

    Interlink Publishing 2012; US$ 15.00

    The United States is embroiled in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan—wars that seem as far from Americans? understanding as they are distant from our shores. With American Veterans on War, Elise Forbes Tripp brings our current wars and their predecessors home in the words of 55 veterans aged 20 to 90. The veterans raise questions about when wars are... more...

  • Archaeology and Language Iby Roger Blench; Matthew Spriggs

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Archaeology and Language I represents groundbreaking work in synthesizing two disciplines that are now seen as interlinked: linguistics and archaeology. This volume is the first of a three-part survey of innovative results emerging from their combination. Archaeology and historical linguistics have largely pursued separate tracks until recently,... more...

  • Belfast Taxiby Lee Henry

    Blackstaff Press Ltd 2012; US$ 6.99

    A black taxi tour has become one of the things to do in Belfast. Join Lee Henry as he tours Belfast in the company of the city?s taxi drivers, and discovers the people?s history. more...

  • Between East and Westby Anne Applebaum

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 20.78

    A vivid and human glimpse into Europe's borderlands as they emerged from Soviet rule - back in print after nearly 20 years 'In this superb book, in which one senses the spirit of Franz Kafka and Bruno Schulz, the dramatic world of the Eastern borderlands comes to life' Ryszard Kapuscinski As Europe's borderlands emerged from Soviet rule, Anne... more...

  • Blood on the Tidesby Isidore Okpewho

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 32.99

    The Ozidi Saga is one of Africa's best known prosimetric epics, set in the Delta region of Nigeria. Blood on the Tides examines the epic -- a tale of a warrior and his sorcerer grandmother's revenge upon the assassins who killed her son -- both as an example of oral literature and as a reflection of the specific social and political concerns of the... more...

  • Bullets, Bombs and Cups of Teaby Ken Wharton

    Helion & Company 2009; US$ 19.99

    This is Ken Wharton's second oral history of the Northern Ireland troubles told again from the perspective of the ordinary British soldier. This book looks deeper into the conflict, utilizing stories from new contributors providing revealing and long-forgotten stories of the troubles from the back streets of the Ardoyne to the bandit country of... more...

  • Community and Change in the North Carolina Mountainsby Nannie Greene; Catherine Stokes Sheppard

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    Oral history and memoirs preserve much more than a single event. They record information about a time and a particular way of life. Buying a loaf of bread for a dime and a 25-pound bag of flour for a dollar, walking 9 ½ miles in 5 hours, watching the Cove Creek gym (and several school buses) go up in flames--these are just a few of the tales related... more...

  • The Corpse Walkerby Liao Yiwu

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    ?Revealing. . . . full of forbearance and forgiveness. . . . Each re-created interview?captures a particular individual at a crucial time in Chinese history.? ? The New York Times Book Review ?Stunning. . . . Revealing in its incidental details. . . . Liao brings us fascinating insights into the lives of all manner of workers....an addictive book.?... more...