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  • 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...

  • Flares of Memory: Stories of Childhood During the Holocaustby Anita Brostoff; Sheila Chamovitz

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 18.99

    In a series of writing workshops at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, survivors who were children or teens during World War II assembled to remember the pivotal moments in which their lives were irreparably changed by the Nazis. These flares of memory preserve the voices of over forty Jews from throughout Europe who experienced a history that cannot... more...

  • Long Time, Olden Timeby Peter Read; Jay Read

    IAD Press 1991; US$ 10.45

    The year is 1977, and Dinny Japaljarri remembers a time when the Northern Territory was a very different place. Twenty five years on, many of the events in this book now survive only in the memories of a generation that has passed, or is passing, away. Their stories, however, live on told here in the vibrant tradition of Aboriginal oral history,... more...

  • Memory and Memorials, 1789-1914by Matthew Campbell; Jaqueline M. Labbe; Sally Shuttleworth

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Ranging historically from the French Revolution to the beginnings of Modernism, this book examines the significance of memory in an era of furious social change. Through an examination of literature, history and science the authors explore the theme of memory as a tool of social progression. This book offers a fresh theoretical understanding of the... 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...

  • The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slangby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 220.00

    Drawn from the Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, with the emphasis on the expressions used or coined before 1914. more...

  • The Greatest Generationby Tom Brokaw

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 17.00

    "In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the massive and daring Allied invasion of Europe that marked the beginning of the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. There, I underwent a life-changing experience. As I walked the beaches with the American veterans... more...

  • On Living Through Soviet Russiaby Daniel Bertaux; Anna Rotkirch; Paul Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 195.00

    For a period of over seventy years after the 1917 revolutions in Russia, talking about the past, either political or personal, became dangerous. The new policy of glasnost at the end of the 1980s resulted in a flood of reminiscence, almost nightly on television and more formally collected by new Russian oral history groups and western researchers.... more...

  • Migrant Daughterby Frances Esquibel Tywoniak; Mario T. García

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    Taking us from the open spaces of rural New Mexico and the fields of California's Great Central Valley to the intellectual milieu of student life in Berkeley during the 1950s, this memoir, based on an oral history by Mario T. Garcia, is the powerful and moving testimonio of a young Mexican American woman's struggle to rise out of poverty. more...

  • War Storiesby Robert G. Moeller

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Robert G. Moeller powerfully conveys the complicated story of how West Germans recast the recent past after the Second World War. He rejects earlier characterizations of a postwar West Germany dominated by attitudes of "forgetting" or silence about the Nazi past. more...