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  • Displacedby Olivia Bennett; Christopher McDowell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 30.00

    A collection of oral histories that reveal the loss of cultural continuity, identity, shifts in family responsibilities, gender roles and fractured relationships between generations that are just some of the challenges people face as they attempt to rebuild lives and communities. more...

  • Early Voicesby Mary Alice Downie; Barbara Robertson; Elizabeth Jane Errington

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 28.99

    This selection of writings by 29 Canadian women presents a unique portrait of Canada through time and space, and a range of voices from high-born wives of governors general to a fishermans wife in Labrador. All of which demonstrate how womens experiences helped shape this country. more...

  • Every hill got a storyby Men and Women of Central Australia and the Central Land Council; Marg Bowman

    Hardie Grant Books 2015; US$ 23.99

    Every hill got a story is the first comprehensive history of Central Australia’s Aboriginal people, as told in their own words and many languages. Nyinanyi ngurangka - being on country - is not a ‘lifestyle choice’ but a hard-won right, a spiritual and cultural duty, a constant battle, a source of happiness and opportunity and the meaning... more...

  • Exodus to Shanghaiby Steve Hochstadt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 29.00

    Of the 400,000 German-speaking Jews that escaped the Third Reich, about 16,000 ended up in Shanghai, China. This groundbreaking volume gathers 20 years of interviews with over 100 former Shanghai refugees. It offers a moving collective portrait of courage, culture shock, persistence, and enduring hope in the face of unimaginable hardships. more...

  • Fake Banana Sandwiches & Hidden Historyby Gary Rutheerford

    Original Writing 2012; US$ 9.99

    A chance question the day after the Michael Collins episode aired of the documentary series ?Who is Ireland?s Greatest?, gradually took a hold on me and drove me to research the life of my wife?s grandfather, Peadar McNulty. Peadar was a veteran of the 1916 Rising and War of Independence. I found Peadar had written several journal and chronological... more...

  • The Fate of Holocaust Memoriesby Chaya H. Roth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    An innovative mix of history and psychological research, this book tells the story of one family of Holocaust survivors and reveals how each generation has passed on memories of the War and the Shoah to the next. more...

  • Forgotten Voices Of The Second World Warby Max Arthur

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.38

    The Imperial War Museum holds a vast archive of interviews with soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians of most nationalities who saw action during WW2. As in the highly-acclaimed Forgotten Voices of the Great War , Max Arthur and his team of researchers spent hundreds of hours digging deep into this unique archive, uncovering tapes, many of which... 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, including... more...

  • French War Brides in Americaby Hilary Kaiser

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 45.00

    The thrill of love in the heady days following liberation soon turned to a lesson in reality as GI's and their French brides navigated paperwork, bigotry, and culture shock on both sides, some finding true love, and some finding the American Dream. 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...