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Oral History

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  • 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...

  • China Candidby Ye Sang; Geremie Randall Barmé

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    Leading Chinese journalist Sang Ye follows his successful book Chinese Lives with this collection of absorbing interviews with twenty-six men, women, and children taking the reader into the complex realities of the People's Republic of China today. Through intimate conversations conducted over many years, China Candid provides an alternative history... more...

  • The Tenants of East Harlemby Russell Leigh Sharman

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 12.95

    Rich with the textures and rhythms of street life, The Tenants of East Harlem is an absorbing and unconventional biography of a neighborhood told through the life stories of seven residents whose experiences there span nearly a century. Modeled on the ethnic distinctions that divide the community, the book portrays the old guard of East Harlem: Pete,... more...

  • The Greatest War - Volume Iby Gerald Astor

    Grand Central Publishing 2001; US$ 12.99

    One of the nation's most acclaimed military historians presents an authoritative and dramatic three-volume oral history of World War II. This volume includes gripping accounts from American sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines who share their experiences from the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of Bataan, up through the earliest battles on European... more...

  • Ladakhi Historiesby John Bray

    BRILL 2005; US$ 136.00

    This book presents the most important findings of recent historical research on Ladakh in the Indian Himalaya. It draws on contributions from historians, art historians, linguists and anthropologists to provide a much richer view of the region?s past than was previously available. more...

  • Telling Storiesby Bain Attwood; Fiona Magowan

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 31.81

    Indigenous histories not only challenge the content of conventional national and colonial histories inasmuch as they tell a different story, but they also challenge the nature of history itself? more...

  • What Was Asked of Usby Trish Wood; Bobby Muller

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 9.99

    "A visceral account of the war . . . honest, agenda-free, and chilling." - New York Times Book Review The Iraq war officially began on March 20, 2003, and since then more than one million young Americans have rotated through the country's insurgent-infested hot spots. But although stories of dramatic ambushes and attacks dominate the front... 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...

  • Postmemories of Terrorby Susana Kaiser

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00

    Postmemories of Terror focuses on how young Argentineans remember the traumatic events of the military dictatorship (1976-83). This fascinating work is based on oral histories with sixty-three young people who were too young to be directly victimized or politically active during this period. All were born during or after the terror and possessed... more...

  • So They Understandby William Schneider

    Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    Illustrated with numerous stories collected from Alaska, the Yukon, and South Africa and further enlivened by the author's accessible style and experiences as a longtime oral historian and archivist, So They Understand is a comprehensive study of the special challenges and concerns involved in documenting, representing, preserving, and interpreting... more...