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Oral History

  • Suffering in the Land of Sunshineby Emily K. Abel

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    The history of medicine is much more than the story of doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Seeking to understand the patient’s perspective, historians scour the archives, searching for rare personal accounts. Bringing together a trove of more than 400 family letters by Charles Dwight Willard,  Suffering in the Land of Sunshine  provides a unique window... more...

  • Oral History Theoryby Lynn Abrams

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past, and Oral History Theory provides a comprehensive, systematic and accessible overview of this important field. Combining the study of theories drawn from disciplines ranging from linguistics to psychoanalysis with the observations of practitioners... more...

  • The Unwomanly Face of Warby Svetlana Alexievich; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    The long-awaited translation of the classic oral history of Soviet women's experiences in the Second World War - from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second... more...

  • Secondhand Timeby Svetlana Alexievich; Bela Shayevich

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 18.65

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST  AND  PUBLISHERS WEEKLY •  LOS ANGELES... more...

  • Between East and Westby Anne Applebaum

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 18.32

    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...

  • Soldiers and Citizensby Christian Appy; C. Mirra

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2008; US$ 30.20

    This book is the first comprehensive oral history of the Iraq War. It presents the raw and vivid testimonies and recollections from combat veterans, family members, conscientious objectors, Bush administration officials, Iraqi leaders, and many others, forming a gripping and moving portrait of the war. more...

  • Speaking Historyby S. Armitage

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2016; US$ 30.20

    This oral history reader, designed to supplement texts on the second half of the U.S. history survey, features the words of ordinary people who describe how they shaped, viewed, and remembered American history. more...

  • The Real Band of Brothers: First-hand accounts from the last British survivors of the Spanish Civil Warby Max Arthur

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; US$ 7.74

    Personal stories from the men and women who volunteered to fight for a cause they passionately believed in. more...

  • Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 1901–1910 in Their Own Wordsby Max Arthur

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; US$ 7.75

    Max Arthur, bestselling author of the hugely popular ‘Forgotten Voices’ series, recaptures the day-to-day lives of working people in the Edwardian era. more...

  • Dambustersby Max Arthur

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 12.68

    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 time,... more...