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Oral History

  • A Guide to Oral History and the Lawby John A. Neuenschwander

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    According to the Oral History Association, the term oral history refers to "a method of recording and preserving oral testimony" which results in a verbal document that is "made available in different forms to other users, researchers, and the public." Ordinarily such an academic process would seem to be far removed from legal challenges.... more...

  • Steps to S6by Stephanie Ellen Williams

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 7.99

    The author of this book speaks candidly about the highs and lows of her life, in an attempt to help others realise that no matter what has gone before, providing you make the right choices, there is always the chance to achieve your dreams. And when it comes to setting and achieving goals, there really are no limits. more...

  • Queer Domesticitiesby Matt Cook

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Sissy home boys or domestic outlaws? Through a series of vivid case studies taken from across the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Matt Cook explores the emergence of these trenchant stereotypes and looks at how they play out in the home and family lives of queer men. more...

  • Listening on the Edgeby Mark Cave; Stephen M. Sloan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 19.99

    From the headlines of local newspapers to the coverage of major media outlets, scenes of war, natural disaster, political revolution and ethnic repression greet readers and viewers at every turn. What we often fail to grasp, however, despite numerous treatments of events is the deep meaning and broader significance of crisis and disaster. The complexity... more...

  • For Five Shillings a Day: Personal Histories of World War IIby Dr. Richard Campbell-Begg; Dr. Peter Liddle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    An amazing collection of eyewitness accounts of the British experience in World War II. First-hand narratives are drawn from every rank of the army and every corner of the conflict to create a moving and illuminating story of the greatest war of this century. more...

  • Smolensk under the Nazisby Laurie R. Cohen

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    This study provides a fascinating and nuanced account of the twenty-six-month Nazi occupation of Smolensk, a Russian town. By drawing on oral-history interviews and a broad range of archival sources, it sheds new light on the everyday civilian life of Soviets, Jews, and Roma. Examining a variety of local propagandistic efforts by the Nazi and Stalinist... more...

  • Sharecropper?s Troubadourby Michael K. Honey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 28.00

    Folk singer and labor organizer John Handcox was born to illiterate sharecroppers, but went on to become one of the most beloved folk singers of the prewar labor movement. This beautifully told oral history gives us Handcox in his own words, recounting a journey that began in the Deep South and went on to shape the labor music tradition. more...

  • Dedicated to Godby Abbie Reese

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99

    As a subculture, cloistered monastic nuns live hidden from public view by choice. Once a woman joins the cloister and makes final vows, she is almost never seen and her voice is not heard; her story is essentially nonexistent in the historical record and collective, public history. From interviews conducted over six years, Abbie Reese tells the stories... more...

  • The Routledge Guide to Interviewingby Sean McConville; Anna Bryson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    The Routledge Guide to Interviewing sets out a well-tested and practical approach and methodology: what works, difficulties and dangers to avoid and key questions which must be answered before you set out. Background methodological issues and arguments are considered and drawn upon but the focus is on what is ethical, legally acceptable and productive.... more...

  • Everybody's Businessby Jon Miller; Lucy Parker

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 26.24

    Sometimes it seems as if business exists purely to enrich a small elite. While the world is facing unprecedented challenges, it appears that businesses are only interested in making profits or paying bonuses. Big businesses are powerful machines. We all know they have the potential to cause enormous social and environmental harm; but with their resources... more...