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No Return Address: A Memoir of Displacement
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|January 22, 2005

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In recounting her life's journey from Romania to the United States, Vlasopolos writes movingly of the peculiar attributes of displacement in the contemporary world. Vlasopolos renders a loving portrait of her mother, an Auschwitz survivor courageously raising a…
Salmon P. Chase: A Biography
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|March 9, 1995

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Salmon P. Chase was one of the preeminent men of 19th-century America. A majestic figure, tall and stately, Chase was a leader in the fight to end slavery, a brilliant administrator who as Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury provided crucial funding for a vastly…
Tokyo Rose / An American Patriot: A Dual Biography
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|December 31, 2009

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Tokyo Rose / An American Patriot explores the parallel lives of World War II legend Tokyo Rose and a Japanese American woman named Iva Toguri. Trapped in Tokyo during the war and forced to broadcast on Japanese radio, Toguri nonetheless refused to renounce her…
Transculturing Auto/Biography: Forms of Life Writing
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|October 18, 2013

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Rosalia Baena’s theoretically challenging, analytical volume of essays, explores the diversity of shapes that transcultural life writing takes, demonstrating how it has become one of the most dynamic and productive literary forms of self-inscription and…
Sonia Sotomayor: A Biography
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|May 3, 2012

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Sonia Sotomayor: A Biography is an overview of Justice Sotomayor's life and career from her childhood to her ascent to the Supreme Court. It is also an early assessment of her performance on the court, her relationships with her colleagues, and the particular…
The Civil War Memoirs of a Virginia Cavalryman: Lt. Robert T. Hubard Jr.

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A witness who brings remarkable life and color to the Civil War in the East. Robert Hubard was an enlisted man and officer of the 3rd Virginia Cavalry in the Army of Northern Virginia (CSA) from 1861 through 1865. He wrote his memoir during an extended…
Secret Memoirs of the Shoguns: Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822
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|March 17, 2006

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Isaac Titsingh was intermittently head of the Japan factory (trading station) of the Dutch East India Company 1780-94. He was a career merchant, but unusual in having a classical education and training as a physician. His impact in Japan was enormous, but he left…
Wife of the Life of the Party: A Memoir
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|March 5, 1998

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Wife of the Life of the Party is the memoir of the late Lita Grey Chaplin (1908-1995), the only one of Chaplin's wives to have written an account of life with Chaplin. Her memoir is an extraordinary Hollywood story of someone who was there from the very…
Scotland's Pariah: The Life and Work of John Pinkerton, 1758-1826
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|January 15, 2015

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Scotland’s Pariah is the first book to examine the remarkable life of John Pinkerton: antiquarian, poet, forger, cartographer, historian, serial adulterer, bigamist, and religious skeptic. A pugnacious and persistent man of letters who knew and was admired by…
Fear Not, for I Am with You
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|August 4, 2017

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Fear Not, for I Am with You by Assta Bereket Gettu   Born in a little village in Tegedie, Ethiopia, Assta Bereket Gettu runs away from his parents at an early age. He spends more than seven years attending various traditional church schools belonging to the…
Gandhi
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|July 6, 2017

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This book is not just another biography of Gandhi. It is valuable because it offers us a French view--- and Jewish too perhaps---- of a man and times so familiar to us and yet which acquires another dimension as it is represented through another culture. There…
Norms, Groups, Conflict, and Social Change
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|July 5, 2017

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This book is about the life and work of a Turkish-American social scientist, Muzafer Sherif (1905?1988). He was known for his seminal work on norm and group formations, social judgment, and intergroup conflicts and cooperation. Although Sherif is identified as…