Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals Of Rachel Corrie by Rachel CorrieLet Me Stand Alone: The Journals Of Rachel Corrie by Rachel Corrie

Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals Of Rachel Corrie

byRachel Corrie

Paperback | February 24, 2009

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How do we find our way in the world? How do our actions affect others? What do we owe the rest of humanity? These are the timeless questions so eloquently posed by Rachel Corrie, a young American activist killed on March 16, 2003, as she tried to block the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home in the Gaza Strip. She was twenty-three years old. Let Me Stand Alone reveals Corrie’s striking gifts as a poet and writer while telling her story in her own words, from her earliest reflections to her final e-mails. Her writing brings to life all that it means to come of age—a dawning sense of self, a thirst for one’s own ideals, and an evolving connection to others, near and far. Corrie writes about the looming issues of her time as well as the ordinary angst of an American teen, all with breathtaking passion, compassion, insight, and humor. Her writing reverberates with conviction and echoes her long-held belief in the oneness of humanity: “We have got to understand that they dream our dreams, and we dream theirs.”
Rachel Corrie was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement who was crushed to death by an Israeli Defence Forces bulldozer during an attempt to protect a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip.
Title:Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals Of Rachel CorrieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 0.9 inPublished:February 24, 2009Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393333906

ISBN - 13:9780393333909


Editorial Reviews

[Corrie's] honest, sometimes scathing, renditions of the dark passages and fierce attachments of adolescence and young womanhood in the 1990s possess authenticity and power. — Adrienne Rich