Memoir of the Late Samuel Breck: Vice-President of the

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For more information, please Read our Privacy Policy. Here’s a taste. ‘He was a reader, my father, of westerns, only of westerns, loved those westerns, a fresh two every Saturday afternoon grabbed from the lending library round the corner, the covers ablaze with heroic men in flapping chaps blasting their six-shooters at one another or into the air over stampeding herds, my own tastes culturally not all that far removed, Nabokov, Beckett, Bellow, bookshelves crammed with all the right trash, Borges, Bathelme, Edmund Wilson (the whiskey drinker), Hemmingway (the shooter), a genius and a poet each and every one, as of course every writer is, whether galloping after a stagecoach hurtling to the cliff with a crinolined woman wailing inside or dipping his sponge finger into his cocoa to summon up the gentle past, my father’s reading different from my own only in that he did his in the bath — how he used to grab at my books to take them to the tub! —while I prefer my literature basically dry. ‘ (‘Self-Portrait’ in My Life as a Movie and other gross conceits, Morris Lurie.)

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Three Years Among the Indians and Mexicans (1846)

Thomas James

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And tragically, after surviving all that the Germans had thrown at him, Audie Murphy was killed in a plane crash in 1971. She moved to Edmonton and found a job teaching “domestic economy” to rural women. He invented day care, unemployment insurance, contributory sickness and retirement plans, and a credit union. Described by some as “vile,” “vindictive” and “venomous,” and by others as “explosively entertaining,” “humorous,” and “insightful,” literary lion Gore Vidal’s 1996 memoir Palimpsest is, truthfully, all of those things combined.

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Ben Sidran: A Life in the Music

Ben Sidran

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Bashir, who treated the traumatized victims, some as young as eight years old, could no longer remain quiet. But his memoir, which chronicles the period of his life during which both his father and his son were alive, will not be. Unbroken: a world war ii story of survival, resilience, and redemption -. Page Two is an internet-based bookshop carrying a diverse range of fiction and non-fiction books. The only true failure would be not to explore at all. It was emanating from a drawer in Schiller’s desk.

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Forward into Hell

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Boss of the Plains: The Hat that Won the West Illustrator: Meade, Holly John Batterson Stetson didn't find much gold in the rush to California but the hatmaker from New Jersey did invent the wide-brimmed hat that was to become a symbol of the west. To this day, My Years with General Motors remains the definitive text on how, in the early 1920s, Sloan solved the problem of how to organize a giant corporation by decentralizing manufacturing and, at the same time, centralizing corporate policy and financial controls.

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Philippine Dream: "More Rice Jamal"

Jamal R Lowe

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From enlisred men to officers - thoses who were there tell it like it was. Clark, is one of the active and successful business men of Meriwether county, is a native of this county, born in 1858; his parents, Henry G. and Nancy J. (Ray) Clark, were among the first settlers of this county, the father being a native of Virginia and a son of Samuel and Susan (Drake) Clark. The Jersey Lily: The Story of the Fabulous Mrs.

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Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father's Past

Rita Cosby

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When her father and brother were forced to flee, she ended up in charge of her five sisters, keeping them alive through semi-underground seamstress services. 20 Years at Hull-House by Jane Addams: Women and men alike working in the nonprofit sector — and general readers with a particular interest in humanitarianism and philanthropy — might want to pick up this classic memoir about a successful, influential settlement house. Did the action take place on the same day? I will send a copy to anyone who would like to review it!

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The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography

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During the academic year 1948-49 Jastrow was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands, where he continued studying under Dr. There are three papers by three authors in this little booklet by the Indiana Historical Society. I liked how the author showcased the contrasting sides of Stevie’s personality via her life stories: the energetic front woman of one of the biggest bands in history and the shy and vulnerable woman who despite her many accomplishments still questions her musical talents.

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True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa

Michael Finkel

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Der Chef im Hintergrund: ein Leben als Soldat von der preussische Armee bis zur Bundeswehr; Oldenburg: Stalling, 1979 208 p. If the horrors of the war were unprecedented, it is party because they were recorded for us by the talented pens of writers such as Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Wilfred Owen, and Edmund Blunden. Kirkwood, a Pulitzer winner for A Chorus Line, didn't fare quite as well with Legends!, his two-diva comedy, which never made it to Broadway after a rocky road trip in 1987.

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The Shark Net

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In this book, we will be examining some of the worst mass murders of the last century. German-Jewish Autobiographies Since 1933, ed. by Andreas Lixl-Purcell. Looking for good biographies and memoirs? James Maskalyk The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son by Ian Brown The Penguin Book of Biography for Young Readers, Volume II, by Barbara Hehner This Is Not My Life: A Memoir of Love, Prison, and Other Complications by Diane Schoemperlen S. dissolves into puddles of remorse, the author’s paintings impregnate the seed of her most creative self.

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Never Say Never: Finding a Life That Fits

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Now, experienced historian Bertram Hawthorne Groene shows you how easy it is to trace your forbearers' role in the war, where and how long they fought, whether they were Union or Rebel, soldier or sailor -- even with a minimum of information. Her journal series was what gave me serious hope as a college student and I should probably pull them out again. (Are you following her on Facebook? San Diego: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, 2003. pp. 87-98 Norris, Robert M.: Downwind Cruise, Dec 1957 - Feb 1958.

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