A Last Survivor of the Orphan Trains

A Last Survivor of the Orphan Trains
Author: Victoria Golden,William Walters
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2018-07-11
ISBN: 9780999768501
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Last Survivor of the Orphan Trains Book Excerpt:

Homeless at age four, he found an extraordinary path through nine decades of U.S. history.

A Memoir of S S Prentiss

A Memoir of S  S  Prentiss
Author: George Lewis Prentiss
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Legislators
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Memoir of S S Prentiss Book Excerpt:

Ten Months in the Orphan Brigade

Ten Months in the  Orphan Brigade
Author: Conrad Wise Chapman
Publsiher: Kent State University Press
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780873386388
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Months in the Orphan Brigade Book Excerpt:

Conrad Wise Chapman served for a year in the West with the Orphan Brigade of the 3rd Kentucky Regiment. This is his memoir, written from memory in 1867 and aided by his correspondence with his family. It bristles with a hatred for Yankees and recalls his soldiering days with nostalgia.

Obituaries in the Performing Arts 2018

Obituaries in the Performing Arts  2018
Author: Harris M. Lentz III
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2019-05-24
ISBN: 1476670331
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obituaries in the Performing Arts 2018 Book Excerpt:

The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2018, including movie icon Burt Reynolds, “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, celebrity chef and food critic Anthony Bourdain, bestselling novelist Anita Shreve and influential Chicago blues artist Otis Rush. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2018 are included. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994—a subscription is available for future volumes.

The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted

The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted
Author: Frederick Law Olmsted
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 1102
Release: 2015-01-15
ISBN: 1421416034
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted Book Excerpt:

The final chronologically arranged volume in the series, it will present the last stage of Olmsted's career, with a firm that included his former students Henry Sargent Codman and Charles Eliot as new partners. During this time Olmsted concentrated his energies on his two last great commissions: one was the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 on the site of the Chicago South Park that he and Vaux had designed in 1871, with subsequent redesigning of Jackson Park and the Midway; the other was the extensive Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. There will also be correspondence concerning the development of the park systems of Louisville, Kentucky, and proposals for park systems in Milwaukee and Kansas City. The volume will present some of the remarkable retrospective letters he wrote to Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer and his son, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. It will conclude with several undated and unfinished writings on the history and principles of landscape design.

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back
Author: Charles Pellegrino
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-08-06
ISBN: 1442259833
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Hell and Back Book Excerpt:

Drawing on the voices of atomic bomb survivors and the new science of forensic archaeology, Charles Pellegrino describes the events and the aftermath of two days in August when nuclear devices, detonated over Japan, changed life on Earth forever. To Hell and Back offers readers a stunning, “you are there” time capsule, wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino’s scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb survivors make his account the most gripping and authoritative ever written. At the narrative’s core are eyewitness accounts of those who experienced the atomic explosions firsthand—the Japanese civilians on the ground. As the first city targeted, Hiroshima is the focus of most histories. Pellegrino gives equal weight to the bombing of Nagasaki, symbolized by the thirty people who are known to have fled Hiroshima for Nagasaki—where they arrived just in time to survive the second bomb. One of them, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, is the only person who experienced the full effects of both cataclysms within Ground Zero. The second time, the blast effects were diverted around the stairwell behind which Yamaguchi’s office conference was convened—placing him and few others in a shock cocoon that offered protection while the entire building disappeared around them. Pellegrino weaves spellbinding stories together within an illustrated narrative that challenges the “official report,” showing exactly what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki—and why. Also available from compatible vendors is an enhanced e-book version containing never-before-seen video clips of the survivors, their descendants, and the cities as they are today. Filmed by the author during his research in Japan, these 18 videos are placed throughout the text, taking readers beyond the page and offering an eye-opening and personal way to understand how the effects of the atomic bombs are still felt 70 years after detonation.

Scholar Father Soldier Wynot

Scholar  Father  Soldier  Wynot
Author: Fred Burbach
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2018-04-25
ISBN: 9781732222601
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scholar Father Soldier Wynot Book Excerpt:

Frederick J. Burbach lost his mother at age two. In this memoir he tells of his Irish grandmother who was one of the Orphan Train orphans. He tells of his German Grandparents and his strict Catholic upbringing. From a difficult childhood, he survived and succeeded through education and the army to achieve a good life, and a wonderful family. His motto, "Life is what you make it "

Ruth s Journey

Ruth s Journey
Author: Ruth Glasberg Gold
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2009-10
ISBN: 1440148120
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ruth s Journey Book Excerpt:

"A dramatic journey from a nightmarish childhood in a Romanian concentration camp to the adult's painful fight for a meaningful existence. An impressive document of human resilience, a luminous portrait of a never embittered survivor, gifted with an exact "Honest and brave. A monument to the dead of Transnistria, to a black mark in history and to an enduring spirit."-- Miami Herald Ruth Gold proves that the heart broken into a thousand pieces can be broken yet more....Read this book: it is filled with the stubborn light of the(barely describable)truth.--Andrei Codrescu, author of The Blood Countess

Forever Young

Forever Young
Author: Hayley Mills
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2021-09-02
ISBN: 1474619398
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forever Young Book Excerpt:

What happens when a girl tries to grow up in a world where everyone wants her to remain a child? Hayley Mills' teenage decade in Hollywood produced some of the era's greatest coming-of-age family movies: classics like Pollyanna, The Parent Trap and In Search of the Castaways, and in Britain the acclaimed Whistle Down the Wind. These films made Hayley a genuine teen idol and a household name. Now and for the first time, Hayley reveals the truth of her own coming-of-age story, in her own words - a story of incredible twists of fate and fortune, but also mismanagement, bankruptcy, family crisis and dislocation. Told with characteristic warmth, honesty and humour, Hayley takes us back in time to a bygone era, charting a journey from her carefree childhood innocence in post-war Britain, growing up in the shadow of her famous theatrical family, to being propelled into the Technicolor boomtown of 1960s Hollywood, where she is mentored to stardom by Walt Disney himself.

School Library Journal

School Library Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children's libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gulag Literature and the Literature of Nazi Camps

Gulag Literature and the Literature of Nazi Camps
Author: Leona Toker
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN: 0253043557
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gulag Literature and the Literature of Nazi Camps Book Excerpt:

A literary scholar examines survival narratives from Russian and German concentration camps, shedding new light on testimony in the face of evil. In this illuminating study, Leona Toker demonstrates how Holocaust literature and Gulag literature provide contexts for each other, especially how the prominent features of one shed light on the veiled features and methods of the other. Toker’s analysis concentrates on the narrative qualities of the works as well as how each text documents the writer’s experience in a form where fictionalized narrative can double as historical testimony. Toker also views these texts against the background of historical information about the Soviet and the Nazi regimes of repression. Writers at the center of this work include Varlam Shalamov, Primo Levi, Elie Wiesel, and Ka-Tzetnik, and others, including Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Evgeniya Ginzburg, and Jorge Semprún, illuminate the discussion. Toker also provides context for references to potentially obscure historical events and shows how they form new meaning in the text.

Thunder in the Morning

Thunder in the Morning
Author: Homer H. Grantham
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9780971347045
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thunder in the Morning Book Excerpt:

Thunder in the Morning is Homer H. Grantham's account of a Marine Corps six-man naval gunfire spotting team in a joint assault signal company participating in two of the four battles fought by the First Division of the U. S. Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific. The gunfire spotting team had two radio men, two telephone men, a scout, and one officer as the spotter. The team landed in the third wave of the Peleliu assault and called in covering fire using ship-to-shore radio communications with destroyers, cruisers, and battleships during eight days of heavy fighting.

Adoption

Adoption
Author: P. Conn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2013-01-28
ISBN: 113733391X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adoption Book Excerpt:

Combining advocacy and memoir with social and cultural history, this book offers a comparative, cross-cultural survey of the whole history of adoption that is grounded in the author's personal experience.

Painted in Words

Painted in Words
Author: Samuel S Bak
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2001-09-27
ISBN: 0253010136
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Painted in Words Book Excerpt:

At my first sight of a painting by Samuel Bak, I had the keen sense that he was telling me stories with his brush. Now that at long last he has written this book, I find it no wonder that he has painted with his pen.... Among the tens and hundreds of books I have read about the pre-Shoah and post-Shoah period... Bak’s book is unique. Despite being suffused with a sense of loss, horror, degradation, and death, it is ultimately a sanguine, funny book, full of the love of life, rocking with an almost cathartic joy. At times I found myself bursting out laughing... a marvelous ode, a colorful hymn to the forces of life, love, creation, and the joys of the senses. —From the Foreword by Amos Oz In Painted in Words internationally renowned artist Samuel Bak sets aside his brushes to narrate the stories of his life—as a child in Nazi-occupied Vilna, as a youth in European refugee camps, and as a maturing artist in Israel, France, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States. With gentle humor, the child prodigy of the faraway past and the accomplished artist of today engage in a spirited dialogue from which emerges a self-portrait of "The Artist as a Young—and middle-aged and aging—Survivor." The brilliance, vision, and virtuosity that Bak brings to his painting are equally in evidence in his writing. This deeply touching work is an important contribution to Holocaust literature and art history.

We Share the Same Sky

We Share the Same Sky
Author: Rachael Cerrotti
Publsiher: Blackstone Publishing
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN: 1094153710
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Share the Same Sky Book Excerpt:

In 2009, Rachael Cerrotti, a college student pursuing a career in photojournalism, asked her grandmother, Hana, if she could record her story. Rachael knew that her grandmother was a Holocaust survivor and the only one in her family alive at the end of the war. Rachael also knew that she survived because of the kindness of strangers. It wasn’t a secret. Hana spoke about her history publicly and regularly. But, Rachael wanted to document it as only a granddaughter could. So, that’s what they did: Hana talked and Rachael wrote. Upon Hana’s passing in 2010, Rachael discovered an incredible archive of her life. There were preserved albums and hundreds of photographs dating back to the 1920s. There were letters waiting to be translated, journals, diaries, deportation and immigration papers as well as creative writings from various stages of Hana’s life. Rachael digitized and organized it all, plucking it from the past and placing it into her present. Then, she began retracing her grandmother’s story, following her through Central Europe, Scandinavia, and across the United States. She tracked down the descendants of those who helped save her grandmother’s life during the war. Rachael went in pursuit of her grandmother’s memory to explore how the retelling of family stories becomes the history itself. We Share the Same Sky weaves together the stories of these two young women—Hana as a refugee who remains one step ahead of the Nazis at every turn, and Rachael, whose insatiable curiosity to touch the past guides her into the lives of countless strangers, bringing her love and tragic loss. Throughout the course of her twenties, Hana’s history becomes a guidebook for Rachael in how to live a life empowered by grief.

The Altered I

The Altered I
Author: April Voytko Kempler
Publsiher: LeRue Press (LRP)
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2013-11-13
ISBN: 1938814010
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Altered I Book Excerpt:

“The Altered I is a compelling story!” Jan B. “Everyone should read The Altered I. It gave me chills.” Ryan K. "The Altered I may be one of those books that we have a responsibility to read as members of humanity, as curators of this part of our history. It's a story that can't be told enough." Ken H. The Altered I is a memoir of Holocaust survivor, Joseph Kempler who lived in six different concentration camps. He lost his God, but he never seemed to lose his way. Enduring unspeakable cruelty, Jozef forces himself to deaden his emotions to survive.

Sheltered from the Swastika

Sheltered from the Swastika
Author: Peter Kory
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2012-05-07
ISBN: 0786492481
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sheltered from the Swastika Book Excerpt:

In the short span of 17 years, the first 17 years of his life, he was known as Peter Korytowski, Pierre Engglenger and Pierre Boivin, depending on who was hunting him at the time. Nine years old and his world had collapsed. It was 1940 and Hitler had unleashed the Blitzkrieg—bombs were exploding all around him, changing everything. This moment of terror catapulted him into an epic nine-year adventure during the Second World War. He was forced to abandon his home, his family and his childhood. Like a bad dream from which he could not awake, he began an alternate existence—that of a refugee, prey for the Nazis, part of old French nobility, a resistance participant and a rebellious orphan. But most of all, he learned how to be a survivor.

Missouri Historical Review

Missouri Historical Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2018
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Missouri
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Missouri Historical Review Book Excerpt:

A Leaf In The Bitter Wind

A Leaf In The Bitter Wind
Author: Ting-Xing Ye
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN: 0385674147
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Leaf In The Bitter Wind Book Excerpt:

One of the best ways to understand history is through eye-witness accounts. Ting-Xing Ye’s riveting first book, A Leaf in the Bitter Wind, is a memoir of growing up in Maoist China. It was an astonishing coming of age through the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution (1966 - 1974). In the wave of revolutionary fervour, peasants neglected their crops, exacerbating the widespread hunger. While Ting-Xing was a young girl in Shanghai, her father’s rubber factory was expropriated by the state, and he was demoted to a labourer. A botched operation left him paralyzed from the waist down, and his health deteriorated rapidly since a capitalist’s well-being was not a priority. He died soon after, and then Ting-Xing watched her mother’s struggle with poverty end in stomach cancer. By the time she was thirteen, Ting-Xing Ye was an orphan, entrusted with her brothers and sisters to her Great-Aunt, and on welfare. Still, the Red Guards punished the children for being born into the capitalist class. Schools were being closed; suicide was rampant; factories were abandoned for ideology; distrust of friends and neighbours flourished. Ting-Xing was sent to work on a distant northern prison farm at sixteen, and survived six years of backbreaking labour and severe conditions. She was mentally tortured for weeks until she agreed to sign a false statement accusing friends of anti-state activities. Somehow finding the time to teach herself English, often by listening to the radio, she finally made it to Beijing University in 1974 as the Revolution was on the wane — though the acquisition of knowledge was still frowned upon as a bourgeois desire and study was discouraged. Readers have been stunned and moved by this simply narrated personal account of a 1984-style ideology-gone-mad, where any behaviour deemed to be bourgeois was persecuted with the ferocity and illogic of a witch trial, and where a change in politics could switch right to wrong in a moment. The story of both a nation and an individual, the book spans a heady 35 years of Ye’s life in China, until her eventual defection to Canada in 1987 — and the wonderful beginning of a romance with Canadian author William Bell. The book was published in 1997. The 1990s saw the publication of several memoirs by Chinese now settled in North America. Ye’s was not the first, yet earned a distinguished place as one of the most powerful, and the only such memoir written from Canada. It is the inspiring story of a woman refusing to “drift with the stream” and fighting her way through an impossible, unjust system. This compelling, heart-wrenching story has been published in Germany, Japan, the US, UK and Australia, where it went straight to #1 on the bestseller list and has been reprinted several times; Dutch, French and Turkish editions will appear in 2001.

The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames

The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames
Author: Justine Cowan
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2021-01-07
ISBN: 0349013160
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames Book Excerpt:

The true story of a foundling. 'Extraordinary ... A fascinating, moving book: part history of the Foundling Hospital and the development of child psychology, part Cowan's own story, and part that of Cowan's mother' LUCY SCHOLES, TELEGRAPH Growing up in a wealthy enclave outside San Francisco, Justine Cowan's life seems idyllic. But her mother's unpredictable temper drives Justine from home the moment she is old enough to escape. It is only after her mother dies that she finds herself pulling at the threads of a story half-told - her mother's upbringing in London's Foundling Hospital. Haunted by this secret history, Justine travels across the sea and deep into the past to discover the girl her mother once was. Here, with the vividness of a true storyteller, she pieces together her mother's childhood alongside the history of the Foundling Hospital: from its idealistic beginnings in the eighteenth century, how it influenced some of England's greatest creative minds - from Handel to Dickens, its shocking approach to childcare and how it survived the Blitz only to close after the Second World War. This was the environment that shaped a young girl then known as Dorothy Soames, who was left behind by a mother forced by stigma and shame to give up her child; who withstood years of physical and emotional abuse, dreaming of escape as German bombers circled the skies, unaware all along that her own mother was fighting to get her back. The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames is a gripping memoir and revelatory investigation into the history of the Foundling Hospital and one girl who grew up in its care - the author's own mother. Praise for The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames: 'As a social history of the Foundling Hospital, this is a fascinating read' SUNDAY TIMES 'Page-turning and profoundly moving' VIRGINIA NICHOLSON 'Part-memoir, part-detective story, The Secret Life Of Dorothy Soames will break your heart then piece it back together again ... Simultaneously exploring her mother's story of escape and the history of the Foundling Hospital, this is an unforgettable read' STYLIST 'A gripping true story' CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE, bestselling author of ORPHAN TRAIN 'Breathtaking' ADRIENNE BRODEUR, bestselling author of WILD GAME