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Personal History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 642

Personal History

The author describes her privileged but lonely childhood, her tragic marriage to the charismatic Phil Graham, her struggles as the head of the Washington Post, and the colorful politicians and celebrities she has known

Confessions of a Young Man
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Confessions of a Young Man

George Moore was a prominent Irish writer and art critic during the Victorian era. Moore is considered to be one of the first English authors to adopt the ideas of the French realists as Emile Zola was a major influence on his work. Moore himself, with books such as Esther Waters, was an influence on the great James Joyce. Confessions of a Young Man, published in 1888, is a memoir that Moore wrote on the fifteen years he spent in Paris and London as a struggling artist. The book is notable for its depiction of bohemian life in Paris during the late 19th century.

Night
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 144

Night

A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant
  • Language: en

Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

"Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant" is considered among the greatest of military memoirs. Marshalling the forces of the North in the American Civil War, he was the only general who was able to bring the South to heels. The descriptions of the great battles and his assessments of the generals, many of whom he knew intimately from the Mexican war, are worth reading.

This Will Only Hurt a Little
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

This Will Only Hurt a Little

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A hilarious, heartfelt, and refreshingly honest memoir by the beloved comedic actress known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, and Cougar Town who has become “the breakout star of Instagram stories...Imagine I Love Lucy mixed with a modern lifestyle guru” (The New Yorker). “You guys!! Busy is a legit writer with a voice as clear as a bell. This book is honest, funny, intimate, and well-observed by a person who has observed some sh*t.” —Tina Fey “Judy Blume meets Karl Ove Knausgaard meets one brave woman from Arizona. On the page, Philipps’ toughness shines through—a rare and feminine ethical code; devoted and blunt. It’s a...

Escort Girl
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 189

Escort Girl

In this often shocking memoir, Melodie Nelson vividly tells the story of her three years as a female escort. Neither a nymphomaniac nor a drug addict, Melodie for the most part enjoyed her time in the sex industry. She delivers an honest, nuanced portrait of the life of a sex worker with a terrific sense of humor. Melodie shares her erotic expertise and deliberately challenges common perceptions about prostitution, without becoming its advocate.

The Glass Castle
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Glass Castle

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Writing History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Writing History

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-09-20
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  • Publisher: Dundurn

One of Canada’s best-known and most-honoured biographers turns to the raw material of his own life in Writing History. A university professor, prolific scholar, public intellectual, and frank critic of the world he has known, Michael Bliss draws on extensive personal diaries to describe a life that has taken him from small-town Ontario in the 1950s to international recognition for his books in Canadian and medical history. His memoir ranges remarkably widely: it encompasses social history, family tragedy, a critical insider’s view of university life, Canadian national politics, and, above all, a rare glimpse into the craftsmanship that goes into the research and writing of history in our time. Whether writing about pigs and millionaires, the discovery of insulin, sleazy Canadian politicians, or the founders of modern medicine and brain surgery, Michael Bliss is noted for the clarity of his prose, the honesty of his opinions, and the breadth of his literary interests.

The Color of Water
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

The Color of Water

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-03-01
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  • Publisher: A&C Black

As a boy in Brooklyn's Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say 'I'm light-skinned.' Later he wondered if he was different too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. 'You're a human being,' she snapped. 'Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!' And when James asked what colour God was, she said 'God is the colour of water.' As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story - the story of a rabbi's daughter, born in Poland and raised in the South, who fled to Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church, and put twelve children through college.

Renegade for Peace and Justice
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 245

Renegade for Peace and Justice

This candid political memoir captures Barbara Lee's extraordinary life and political career from her early upbringing in El Paso, Texas through her years in Oakland, California with the Black Panther Party to her service in the U.S. Congress. In a new Afterword, Lee pays tribute to the Congressional Black Caucus for which she serves as Chair and reflects on the challenges that continue to face our nation at home and abroad.