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The Story of My Life: The Restored Edition (Modern Library Classics)
By Keller, Helen/ Berger, James (EDT)
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mpn: 9780812968866, ean: 9780812968866, isbn: 0812968867,

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THE 100th YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITIONThe Story of My Life, a remarkable account of overcoming the debilitating challenges of being both deaf and blind, has become an international classic, making Helen Keller one of the most well-known, inspirational figures in history. Originally published in 1903, Keller’s fascinating memoir narrates the events of her life up to her third year at Radcliffe College.Helen Keller’s story of struggle and achievement is one of unquenchable hope. From tales of her


The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century Journalism
By ST MARTINS
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ean: 9781137279828, isbn: 1137279826,

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**WINNER, Sperber Prize 2018, for the best biography of a journalist**The first and definitive biography of an audacious adventurer―the most famous journalist of his time―who more than anyone invented contemporary journalism.Tom Brokaw says: ''Lowell Thomas so deserves this lively account of his legendary life. He was a man for all seasons.''“Mitchell Stephens’s The Voice of America is a first-rate and much-needed biography of the great Lowell Thomas. Nobody can properly understand


A Is for American: Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States
By Vintage
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What ties Americans to one another? What unifies a nation of citizens with different racial, religious and ethnic backgrounds? These were the dilemmas faced by Americans in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as they sought ways to bind the newly United States together. In A is for American, award-winning historian Jill Lepore portrays seven men who turned to language to help shape a new nation’s character and boundaries. From Noah Webster’s attempts to standardize American spelling, to


With Hitler and Mussolini: Memoirs of a Nazi Interpreter
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An insider’s view of Hitler, Himmler, Heydrich, and Mussolini.In the years before World War II, Eugen Dollmann arrived in Rome on a scholarship, intending to write a history of the Catholic Church. Instead he joined the Nazi Party and became an interpreter to various members of the German and Italian Fascist hierarchy.In this capacity Dollmann attended the Munich Conference of 1938 and was present at most of the important meetings between Hitler and Mussolini, also witnessing many of the


Preserving German Texan Identity: Reminiscences of William A. Trenckmann, 1859–1935 (Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest)
By Texas A&M University Press
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ean: 9781623497132, isbn: 1623497132,

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Born in Millheim, Texas, to a family of German immigrants who moved to Texas in the wake of the 1848 revolution, William Andreas Trenckmann was a teacher, journalist, and publisher who successfully combined his German heritage with a new, distinctly Texan identity. His education was cultivated at the brand new Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, where he distinguished himself as the valedictorian of the first graduating class; he later served on the college’s board of directors and


Fire on the Beach: Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers
By Oxford University Press
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ean: 9780195154849, isbn: 0195154843,

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Fire on the Beach recovers the heroic, long-forgotten story of the only all-black crew in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1871 the Life-Saving Service, the precursor to the Coast Guard, was created by Congress to assure the safe passage of American and international shipping and to save lives and salvage cargo. Although it was decommissioned in 1915, a century ago the LSS boasted some two hundred stations, and the adventures of the now forgotten ''surfmen'' filled the pages of popular


Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed America
By Penguin Books
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2013 is the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s assassination.A narrative of Kennedy's quest to create a speech that would distill American dreams and empower a new generation, Ask Not is a beautifully detailed account of the inauguration and the weeks preceding it. During a time when America was divided, and its citizens torn by fears of war, John F. Kennedy took office and sought to do more than just reassure the American people. His speech marked the start of a brief, optimistic era. Thurston


Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer
By Harper Perennial
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“Fred Kaplan’s Lincoln offers penetrating insights on Lincoln’s ability to explain complex ideas in language accessible to a broad range of readers and listeners.” — James M. McPherson, The New York Review of Books “A fine, invaluable book. . . . Certain to become essential to our understanding of the 16th president. . . . Kaplan meticulously analyzes how Lincoln’s steadily maturing prose style enabled him to come to grips with slavery and, as his own views evolved, to express his


Lincoln Speeches (Penguin Civic Classics)
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ean: 9780143121985, isbn: 0143121987,

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The defining rhetoric of Abraham Lincoln – politician, president, and emancipatorPenguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues. Whether readers are encountering these classic


Washington's Golden Age: Hope Ridings Miller, the Society Beat, and the Rise of Women Journalists
By Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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ean: 9781538116142, isbn: 1538116146,

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Real news traveled fast, even in the days before internet connections. During the New Deal and World War II, Washington elites turned to Hope Ridings Miller’s column in the Washington Post to see what was really going on in town. Cocktail parties, embassy receptions and formal dinners were her beat as society editor. “I went as a guest,” said Miller, “and hoped that they’d forget I was a reporter.”In Washington’s Golden Age, Joseph Dalton chronicles the life of this pioneering


Heart Language: Elsie Singmaster and Her Pennsylvania German Writings (Pennsylvania German History and Culture)
By Penn State University Press
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ean: 9780271035437, isbn: 9780271035437,

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At the turn of the twentieth century, American popular literary magazines and journals pulsed with local-color fiction, seeking to satisfy a national hunger for American identity. Anxiety over increasing numbers of “new stock” immigrants—and the changing face of an industrializing America—gave rise to greater popular interest in stories with a simple focus on localized folk culture and “old stock” immigrant tradition. In the footsteps of writers like Harriet Beecher Stowe and Sarah


Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales and Oral Histories (Native Voices)
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A language carries a people's memories, whether they are recounted as individual reminiscences, as communal history, or as humorous tales. This collection of stories from Anishinaabe elders offers a history of a people at the same time that it seeks to preserve the language of that people.>As fluent speakers of Ojibwe grow older, the community questions whether younger speakers know the language well enough to pass it on to the next generation. Young and old alike are making widespread efforts


Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language
By Penguin Books
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ean: 9780140127737, isbn: 0140127739,

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“A marvelously thoughtful book . . . It is not just about emigrants and refugees. It is about us all.” –The New York Times When her parents brought her from the war-ravaged, faded elegance of her native Cracow in 1959 to settle in well-manicured, suburban Vancouver, Eva Hoffman was thirteen years old. Entering into adolescence, she endured the painful pull of nostalgia and struggled to express herself in a strange unyielding new language.   Her spiritual and intellectual odyssey


George Palmer Putnam: Representative American Publisher (Penn State Series in the History of the Book)
By Penn State University Press
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ean: 9780271020051, isbn: 0271020059,

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George Palmer Putnam (1814–1872) was arguably the most important American publisher of the nineteenth century, a man fully and multiply involved in developments transforming all aspects of literary culture. In this comprehensive cultural biography, Ezra Greenspan offers a wide-ranging account of a rich, productive life lived in print, interrelating Putnam’s life with the life of his family (one of the most remarkable of its time), with the changing patterns of life in New York City and the


Harry Emerson Fosdick: Preacher, Pastor, Prophet
By Oxford University Press
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mpn: halftones, ean: 9780195035124, isbn: 0195035127,

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Traces the life of Harry Emerson Fosdick, discusses the development of his religious beliefs, and examines his influence on Protestantism in AmericaGreat product!.


Ulrike Meinhof and West German Terrorism: Language, Violence, and Identity (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)
By Camden House
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In 1970 Ulrike Meinhof abandoned a career as a political journalist to join the Red Army Faction; captured as a terrorist along with other members of the group in 1972, she died an unexplained death in a high-security prison in 1976. A charismatic spokesperson for the RAF, she has often come near to being idealized as a freedom fighter, despite her use of extreme violence. In an effort to understand how terrorism takes root, Sarah Colvin seeks a dispassionate view of Meinhof and a period when


Pablo Tac, Indigenous Scholar: Writing on Luiseño Language and Colonial History, c.1840
By University of California Press
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ean: 9780520261891, isbn: 9780520261891,

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This volume makes available a remarkable body of writings, the only indigenous account of early nineteenth-century California. Written by Pablo Tac, this work on Luiseño language and culture offers a new approach to understanding California’s colonial history. Born and raised at Mission San Luis Rey, near San Diego, Pablo Tac became an international scholar. He traveled to Rome, where he studied Latin and other subjects, and produced these historical writings for the Vatican Librarian



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