A Journalist's Memoir

Author: Shelby Scates

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295802944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Shelby Scates�s thirty-five-year career as a prize-winning journalist and columnist for International News Service, United Press International, the Associated Press, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has taken him to centers of action across this country and to wars and conflicts in many of the world�s danger zones. Born in the rural South in the 1930s, Scates rejected the racism he saw there and in his late teens set out across the United States � eventually to land in Seattle, attend the University of Washington, and launch himself into a world of work, travel, and adventure as a merchant seaman and soldier. He entered journalism as a wire-service reporter hired in Manhattan and assigned to the Dallas bureau. Reporting the political beat brought Scates to Baton Rouge and New Orleans to observe the remarkable performance and influence of Earl Long as governor of Louisiana; in 1957 to Little Rock, Arkansas, to witness a constitutional crisis, the early struggle to integrate the public schools; to Oklahoma City and Dallas; and to Washington, D.C., where he became familiar with both the corridors of Congress and Lyndon Johnson�s Oval Office and Air Force One. He was in Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War and its aftermath; in Lebanon and Egypt to learn about the Palestine Liberation Organization; in the Suez to investigate the �War of Attrition�; and in Cambodia during guerrilla fighting against the Vietnamese Army. As a newsman he reported on those American climbers who triumphed, though not without suffering great personal losses, by reaching the top of K2 in 1978. Scates used his considerable journalistic experience and inventiveness to get the story of this epic climb quickly back to the United States. He also describes his own midlife climb of Mt. McKinley with two friends. In a straightforward portrayal of professional life that manifests elements of both The Front Page and All the President�s Men, this memoir is about the particular combination of idealism, persistence, skepticism, and dedication to truthful reporting that marks the best of American journalism.
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Al-Waqidi's Kitab Al-Maghazi

Author: Rizwi Faizer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136921141

Category: History

Page: 608

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Muhammad b. ‘Umar al-Waqidi was a Muslim scholar, born in Medina in the 1st Century. Of his several writings the most significant is the Kitab al-Maghazi, one of the earliest standard histories of the life of the Prophet. Translated into English for the first time, Rizwi Faizer makes available this key text to a new, English-speaking audience. It includes an "Introduction" authored jointly by Rizwi Faizer and Andrew Rippin and a carefully prepared index. The book deals with the events of the Prophet’s life from the time of his emigration from Mecca to his death, and is generally considered to be biographical. Bringing together events in the Prophet’s life with appropriate passages of Qur’an in a considered sequence, the author presents an interpretation of Islam that existed in his times. It includes citations from the Qur’ān, as well as poetry that appears to have been inspired by activities during his life. This English translation of a seminal text on the life of Muhammad is an invaluable addition to the existing literature, and will be of great significance to students and scholars in the field of Islamic studies, Islamic history, Medieval history and Arabic literature.
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A Memorial

Author: Samuel Sewall

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870230516

Category: Social Science

Page: 66

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In Search of My Spiritual Home

Author: Pamela Nomvete

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477243267

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

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In the global village that is the world today, identity, it would seem, is no longer a subject that is being explored as we now accept that we, as the human race, have become multicultural. We seemingly accept the cultural diversity not only in our communities but also within our own family geography. Dancing to the Beat of the Drum is the story of a celebrated South African actress searching for an identity. Her search takes place in an environment where the question of identity has been manipulated in such a way that cultural diversity is not embraced but where cultural and economic identity determines a person?s worth. This manifests itself in a roller-coaster journey of mental and emotional toxicity as we are carried along the painful experience of one person?s quest to be heard. Here no amount of fame or money is able to bring solace and acceptance to Pamela Nomvete. Appearing to lead a life of luxury and success, behind closed doors she is faced with infidelity in the guise of a polygamous husband, addiction, and spiritual confusion. Her life spirals into the cliché of a riches-to-rags horror story. The struggle of a country, South Africa to find itself in an incomprehensible vat of denial, reflects in the struggle of an individual?s fight to find her way out of her own pit of self-denial. It would seem the only victory lies in finding the beat of the drum and dancing to it.
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Helping the Homeless

Author: Danielle Steel

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 034553137X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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In her powerful memoir His Bright Light, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel opened her heart to share the devastating story of the loss of her beloved son. In A Gift of Hope, she shows us how she transformed that pain into a campaign of service that enriched her life beyond what she could imagine. For eleven years, Danielle Steel took to the streets with a small team to help the homeless of San Francisco. She worked anonymously, visiting the “cribs” of the city’s most vulnerable citizens under cover of darkness, distributing food, clothing, bedding, tools, and toiletries. She sought no publicity for her efforts and remained anonymous throughout. Now she is speaking to bring attention to their plight. In this unflinchingly honest and deeply moving memoir, the famously private author speaks out publicly for the first time about her work among the most desperate members of our society. She offers achingly acute portraits of the people she met along the way—and issues a heartfelt call for more effective action to aid this vast, deprived population. Determined to supply the homeless with the basic necessities to keep them alive, she ends up giving them something far more powerful: a voice. By turns candid and inspirational, Danielle Steel’s A Gift of Hope is a true act of advocacy and love. Praise for A Gift of Hope “[A] moving call for action.”—Kirkus Reviews “Moving . . . The mega-selling, notoriously private author . . . is candid and honest about her own private life in a way we’ve never seen before.”—Books for Better Living “Most assume that Steel’s life is as glamorous as her fiction. . . . The real Steel is a bit more complicated.”—San Francisco Chronicle From the Hardcover edition.
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Ancient Partners in a Post-Imperial World

Author: John W. Garver

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295801212

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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Iran's nuclear aspirations increasingly dominate its relations with the United States and Europe. China remains one of Iran's strongest allies on the Security Council, and also its most likely supplier of technology and assistance, built on decades of close economic and military relations. Iran is enjoying strong new influence in the Middle East and Asia following record oil profits and Shi'i victories in Iraqi parliamentary elections. Like Iran, China fought for decades to increase its self-reliance and geopolitical influence after painful experiences under European colonialism, which spurred nationalist revolutions. With China and Iran: Ancient Partners in a Post-Imperial World, John Garver breaks new ground on the relationship between the People's Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Grounding his survey in the twin concepts of civilization and power, Garver explores the relationship between these two ancient and proud peoples, each of which consider the other a peer and a partner in their mutual determination to build a post-Western-dominated Asia. Successive governments of both China and Iran have recognized substantial national capabilities in each other, capabilities that allow the countries to achieve their own national interests through cooperation. These interests have varied - from countering Soviet expansionism to resisting U.S. unilateralism - but the cooperative relationship between the two nations has remained constant. In his compelling analysis, Garver explores the evolution of Sino-Iranian relations through several phases, including Iran under the shah and before the 1979 revolution; from the 1979 revolution to 1989, a year marked both by the end of the Iran-Iraq war and the beginning of conflict in Sino-U.S. relations; and from 1989 to 2004. China and Iran includes discussion of the current debates at the International Atomic Energy Agency over Iran's nuclear programs and China's role in assisting these programs and in supporting Iran in international debates. Garver examines China's involvement in Iran's efforts to modernize its military, including China's offer of weapons, capital goods, and engineering services in exchange for Iranian oil, suggesting links between this energy exchange and China's support for Iran in political arenas. In today's political climate, where China is recognized as a rising and increasingly influential global power and Iran as one of the most powerful nations in the Middle East, this book presents a crucial analysis of a topic of utmost importance to scholars and the general public today.
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Art Collaborations in New York City

Author: Yoav Litvin

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764352652

Category: Art

Page: 296

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This beautifully designed book showcases the work of nine pairs of New York City's finest graffiti and street artists, delving deep into their backgrounds, techniques, and collaborative processes. Each duo consists of artists with unique styles who come together to create a larger-than-life work of street art in a neighborhood in New York, the birthplace of modern graffiti. Witness the immense creative potential of collaborations that have produced stunning examples of classic graffiti, collage work, screen printing, and murals. Each chapter provides access to a mysterious underworld, leading readers to secretive meetings of creative minds out of which ephemeral, yet nonetheless remarkable, works are born and later transferred onto walls, rooftops, trucks, and subway platforms. The combination of revealing interviews and colorful action photography produces a narrative arc of relationships--formed between individuals from diverse backgrounds and creative upbringings--that follows the artistic process from creative spark to collaborative masterpiece.
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Shakespeare and the End of Elizabethan England

Author: Eric Scott Mallin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520086234

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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"Mallin brings an astute and historically informed critical mind to bear on the numerous ways in which contagion resonates throughout the period. . . . The book is also a lucid, witty, and engaging performance in its own right, a genuine pleasure to read."--Steven Mullaney, author of "The Place of the Stage" "Elegant in conception and witty in style, conversant with the broad methodological issues of early modern English cultural studies but sturdily independent in its take on current theory."--Gail Kern Paster, author of "The Body Embarrassed"
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Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295959894

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 209

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Drawings with brief comments by the author describe her memories of life in a California internment camp during World War II
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Author: Myrta Lockett Avary

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781377183565

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 522

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Author: Robert Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614040125

Category: Art

Page: 72

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An all-new collection of paintings and sculpture by art legend Robert Williams. First exhibited at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in early 2015, the work in this oversized, hardcover exhibition catalog is accompanied by insightful essays by the artist. --- "The current international capitol of artistic sophistication is New York City. Ever since the end of the Second World War, every small city in the United States that has an art community has looked to New York for cultural parenting. However, an interesting anomaly has developed over the years. "Sophistication," like any other folkway, travels slowly with misinterpretations happening along the way. By the time high culture reached the West Coast it had traded its Brooks Brothers suit for cut-offs, a Hawaiian shirt, and flip-flops. Art on the West Coast, as much as it tries to maintain blue blood affectations shows mutations. It just doesn't have the aloof adroit coldness the Eastern Seaboard art society seems to portray." - Robert Williams, from his introduction to Slang Aesthetics
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Essays on Ethnicity, Identity, and Culture

Author: Richard Teleky

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295800172

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Like the renowned American writer Edmund Wilson, who began to learn Hungarian at the age of 65, Richard Teleky started his study of that difficult language as an adult. Unlike Wilson, he is a third-generation Hungarian American with a strong desire to understand how his ethnic background has affected the course of his life. �Exploring my ethnicity,� he writes, �became a way of exploring the arbitrary nature of my own life. It was not so much a search for roots as for a way of understanding rootlessness - how I stacked up against another way of being.� He writes with clarity, perception, and humor about a subject of importance to many Americans - reconciling their contemporary identity with a heritage from another country. From an examination of photographer Andre Kertesz to a visit to a Hungarian American church in Cleveland, from a consideration of stereotypical treatment of Hungarians in North American fiction and film to a description of the process of translating Hungarian poetry into English, Teleky�s interests are wide-ranging. he concludes with an account of his first visit to Hungary at the end of Soviet rule.
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Poems, Essays, Conversations, Commencements, and Afterwords

Author: James Dickey

Publisher: Columbia [S.C.] : Bruccoli Clark


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 356

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A Critique of State-form Ate-form

Author: N.A

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452901190


Page: 349

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The Post-War Diaries Of Housewife 49

Author: Patricia Malcolmson,Robert Malcolmson

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847651275

Category: History

Page: 288

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Outwardly Nella's life was probably seen as ordinary; but behind this mask were a lively mind and a persistent pen - a pen that never gave up over almost three decades, reporting, describing, pondering, and disclosing. Nella, 55 when the war ends, writes of what ordinary people felt during those years of privation, hope and the re-building of Britain, providing a moving and inspiring account of the years that shaped the society we live in today. Her diary offers a detailed, moving and humorous narrative of the changing experiences of ordinary people at this time, and thoughts on the aftermath of war and whether 'peace' really meant peace, for everyone.
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Sexuality, Trials, Motherhood, Translation

Author: Barbara Johnson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674011878

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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Charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, and Sylvia Plath make up the odd trio on which this book is based. It is in the surprising and revealing links between them--links pertaining to troublesome mothers, elusive foreign languages, and professional disappointments--that Barbara Johnson maps the coordinates of her larger claims about the ideal of oneness in every area of life, and about the damage done by this ideal. The existence of sexual difference precludes an original or ultimate "one" who would represent all of mankind; the plurality of languages makes it impossible to think that one doesn't live in translation; and the plurality of the sexes means that every human being came from a woman's body, and some will reproduce this feat, while others won't. In her most personal and deeply considered book about difference, Johnson asks: Is the mother the guardian of a oneness we have never had? The relations that link mothers, bodies, words, and laws serve as the guiding puzzles as she searches for an answer.
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Author: Clive James

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393072860

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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A best-selling classic around the world, Clive James’s hilarious memoir has long been unavailable in the United States. Before James Frey famously fabricated his memoir, Clive James wrote a refreshingly candid book that made no claims to be accurate, precise, or entirely truthful, only to entertain. In an exercise of literary exorcism, James set out to put his childhood in Australia behind him by rendering it as part novel, part memoir. Now, nearly thirty years after it first came out in England, Unreliable Memoirs is again available to American readers and sure to attract a whole new generation that has, through his essays and poetry, come to love James’s inimitable voice.
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Memory as Medicine

Author: Brett L. Walker

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295743042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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While in the ICU with a near-fatal case of pneumonia, Brett Walker was asked, �Do you have a family history of illness?��a standard and deceptively simple question that for Walker, a professional historian, took on additional meaning and spurred him to investigate his family�s medical past. In this deeply personal narrative, he constructs a history of his body to understand his diagnosis with a serious immunological disorder, weaving together his dying grandfather�s sneaking a cigarette in a shed on the family�s Montana farm, blood fractionation experiments in Europe during World War II, and nineteenth-century cholera outbreaks that ravaged small American towns as his ancestors were making their way west. A Family History of Illness is a gritty historical memoir that examines the body�s immune system and microbial composition as well as the biological and cultural origins of memory and history, offering a startling, fresh way to view the role of history in understanding our physical selves. In his own search, Walker soon realizes that this broader scope is more valuable than a strictly medical family history. He finds that family legacies shape us both physically and symbolically, forming the root of our identity and values, and he urges us to renew our interest in the past or risk misunderstanding ourselves and the world around us.
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