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Life Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims
by Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins

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English

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215

Publication Date

July 29, 2017

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<b>Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (c. 1844 – 1891) was a Northern Paiute author, activist and educator.<br />Winnemucca published Life Among the Paiutes: Their Wrongs and Claims (1883), a book that is both a memoir and history of her people during their first 40 years of contact with European Americans.</b><br />It is considered the "first known autobiography written by a Native American woman."<br />Anthropologist Omer Stewart described it as "one of the first and one of the most enduring ethnohistorical books written by an American Indian," frequently cited by scholars.<br />Following the publication of the book, Winnemucca toured the Eastern United States, giving lectures about her people in New England, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. She returned to the West, founding a private school for Native American children in Lovelock, Nevada.
Giacomo Leopardi e Gubbio (Italian Edition)
by Luigi M. Reale

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Italian

Pages

22

Publication Date

December 29, 2016

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Primo numero della serie monografica "Quaderni di italianistica.online" (www.italianistica.online) ideata e curata da Luigi M. Reale. | Il ritrovamento nell'Archivio Diocesano di Gubbio della partecipazione di nascita di Giacomo Leopardi inviata il 5 luglio 1798 dal padre Monaldo a Gubbio ci fa risalire, tramite la nonna paterna di Giacomo, Virginia Mosca, ad una altrimenti dimenticata ascendenza eugubina dell'illustre poeta. Grazie all'originale ricerca già condotta da Anna Maria Trepaoli è stato possibile un ulteriore approfondimento che ha messo in luce notizie particolari sulla famiglia Leopardi e sul giovane Giacomo.
UNE HISTOIRE VRAIE (French Edition)
by Richard Russo alias Dicky...

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French

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132

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June 07, 2016

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Ayant décidé de tout quitter par amour, parcourant des milliers de kilomètres dans l'espoir de fonder leur propre famille, un homme et une femme emmenaient un pauvre petit immigré bossu dont la laideur suscitait l'hilarité générale. Sans connaître les raisons d'une telle destinée, il luttait pour avoir le droit de vivre comme tout le monde. N'ayant nulle part où se réfugier, il cédait toujours face à ses adversaires et se soumettait sans cesse pour ne plus avoir à subir le regard des autres. Cette attitude lui semblait la plus sage. Grâce à ses chimères qui lui donnaient la foi, rêvant d'amour et de liberté, il voulait croire en ses capacités, alors que personne n'acceptait de lui faire confiance.
Balcón de recuerdos alrededor del mundo (Spanish Edition)
by Card. Javier Lozano Barra...

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Spanish

Pages

285

Publication Date

December 20, 2013

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¿Por qué “balcón”? Porque por este balcón me he asomado a algunos de mis principales recuerdos, que vistos a distancia, desde mi “balcón”, adquieren una perspectiva muy particular; en la que me he atrevido a invitar a quien guste divertirse un poco, a compartir conmigo este panorama que permite ampliar la mirada a los cinco Continentes; por eso le llamo “alrededor del mundo”.<br />No se trata de una autobiografía sino de un conjunto de 122 anécdotas engarzadas a través de mi vida. Las narro brevemente, cada una de las cuales ocupa como promedio dos páginas o un poco menos. Las ordeno en nueve capítulos, a saber: Niñez, Seminario, Universidad y Ordenación, Viaje a Tierra Santas, Inicio de mi ministerio sacerdotal, Celam, Obispo, Sínodo de la Familia y Pontificio Consejo para la Pastoral de la Salud. (Card. Lozano Barragán Roma, 14 de octubre de 2010)
Hombres de Ciencia y Tecnología en el Perú (Spanish Edition)
by Augusto Tamayo San Román

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Spanish

Pages

218

Publication Date

March 30, 2015

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<p>El propósito expreso de este libro es la divulgación de la actividad científica y tecnológica realizada en el Perú, a lo largo de su historia registrada, por investigadores comprometidos con la creación de conocimiento científico y con el ejercicio aplicado de la ciencia como coadyuvantes del desarrollo material del país.</p>
Archivist on a Bicycle: Jiří Fiedler
by , Paul King

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English

Pages

101

Publication Date

July 20, 2015

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Archivist on a Bicycle is a tribute to Jiří Fiedler, a Czech Protestant, who for most of his life documented extinct Bohemian and Moravian Jewish communities at great danger to himself. His day job was as a children’s book editor; his passion was mapping and archiving the sites of Jewish life in the Czech lands. From the 1970s through 2014, he was an invaluable source for scholars, genealogists, museum curators — anyone in the world interested in Czech Jews. Jiří rarely talked about what he called his “strange hobby,” but viewed it as a decent person’s response to Nazism and Communism. After the Velvet Revolution, he published Jewish Sights in Bohemia and Moravia and more than one hundred scholarly articles and reviews. His electronic encyclopedia of Jewish communities at the Jewish Museum of Prague contains 1,670 entries. The writers, translators, and publisher have honored Fiedler’s spirit by making this collection of essays available “for free.”<br /><br />“Archivist on a Bicycle is a very special work. Jiří Fiedler was the self-commissioned historian of the Czech Jewish community compiling a vast personal archive before such memory was fashionable, before indeed it was acceptable. Essay after essay in this collection describes his mission and his struggle. The result is a rare insight into life in Czechoslovakia under Communist domination and in the post-Communist era. Fiedler was a man of uncompromising integrity, a ‘moral man in an immoral society.’ I read this book with tears and a smile, with growing admiration and unending gratitude.” —Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish Studies and former Director of the Holocaust Research Institute, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum<br /><br />“A remarkable book about a unique person. Jiří Fiedler’s research and photos from a time when nearly no one dared to be openly interested in Jewish topics are an invaluable resource for researchers of Jewish history and culture in this central European region. His murder left ‘a gap impossible to fill or heal’ as Václav Fred Chvátal´s contribution in the book argues. This collection brings together articles from contributors in the Czech Republic, England, Israel and the USA. It is a fascinating source of information not only about about Jiří Fiedler but about Jews and non-Jews devoted to Jewish heritage in Czechoslovakia.” — Kateřina Čapková, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Contemporary History<br /><br />“Conducting research on bygone Jewish sites during socialism was a lonely and dangerous hobby: by remembering Fiedler’s dedication and ethics, Archivist on Bicycle offers a history of postwar Czechoslovakia, Jewish history read against the grain, but also shows, with Havel, the power of the powerless. This lovely, funny, sad book commemorates an eminent scholar of Czech Jewish history.” — Dr. Anna Hájková, University of Warwick<br /><br />“Archivist on a Bicycle is a moving and informative tribute to a scholar and fine human being whose tireless efforts enriched our knowledge about the presence of Jews in the Czech Lands. His research and generous help enabled others to follow.” — Dr. Michael Riff, Director, The Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Ramapo College of New Jersey<br /><br />“Fiedler, who was not Jewish, did his work at considerable risk to his own safety, possibly as a way to oppose the regime and at the same time to restore the now destroyed Jewish communities to their rightful place in Czech society. After the fall of Communism in 1989, he continued to work as a scholar at the Jewish Museum of Prague. In this volume, Helen Epstein and Wilma Iggers have collected essays that present a picture of a meticulous and devoted scholar, a witty and playful man, and a decent and courageous human being, who was brutally murdered in 2014.” — Marsha L. Rozenblit, Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Jewish History, University of Maryland
All My Georgias: Paris-New York-Tbilisi
by Redjeb Jordania

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English

Pages

254

Publication Date

April 14, 2012

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All my Georgias is a book of memoirs structured as a compilation of real life stories that paint a vivid picture of the author's lifelong journey through the hectic 20th century .<br /> Redjeb Jordania is the son of the first president of Georgia, Noé Jordania, who along with his entire government, was forced to immigrate to France after the Soviet occupation of Georgia in 1921. Redjeb was born in Paris, where he grew up among the Georgian émigré colony. He later moved to the United States where he eventually settled in New York and East Hampton. <br />His very first occasion to visit the country of his ancestors came about in 1990. That fall and the following year he had the privilege of witnessing some of the tumultuous events that led to Georgia's independence, the election of President Gamsakhurdia, and a few months later his ouster by an armed rebellion. <br />These stories are told in a masterful manner, fascinating, sometimes comical, with historical and cultural insights as background, including: life in the Georgian émigré colony in Paris, a delirious music lesson under the bombs during WWII, living without citizenship, a New York encounter with the KGB, Georgia's road to independence, and much more. <br />Anyone interested in how people adjust to history - or just a good story - will find this book hard to put down <br /> Sandro Kvitashvili. Rector, <br /> Tbilisi State University<br />
One Hour With a Homeless Man: Birmingham, Alabama
by Will Bevis

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English

Pages

13

Publication Date

December 18, 2013

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Note: Will's first full length 600 page novel - "Boogie: A Devil's Life," is available now on eBook for Kindle... <br />"A great read... I really liked the ending."<br />Search Amazon.com for the title: "Boogie: A Devil's Life"<br />or copy and paste the following link:<br /><br />http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Boogie%20bevis<br /><br />It is also available in paperback...<br /><br />About the Author:<br /><br />Will Bevis is a prolific writer of short, sometimes very controversial "Slice of life" stories, articles, essays and memoirs that make you feel you are right there, experiencing the story as it it happens. His best known story is the Top One Hundred Free for Kindle story, "The Killing of Train-Man Brown." He has written over one hundred short stories including, "Then Her Wig Fell Off," "Let the Dog Drive," "Blackbird," "Supply and Demand," "Daddy's Playing Dead," and many, many others. Many are also available as audio books.<br /><br />About "Boogie: A Life With The Devil."<br /><br />This full length novel grew out of the Five Star short story, "Blackbird: A Young Boy Meets the Devil For the First Time."<br />It follows the little boy from that first meeting with the devil, all the way through his life... until the surprise end.<br />Meet "Bill the Blackbird" and "Boogie McCain" and a host of other interesting characters...<br />As the devil never gives up in trying to get Boogie to sign away his soul... in return for fame and fortune...<br />and a few other things as well!<br /><br />One reviewer called "Blackbird..." A must-read treasure, December 24, 2012<br /><br />By Henrietta Lala "herbalwiz" (St. Martinville, LA) - See all my reviews<br />Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)<br />This review is from: Blackbird: A Boy Meets The Devil For the First Time (Kindle Edition)<br />I've been reading about 70 years and Blackbird is one of those rare nuggets of pure gold in a whole mountain of clay . It plays out like the blues, full of riffs and bass and gravel that spin themselves into a mirror of soul not ashamed to get down and dirty and come up dragging us into a light we refused to open our eyes to before. Don't let the stomp and shuffle and guffaws fool you into thinking it's not about you, you ain't gonna get off that easy. I was in Gadsden Alabama for about three months in 1958, and he's not telling any lies. It was my first experience with deep southern segregationist views. A great morality tale told by a masterful and powerful writer about a very unique character.<br /><br />About this story:<br /><br />"Wow. This story moved me to tears. I could see myself going along for the ride, so to speak. I feel honored to have met the homeless man through your story, and in some ways, meeting you through him. Your story was very human. It was basic, and involved. Thank you for sharing this with us..." I. W.<br /><br />What it is really like to spend time with a homeless person, in the city that was once known as "Bombingham."<br /><br />Reader's comments:<br /><br />"A fascinating story..." R.N.<br /><br />"I just want to let everyone know I was once homeless in Birmingham and I lived in Kelly Ingram Park so everything you learned is true..." J.C.<br /><br />.
Arabian Knights - Volume 1 (Knights of Arabia)
by Aisha Bilal

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English

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76

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December 25, 2013

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<b>Kindle Bestseller</b><br />*History<br />*Biographies & Memoirs<br /><br /><b>Overview:</b><br />If you're looking for something light to read and would like to expand your horizons then this is the book for you. It's a fun and interesting collection of brief stories about the adventures and misadventures of ordinary, famous and infamous real-life Arabian Knights (there won't be any armor or jousting - different culture!)<br /><br /><b>In this volume you can read about the following:</b><br /><br /><b>Story #1:</b> Antarah bin Shaddad, a man brought up in his father's household as a slave, seizes the opportunity to try and gain his freedom.<br /><br /><b>Story #2:</b> Hatim Al-Taaee promises to feed his neighbor's children even though he has nothing to feed his own, gives away a fortune and is humbled by the generosity of an orphaned bedouin youth.<br /><br /><b>Story #3:</b> Owes bin Haritha is given a costly gift which causes his jealous peers to hire a poet to publicly ridicule him. When the overzealous poet insults Owes' mother, Owes swears vengeance on the man and angrily pursues him.<br /><br /><b>Story #4:</b> Al-Numan bin Al-Munthir, the king of Al-Heira, loses his way one dark night and is taken in by a friendly bedouin couple. Later, the king finds himself in the uncomfortable position of sentencing his kind host to death.<br /><br /><b>Story #5:</b> Abd Al-Muttalib bin Hisham, a Qurashi elder, swears to sacrifice one of his sons to god in return for being blessed with ten healthy, strong adult sons. Years later, surrounded by his ten adult sons, Abd Al-Muttalib is haunted by his oath. If he does not sacrifice one of his sons, might god take away all ten of them?<br /><br /><b>Story #6:</b> Ghaelan bin Salamah bravely volunteers to go speak with Kisra, the king of the Persians, on whose lands he and his fellow merchants have inadvertently trespassed. Will his smooth words pave the way to great profits or an early grave?<br /><br /><b>Story #7:</b> Abu Sufyan is interrogated by the Roman Emperor Heraclius who is trying to determine the veracity of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).<br /><br /><b>Story #8:</b> Hajib bin Zurarah grows weary of the terrible drought afflicting his tribe's lands so he proposes the idea of traveling to the borders of the Persian kingdom and temporarily settling there. The journey is long and arduous and, once they arrive there, they may be turned away by the formidable king of the Persians, Kisra.<br /><br /><b>Story #9:</b> Abu Al-Qassim Al-Tanbouri keeps his old madas (leather sandals) and replaces the worn out parts rather than buying a new pair of madas. Then, through a series of unfortunate events, Al-Tanbouri's madas cause him to go to jail, repeatedly.<br /><br /><b>Story #10:</b> A knight, a housewife and a bedouin man use their agile wits to make sure things go their way.<br /><br />Included in this ebook is a map illustrating the locations of the cities and areas mentioned in the stories.<br /><br /><b>Also by Aisha Bilal:</b><br />1. <i><b>Arabian Knights - Volume 2</b></i><br />2. <i><b>Muslim Knights - Volume 1</b></i><br />3. <i><b>Muslim Knights - Volume 2</b></i><br />4. <i><b>Islamic and Arabian Quotes and Proverbs - Volume 1 [Illustrated]</b></i>
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself
by Harriet Ann Jacobs

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141

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May 17, 2012

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