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New Zealand University Days - Sweetwaters Music Festival
by Robert Black

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English

Pages

13

Publication Date

November 26, 2015

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One of a series of autobiographical short stories, where the author recalls his university days studying law at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand. This one, concerning his summer vacation working experiences in a concrete works at Kaiwaka, and the 1983 Sweetwaters Music Festival.
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass
by Frederick Douglass

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English

Pages

100

Publication Date

November 18, 2017

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States. Frederick Douglass was born in slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey near Easton in Talbot County, Maryland. He was not sure of the exact year of his birth, but he knew that it was 1817 or 1818. As a young boy he was sent to Baltimore, to be a house servant, where he learned to read and write, with the assistance of his master's wife. In 1838 he escaped from slavery and went to New York City, where he married Anna Murray, a free colored woman whom he had met in Baltimore. Soon thereafter he changed his name to Frederick Douglass. In 1841 he addressed a convention of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society in Nantucket and so greatly impressed the group that they immediately employed him as an agent. He was such an impressive orator that numerous persons doubted if he had ever been a slave, so he wrote Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass.
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
An English Country Girl: Memoirs of Nellie Self 1899-1997
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English

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52

Publication Date

April 01, 2016

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Nellie’s fascinating memoirs take us back us to England at the beginning of the 1900s and then through two world wars. She reveals how country folk in East Anglia lived, grew up, fell in love, and married, and how they struggled to make a living as they farmed the land, mainly working for the wealthy, aristocratic land owners. Her radiant Christian faith shines through as she shares with us the joyous times of celebration as well as the times of great trouble and hardship.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself
by Harriet Ann Jacobs

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English

Pages

141

Publication Date

May 17, 2012

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
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)
My Life Among the Indians
by George Catlin

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English

Pages

196

Publication Date

November 29, 2017

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George Catlin was a fascinating figure of the nineteenth century, an artist-explorer who ventured deep into the wilds of the newly discovered Americas to paint the rapidly vanishing indigenous populations, their leaders, warriors, medicine men and scenes from their modes of life. The gifts Catlin received over the years from these remote peoples formed the basis for a vast, important collection which Catlin loaned to the world’s biggest museums, together with his portraits. Because of the stunning, life-like likenesses he created, the awed tribes dubbed Catlin <i>Te-hee-pe-nee Washed</i> which means The Great White Medicine.<br /><br />This new 2017 edition of <i>My Life Among the Indians</i> is illustrated with many examples of Catlin’s artwork from this period.
Apauk, Caller of Buffalo
by James Willard Schultz

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English

Pages

142

Publication Date

June 21, 2017

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Blackfoot boy Apauk longs to be the Buffalo Caller, the member of the tribe responsible for luring buffalo to a death trap concealed beyond the edge of a cliff. Apauk endures many tests, some of them heartbreaking, before he learns the ‘medicine’ or secret to being a master of the herd. This is his story.
James Willard Schultz Collection: Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guid...
by James Willard Schultz

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English

Pages

328

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July 06, 2017

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James Willard Schultz (1859–1947) was an author, explorer, and historian known for his historical writings of the Blackfoot Indians in the late 1800s, when he lived among them as a fur trader. His work is important because it contains first-hand accounts from Native Americans which he recorded and wove exciting biographical narratives around. <b>The James Willard Schultz Collection</b> includes the four books Schultz is best known for - <i>Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guide of Lewis and Clark: Her Own Story Now First Given to the World, Lone Bull's Mistake: A Lodge Pole Chief Story, Rising Wolf, the White Blackfoot: Hugh Monroe's Story of His First Year on the Plains</i> and <i>Apauk, Caller of Buffalo.</i><br /><br /><i><b>James Willard Schultz Collection</b></i><br /><br /><i>Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guide of Lewis and Clark: Her Own Story Now First Given to the World</i> by James Willard Schultz.<br /><br /><i>Lone Bull's Mistake: A Lodge Pole Chief Story</i> by James Willard Schultz.<br /><br /><i>Rising Wolf, the White Blackfoot: Hugh Monroe's Story of His First Year on the Plains</i> by James Willard Schultz.<br /><br /><i>Apauk, Caller of Buffalo</i> by James Willard Schultz.
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 />

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