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The Courtship Of Eva Eldridge

Author : Diane Simmons
ISBN : 9781609384616
Genre : History
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Simmons presents readers with a true story of one woman's struggle with a bigamist husband in the 1950s. Through the use of an archive of roughly eight hundred of Eva Eldridge's letters and personal papers, the author tells the story of a woman bent on tracking down the serial bigamist who had married her only to disappear, as he had on a string of several women in the years following World War II. --Publisher.

World War I And Urban Order

Author : Adam J. Hodges
ISBN : 9781137498113
Genre : History
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This book uses Portland, Oregon to bring to life the transformation of U.S. cities during the first truly national war mobilization effort. World War I had an enormous impact on urban life and the relationship between cities and the federal government that has been almost entirely unexplored until now.

The Narcissism Of Empire

Author : Diane Simmons
ISBN : UOM:39015067668874
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Widely read in the age of British imperialism and still popular today, the five writers studied here have allowed millions to participate vicariously in the imperial project. Yet all of these writers, so instrumental in popularising the imperial agenda of power and dominance, bore deep emotional scars and as adults bolstered their fragile psychic states through fantasies of empire. While soldiers and politicians may know to bury or at least camouflage their fears and desires, inner fantasy is the necessary ingredient of literature, and popular fiction often offers the opportunity to probe the mind of an age. The connection between childhood loss and the desire for imperial escape, power and dominance is illuminated by De Quincey's mad screeds against the Chinese as both terrifyingly powerful and laughably weak, while Stevenson's romances, though written from an invalid's bed, are credited with 'selling' the idea of empire as manly adventure. Conan Doyle's tales of a Britain menaced at home by imperial blowback are models of Great Power paranoia that resonate today, and Kipling's stories of imperial Britain grow increasingly grandiose as childhood's psychic wounds are re-opened. Finally, Dinesen portrays plantation life in British East Africa as a gentle romance in which displaced African "squatters" serve as loyal and adoring retainers, providing the aristocratic aura for which the author yearns. It is sometimes said that, "Love's loss is empire's gain", and for these writers, Simmons shows, empire presented a magnificent opportunity to compensate for childhood calamity.

Eva S Story

Author : Eva Schloss
ISBN : 9781467434225
Genre : History
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Many know the tragic story of Anne Frank, the teen whose life ended at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. But most people don’t know about Eva Schloss, Anne’s playmate and stepsister. Though Eva, like Anne, was taken to Auschwitz at the age of 15, her story did not end there. / This incredible memoir recounts — without bitterness or hatred —the horrors of war, the love between mother and daughter, and the strength and determination that helped a family overcome danger and tragedy.

The Guineveres

Author : Sarah Domet
ISBN : 9781250086617
Genre : Fiction
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"In the vein of The Virgin Suicides, a dazzling debut novel about four girls inexplicably named Guinevere, all left by their parents to be raised by nuns"--

Mad About The Fifties

Author : Usual Gang of Idiots
ISBN : 1401207537
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Presents a humorous look at the decade of the 1950s. Contains satires and parodies of television, film, and popular culture, including Star Trek, Batman, Spy vs. spy, and more.

My First 100 Neighborhood Words

Author : Maggie Testa
ISBN : 9781534425279
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood! Now the youngest Daniel Tiger fans can learn 100 first words, like “Trolley,” “trumpet,” and “ball,” with their favorite tiger, Daniel! What kinds of words make up Daniel Tiger’s world? Find out in this book of first words for the youngest fans of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. From “flower” to “crayons” to “Tigey” and everything in between, this sweet story takes readers on a tour of Daniel’s favorite places, like his school, and the words and pictures that go along with them, like his “backpack,” “lunch box,” “book,” and more! © 2018 The Fred Rogers Company

Dreams Like Thunder

Author : Diane Simmons
ISBN : 1885266030
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Dreams Like Thunder takes place on a small Eastern Oregon farm between Baker and Hells Canyon. The story is set over a couple of days in 1959, but part of the family seems less in touch with the 20th century than with the myth of their own pioneer past. The myth varies according to who is doing the telling. It is up to Alberta, who is ten years old and heir to both the farm and the myth, to discover some truth behind the stories - a truth that will help her know who she is and what her own future might be.

Disturbance Loving Species

Author : Peter Chilson
ISBN : 0547346956
Genre : Fiction
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Peter Chilson’s fiction debut delivers a fascinating, heart-wrenching view of modern African culture, filtered through the lens of the West. In a novella and four short stories, Chilson, who traveled to Africa first as a Peace Corps volunteer and later as a freelance journalist, uses a phrase borrowed from biology to point out how our “disturbance-loving species” thrives in the most chaotic, seemingly unlivable situations. As this remarkable collection explores the experiences of Americans struggling to cope with the political and social upheaval of life in Africa and of Africans acclimating to life in the United States, Chilson captures in vivid detail the strange, exhilarating frisson between cultures.

Abraham And Mary Lincoln

Author : Kenneth J. Winkle
ISBN : 9780809330492
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Draws on family records to profile the Lincoln marriage as a well-matched partnership in spite of personal differences, offering insight into the contrasting childhoods of the 16th President and and Mary Todd, their shared responsibilities throughout the Civil War and the respective ways in which they managed personal setbacks.

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