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Author : Molly Brodak
ISBN : 9781785781049
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Raw, poetic and compulsively readable ... I can’t wait to buy a copy for everyone I know.' Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help The summer she turned thirteen, Molly Brodak’s father was arrested for robbing eleven banks. In time, the image she held of him would unravel further, as more and more unexpected facets of his personality came to light. Bandit is her attempt to discover what, exactly, is left, when the most fundamental relationship of your life turns out to have been built on falsehoods. It is also a scrupulously honest account of learning how to trust again, and to rebuild the very idea of family from scratch. Refusing to fence off the trickier sides of her father’s character, Brodak tries to find, through crystalline, spellbinding prose, a version of him that does not rely on the easy answers but allows him to be: an unknowable and incomprehensible whole – who is also her father. Unforgettable, moving, and utterly relatable, Bandit is a story of the unpredictable complexity of family.

A Daughter S Memoir Of Burma

Author : Wendy Law-Yone
ISBN : 9780231537803
Genre : History
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Wendy Law-Yone was just fifteen when Burma's military staged a coup and overthrew the civilian government in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, the daredevil founder and chief editor of The Nation, Burma's leading postwar English-language newspaper, she experienced firsthand the perils and promises of a newly independent Burma. On the eve of Wendy's studies abroad, Ed Law-Yone was arrested and The Nation shut down. Wendy herself was briefly imprisoned. After his release, Ed fled to Thailand with his family, where he formed a government-in-exile and tried, unsuccessfully, to foment a revolution. Exiled to America with his wife and children, Ed never gave up hope that Burma would one day adopt a new democratic government. Though he died disappointed, he left in his daughter's care an illuminating trove of papers documenting the experiences of an eccentric, ambitious, humorous, and determined patriot, vividly recounting the realities of colonial rule, Japanese occupation, postwar reconstruction, and military dictatorship. This memoir tells the twin histories of Law-Yone's kin and his country, a nation whose vicissitudes continue to intrigue the world.

Autobiography Of A Stagecoach Robber

Author : Bruce K. Cox
ISBN : 9781598583465
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A work of creative non-fiction based on the true story of the celebrated highwayman, Reimund Holzhey, a German immigrant and former resident of Fort Howard and Pulcifer, Wisconsin, who robbed a stagecoach on Stagecoach road between the south end of lake Gogebic and Gogebic Station, in the western part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on 26 August 1889. This is said to have been the last stagecoach robbery east of the Mississippi river. The story is drawn from contemporary newspaper reports published in various parts of the Midwest, as well as other sources, and is as true to life as possible. Holzhey suffered from mental problems as a result of a skull fracture, and subjected himself to daring and foolhardy exploits as a form of release, until he was finally caught. His exploits were sensationalized and he was portrayed as a greedy and bloodthirsty desperado. The publicity surrounding his capture and trial would be considered highly questionable nowadays. There was doubt concerning who fired the shots that killed one of the men on the last stagecoach he attempted to rob. His treatment during the first few years of his imprisonment conjure up scenes from Papillon. By the time he was released from prison twenty-three years later, he was considered to be an erudite and well-read man and accomplished writer. Bruce K. Cox a graduate of Gogebic Community College and Northern Michigan University, is a local historian, with a particular interest in early history and mining on the Gogebic Iron Range of Michigan and Wisconsin. He writes and publishes books on Gogebic Range history in his shop, Agogeebic Press, at 408A Sunday Lake Street, in Wakefield, Michigan.

Memoirs Of A Bootlegger S Daughter

Author : Renee' Carter Tench
ISBN : 9781489709790
Genre : Family & Relationships
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For author Renee Carter Tench, April 17, 2008, was the first day of the rest of her life. It was the day she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Tench spent more and more time reflecting on her past experiences and examining her life. In Memoirs of a Bootleggers Daughter, she tries to understand the reason and purpose behind all of the chaos in growing up the child of alcoholic parents. The lone survivor of the Carter family who lived at the end of the dirt road in Hickory, North Carolina, Tench shares the stories of her tumultuous childhood. She tells how, by the grace of God and taking advantage of the opportunities He provided, she broke the cycle of alcoholism in her family, a cycle that began even before her grandfather and father became bootleggers. She often felt looked down on because of the spectacle she and her family often made. Memoirs of a Bootleggers Daughter narrates how Tench started out at the end of one dirt road and ended up at the end of another and the wild journey in between, a journey she would be happy to take again.


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The Bishop S Daughter A Memoir

Author : Honor Moore
ISBN : 9780393344219
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“An eloquent argument for speaking even the most difficult truths.” —New York Times Book Review Paul Moore’s vocation as an Episcopal priest took him— with his wife, Jenny, and their family of nine children—from robber-baron wealth to work among the urban poor, leadership in the civil rights and peace movements, and two decades as the bishop of New York. The Bishop’s Daughter is his daughter’s story of that complex, visionary man: a chronicle of her turbulent relationship with a father who struggled privately with his sexuality while she openly explored hers and a searching account of the consequences of sexual secrets.

Memoirs Of Andrew Winpenny Count De Deux Sous

Author : Francis Glasse
ISBN : OSU:32435015389661
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Recollections And Private Memoirs Of Washington By His Adopted Son George Washington With A Memoir Of The Author By His Daughter And Illustrative And Explanatory Notes By Benson J Loosing

Author : George Washington
ISBN : BSB:BSB10067828
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The Complete Works Of Washington Irving In One Volume With A Memoir Of The Author

Author : Washington Irving
ISBN : BNC:1001933249
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Memoirs Of Leonora Christina Daughter Of Christian Iv Of Denmark Written During Her Imprisonment In The Blue Tower At Copenhagen 1663 1685

Author : Leonora Christina Ulfeldt
ISBN : 9781465513731
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