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Life in Exile: The Untold Story of Civil War and Refugee Life

Life in Exile: The Untold Story of Civil War and Refugee Life is the moving memoir of Dekow Diriye Sagar. The author shares his fascinating tale of growing up in a rural village in Southern Somalia, his terrifying escape of the civil war in the 1990s, and his life in the United States after being resettled. The war in Somalia has claimed hundreds of thousands of innocent lives, and forced millions of citizens to seek safety and secur...

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African and Afro-Caribbean Repatriation, 1919–1922: Black Voices

This book is the first attempt to analyse records of people of Afro-Caribbean origin who appealed against repatriation during the painful period after Britain’s 1919 race riots. Revealing personal letters and petitions from the West Indies, West Africa, and the UK, Jane Chapman demonstrates that conflict adjustment involving individual voices needs to be highlighted. She asks, what was the human environment, the dilemmas and the raci...

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Elizabeth Warren: Her Fight. Her Work. Her Life.

Quite possibly the best biography written this year, Elizabeth Warren is simply a fascinating read about a fascinating woman. Well researched and smoothly written, this biography shows the reader why Senator Warren speaks for us all. A great legal mind, she started out as a lower middle class high schooler with great debate skills. I am proud to call her a fellow Speech Language Pathologist, even though, sadly for us, she didn't rema...

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Devil's Advocate: The Untold Story

Great behind-the-scene moments. Karan Thapar knows how to keep the reader engaged, not just the television viewer. Specifically liked chapters on Benazir Bhutto a nd Amitabh Bachchan

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Our Fritz: Emperor Frederick III and the Political Culture of Imperial Germany

A gripping biographical study of a fascinating and important figure. Müller presents a number of bracingly revisionist arguments in a thorough, rigorous, and compelling way, anchored in a witty and humane portrayal of the central actors. My enthusiasm for this book is not only for its historical acuity, breadth of compass, and evidentiary depth, but for the memorable portrait it paints of a gifted, privileged, melancholy, and doomed ...

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The Anthropological Treatises of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Late Professor at Göttingen and Court Physician to the King of Gr

Excerpt from The Anthropological Treatises of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Late Professor at Göttingen and Court Physician to the King of Great Britain: With Memoirs of Him by Marx and Flourens, and an Account of His Anthropological Museum by Professor R. Wagner; And the Inaugural Dissertation of John Hunter, M.D., On the Varieties of ManBlumenbach has related in the little autobiographical frag ment, which has been incorporated by M...

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Sherwood Anderson: A Writer in America

“This will surely be the definitive biography of Anderson for beyond the foreseeable future. A perusal of the endnotes shows that some of Rideout’s interviews and research go back 50 years. It is difficult to believe that anyone else will put this much labor into Anderson’s life. Indeed, this book is not just praiseworthy as a superb portrayal of its subject. It is a testament—even a throwback—to the sort of dedicated, painstaking li...

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Jurji Zaidan and the Foundations of Arab Nationalism

While Philipp’s analysis and selection of articles may not provide original material to scholars familiar with fin-de-siècle intellectual, literary, and cultural history of the Arab world, it serves as a helpful resource for teaching al-nah?ah (in English) at the undergraduate and graduate level. Likewise, it provides a lucid and descriptive introduction to Zaydan’s theories of language, history, and society, while providing soundly ...

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A Matter of Conscience: Sir Ronald Wilson

Orphaned early in life and brought up by a housekeeper, Sir Ronald Wilson left school at 14 to earn a living as a messenger in the local Geraldton courthouse before subsequently enjoying a meteoric rise in the legal profession to become a justice in the highest court in Australia. Best known for Bringing Them Home - his moving and controversial 1997 report on the 'Stolen Generations' of Aboriginal children - Sir Ronald was also Crown...

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Harry Truman (Great American Presidents)

This rendition of the Harry Truman story is both historically accurate and provocative; a no holds barred story about the trials and immensely difficult decisions that formed the person that was the 33rd President of our United States. At points I thought I was reading a suspense novel, at other times I was reaching for a box of tissues. For any respectable American historian, this book is a must read. Kudos to author Michael Foley a...