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Dancing On One Foot

Author : Shanti Elke Bannwart
ISBN : 9781611390681
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Dancing On One Foot” confronts a major issue—World War II observed during the author’s childhood in Nazi Germany. It explores the psychological imprint of that experience and the healing in later years after the author settles in the High Desert of the American Southwest. The book is also a tribute to the ability of women and children to survive hardships and celebrate life in all its straight and crooked ways—to dance, even if there’s only one foot left to stand on. Here is the account of a woman’s lifelong journey to understand what she came to face about war and her native country’s part in a great crime. She is driven by a deep urge to lift the veil around the dark mystery of human violence. Yet, an undercurrent of vibrant joy runs inside her and through this book. It infuses all the layers of her memory, as if her wounding and the darkness of her story have fertilized her love of life. SHANTI ELKE BANNWART was born in Hamburg, Germany at the onset of World War II. She moved to the United States in 1983 and studied at Lesley University, Cambridge, for her master’s degree in Expressive Therapies. She also received a MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and is now a Life-Coach and psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico and a clay artist educated at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her essays have been published in national and international magazines and she has been awarded various winning prizes in literary competitions.

Defying Hitler

Author : Sebastian Haffner
ISBN : 9781780225357
Genre : History
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An absolute classic of autobiography and history - one of the few books to explore how and why the Germans were seduced by Hitler and Nazism. Sebastian Haffner was a non-Jewish German who emigrated to England in 1938. This memoir (written in 1939 but only published now for the first time) begins in 1914 when the family summer holiday is cut short by the outbreak of war, and ends with Hitler's assumption of power in 1933. It is a portrait of himself and his own generation in Germany, those born between 1900 and 1910, and brilliantly explains through his own experiences and those of his friends how that generation came to be seduced by Hitler and Nazism. The Germans lacked an outlet for self-expression: where the French had amour, food and wine, and the British their gardens and their pets, the Germans had nothing, leading to a tendency towards mass psychosis. The upheaval of post-WWI revolution, factionalism and inflation left the Germans addicted to excitement and action: Hitler provided this, and more.


Author : William Potter Ross
ISBN : UVA:X030622261
Genre : Bankers
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Wait For Me

Author : Deborah Devonshire
ISBN : 9781848544574
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Deborah Devonshire is a natural writer with a knack for the telling phrase and for hitting the nail on the head. She tells the story of her upbringing, lovingly and wittily describing her parents (so memorably fictionalised by her sister Nancy); she talks candidly about her brother and sisters, and their politics (while not being at all political herself), finally setting the record straight. Throughout the book she writes brilliantly about the country and her deep attachment to it and those who live and work in it. As Duchess of Devonshire, Debo played an active role in restoring and overseeing the day-to-day running of the family houses and gardens, and in developing commercial enterprises at Chatsworth. She tells poignantly of the deaths of three of her children, as well as her husband's battle with alcohol addiction. Wait For Me is enthralling and a total joy, full of the author's sympathetic wit (which she is not afraid to use on herself).

My Odyssey Through History

Author : Charles P. Roland
ISBN : 0807128538
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this delightful book, historian Charles P. Roland chronicles his life from boyhood in 1920s rural Tennessee to retirement after a distinguished fifty-year academic career. Modestly and with understated humor, this prominent scholar of southern and Civil War history turns his perceptive eye to his own past, mixing personal recollections with incisive social commentary to provide fascinating details about growing up in the South during the Great Depression, soldiering in World War II, and teaching college history in the turbulent second half of the twentieth century. By turns charming, gripping, and tragic, Roland’s memoir is a testament to the extraordinary events of the seemingly ordinary life. The son and grandson of educators, Roland graduated from Vanderbilt University at age twenty and spent his early working years as a teacher and National Park Service historian in Washington, D.C. Like most members of the “greatest generation,” he saw his world change abruptly on December 7, 1941, with the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He served as a captain in a front-line infantry battalion in Europe, fought in the most crucial sector in the Battle of the Bulge, and earned a Purple Heart fighting in the Remagen Bridgehead. The author describes his many close brushes with death, the loss in battle of numerous cherished friends, the massive destruction of major German cities, and his postwar depression. Blending his own observations with current scholarship, he draws a striking comparison between World War II and the American Civil War. Using the GI Bill, Roland earned his doctorate in history at Louisiana State University and spent time with some of the most recognizable names in the historical profession, including Bell Irvin Wiley, T. Harry Williams, and Francis Butler Simkins. He returned to the military as assistant to the chief historian of the army during the Korean War before pursuing an academic career in earnest. Roland taught history for eighteen years at Tulane University and for another eighteen at the University of Kentucky, at the same time immersing himself in research and writing numerous books and journal articles. He officially retired in 1988 at the age of seventy but continues to be an active scholar, author, editor, and lecturer. A succinct and satisfying epic of the life of a thoughtful citizen-soldier and scholar, My Odyssey through History is also a valuable remembrance of major twentieth-century events.

Educational Resources On The Holocaust

Author : St. Louis Center for Holocaust Studies
ISBN : WISC:89014539795
Genre : Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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The New Yorker

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ISBN : NWU:35556027994052
Genre : Literature
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A Long Row Of Candles Memoirs And Diaries 1934 1954

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Subject Guide To Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025888558
Genre : American literature
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Book Review Digest

Author : H.W. Wilson Company
ISBN : UOM:39015078261917
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