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Memoir

  • McKee Rankin and the Heyday of the American Theater

    by David Beasley
    "The book is an impeccable piece of research, full and accurate. It gives a comprehensive view of the American (and Canadian and Australian) stage for a period of over 50 years. It documents life on tour, in stock and combination companies, in vaudeville and even in the nascent movie industry. It is a saga of art versus commerce and of the shifting sands of public taste. It is a treasure trove of minutiae, filled with details on unknown plays and vanished theatres, and on the actors who performe... more
  • Douglas MacAgy and the Foundations of Modern Art Curatorship

    by David Beasley
    Canadian born, MacAgy was international in his influence. From a privileged student at the Barnes Foundation through innovative years at the San Francisco Museum of Art, as Director at the California School of Fine Arts from 1945-50, when he was the catalyst for the advent of American abstraction, as curator at MOMA, as the spirit behind the modern art movement in Dallas, as the introducer and interpreter of European and Russian art to America, as the head of the National Endowment for the Arts,... more
  • Understanding Modern Art

    by David Beasley
    9X11.5 160p. 154 illus. 74 in color, Soft cover. San Francisco artist Clay Spohn (1898--1977), one of the best artists of the modern era, originated art movements of the twentieth century and painted with great beauty. Using Spohn's Notebooks, David Beasley has traced his thought and career. This book is amply illustrated with Spohn's drawings and paintings placed to elucidate the text. Many paintings are in color as Spohn used color superbly
  • Almost Home

    by Hilary Harper
    Orphaned as an infant, Hilary Harper was taken in by distant relatives who let her believe they were her parents. When she discovered the truth, at the age of twelve, she tried to pretend nothing had happened, but everything had changed. A literary memoir, with the absorbing appeal of mystery, Almost Home examines the longing for an authentic identity and the role of family history in the shaping of the self.
  • Losing My Religion

    by Eric T. Hansen
    "Losing My Religion" is the story of Eric T. Hansen's search for God and meaning in and outside of the Mormon church. For years a believing Mormon before losing his faith, Hansen discusses the things about Mormonism that fascinates him still –  the uniquely American history and exceptional theology – as well as his struggle to face the prospect of death without an afterlife and his search toi find meaning without God. Hansen is an American writer in Berlin, known mainly for bestsellers p... more
  • Lost in the District, Lost in the Federal Territory: The Life and Times of Doctor David Ross, Surgeon, Sot-Weed Factor, Importer

    by Stewart Lillard
    "Lost in the District" relates the facts about Doctor David Ross of Bladensburg, Md., his family life, his business and political connections. and his efforts to develop a productive iron mine along the upper Potomac River on lower Antietam Creek in Washington County, Md. Through his diligence and the skills of his close relatives, Dr. Ross was in a position to recommend the taking up of arms against Great Britain to his river neighbors of the Committee of Correspondence, George Washington and ... more
  • After the Affair, Re-Membering

    by Emmanuella Raphaelle
    Part memoir, part prose poem, and part inspirational journal, this story is a well crafted redemptive saga of a young mother's fall from grace. The reader experiences the heartbreak of her marriage to an emotionally absent spouse, and her consequent search for comfort in the arms of a lover. We experience her downward spiral of pain as her marriage breaks up, her self esteem shatters, and then slowly she finds her way out of the emotional morass of her life. It is a heartbreaking every woman sto... more
  • My Impossible Life

    by Liza Cheuk May Chan

    A no-holds-barred memoir of a Chinese woman born in Hong Kong under British colonial rule, nurtured and groomed in the 1950's and 1960's in that unique, bi-cultural society, came of age as a lesbian-feminist in New York City while an undergraduate at Barnard College in the 1970's, and proceeded to attain graduate and professional degrees as a “foreign student” in America.  While practicing as a young attorney in Michigan in the early 1980’s, she gain... more

  • Miss Fortune

    by Albina Hume
    Memoir Miss Fortune is a rollicking account of a woman coming of age in modern Ukraine. A story that may inspire others to live their dreams, not their fears.
  • G.R.I.T.T.Y

    by Nakesha Ross
  • An Illusion of Normal

    by Linda Schoonover
    An illusion of Normal is the Best selling memoir of the life of a child whose mother suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. At times shocking and heartbreaking, her story exposes the darkness in a home tormented by a parent's mental illness and the light that shows the way out. An inspirational story for anyone overcoming difficult circumstances.
  • The Portrait Maker

    by Bryan T. Blunt
    THE PORTRAIT MAKER: GOD?S FAITHFUL HAND IN MARRIAGE, CANCER AND CAREGIVING reviews the unlikely intersection at which the lives of two families converged?an intersection at which the life of a child was saved by the man who would later become that child?s father-in-law. The book moves through two youngsters? ill-equipped marriage?recounting the time at which they were called to be Christ?s disciples and the life they then forged for themselves and their children. But much more than that, THE POR... more
  • Footsteps in the Sand

    by William Knippschild
    My book deals with my life from birth until the present time. It is about our family and our problems, our joys and our trials, and tribulations. I try to portray my schooling, my work, and my accomplishments. I did a lot of traveling for my work. I designed and installed SVCs in fourteen different states, fourteen foreign countries, and five Canadian provinces.
  • I Was a Child but Not

    by Deanna Jones
    What if every weekend with my parents was always a time to dread? When you are a child, you naturally expect to feel safe, but that was not my experience. What if your mom was an accessory to the crimes your dad permitted? What if you carry anguish, pain, and devastation of your childhood into your marriage? What if, instead of your dad being a protector, he is instead the one who brings terror into your life?
  • High Water

    by Richard Spitz
    Richard and his two best friends?Ed and Bob?had it all figured out when they left their homes in Kennebunkport, Maine, for the warmer climes of Daytona Beach, Florida. The high schoolers had realized that their parents knew nothing. They could surely make their own decisions. In High Water, Spitz recalls that fateful trip in the 1950s, when gasoline was seventeen cents a gallon, good hamburgers were a quarter, and segregation was commonplace. While he enjoyed many adventures, the boys eventually... more

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