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A Night To Remember

Author : Walter Lord
ISBN : 9781453238417
Genre : History
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#1 New York Times Bestseller: The definitive account of the sinking of the Titanic, based on interviews with survivors. At first, no one but the lookout recognized the sound. Passengers described it as the impact of a heavy wave, a scraping noise, or the tearing of a long calico strip. In fact, it was the sound of the world’s most famous ocean liner striking an iceberg, and it served as the death knell for 1,500 souls. In the next two hours and forty minutes, the maiden voyage of the Titanic became one of history’s worst maritime accidents. As the ship’s deck slipped closer to the icy waterline, women pleaded with their husbands to join them on lifeboats. Men changed into their evening clothes to meet death with dignity. And in steerage, hundreds fought bitterly against certain death. At 2:15 a.m. the ship’s band played “Autumn.” Five minutes later, the Titanic was gone. Based on interviews with sixty-three survivors, Lord’s moment-by-moment account is among the finest books written about one of the twentieth century’s bleakest nights.
Category: History

As I Remember

Author : Marian Campbell Gouverneur
ISBN : UOM:39015009155212
Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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Category: New York (N.Y.)

From What I Remember

Author : Valerie Thomas
ISBN : 9781423159483
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Tijuana WHAT? Kylie is pretty sure she should be polishing the delivery of her valedictorian speech this morning, not piecing together the events that led her to waking up in Mexico with the king of her high school next to her.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

I Remember Ben Hogan

Author : Mike Towle
ISBN : 158182078X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author of ""The Ultimate Golf Trivia Book"" gathers candid memories and insights into ""the Hawk"" through more than 100 original stories and observations offered by friends, peers, partners, and apprentices.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

I Remember Jim Valvano

Author : Mike Towle
ISBN : 1581822197
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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College basketball and its annual March Madness extravaganza have emerged over the last three decades as one of the most popular sporting phenomena in America. Perhaps no one personifies the excitement of this tournament better than Jim Valvano, whose heavily underdog North Carolina State Wolfpack achieved the pinnacle of success in college basketball in 1983 with an unlikely run through the NCAA Tournament, culminating in an incredible one-point victory over Houston's heavily favored Phi Slamma Jamma squad in the championship game. While that Cinderella story was Valvano's only national championship, he quickly came to symbolize the exuberance and excellence of the exciting world of college basketball. Valvano transcended his sport, touching millions as he emerged as one of the most charismatic and, ultimately, courageous figures in American life who touched millions. Diagnosed with bone cancer, he joined ESPN to comment on college basketball games. Later he received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at ESPN's first ESPY Awards, where he announced that he was starting the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Shortly after receiving the award, he died at the age of forty-seven. In I Remember Jim Valvano, he is remembered by former players, fellow coaches, a variety of other basketball experts, close associates, and many others as one of college basketball's great movers and shakers, a man with a heart as big as his popularity. Valvano's life is the classic story of courage and determination as borne out in his memorable line: Don't give up. Don't ever give up"". ""
Category: Biography & Autobiography

What I Remember

Author : Paul C. Valentine
ISBN : 1465343253
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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THIS IS THE STORY OF ONE MAN'S MEMORY of the past 80 years of our history in the 20th and beginning of the 21st century -- Recollections of the ending of the Great Depression -- World War II -- Growing up in Elgin, Illinois -- Elgin High School -- College years at DePauw University, Miami University of Ohio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford Law School -- the Air Force -- Polio in the '50s -- Washington D.C. in the Kennedy Years -- Law practice in Palo Alto -- Vietnam protests -- Turmoil on the Stanford Campus -- The Creative Initiative Foundation -- Nuclear power and alternative energy -- Beyond War -- His 57 - year marriage to Nancy Elizabeth Hodge of Niles, Ohio -- their family of three children and seven grandchildren and their living in retirement at The Sequoias in Portola Valley, California. This is a story of ordinary people who found meaning in their lives in extraordinary times.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

How Societies Remember

Author : Paul Connerton
ISBN : 0521270936
Genre : Social Science
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Most studies of memory as a cultural faculty focus on written practices and how they are transmitted. This study concentrates on incorporated practices and provides an account of how these things are transmitted in and as traditions. The author argues that images and recollected knowledge of the past are conveyed and sustained by ritual performances, and that performative memory is bodily. This is an essential aspect of social memory that until now has been badly neglected.
Category: Social Science

Remember This

Author : Angela Cavender Wilson
ISBN : 0803298447
Genre : History
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Situating Dakota language and oral tradition within the framework of decolonization, Remember This! Dakota Decolonization and the Eli Taylor Narratives makes a radical departure from other works in Indigenous history because it relies solely on Indigenous oral tradition for its primary sources and privileges Dakota language in the text. ø Waziyatawin Angela Wilson, both a historian and a member of the Dakota Nation, demonstrates the value of oral history in this bilingual presentation and skillful analysis of the stories told by the Dakota elder Eli Taylor (1908?99). Taylor lived on the Sioux Valley Reserve in Manitoba, Canada, and was adopted into Wilson?s family in 1988. He agreed to tell her his story and to share his accounts of the origins, history, and life ways of the Dakotas. In these pages he tells of Dakota history, the United States?Dakota Conflict of 1862, Dakota values, and the mysterious powers of the world. Wilson gracefully contextualizes and complements Taylor's stories with a careful analysis and distillation of the narratives. Additionally, she provides an overview of Dakota history and a substantial critique of the use of oral accounts by mainstream historians. ø By placing Dakota oral tradition within the academic discipline of history, this powerful book illuminates the essential connections among Dakota language, history, and contemporary identity.
Category: History


Author : Toni Morrison
ISBN : 061839740X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Archival photographs paired with fictional text depicting thoughts and emotions of students who lived through school desegregation capture the spirit, sadness, and struggle of the time.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Beginning To Remember

Author : Mary Sabina Zurbuchen
ISBN : 9971693038
Genre : Indonesia
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As Indonesia emerges from authoritarian rule, public intellectualshave begun to question the way the countrys past has been remembered, memorialized and inscribed. Mary Zurbuchens edited collection of essays addresses the many ways in which Indonesians have dealt with memory, its formation and its manipulation.
Category: Indonesia