Waves A Memoir

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Wave

Author : Sonali Deraniyagala
ISBN : 9781405520652
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The book opens and we are inside the wave: thirty feet high, moving at twenty-five mph, racing two miles inland. And from there into the depths of the author's despair: how to live now that her life has been undone? Sonali Deraniyagala tells her story - the loss of her two boys, her husband, and her parents - without artifice or sentimentality. In the stark language of unfathomable sorrow, anger, and guilt: she struggles through the first months following the tragedy -- someone always at her side to prevent her from harming herself, her whole being furiously clenched against the reality she can't face; and then reluctantly emerging and, over the ensuing years, slowly allowing her memory to function again. Then she goes back through the rich and joyous life she's mourning, from her family's home in London, to the birth of her children, to the year she met her English husband at Cambridge, to her childhood in Colombo while learning the balance between the almost unbearable reminders of her loss and her fundamental need to keep her family, somehow, still with her.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Waves Turn

Author : Colleen Z. Burke
ISBN : 0994280106
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Waves Of Independence

Author : Gunn Chit Wha
ISBN : 9789814845991
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 60.43 MB
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Meet Gunn Chit Wha, a pioneering role model with many firsts: she was one of the first female lawyers of Malaya, one of the first female Municipal Councillors of Kuala Lumpur and the first female State Councillor of Selangor. Now 92, she recounts the blissful and difficult years of her own independence while breaking barriers in the 1950s, a unique time in the country's tumultuous history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Memoir

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ISBN : UOM:39015042198062
Genre : Geology
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Category: Geology

Memoirs

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Memoirs And Proceedings

Author : Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society
ISBN : UCAL:$B523127
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Political Memoir

Author : Conference on Political Memoirs (1989 : University of British Columbia)
ISBN : 0714634719
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 32.65 MB
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The genre of political memoir has a long history, from its origins in classical times through its popularity in the age of courts and cabinets to its ubiquity in modern mass cultures where retired politicians increasingly attract large and eager readerships for their revelations. Yet there is virtually no scholarly criticism which treats this complex form of literature as a distinct genre, fusing autobiographical, historical and political elements. The essays in this book draw together the collaborative findings of a team of British, European, American and Canadian scholars to present a pioneering historical and critical study of the genre of political memoir, analysing the development of its distinct functions and assessing leading memoirists in European, American, Canadian, Indian and Japanese societies. The editor, George Egerton, introduces the volume and surveys the principal features of the genre over its long history. Otto Pflanze analyses the memoirs of Bismarck; Robert Young, Milton Israel, Joshua Mostow and Robert Bothwell study the memoir literature of France, India, Japan and Canada respectively. Barry Gough and Tim Travers look at naval and military memoirists, while Zara Steiner, B.J.C. McKercher and Valerie Cromwell assess the memoirs of diplomats and their families. Leonidas Hill examines the memoirs of leading Nazis. John Munro, Francis Heller and Robert Ferrell convey inside information on the making of memoirs - notably by the Canadian Prime Ministers Diefenbaker and Pearson and the American President Truman. Stephen Ambrose assays Nixon as memoirist, while Janos Bak portrays the status of memoirists under totalitarian regimes. Wesley Wark and John Naylor analyse theproliferation of intelligence memoirs and government efforts to protect official secrets from the revelations of the candid memoirist. The principal findings reached by the contributors in their study of this problematic but influential genre are set out by the editor in the concluding chapter.
Category: Political Science

The Pinnacle A Memoir

Author : H. W. Bingaman
ISBN : 9781483401133
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In Bingaman's stellar memoir, his boyish obsession with flight blossoms into a grueling but rewarding career in the U.S. military, leading him into the uncertainties of war. Bingaman returns to his Iowa roots in this collection of anecdotes, reminiscences and close calls among fighter pilots and their peers. Recounting first his time in England as an American airman in a NATO squadron, the narrative covers his time in Oregon, the Midwest and Vietnam, detailing the operations-particularly the idiosyncrasies and frustrations-of military programs and the officers that oversaw them. Well-paced and written in economical prose, Bingaman's retelling of his past is at once richly personal and broadly historical, sacrificing neither breadth nor depth to convey specific bits of information as well as the zeitgeist of the time. A sensitive, astute contribution to the history of the armed forces. -Kirkus Review
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Catching The Waves

Author : Susan Ryan
ISBN : 0732259592
Genre : Politicians
File Size : 40.30 MB
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This book is much more than a political memoir. Susan Ryan gives fascinating insights into the making of policy, how ideas of social justice and the common good have - and have not - been translated into legislation. 'Catching the Waves' is a valuable record of an important period in Australian political and social history, and a unique contribution to the ongoing feminist debate. And above all, Susan Ryan wryly demonstrates that being caught in the dumpers is as much a part of life as riding the breakers successfully to shore.
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Memoir

Author : Geological Survey of Victoria
ISBN : SRLF:D0003019098
Genre : Geology
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Category: Geology