Memories Many Roads to Home

Author: Virginia Wink Hilton
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491753722
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Memories: Many Roads to Home The First Phase: The Texas Years This memoir tells stories of the roads traveled and the inner journey of a little girl as she grows up in Texas.

The Long Road Home

Author: Ben Shephard
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 030759548X
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At the end of World War II, long before an Allied victory was assured and before the scope of the atrocities orchestrated by Hitler would come into focus or even assume the name of the Holocaust, Allied forces had begun to prepare for its aftermath. Taking cues from the end of the First World War, planners had begun the futile task of preparing themselves for a civilian health crisis that, due in large part to advances in medical science, would never come. The problem that emerged was not widespread disease among Europe’s population, as anticipated, but massive displacement among those who had been uprooted from home and country during the war. Displaced Persons, as the refugees would come to be known, were not comprised entirely of Jews. Millions of Latvians, Poles, Ukrainians, and Yugoslavs, in addition to several hundred thousand Germans, were situated in a limbo long overlooked by historians. While many were speedily repatriated, millions of refugees refused to return to countries that were forever changed by the war—a crisis that would take years to resolve and would become the defining legacy of World War II. Indeed many of the postwar questions that haunted the Allied planners still confront us today: How can humanitarian aid be made to work? What levels of immigration can our societies absorb? How can an occupying power restore prosperity to a defeated enemy? Including new documentation in the form of journals, oral histories, and essays by actual DPs unearthed during his research for this illuminating and radical reassessment of history, Ben Shephard brings to light the extraordinary stories and myriad versions of the war experienced by the refugees and the new United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration that would undertake the responsibility of binding the wounds of an entire continent. Groundbreaking and remarkably relevant to conflicts that continue to plague peacekeeping efforts, The Long Road Home tells the epic story of how millions redefined the notion of home amid painstaking recovery. From the Hardcover edition.

Future Memory

Author: P.M.H. Atwater
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 1612832830
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There are many different paths to the future. According to P.M.H. Atwater, one of the foremost investigators into near-death experiences, future memory allows people to "live" life in advance and remember the experience in detail when something triggers that memory. Atwater explains the unifying, and permanent, effect of that experience is a brain a "brain shift" which she believes "may be at the very core of existence itself." In Future Memory, Atwater shows that structural and chemical changes are occurring in our brains, changes indicative of higher evolutionary development. This mind-blowing exploration of a mind-blowing topic traces her findings about this phenomenon and explores its implications for the individual and for society. Future Memory: Provides a series of steps to assist in developing future memory Explores new models of time, existence, and consciousness Presents an in-depth study of the brain shift and how it can be experienced Offers an extensive appendix and resource manual Future Memory is an important step in understanding the relationship between human perception and reality.

Asbury Park and Neptune

Author: Robert Gilinsky
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738575360
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Asbury Park and Neptune, once popular Victorian seaside retreats, played an important role in the rebirth of rock and roll in the 1970s. In Asbury Park and Neptune, photographs document the changes to these communities, as well as the hamlets and boroughs that are currently or were formerly a part of Neptune, including Ocean Grove, Neptune City, Bradley Beach, and Avon-by-the-Sea.

The Longest Road

Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805094466
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Traces the author's 2011 road trip from the southernmost to the northernmost points of the United States to experience firsthand the country's diversity and political tensions in the face of a historic economic recession.

The Home Place

Author: J. Drew Lanham
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
ISBN: 1571318755
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“In me, there is the red of miry clay, the brown of spring floods, the gold of ripening tobacco. All of these hues are me; I am, in the deepest sense, colored.” From these fertile soils of love, land, identity, family, and race emerges The Home Place, a big-hearted, unforgettable memoir by ornithologist and professor of ecology J. Drew Lanham. Dating back to slavery, Edgefield County, South Carolina—a place “easy to pass by on the way somewhere else”—has been home to generations of Lanhams. In The Home Place, readers meet these extraordinary people, including Drew himself, who over the course of the 1970s falls in love with the natural world around him. As his passion takes flight, however, he begins to ask what it means to be “the rare bird, the oddity.” By turns angry, funny, elegiac, and heartbreaking, The Home Place is a remarkable meditation on nature and belonging, at once a deeply moving memoir and riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural South—and in America today.

Running on Red Dog Road

Author: Drema Hall Berkheimer
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310344980
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“Mining companies piled trash coal in a slag heap and set it ablaze. The coal burned up, but the slate didn’t. The heat turned it rose and orange and lavender. The dirt road I lived on was paved with that sharp-edged rock. We called it Red Dog. My grandmother always told me, ‘Don’t you go running on that Red Dog road.’ But oh, I did.” Gypsies, faith-healers, moonshiners, and snake handlers weave through Drema’s childhood in 1940s Appalachia after Drema’s father is killed in the coal mines, her mother goes off to work as a Rosie the Riveter, and she is left in the care of devout Pentecostal grandparents. What follows is a spitfire of a memoir that reads like a novel with intrigue, sweeping emotion, and indisputable charm. Drema’s coming of age is colored by tent revivals with Grandpa, jitterbug lessons, and traveling carnivals, and though it all, she serves witness to a multi-generational family of saints and sinners whose lives defy the stereotypes. Just as she defies her own. Running On Red Dog Road is proof that truth is stranger than fiction, especially when it comes to life and faith in an Appalachian childhood.

The Road

Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307267458
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

All Roads Led to Shanghai

Author: Clio Calodoukas
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781479153558
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My memoir All Roads led to Shanghai gives my readers a glimpse of an environment so different and exotic from present times when, as a young girl during the 1930s and 1940s, I lived in the unique International Settlement of Shanghai. The city was a mix of Asian and European society; when Chinese women still wore cheongsams and older men dressed in long black gowns, while Japanese women wore kimonos and carried their babies on their backs. Shanghai, a thriving financial centre governed by the British, did not require entry visas. This allowed thousands of displaced people to arrive: White Russians fleeing Bolshevik forces and European Jews escaping Nazi persecution. Having lost their homes and most of their possessions these refugees had to learn to adapt. They persevered and created a society that was diverse, vibrant and colourful. Shanghai's wealth also lured Chinese villagers to leave their farms and seek work in its factories. It is within the context of these events that my family's story unfolded. My family also sought refuge in China. Among them my White Russian grandparents, who had to flee from Vladivostok with their two daughters, and my Greek father, who had left Asia Minor just prior to the calamity that befell the Greeks, when thousands, including his parents, perished in death marches. Some years after arrival in Shanghai my father was able to buy The Astoria Cafe and Confectionery which proved to be a very successful business. The Astoria was renowned for its delicious cakes baked in the French tradition and for creating marvelous wedding cakes. In 1931 my mother on a visit from Harbin, and only 19 years old, met my father and they married in the following year. Shanghai offered them a wonderful social life and they spent their evenings going to dinner parties, cabarets and concerts. My sister and I were looked after by our caring Amah who became like a surrogate mother to us. Meanwhile, China was going through its own political upheavals. The fall of the Ch'ing Dynasty had brought about a phase of enormous transition and a growing awareness of China's subjection to foreign demands. A republic was formed but struggles ensued between Right and Left factions of the Kuomintang. In 1937, a dominant Japan took advantage of the country's instability, invaded and occupied Shanghai and a significant part of China. World War II followed and it brought further suffering to China's inhabitants. The end of WWII saw a re-emergence of hostilities between China's Left and Right factions. Europeans began queuing at various consulates seeking visas to more stable destinations. Our close friends and relatives kept departing, leaving a void in our lives. Shanghai was dear to us and my father could not be persuaded to leave until the sound of artillery shells exploding outside the city announced the approach of the People's Liberation Army. Abandoning our home and possessions we finally had to make a hurried departure from a city we loved, to arrive in Sydney, Australia, a few weeks later in June 1949.

Moonshine memories

Author: Thomas R. Allison
Publisher: New South Inc
ISBN: 9781588380333
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Author Tom Allison is a retired "revenuer" and tells the story of the big whiskey stills in the post-WWII era, and of the moonshiners who operated them and the agents who tried to shut them down. Allison lives in Montgomery, Alabama. He is a graduate of Huntingdon College and Jones School of Law.