Author: James King
Release Date: 2017-09-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Greg Curnoe is one of the most adventurous and exciting Canadian artists of the second half of the twentieth century. In a series of vividly coloured works he found a multitude of ways to construct an autobiography that, contrary to establishment ideas of his time, obliterates the boundary between art and artist.
A young girl compares her great-grandmother's life in a bygone era in with her own modern lifestyle. Looks at transportation, cooking, lighting, laundry, and a modern bathtub. Suggested level: junior, primary.
Whether you are continuing your journey with me via these Spirit Animal Tales or whether you missed my first volume, The Voice of Coyote, and are leaping unwarned into this spiritual realm, I welcome you. These are tales that ‘I’ have been blessed with, passed to me from various Spirit Animals, mainly Coyote. They are filtered through ‘my’ experiences; people, places, things, & incidences that brought me to where I am today. There is no conscious effort on my part to accurately recreate any person, place, thing, or incident. If anyone has a button or two pushed, that’s probably meant to be. That said, the path lies before & may you enjoy. Peace! This one is for my beloved companion & wife, Linda for Uncle Ike, and for the ever-wandering WhiteDog Doug Hodges
Author: Benjamin W. Nero DMD
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2016-07-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
In this book, I lovingly recount the unyielding love and encouragement of my parents, who instilled a deep sense of responsibility and unshakeable confidence in me as well as my four brothers and sisters. My story illustrates a family bound by tradition, loyalty, and love. As the son of a freed slave, my father saw first-hand the daily challenges and obstacles for African Americans in post-slavery America. Both he and my mother implanted in us a clear work ethic, family values, and commitment to education, foundations that have remained with and propelled me throughout life. Thats the Way It Was weaves anecdotal accounts of my educational, athletic, and professional experiences, often with humorous details and sometimes tainted with racial biases as was commonplace in a cotton-farming community deep in segregated, post-depression Mississippi. I share many examples of both throughout the book to provide a realistic view of the world I encountered and somehow navigated relatively unscathed. I would later go on to make history as the first African American graduate of the University of Kentuckys Dental School and as the first African American intern and orthodontic resident at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have been fortunate enough to have had a remarkable forty-five-plus-year career in private practice, always fueled and driven by the unconditional love and support of my family and my small-town community. I hope my story can serve as an inspiration for the younger generations to stay committed to their goals, never give up, and always strive to make the most of their talents.
Author: L Langford Hodges
Release Date: 2012-06-14
I have thought of this story for many years. Having been stationed in Corsica and Italy during WW2 I knew some of this from my experiences. Over the years I urged anyone who showed any inclination to write a book to write this story. I usually got the same response, write the book yourself. So that is what I finally did. I hope you find the book entertaining. After I retired I spent a lot of my time traveling by driving all over this country. On one of my trips I drove into Canada and visited with our friendly neighbors up north. Along the way I enjoyed some oil painting until I gave out of wall space. Having played poker all my life [since I waS 15] i started playing at the brick and mortar casino's, many different places, but my favorite place was at the Grand in Biloxi. Katrina broke that up. Then I started playing on-line. The govt. broke that up. I don't think they were getting their cut. By then I decided that if the story was to be told I would have to do it. I had always heard the hardest part was getting started, and I found that to be true. If you have have a story that you want to tell, go ahead and get started. A high school graduate volunteers to join the Army Air Force to become a fighter pilot. He fights in Italy. He is shot down and bails out safely. Aided by the partisans he gets back to his side of the lines. After the war he goes to Ga Tech on the GI Bill. Graduates his business takes him back to Italy. Hopefully you will find the story interesting. They live happily ever after.
Author: Vida 'Sister' Goldman Prince
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2013-02-05
Genre: Social Science
Segregation was a way of life in St. Louis, aptly called "the most southern city in the North." These thirteen oral histories describe the daily struggle that pervasive racism demanded but also share the tradition of self-respect that the African American community of St. Louis sought to build on its own terms.
THE WAY IT WAS is a compilation of several non-fiction short stories, at various periods in the past of a woman's and her family's lives. At times, it may seem like extraordinary happenings to the people of these stories, but they did happen. The stories represent truthful views of a family that were, at times, hilarious, poignant, heartwarming, thoughtful and sometimes sad. These short stories are thought provoking with touches of humor and a bit of satire. These stories take place in an extraordinary period in history, several years before World War II, and a few years after two other wars; They happened when most women did not do the things that the grandmother did in her stories, and at other times what a mother accomplished when most women did not have executive positions in traditionally heavy industrial manufacturing male oriented companies. The woman in these unique stories had the courage and the intestinal fortitude to carry on through many discouraging times and still find the humor to laugh at herself. The young man, a typical young and naive teenager, shows ingenuity and drive, which showed up in later years again, when he received the Bronze Star for his service to our country. A story that has yet to be told. The sister blazed a trail to be one of the first in her field for a major company. There are lessons for the young to learn and a verification of life as it was, or could, have been by elders. It is also the process of a written history to the families of the people in days, long past. The stories show that good stories can and are written that do not have to be filled with unsuitable language or sex to be exciting and interesting.
Author: Donald H. Brown
Release Date: 2011-06-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
This book is a memoir of my boyhood, the 14 years between 1934 and 1948, Memory is the way we allow the past to live in the present. But the past is not experienced in a vacuum. Memories have locations in a particular time and particular places. Th is brief memoir is attempt to share my boyhood as shaped by the Great Depression of the 1930’s and the World War II years of the 1940’s. In the writing of these pages it became evident to me that indeed the experiences of my childhood have greatly shaped the person I am today. It is hoped that this modest memoir may at once be an enjoyable read as well as encourage the reader to recall his or her own childhood days and reflect upon how that time may have shaped their lives.
Author: Donald Saari
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
Release Date: 2003
The formative years of the American Mathematical Society coincided with a period of remarkable development in mathematics. During this period, the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society and its predecessor, The Bulletin of the New York Mathematical Society, served as a primary vehicle for reporting this mathematics to American mathematicians. As a result, some of the most important and fundamental work of early twentieth-century mathematics found its way into the Bulletin. Such milestone articles as Hilbert's problems presented at the 1900 Paris ICM, Poincare's 1904 lecture on the future of mathematical physics (with commentary suggesting that he was tantalizingly close to capturing the notion of relativity), and Klein's Erlangen program received added publicity when the first English translation was published in the Bulletin. By reproducing these and other well-written articles from the early Bulletin, this book offers the reader the best way to capture a slice of that time. Other articles in the book include, in particular, a report to American mathematicians of what happened at that important 1900 ICM and three articles from the scientific portion of the 1904 centennial celebration of the Louisiana Purchase: Darboux describing the development of geometry, Pierpont focusing on nineteenth-century mathematics, and Poincare emphasizing mathematical physics. Accompanying the transition from the nineteenth to twentieth century was that new important thing called ``mathematical rigor''. An article by Klein capturing the beliefs of the time with his promotion of rigor is included. These are just some of the many topics reflecting upon the early days in the development of the American mathematical community that can be found in this review of mathematics through the pages of the Bulletin.