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Autobiography & Memoirs

An Integrated Boyhood

| Filed under: Autobiography & Memoirs, Voices of Diversity
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In An Integrated Boyhood, Richards candidly describes how this exemplary middle-class Cleveland sojourn left him hopelessly confused and dislocated at the very moment of his parents’ triumph. His narrative of success provides the background to a more private turmoil: Richards’s struggle to read the shifting…

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In Those Days

| Filed under: Autobiography & Memoirs, Diplomatic Studies
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In Those Days is the candid, often funny, autobiography of a twentieth-century American diplomat who spent most of his life in high-level diplomacy in Asia and Africa. The story takes James Spain form an Irish Catholic childhood in gangster-era Chicago through military service as Douglas…

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Being Present

| Filed under: Autobiography & Memoirs, History
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“Born in 1927, Schumann scrupulously relates and analyzes his life in Nazi Germany and his post-1945 experiences that finally brought him to the U.S. Eschewing self-pity, he successfully demonstrates how and why he was an ardent supporter of the Nazi regime to its end…

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Growing Up With Clemente

| Filed under: Autobiography & Memoirs, Sports
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Growing Up With Clemente is a personal history of the hardscrabble life of Pittsburgh’s South Side during the city’s post–World War II renaissance. It is also the intimate story of an American boy who played baseball on the city’s dilapidated playgrounds and rooted for his…

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Front-Page Girl

| Filed under: Autobiography & Memoirs
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Prior to World War II, women were a rarity in the newsrooms of daily papers throughout the country. The assignments given to those few who graced the profession reflected the newspaper culture of the time—society, fashion, and school news. Doris O’Donnell proved the exception. While…

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Pattern of Circles

| Filed under: Autobiography & Memoirs, Diplomatic Studies, European & World History
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Pattern of Circles is a success story, for its author and his country. John E. Dolibois was born December 4, 1918, in Luxembourg. His mother died weeks later, and he was raised by an older sister until she left for Akron, Ohio, with…

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