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  1. Memoirs of a Revolutionary

    ... “I can't think of anyone else who has written about the revolutionary movement in this century with Serge's combination of ... roiling human passion never dims; whether he is writing about allies or enemies, his subjects live and breathe.”— Los Angeles ...

    kraken - September 2016

  2. Soldier Boy

    ... west of the Mississippi River. Apart from information about daily life within the northern army and the 29 th Iowa’s campaigning ... are all part of this young Iowa soldier's vigorous words about war and soldiering. A twenty-year-old farmer from Council Bluffs, Charles ...

    kraken - September 2016

  3. Desert Gothic

    ... Card “Don Waters writes with an uncompromising eye about the slyly grim yet fascinating journeys of characters who long ago ... drugs for the elderly. But there is nothing slickly trendy about these stories, rather an understanding of life in this region and, as ...

    kraken - September 2016

  4. "All Will Yet Be Well"

    ... to 1952. In addition, she gathered extensive information about the quietly tragic life of her mother, Emily, and worked to preserve ... diary. In more than 3,500 pages, Sarah writes about her multiple roles as daughter, sister, wife, teacher, family historian, ...

    kraken - September 2016

  5. Prairie City, Iowa

    ... as a book gets."—Bill Bryson "One of the finest books about place I know, this scrupulously observed, eloquently written, deeply ... seasons. Bauer's book is neither a wistful nostalgia about returning to a simpler time and place nor a patronizing look at those who ...

    kraken - September 2016

  6. Civil War Nurse Narratives, 1863-1870

    ... does an excellent job of drawing critical information about the war, women's issues, and the period in general from these narratives. ... in a workplace that reflected cultural changes in ideas about gender, race, and class. Through interactions with surgeons and other ...

    adncn - September 2016

  7. Virginia Woolf's Renaissance

    ... diary, forms traditionally associated with women. Questions about printing, the body, and the relationship between amateurs and ... daring for her time in making her assumptions about culture explicit. In Virginia Woolf's Renaissance, Juliet Dusinberre ...

    kraken - September 2016

  8. Mapping the Invisible Landscape

    ... Literature “Ryden writes passionately and gracefully about the role of narrative in expressing a sense of place. His book should be ... Ryden demonstrates that both folk and literary narratives about place bear a striking thematic and stylistic resemblance. Accordingly, ...

    kraken - September 2016

  9. Landscape with Figures

    ... New England landscape as we know it today. Anyone concerned about the human place in nature will gain much by reading this thoughtful and ... the border between culture and nature to merge ideas about nature, experiences in nature, and material alterations of nature. ...

    kraken - September 2016

  10. Complex Sleep

    ... balance in the realism’ that contains the bird’s song, about to turn into the poet’s magisterial recitation. And in Tost’s ... itself with discovering the what, Complex Sleep is about discovering how to say what needs to be said. Skip the opera, this book ...

    kraken - September 2016