Live It Again 1944

Author: Annie's

Publisher: Annie's

ISBN: 9781596352773

Category: History

Page: 130

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Transporting readers back in time, each Live It Again title showcases rare and exclusive photos, artwork, and cartoons from the every issue of the year'sSaturday Evening Post A sentimental journey back in time with rare and exclusive images, ads, and comics, readers can look back in time at the “current” events from the 1940s and 1950s with this series of books.Good Old Days magazine and the Saturday Evening Post joined together to provide an incredible window into the past, exposing a vivid view of daily life from a long-ago era. With photos, illustrations, and cartoons directly taken from theSaturday Evening Post—many for the first time since they were originally published more than 65 years ago—each of these keepsakes encapsulate a slice of life as seen through the eyes of a typical American family.

The Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1939–1944

Author: Anaïs Nin

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547543638

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

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The third volume of “one of the most remarkable diaries in the history of letters” (Los Angeles Times). This candid volume from the renowned diarist covers her years of struggle, and eventual triumph, as an author in America during World War II. “Transcending mere self-revelation . . . the diary examines human personality with a depth and understanding seldom surpassed since Proust . . . dream and fact are balanced and . . . in their joining lie the elements of masterpiece.” —The Washington Post “Just one page of Nin’s extraordinary diaries contains more sex, melodrama, fantasies, confessions, and observations than most novels, and reflects much about the human psyche we strive to repress.” —Booklist Edited and with a preface by Gunther Stuhlmann

Traveling India in the Age of Gandhi

Author: Jeffrey N. Dupée

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761839491

Category: History

Page: 147

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Traveling India in the Age of Gandhi is a study of "armchair" travel writers who journeyed to India during what has often been termed the "Age of Gandhi," placed between 1914-1948. Most of the travel writers surveyed understood this era to be a unique time in world history--in India and elsewhere on the globe. The lingering trauma of World War I, the rise of radical state ideologies in Russia, Italy, Japan, and Germany, world-wide depression in the 1930s along with a host of other unsettling political, cultural, and technological realities revealed a world of bewildering complexity and uncertainty. For many of the travel writers surveyed in this work, India was the main drama in a shifting global landscape. Moreover, many viewed it as the ultimate travel experience, a journey that tested one's capacity to fully engage the earth's most compelling forms of human diversity and suffering. Although a few notable figures are included, most of the authors in the study constitute a breed of largely forgotten travel writers. This work is an attempt to extract the core of their observations, impressions, and conclusions concerning what they saw and experienced, particularly concerning Indian aspirations for independence and India as the world's most exotic human landscape.


Who Am I?

Author: Naida Drew Anderson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 149170764X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 460

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Naida Drew Anderson’s journey spans nine decades, beginning in the early 1920s. Her story begins on her aunt and uncle’s farm near Belleville, Ontario. Her childhood was clouded by the deaths of her sisters, as well as her mother’s painful struggle with mental illness. Through it all, Naida stood strong, surviving these hardships to come of age at the beginning of World War II. Living near Canada’s largest air force base provided her the opportunity to meet young pilots from all over the world. One handsome American flying ace named Johnny Anderson captured her heart and made her his wife. What followed was a story of love lost and love gained and of Naida’s struggle to find a place in an alien world not of her choosing. All around her, society’s perceptions of women and their roles were ever changing, redefining what women could achieve in the world. Open to possibilities, Naida nurtured romantic notions of life and eventually came to grips with the reality of human existence. People would come and go from her life, each contributing to her experience, her wisdom, her understanding; each helping her to answer the question that defined her journey: Who am I? Daughter, wife, lover, mother, cancer survivor—Naida has worn many titles. Now, comfortable in her retirement, she looks back at the path. Ultimately, it has been a lesson in resilience, living with the consequences of one’s choices, and the value of remaining true to oneself.

Collected Letters, 1944-1967

Author: Neal Cassady

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101177330

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 512

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“Dave Moore's work on this collection is simply awesome.... It should become and remain the definitive reference book for Beat scholars forever.” —Carolyn Cassady Neal Cassady is best remembered today as Jack Kerouac’s muse and the basis for the character “Dean Moriarty” in Kerouac’s classic On The Road, and as one of Ken Kesey’s merriest of Merry Pranksters, the driver of the psychedelic bus “Further,” immortalized in Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. This collection brings together more than two hundred letters to Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, and other Beat generation luminaries, as well as correspondence between Neal and his wife, Carolyn. These amazing letters cover Cassady’s life between the ages of 18 and 41 and finish just months before his death in February 1968. Brilliantly edited by Dave Moore, this unique collection presents the “Soul of the Beat Generation” in his own words—sometimes touching and tender, sometimes bawdy and hilarious. Here is the real Neal Cassady—raw and uncut.


Oklahoma Farm Life

Author: Pat Lorett

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1602470227

Category: Fiction

Page: 457

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Here is another facet of life experienced by an 8 year old named Pat Lorett and his Grand-Pa, which will set you back into another time called living. Walk with these two on that ole sand hill school quarter as those knocks, licks and experiences put you in the stickers' patches, working dawn till you can't, then doing the chores. Go hunting country style with a coal oil lantern and his ole coon dog, till you are scared speechless, walk the corn rows till your britches are worn thin. Worship with him as he took a pew nap; see the first goose of the season flying away and wonder did he shoot or not. "To-1944" will show you the reason for living, the ole country way.

Live to Tell

V.1 1944-1951 A True Story of Religious Persecution in Communist Albania

Author: Fr. Zef Pllumi

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059589612X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

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In 1944, Albania erupted in civil war. The communist party prevailed and acted quickly and brutally. By 1946, through executions, imprisonments, and mass banishments, the communists broke the back of Albania's freedom. A young Franciscan Catholic and man of heroic character in this time of inhumanity, Friar Zef Pllumi was arrested, brutally tortured, imprisoned, and sent to labor camps. Through deeply personal descriptions of shocking atrocities, Fr. Pllumi focuses on his extraordinary will to survive and his powerful faith. His intense desire to "live to tell" honors those martyred with Christ's name on their lips. Fr. Pllumi was initially released in 1949. Fr. Pllumi's memories are a brave confrontation of communism. His story's power lays in the fact that despite obscene efforts, the communist party could not succeed. As Fr. Pllumi states, "They think people are frightened before dying, but what they don't realize is that when you've arrived to a certain agonizing point, nothing is frightening anymore." Fr. Pllumi's historical memoir also delivers clear lessons for today. Amid the many horrors, differences in beliefs melted away. Christians, Muslims, Albanians, Italians, and French alike, although wounded physically, emotionally, and spiritually, were still alive to help each other and stand together and triumph for mankind.

The Last Pathway Home

Author: Calvin Vraa

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1481768093

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The way out of tragedy can be a long, intense journey, and in the end it may not be successful. The novel sets this journey against one of the most personal and powerful relationships in life, that of parent and child. Jessica is a heart-broken, middle-aged woman whose father was killed in World War II. She never she saw him. She sets out on a path to learn more about him by seeing the World War II battle sites where he fought. Her purpose is to understand him better by learning about his war record and to seek closure of her own lengthy loneliness by finding and walking on the grounds where he fought and to reconcile her thoughts and feelings at the end of her pathway, his gravesite.

8th AF News

Journal of the Eighth Air Force Historical Society

Author: John H. Woolnough

Publisher: N.A


Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: N.A

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