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

View: 6720


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

View: 3881


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.


Oklahoma Farm Life

Author: Pat Lorett

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1602470227

Category: Fiction

Page: 457

View: 9014


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

View: 7163


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

View: 9219


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

View: 9846



The Bombing War

Europe, 1939-1945

Author: Richard Overy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927828

Category: History

Page: 880

View: 8595


The ultimate history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard Overy The use of massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize civilians was an aspect of the Second World War which continues to challenge the idea that Allies specifically fought a 'moral' war. For Britain, bombing became perhaps its principal contribution to the fighting as, night after night, exceptionally brave men flew over occupied Europe destroying its cities. The Bombing War radically overhauls our understanding of the War. It is the first book to examine seriously not just the most well-known parts of the campaign, but the significance of bombing on many other fronts - the German use of bombers on the Eastern Front for example (as well as much newly discovered material on the more familiar 'Blitz' on Britain), or the Allied campaigns against Italian cities. The result is the author's masterpiece - a rich, gripping, picture of the Second World War and the terrible military, technological and ethical issues that relentlessly drove all its participants into an abyss. Reviews: 'Magnificent ... must now be regarded as the standard work on the bombing war ... It is probably the most important book published on the history of he second world war this century' Richard J Evans, Guardian 'Monumental ... this is a major contribution to one of the most controversial aspects of the Second World War ... full of new detail and perspectives ... hugely impressive' James Holland, Literary Review 'This tremendous book does what the war it describes signally failed to do. With a well-thought-out strategy and precision, it delivers maximum force on its objectives ... The result is a masterpiece of the historian's art' The Times 'It is unlikely that a work of this scale, scope and merit will be surpassed' Times Higher Education 'What distinguishes Mr Overy's account of the bombing war from lesser efforts is the wealth of narrative detail and analytical rigour that he brings to bear' Economist 'Excellent ... Overy is never less than an erudite and clear-eyed guide whose research is impeccable and whose conclusions appear sensible and convincing even when they run against the established trends' Financial Times 'Hard to surpass. If you want to know how bombing worked, what it did and what it meant, this is the book to read' Times Literary Supplement About the author: Richard Overy is the author of a series of remarkable books on the Second World War and the wider disasters of the twentieth century. The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia won both the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hessell-Tiltman Prize. He is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. Penguin publishes 1939: Countdown to War, The Morbid Age, Russia's War, Interrogations, The Battle of Britain and The Dictators. He lives in London.