Postcards from the Past

A Novel

Author: Marcia Willett

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466846518

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Beloved novelist Marcia Willett continues to captivate readers with her inspiring novels about family, friendship, and love. In Postcards from the Past Siblings Billa and Ed share their beautiful, grand old childhood home in rural Cornwall. With family and friends nearby, and their living arrangements free and easy, they seem as contented as they can be. But when postcards start arriving from a sinister figure they thought belonged well and truly in their pasts, old memories are stirred. Why is he contacting them now? And what has he been hiding all these years?

Postcards from the Past

Portraits of People and Places

Author: Sam Oglesby

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462843213

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

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"Cool, beautiful, intelligent and elegantly arrogant, Dr. Estelle Granger ran the hospital with an iron hand.......I was stunned one morning when she burst into my office, lips trembling with rage and tears streaming from her bruised, swollen eyes......Near collapse she hoarsely implored me, 'You Americans are the big shots now. Can't you do something? Everything is collapsing and nobody is in control! I don't care about myself! It's the patients! It's Vietnam!' Her words troubled me as much as the incident itself. And what she said was true. Nobody was in control. Meanwhile the Viet Cong and the NVA watched and waited." (Chapter 3 - Terres Rouges). "Postcards from the Past" takes the reader on a journey through time and many places; from Southeast Asia to Europe to the streets of New York City. These are all true stories although some identities and nationalities have been changed. Some are humorous, some poignant; others are filled with intrigue and murder.They are all fascinating tales which chronicle the lives of a diverse collection of people - simple villagers in Java, jaded royalty in Thailand, a 60 year-old maid in Manhattan and a host of other characters including a bunch of jailbirds.

Postcards from the Past

Edwardian Images of Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Author: Fred Thirkell,Bob Scullion

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781895811230

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

View: 1435


City of Vancouver Heritage award winner, 2003 Postcards From The Past provides a nostalgic and enlightening glimpse of Vancouver and surrounding environs during its first great decade of growth, years now known as the Edwardian Era. Authors Fred Thirkell and Bob Scullion have presented a collection of outstanding postcard images, complemented by historical anecdotes and amusing asides. Complete with maps showing the sites of the original photos, this collection allows readers to gain a new perspective of a grand time and a magnificent place.

Postcards from Vermont

A Social History, 1905-1945

Author: Allen Freeman Davis

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584651581

Category: History

Page: 326

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A vivid picture of four decades of social and cultural history in the Green Mountain State.

Postcards from the Río Bravo Border

Picturing the Place, Placing the Picture, 1900s–1950s

Author: Daniel D. Arreola

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292752822

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Between 1900 and the late 1950s, Mexican border towns came of age both as tourist destinations and as emerging cities. Commercial photographers produced thousands of images of their streets, plazas, historic architecture, and tourist attractions, which were reproduced as photo postcards. Daniel Arreola has amassed one of the largest collections of these border town postcards, and in this book, he uses this amazing visual archive to offer a new way of understanding how the border towns grew and transformed themselves in the first half of the twentieth century, as well as how they were pictured to attract American tourists. Postcards from the Río Bravo Border presents nearly two hundred images of five significant towns on the lower Río Bravo—Matamoros, Reynosa, Nuevo Laredo, Piedras Negras, and Villa Acuña. Using multiple images of sites within each city, Arreola tracks changes both within the cities as places and in the ways in which the cities have been pictured for tourist consumption. He makes a strong case that visual imagery has a shaping influence on how we negotiate and think about places, creating a serial scripting or narrating of the place. Arreola also shows how postcard images, when systematically and chronologically arranged, can tell us a great deal about how Mexican border towns have been viewed over time. This innovative visual approach demonstrates that historical imagery, no less than text or maps, can be assembled to tell a compelling geographical story about place and time.

Postcards from Santa Claus

Sights and Sentiments from the Last Century

Author: Robert C. Hoffman

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757001055

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 356


These unique full-color books capture the events and emotions of times gone by through beautiful postcard images, personal messages, and captivating text. Each book is designed to bring alive not only the sights of the last century, but also the sentiments—whether those of a young actress telling her family that she's landed a job with Rudy Vallee's revue, or of an army corporal letting his friend know that he'll be discharged by Christmas 1941. Perfect as mementos, pictorial histories, and gifts, the Postcards From . . . Series transports you back in time, allowing you to explore the events, places, and people that have enriched our country and our culture.

Postcards from Auschwitz

Holocaust Tourism and the Meaning of Remembrance

Author: Daniel P. Reynolds

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479839930

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6443


The uneasy link between tourism and collective memory at Holocaust museums and memorials Each year, millions of people visit Holocaust memorials and museums, with the number of tourists steadily on the rise. What lies behind the phenomenon of "Holocaust tourism" and what role do its participants play in shaping how we remember and think about the Holocaust? In Postcards from Auschwitz, Daniel P. Reynolds argues that tourism to former concentration camps, ghettos, and other places associated with the Nazi genocide of European Jewry has become an increasingly vital component in the evolving collective remembrance of the Holocaust. Responding to the tendency to dismiss tourism as commercial, superficial, or voyeuristic, Reynolds insists that we take a closer look at a phenomenon that has global reach, takes many forms, and serves many interests. The book focuses on some of the most prominent sites of mass murder in Europe, and then expands outward to more recent memorial museums. Reynolds provides a historically-informed account of the different forces that have shaped Holocaust tourism since 1945, including Cold War politics, the sudden emergence of the "memory boom" beginning in the 1980s, and the awareness that eyewitnesses to the Holocaust are passing away. Based on his on-site explorations, the contributions from researchers in Holocaust studies and tourism studies, and the observations of tourists themselves, this book reveals how tourism is an important part of efforts to understand and remember the Holocaust, an event that continues to challenge ideals about humanity and our capacity to learn from the past.

Postcard From The Past

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008220549

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARK HADDON In Postcard From The Past, Tom Jackson has gathered a collection of the funniest, weirdest and most moving real messages from the backs of old postcards.

Cheadle Hulme

Pictures & Postcards from the Past

Author: Morris Garratt

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850586746

Category: Cheadle Hulme (England)

Page: 82

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This compilation of old black and white phot ographs is the first comprehensive set of images to be publi shed on old Cheadle Hulme. The pictures chart the changes in lifestyle brought about by the opening of the first cotton mill. '

Broome County in Vintage Postcards

Author: N.A

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738504476

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 1497


Broome County offers an exceptional perspective on the city, towns, villages, and hamlets nestled in the river valleys of a picturesque New York county. Located just above the Pennsylvania border in south-central New York State, Broome County has a diverse and unique heritage beginning with legends of the Iroquois and continuing today with hightech corporations--making it, in essence, the history of America.