Personal History

Author: Katharine Graham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474610269

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

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As seen in the new movie The Post, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep, here is the captivating, inside story of the woman who piloted the Washington Post during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of American media. In this bestselling and widely acclaimed memoir, Katharine Graham, the woman who piloted the Washington Post through the scandals of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, tells her story - one that is extraordinary both for the events it encompasses and for the courage, candour and dignity of its telling. Here is the awkward child who grew up amid material wealth and emotional isolation; the young bride who watched her brilliant, charismatic husband - a confidant to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson - plunge into the mental illness that would culminate in his suicide. And here is the widow who shook off her grief and insecurity to take on a president and a pressman's union as she entered the profane boys' club of the newspaper business. As timely now as ever, Personal History is an exemplary record of our history and of the woman who played such a shaping role within them, discovering her own strength and sense of self as she confronted - and mastered - the personal and professional crises of her fascinating life.

The Discomfort Zone

A Personal History

Author: Jonathan Franzen

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374707620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen's tale of growing up, squirming in his own über-sensitive skin, from a "small and fundamentally ridiculous person," into an adult with strong inconvenient passions. Whether he's writing about the explosive dynamics of a Christian youth fellowship in the 1970s, the effects of Kafka's fiction on his protracted quest to lose his virginity, or the web of connections between bird watching, his all-consuming marriage, and the problem of global warming, Franzen is always feelingly engaged with the world we live in now. The Discomfort Zone is a wise, funny, and gorgeously written self-portrait by one of America's finest writers.

The Emergency

A Personal History

Author: Coomi Kapoor

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9352141199

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 400

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A searing indictment of the suspension of democracy In June 1975, a state of Emergency was declared, where civil liberties were suspended and the press muzzled. In the dark days that followed, Coomi Kapoor, then a young journalist, personally experienced the full fury of the establishment. Meanwhile, Indira Gandhi, her son Sanjay and his coterie unleashed a reign of terror that saw forced sterilizations, brutal evictions in the thousands, and wanton imprisonment of many, including Opposition leaders. This gripping eyewitness account vividly recreates the drama, the horror, as well as the heroism of a few during those nineteen months when democracy was derailed.

Orange County

A Personal History

Author: Gustavo Arellano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439123209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The story began in 1918, when Gustavo Arellano's great-grandfather and grandfather arrived in the United States, only to be met with flying potatoes. They ran, and hid, and then went to work in Orange County's citrus groves, where, eventually, thousands of fellow Mexican villagers joined them. Gustavo was born sixty years later, the son of a tomato canner who dropped out of school in the ninth grade and an illegal immigrant who snuck into this country in the trunk of a Chevy. Meanwhile, Orange County changed radically, from a bucolic paradise of orange groves to the land where good Republicans go to die, American Christianity blossoms, and way too many bad television shows are green-lit. Part personal narrative, part cultural history, Orange County is the outrageous and true story of the man behind the wildly popular and controversial column ¡Ask a Mexican! and the locale that spawned him. It is a tale of growing up in an immigrant enclave in a crime-ridden neighborhood, but also in a promised land, a place that has nourished America's soul and Gustavo's family, both in this country and back in Mexico, for a century. Nationally bestselling author, syndicated columnist, and the spiciest voice of the Mexican-American community, Gustavo Arellano delivers the hilarious and poignant follow-up to ¡Ask a Mexican!, his critically acclaimed debut. Orange County not only weaves Gustavo's family story with the history of Orange County and the modern Mexican-immigrant experience but also offers sharp, caliente insights into a wide range of political, cultural, and social issues.

Get the Picture

A Personal History of Photojournalism

Author: John Godfrey Morris,John G. Morris

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226539140

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

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How do photojournalists get the pictures that bring us the action from the world's most dangerous places? How do picture editors decide which photos to scrap and which to feature on the front page? Find out in Get the Picture, a personal history of fifty years of photojournalism by one of the top journalists of the twentieth century. John G. Morris brought us many of the images that defined our era, from photos of the London air raids and the D-Day landing during World War II to the assassination of Robert Kennedy. He tells us the inside stories behind dozens of famous pictures like these, which are reproduced in this book, and provides intimate and revealing portraits of the men and women who shot them, including Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and W. Eugene Smith. A firm believer in the power of images to educate and persuade, Morris nevertheless warns of the tremendous threats posed to photojournalists today by increasingly chaotic wars and the growing commercialism in publishing, the siren song of money that leads editors to seek pictures that sell copies rather than those that can change the way we see the world.

A Personal History of Nuclear Medicine

Author: Henry N. Wagner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846280729

Category: Medical

Page: 299

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A Personal History of Nuclear Medicine is an account of how nuclear medicine developed, and its basic philosophy in the past, present and future. The book outlines the history of the development of nuclear medicine as experienced by the author and describes the hurdles that nuclear medicine has had to face, in view of the perception of risk of radiation. It also explains how nuclear medicine solves medical problems in clinical practice and how it has contributed to a new definition of disease. The book concludes with future projections of the likely developments in this area in the next 50 years. Target market: nuclear medicine professionals as well non-nuclear medicine physicians and the public

Personal History and Health

Author: Leo Srole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351291300

Category: Medical

Page: 204

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Scientists, philosophers, and storytellers often question why human beings appear to remain constant while existing in a state of change at the same tune. Among those who explore and expose dramatic conflicts between human stability and flux, the number of behavioral scientists has remained relatively low - that is, until Leo Srole followed the progress of a large cohort of people in his Midtown Longitudinal Study. This statistical project was designed to analyze mental health and assess human biological, social, and psychological change. New York's Upper East Side was the study's focus, a sociologically insular community, consisting of loosely differentiated neighborhoods, with a population of generalizable significance that transcended individual characteristics. Midtowners, studied hi 1954 then reinterviewed in 1974, were the subjects of analysis. After a twenty-year hiatus, Srole's eagerly awaited findings and outcomes are available.Personal History and Health by Ernest Joel Millman is a posthumous synthesis of Leo Srole's seminal behavioral study. This book presents the principal findings of MLS - with emphasis on adult mental health predictors, not cause-and-effect relationships. Srole used such biophysical correlates as gender and generation, mental health and history of somatic disorders, and the statistical methods of multiple correlation and regression analysis to predict average mental health. Through this work, Srole's pioneering exploration of social age and adult mental health - in particular how they differed for the women and men of the Midtown Longitudinal Study - has been completed. Personal History and Health is the conclusive, long-range view of those changes.These are Srole's final perspectives on mental health. As was characteristic of him, it is not exploratory or confirmatory, nor does it declare conclusions; rather, it raises questions. Millman offers an accessible yet sophisticated presentation of sociomedical sampling and analysis in language which may be understood by statistically unsophisticated readers, placing all of the explanations, details, figures, and tables in comprehensive statistical appendices. This book will appeal to those in the mental health field, sociomedical scientists, and those with interest in the socioeconomic correlates of health status and/or social mobility in urban society.

How to Write Your Personal History

Author: Duane S. Crowther

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 9780882905037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

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Writing your personal life story offers interesting challenges. the task isn't difficult if you approach it in a systematic manner. This book is an excellent guide for writing your life's story in an interesting, readable style. It provides clear advice on how to approach the task by guiding you through ten important steps to a successful completion.

Life in Code

A Personal History of Technology

Author: Ellen Ullman

Publisher: MCD

ISBN: 0374711410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the Machine The last twenty years have brought us the rise of the internet, the development of artificial intelligence, the ubiquity of once unimaginably powerful computers, and the thorough transformation of our economy and society. Through it all, Ellen Ullman lived and worked inside that rising culture of technology, and in Life in Code she tells the continuing story of the changes it wrought with a unique, expert perspective. When Ellen Ullman moved to San Francisco in the early 1970s and went on to become a computer programmer, she was joining a small, idealistic, and almost exclusively male cadre that aspired to genuinely change the world. In 1997 Ullman wrote Close to the Machine, the now classic and still definitive account of life as a coder at the birth of what would be a sweeping technological, cultural, and financial revolution. Twenty years later, the story Ullman recounts is neither one of unbridled triumph nor a nostalgic denial of progress. It is necessarily the story of digital technology’s loss of innocence as it entered the cultural mainstream, and it is a personal reckoning with all that has changed, and so much that hasn’t. Life in Code is an essential text toward our understanding of the last twenty years—and the next twenty.

Not Dark Yet

A Personal History

Author: David Walker

Publisher: Giramondo Publishing

ISBN: 1920882650

Category: Australia

Page: 322

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Spurred on by his encroaching blindness, prominent historian David Walker's Not Dark Yet is a frank, witty and innovative memoir that connects the small, seemingly inconsequential events of daily life to larger historical themes of family, war, patriotism, racial identity, religious belief, knowledge of the world and death.

Disraeli: A Personal History

Author: Christopher Hibbert

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007389132

Category: History

Page: 416

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Disraeli is one of the most fascinating men of the 19th century. This masterly biography, written by an outstanding popular historian, concentrates on his intriguing private life.

The Personal History of a Bukharan Intellectual

The Diary of Muòhammad Sharåif-i ÒSadr-i ÙZiya

Author: Sharīf Jān Makhdūm Ṣadr Z̤iyāʼ

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004131613

Category: History

Page: 407

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"The Diary" offers priceless documentation and guidance for an understanding of the rigidity that characterized the Bukharan Amirate throughout its tumultuous final decades of existence, ca. 1880-1920.

Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

Author: Simon Winder

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711615

Category: History

Page: 576

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A charmingly personal history of Hapsburg Europe, as lively as it is informative, by the author of Germania For centuries much of Europe and the Holy Roman Empire was in the royal hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family. An unstable mixture of wizards, obsessives, melancholics, bores, musicians and warriors, they saw off—through luck, guile and sheer mulishness—any number of rivals, until finally packing up in 1918. From their principal lairs along the Danube they ruled most of Central Europe and Germany and interfered everywhere—indeed the history of Europe hardly makes sense without the House of Hapsburg. Danubia, Simon Winder's hilarious new book, plunges the reader into a maelstrom of alchemy, royalty, skeletons, jewels, bear-moats, unfortunate marriages and a guinea-pig village. Full of music, piracy, religion and fighting, it is the history of a strange dynasty, and the people they ruled, who spoke many different languages, lived in a vast range of landscapes, believed in rival gods and often showed a marked ingratitude towards their oddball ruler in Vienna. Readers who discovered Simon Winder's storytelling genius and infectious curiosity in Germania will be delighted by the eccentric and fascinating tale of the Habsburgs and their world.

A Personal History of World War II

How a Pacifist Draftee Accidentally Became a Military Government Official in Postwar Germany

Author: W. Phillips Davison

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595418236

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

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An informal and sometimes humorous account of adventures in the U.S. Army during and after the war. Principal focus is on American efforts to denazify and reconstruct German information services following the armistice in Europe. Also describes the author's training as an undercover agent, life in a combined British-American psychological warfare headquarters, and beginnings of the "cold war" with the Soviet Union. Readers probably will encounter familiar names in the roster of individuals who figure in the narrative. These may include William Paley, General Lucius Clay, Nicholas Nabokov, Harold Laski, General Robert McClure, Leon Edel, Edward Shils and various people who may not yet be famous but should be. One also meets German citizens-journalists and others-who played a part in reestablishing democratic institutions and a free press in Germany. Not least among these is a stubborn old printer who was intimidated neither by the Nazis nor by an American second lieutenant. This is a useful information source about a small but important corner of World War II. It's also a "good read"-something like a letter home that reports noteworthy incidents of everyday life along with developments of historical significance.

Hiram Bingham

a personal history

Author: Woodbridge Bingham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 435

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Breaking New Ground: A Personal History

Author: Lester R. Brown

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393240061

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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The environmentalist describes how he created a successful tomato business as a teenager, worked at the USDA, and founded two non-profit organizations that have drawn attention to climate change and lagging agricultural productivity.