My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom is an autobiographical slave narrative written through Frederick Douglass and released in 1855. it's the moment of 3 autobiographies written through Douglass, and is especially a spread of his first (Narrative of the lifetime of Frederick Douglass), discussing in better aspect his transition from bondage to liberty. Following this liberation, Douglass, a former slave, went directly to turn into a favourite abolitionist, speaker, writer, and writer. In his foreword to the 2003 glossy Library paperback variation, John Stauffer writes: “My Bondage and My Freedom,” [is] a deep meditation at the that means of slavery, race, and freedom, and at the strength of religion and literacy, in addition to a portrait of a person and a kingdom many years ahead of the Civil battle. As his narrative unfolds, Frederick Douglass—abolitionist, journalist, orator, and probably the most robust voices to emerge from the yank civil rights movement—transforms himself from slave to fugitive to reformer, forsaking a legacy of social, highbrow, and political idea. The 1855 textual content comprises Douglass’s unique Appendix, composed of excerpts from the author’s speeches in addition to a letter he wrote to his former grasp.

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Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution

By Rachel Moran

An astonishingly courageous memoir of prostitution and its lingering impact on a woman’s psyche and life.

“The top paintings through somebody on prostitution ever, Rachel Moran’s Paid For fuses the memoirist’s lived poignancy with the philosopher’s conceptual sophistication. the result's riveting, compelling, incontestable. very unlikely to place down. This publication presents all an individual must find out about the truth of prostitution in relocating, insightful prose that engages and disposes of each argument ever raised in its favor.” ―Catharine A. MacKinnon, legislations professor, college of Michigan and Harvard University

Born right into a afflicted relations, Rachel Moran left domestic on the age of fourteen. Being homeless, she was once pushed into prostitution to outlive. With intelligence and empathy, she describes the exploitation she and others continued at the streets and within the brothels. Moran additionally speaks to the mental harm inherent to prostitution and the inevitable estrangement from one’s physique. At twenty-two, Moran escaped the intercourse alternate. She has considering the fact that develop into a author and an abolitionist activist.

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More Fool Me: A Memoir

By Stephen Fry

The 3rd memoir through the inimitable Stephen Fry, More idiot Me is his such a lot revealing paintings to date--an intimate account of repute and all that incorporates it

More idiot Me is a superb, eloquent account by way of a guy pushed to create and to entertain―revealing a gloomy part he has lengthy saved hidden. through his early thirties, Stephen Fry― tv darling and significantly acclaimed and bestselling writer with a coterie of both proficient friends―had, as they are saying, “made it.”

Writing and recording via day, and haunting a endless sequence of megastar events by means of evening, he used to be a excessive functioning addict in either paintings and play. He used to be so distracted through the excessive lifestyles that he may rarely see the inevitable, headlong tumble that needs to definitely persist with . . .

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I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag: A Memoir of Life Through Events, the Ones You Plan and the Ones You Don't

By Jennifer Gilbert

I by no means Promised You a Goodie Bag is a hot, clever, and totally unique memoir of survival, renewal, and transformation, through one in all ny City’s such a lot profitable and revered distinctive occasions coordinators.

With her top-level occasions corporation, store the Date, Jennifer Gilbert has labored with Fortune 500 businesses, broadcast media giants, foreign nonprofit enterprises, and celebrities from Oprah Winfrey to invoice Gates and past. but few of her consumers or colleagues have identified, formerly, that Jennifer not just a self-made good fortune: she’s additionally a survivor. After a random, near-fatal assault left her physique in severe situation on a crowded urban highway, and left her with emotional wounds that may take years to heal, Jennifer embarked upon a trip to reclaim her life.

This is her tale, in her personal words: I by no means Promised You a Goodie Bag, an intimate, poignant, inspiring memoir of perseverance, rediscovery, and wish.

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Pasados los setenta V: Diarios (1991-1996)

By Ernst Jünger

Se cierra con este volumen uno de los documentos memorialísticos más completos y representativos del siglo xx, que Ernst Jünger inició con su Diario de los angeles primera guerra mundial, prosiguió con los diarios que dedicó a su vida como oficial de l. a. Wehrmacht en el París ocupado de los años cuarenta y culminó con los angeles serie de Pasados los setenta, que ahora llega a su fin. Jünger, que en su juventud llevó una existencia azarosa y en su madurez cultivó un saber fáustico y common, se acerca en estas páginas al tramo ultimate de su vida como un viejo guerrero convencido de que «la esperanza llega siempre más lejos que el temor». En esta entrega, que finaliza en 1996, dos años antes de su fallecimiento, Jünger nos regala nuevos comentarios sobre sus autores más queridos —compañeros fieles como Nietzsche o Schopenhauer— así como sobre su vida de lector apasionado; reflexiona acerca de su vida en los frentes bélicos y se obsesiona con el ambivalente influjo de los angeles técnica en nuestro tiempo; finalmente, como un nuevo Linneo en su jardín, describe maravillosamente los efectos de las estaciones en los angeles naturaleza que le rodea en su refugio de Wilflingen.

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Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power

Unfinished Agenda bargains an inside of examine the Black strength circulation that emerged throughout the Civil Rights stream of the sixties. A political memoir that teaches grass-roots politics and evokes organizing for genuine swap within the Age of Obama, this ebook will entice readers of black heritage, Occupy Wall highway organizers, and armchair political advocates.

in response to notes, interviews, and articles from the Nineteen Fifties to give day, Junius Williams's inspiring memoir describes his trip from younger black boy dealing with prejudice within the Nineteen Fifties segregated South to his climb to neighborhood and political energy as a black attorney within the Seventies and 80s in Newark, New Jersey. followed via twenty-two compelling images highlighting key existence occasions, Unfinished Agenda chronicles the turbulent instances throughout the Civil Rights circulate and Williams's participation each step of how together with his stories at the entrance traces of racial riots in Newark and the historical rebel in Montgomery, Alabama with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Williams speaks of his many possibilities and experiences--beginning along with his schooling at Amherst collage and Yale legislation university, his trip to Uganda and Kenya, and dealing in Harlem. His ardour for battling racism finally led him to decades of provider in politics in Newark, New Jersey as a group organizer and chief. Williams advocates for renewed neighborhood organizing and vote casting for a innovative get together to hold out the "Unfinished time table" the Black strength circulate defined in the USA through the 60s and early 70s for empowerment of the folks.

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Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting

By Michael Perry

From the acclaimed writer of inhabitants: 485 and Truck: A Love tale comes a funny, heartfelt memoir of a brand new existence within the state. residing in a ramshackle Wisconsin farmhouse ― confronted with thirty-seven acres of fallen fences and overgrown fields, and knowledgeable via his pregnant spouse that she intends to convey their child at domestic ― Michael Perry plumbs his unorthodox early life for clues to how you can continue as a farmer, a husband, and a father. no matter if he’s remembering his more youthful days ― whilst his city-bred mom and dad took in sixty or so foster youngsters whereas operating a sheep and dairy farm ― or describing what it’s prefer to be bitten within the butt whereas wrestling a pig, Perry thrives in his trademark humor. yet he additionally writes from the quieter corners of his center, chronicling studies as pleased because the beginning of his baby and as devastating because the dying of a pricey buddy.

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Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between

By Theresa Brown

“Among the entire fresh books on medication, Critical Care stands alone.“ — Pauline Chen, writer of Final Exam

“A needs to learn for an individual who desires to comprehend healthcare. Extraordinary.” — Elizabeth Cohen, MPH, CNN Senior clinical Correspondent

Critical Care is the strong and soaking up memoir of Theresa Brown—a normal contributor to the New York Times weblog “Well”—about her stories through the first 12 months at the task as an oncology nurse; within the technique, Brown sheds superb mild on problems with mortality and that means in our lives.

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