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In the Aftermath of Genocide

release date: Jan 01, 2005
In the Aftermath of Genocide
In the Aftermath of Genocide: The U.S. Role in Rwanda deepens understanding of the violence-the Rwandan genocide and the Congolese war-that engulfed Central Africa in the midnineties, and America''s policy response to the crises. Author Robert E. Gribbin draws on his thirty years of diplomatic experience in the region to analyze U.S. perceptions of Rwanda in the years before the genocide and to recount the unfolding of the terrible event itself. Most important, he describes what happened afterwards-how the new government and people of Rwanda, together with their international partners, confronted devastation, picked up the pieces, and began to forge a new nation. They had to reestablish viable government, deliver justice to those guilty of genocide, repatriate over a million refugees, and confront an insurgency at home and a war in the Congo. In the Aftermath of Genocide is an insider''s account of these crucial events. It recounts what the U.S. government knew, or did not know, and what it did, or did not do, about them.

The Collaborator

release date: Nov 01, 2001
The Collaborator
Relates the story of the only French writer to be executed for treason during World War II, from his rise during the 1930s to his trial and death in front of a firing squad.

Women Without Superstition

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Women Without Superstition
The collected writings of women freethinkers of the nineteenth & twentieth centuries

Sindiwe Magona

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Sindiwe Magona
Sindiwe Magona - author, poet, playwright essayist, storyteller, actor, and inspirational speaker - has recently retired from the United Nations in New York after twenty years and relocated to her home country, South Africa. She has received numerous awards in recognition of her work in women''s issues, the plight of children, and the fight against apartheid and racism. Siphokazi Koyana has put this collection together as a celebration of Magona''s homecoming and a mark of her achievement. Scholars from three continents - Africa, Europe and North America - have contributed critical analyses of Magona''s works, as well as interviews with the writer.

Sean Connery

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Sean Connery
An autobiography of the Scottish screen legend.

Yul

release date: Jan 01, 1989
Yul
Yul Brynner''s only son offers a memoir of life with his famous father, his exotic early life, his triumphs on Broadway and in film, his stormy personal life, the troubled relationship with his son, and painful death from cancer

Patrice Lumumba entre Dieu et diable

release date: Jan 01, 1997

Judah P. Benjamin

release date: Jan 01, 1988
Judah P. Benjamin
Traces the life of Benjamin, the first Jewish U.S. Senator, and the Confederate Secretary of State, and describes his exile in England

Brigham Young

release date: Jan 01, 1986
Brigham Young
An historian of the Mormon Church draws on diaries and letters not available to previous biographers to profile the highly gifted and controversial church leader

Nothing to Repent

release date: Jan 01, 1987

Les Paul

release date: Jan 01, 1993
Les Paul
A biography of the self-educated electronics genius who invented virtually every technique of modern sound recording discusses his sixty-year career, his invention of the solid-body electric guitar, and his legacy. 30,000 first printing.

You Just Fight for Your Life

release date: Jan 01, 1990
You Just Fight for Your Life
Traces the life of the jazz saxophonist, shares the comments of musicians who worked with or were influenced by him, and describes his contributions to the development of modern jazz

Who's who on the Postage Stamps of Eastern Europe

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein
This book argues that Gertrude Stein shifted the thrust of the genre of autobiography away from involvement in the past and the creation of the self as an artifact and towards a consciousness, on the part of both writer and reader, of knowing and writing as ongoing process.

Finch, Bloody Finch

Finch, Bloody Finch
A biography of film star, Peter Finch, covers his childhood in Australia, his discovery by Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, his development as an actor, and his personal life

Things I Did and Things I Think I Did

release date: Jan 01, 1984
Things I Did and Things I Think I Did
The artist, writer, and director of such films as "Johnny Belinda" and "How to Marry a Millionaire" recalls his artist''s life in the Paris of the twenties, his Hollywood years and the celebrities he encountered, and his long, productive life in the arts

Makers of Modern Culture

Makers of Modern Culture
This volume provides lively and clearly written expositions of those figures who have done most to shape our views in the period since 1914. Music, cinema, drama, art, fiction, poetry and philosophy are just some of the fields covered

A Dictionary of Nicknames

release date: Jan 01, 1984

The One and Only Bing

The One and Only Bing
Bing Crosby. No performer will ever be remembered with more affection. For over forty years, this golden-voiced crooner delighted the world with his easy charm and graceful style. He made "White Christmas" a holiday tradition. His "Road" movies with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour are classics of zany comedy. He raised spirits during the Depression, entertained our soldiers during the war, and consistently reassures us that life is a joy and the virtue will be rewarded. Bing''s popularity has endured through three generations. And no one remembers him with more affection than author/journalist Bob Thomas in this joyous memoir of Crosby''s career and life. You can share again the special moments of the great Bing Crosby''s remarkable career. Filled with many rare photographs and anecdotes of Bing, his family, and friends, and featuring an illustrated filmography and a list of his greatest hits, The One and Only Bing is an admiring tribute to an unparalleled singer, a fine actor, and a great man.

Wilbur Daniel Steele

Wilbur Daniel Steele
"The author emphasizes the writer''s literary achievement, making full use of letters, documents, and manuscripts not yet available to other Steele scholars at Stanford University, where the bulk of the Wilbur Daniel Steele papers are cataloged. This study, then, offers generally unknown biographical information on Steele, facts which throw new light on his mind, methods, tradition, and reputation." Dust jacket.

Sir Walter Scott, Bart

Sir Walter Scott, Bart
The editor of twelve volumes of Walter Scott''s letters has written a new life, founded upon extensive research. The book is based upon the author''s lectures at Toronto University & throws new light on Scott''s financial affairs.

Sir Richard Muir, a Memoir of a Public Prosecutor

Memoirs of Europe, Towards the Close of the Eighth Century

Memoirs of Europe, Towards the Close of the Eighth Century
This satire of imaginary memoirs purports to be by Eginhardus, Abbot of Seligenstadt, but is in fact a contemporary satire by Mrs Mary de la Rivière Manley, written as a continuation of her ''Secret memoirs and manners of several persons...''.

Mozart, His Character, His Work

Mozart, His Character, His Work
Written by one of the world''s outstanding music historians and critics, the late Alfred Einstein, this classic study of Mozart''s character and works brings to light many new facts about his relationship with his family, his susceptibility to ambitious women, and his associations with musicalcontemporaries, as well as offering a penetrating analysis of his operas, piano music, chamber music, and symphonies.
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