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My Father s Island

Author : Adam Dudding
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After the death of his brilliant, eccentric father, Adam Dudding went in search of the stories and secrets of a man who had been a loving parent and husband, but was also a tormented, controlling and at times cruel man.Robin Dudding was the greatest New Zealand literary editor of his generation – friend and mentor of many of our best-known writers. At his peak he published the country’s finest literary journal on the smell of an oily rag from a falling-down house overflowing with books, long-haired children and chickens – an island of nonconformity in the heart of 1970s Auckland suburbia. Yet when Robin’s uncompromising integrity tipped into something much more self-destructive, a dark shadow fell over his career and personal life.In My Father’s Island, Adam Dudding writes frankly about the rise and fall of an unconventional cultural figure. But this is also a moving, funny and deeply personal story of a family, of a marriage, of feuds and secret loves – and of a son’s dawning understanding of his father.

Memoir on the Language and Inhabitants of Lord North s Island

Author : John Pickering
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A Genealogical Memoir of the Backus Family

Author : William W. Backus
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Memoir of Alexander McLeod

Author : Samuel Brown Wylie
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A Memoir of the Right Honourable James First Lord Abinger

Author : Peter Campbell Scarlett
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Memoir of Wm P Hawes To the memory of Cypress Fire Island Ana or a week at the Fire Islands Controversy concerning the Genera c of Quail and Partridge Bear Collineomania Legends of Long Island

Author : J. Cypress
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A Memoir of the Right Honourable James First Lord Abinger Chief Baron of Her Majesty s Court of Exchequer

Author : Sir James Scarlett
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Memoir of Elizabeth Newport

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The Complete Works of Shakspere with a Memoir

Author : William Shakespeare
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Memoir of General John Briggs of the Madras Army

Author : Evans Bell
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My Father the Spy

Author : John H. Richardson
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As his father nears death in his retirement home in Mexico, John H. Richardson begins to unravel a life filled with drama and secrecy. John Sr. was a CIA "chief of station" on some of the hottest assignments of the Cold War, from the back alleys of occupied Vienna to the jungles of the Philippines—and especially Saigon, where he became a pivotal player in the turning point of the Vietnam War: the overthrow of South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem. As John Jr. and his sister came of age in exotic postings across the world, they struggled to accommodate themselves to their driven, distant father, and their conflict opens a window on the tumult of the sixties and Vietnam. Through the daily happenings at home and his father's actions, reconstructed from declassified documents as well as extensive interviews with former spies and government officials, Richardson reveals the innermost workings of a family enmeshed in the Cold War—and the deeper war that turns the world of the fathers into the world of the sons.

Hands of My Father

Author : Myron Uhlberg
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By turns heart-tugging and hilarious, Myron Uhlberg’s memoir tells the story of growing up as the hearing son of deaf parents—and his life in a world that he found unaccountably beautiful, even as he longed to escape it. “Does sound have rhythm?” my father asked. “Does it rise and fall like the ocean? Does it come and go like the wind?” Such were the kinds of questions that Myron Uhlberg’s deaf father asked him from earliest childhood, in his eternal quest to decipher, and to understand, the elusive nature of sound. Quite a challenge for a young boy, and one of many he would face. Uhlberg’s first language was American Sign Language, the first sign he learned: “I love you.” But his second language was spoken English—and no sooner did he learn it than he was called upon to act as his father’s ears and mouth in the stores and streets of the neighborhood beyond their silent apartment in Brooklyn. Resentful as he sometimes was of the heavy burdens heaped on his small shoulders, he nonetheless adored his parents, who passed on to him their own passionate engagement with life. These two remarkable people married and had children at the absolute bottom of the Great Depression—an expression of extraordinary optimism, and typical of the joy and resilience they were able to summon at even the darkest of times. From the beaches of Coney Island to Ebbets Field, where he watches his father’s hero Jackie Robinson play ball, from the branch library above the local Chinese restaurant where the odor of chow mein rose from the pages of the books he devoured to the hospital ward where he visits his polio-afflicted friend, this is a memoir filled with stories about growing up not just as the child of two deaf people but as a book-loving, mischief-making, tree-climbing kid during the remarkably eventful period that spanned the Depression, the War, and the early fifties. From the Hardcover edition.

Memoirs of Margaret de Jersey Toase compiled from her diary and correspondence

Author : R Lavinia R. Toase
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Memoirs of Margaret de Jersey Toase wife of the Rev William Toase Compiled from her diary and correspondence by her daughter R Lavinia R Toase With a preface by the Rev W L Thornton

Author : Margaret De Jersey TOASE
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Memoirs of the Notorious Stephen Burroughs

Author : Stephen Burroughs
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The Martyr of Sumatra a Memoir of Henry Lyman

Author : Henry LYMAN (Missionary.)
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Memoir of George Livermore Prepared agreeably to a resolution of the Massachusetts Historical Society Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Society

Author : Charles DEANE (of Cambridge, Massachusetts.)
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The Lalita Vistara Or Memoirs of the Early Life of kya Si ha

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Memoirs of Barras Member of the Directorate

Author : Paul vicomte de Barras
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Memoirs of Barras Member of the Directorate The ancient r gime and the revolution

Author : Paul vicomte de Barras
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