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  • Out of the Ruins

    Growing Up in Post-War Germany by

    Like all other German cities, Hannover, West Germany, was in physical and economic ruin when the Second World War came to a close in 1945. Many of the war’s hardships continued for German citizens in the post-war years, and it was exceedingly ...


  • Above the Pigsty

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    In 1943 Peter, a 21-year-old Dutch citizen, faces a choice: forced labour in Germany or go into hiding with the help of the resistance movement. After the war he faces another choice: remain in the Netherlands or emigrate from the war-torn country. ...


  • From Baghdad To Kokomo

    Memoir Of A Young Man's Odyssey To America by

    A compelling account of growing up during the mid-twentieth century in the two oldest and once vibrant Jewish communities of Iraq and Iran--the first now obliterated, the second eroded. From Baghdad to Kokomo is part memoir, part history in which ...


  • An Abnormally Normal Childhood

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    First in a multivolume memoir, An Abnormally Normal Childhood follows John Case from birth to the age of eighteen, regaling readers with the details of his deeds and misadventures. While he grew up in a time of depression and war, John was largely ...


  • Reflecting on WWII, Manzanar, and the WRA

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    Through autobiographical and historical information, Reflecting on WWII, Manzanar, and the WRA provides a broad overview of life in California both before and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, leading to the creation of the Manzanar War Relocation ...


  • A Chameleon from the Land of the Quagga

    An Immigrant's Story by

    Growing up ‘European’ in 1930s and ‘40s South Africa, Joan leads a privileged life … though marred by family tragedy. After she escapes her Victorian grandmother’s repressive upbringing to study midwifery, she comes face to face with the racial ...


  • My Darling Patty

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    After her mother suffered a stroke , Ellen Heenan Reddy hastily packed her mother’s belongings and moved her from Michigan into Ellen’s Wisconsin home. Among those rapidly gathered items was a simple bag from Target found at the back of an ...


  • In His Steps

    The Life and Times of Wilberforce Cooper, Vancouver's Skid Road Priest by

    This book describes the experiences of the author’s great-uncle, Wilberforce Cooper, who was an Anglican priest ministering to the people of Vancouver’s downtown east side during 1921-1952. Reverend Cooper began his ecclesiastical calling in the ...


  • George Works! Lad to Leadership

    The Making of a New Canadian by

    British citizen by birth and Canadian citizen by choice, George Daniels pens a fascinating autobiography of a life brimming with love, loss, adventure, creativity, personal and corporate achievement and recognition by his peers, Parliamentarians and ...


  • As The Bombs Fell

    My Childhood During the Time the Nazis Ruled by

    You almost never get to hear the other side of the story. What was it like to be a child living in Germany as the country descended into war? What did kids do while their dads were away fighting and the rest of the family was living in either ...