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  • Patriarch

    The Abe Bickman Family History by

    Shortly before his death, Abe Bickman (the "Patriarch") gave his son, David, his modest family archive. This archive comprised: an envelope, postmarked in 1948 and with a return address in Brazil, in which were contained several black & white ...


  • 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 ...


  • The Winds of Fortress Kula

    The Journey of a Young Woman from Captivity to Freedom (1946-1947) by

    Five young siblings—three sisters and two brothers—face death by exhaustion, starvation or epidemics in post-World War II Yugoslavia. As ethnic Germans living there, the family had been arrested and their property confiscated by the ...


  • One Man’s Odyssey

    Memoir of a Marine Engineer and Raconteur by

    Have you ever walked into a room and noticed off to the side a gaggle of spellbound listeners surrounding an apparent and compelling storyteller? You observe that inching ever closer the group suddenly erupts into an outburst of raucous laughter and ...


  • The National Road/Route 40

    The Cumberland Pike by

    William JanTausch delivers a historical, photographic account of part of the National Road, otherwise known as Route 40. Built in the early 1800s, the National Road extends from Cumberland, Maryland to Vandalia, Illinois and contains many long, ...


  • Finding Pascasio

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    Four-year-old ‘Wolfi’ Herminio is happily growing up in Berlin with his six-year-old brother Roni, his German mother Klara and his Spanish journalist father Pascasio. But on the day that Hitler invades Poland, a panicked Pascasio rushes home, burns ...


  • Celebration

    Chinese Canadian Legacies in British Columbia by

    Chinese Canadians have been among the earliest of settlers to this land we now call British Columbia. This book celebrates a community whose legacy can be found as physical traces in the landscape, and in the social and economic transformations that ...


  • Democratizing Finance

    Origins of the Community Development Financial Institutions Movement by

    Decades before Occupy Wall Street challenged the American financial system, activists began organizing alternatives to provide capital to “unbankable” communities and the poor. With roots in the civil rights, anti-poverty, and other progressive ...


  • Cutting Loose

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    Two executions behind the forbidding walls of Oakalla prison near Vancouver in 1955. The first a routine hanging, the second a gruesome spectacle. The first is witnessed by an 18-year-old reporter, Peter. The second, some weeks later, turns into a ...


  • The Political Ecology of Pakistan

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    Pakistan is about to play a pivotal role in global politics. Serving as a gateway to the Middle East and a conduit to Central and South Asia, it will be a crucial partner as the United States contends with China’s rise as an emerging global ...