Rewriting History in Contemporary Context:Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad as a Neo-slave Narrative

American writer Colson Whitehead,winner of 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction,wrote The Underground Railroad,a typical contemporary neo-slave narrative.The novel examines slavery in US history and its resonance in contemporary American life by tracing the slave girl Cora's escape along the fictional underground railroad.In rewriting the themes of“literacy”and“freedom”with its unique style that integrates tradition and experiment,The Underground […]

Women Writing Africa: West Africa and the Sahel History & Criticism African Esi Sutherland-Addy The Feminist Press at CUNY

With a strong focus on scholarly research and analysis, this second of a projected series of four regional African collections is not as accessible as the highly acclaimed Southern Region (2002). The editors do include lively essays, short stories, poetry, folklore, work songs, interviews, and novel excerpts that give voice to women too long unheard, […]

Acceptable Loss History Asia Southeast Asia Kregg P. Jorgenson Ivy Books 1ST edition

The true-to-life story of a Ranger who volunteered to serve on a Blue Team in the Air Cavalry, racing to the aid of soldiers who faced the same dangers he had barely survived in the jungles of Vietnam. Whether enduring NVA sniper attacks, surviving “friendly” fire, or landing in hot LZs, Jorgenson discovered that in […]

The Fireside Chats of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Arc Manor Franklin Delano Roosevelt

FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States. He was a central figure of the 20th century during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war. Elected to four terms in office, he served from 1933 to […]

First Force Recon Company: Sunrise at Midnight History World 20th Century Bill Peters Ballantine Books

In 1st Force Recon you performed at a very high level of proficiency. Or you died. . . . In 1969, First Lieutenant Bill Peters and the Force Recon Marines had one of the most difficult, dangerous assignments in Vietnam. From the DMZ to the Central Highlands, their job was to provide strategic and operational […]

The Element of Surprise: Navy Seals in Vietnam History World 20th Century Darryl Young Ballantine Books

It used to be said that the night belonged to Charlie. But that wasn’t true where SEALs patrolled. For six months in 1970, fourteen men in Juliett Platoon of the Navy’s SEAL Team One–incuding the author–carried out over a hundred missions in the Mekong Delta without a single platoon fatality. Their primary mission: kidnap enemy […]

Eyes of the Eagle History Asia Southeast Asia Gary Linderer Ballantine Books 1st edition

When Gary Linderer reached Vietnam in 1968, he volunteered for training and duty with the F Company 58th In, the Long Range Patrol Company that was “the Eyes of the Eagle.” F Company pulled reconnaisssance missions and ambushes, and Linderer recounts night insertions into enemy territory, patrols against NVA antiaircraft emplacements, and some of the […]

Women of the Frontier History Americas United States 19th Century Billy Kennedy Emerald House Group Inc.

Billy Kennedy is a journalist in Belfast, Northern Ireland who has done extensive research into the history of the Scots-Irish people in the United States. Mr. Kenned is currently working on a television series with the BBC and American Public Television; this is his eighth book. Tells the stories of more than 50 women who […]

The Diary of Anne Frank Cliffs Notes 1 edition Dorthea Shefer-Vanson

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Diary of Anne Frank takes you into the handwritten accounts of life in hiding from Nazis in World War II. Following the feelings of a 13-year-old Jewish girl who recorded her thoughts, impressions, dreams, and […]