My Grandfather S Son

Author: Clarence Thomas
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006056556X
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Provocative, inspiring, and unflinchingly honest, My Grandfather's Son is the story of one of America's most remarkable and controversial leaders, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, told in his own words. Thomas speaks out, revealing the pieces of his life he holds dear, detailing the suffering and injustices he has overcome, including the acrimonious and polarizing Senate hearing involving a former aide, Anita Hill, and the depression and despair it created in his own life and the lives of those closest to him. In this candid and deeply moving memoir, a quintessential American tale of hardship and grit, Clarence Thomas recounts his astonishing journey for the first time.

My Grandfather S Hat

ISBN: 9781592997718
Size: 14.17 MB
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Leaving his home in Lebanon as a very young boy, the sometimes amazing, sometimes scary and dangerous, but always exciting adventures of Habib Fakih: His efforts to support his family and make his own way in the world were told to me, a family friend, as a heartfelt memoir of his life. Habib traveled to Palestine when he left his close-knit family. Later he started businesses in Nigeria and Sierra Leone to support his wife and children before immigrating to America. His memoir reflects his sense of responsibility to his family, his creativity in his business start-ups in raw jungle territory, and his diligence and focus throughout his life's voyage. Through all his undertakings you will see Habib's respect, compassion and generosity for the local people who were his neighbors wherever he lived.

Canio S Secret A Memoir Of Ethnicity Electricity And My Immigrant Grandfather S Wisdom

Author: Greg Grieco
ISBN: 1483482251
Size: 64.62 MB
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In 1950s Chicago, a boy hides in his closet to escape a father's habitual rage. There he conjures up another paternal figure in his artistic Italian grandfather, Canio Grieco. With his wondrous tricks and stories of "Italy," his library and drawings, his baseball and opera, Canio becomes the model of creativity for the lonely, introverted grandson who learns to survive through ingenuity, imagination, and electricity. Canio's Secret is a coming-of-age story about young Greg's struggle to find solace in his mother's Catholicism and break free of his father's anger. Told through intimate portraits of parents and grandparents, nuns and janitors, friends and local characters, and their unsettling, often humorous, encounters, it is also the vibrant portrait of a multi-ethnic neighborhood soon to be scattered by white flight. As the older writer ponders his grandfather's influence, the memoir becomes a meditation on Canio's enigmatic advice, spoken in the summer of 1953: "Happiness is all that's required."

My Grandfather S Gallery

Author: Anne Sinclair
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374711798
Size: 33.68 MB
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A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family, but his paintings—modern masterpieces by Cézanne, Monet, Sisley, and others—were not so fortunate. As he fled, dozens of works were seized by Nazi forces and the art dealer's own legacy was eradicated. More than half a century later, Anne Sinclair uncovered a box filled with letters. "Curious in spite of myself," she writes, "I plunged into these archives, in search of the story of my family. To find out who my mother's father really was . . . a man hailed as a pioneer in the world of modern art, who then became a pariah in his own country during the Second World War. I was overcome with a desire to fit together the pieces of this French story of art and war." Drawing on her grandfather's intimate correspondence with Picasso, Matisse, Braque, and others, Sinclair takes us on a personal journey through the life of a legendary member of the Parisian art scene in My Grandfather's Gallery. Rosenberg's story is emblematic of millions of Jews, rich and poor, whose lives were indelibly altered by World War II. Sinclair's journey to reclaim her family history paints a picture of modern art on both sides of the Atlantic between the 1920s and 1950s that reframes twentieth-century art history.

100 Years In Iraq George Bush Iv My Grandfather S Memoirs

Author: Christopher Jansen
ISBN: 1435731808
Size: 12.92 MB
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This is a funny and sarcastic fake book, which consists of an irreverent cover and 128 blank pages for entertainment purposes, and is politically incorrect (depending on your opinion). More information and more fake books inquire at: [email protected]

My Fathers Houses

Author: Steven V. Roberts
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061945144
Size: 70.31 MB
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From Steven V. Roberts comes My Fathers' Houses, a memoir of growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, an immigrant community in the shadow of the Statue if Liberty, and the story of how his father and his grandfather's dreams–and their own passion for writing and ideas–influenced Steven's future, and inspired him to seek his fortune in New York City, the media capital of the world. This is a story of a town and a time and a boy who grew up there, a boy who became a New York Times correspondent, TV and radio personality, and best–selling author. The town was Bayonne, New Jersey, a European village so close to New York that Steve could see the Statue of Liberty from his bedroom window. The time was the forties and fifties, when children of immigrants were striving to become American and find a place in a booming post–war world. The core of Steve's world was one block, where he lived in a house his grandfather, Harry Schanbam, had built with his own hands. But the story starts back in Russia, where the family business of writing and ideas began. Steve's other grandfather, Abraham Rogowsky, stole money to become a Zionist pioneer in Palestine before moving to America. The tale continues through the Depression, when Steve's parents lived one block apart in Bayonne, wrote letters to each other and married in secret. During the war years, Steve's father wrote children's books and based one of his best sellers on outings he took with his twin sons to the local train station. As his byline, he used his boys' middle names–Jeffrey Victor–so Steve got his first writing credit before he was two. The story concludes with the boy leaving Bayonne, going on to Harvard, meeting the Catholic girl who became his wife, and starting work at the New York Times–across the river, and worlds away, from where he began. Now a grandfather of five, Steve Roberts looks in the mirror and sees his own father and grandfather looking back at him–a family chain that started in 19th century Russia and thrives today in 21st century America.

Not For Everyday Use A Memoir

Author: Elizabeth Nunez
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1617752339
Size: 65.95 MB
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The author examines her relationship with her parents and their relationship with one another as she prepares to return to the Caribbean for her mother's burial.

My Grandmother An Armenian Turkish Memoir

Author: Fethiye Cetin
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844678679
Size: 46.71 MB
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Recounts the author's shocked discovery of the true identity of her grandmother, a Christian Armenian with American ties whose parents had been killed in the Armenian genocide before she was adopted by a Muslim Turkish gendarme captain.

Memoir Of A Visionary

Author: Antonia Pantoja
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
ISBN: 9781611922202
Size: 64.29 MB
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This compelling autobiography traces the trajectory of the groundbreaking Puerto Rican leader Antonia Pantoja, from a struggling school teacher in Puerto Rico to her work as principal engineer of the most enduring Puerto Rican organizations in New York City.