My Grandfather S Son

Author: Clarence Thomas
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006056556X
Size: 20.79 MB
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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 Gallery

Author: Anne Sinclair
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374711798
Size: 40.52 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.

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

Author: Greg Grieco
ISBN: 1483482251
Size: 31.12 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."

100 Years In Iraq George Bush Iv My Grandfather S Memoirs

Author: Christopher Jansen
ISBN: 1435731808
Size: 27.19 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 Hero My Ding

Author: Lisa A. Tortorello
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1616639946
Size: 13.95 MB
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'I awoke in the darkness listening to the sound of a jack hammer. After a few moments, I realized it was me, the jack hammer, my heart. Fear engulfed me and I remained still wondering why my heart was pounding so heavily in my ears. Where was I? The room was dark, and except for the throbbing of my heart, silence ensued.' Even though they were hundreds of miles apart at the time, the message of her grandfather's death reached her in a dream. My Hero, My Ding tells the poignant story of Lisa and her grandfather and the overwhelming bond they shared. You'll find yourself captivated with love, and find yourself gaining a deeper understanding of life-lessons. Experience the antics that were shared and discover the respect and affection between two ordinary people with an extraordinary connection.

My Grandfather S Mill

Author: Andrew Melnyk
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465320504
Size: 46.36 MB
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My Grandfathers Mill Journey to Freedom is a true story part history, part biography. It focuses on two families and their two infant children, Andrew and Chrystyna, born in Western Ukraine at the height of the Second World War. Their parents fought for Ukrainian independence throughout the years of Polish occupation, the invasion of Stalins Bolshevik forces and during the years of Hitlers Nazi terror. Members of both their families were murdered by one or another of the occupying armies. Family accounts of concentration camps, refugee camps; of war crimes, brutality and uncertainty, of hope, courage and unexpected generosity are interwoven with the historical realities of the time. They were among the lucky ones who found freedom in North America. Half a century after they left their homeland, Andrew and Chrystyna returned. They discovered the villages of their birth, found family members they didnt know existed, experienced their culture fi rst-hand and fi nally began to make sense of their place in history. This book is written for future generations, for all those who have lived in two very different worlds, for victims of wars, present day refugees, immigrants and especially for those who were born and have always lived in a free country and never experienced the horrors of war.

To My Knowing

Author: MR C Duane Wheeler
Publisher: In the Path, Press
ISBN: 9780990312901
Size: 59.62 MB
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Through the art of storytelling, the author skillfully weaves a series of vignettes portraying heartfelt relationships; rich in emotion and folklore. This is the account of a journey to manhood; highlighting relationships with elders and peers as well. Each vignette is a pathway to celebrating family; how our lives are shaped and the richness of [the] norms of our ancestors.

My Grandmother An Armenian Turkish Memoir

Author: Fethiye Cetin
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844678679
Size: 39.23 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.