The Polygamist S Daughter

Author: Anna LeBaron
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496417585
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My father had thirteen wives and more than fifty children . . . This is the haunting memoir of Anna LeBaron, daughter of the notorious polygamist and murderer Ervil LeBaron. Ervil’s criminal activity kept Anna and her siblings constantly on the run from the FBI. Often starving, the children lived in a perpetual state of fear—and despite their numbers, Anna always felt alone. Would she ever find a place she truly belonged? Would she ever be anything other than the polygamist’s daughter? Filled with murder, fear, and betrayal, The Polygamist’s Daughter is the harrowing, heart-wrenching story of a fatherless girl and her unwavering search for love, faith, and a place to call home.

Mormon Women S History

Author: Rachel Cope
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611479657
Size: 29.76 MB
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Mormon Women’s History: Beyond Biography demonstrates that the history and experience of Mormon women is central to the history of Mormonism and to histories of American religion, politics, and culture. Yet the study of Mormon women has mostly been confined to biographies, family histories, and women’s periodicals. The contributors to Mormon Women’s History engage the vast breadth of sources left by Mormon women—journals, diaries, letters, family histories, and periodicals as well as art, poetry, material culture, theological treatises, and genealogical records—to read between the lines, reconstruct connections, recover voices, reveal meanings, and recast stories. Mormon Women’s History presents women as incredibly inter-connected. Familial ties of kinship are multiplied and stretched through the practice and memory of polygamy, social ties of community are overlaid with ancestral ethnic connections and local congregational assignments, fictive ties are woven through shared interests and collective memories of violence and trauma. Conversion to a new faith community unites and exposes the differences among Native Americans, Yankees, and Scandinavians. Lived experiences of marriage, motherhood, death, mourning, and widowhood are played out within contexts of expulsion and exile, rape and violence, transnational immigration, establishing “civilization” in a wilderness, and missionizing both to new neighbors and far away peoples. Gender defines, limits, and opens opportunities for private expression, public discourse, and popular culture. Cultural prejudices collide with doctrinal imperatives against backdrops of changing social norms, emerging professional identities, and developing ritualization and sacralization of lived religion. The stories, experiences, and examples explored in Mormon Women’s History are neither comprehensive nor conclusive, but rather suggestive of the ways that Mormon women’s history can move beyond individual lives to enhance and inform larger historical narratives.

Daughter Of The Saints

Author: Dorothy Allred Solomon
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393325775
Size: 51.20 MB
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A woman who grew up among outlaw Utah polygamists offers an astonishing and shocking window into this secret world of religious fundamentalism and describes her own break with the group and quest for personal identity. Originally published as Predators, Prey, and Other Kinfolk. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Book Of Mormon Girl

Author: Joanna Brooks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451699689
Size: 16.95 MB
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Story about leaving behind the innocence of childhood belief and embracing the complications and heartbreaks that come to every adult life of faith. Explores the author's journey through her faith, and the experience of being a Mormon.

A Daughter S Memoir Of Burma

Author: Wendy Law-Yone
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231537808
Size: 41.34 MB
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Wendy Law-Yone was just fifteen when Burma's military staged a coup and overthrew the civilian government in 1962. The daughter of Ed Law-Yone, the daredevil founder and chief editor of The Nation, Burma's leading postwar English-language newspaper, she experienced firsthand the perils and promises of a newly independent Burma. On the eve of Wendy's studies abroad, Ed Law-Yone was arrested and The Nation shut down. Wendy herself was briefly imprisoned. After his release, Ed fled to Thailand with his family, where he formed a government-in-exile and tried, unsuccessfully, to foment a revolution. Exiled to America with his wife and children, Ed never gave up hope that Burma would one day adopt a new democratic government. Though he died disappointed, he left in his daughter's care an illuminating trove of papers documenting the experiences of an eccentric, ambitious, humorous, and determined patriot, vividly recounting the realities of colonial rule, Japanese occupation, postwar reconstruction, and military dictatorship. This memoir tells the twin histories of Law-Yone's kin and his country, a nation whose vicissitudes continue to intrigue the world.

Memoirs Of A Saudi Pilot

Author: Al Hassan Ali Al Neami
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1625169507
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Memoirs of a Saudi Pilot: In the Beautiful State of Alabama (USA) is an exciting and revealing book about the wonders and culture shock experienced by a traditional, conservative Islamic Arab coming to the United States for the first time, creating some unforgettable memories. The book deals with the author's initial exposure to a foreign, advanced Western country, the new experiences he faces, the culture shock, and sharing his religious teachings with his American hosts. He writes, "At the end, it was wonderful experience, coming from a traditional and conservative Arab and Islamic culture, and having the great opportunity to study and live in the West. Moreover, this was further highlighted during the Second Gulf War, Desert Shield, Desert Storm." The main characters are his colleagues in military training from 1983 to 2011. "I was deeply motivated by wonderful American colleagues in training who were always there to help, and yet were willing to share in my culture and religion, much as I was trying to understand theirs."