Where We Lived Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Where We Lived

  • Author : Jack Larkin
  • Publisher : Taunton Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9781561588473

Where We Lived Book Description :

A collection of firsthand accounts of life in early America combines with more than four hundred photographs and drawings to look at everyday life at the dawn of the new republic, from the American Revolution to the Industrial Revolution.

Walking Where We Lived Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Walking Where We Lived

  • Author : Gaylen D. Lee
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 1999-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 0806131683

Walking Where We Lived Book Description :

The Nim (North Fork Mono) Indians have lived for centuries in a remote region of California’s Sierra Nevada. In this memoir, Gaylen D. Lee recounts the story of his Nim family across six generations. Drawing from the recollections of his grandparents, mother, and other relatives, Lee provides a deeply personal account of his people’s history and culture. In keeping with the Nim’s traditional life-style, Lee’s memoir takes us through their annual seasonal cycle. He describes communal activities, such as food gathering, hunting and fishing, the processing of acorn (the Nim’s staple food), basketmaking, and ceremonies and games. Family photographs, some dating to the beginning of this century, enliven Lee’s descriptions. Woven into the seasonal account is the disturbing story of Hispanic and white encroachment into the Nim world. Lee shows how the Mexican presence in the early nineteenth century, the Gold Rush, the Protestant conversion movement, and, more recently, the establishment of a national forest on traditional land have contributed to the erosion of Nim culture. Walking Where We Lived is a bittersweet chronicle, revealing the persecution and hardships suffered by the Nim, but emphasizing their survival. Although many young Nim have little knowledge of the old ways and although the Nim are a minority in the land of their ancestors, the words of Lee’s grandmother remain a source of strength: "Ashupá. Don’t worry. It’s okay."

Motels Where We Lived Book

Motels Where We Lived

  • Author : Claire Millikin
  • Publisher : Unicorn Press (UK)
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 55
  • ISBN 10 : 0877759235

Motels Where We Lived Book Description :

Where We Lived  Essays on Places Book

Where We Lived Essays on Places

  • Author : Henry Allen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 1942134444

Where We Lived Essays on Places Book Description :

"Henry Allen is the truest chronicler of our American dream. By taking us into the homes of his history, he reveals our own lives in shafts of sunlit prose streaming through the windows of time and place."--James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor "I loved the book."--Ann Beattie, author of Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life and The State We're In: Maine Stories "Henry Allen, one of the best deadline essayists in the business."--Christopher Buckley, author of Thank You for Smoking Pulitzer Prize-winner Henry Allen brings alive nearly five centuries of family by describing places where they lived--from plantations in South Carolina and Guadeloupe to a boarding house in Queens; a sadly grand old house in Orange, New Jersey; farmhouses, mansions, apartments, ships, tents, and dormitories; towns in Rhode Island and Connecticut. He vividly describes his family's historical journey through Indian wars, a witchcraft trial, privateering, wagon trains, a split over slave trading, the friendship of presidents, the dwindling of the old Anglo-Saxon hegemony, and the heartless mysteries of money, alcohol, and gentility. I feared my children and their children would never know about the lost worlds of our family--love, moral stands, disappointment, Christmas dinners, the ancient and ordinary sunlight that transported us like aliens from galaxies of the past. These galaxies not only existed but persisted despite the apathy of their inheritors. Consider this book a last will and testament, an attempt to stave off the probate of oblivion. Intense, mercurial, and bearded, Henry Allen is a Marine veteran of Vietnam and was a feature writer and art critic at The Washington Post from 1970 to 2009. His books include Going Too Far Enough: American Culture at Century's End, What It Felt Like: Living in the American Century, Fool's Mercy, and The Museum of Light Air.

If You Lived Here Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

If You Lived Here

  • Author : Giles Laroche
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547238920

If You Lived Here Book Description :

Features intricately detailed, bas-relief collage spreads of dwellings in other world regions and historical times to explain how different people live and have lived--from a village house in South Africa that tells the story of its family to a floating green house in the Netherlands. 20,000 first printing.

How We Lived Then Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

How We Lived Then

  • Author : Norman Longmate
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-01-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409046431

How We Lived Then Book Description :

Although nearly 90% of the population of Great Britain remained civilians throughout the war, or for a large part of it, their story has so far largely gone untold. In contrast with the thousands of books on military operations, barely any have concerned themselves with the individual's experience. The problems of the ordinary family are barely ever mentioned - food rationing, clothes rationing, the black-out and air raids get little space, and everyday shortages almost none at all. This book is an attempt to redress the balance; to tell the civilian's story largely through their own recollections and in their own words.

Where We Lived Book

Where We Lived

  • Author : Christina Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher : Harper
  • Release Date : 2001-07-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0060197692

Where We Lived Book Description :

Meet Tanya, Gwen, Emma, Mia, and Claire, five girls from the same hometown whose lives intersect under unforgettable circumstances. Tanya grows up with an abusive brother and a prostitute's daughter for a best friend. Across town, Gwen's teenage daydreams of being a supermodel are disrupted when her younger brother has a nearly fatal accident; later she flees to Madrid in an attempt to heal after being attacked in an alleyway behind a nightclub. Emma has a working single mother who, like all mothers in such circumstances, has difficulty controlling and protecting her daughter from the rough-and-tumble world in which they live. Mia, the woman who overcomes perhaps the most, loses her father to suicide and is tormented by a mentally ill neighbor who is obsessed with his death. Years later, she revisits these dark emotions when her childhood best friend is murdered. And, finally, Claire is the aspiring writer who as a child fears losing her family and then as an adult deals with her sense of loneliness and isolation by bartending in a nightclub. Despite the dark nature of their stories, these girls are not defeated by their experiences. Their difficulties fortify them, make them push forward through their lives with great force and perseverance. Yet within their journeys through new cities and worlds, each of them still must overcome the internal struggle that inevitably happens when you have left where you are from, the place that defines you, and have settled somewhere all on your own. Through these remarkable characters, Christina Fitzpatrick captures not only the anger and fear in being young and unprotected, but also the strength and compassion that unite all of us who have suffered and survived. In this dark, breathtaking work, Ms. Fitzpatrick's haunting prose elevates the female experience into a powerful, raw read.Where We Livedis both stunning fiction and the debut of a major new talent.

Where We Live Book

Where We Live

  • Author : Tim Fox
  • Publisher : Missouri History Museum
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 188398212X

Where We Live Book Description :