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Truly Blessed and Highly Favored
Truly Blessed and Highly Favored (September 2022)
A Memoir
H. Carl McCall - Author
Paul Grondahl - With

 
 
In the Catskills and My Boyhood
In the Catskills and My Boyhood (October 2021)
John Burroughs - Author
Edward Renehan - Introduction

Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.

Henry James called John Burroughs (1837–1921) "a more humorous, more available, and more sociable Thoreau." Walt Whitman in turn extolled Burroughs as "a child of the woods, fields, hills—native to them in a rare sense (in a sense almost a miracle)." Throughout his many books and essays, Burroughs was never ...(Read More)
 
 
Black Women's Yoga History
Black Women's Yoga History (March 2021)
Memoirs of Inner Peace
Stephanie Y. Evans - Author
Jana Long - Foreword by

Examines how Black women elders have managed stress, emphasizing how self-care practices have been present since at least the mid-nineteenth century, with roots in African traditions.

How have Black women elders managed stress? In Black Women’s Yoga History, Stephanie Y. Evans uses primary sources to answer that question and to show how meditation and yoga from eras of ensla...(Read More)
 
 
From the Bayou to the Bay
From the Bayou to the Bay (January 2021)
The Autobiography of a Black Liberation Scholar
Robert C. Smith - Author

The intellectual autobiography of a leading scholar in the field of African American Studies.

In this refreshingly candid intellectual autobiography, Robert C. Smith traces the evolution of his consciousness and identity from his early days in rural Louisiana to his emergence as one of the nation's leading scholars of African American politics. He interweaves this personal narrativ...(Read More)
 
 
When I Am Italian
When I Am Italian (November 2019)
Joanna Clapps Herman - Author

Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?

“My ancestral Italian village in America was in Waterbury, Connecticut.” In this sentence, Joanna Clapps Herman raises the central question of this book: To what extent can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian? The granddaughter of Italian immigrants who arrived in the United States in the early 1900s, Clapps Herman takes a complicated and ...(Read More)
 
 
With a Diamond in My Shoe
With a Diamond in My Shoe (October 2019)
A Philosopher's Search for Identity in America
Jorge J. E. Gracia - Author

The intellectual autobiography of a leading figure in the field of Latin American philosophy.

In 1961, at the age of nineteen, Jorge J. E. Gracia escaped from the island of Cuba by passing himself off as a Catholic seminarian. He arrived in the United States with just a few spare belongings and his mother’s diamond ring secured in a hole in one of his shoes. With a Diamond in My Shoe tells the story of Gracia&rsquo...(Read More)
 
 
Popovers and Candlelight
Popovers and Candlelight (November 2018)
Patricia Murphy and the Rise and Fall of a Restaurant Empire
Marcia Biederman - Author

Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.

What would you do with your last sixty dollars? If you were Patricia Murphy you’d turn it into a fortune by buying a rundown Brooklyn diner. On the cusp of the Great Depression, the diner became an overnight sensation, the first of nine popular Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurants that opened over ...(Read More)
 
 
We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet
We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet (February 2018)
Letters to My Filipino-Athabascan Family
E. J. R. David - Author

A father’s personal and intimate account of his Filipino and Alaska Native family’s experiences, and his search for how to help his children overcome the effects of historical and contemporary oppression.

In a series of letters to his mixed-race Koyukon Athabascan family, E. J. R. David shares his struggles, insecurities, and anxieties as a Filipino American immigrant man, husband, and father living in the lands dom...(Read More)
 
 
An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman
An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman (June 2017)
The Journal of Phebe Orvis, 1820-1830
Susan M. Ouellette - Author

A rare nineteenth-century journal of an everyday woman richly infused with the minutiae of antebellum daily life and work.

In 1820, Phebe Orvis began a journal that she faithfully kept for a decade. Richly detailed, her diary captures not only the everyday life of an ordinary woman in early nineteenth-century Vermont and New York, but also the unusual happenings of her family, neighborhood, and beyond. The journal entries trace...(Read More)
 
 
FDR on His Houseboat
FDR on His Houseboat (November 2016)
The Larooco Log, 1924-1926
Karen Chase - Editor

Presents and expands upon Roosevelt’s daily nautical log as he was trying to regain the use of his polio-damaged legs.

In the midst of the Jazz Age, while Americans were making merry, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was stricken by polio and withdrew from public life. From 1924 to 1926, believing that warm water and warm air would help him walk again, he spent the winter months on his new houseboat, the Larooco, sailing...(Read More)
 
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