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Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature
$268.96

‘I am aware that, once my pen intervenes, I can make whatever I like out of what I was.’ Paul Valï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ry, Moi. Modernism is often characterized as a movement of impersonality; a rejection of auto/biography. But most of the major works of European modernism and postmodernism engage in very profound and central ways with questions about life-writing. Max Saunders explores the ways in which modern writers from the 1870s to the 1930sexperimented with forms of life-writing – biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, journal – increasingly for the purposes of fiction. He identifies a wave of new hybrid forms from the late nineteenth century and uses the term ‘autobiografiction’ – discovered in a surprisingly early essay of 1906 – to provide a freshperspective on turn-of-the-century literature, and to propose a radically new literary history of Modernism. Saunders offers a taxonomy of the extraordinary variety of experiments with life-writing, demonstrating how they arose in the nineteenth century as the pressures of secularization and psychological theory disturbed the categories of biography and autobiography, in works by authors such as Pater, Ruskin, Proust, ‘Mark Rutherford’, George Gissing, and A.C. Benson. He goes on to look at writers experimenting further with autobiografiction as Impressionism turns into Modernism, juxtaposing detailed and vivacious readings of key Modernist texts by Joyce, Stein, Pound, and Woolf, with explorations of the work of other authors – including H.G. Wells, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, and Wyndham Lewis – whose experiments with life-writing forms are no less striking. The book concludes with a consideration of the afterlife of these fascinating experiments in the postmodern literature of Nabokov, Lessing, and Byatt. Self Impression sheds light on a number of significant but under-theorized issues; the meanings of ‘autobiographical’, the generic implications of literary autobiography, and the intrigu

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)
$107.67

Ecriture. Memoires D’Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)
$105.46

Ecriture. Memoires D’Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)
$57.10

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)
$40.00

Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family’s future. in doing so, the Civil War’s greatest general won himself a unique place in American letters. His character, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassion are evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volume offers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history. included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduring marriage.

Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir

Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir
$37.92

Throughouther career, supermodel and actress Carré Otis hasbeen celebrated for her striking physical beauty—but in this brazenly honestmemoir she revisits the ugliest parts of her past to reveal the events thatultimately brought her to strive for, and champion, the kind of beauty that canonly be found within. In Beauty Disrupted Carrédetails the triumphs and challenges of her career in modeling, her rise to fameon the covers of Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and MarieClaire, her battle against eating disorders and drug addiction, and herinfamous marriage to Mickey Rourke. BeautyDisrupted is her inspiring and personal memoir, a story of difficultlessons learned and inner beauty rediscovered, by a woman famous the worldover—not only for her face but, now, for her fighter’s spirit.

George Santayana (Ppr)

George Santayana (Ppr)
$37.07

From the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, George Santayana was a highly esteemed and widely read writer of philosophy, poetry, essays, memoirs, and even a best-selling novel, The Last Puritan. After a period of relative neglect, interest in his work has revived. A complete edited edition of his works is in progress and he has become the object of renewed scholarly activity. Contributing significantly to the renewal was John McCormick’s 1987 biography, the first full-scale volume to treat an elusive figure’s life and thought in the detail they deserve. Santayana’s life was rich in its interior and outer associations. There was his birth and early childhood in Spain followed by a move to Boston, where he came under the influence of William James at Harvard. This led to his career at Harvard as a professor, where Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Conrad Aiken, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Walter Lippmann were among his devoted students. We see Santayana in correspondence and conversation with Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Ezra Pound, and Robert Lowell. Predominant in Santayana’s life was his philosophical work. Hostile to the dominant empiricism of Anglo-American philosophy, he left the academy and remained detached from both the political and ideological movements of early decades of the twentieth century. McCormick relates his skepticism and materialism to a form of idealism deriving from his classical education in Plato and Aristotle, together with his readings in Descartes and Spinoza. He presents Santayana as a supreme stylist in English, who lived a long life always consistent with his stoic epicureanism.

Who I Am: A Memoir

Who I Am: A Memoir
$32.50

From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who… is a Londoner and a Mod…. wanted The Who to be called The Hair…. loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling dope" Elvis…. wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer…. became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor…. smashed his first guitar onstage, in 1964, by accident…. heard the voice of God on a vibrating bed in rural Illinois…. invented the Marshall stack, feedback and the concept album…. once speared Abbie Hoffman in the neck with the head of his guitar…. inspired Jimi Hendrix’s pyrotechnical stagecraft…. is partially deaf in his left ear…. stole his windmill guitar playing from Keith Richards…. followed Keith Moon off a hotel balcony into a pool and nearly died…. did too much cocaine and nearly died…. drank too much and nearly died…. detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died…. helped rescue Eric Clapton from heroin…. is banned for life from Holiday Inns…. was embroiled in a tabloid scandal that has dogged him ever since…. has some explaining to do…. is the most literary and literate musician of the last 50 years…. planned to write his memoir when he was 21…. published this book at 67.

Waging Heavy Peace

Waging Heavy Peace
$30.00

A New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today bestseller.For the first time, legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Neil Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical creativity. He tells of his childhood in Ontario, where his father instilled in him a love for the written word; his first brush with mortality when he contracted polio at the age of five; struggling to pay rent during his early days with the Squires; traveling the Canadian prairies in Mort, his 1948 Buick hearse; performing in a remote town as a polar bear prowled beneath the floorboards; leaving Canada on a whim in 1966 to pursue his musical dreams in the pot-filled boulevards and communal canyons of Los Angeles; the brief but influential life of Buffalo Springfield, which formed almost immediately after his arrival in California. He recounts their rapid rise to fame and ultimate break-up; going solo and overcoming his fear of singing alone; forming Crazy Horse and writing “Cinnamon Girl,” “Cowgirl in the Sand,” and “Down by the River” in one day while sick with the flu; joining Crosby, Stills & Nash, recording the landmark CSNY album, Déjà vu, and writing the song, “Ohio;” life at his secluded ranch in the redwoods of Northern California and the pot-filled jam sessions there; falling in love with his wife, Pegi, and the birth of his three children; and finally, finding the contemplative paradise of Hawaii. Astoundingly candid, witty, and as uncompromising and true as his music, Waging Heavy Peace is Neil Young’s journey as only he can tell it.

Joseph Anton: A Memoir

Joseph Anton: A Memoir
$30.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY San Francisco Chronicle • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The Seattle Times • The Economist • Kansas City Star • BookPageOn February 14, 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being “against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran.”   So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection team. He was asked to choose an alias that the police could call him by. He thought of writers he loved and combinations of their names; then it came to him: Conrad and Chekhov—Joseph Anton.   How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for more than nine years? How does he go on working? How does he fall in and out of love? How does despair shape his thoughts and actions, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to fight back? In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the first time; the story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. He talks about the sometimes grim, sometimes comic realities of living with armed policemen, and of the close bonds he formed with his protectors; of his struggle for support and understanding from governments, intelligence chiefs, publishers, journalists, and fellow writers; and of how he regained his freedom.   It is a book of exceptional frankness and honesty, compelling, provocative, moving, and of vital importance. Because what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every day.Praise for Joseph Anton  “A harrowing, deeply felt and revealing document: an autobiographical mirror of the big, philosophical preoccupations that have animated Mr. Rushdie’s work throughout his career.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times   “A splendid book, the finest . . . memoir to cross my desk in many a year.”—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post   “Thoughtful and astute . . . an important book.”—USA Today   “Compelling, affecting . . . demonstrates Mr. Rushdie’s ability as a stylist and storytelle. . . . [He] reacted with great bravery and even heroism.”—The Wall Street Journal   “Gripping, moving and entertaining . . . nothing like it has ever been written.”—The Independent (UK)   “A thriller, an epic, a political essay, a love story, an ode to liberty.”—Le Point (France)   “Action-packed . . . in a literary class by itself . . . Like Isherwood, Rushdie’s eye is a camera lens —firmly placed in one perspective and never out of focus.”—Los Angeles Review of Books   “Unflinchingly honest . . . an engrossing, exciting, revealing and often shocking book.”—de Volkskrant (The Netherlands)   “One of the best memoirs you may ever read.”—DNA (India)   “Extraordinary . . . Joseph Anton beautifully modulates between . . . moments of accidental hilarity, and the higher purpose Rushdie saw in opposing—at all costs—any curtailment on a writer’s freedom.”—The Boston Globe

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)
$28.95

The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain’s works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the capstone of the life’s work of America’s favorite author.This Reader’s Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the general reader, without the editorial explanatory notes. It includes a brief introduction describing the evolution of Mark Twain’s ideas about writing his autobiography, as well as a chronology of his life, brief family biographies, and an excerpt from the forthcoming Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2―a controversial but characteristically humorous attack on Christian doctrine.

Love Imagined: A Mixed Race Memoir

Love Imagined: A Mixed Race Memoir
$28.15

Love Imagined" is an American woman’s unique struggle for identity. Finalist – 27th annual Minnesota Book Awards (Memoir & Creative Nonfiction) "Joining the long history of women of color fighting to claim literary space to tell our stories, Sherry Quan Lee shares her truth with fierce courage and strength in Love Imagined. . Quan Lee crafts a riveting tale of Minnesota life set within the backdrop of racial segregation, the Cold War, the sexual revolution while navigating it all through the lens of her multi-layered identities. A true demonstration of the power of an intersectional perspective." -Kandace Creel Falcon, Ph.D, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Minnesota State University, Moorhead "Love Imagined": this fascinating, delightful, important book. This imagining love, this longing for love. This poverty of No Love, this persistent racism, sexism, classism, ageism. The pain these evils cause the soul. This is an important document of a mixed-race contemporary woman, a memoir about her family lineages back to slavery, back to China, back to early Minneapolis, and about the struggle of finding herself in all of these." -Sharon Doubiago, author of "My Father’s Love" "When I read Sherry’s story "Love Imagined"], I recognized feelings and meanings that mirrored mine. I felt a sense of release, an exhale, and I knew I could be understood by her in a way that some of my family and friends are unable to grasp, through no fault of their own. It’s the Mixed experience. Sherry Lee’s voice, her story, will no doubt touch and heal many who read it." -Lola Osunkoya, MA Founder of Neither/Both LLC, Mixed-Race Community Building and Counseling Learn more at www. SherryQuanLee.com From Modern History Press www. ModernHistoryPress.com BIO002000 Biography & Autobiography: Cultural Heritage SOC028000 Social Science: Women’s Studies – General SOC001000 Social Science: Ethnic Studies – African American Studies"

Ingabire: The Journey

Ingabire: The Journey
$28.04

Format: Paperback; Subject: Biography & Autobiography

A Daughter's Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill's Youngest Child

A Daughter's Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill's Youngest Child
$28.00

In this charming and intimate memoir, Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter shares stories from her remarkable life—and tells of the unbreakable bond she forged with her father through some of the most tumultuous years in British history.   Now approaching her ninetieth birthday, Mary Soames is the only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Through a combination of personal reminiscences and never-before-published diary entries, she describes what it was like growing up as the scion of one of the lions of twentieth-century statecraft. Warm memories of a childhood spent roaming the grounds of the family’s country estate, tending to a small menagerie of pets, evoke the idyllic mood of England between the wars. As she matures into one of her father’s most trusted companions, we are given rare glimpses inside the glittering social milieu through which the Churchills moved—as well as the rough-and-tumble world of British politics. With fly-on-the-wall immediacy, Mary describes the momentous debate in Parliament where Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was driven from office, paving the way for Winston Churchill’s ascension and the grueling crucible of World War II.   During the war Mary served as a gunner in the women’s auxiliary, helping to shoot down the German V-1 rockets then bedeviling London. Styling herself as Private M. Churchill to avoid publicity, she led a unique double life that comes vividly alive again in the retelling. Splitting her time between luncheons at Chequers—where she spent time with the likes of Lord Mountbatten—and the turret of an anti-aircraft battery, she was never far from the center of the action. Hitler even reportedly hatched a plan, never consummated, to hire spies to seduce her in order to gain access to secret British war plans. She attended the Potsdam Conference as her father’s aide-de-camp, arranging a memorable dinner with Harry Truman and Josef Stalin (whom she acidly remembers as “small, dapper, and rather twinkly”). And when British voters overwhelmingly turned on Churchill in the 1945 election, it is left to Mary to recount the pain and devastation her father could never publicly express.   The mutual love and affection between Mary Soames and her parents pours forth from every page of this elegantly written memoir. A Daughter’s Tale is both a moving personal history and a source of untold insight into one of the enduring icons of British national life.

My Cross to Bear

My Cross to Bear
$27.99

For the first time, rock music icon Gregg Allman, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the full story of his life and career in My Cross to Bear. No subject is taboo, as one of the true giants of rock ’n’ roll opens up about his Georgia youth, his long struggle with substance abuse, his string of bad marriages (including his brief union with superstar Cher), the tragic death of  brother Duane Allman, and life on the road in one of rock’s most legendary bands.

A Natural Woman: A Memoir

A Natural Woman: A Memoir
$27.99

Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world’s most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A NATURAL WOMAN chronicles King’s extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist. Deeply personal, King’s long-awaited memoir offers readers a front-row seat to the woman behind the legend. The book will include dozens of photos from King’s childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances.

Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll

Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll
$27.99

The story of Heart is a story of heart and soul and rock ’n’ roll. Since finding their love of music and performing as teenagers in Seattle, Washington, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, have been part of the American rock music landscape. From 70s classics like “Magic Man” and “Barracuda” to chart- topping 80s ballads like “Alone,” and all the way up to 2012, when they will release their latest studio album, Fanatic, Heart has been thrilling their fans and producing hit after hit. In Kicking and Dreaming, the Wilsons recount their story as two sisters who have a shared over three decades on the stage, as songwriters, as musicians, and as the leaders of one of our most beloved rock bands. An intimate, honest, and a uniquely female take on the rock and roll life, readers of bestselling music memoirs like Life by Keith Richards and Steven Tyler’s Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? will love this quintessential music story finally told from a female perspective.

Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature
$268.96

‘I am aware that, once my pen intervenes, I can make whatever I like out of what I was.’ Paul Valï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ry, Moi. Modernism is often characterized as a movement of impersonality; a rejection of auto/biography. But most of the major works of European modernism and postmodernism engage in very profound and central ways with questions about life-writing. Max Saunders explores the ways in which modern writers from the 1870s to the 1930sexperimented with forms of life-writing – biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, journal – increasingly for the purposes of fiction. He identifies a wave of new hybrid forms from the late nineteenth century and uses the term ‘autobiografiction’ – discovered in a surprisingly early essay of 1906 – to provide a freshperspective on turn-of-the-century literature, and to propose a radically new literary history of Modernism. Saunders offers a taxonomy of the extraordinary variety of experiments with life-writing, demonstrating how they arose in the nineteenth century as the pressures of secularization and psychological theory disturbed the categories of biography and autobiography, in works by authors such as Pater, Ruskin, Proust, ‘Mark Rutherford’, George Gissing, and A.C. Benson. He goes on to look at writers experimenting further with autobiografiction as Impressionism turns into Modernism, juxtaposing detailed and vivacious readings of key Modernist texts by Joyce, Stein, Pound, and Woolf, with explorations of the work of other authors – including H.G. Wells, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, and Wyndham Lewis – whose experiments with life-writing forms are no less striking. The book concludes with a consideration of the afterlife of these fascinating experiments in the postmodern literature of Nabokov, Lessing, and Byatt. Self Impression sheds light on a number of significant but under-theorized issues; the meanings of ‘autobiographical’, the generic implications of literary autobiography, and the intrigu

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)
$107.67

Ecriture. Memoires D’Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)
$105.46

Ecriture. Memoires D’Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)
$57.10

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)
$40.00

Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family’s future. in doing so, the Civil War’s greatest general won himself a unique place in American letters. His character, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassion are evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volume offers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history. included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduring marriage.

Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir

Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir
$37.92

Throughouther career, supermodel and actress Carré Otis hasbeen celebrated for her striking physical beauty—but in this brazenly honestmemoir she revisits the ugliest parts of her past to reveal the events thatultimately brought her to strive for, and champion, the kind of beauty that canonly be found within. In Beauty Disrupted Carrédetails the triumphs and challenges of her career in modeling, her rise to fameon the covers of Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and MarieClaire, her battle against eating disorders and drug addiction, and herinfamous marriage to Mickey Rourke. BeautyDisrupted is her inspiring and personal memoir, a story of difficultlessons learned and inner beauty rediscovered, by a woman famous the worldover—not only for her face but, now, for her fighter’s spirit.

George Santayana (Ppr)

George Santayana (Ppr)
$37.07

From the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, George Santayana was a highly esteemed and widely read writer of philosophy, poetry, essays, memoirs, and even a best-selling novel, The Last Puritan. After a period of relative neglect, interest in his work has revived. A complete edited edition of his works is in progress and he has become the object of renewed scholarly activity. Contributing significantly to the renewal was John McCormick’s 1987 biography, the first full-scale volume to treat an elusive figure’s life and thought in the detail they deserve. Santayana’s life was rich in its interior and outer associations. There was his birth and early childhood in Spain followed by a move to Boston, where he came under the influence of William James at Harvard. This led to his career at Harvard as a professor, where Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Conrad Aiken, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Walter Lippmann were among his devoted students. We see Santayana in correspondence and conversation with Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Ezra Pound, and Robert Lowell. Predominant in Santayana’s life was his philosophical work. Hostile to the dominant empiricism of Anglo-American philosophy, he left the academy and remained detached from both the political and ideological movements of early decades of the twentieth century. McCormick relates his skepticism and materialism to a form of idealism deriving from his classical education in Plato and Aristotle, together with his readings in Descartes and Spinoza. He presents Santayana as a supreme stylist in English, who lived a long life always consistent with his stoic epicureanism.

Who I Am: A Memoir

Who I Am: A Memoir
$32.50

From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who… is a Londoner and a Mod…. wanted The Who to be called The Hair…. loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling dope" Elvis…. wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer…. became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor…. smashed his first guitar onstage, in 1964, by accident…. heard the voice of God on a vibrating bed in rural Illinois…. invented the Marshall stack, feedback and the concept album…. once speared Abbie Hoffman in the neck with the head of his guitar…. inspired Jimi Hendrix’s pyrotechnical stagecraft…. is partially deaf in his left ear…. stole his windmill guitar playing from Keith Richards…. followed Keith Moon off a hotel balcony into a pool and nearly died…. did too much cocaine and nearly died…. drank too much and nearly died…. detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died…. helped rescue Eric Clapton from heroin…. is banned for life from Holiday Inns…. was embroiled in a tabloid scandal that has dogged him ever since…. has some explaining to do…. is the most literary and literate musician of the last 50 years…. planned to write his memoir when he was 21…. published this book at 67.

Waging Heavy Peace

Waging Heavy Peace
$30.00

A New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today bestseller.For the first time, legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Neil Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical creativity. He tells of his childhood in Ontario, where his father instilled in him a love for the written word; his first brush with mortality when he contracted polio at the age of five; struggling to pay rent during his early days with the Squires; traveling the Canadian prairies in Mort, his 1948 Buick hearse; performing in a remote town as a polar bear prowled beneath the floorboards; leaving Canada on a whim in 1966 to pursue his musical dreams in the pot-filled boulevards and communal canyons of Los Angeles; the brief but influential life of Buffalo Springfield, which formed almost immediately after his arrival in California. He recounts their rapid rise to fame and ultimate break-up; going solo and overcoming his fear of singing alone; forming Crazy Horse and writing “Cinnamon Girl,” “Cowgirl in the Sand,” and “Down by the River” in one day while sick with the flu; joining Crosby, Stills & Nash, recording the landmark CSNY album, Déjà vu, and writing the song, “Ohio;” life at his secluded ranch in the redwoods of Northern California and the pot-filled jam sessions there; falling in love with his wife, Pegi, and the birth of his three children; and finally, finding the contemplative paradise of Hawaii. Astoundingly candid, witty, and as uncompromising and true as his music, Waging Heavy Peace is Neil Young’s journey as only he can tell it.

Joseph Anton: A Memoir

Joseph Anton: A Memoir
$30.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY San Francisco Chronicle • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The Seattle Times • The Economist • Kansas City Star • BookPageOn February 14, 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being “against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran.”   So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection team. He was asked to choose an alias that the police could call him by. He thought of writers he loved and combinations of their names; then it came to him: Conrad and Chekhov—Joseph Anton.   How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for more than nine years? How does he go on working? How does he fall in and out of love? How does despair shape his thoughts and actions, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to fight back? In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the first time; the story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. He talks about the sometimes grim, sometimes comic realities of living with armed policemen, and of the close bonds he formed with his protectors; of his struggle for support and understanding from governments, intelligence chiefs, publishers, journalists, and fellow writers; and of how he regained his freedom.   It is a book of exceptional frankness and honesty, compelling, provocative, moving, and of vital importance. Because what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every day.Praise for Joseph Anton  “A harrowing, deeply felt and revealing document: an autobiographical mirror of the big, philosophical preoccupations that have animated Mr. Rushdie’s work throughout his career.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times   “A splendid book, the finest . . . memoir to cross my desk in many a year.”—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post   “Thoughtful and astute . . . an important book.”—USA Today   “Compelling, affecting . . . demonstrates Mr. Rushdie’s ability as a stylist and storytelle. . . . [He] reacted with great bravery and even heroism.”—The Wall Street Journal   “Gripping, moving and entertaining . . . nothing like it has ever been written.”—The Independent (UK)   “A thriller, an epic, a political essay, a love story, an ode to liberty.”—Le Point (France)   “Action-packed . . . in a literary class by itself . . . Like Isherwood, Rushdie’s eye is a camera lens —firmly placed in one perspective and never out of focus.”—Los Angeles Review of Books   “Unflinchingly honest . . . an engrossing, exciting, revealing and often shocking book.”—de Volkskrant (The Netherlands)   “One of the best memoirs you may ever read.”—DNA (India)   “Extraordinary . . . Joseph Anton beautifully modulates between . . . moments of accidental hilarity, and the higher purpose Rushdie saw in opposing—at all costs—any curtailment on a writer’s freedom.”—The Boston Globe

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)
$28.95

The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain’s works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the capstone of the life’s work of America’s favorite author.This Reader’s Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the general reader, without the editorial explanatory notes. It includes a brief introduction describing the evolution of Mark Twain’s ideas about writing his autobiography, as well as a chronology of his life, brief family biographies, and an excerpt from the forthcoming Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2―a controversial but characteristically humorous attack on Christian doctrine.

Love Imagined: A Mixed Race Memoir

Love Imagined: A Mixed Race Memoir
$28.15

Love Imagined" is an American woman’s unique struggle for identity. Finalist – 27th annual Minnesota Book Awards (Memoir & Creative Nonfiction) "Joining the long history of women of color fighting to claim literary space to tell our stories, Sherry Quan Lee shares her truth with fierce courage and strength in Love Imagined. . Quan Lee crafts a riveting tale of Minnesota life set within the backdrop of racial segregation, the Cold War, the sexual revolution while navigating it all through the lens of her multi-layered identities. A true demonstration of the power of an intersectional perspective." -Kandace Creel Falcon, Ph.D, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Minnesota State University, Moorhead "Love Imagined": this fascinating, delightful, important book. This imagining love, this longing for love. This poverty of No Love, this persistent racism, sexism, classism, ageism. The pain these evils cause the soul. This is an important document of a mixed-race contemporary woman, a memoir about her family lineages back to slavery, back to China, back to early Minneapolis, and about the struggle of finding herself in all of these." -Sharon Doubiago, author of "My Father’s Love" "When I read Sherry’s story "Love Imagined"], I recognized feelings and meanings that mirrored mine. I felt a sense of release, an exhale, and I knew I could be understood by her in a way that some of my family and friends are unable to grasp, through no fault of their own. It’s the Mixed experience. Sherry Lee’s voice, her story, will no doubt touch and heal many who read it." -Lola Osunkoya, MA Founder of Neither/Both LLC, Mixed-Race Community Building and Counseling Learn more at www. SherryQuanLee.com From Modern History Press www. ModernHistoryPress.com BIO002000 Biography & Autobiography: Cultural Heritage SOC028000 Social Science: Women’s Studies – General SOC001000 Social Science: Ethnic Studies – African American Studies"

Ingabire: The Journey

Ingabire: The Journey
$28.04

Format: Paperback; Subject: Biography & Autobiography

A Daughter's Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill's Youngest Child

A Daughter's Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill's Youngest Child
$28.00

In this charming and intimate memoir, Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter shares stories from her remarkable life—and tells of the unbreakable bond she forged with her father through some of the most tumultuous years in British history.   Now approaching her ninetieth birthday, Mary Soames is the only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Through a combination of personal reminiscences and never-before-published diary entries, she describes what it was like growing up as the scion of one of the lions of twentieth-century statecraft. Warm memories of a childhood spent roaming the grounds of the family’s country estate, tending to a small menagerie of pets, evoke the idyllic mood of England between the wars. As she matures into one of her father’s most trusted companions, we are given rare glimpses inside the glittering social milieu through which the Churchills moved—as well as the rough-and-tumble world of British politics. With fly-on-the-wall immediacy, Mary describes the momentous debate in Parliament where Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was driven from office, paving the way for Winston Churchill’s ascension and the grueling crucible of World War II.   During the war Mary served as a gunner in the women’s auxiliary, helping to shoot down the German V-1 rockets then bedeviling London. Styling herself as Private M. Churchill to avoid publicity, she led a unique double life that comes vividly alive again in the retelling. Splitting her time between luncheons at Chequers—where she spent time with the likes of Lord Mountbatten—and the turret of an anti-aircraft battery, she was never far from the center of the action. Hitler even reportedly hatched a plan, never consummated, to hire spies to seduce her in order to gain access to secret British war plans. She attended the Potsdam Conference as her father’s aide-de-camp, arranging a memorable dinner with Harry Truman and Josef Stalin (whom she acidly remembers as “small, dapper, and rather twinkly”). And when British voters overwhelmingly turned on Churchill in the 1945 election, it is left to Mary to recount the pain and devastation her father could never publicly express.   The mutual love and affection between Mary Soames and her parents pours forth from every page of this elegantly written memoir. A Daughter’s Tale is both a moving personal history and a source of untold insight into one of the enduring icons of British national life.

My Cross to Bear

My Cross to Bear
$27.99

For the first time, rock music icon Gregg Allman, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the full story of his life and career in My Cross to Bear. No subject is taboo, as one of the true giants of rock ’n’ roll opens up about his Georgia youth, his long struggle with substance abuse, his string of bad marriages (including his brief union with superstar Cher), the tragic death of  brother Duane Allman, and life on the road in one of rock’s most legendary bands.

A Natural Woman: A Memoir

A Natural Woman: A Memoir
$27.99

Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world’s most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A NATURAL WOMAN chronicles King’s extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist. Deeply personal, King’s long-awaited memoir offers readers a front-row seat to the woman behind the legend. The book will include dozens of photos from King’s childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances.

Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll

Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll
$27.99

The story of Heart is a story of heart and soul and rock ’n’ roll. Since finding their love of music and performing as teenagers in Seattle, Washington, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, have been part of the American rock music landscape. From 70s classics like “Magic Man” and “Barracuda” to chart- topping 80s ballads like “Alone,” and all the way up to 2012, when they will release their latest studio album, Fanatic, Heart has been thrilling their fans and producing hit after hit. In Kicking and Dreaming, the Wilsons recount their story as two sisters who have a shared over three decades on the stage, as songwriters, as musicians, and as the leaders of one of our most beloved rock bands. An intimate, honest, and a uniquely female take on the rock and roll life, readers of bestselling music memoirs like Life by Keith Richards and Steven Tyler’s Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? will love this quintessential music story finally told from a female perspective.

Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature
$268.96

‘I am aware that, once my pen intervenes, I can make whatever I like out of what I was.’ Paul Valï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ry, Moi. Modernism is often characterized as a movement of impersonality; a rejection of auto/biography. But most of the major works of European modernism and postmodernism engage in very profound and central ways with questions about life-writing. Max Saunders explores the ways in which modern writers from the 1870s to the 1930sexperimented with forms of life-writing – biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, journal – increasingly for the purposes of fiction. He identifies a wave of new hybrid forms from the late nineteenth century and uses the term ‘autobiografiction’ – discovered in a surprisingly early essay of 1906 – to provide a freshperspective on turn-of-the-century literature, and to propose a radically new literary history of Modernism. Saunders offers a taxonomy of the extraordinary variety of experiments with life-writing, demonstrating how they arose in the nineteenth century as the pressures of secularization and psychological theory disturbed the categories of biography and autobiography, in works by authors such as Pater, Ruskin, Proust, ‘Mark Rutherford’, George Gissing, and A.C. Benson. He goes on to look at writers experimenting further with autobiografiction as Impressionism turns into Modernism, juxtaposing detailed and vivacious readings of key Modernist texts by Joyce, Stein, Pound, and Woolf, with explorations of the work of other authors – including H.G. Wells, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, and Wyndham Lewis – whose experiments with life-writing forms are no less striking. The book concludes with a consideration of the afterlife of these fascinating experiments in the postmodern literature of Nabokov, Lessing, and Byatt. Self Impression sheds light on a number of significant but under-theorized issues; the meanings of ‘autobiographical’, the generic implications of literary autobiography, and the intrigu

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)
$107.67

Ecriture. Memoires D’Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)
$105.46

Ecriture. Memoires D’Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)
$57.10

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)
$40.00

Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family’s future. in doing so, the Civil War’s greatest general won himself a unique place in American letters. His character, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassion are evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volume offers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history. included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduring marriage.

Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir

Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir
$37.92

Throughouther career, supermodel and actress Carré Otis hasbeen celebrated for her striking physical beauty—but in this brazenly honestmemoir she revisits the ugliest parts of her past to reveal the events thatultimately brought her to strive for, and champion, the kind of beauty that canonly be found within. In Beauty Disrupted Carrédetails the triumphs and challenges of her career in modeling, her rise to fameon the covers of Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and MarieClaire, her battle against eating disorders and drug addiction, and herinfamous marriage to Mickey Rourke. BeautyDisrupted is her inspiring and personal memoir, a story of difficultlessons learned and inner beauty rediscovered, by a woman famous the worldover—not only for her face but, now, for her fighter’s spirit.

George Santayana (Ppr)

George Santayana (Ppr)
$37.07

From the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, George Santayana was a highly esteemed and widely read writer of philosophy, poetry, essays, memoirs, and even a best-selling novel, The Last Puritan. After a period of relative neglect, interest in his work has revived. A complete edited edition of his works is in progress and he has become the object of renewed scholarly activity. Contributing significantly to the renewal was John McCormick’s 1987 biography, the first full-scale volume to treat an elusive figure’s life and thought in the detail they deserve. Santayana’s life was rich in its interior and outer associations. There was his birth and early childhood in Spain followed by a move to Boston, where he came under the influence of William James at Harvard. This led to his career at Harvard as a professor, where Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Conrad Aiken, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Walter Lippmann were among his devoted students. We see Santayana in correspondence and conversation with Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Ezra Pound, and Robert Lowell. Predominant in Santayana’s life was his philosophical work. Hostile to the dominant empiricism of Anglo-American philosophy, he left the academy and remained detached from both the political and ideological movements of early decades of the twentieth century. McCormick relates his skepticism and materialism to a form of idealism deriving from his classical education in Plato and Aristotle, together with his readings in Descartes and Spinoza. He presents Santayana as a supreme stylist in English, who lived a long life always consistent with his stoic epicureanism.

Who I Am: A Memoir

Who I Am: A Memoir
$32.50

From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who… is a Londoner and a Mod…. wanted The Who to be called The Hair…. loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling dope" Elvis…. wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer…. became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor…. smashed his first guitar onstage, in 1964, by accident…. heard the voice of God on a vibrating bed in rural Illinois…. invented the Marshall stack, feedback and the concept album…. once speared Abbie Hoffman in the neck with the head of his guitar…. inspired Jimi Hendrix’s pyrotechnical stagecraft…. is partially deaf in his left ear…. stole his windmill guitar playing from Keith Richards…. followed Keith Moon off a hotel balcony into a pool and nearly died…. did too much cocaine and nearly died…. drank too much and nearly died…. detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died…. helped rescue Eric Clapton from heroin…. is banned for life from Holiday Inns…. was embroiled in a tabloid scandal that has dogged him ever since…. has some explaining to do…. is the most literary and literate musician of the last 50 years…. planned to write his memoir when he was 21…. published this book at 67.

Waging Heavy Peace

Waging Heavy Peace
$30.00

A New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today bestseller.For the first time, legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Neil Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical creativity. He tells of his childhood in Ontario, where his father instilled in him a love for the written word; his first brush with mortality when he contracted polio at the age of five; struggling to pay rent during his early days with the Squires; traveling the Canadian prairies in Mort, his 1948 Buick hearse; performing in a remote town as a polar bear prowled beneath the floorboards; leaving Canada on a whim in 1966 to pursue his musical dreams in the pot-filled boulevards and communal canyons of Los Angeles; the brief but influential life of Buffalo Springfield, which formed almost immediately after his arrival in California. He recounts their rapid rise to fame and ultimate break-up; going solo and overcoming his fear of singing alone; forming Crazy Horse and writing “Cinnamon Girl,” “Cowgirl in the Sand,” and “Down by the River” in one day while sick with the flu; joining Crosby, Stills & Nash, recording the landmark CSNY album, Déjà vu, and writing the song, “Ohio;” life at his secluded ranch in the redwoods of Northern California and the pot-filled jam sessions there; falling in love with his wife, Pegi, and the birth of his three children; and finally, finding the contemplative paradise of Hawaii. Astoundingly candid, witty, and as uncompromising and true as his music, Waging Heavy Peace is Neil Young’s journey as only he can tell it.

Joseph Anton: A Memoir

Joseph Anton: A Memoir
$30.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY San Francisco Chronicle • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The Seattle Times • The Economist • Kansas City Star • BookPageOn February 14, 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being “against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran.”   So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection team. He was asked to choose an alias that the police could call him by. He thought of writers he loved and combinations of their names; then it came to him: Conrad and Chekhov—Joseph Anton.   How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for more than nine years? How does he go on working? How does he fall in and out of love? How does despair shape his thoughts and actions, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to fight back? In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the first time; the story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. He talks about the sometimes grim, sometimes comic realities of living with armed policemen, and of the close bonds he formed with his protectors; of his struggle for support and understanding from governments, intelligence chiefs, publishers, journalists, and fellow writers; and of how he regained his freedom.   It is a book of exceptional frankness and honesty, compelling, provocative, moving, and of vital importance. Because what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every day.Praise for Joseph Anton  “A harrowing, deeply felt and revealing document: an autobiographical mirror of the big, philosophical preoccupations that have animated Mr. Rushdie’s work throughout his career.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times   “A splendid book, the finest . . . memoir to cross my desk in many a year.”—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post   “Thoughtful and astute . . . an important book.”—USA Today   “Compelling, affecting . . . demonstrates Mr. Rushdie’s ability as a stylist and storytelle. . . . [He] reacted with great bravery and even heroism.”—The Wall Street Journal   “Gripping, moving and entertaining . . . nothing like it has ever been written.”—The Independent (UK)   “A thriller, an epic, a political essay, a love story, an ode to liberty.”—Le Point (France)   “Action-packed . . . in a literary class by itself . . . Like Isherwood, Rushdie’s eye is a camera lens —firmly placed in one perspective and never out of focus.”—Los Angeles Review of Books   “Unflinchingly honest . . . an engrossing, exciting, revealing and often shocking book.”—de Volkskrant (The Netherlands)   “One of the best memoirs you may ever read.”—DNA (India)   “Extraordinary . . . Joseph Anton beautifully modulates between . . . moments of accidental hilarity, and the higher purpose Rushdie saw in opposing—at all costs—any curtailment on a writer’s freedom.”—The Boston Globe

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)
$28.95

The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain’s works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the capstone of the life’s work of America’s favorite author.This Reader’s Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the general reader, without the editorial explanatory notes. It includes a brief introduction describing the evolution of Mark Twain’s ideas about writing his autobiography, as well as a chronology of his life, brief family biographies, and an excerpt from the forthcoming Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2―a controversial but characteristically humorous attack on Christian doctrine.

Love Imagined: A Mixed Race Memoir

Love Imagined: A Mixed Race Memoir
$28.15

Love Imagined" is an American woman’s unique struggle for identity. Finalist – 27th annual Minnesota Book Awards (Memoir & Creative Nonfiction) "Joining the long history of women of color fighting to claim literary space to tell our stories, Sherry Quan Lee shares her truth with fierce courage and strength in Love Imagined. . Quan Lee crafts a riveting tale of Minnesota life set within the backdrop of racial segregation, the Cold War, the sexual revolution while navigating it all through the lens of her multi-layered identities. A true demonstration of the power of an intersectional perspective." -Kandace Creel Falcon, Ph.D, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Minnesota State University, Moorhead "Love Imagined": this fascinating, delightful, important book. This imagining love, this longing for love. This poverty of No Love, this persistent racism, sexism, classism, ageism. The pain these evils cause the soul. This is an important document of a mixed-race contemporary woman, a memoir about her family lineages back to slavery, back to China, back to early Minneapolis, and about the struggle of finding herself in all of these." -Sharon Doubiago, author of "My Father’s Love" "When I read Sherry’s story "Love Imagined"], I recognized feelings and meanings that mirrored mine. I felt a sense of release, an exhale, and I knew I could be understood by her in a way that some of my family and friends are unable to grasp, through no fault of their own. It’s the Mixed experience. Sherry Lee’s voice, her story, will no doubt touch and heal many who read it." -Lola Osunkoya, MA Founder of Neither/Both LLC, Mixed-Race Community Building and Counseling Learn more at www. SherryQuanLee.com From Modern History Press www. ModernHistoryPress.com BIO002000 Biography & Autobiography: Cultural Heritage SOC028000 Social Science: Women’s Studies – General SOC001000 Social Science: Ethnic Studies – African American Studies"

Ingabire: The Journey

Ingabire: The Journey
$28.04

Format: Paperback; Subject: Biography & Autobiography

A Daughter's Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill's Youngest Child

A Daughter's Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill's Youngest Child
$28.00

In this charming and intimate memoir, Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter shares stories from her remarkable life—and tells of the unbreakable bond she forged with her father through some of the most tumultuous years in British history.   Now approaching her ninetieth birthday, Mary Soames is the only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Through a combination of personal reminiscences and never-before-published diary entries, she describes what it was like growing up as the scion of one of the lions of twentieth-century statecraft. Warm memories of a childhood spent roaming the grounds of the family’s country estate, tending to a small menagerie of pets, evoke the idyllic mood of England between the wars. As she matures into one of her father’s most trusted companions, we are given rare glimpses inside the glittering social milieu through which the Churchills moved—as well as the rough-and-tumble world of British politics. With fly-on-the-wall immediacy, Mary describes the momentous debate in Parliament where Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was driven from office, paving the way for Winston Churchill’s ascension and the grueling crucible of World War II.   During the war Mary served as a gunner in the women’s auxiliary, helping to shoot down the German V-1 rockets then bedeviling London. Styling herself as Private M. Churchill to avoid publicity, she led a unique double life that comes vividly alive again in the retelling. Splitting her time between luncheons at Chequers—where she spent time with the likes of Lord Mountbatten—and the turret of an anti-aircraft battery, she was never far from the center of the action. Hitler even reportedly hatched a plan, never consummated, to hire spies to seduce her in order to gain access to secret British war plans. She attended the Potsdam Conference as her father’s aide-de-camp, arranging a memorable dinner with Harry Truman and Josef Stalin (whom she acidly remembers as “small, dapper, and rather twinkly”). And when British voters overwhelmingly turned on Churchill in the 1945 election, it is left to Mary to recount the pain and devastation her father could never publicly express.   The mutual love and affection between Mary Soames and her parents pours forth from every page of this elegantly written memoir. A Daughter’s Tale is both a moving personal history and a source of untold insight into one of the enduring icons of British national life.

My Cross to Bear

My Cross to Bear
$27.99

For the first time, rock music icon Gregg Allman, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the full story of his life and career in My Cross to Bear. No subject is taboo, as one of the true giants of rock ’n’ roll opens up about his Georgia youth, his long struggle with substance abuse, his string of bad marriages (including his brief union with superstar Cher), the tragic death of  brother Duane Allman, and life on the road in one of rock’s most legendary bands.

A Natural Woman: A Memoir

A Natural Woman: A Memoir
$27.99

Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world’s most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A NATURAL WOMAN chronicles King’s extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist. Deeply personal, King’s long-awaited memoir offers readers a front-row seat to the woman behind the legend. The book will include dozens of photos from King’s childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances.

Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll

Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll
$27.99

The story of Heart is a story of heart and soul and rock ’n’ roll. Since finding their love of music and performing as teenagers in Seattle, Washington, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, have been part of the American rock music landscape. From 70s classics like “Magic Man” and “Barracuda” to chart- topping 80s ballads like “Alone,” and all the way up to 2012, when they will release their latest studio album, Fanatic, Heart has been thrilling their fans and producing hit after hit. In Kicking and Dreaming, the Wilsons recount their story as two sisters who have a shared over three decades on the stage, as songwriters, as musicians, and as the leaders of one of our most beloved rock bands. An intimate, honest, and a uniquely female take on the rock and roll life, readers of bestselling music memoirs like Life by Keith Richards and Steven Tyler’s Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? will love this quintessential music story finally told from a female perspective.

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Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature
$268.96

‘I am aware that, once my pen intervenes, I can make whatever I like out of what I was.’ Paul Valï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ï ½ry, Moi. Modernism is often characterized as a movement of impersonality; a rejection of auto/biography. But most of the major works of European modernism and postmodernism engage in very profound and central ways with questions about life-writing. Max Saunders explores the ways in which modern writers from the 1870s to the 1930sexperimented with forms of life-writing – biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, journal – increasingly for the purposes of fiction. He identifies a wave of new hybrid forms from the late nineteenth century and uses the term ‘autobiografiction’ – discovered in a surprisingly early essay of 1906 – to provide a freshperspective on turn-of-the-century literature, and to propose a radically new literary history of Modernism. Saunders offers a taxonomy of the extraordinary variety of experiments with life-writing, demonstrating how they arose in the nineteenth century as the pressures of secularization and psychological theory disturbed the categories of biography and autobiography, in works by authors such as Pater, Ruskin, Proust, ‘Mark Rutherford’, George Gissing, and A.C. Benson. He goes on to look at writers experimenting further with autobiografiction as Impressionism turns into Modernism, juxtaposing detailed and vivacious readings of key Modernist texts by Joyce, Stein, Pound, and Woolf, with explorations of the work of other authors – including H.G. Wells, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, and Wyndham Lewis – whose experiments with life-writing forms are no less striking. The book concludes with a consideration of the afterlife of these fascinating experiments in the postmodern literature of Nabokov, Lessing, and Byatt. Self Impression sheds light on a number of significant but under-theorized issues; the meanings of ‘autobiographical’, the generic implications of literary autobiography, and the intrigu

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)
$107.67

Ecriture. Memoires D’Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Ecriture. Memoires D'Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)
$105.46

Ecriture. Memoires D’Un Metier (Critiques, Analyses, Biographies Et Histoire Litteraire) (French Edition)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)
$57.10

Her: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series)

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)

Ulysses S. Grant : Memoirs and Selected Letters : Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant / Selected Letters, 1839-1865 (Library of America)
$40.00

Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family’s future. in doing so, the Civil War’s greatest general won himself a unique place in American letters. His character, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassion are evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volume offers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history. included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduring marriage.

Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir

Beauty, Disrupted: A Memoir
$37.92

Throughouther career, supermodel and actress Carré Otis hasbeen celebrated for her striking physical beauty—but in this brazenly honestmemoir she revisits the ugliest parts of her past to reveal the events thatultimately brought her to strive for, and champion, the kind of beauty that canonly be found within. In Beauty Disrupted Carrédetails the triumphs and challenges of her career in modeling, her rise to fameon the covers of Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and MarieClaire, her battle against eating disorders and drug addiction, and herinfamous marriage to Mickey Rourke. BeautyDisrupted is her inspiring and personal memoir, a story of difficultlessons learned and inner beauty rediscovered, by a woman famous the worldover—not only for her face but, now, for her fighter’s spirit.

George Santayana (Ppr)

George Santayana (Ppr)
$37.07

From the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, George Santayana was a highly esteemed and widely read writer of philosophy, poetry, essays, memoirs, and even a best-selling novel, The Last Puritan. After a period of relative neglect, interest in his work has revived. A complete edited edition of his works is in progress and he has become the object of renewed scholarly activity. Contributing significantly to the renewal was John McCormick’s 1987 biography, the first full-scale volume to treat an elusive figure’s life and thought in the detail they deserve. Santayana’s life was rich in its interior and outer associations. There was his birth and early childhood in Spain followed by a move to Boston, where he came under the influence of William James at Harvard. This led to his career at Harvard as a professor, where Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Conrad Aiken, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Walter Lippmann were among his devoted students. We see Santayana in correspondence and conversation with Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Ezra Pound, and Robert Lowell. Predominant in Santayana’s life was his philosophical work. Hostile to the dominant empiricism of Anglo-American philosophy, he left the academy and remained detached from both the political and ideological movements of early decades of the twentieth century. McCormick relates his skepticism and materialism to a form of idealism deriving from his classical education in Plato and Aristotle, together with his readings in Descartes and Spinoza. He presents Santayana as a supreme stylist in English, who lived a long life always consistent with his stoic epicureanism.

Who I Am: A Memoir

Who I Am: A Memoir
$32.50

From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who… is a Londoner and a Mod…. wanted The Who to be called The Hair…. loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling dope" Elvis…. wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer…. became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor…. smashed his first guitar onstage, in 1964, by accident…. heard the voice of God on a vibrating bed in rural Illinois…. invented the Marshall stack, feedback and the concept album…. once speared Abbie Hoffman in the neck with the head of his guitar…. inspired Jimi Hendrix’s pyrotechnical stagecraft…. is partially deaf in his left ear…. stole his windmill guitar playing from Keith Richards…. followed Keith Moon off a hotel balcony into a pool and nearly died…. did too much cocaine and nearly died…. drank too much and nearly died…. detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died…. helped rescue Eric Clapton from heroin…. is banned for life from Holiday Inns…. was embroiled in a tabloid scandal that has dogged him ever since…. has some explaining to do…. is the most literary and literate musician of the last 50 years…. planned to write his memoir when he was 21…. published this book at 67.

Waging Heavy Peace

Waging Heavy Peace
$30.00

A New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today bestseller.For the first time, legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Neil Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical creativity. He tells of his childhood in Ontario, where his father instilled in him a love for the written word; his first brush with mortality when he contracted polio at the age of five; struggling to pay rent during his early days with the Squires; traveling the Canadian prairies in Mort, his 1948 Buick hearse; performing in a remote town as a polar bear prowled beneath the floorboards; leaving Canada on a whim in 1966 to pursue his musical dreams in the pot-filled boulevards and communal canyons of Los Angeles; the brief but influential life of Buffalo Springfield, which formed almost immediately after his arrival in California. He recounts their rapid rise to fame and ultimate break-up; going solo and overcoming his fear of singing alone; forming Crazy Horse and writing “Cinnamon Girl,” “Cowgirl in the Sand,” and “Down by the River” in one day while sick with the flu; joining Crosby, Stills & Nash, recording the landmark CSNY album, Déjà vu, and writing the song, “Ohio;” life at his secluded ranch in the redwoods of Northern California and the pot-filled jam sessions there; falling in love with his wife, Pegi, and the birth of his three children; and finally, finding the contemplative paradise of Hawaii. Astoundingly candid, witty, and as uncompromising and true as his music, Waging Heavy Peace is Neil Young’s journey as only he can tell it.

Joseph Anton: A Memoir

Joseph Anton: A Memoir
$30.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY San Francisco Chronicle • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The Seattle Times • The Economist • Kansas City Star • BookPageOn February 14, 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being “against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran.”   So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection team. He was asked to choose an alias that the police could call him by. He thought of writers he loved and combinations of their names; then it came to him: Conrad and Chekhov—Joseph Anton.   How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for more than nine years? How does he go on working? How does he fall in and out of love? How does despair shape his thoughts and actions, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to fight back? In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the first time; the story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. He talks about the sometimes grim, sometimes comic realities of living with armed policemen, and of the close bonds he formed with his protectors; of his struggle for support and understanding from governments, intelligence chiefs, publishers, journalists, and fellow writers; and of how he regained his freedom.   It is a book of exceptional frankness and honesty, compelling, provocative, moving, and of vital importance. Because what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every day.Praise for Joseph Anton  “A harrowing, deeply felt and revealing document: an autobiographical mirror of the big, philosophical preoccupations that have animated Mr. Rushdie’s work throughout his career.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times   “A splendid book, the finest . . . memoir to cross my desk in many a year.”—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post   “Thoughtful and astute . . . an important book.”—USA Today   “Compelling, affecting . . . demonstrates Mr. Rushdie’s ability as a stylist and storytelle. . . . [He] reacted with great bravery and even heroism.”—The Wall Street Journal   “Gripping, moving and entertaining . . . nothing like it has ever been written.”—The Independent (UK)   “A thriller, an epic, a political essay, a love story, an ode to liberty.”—Le Point (France)   “Action-packed . . . in a literary class by itself . . . Like Isherwood, Rushdie’s eye is a camera lens —firmly placed in one perspective and never out of focus.”—Los Angeles Review of Books   “Unflinchingly honest . . . an engrossing, exciting, revealing and often shocking book.”—de Volkskrant (The Netherlands)   “One of the best memoirs you may ever read.”—DNA (India)   “Extraordinary . . . Joseph Anton beautifully modulates between . . . moments of accidental hilarity, and the higher purpose Rushdie saw in opposing—at all costs—any curtailment on a writer’s freedom.”—The Boston Globe

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader’s Edition (Mark Twain Papers)
$28.95

The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain’s works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the capstone of the life’s work of America’s favorite author.This Reader’s Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the general reader, without the editorial explanatory notes. It includes a brief introduction describing the evolution of Mark Twain’s ideas about writing his autobiography, as well as a chronology of his life, brief family biographies, and an excerpt from the forthcoming Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2―a controversial but characteristically humorous attack on Christian doctrine.

Love Imagined: A Mixed Race Memoir

Love Imagined: A Mixed Race Memoir
$28.15

Love Imagined" is an American woman’s unique struggle for identity. Finalist – 27th annual Minnesota Book Awards (Memoir & Creative Nonfiction) "Joining the long history of women of color fighting to claim literary space to tell our stories, Sherry Quan Lee shares her truth with fierce courage and strength in Love Imagined. . Quan Lee crafts a riveting tale of Minnesota life set within the backdrop of racial segregation, the Cold War, the sexual revolution while navigating it all through the lens of her multi-layered identities. A true demonstration of the power of an intersectional perspective." -Kandace Creel Falcon, Ph.D, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Minnesota State University, Moorhead "Love Imagined": this fascinating, delightful, important book. This imagining love, this longing for love. This poverty of No Love, this persistent racism, sexism, classism, ageism. The pain these evils cause the soul. This is an important document of a mixed-race contemporary woman, a memoir about her family lineages back to slavery, back to China, back to early Minneapolis, and about the struggle of finding herself in all of these." -Sharon Doubiago, author of "My Father’s Love" "When I read Sherry’s story "Love Imagined"], I recognized feelings and meanings that mirrored mine. I felt a sense of release, an exhale, and I knew I could be understood by her in a way that some of my family and friends are unable to grasp, through no fault of their own. It’s the Mixed experience. Sherry Lee’s voice, her story, will no doubt touch and heal many who read it." -Lola Osunkoya, MA Founder of Neither/Both LLC, Mixed-Race Community Building and Counseling Learn more at www. SherryQuanLee.com From Modern History Press www. ModernHistoryPress.com BIO002000 Biography & Autobiography: Cultural Heritage SOC028000 Social Science: Women’s Studies – General SOC001000 Social Science: Ethnic Studies – African American Studies"

Ingabire: The Journey

Ingabire: The Journey
$28.04

Format: Paperback; Subject: Biography & Autobiography

A Daughter's Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill's Youngest Child

A Daughter's Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill's Youngest Child
$28.00

In this charming and intimate memoir, Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter shares stories from her remarkable life—and tells of the unbreakable bond she forged with her father through some of the most tumultuous years in British history.   Now approaching her ninetieth birthday, Mary Soames is the only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Through a combination of personal reminiscences and never-before-published diary entries, she describes what it was like growing up as the scion of one of the lions of twentieth-century statecraft. Warm memories of a childhood spent roaming the grounds of the family’s country estate, tending to a small menagerie of pets, evoke the idyllic mood of England between the wars. As she matures into one of her father’s most trusted companions, we are given rare glimpses inside the glittering social milieu through which the Churchills moved—as well as the rough-and-tumble world of British politics. With fly-on-the-wall immediacy, Mary describes the momentous debate in Parliament where Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was driven from office, paving the way for Winston Churchill’s ascension and the grueling crucible of World War II.   During the war Mary served as a gunner in the women’s auxiliary, helping to shoot down the German V-1 rockets then bedeviling London. Styling herself as Private M. Churchill to avoid publicity, she led a unique double life that comes vividly alive again in the retelling. Splitting her time between luncheons at Chequers—where she spent time with the likes of Lord Mountbatten—and the turret of an anti-aircraft battery, she was never far from the center of the action. Hitler even reportedly hatched a plan, never consummated, to hire spies to seduce her in order to gain access to secret British war plans. She attended the Potsdam Conference as her father’s aide-de-camp, arranging a memorable dinner with Harry Truman and Josef Stalin (whom she acidly remembers as “small, dapper, and rather twinkly”). And when British voters overwhelmingly turned on Churchill in the 1945 election, it is left to Mary to recount the pain and devastation her father could never publicly express.   The mutual love and affection between Mary Soames and her parents pours forth from every page of this elegantly written memoir. A Daughter’s Tale is both a moving personal history and a source of untold insight into one of the enduring icons of British national life.

My Cross to Bear

My Cross to Bear
$27.99

For the first time, rock music icon Gregg Allman, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the full story of his life and career in My Cross to Bear. No subject is taboo, as one of the true giants of rock ’n’ roll opens up about his Georgia youth, his long struggle with substance abuse, his string of bad marriages (including his brief union with superstar Cher), the tragic death of  brother Duane Allman, and life on the road in one of rock’s most legendary bands.

A Natural Woman: A Memoir

A Natural Woman: A Memoir
$27.99

Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world’s most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A NATURAL WOMAN chronicles King’s extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist. Deeply personal, King’s long-awaited memoir offers readers a front-row seat to the woman behind the legend. The book will include dozens of photos from King’s childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances.

Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll

Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll
$27.99

The story of Heart is a story of heart and soul and rock ’n’ roll. Since finding their love of music and performing as teenagers in Seattle, Washington, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, have been part of the American rock music landscape. From 70s classics like “Magic Man” and “Barracuda” to chart- topping 80s ballads like “Alone,” and all the way up to 2012, when they will release their latest studio album, Fanatic, Heart has been thrilling their fans and producing hit after hit. In Kicking and Dreaming, the Wilsons recount their story as two sisters who have a shared over three decades on the stage, as songwriters, as musicians, and as the leaders of one of our most beloved rock bands. An intimate, honest, and a uniquely female take on the rock and roll life, readers of bestselling music memoirs like Life by Keith Richards and Steven Tyler’s Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? will love this quintessential music story finally told from a female perspective.


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