Shortly before his death, S. P. Rosenbaum began work on the history of the Bloomsbury Group's 'Memoir Club'. With original archival material and valuable insights on leading Bloomsbury figures such as Woolf, Keynes and Forster, this illuminating book offers a new perspective on our understanding of twentieth-century autobiography and life writing.
E. M. Forster's 'very professional' second performance, if the archival date given the memoir is accurate, introduces a subject that will later preoccupy the Club's memoirs – namely Bloomsbury.17 The short untitled memoir, ...
Author: S. Rosenbaum
Category: Literary Criticism
In 1901, Philadelphia's celebrity female journalist stepped off a train in Blackfoot, Montana, and into a world of living legends. The miners and frontiersmen, Indians and trappers that Caroline Lockhart met there inspired this beautiful, single, strong-willed woman to live a life she had only dreamed about in what remained of the Wild West.
23 My feet sunk deep: cl, untitled memoir, clc 1:10, folder 4. Subsequent quotes from Lockhart in this section are from the same source. 23 formation of a proper character: Catalogue of the Officers, 12 (italics in original).
Author: John Clayton
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This book offers a compelling account of how America's combat soldiers experienced Europe during World War II. It paints a vivid picture of the GIs' struggles with its natural surroundings, their confrontations with its soldiers, their encounters with its civilians, and their reactions to uncovering the holocaust. The book shows how these harrowing experiences convinced the American soldiers that Europe's collapse was not just the result of the war, but also of the Old World's deep-seated political cynicism, economic stagnation, and cultural decadence.
Dillon, William T. Memoir: “Pearl Harbor to Normandy and Beyond.” Morphis, Bert H. Questionnaire. Opal, Edward A. Questionnaire and notebook. Reams, Quinton F. Diary. Rivard, Richard P. Untitled memoir. Ryan, Charles J. Questionnaire.
Author: Peter Schrijvers
World War II is enshrined in our collective memory as the good war - a victory of good over evil. However, the bombing war has always troubled this narrative as total war transformed civilians into legitimate targets and raised unsettling questions such as whether it was possible for Allies and Axis alike to be victims of aggression. In Bombing the City, an unprecedented comparative history of how ordinary Britons and Japanese experienced bombing, Aaron William Moore offers a major new contribution to these debates. Utilising hundreds of diaries, letters, and memoirs, he recovers the voices of ordinary people on both sides - from builders, doctors and factory-workers to housewives, students and policemen - and reveals the shared experiences shaped by gender, class, race, and age. He reveals how it was that the British and Japanese public continued to support bombing elsewhere even as they experienced firsthand its terrible impact at home.
Untitled memoir, in MW. Barnet, E. (Mrs.). Untitled memoir (CHC PA 1456/8). Beale, Joseph. 'Memories of the First Coventry Blitz' (CHC PA 1456/8). Belsey, John and Elizabeth. Correspondence, in Harris, Blitz Diary. Bennett (Mr.).
Author: Aaron William Moore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Recounts the harrowing experiences of American soldiers in Asia and the Pacific. Based on countless diaries and letters, it sweeps across the battlefields, from the early desperate stand at Guadalcanal to the tragic sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis at war's very end.
Untitled memoir. MS-1881/Box 24, Folder 4. Spencer, Richard E. 77th Infantry Division. “Memories of My Army Experiences, 1941 to 1945.” MS-1892/Box 11, Folder 6. Army Air Forces Ash, Omar L. Letters to his family. MS-1314/Box 1, ...
Author: Peter Schrijvers
Publisher: NYU Press
Following their rampage through Southeast Asia and the Pacific in the five months after Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces moved into the Solomon Islands, intending to cut off the critical American supply line to Australia. But when they began to construct an airfield on Guadalcanal in July 1942, the Americans captured the almost completed airfield for their own strategic use. The Japanese Army countered by sending to Guadalcanal a reinforced battalion under the command of Col. Kiyonao Ichiki. The attack that followed would prove to be the first of four attempts by the Japanese over six months to retake the airfield, resulting in some of the most vicious fighting of the Pacific War. During the initial battle on the night of August 20–21, 1942, Marines wiped out Ichiki’s men, who—imbued with “victory fever”—had expected a quick and easy victory. William H. Bartsch draws on correspondence, interviews, diaries, memoirs, and official war records, including those translated from Japanese sources, to offer an intensely human narrative of the failed attempt to recapture Guadalcanal’s vital airfield.
Orders for the Ikki [sic] Detachment, Order No. 4. Truk, 15 August 1942. Item W35. UNPUBLISHED PERSONAL DOCUMENTS (IN THE AUTHOR'S PRIVATE COLLECTION UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.) Asahi, Tomoteru. Untitled memoir (in Japanese), no date.
Author: William H. Bartsch
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Broken Lives is a gripping account of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of ordinary Germans who came of age under Hitler and whose lives were scarred and sometimes destroyed by what they saw and did.Drawing on six dozen memoirs by the generation of Germans born in the 1920s, Konrad Jarausch chronicles the unforgettable stories of people who lived through the Third Reich, World War II, the Holocaust, and Cold War partition, but also participated in Germany's astonishing postwar recovery, reunification, and rehabilitation. Written decades after the events, these testimonies, many of them unpublished, look back on the mistakes of young people caught up in the Nazi movement. In many, early enthusiasm turns to deep disillusionment as the price of complicity with a brutal dictatorship--fighting at the front, aerial bombing at home, murder in the concentration camps-becomes clear.Bringing together the voices of men and women, perpetrators and victims, Broken Lives reveals the intimate human details of historical events and offers new insights about persistent questions. Why did so many Germans support Hitler through years of wartime sacrifice and Nazi inhumanity? How did they finally distance themselves from this racist dictatorship and come to embrace human rights? Jarausch argues that this generation's focus on its own suffering, often maligned by historians, ultimately led to a more critical understanding of national identity-one that helped transform Germany from a military aggressor into a pillar of European democracy.
Mandelstam, “Memoirs,” 7; Gay, My German Question, 133ff; Irene Alenfeld, Warum seid Ihr nicht ausgewandert? Überleben in Berlin 1933 bis 1945 (Berlin, 2008), 118ff; Hecht, Als unsichtbare Mauern wuchsen, 131; Keil “Untitled Memoir,” ...
Author: Konrad H. Jarausch
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In this study, the author traces the reasons for the British Army's tactical weakness in Normany to flaws in its training in Britain. The armour suffered from failures of experience. Disagreements between General Montgomery and the War Office exacerbated matters.
14 Various memoir pieces by individuals who served in the Gloucestershire Regiment during the Second World War IMPERIAL WAR ... Sir James A.H. Gammell 90/26/1 Colonel H.S. Gillies, unpublished and untitled memoir 92/1/1 R. Gladman, ...
Author: Dr Timothy Harrison Place
Born in 1901, Louise Thompson Patterson was a leading and transformative figure in radical African American politics. Throughout most of the twentieth century she embodied a dedicated resistance to racial, economic, and gender exploitation. In this, the first biography of Patterson, Keith Gilyard tells her compelling story, from her childhood on the West Coast, where she suffered isolation and persecution, to her participation in the Harlem Renaissance and beyond. In the 1930s and 1940s she became central, along with Paul Robeson, to the labor movement, and later, in the 1950s, she steered proto-black-feminist activities. Patterson was also crucial to the efforts in the 1970s to free political prisoners, most notably Angela Davis. In the 1980s and 1990s she continued to work as a progressive activist and public intellectual. To read her story is to witness the courage, sacrifice, vision, and discipline of someone who spent decades working to achieve justice and liberation for all.
L. Patterson, untitled memoir segment, 6, box 20, folder 5, Louise Thompson Patterson Papers. 44. L. Patterson, untitled memoir segment, 6. 45. L. Patterson, untitled memoir segment, 8. 46. L. Patterson, “The Paris Conference and the ...
Author: Keith Gilyard
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
1:19 , Lian Papers , MHI ; Peter A. Volpe , untitled memoirs , p . ... Research Report on Operation COBRA , " May 1949 , Appendix 3,6th ADP ; Will C. Vorpagel , untitled memoir , p.4,70th IDP ; Bert S. Damsky , untitled memoir , p .
Category: Military history