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Rebuilding Haiti, Redrafting a Life
Friedrich Wilhelm von Egloffstein in the West
The Woman Behind the Legend
A Memoir of Hunger
When the restrictive eating that had left Lisa Knopp sick and thin when she was 15 and 25 returned when she was deeply settled into the routines and responsibilities, the fulfillments and sorrows of midlife, Knopp, a mother, professor, and award-winning author, embarked on a quest to understand her malady, why it returned when it did, and how to heal herself. In Bread, which is both an illness and a food memoir, Knopp explores the genetic, biological, familial, psychological, spiritual, and cultural forces that cause eating disorders and disordered eating. The memoir moves between her personal story and examining the most relevant research on disordered eating. That this book deals in detail with disordered eating at later stages in a woman’s life sets it apart from many others, as does Knopp’s suggestion that a form of ageism may play a role in its manifestation. The book includes a reader’s group guide.
My Daughter's Struggle with Brain Injury
“It all began with the bite of a mosquito. Yes, with a bite of this pesky, but seemingly so innocuous little insect that had been sucking her blood. Not just one, but hundreds had punctured her arms and legs with red marks which later swelled to small welts. Who would ever have thought that our family's life would become derailed, that its tightly woven fabric would eventually fray and break—all from the bite of a mosquito?”
Perspectives on the African American Militia and Volunteers, 1865-1917
Articles from the DAILY WORKER and NEW MASSES
A writer perhaps best known for the revolutionary works Black Boy and Native Son, Richard Wright also worked as a journalist during one of the most explosive periods of the 20th century. From 1937 to 1938, Wright turned out more than two hundred articles for the Daily Worker--the newspaper that served as the voice of the American Communist Party. Byline, Richard Wright, edited by Earle V. Bryant, assembles more than one hundred of those articles plus two of Wright’s essays from New Masses, revealing to readers the early work of an American icon.
The Life of Thomas F. Eagleton