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Autobiographical Jews

Essays in Jewish Self-Fashioning

Michael Stanislawski

Examines the nature of autobiographical writing by Jews from antiquity to the present, and the ways in which such writings can legitimately be used as sources for Jewish history. Drawing on current literary theory, which questions the very nature of autobiographical writing and its relationship to what we normally designate as truth, Michael Stanislawski analyzes a small number of autobiographies written by Jews.

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B Street

The Notorious Playground of Coulee Dam

Lawney L. Reyes

A memoir in the form of stories about the notorious street of shops, restaurants, bars, and brothels where the workmen who built the Grand Coulee Dam spent their recreational hours and their wages. As a young boy Lawney Reyes wandered B Street with his little sister while their Indian mother and Filipino father eked out a living running a Chinese restaurant. The stories are set within the wider context of the history and culture of Native Americans whose villages were flooded and whose way of life was irrevocably altered by the dam.

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Bartering with the Bones of Their Dead

The Colville Confederated Tribes and Termination

Laurie Arnold

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Beaten Down

A History of Interpersonal Violence in the West

by David Peterson del Mar

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Becoming Tsimshian

The Social Life of Names

by Christopher F. Roth

The Tsimshian people of coastal British Columbia use a system of hereditary name-titles in which names are treated as objects of inheritable wealth. Human agency and social status reside in names rather than in the individuals who hold these names, and the politics of succession associated with names and name-taking rituals have been, and continue to be, at the center of Tsimshian life.

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Before Seattle Rocked

A City and Its Music

Kurt E. Armbruster

In this tribute to musicians, Kurt Armbruster tells the musical history of Seattle from the impact of the radio on the psychology of making music in boom and bust times to the influence of the Musicians Union.

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Behind the Curve

Science and the Politics of Global Warming

by Joshua P. Howe

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Being Cowlitz

How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity

by Christine Dupres

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A Best-Selling Hebrew Book of the Modern Era

The Book of the Covenant of Pinhas Hurwitz and Its Remarkable Legacy

by David B. Ruderman

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