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A Missouri railroad pioneer: the life of Louis Houck
Par Joel P Rhodes. 2017
La PDG qui ne pensait jamais le devenir (Biographie)
Par Brigitte Jalbert. 2022
Après un DEC et deux certificats dont elle ne sait trop que faire, Brigitte se joint à l'entreprise familiale "en…attendant". Ce qu'elle y découvre, c'est une équipe tissée serrée, une culture d'entreprise à échelle humaine et un milieu où chacun a l'opportunité de se réaliser. Elle décide de rester, et elle fera ses preuves grâce à sa vision, son écoute et sa capacité à bien s'entourer, tout en surmontant ses doutes et son syndrome de l'imposteur
The Diary of Dukesang Wong: A Voice from Gold Mountain
Par Dukesang Wong, Wanda Joy Hoe, David McIlwraith. 2020
Here is the only known first-person account from a Chinese worker on the famously treacherous parts of transcontinental railways that…spanned the North American continent in the nineteenth century. The story of those Chinese workers has been told before, but never in a voice from among their number, never in a voice that lived through the experience. Here is that missing voice, a voice that changes our understanding of the history it tells and that so many believed was lost forever. Dukesang Wong’s written account of life working on the Canadian Pacific Railway, a Gold Mountain life, tells of the punishing work, the comradery, the sickness and starvation, the encounters with Indigenous Peoples, and the dark and shameful history of racism and exploitation that prevailed up and down the North American continent. The Diary of Dukesang Wong includes all the selected entries translated in the mid-1960s by his granddaughter, Wanda Joy Hoe, for an undergraduate sociology paper. Background history and explanations for the diary’s unexplained references are provided by David McIlwraith, the book’s editor, who also considers why the diarist’s voice and other Chinese voices have been silenced for so long.
Three Funerals for My Father: Love, Loss and Escape from Vietnam
Par Jolie Phuong Hoang. 2021
What would you risk to save your children? Jolie Phuong Hoang grew up as one of ten children, part of…a loving, prosperous Vietnamese family. All that changed after the communists took over in 1975. Identified as a potential “bad element,” the family lived in constant fear of being sent to the dreaded new economic zone. Desperate to ensure the family’s safety and to provide a future for his children, Jolie’s father arranged three separate escapes. The first was a failure that cost most of their fortune, but the second was successful—six of his children reached Indonesia and ultimately settled in Canada. He and his youngest daughter drowned during the disastrous third attempt. Told from the author’s perspective and that of her father’s ghost, Three Funerals for My Father is a poignant story of love, grief and resilience that spans three countries and fifty years. In an era when anti-Asian racism is on the rise and the issue of human migration is front-page news, Three Funerals for My Father provides a vivid and timely first-hand account of what it is like to risk everything for a chance at freedom. It is at once an intimate story of one family, a testament to the collective experience of the “boat people” who escaped communist Vietnam, and a plea on behalf of the millions of refugees currently seeking asylum across the globe.
Les bas du pensionnat: une histoire vraie / [1
Par Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton. 2011
"Margaret Pokiak est une jeune Inuit de 8 ans. Son désir le plus cher est d'aller à l'école pour apprendre…à lire, même s'il lui faut quitter son village arctique. Sa famille tente de la décourager, mais rien ne peut la faire changer d'avis et c'est à contrecoeur que son père consent enfin à la laisser partir. Une fois à l'école, Margaret est confrontée à une religieuse cruelle dont le nez ressemble à un bec d'aigle. Dès les premiers jours, celle-ci s'en prend à la jeune fille qu'elle juge têtue et rebelle. Avec l'intention de l'humilier, elle lui confie les tâches les plus ardues et la force même à porter des bas rouges, qui lui font paraître les jambes énormes, alors que toutes les autres pensionnaires portent des bas gris. Margaret travaille dur tout en rêvant au jour où elle pourra enfin quitter le pensionnat pour ne plus jamais y remettre les pieds..." -- 4e de couv
Clair-obscur: biographie de Paul Tex Lecor
Par Robert Bernier. 2021
Paul Lecorre, le petit gars de Saint-Michel-de-Wentworth, né le 10 juin 1933 d'un père breton et d'une mère québécoise, devient…dans les années 1960 une vedette incontournable de la chanson québécoise
Strong women, strong communities: inspiring kids stories about Canadian women
Par Tyannah Brown, Rachelle Gooden, Tara Kapoor, Anne Moraa, Chidinma Blessing Okafor, Amanda Ottley, Noah Glassford, Urja Patel, Sara Taghavi Motlagh. 2023
This collection of children's stories is inspired by real-life Canadian women who have made a difference in their communities during…the COVID-19 pandemic. These stories are set in various locations across Canada, including British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Yukon, and Newfoundland, and they showcase the resilience, creativity, and determination of these women. In one story, a young woman uses her platform to bring Black creatives together and give them a space to collaborate and express themselves openly. In another story, a Nigerian woman shares her experiences of building a life halfway around the world in a place she never expected. Another story follows a Black Jamaican Canadian woman who uses her skills to share the arts, history, and culture of African descent with her community. And in yet another story, we see the bond of sisterhood as two Black women come together to protect their community from the deadly impacts of the virus. These stories are not only entertaining and engaging, but they are also important because they give children the opportunity to see themselves and their own experiences reflected in the pages of a book. By showcasing the real-life stories of Canadian women, this collection helps to broaden children's perspectives and inspire them to think about the world in a more inclusive way. It also helps to highlight the diversity and strength of our communities, and it encourages children to consider their own potential as leaders and agents of change.
Une force tranquille: mémoires politiques
Par Monique Gagnon-Tremblay. 2022
Dans ses mémoires politiques, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay révèle le parcours original d'une femme de tête qui, grâce à un travail acharné,…se fait élire à l'Assemblée nationale du Québec, où elle va siéger durant 27 ans. Notaire de profession, elle aura une vie politique bien remplie à la direction de plusieurs ministères et dans un univers à forte prédominance masculine. Enracinée dans son milieu, l'auteure témoigne également du rôle fondamental d'élue auprès de son électorat, apportant ainsi un éclairage unique sur l'histoire de la région de Sherbrooke
Anatomie de ma honte
Par Tessa McWatt. 2021
"Shame on me est un récit hybride qui aborde de front l'identité féminine, les corps forgés par la violence de…l'esclavage et par la honte coloniale. Explorant chaque partie de son corps, le nez, les lèvres, les yeux, les cheveux, les os, les fesses, la peau, le sang, d'un chapitre à l'autre, Tessa McWatt, écrit les convulsions de l'histoire contemporaine condensées dans le corps de la femme métissée qui porte les stigmates et blessures de la rencontre coloniale. Les personnages dans Shame on me incarnent la Guyane et ses multiples couches de mémoire : colonisation, anéantissement des peuples autochtones, les Arawak, esclavage et créolité. Récit poignant qui pose un regard aussi novateur que percutant sur le corps, Shame on me reflète les nouveaux narratifs émergeants de l'écriture des femmes racisées."
I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise: A Life of Bunny Mellon
Par Mac Griswold. 2021
"I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise is like an exquisite string of pearls: the perfect balance of elegance, style, design,…and beauty. This book is inspiring, spirited, and totally absorbing." —Diane von FurstenbergThe story of Bunny Mellon, the great landscape and interior designer, becomes a revelatory exploration of extreme wealth in the American century. Bunny Mellon, whose life was marked by astonishing good fortune as well as tragedy and scandal, remains a singular figure in the annals of American design. She had her finger on the pulse of American culture and possessed a rare, once-in-a-generation sense of style and grace. Her most celebrated work—the White House Rose Garden, designed during the presidency of John F. Kennedy—demonstrated how formal restraint and the sparing use of color could be deployed to maximal effect. Later, her understated landscape design for the Kennedy gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery changed the face of American public memorials.A famously private person, many of Mellon’s greatest achievements remained concealed from public view. Her rarely seen gardens and domestic interiors at eight different properties on three continents became legends and models. At Oak Spring Farm in Virginia, the bibliographic riches of her Garden Library were twinned with the expansive flowering gardens lying below the Edward Larrabee Barnes-designed building. At her home on Nantucket, she pruned back the landscape to reveal the elemental forms of nature. Mellon also ranked as one of the great art collectors of her era, encouraging her husband Paul to use his family’s vast wealth to acquire hundreds of nineteenth century French paintings, many of which were donated to the National Gallery of Art. Her own tastes ranged from Mark Rothko to Richard Diebenkorn—in quantity.In I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise, Mac Griswold—who knew Mellon personally—delves into her subject’s closely-guarded personal archives to construct an unrivaled portrait of a woman as complex and multifaceted as the gardens and homes on which she left her mark. This book explores the tension between Mellon’s idea of herself as a “poor little rich girl” and her own enterprising spirit. Mellon tested the anodyne 1950s model of woman as-wife-as-mother by getting a divorce, admitting candidly to her first husband that she wanted a richer one. She imperiously traded old friends for new, and ultimately used her reputation, her connections, and above all her money to help fund John Edwards’s short-lived presidential campaign. She led an American version of a royal court that, over the years, included Jackie Kennedy, Hubert de Givenchy, and I.M. Pei.How Mellon’s character, style, and taste developed together to produce her greatest accomplishments—private and public—is the real subject of this biography.
His Name Is George Floyd: One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice
Par Robert Samuels, Toluse Olorunnipa. 2022
A landmark biography by two prizewinning Washington Post reporters that reveals how systemic racism shaped George Floyd's life and legacy—from…his family&’s roots in the tobacco fields of North Carolina, to ongoing inequality in housing, education, health care, criminal justice, and policing—telling the story of how one man&’s tragic experience brought about a global movement for change.&“Since we know George Floyd&’s death with tragic clarity, we must know Floyd&’s America—and life—with tragic clarity. Essential for our times.&” —Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist &“A much-needed portrait of the life, times, and martyrdom of George Floyd, a chronicle of the racial awakening sparked by his brutal and untimely death, and an essential work of history I hope everyone will read.&” —Henry Louis Gates, Jr., author of The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our SongThe events of that day are now tragically familiar: on May 25, 2020, George Floyd became the latest Black person to die at the hands of the police, murdered outside of a Minneapolis convenience store by white officer Derek Chauvin. The video recording of his death set off a series of protests in the United States and around the world, awakening millions to the dire need for reimagining this country&’s broken systems of policing. But behind a face that would be graffitied onto countless murals, and a name that has become synonymous with civil rights, there is the reality of one man&’s stolen life: a life beset by suffocating systemic pressures that ultimately proved inescapable. This biography of George Floyd shows the athletic young boy raised in the projects of Houston&’s Third Ward who would become a father, a partner, a friend, and a man constantly in search of a better life. In retracing Floyd&’s story, Washington Post reporters Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa bring to light the determination Floyd carried as he faced the relentless struggle to survive as a Black man in America. Placing his narrative within the larger context of America&’s deeply troubled history of institutional racism, His Name Is George Floyd examines the Floyd family&’s roots in slavery and sharecropping, the segregation of his Houston schools, the overpolicing of his communities, the devastating snares of the prison system, and his attempts to break free from drug dependence—putting today's inequality into uniquely human terms. Drawing upon hundreds of interviews and extensive original reporting, Samuels and Olorunnipa offer a poignant and moving exploration of George Floyd&’s America, revealing how a man who simply wanted to breathe ended up touching the world.
Queer Behavior: Scott Burton and Performance Art
Par David J. Getsy. 2022
The first book to chart Scott Burton’s performance art and sculpture of the 1970s. Scott Burton (1939–89) created performance art…and sculpture that drew on queer experience and the sexual cultures that flourished in New York City in the 1970s. David J. Getsy argues that Burton looked to body language and queer behavior in public space—most importantly, street cruising—as foundations for rethinking the audiences and possibilities of art. This first book on the artist examines Burton’s underacknowledged contributions to performance art and how he made queer life central in them. Extending his performances about cruising, sexual signaling, and power dynamics throughout the decade, Burton also came to create functional sculptures that covertly signaled queerness by hiding in plain sight as furniture waiting to be used. With research drawing from multiple archives and numerous interviews, Getsy charts Burton’s deep engagements with postminimalism, performance, feminism, behavioral psychology, design history, and queer culture. A restless and expansive artist, Burton transformed his commitment to gay liberation into a unique practice of performance, sculpture, and public art that aspired to be antielitist, embracing of differences, and open to all. Filled with stories of Burton’s life in New York’s art communities, Queer Behavior makes a case for Burton as one of the most significant out queer artists to emerge in the wake of the Stonewall uprising and offers rich accounts of queer art and performance art in the 1970s.
Par Carrie A. Lyford. 2023
In the first half of the twentieth century, the Ojibwa (Chippewa) people of the western Great Lakes region still retained…many of their traditional tribal ways of life, ways of life which included a wealth of ingenious and clever crafts based upon their understanding and use of natural local materials. With few tools but a long history, skilled artisans created the everyday articles needed for shelter, food preparation, clothing, and ceremonials; they also found time to make decorative items for exchange at trading posts or for sale to tourists who passed through their lands.-Print ed.
Soapy Smith: King of the Frontier Con Men
Par Frank C. Robertson, Beth Kay Harris. 2023
Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith was the slickest article that ever hit the West. He set up his tripod and suitcase…on a Denver street corner in the 1880s and started his spiel. The "suckers" flocked around and got thoroughly taken. Everyone listened to Soapy and he began laying down his own brand of law, soon commanding a band of criminal characters whom he protected through his influence with politicians and policewomen on his payroll. He became America's first racketeer, eventually leading the Skagway underworld until a bullet ended his career.
Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World
Par Carl J. Richard. 2003
In Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World, Carl J. Richard brings to life a group of men whose…contributions fundamentally altered western society. In this compelling narrative, readers encounter a rich cast of characters, including eloquent Homer, shrewd Pericles, fiery Alexander, idealistic Plato, ambitious Caesar, dedicated Paul, and passionate Augustine. As he vibrantly describes the contributions of the individuals, Richard details the historical context in which each lived, showing how these men influenced their world and ours.
The Spingarn Brothers: White Privilege, Jewish Heritage, and the Struggle for Racial Equality
Par Katherine Reynolds Chaddock. 2023
An absorbing account of how two Jewish brothers devoted themselves to the struggle for racial equality in the United States.In…the late nineteenth century, Joel and Arthur Spingarn grew up in New York City as brothers with very different personalities, interests, and professional goals. Joel was impetuous and high-spirited; Arthur was reasoned and studious. Yet together they would become essential leaders in the struggle for racial justice and equality, serving as presidents of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, exposing inequities, overseeing key court cases, and lobbying presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to John F. Kennedy. In The Spingarn Brothers, Katherine Reynolds Chaddock sheds new light on the story of these fascinating brothers and explores how their Jewish heritage and experience as second-generation immigrants led to their fight for racial equality. Upon graduating from Columbia University, Arthur joined a top Manhattan law practice, while Joel became a professor of comparative literature. The two soon witnessed growing racial injustices in the city and joined the NAACP in 1909, its founding year. Arthur began to aim his legal practice toward issues of discrimination, while Joel founded the NAACP's New York City branch. Drawing from personal letters, journals, and archives, Chaddock uncovers some of the motivations and influences that guided the Spingarns. Both brothers served in World War I, married, and pursued numerous interests that ranged from running for Congress to collecting rare books and manuscripts by Black authors around the world. In this dual biography, Chaddock illustrates how the Spingarn brothers' unique personalities, Jewish heritage, and family history shaped their personal and professional lives into an ongoing fight for racial justice.
Mi llamado a China: La historia de un profesor
Par Kenneth Bostian. 2023
Una historia real sobre el primer año de un profesor de inglés extranjero en China. Aprende todo sobre las personas…y las historias sobre ellas con fotos reales de esa época. Aprende sobre los lugares, las cosas y las experiencias contadas a través de los ojos del profesor. Una autobiografía informativa de un año en una pequeña universidad china.
Par Enrique Laso, Valeria Lagos Terrizzano - Gordon Downie. 2015
Enrique, a curious teenager, meets José, an old taxidermist who is retired from all activity and lives in near isolation.…Between the two of them a solid friendship grows. The taxidermist teaches the youth the art of preserving animals, but also other, no lesser aspects of life. Soon, this friendly relationship will find an obstacle. Enrique is on the verge of revealing a dark secret José has zealously kept for years.... A short, intense novella that leaves an aftertaste that is hard to forget. The atmosphere steadily grips the reader and the two characters will seduce both young adults and adults alike. The passion for a certain art, the devotion for the master and the complex secrets of the mind, cleverly mixed in a story that has already ensnared thousands of readers around the world. Mystery, art, love, personal development and deep reflections...
O homem mais feliz do mundo: A vida inspiradora de um sobrevivente de Auschwitz
Par Eddie Jaku. 2020
A história inspiradora de um sobrevivente de Auschwitz. Uma história de gratidão, esperança e amizade no mais devastador dos cenários.…Um livro devastador e comovente que já conquistou milhares de leitores em todo o mundo. «A felicidade é a única coisa no mundo que se multiplica quando é partilhada.» Eddie Jaku nasceu na Alemanha em 1920 no seio de uma família judaica. Sempre se orgulhara da sua nacionalidade alemã, considerando-a o elemento mais importante da sua identidade: antes de ser judeu, era alemão. No entanto, tudo isso mudaria drasticamente em Novembro de 1938, quando foi detido, espancado e levado para um campo de concentração por soldados nazis. Ao longo dos sete anos seguintes, Eddie enfrentou diariamente os maiores e mais desumanos horrores que alguém pode conceber, primeiro em Buchenwald, depoisem Auschwitz e, por fim, numa marcha de morte Nazi. Perdeu familiares, amigos, o seu país. Por ter sobrevivido, Eddie fez uma promessa: sorrir todos os dias. 75 anos depois, decidiu contar a sua história em homenagem a todos os que pereceram, partilhando o que apendeu e vivendo em pleno a vida que lhe foi concedida. Hoje, acredita que é «o homem mais feliz do mundo». Por ocasião do seu 100. º aniversário, Eddie Jaku oferece-nos um testemunho poderoso, desolador e, ao mesmo tempo, derradeiramente optimista de como a felicidade pode ser encontrada até no momento mais sombrio da Humanidade. Os elogios da crítica: "Que ser-humano tão belo e maravilhoso." Magda Szubanski "Depois de ler este livro, sinto que fiz um amigo. Uma história bela contada por um homem verdadeiramente surpreendente." Daily Telegraph "Eddie olhou o mal olhos nos olhos e permaneceu alegre e gentil… A sua filosofia é uma afirmação de vida." Daily Express "Este relato tão simples e comovente de uma vida notável dá-nos a todos muito que pensar e reflectir… Leitura obrigatória." Canberra Weekly "Para que não esqueçamos o poder do amor, da bondade e da esperança… Uma história eximiamente contada, uma afirmação de vida.» Sydney Morning Herald "Eddie Jaku reconhece que sofreu, mas recusa-se a ser definido por isso. Em vez disso, optou por seguir uma forma radical de Humanidade, uma resistência feroz e tenaz." Australian Book Review "O testemunho de Eddie Jaku poderá ser lido como uma celebração privada de um mal que foi, finalmente, vencido." Country Style "Uma alma magnífica." Lisa Wilkinson "Um testemunho que exalta o poder da esperança, do amor e do apoio mútuo." The Times "Eddie Jaku é um diamante humano. O seu testemunho de sobrevivência, esperança e generosidade é exactamente aquilo de que o mundo precisa neste momento." Zoë Foster Blake
Building Muscle: Life is Your Trainer
Par Nathan W. Evans Jr.. 2019
BUILDING MUSCLE is a testimony to building character by using life as your trainer. Nathan shows no shame in being…vulnerable. Drawing from his grandfather’s death to his struggles with post-traumatic sports syndrome and his battle with severe anxiety and depression. Nathan opens up to share every lesson he’s learned and how he’s conquered. BUILDING MUSCLE isn’t just a phrase but a call to action to use your hardships as a trainer to become the strongest version of yourself.