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Shantung Compound

by Langdon Gilkey

This vivid diary of life in a Japanese internment camp during World War II examines the moral challenges encountered in conditions of confinement and deprivation.


by Susan Sontag & David Rieff

"I intend to do have one way of evaluating experience—does it cause me pleasure or pain, and I shall be very cautious about rejecting the painful—I shall anticipate pleasure everywhere and...

As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh

by Susan Sontag & David Rieff

This, the second of three volumes of Susan Sontag's journals and notebooks, begins where the first volume left off, in the middle of the 1960s. It traces and documents Sontag's evolution from fledgling participant...

White House Diary

by Jimmy Carter

The edited, annotated diary of President Jimmy Carter--filled with insights into his presidency, his relationships with friends and foes, and his lasting impact on issues that still preoccupy America and the...

Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980--1988

by Michael Palin

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title

The second volume of Michael Palin's diaries covers the bulk of the 1980s, a decade in which the ties binding the Pythons loosened—they made their last film Monty...

Diaries Real and Fictional in Twentieth-Century French Writing

by Sam Ferguson

This volume is the first study of the diary in French writing across the twentieth century, as a genre which includes both fictional and non-fictional works. From the 1880s it became apparent to writers in France...

1944 Diary

by Hans Keilson & Damion Searls

[1944 Diary] is a deeply personal account, made even more remarkable that it was written during World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust . . . A moving and fascinating read." —Library Journal

In 2010,...

Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 7: 1934–1935, The

by T.S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot's career as a successful stage dramatist gathers pace throughout the fascinating letters of this volume. Even while absorbed in time-consuming theatre work, Eliot was untiring in promoting the writers...

The Gender Agenda

by Ros Ball, James Millar & Marianne Grabrucker

From language and clothes, to toys and the media, society inflicts unwritten rules on each gender from birth. Aiming to make people aware of the way gender is constructed and constantly reinforced, this diary...

A Life Discarded

by Alexander Masters

Alexander Masters, the bestselling author of Stuart: A Life Backwards, asks you to join him in celebrating an unknown and important life left on the scrap heap

In 2001, 148 tattered and mold-covered notebooks...

The Captain is Out to Lunch

by Charles Bukowski

A book length collaboration between two underground legends, Charles Bukowski and Robert Crumb. Bukowski's last journals candidly and humorously reveal the events in the writer's life as death draws inexorably...

Far, Far From Home: The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson, Third South Carolina Volunteers

by Dick and Tally Simpson, Guy R. Everson & Edward W. Simpson Jr.

In April 1861, Dick and Tally Simpson, sons of South Carolina Congressman Richard F. Simpson, enlisted in Company A of the Third South Carolina Volunteers of the Confederate army. Their letters home--published...

Womens Work: An Anthology of African-American Womens Historical Writings from Antebellum America to the Harlem Renaissance

by Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp & Kathryn Lofton

Whether in schoolrooms or kitchens, state houses or church pulpits, women have always been historians. Although few participated in the academic study of history until the mid-twentieth century, women labored...