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Life with mother
By Clarence Day. 1937
Twelve years: an American boyhood in East Germany
By Joel Agee. 1981
The son of the late James Agee offers an account of his life with his mother; Alma, his stepfather, a…German communist novelist; and his brother, in the new East Germany at the end of World War II. Joel recalls his feelings as an outsider, his few friendships, and his failure as student, son, and privileged member of a Marxist society. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1981.
By Nicholas Gage. 1983
When he was a young boy, the author's mother was tortured and murdered by communist guerillas in Greece in 1948.…Gage, now a reporter with the "New York Times", searched for the man responsible for his mother's death. 1983.
The Kennedys: an American drama
By Peter Collier, David Horowitz. 1984
By Bill Cosby, Alvin F Poussaint. 1986
The stones cry out: a Cambodian childhood, 1975-1980
By Molyda Szymusiak. 1986
Now living in Paris, the author recounts the agony of her Cambodian childhood under the Khmer Rouge, including the deaths…of her parents, siblings and other relatives. 1986. Uniform title: Pierres crieront.
By Gladys Bagg Taber. 1951
The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga
By Doris Kearns Goodwin. 1987
Begins with the baptism of Rose Kennedy's father in 1863 and ends with John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961. Looks…at Wall Street speculation and the campaigns that catapulted an entire family to international status. Some strong language. 1987.
By Pearl S Buck. 1936
Not without my daughter: A True Story
By Betty Mahmoody, William Hoffer. 1987
When an American woman married to an Iranian doctor goes with her husband and their young daughter to visit his…native country in 1984, culture shock turns to personal tragedy as the husband reveals a secret plan to remain with his family in Iran. Mahmoody describes how she and her four-year-old daughter were kept against their will until they were smuggled over the Turkish border in 1986. c1987.
Seven stories of Christmas love
By Leo F Buscaglia. 1987
The author shares seven holiday episodes from his life, including his hilarious adventure in producing a school Christmas pageant with…second-graders as well as poignant insights that came from spending Christmas in a hospital recovering from heart surgery. 1987.
Searching for Bobby Fischer: the world of chess, observed by the father of a child prodigy
By Fred Waitzkin. 1988
The story of child prodigy Josh Waitzkin and his relationship with his father. Along with an inside look at the…world of chess, Waitzkin reveals the psychological and emotional roller coaster ride he experienced because of his son's involvement with chess. 1988.
Young Kate: The Remarkable Hepburns And The Childhood That Shaped An American Legend
By Christopher P Andersen. 1988
Portrait of actress Katharine Hepburn's parents and grandparents, and of Katharine's early years to her graduation from Bryn Mawr. Her…mother was an early feminist and a co-founder of Planned Parenthood and the League of Women Voters. Her father was a pioneering physician in the field of venereal disease. c1988.
To destroy you is no loss: the odyssey of a Cambodian family
By Joan D Criddle, Teede Butt Mam. 1987
When the Khmer Rouge achieved victory in Cambodia in 1975, Teeda Butt Mam and her family left Phnom Penh. For…the next four years, they experienced constant fear, hunger and deprivation while watching many of their compatriots die. 1987.
A girl from Yamhill: a memoir (Yearling Book)
By Beverly Cleary. 1988
This biography of the author's early years recounts how her family lost their farm during the Depression and were forced…to move to the city. Her father, who loved the outdoors, spent years as a bank guard while her possessive and domineering mother devoted herself to Beverly. For junior and senior high readers. 1998.
Papa, my father: a celebration of dads
By Leo F Buscaglia. 1989
For the love of a child
By Betty Mahmoody. 1992
In this sequel to "Not without my daughter", Betty Mahmoody describes her cultural readjustment to America, her fear of revenge…from her Iranian husband, and frustration with a legal system that cannot offer her protection. She also expands her scope to tell of other instances of international disputes over children. 1992.
Having our say: the Delany sisters' first 100 years
By Amy Hill Hearth, Sarah Louise Delany, Annie Elizabeth Delany. 1993
The Delany sisters' collective meditation on American life since Sadie's birth in 1889 and Bessie's in 1891 in North Carolina.…Daughters of the first black Episcopal bishop, they describe the experience of the duality of race and class in the segregated South. The sisters migrated to Harlem before 1920 and to Mount Vernon, New York, in the 1950s. 1993.
Joseph Pulitzer II and the Post-Dispatch: a newspaperman's life
By Daniel W Pfaff. 1991
When blindness forced Joseph Pulitzer to relinquish control of his newspaper empire, he turned the New York World over to…his two most promising sons. The paper folded. He put his fun-loving namesake at the helm of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, but this son assembled a fine staff and developed a distinguished paper. Pfaff relates the father-son relationship and career of the son who was to continue the legacy. 1991.
Times to remember
By Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. 1974