Reckoning

Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia's most beloved performers, tells her story.

Author: Magda Szubanski

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1925240436

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia's most beloved performers, tells her story. In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father’s espionage activities in wartime Poland and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family. With courage and compassion she addresses her own frailties and fears, and asks the big questions about life, about the shadows we inherit and the gifts we pass on. Honest, poignant, utterly captivating, Reckoning announces the arrival of a fearless writer and natural storyteller. It will touch the lives of its readers.

Young Heroes of the Soviet Union

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY JENNIFER SZALAI, THE NEW YORK TIMES Alex Halberstadt’s quest takes him across the troubled, enigmatic land of his birth, where decades of Soviet totalitarianism shaped and fractured three ...

Author: Alex Halberstadt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0593133072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In this “urgent and enthralling reckoning with family and history” (Andrew Solomon), an American writer returns to Russia to face a family history that still haunts him. Can trauma be inherited? It is this question that sets Alex Halberstadt off on a quest to name and acknowledge a legacy of family trauma, and to end a century-old cycle of estrangement. His search takes him across the troubled, enigmatic land of his birth. In Ukraine he tracks down his paternal grandfather—most likely the last living bodyguard of Joseph Stalin—to reckon with the ways in which decades of Soviet totalitarianism shaped three generations of his family. He visits Lithuania, his Jewish mother’s home, to examine the legacy of the Holocaust and pernicious anti-Semitism that remains largely unaccounted for. And he returns to his birthplace, Moscow, where his glamorous grandmother designed homespun couture for Soviet ministers’ wives, his mother consoled dissidents at a psychiatric hospital, and his father made a dangerous living dealing in black-market American records. Along the way, Halberstadt traces the fragile and indistinct boundary between history and biography. Finally, he explores his own story: that of an immigrant who arrived in America, to a housing project in Queens, New York. A now fatherless ten-year-old boy struggling with identity, rootlessness, and a yearning for home, he became another in a line of sons who grew up separated from their fathers by the tides of politics and history. As Halberstadt revisits the sites of his family’s formative traumas, he uncovers a multigenerational transmission of fear, suspicion, melancholy, and rage. And he comes to realize something more: Nations, like people, possess formative traumas that penetrate into the most private recesses of their citizens’ lives.

The Eden Memoirs The reckoning

Author: Anthony Eden (Earl of Avon)

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Reckoning

In keeping with the main themes of this book, these memoir fragments are an
example of how technology can be a diagnostic and entry point to long-standing
methodological tensions of truth and journalism's still-dominant authority in
practice ...

Author: Candis Callison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190067071

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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How do journalists know what they know? Who gets to decide what good journalism is and when it's done right? What sort of expertise do journalists have, and what role should and do they play in society? Until a couple of decades ago, journalists rarely asked these questions, largely because the answers were generally undisputed. Now, the stakes are rising for journalists as they face real-time critique and audience pushback for their ethics, news reporting, and relevance. Yet the crises facing journalism have been narrowly defined as the result of disruption by new technologies and economic decline. This book argues that the concerns are in fact much more profound. Drawing on their five years of research with journalists in the U.S. and Canada, in a variety of news organizations from startups and freelancers to mainstream media, the authors find a digital reckoning taking place regarding journalism's founding ideals and methods. The book explores journalism's long-standing representational harms, arguing that despite thoughtful explorations of the role of publics in journalism, the profession hasn't adequately addressed matters of gender, race, intersectionality, and settler colonialism. In doing so, the authors rethink the basis for what journalism says it could and should do, suggesting that a turn to strong objectivity and systems journalism provides a path forward. They offer insights from journalists' own experiences and efforts at repair, reform, and transformation to consider how journalism can address its limits and possibilities along with widening media publics.

Memoir to accompany the New Chart of the Atlantic Ocean and comprising instructions for the navigation of that sea etc

Let a fresh departure be taken from every such true place , $ 0 noted in the chart ;
and whenever a true place is marked on the chart , let the place , by dead
reckoning at that moment , estimated by log - board from the last true place , be
also ...

Author: John Purdy

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Memoir descriptive and explanatory of the Northern Atlantic Ocean Eleventh edition materially improved by Alexander G Findlay

The first is called the place by dead - reckoning , the other the true place . The
line joinin ; the true places at noon is called the true track ; and that joining the
others is called the track or course by dead reckoning : As it happens invariably
that ...

Author: John Purdy

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Memoir descriptive and explanatory to accompany the general chart of the Northern ocean Davis strait and Baffin s bay

The first is called the place by dead - reckoning , the other the true place . The
line joining the true places at doon is called the true track ; and that joining ihe
others is called the track or course by dead - reckoning . As it happens ,
invariably ...

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Headwinds The Dead Reckoning of the Heart

The Dead Reckoning of the Heart Thomas A. Reis ... This reflective memoir offers
an unsentimental account of personal triumph in the face of disability. ... A well-
paced memoir about the author's climb toward success and self-awareness.

Author: Thomas A. Reis

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491819529

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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In 1981, at 22 years old, Tom embarked on a solo, 58 day bicycle trip from Florence, Oregon to Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. The journey within proved much greater than his trip on the bike. This became a journey of the heart and soul. Events along the way triggered flashbacks from earlier times in Tom's life, starting with his birth, when the doctor encouraged his parents to pull the plug; to overcoming his disabilities; to surviving the heart wrenching family loss. The story encompasses his experiences as Tom pedals through unexpected snow storms, climbs over 11,000 foot passes, and crosses the Continental Divide. Along the way, he has chance encounters and a near death experience as he struggles to complete his trip, hampered and emboldened by his life reflections. As a college professor and therapist, Tom shares how his life and journey has fueled his passion for teaching others, taking his students on inward journeys of the heart and soul as well, reflecting on relationships, love, and the meaning of life. This is a story of redemption and transformation. In it are lessons of inspiration, sorrow, courage, tragedy, hope, and joy. It's a story that engages the reader in the dead reckoning of the heart.

Memoir Descriptive and Explanatory

The first is called the place by dead reckoning , the other the true place . The line
joining the true places at noon , is called the true track ; and that joining the
others is called the track or course by dead reckoning . As it happens , invariably ,
that ...

Author: John Purdy

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Category: Pilot guides

Page: 309

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Carnatic chronology the Hindu and Mahomedan methods of reckoning time explained

MEMOIR OF LIEUTENANT - COLONEL COLIN MACKENZIE , SURVEYOR -
GENERAL OF INDIA . He landed in India in 1783 as a cadet , and then was sent
to Ceylon with his regiment on an expedition . When he returned to Madras , he
met ...

Author: Charles Philip Brown

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Carnatic Chronology The Hindu and Mahomedan methods of reckoning time explained with essays on the systems symbols used for numerals a new titular method of memory etc

MEMOIR OF LIEUTENANT - COLONEL COLIN MACKENZIE , SURVEYOR -
GENERAL OF INDIA . He landed in India in 1783 as a cadet , and then was sent
to Ceylon with his regiment on an expedition . When be returned to Madras , he
met ...

Author: Charles Philip Brown

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Memoir of Augustus De Morgan

The Julian Calendar starts with what , by reckoning back , we should call January
1 of the year – 45 , on the supposition that 0 does not exist , but that we pass from
+1 to -1 consecutively , on the supposition that every fourth year is leap - year .

Author: Sophia Elizabeth De Morgan

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Category: Mathematicians

Page: 422

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Memoir of John D Lockwood

THE RECKONING TIME.After a long time , the lord of those servants cometh and
reckoneth with them . How does the disobedient son of an affectionate , yet strict
father feel , when , after a day of uncommon rebellion , he hears , “ My son , I ...

Author: Peter Lockwood

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Memoir of J D Lockwood Second edition

66 THE RECKONING TIME .— “ After a long time , the lord of those servants
cometh and reckoneth with them . ' How does the disobedient son of an
affectionate , yet strict father feel , when , after a day of uncommon rebellion , he
hears , “ My ...

Author: Peter LOCKWOOD

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The Dramatic Works of Shackerley Marmion with Prefatory Memoir

Good Crochet , help me down ! I shall break my neck else . Cro . How came you
there ? Lack . I know not ; an ill hour of the brotherhood . I'll after them with a
vengeance . Draw . You must stay and pay the reckoning first , besides the
musicians ...

Author: Shackerley Marmion

Publisher: Edinburgh : W. Paterson

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Memoir of Henry Fielding by Thomas Roscoe Tom Jones

The company having now pretty well satisfied their thirst, nothing remained but to
pay the reckoning, a circumstance often productive of much mischief and
discontent among the inferior rank of gentry, who are apt to find great difficulty in
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A Final Reckoning

Ruth Gutmann's memoir is a distinctive work in several ways. It is a book of
memory—clearly the young Ruth's memoir—especially focused on her
ruminations about her father; it is also a book of critical memory and sophisticated
re- flection, ...

Author: Ruth Gutmann

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817318097

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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"A work of both childhood memory and adult reflection undergirded with scholarly research, A Final Reckoning resonates with emotional intensity and insight. Ruth Gutmann's memoir, first published in Germany in 2002, recounts her life not only as a concentration camp inmate and survivor, but also as a sister and daughter. Ruth; her twin sister, Eva; stepmother, Mania; and father, Samuel Herskovits, were interned in both Thereisenstadt and Auschwitz-Birkenau between June 1943 and March 1944, where all butGutmann and her sister perished. Ruth and Eva spent the remainder of the war in numerous other camps. Gutmann's memoir is compelling in several respects. It spans her birth and early life in Hannover, Germany; her escape to Holland on a kindertransport;her forced return to Hannover; her deportation to the concentration camps (where Ruth and Eva attracted the attention of Josef Mengele, though they were ultimately spared from his murderous studies of twin siblings); and her life postliberation. Particularly striking is Gutmann's portrait of her father, Samuel, a leader in the Jewish community of Hannover who was forced under extreme pressure to communicate and, in some cases, cooperate with Nazi officials. Gutmann uses her own memories as well as yearsof reflection and academic study to reevaluate his role in their community. A Final Reckoning provides not only insights into Gutmann's own experience as a child in the midst of the atrocities of the Holocaust, but also a window into the lives of those, like her father, who were forced to carry on and comply with the regime that would ultimately bring about their demise"--

The Reckoning

Author: Anthony Eden (Earl of Avon)

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Category: Great Britain

Page: 623

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SCOTT (Copy 1): From the John Holmes Library Collection.

Love and Trouble

At mid-life, Claire Dederer developed a sudden yearning for jailbreak.

Author: Claire Dederer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101946512

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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At mid-life, Claire Dederer developed a sudden yearning for jailbreak. In this exuberant memoir, she reflects on two periods in her life uncannily similar in their emotional intensity: her present experience as a middle-aged mom in the grip of unruly and mysterious new hungers, and her recollections of herself as a teenager. Blazingly intelligent, wickedly funny, and piercingly honest, in Love and Trouble Dederer captures the perils and pleasures of girlhood, womanhood, and life itself.

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe With a Biographical Memoir of the Author

out in his reckoning , and they drove to Fyal ; where , however , he happened to
find a very good market for his cargo , which was corn , and therefore resolved
not to go to the Madeiras , but to load salt at the isle of May , to go away to ...

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