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Wings, Wars and Life: An Autobiography By Robert Beryl Swatosh
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Merriam Press Military Memoir Series. Autobiography of Robert Swatosh who helped plan the invasion of Utah Beach, and was there on D-Day, and St. Lô breakout. Awarded the Bronze Star with... More > “V” for Valor for crossing the field of fire at Falaise Gap to rescue a Regimental Commanding Officer and staff with a small detachment cut off by German paratroopers, was direct support artillery officer for Patton on his sweep across France, wounded a second time at Metz, ended war in Czechoslovakia, was the Military Governor of Vilshofen, taught ROTC at University of Minnesota until the Korean War, when he was CO of 999th Armored Field Artillery Battalion. Directed the salvage on the Russian cruiser Knockimoff which was sunk by the Japanese, with its treasure trove, in the Tsushima Straights of the China Sea in 1905. Later he was in atomic research and the “Spy in the Sky” satellite program. 37 photos and illustrations.< Less
An American Cookie Seeks Her Fortune In China By Jean Walsh
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In the 1980s, author Jean C. Walsh, a recent widow with four sons, decided to take her ten-year study of Chinese culture and put it to work. She started a consulting business with the objective of... More > helping American business men and women establish connections in China. Throughout the 80s she traveled to China leading trade missions hoping to open markets from Nantung to Beijing. Her story is one of triumph and frustration, as Chinese business practices and American business practices were often at odds with one another. Jean was the bridge that connected the two disparate cultures; both loved by the Chinese people, and respected for her cultural authority by the American business leaders. Jean also took National Geographic-quality photographs on her journeys throughout China, and this coffee table book of her memoirs is an historic document, and a timeless, and evocative testament to one women's strength and savvy in the often enigmatic world of doing business in China.< Less
AN UNEXPECTED GIFT FROM THE GODS: BOYHOOD IN NORTHWEST CHINA By YANG JIALIANG
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My name is Chao. I'm an ordinary person from a poor mountain village in northwest China. Like most other human beings, I often ponder: Why do I exist? How should I live? What is the meaning of my... More > life? I believe my life is not worthless. Everyone should be appreciated and each of us should be valued as a wonderful individual. This is why I wrote this book - to share with others the narrative of my life; to allow others to know another human being's life story. My parents had two children. Brother was born in 1982 and 10 years later in 1992, I was born. Mother was then 38 and Father was 42. I was an accident. My parents had decided to give me away because they were afraid of violating the one-child policy and because they were so poor. They had decided to give me to a rich family who would in return give them a truck. However, at that time Brother was very attached to me. He cried a lot when he heard that my parents would give me away. My parents then decided to keep me no matter the difficulties they faced.< Less
AN UNEXPECTED GIFT FROM THE GODS: BOYHOOD IN NORTHWEST CHINA By Yang Jialiang
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In 2015, I was twenty-three and no longer a child who smiled at everyone after his mother's death. Most of my fellow villagers had moved to cities. The village lanes were overgrown with weeds.... More > Some houses had collapsed. Our house still stood, however, even though it was made of adobe and wood. Father still lived in the house, which seems as old as he was. My name is Chao. I'm an ordinary person from a poor mountain village in northwest China.Like most other human beings, I often ponder: Why do I exist? How should I live? What is the meaning of my life? I believe my life is not worthless. Everyone should be appreciated and each of us should be valued as a wonderful individual. This is why I wrote this book - to record my life directly and share with others the narrative of my life - to provide a way for others to know another human being's life story.< Less
The Lu Family Saga: A Generational Family History Through Revolutionary China By Kim S. Luke
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The Lu Family Saga is an autobiography of a young girl whose great-grandfather, Lu Haodong, plotted alongside Dr. Sun Yat-sen to overturn the feeble Qing Dynasty, the last of the Chinese Dynasties.... More > During the Chinese Revolution, Lu Haodong made the supreme sacrifice for the love of his country – at the age of 27, Haodong died a hero, and his comrade Sun Yat-sen became the Father of Modern China. Generations later, the girl was born into a world still in turmoil – living through WWII, the Japanese invasion, and the civil war in China. Under the Communist leader Mao Zedong, she and her family struggled, suffered, and survived the Social Revolution, the Land Reform Act, and the Great Leap Forward movements. In the Summer of 1959, she broke free from her hopeless life in Southern China in a desperate escape. Over a decade, every member of her family risked life to escape from China – the very motherland for which her great-grandfather had fought so dearly.< Less
Bright Moon By Cynthia L. Chou
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Born in China, 1916, the author lives her life of thirty years in the most chaotic era in Chinese history, from the Japanese occupation to the Communists taking over. Bright Moon is a charming... More > autobiography.< Less
Chronicles of Privileged Mediocrity - Notes from the Field By Piyoz Rmnkolmz
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The complete collection of Chronicles of Privileged Mediocrity: Notes from the Field. Includes every observation comic in order (with small aesthetic alterations) plus three brand-new selections!... More > Somehow, this is the first digital collection of any of Piyoz's smart-ass CoPM comics, a series known for its cynical and weary look into contemporary culture. Notes from the Field retains CoPM's simplistic art style, with Bomberman-themed characters and two-dimensional perspective. The wit and dispassionate eye for the world are now trained on modern Beijing, a constant source of intrigue and vexation. These pages are filled front-to-back with thoughts on Chinese culture in comparison and contrast to culture the United States, true stories of a semester abroad, and some personal reflections on a journey around the world and back. Also, a one-page preview of my newest creative project: Woman of the Twenty-First Century.< Less
一路風雨任平生 By 潘 逸耕
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This book is an autobiography of Pan Yigeng, the cousin of Pan Hannian, about how he managed to enter into college with a family background of poverty and then devoted himself into the great China... More > revolution, reflecting how volatile a personal fate could be in dramatic social, economic, and political changes in China during 1900-1930's.< Less
AHP 29: Mushroom Ghosts, Belligerent Yaks, and Cranberry Cocktails: A Brag 'go Woman's Early Life By Tshes bcu lha mo
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Tshes bcu lha mo, a native of Nor bu khug Village (Brag 'go Township, Brag 'go County Town, Dkar mdzes Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China) writes about her mother, her grandmother, and her great... More > grandmother. She also describes her own childhood, including herding adventures, being attacked by a yak, education at home and in school, medical care, attending school in Zi ling (Xining), working in Lha sa and elsewhere in China, and attending school in the USA.< Less
AHP23: A Tewo Tibetan Childhood By Rdo rje tshe brtan
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Rdo rje tshe brtan (b. 1986) describes his childhood in Dredze Village, Yiwa Township, Tewo County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, China, as well as being a student in Xining... More > City, Qinghai Province. Topics covered include his family, childhood injuries and illnesses, education, Terang (malicious household deities), mountain deities and associated rituals and sacrifices, death, conflict with other locals, collecting local plants, a birth in the village, stealing fruit, a wedding, plowing, a visit to a hot spring, a lost yak, slaughtering pigs, government confiscation of fields, and slaughtering pigs. Photos provide additional detail.< Less

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