Learning to Cook in 1898
A Chicago Culinary Memoir
Based on the pocket notebook and handwritten recipes of Irma Rosenthal Frankenstein, a young Chicago housewife from the turn of the twentieth century, Learning to Cook in 1898 is a glimpse into American culinary history.
House of Fields
Memories of a Rural Education
The follow-up to Pulling Down the Barn, House of Fields is a collection of evocative personal essays that recall the many facets of a young girl’s formal and informal education in rural Michigan.
My Forty Years with Ford
An unflinching eyewitness account of the Ford story as told by one of Henry Ford’s closest associates.
Of No Interest to the Nation
A Jewish Family in France, 1925-1945
English translation of Gilbert Michlin’s Holocaust memoir detailing his family’s life as Jewish immigrants in France and their eventual deportation to Auschwitz in 1944.
Sailing Through the Sixties
Recounting his sailing and land roving expeditions during the tumultuous 1960s, Patrick Livingston presents a series of tales centered on ships of the Great Lakes and the men who sail them.
Pulling Down the Barn
Memories of a Rural Childhood
Blending artful language and style with the dirt, blood, and sweat of farm life, this collection of essays tells a moving story of growing up in rural Michigan.
Our Lives Are But Stories
Narratives of Tunisian-Israeli Women
A rich analysis of how four Tunisian-Israeli women tell the stories of their lives, and a look at the implications for our own understanding of stories and the behavior of communication.
"My World Is Gone"
Memories of Life in a Southern Cotton Mill Town
In this firsthand account of his native Bladenboro, North Carolina, George G. Suggs, Jr., captures in rich detail the world of a thriving cotton mill town where the company was dominant but workers had forged a strong community.
Trauma and Mourning in Memoirs by Jewish Austrian Reémigrés
In Reclaiming Heimat, Jacqueline Vansant focuses on nine memoirs by seven Austrian reéimigrés who provide moving accounts of the profound loss of Heimat (home/homeland) and self and the desire to recover the loss in part by returning home.
The Blessed Abyss
Inmate #6582 in Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for Women
One woman’s memories of her deportation to Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for Women in July 1941.
Appel Is Forever
A Child’s Memoir
A courageous memoir describing the life of a young girl and her experiences living in Holland during World War II.
The Seasons of a Great Lake
Huron is pleasurable reading for any student of natural history or the Great Lakes region, or for anyone who has ever spent time at a summer cottage or wished to do so.
A Sailor's Logbook
A Season Aboard Great Lakes Freighters
A firsthand account of life aboard the ships of the Great Lakes.
Profiles of a Lost World
Memoirs of East European Jewish Life before World War II
Profiles of a Lost World is a source of information about Eastern Europe before World War II.
Odyssey of Exile
Jewish Women Flee the Nazis for Brazil
Odyssey of Exile paints a sensitive a compelling portrait of German-Jewish women who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.
The Situation in Flushing
In a nostalgic, yet nimble telling of his boyhood in Flushing, Michigan, Edmund Love notes that he was born into a world that ceased to exist almost as soon as he entered it.
Waiting for the Morning Train
An American Boyhood
In this memoir, Catton remembers his youth, his family, his home town, and his coming of age.