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Memorial

Author : Bryan Washington
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-10-26
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780593087282

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Book Memorial Description/Summary:

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, O, the Oprah Magazine, Esquire, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, Refinery29, Real Simple, Kirkus Reviews, Electric Literature, and Lit Hub “A masterpiece.” —NPR “No other novel this year captures so gracefully the full palette of America.” —The Washington Post “Wryly funny, gently devastating.” —Entertainment Weekly A funny and profound story about family in all its strange forms, joyful and hard-won vulnerability, becoming who you're supposed to be, and the limits of love. Benson and Mike are two young guys who live together in Houston. Mike is a Japanese American chef at a Mexican restaurant and Benson's a Black day care teacher, and they've been together for a few years—good years—but now they're not sure why they're still a couple. There's the sex, sure, and the meals Mike cooks for Benson, and, well, they love each other. But when Mike finds out his estranged father is dying in Osaka just as his acerbic Japanese mother, Mitsuko, arrives in Texas for a visit, Mike picks up and flies across the world to say goodbye. In Japan he undergoes an extraordinary transformation, discovering the truth about his family and his past. Back home, Mitsuko and Benson are stuck living together as unconventional roommates, an absurd domestic situation that ends up meaning more to each of them than they ever could have predicted. Without Mike's immediate pull, Benson begins to push outwards, realizing he might just know what he wants out of life and have the goods to get it. Both men will change in ways that will either make them stronger together, or fracture everything they've ever known. And just maybe they'll all be okay in the end.

Five Days at Memorial

Author : Sheri Fink
Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Release : 2014
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9780307718976

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Book Five Days at Memorial Description/Summary:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning doctor, reporter and author of War Hospital reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina destroyed its generators to reveal how caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions without essential resources. Reprint. A best-selling book. On the NYT list of 10 Best Books of 2013.

Luboml

Author : Nathan Sobel,Berl Kagan
Publisher : KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
Release : 1997
Category : History
ISBN : 0881255807

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Book Luboml Description/Summary:

The story of the former Polish-Jewish community (shtetl) of Luboml, Wołyń, Poland. Its Jewish population of some 4,000, dating back to the 14th century, was exterminated by the occupying German forces and local collaborators in October, 1942. Luboml was formerly known as Lyuboml, Volhynia, Russia and later Lyuboml, Volyns'ka, Ukraine. It was also know by its Yiddish name: Libivne.

Night

Author : Elie Wiesel
Publisher : Hill and Wang
Release : 2017-09-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780374221997

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Book Night Description/Summary:

"Wiesel's account of his time in concentration camps during the Holocaust with updated front and back matter to include speeches and essays commemorating his recent death"--

Memorial Day

Author : Emma Carlson Berne
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2018-01-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781684101931

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Book Memorial Day Description/Summary:

Memorial Day honors soldiers who fought and died for the United States. On this day, communities gather to remember soldiers' sacrifices and celebrate the beginning of summer. Sing along as you explore Holidays in Rhythm and Rhyme! Includes online music access.

In Memoriam

Author : Potter Potter Gift
Publisher : Clarkson Potter
Release : 2018-11-06
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 9781984822666

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Book In Memoriam Description/Summary:

Losing someone is one of the most difficult parts of life, but during times of sorrow is when love feels most abundant. In Memoriamis a meaningful keepsake for those in mourning featuring quotations from famous people and authors that encourage guests to say goodbye, express sympathy, and celebrate memories and moments shared as well as bring them hope for happier days.

Memorial Book of Kolomey

Author : Shlomo Bickel
Publisher : Jewishgen.Incorporated
Release : 2021-09-02
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1954176198

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Book Memorial Book of Kolomey Description/Summary:

The idea of a "pinkas Kolomey," which would tell about the once splendid past of our now, in the Jewish sense, destroyed native city, and which would, through the accounts of eye-witnesses, victims who miraculously survived, mourn the annihilation of the Jewish Community of Kolomey - arose silmultaneously among the "olei Kolomey" in Israel and among the "sharit haplita," the survivors in New York. Here, in New York, the concept of a "pinkas Kolomey" was nurtured with deep love and devotion by the poet Naftali Gross. He, together with the writer of these lines, were to be the editors. We had an understanding that he, Naftali Gross, would be the chief editor and bear the major responsibility of reading and preparing the manuscript for publication. First of all, he was much more involved, and with eager and sad interest, sought out every Jewish writer who had something to tell about the past joys and the later heavy sorrows of his Kolomey. Secondly, the serious heart disease of his last few years which kept him from his regular editorial position, forced him to stay at home and thus gave him more time (how comic and how tragic was our optimism!) to be involved with the yizkor book project. His illness gave Naftali Gross "more time" but not enough time to begin the selection and editing of the manuscript. He left us suddenly and unexpectedly on the night between Shabbos and Sunday, on April 8, 1956. The yizkor book for which the living Naftali Gross was to have been the chief editor was dedicated by him to the martyred community of Kolomey; he had been the poetic voice of their lives and deaths. At the end of the section "Stories and Memories," we placed Naftali Gross's poem, "Yosl Klezmer Saves Kolomey from a Terrible Fire" and thereby memorialized both the poet and his hero, Yosel Klezmer, who was his literary alter ego. We ended the section "Stories and Memories" with Gross's poem and began the section "Portraits" with poems of Naftali Gross and Itzik Manger (a Kolomeyer through his mother's family). To Naftali Gross's biography in that section, we added a brief review of his work; also added was the eulogy this writer delivered at the poet's funeral. I could not muster the energy and patience for a more complete evaluation. In the section "Portraits," we tried to create a panorama of ideas and movements in the Jewish community and the achievements of its members. We included only those who were no longer living since we could better see how their efforts led to the achievement of their goals. We did make one exception for the sculptor Chaim Gross. With him, with our Chaim, long may he live, we began the "Portraits." We believed that we couldn't leave out Chaim Gross, our Kolomear sculptor, who had achieved a world renown for his artisitic creations and was now, in his later years nearly half of his hundred and twenty. We know that we did omit quite a few Kolomeyer who deserved to be included in this section, and we left them out only for their "sin" of still being alive. We hope that they will all continue with this "sin" for many long, healthy, and creative years and this will certainly put our minds at rest.

City on a Hill

Author : Abram C. Van Engen
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2020-02-25
Category : History
ISBN : 9780300252316

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Book City on a Hill Description/Summary:

A fresh, original history of America’s national narratives, told through the loss, recovery, and rise of one influential Puritan sermon from 1630 to the present day In this illuminating book, Abram Van Engen shows how the phrase “City on a Hill,” from a 1630 sermon by Massachusetts Bay governor John Winthrop, shaped the story of American exceptionalism in the twentieth century. By tracing the history of Winthrop’s speech, its changing status throughout time, and its use in modern politics, Van Engen asks us to reevaluate our national narratives. He tells the story of curators, librarians, collectors, archivists, antiquarians, and often anonymous figures who emphasized the role of the Pilgrims and Puritans in American history, paving the way for the saving and sanctifying of a single sermon. This sermon’s rags-to-riches rise reveals the way national stories take shape and shows us how those tales continue to influence competing visions of the country—the many different meanings of America that emerge from its literary past.

Memorial Volume For Shoucheng Zhang

Author : Xiaoliang Qi,Biao Lian,Eugene Demler,Steven Kivelson,Chao Xing Liu
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2021-08-24
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9789811231728

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Book Memorial Volume For Shoucheng Zhang Description/Summary:

This book honors the remarkable science and life of Shoucheng Zhang, a condensed matter theorist known for his work on topological insulators, the quantum Hall effect, spintronics, superconductivity, and other fields. It contains the contributions displayed at the Shoucheng Zhang Memorial Workshop held on May 2-4, 2019 at Stanford University.

The Lincoln Memorial

Author : Kristin L. Nelson
Publisher : Lerner Publications
Release : 2010-07-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780761362920

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Book The Lincoln Memorial Description/Summary:

How big is the statue of President Abraham Lincoln inside the Lincoln Memorial? It’s 19 feet (6 meters) high. That’s taller than three adults standing on one another’s shoulders! Whose idea was the Lincoln Memorial? And how did workers build the amazing statue? Read this book to find out. Learn about many remarkable sites in the Famous Places series—part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life.

Memorial Book of Suwalk

Author : Berl Kagan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-06-06
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1939561906

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Book Memorial Book of Suwalk Description/Summary:

The editors of the Suwalki Memorial Book write: "In our memorial book we give expression to the last breath and cry of pain of our holy martyrs, our parents, our brothers and sisters, our dearest and most beloved, who were thrown into the gas chambers, into the deep pits, burned, shot, smothered, their last prayers and screams cut off and silenced by the Nazi executioners. We want this memorial book to perpetuate their unfinished prayers. Their lives were cut short by the murderers before they could complete their calls: Hear Oh Israel. All of us will say the kaddish by means of this memorial book. However, the Suwalk memorial book is not only a monument for our murdered parents, brothers and sisters, it is also a holy obligation to perpetuate all that distinguished Suwalk and all of the vanished Jewish towns: vibrant Jewishness, faith, creativity, lifestyle, and language. "

Shrapnel in the Heart

Author : Laura Palmer
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1988
Category : History
ISBN : 9780394759883

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Book Shrapnel in the Heart Description/Summary:

For the first time, one book gives voice to the haunting, painful, tender, and healing tales of those who lost so much in America's least popular war.

Honolulu Memorial

Author : American Battle Monuments Commission
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1985
Category : National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Honolulu, Hawaii)
ISBN : UCAL:B4092929

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Memorial Book of Rokiskis

Author : M. Bakalczuk-Felin
Publisher : Jewishgen.Incorporated
Release : 2017-08-26
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1939561582

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Book Memorial Book of Rokiskis Description/Summary:

Translation of the Memorial Book for Rokiskis, Lithuania and Environs. This translationand new material provide English-speaking readers a composite picture of the history, culture, institutions, and daily lives of the Jews of the Rokiskis area and will be a lasting memorial to the now extinct Jewish community of Rokiskis and surrounding towns.

Memorial Ride

Author : Stephen Graham Jones
Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
Release : 2021-09-30
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9780826363244

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Book Memorial Ride Description/Summary:

Memorial Ride is a high-speed, ragtag chase across the American Southwest. Cooper Town, an American Indian soldier, has returned from the Middle East to attend his father’s funeral, make some quick cash off his father’s old Harley, and spend a whirlwind weekend with his girlfriend, Sheri Mun. However, when Coop runs afoul of the violent John Wayne gang, he and Sheri Mun have no choice but to twist the throttle back on that storied chopper and make tracks. In the spirit of Billy Jean, but fully aware of Billy Jack, Coop and Sheri Mun’s race to survive is full speed ahead with many potholes in their path. Turning the traditional Western on its head, Memorial Ride recasts the genre as a road movie. It’s raucous, it’s violent, and, scarily enough, it might even be true. In short, this graphic novel delivers the storytelling prowess of Stephen Graham Jones through Maria Wolf’s artwork, and the result is a ride you’ll want to take again and again.

The Securitization of Memorial Space

Author : Nicholas S. Paliewicz,Marouf Hasian, Jr.
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2019-11
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9781496217301

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Book The Securitization of Memorial Space Description/Summary:

The Securitization of Memorial Space argues that the National September 11 Memorial and Memorial Museum is a securitized site of memory--what Foucault called a dispositif--that polices visitors and publics to remember trauma, darkness, and victimage in ways that perpetuate the "necessity" of the Global War on Terrorism. Contributing to studies in public memory, rhetoric and argumentation, and critical security studies, Nicholas S. Paliewicz and Marouf Hasian Jr. show how various human and nonhuman actors participated in complicated argumentative formations that have mobilized political, performative, and militaristic practices of anti-terroristic violence in other parts of the world. While there were times that certain argumentative stakeholders--such as local New Yorkers--questioned the necessity of securitizing this site of memory, agentic factions including the families of those who died on 9/11, public supporters, security agents, and politicians created an ideologically oriented security assemblage that remembers 9/11 through counter-terroristic performances at Ground Zero. In chronological order from the 2001 "dustbowl" to the present popularization of 9/11 memories, the authors present seven chapters of rich rhetorical analysis that show how the National September 11 Memorial and Memorial Museum perpetuates grief, uncertainty, and angst that affects public memory in multidirectional ways.

Pious Memories

Author : Douglas Brine
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2015-03-11
Category : Art
ISBN : 9789004288348

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Book Pious Memories Description/Summary:

In Pious Memories Douglas Brine examines the context, function, and meaning of early Netherlandish memorials (in the form of sculptures, paintings, and brasses), and the role they played in commemorating the dead in the Low Countries during the fifteenth century.