Monday, February 20, 2012

Biographies and Personal Narratives

Monday, February 20, 2012
Biographies & Personal Narratives

Abrams, Charlotte. The Silents. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet, 1996. HQ759.912.A27 1996

Dicaire, David. Blues Singer. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1999. ML400.D53 1999

Goan, Melanie Beals. Mary Breckinridge: The Frontier Nursing Service and Rural Health in Appalachia. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2008. RT37.B72 G63 2008

Biographies related to Appalachia abound, but this one holds special meaning for the power of one person to change attitudes

Heron, Echo. Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse. New York: Atheneum, 1987. RT37.H49 A3 1987

Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival Resilience, and Redemption. New York: Random House, 2010. D805.J3 Z364 2010

Lucas, Sean Michael. Robert Lewis Dabney: A Southern Presbyterian Life. Phillipsburg, NJ: R & R Publishing, 2005. BX9225.D2 L83 2005

Part of the Reformed Tradition in America, Dabney's life includes serving in the Confederate army as well as writing one of the most used works of systematic theology in the nineteenth century.

McDougall, Christopher. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. New York: Knopf, 2009. GV1061.23.M6 M33 2009

This is a biographical recounting of the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico. Indiana Jones couldn't have done better

Paddleford, Clementine. Flower for My Mother. New York: Henry Holt, 1958. CT275.P14 P3

Russell, Peter. Prince Henry 'The Navigator': A Life. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000. G286.H5 R879 2000

Russell, Sandi. Render Me My Song: African-American Women Writers from Slavery to the Present. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991. PS153.N5 R87 1991

Collective biographies abound. Among the recognizable names here are Sojourner Truth, Alice Dunbar, Zora Neal Hurston, Angela Davis, and Toni Morrison

Ternier-Gommers, Marie-Louise. Finding the Treasure Within: A Woman's Journey Into Preaching. Ottawa, Canada: Novalis, 2002. BV4211.3.T47 2002

Thomas, Lowell. The Vital Spark: 101 Outstanding Lives. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1959. CT104.T537

This collected biography features biographies of men and women from the earliest ages to the 1950's. Of interesting note, are the pictures and illustrations throughout the book


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