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Eastern Windows - an artist's notes of travel in Japan, Hokkaido, Korea, China and the Philippines. by Elizabeth Keith

Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment - Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton twirling lessons and a dance band called the Jive Bombers who would play any popular song except the na by Jeanne Houston; James D. Houston

Come, Tell Me How You Live - Agatha Christie was already a celebrated writer of mysteries when, in 1930, she married the archaeologist Max Mallowan. In the pre–war years thereafter, Christie enthusiastically joined her husband on various archaeological expeditions in the Middle East, and these shared adventures, these happy and memorable times, provided her not only with the background for several of her novels, but also with the “everyday doings and happenings” which she zestfully describes in the pa by Agatha Christie

My India - Jim Corbett's classic stories of man-eaters have made him a legend in India. This colorfully-written collection contains classic tales about the human beings who lived in the poignant rural world of the Indian foothills. Corbett, here, displays great sympathy and concern for these people through his sharp observations of their village life, traditions, and culture. Engaging the reader with great force, these stories will serve as an indispensable supplement for anyone who has enjoyed Corbett's na by JIM. CORBETT

The Weather in Africa/Three Novellas - Martha Gellhorn's three novellas are about Europeans in the dramatic landscape of East Africa. Two sisters, one beautiful, one plain, return unmarried from their ventures in the great world to their parents' hotel On The Mountain, where they are caught up in scandalous relations with an African official and an English botanist. A heart-broken woman tries to escape the memory of her son's death on a doomed holiday By The Sea. A lonely awkward young Englishman, disorient by Martha Gellhorn

No Life for a Lady - Mrs. Cleaveland has a friendly style of writing that makes it seem as if she is talking to you across a cup of coffee. This is an honest rendition of ranch life before the fence and automobile. The book explains why and how ranchers did what they did. It describes the wiles of cow and horse which were the constant focus of the rancher and all ranch hands. Growing up on a ranch was a job for everone regardless of age or sex, and if you earned respect, you got it. I recommend this book to by Agnes Morley Cleaveland

Bare Feet in the Palace by Agnes Newton Keith

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