By KARMA SAMMY
By Jacques Sardas,Pascale Voilley
« Quel parcours! Sans Retour doit être lu par toute personne fascinée comme moi par le monde perdu des Juifs d’Alexandrie, ici évoqué en détails vifs et poignants. »
– GINI ALHADEFF, auteur, The solar at noon: stories of a Mediterranean Family
« Sans Retour s’ajoute d’une façon essentielle à los angeles mosaïque d’expériences des Juifs exilés de l’Egypte après l. a. crise de Suez. C’est l’histoire d’une famille qui fait face au défi et arrive à renaître, mais c’est aussi une histoire profondément humaine du braveness et de l. a. puissance de l’esprit humain. »
– JEAN NAGGAR, auteur, Sipping from the Nile
Une histoire universelle où l’espoir, le braveness et los angeles détermination font face à los angeles persécution et à l’exil. Un message fortress sur les questions éternelles que se pose chaque génération.
SANS RETOUR est un récit tiré des histoires que Jacques Sardas racontait à ses petits-enfants quand ils étaient jeunes. Né en 1930 dans une famille juive sépharade à Alexandrie, en Egypte, Jacques y passa ses premières années avant que sa famille fuie los angeles guerre et trouve shelter au Caire, alors une ville cosmopolite où los angeles convivance entre Arabes et Juifs était acceptée. Malgré les liens serrés de l’amour familial, les Sardas étaient parfois au bord du désespoir vehicle l’argent manquait. Mais Jacques refusa d’accepter un destin qui l’aurait forcé à rester dans l. a. classe sociale de ses origines.
Lorsque l. a. violence envers les Juifs devint virulente au cours des années 1950, Jacques et sa famille décidèrent d’émigrer. A sa grande shock et déception, leurs visas de sortie portaient les mots « Départ définitif, sans retour » : les autorités égyptiennes avaient décrété que Jacques et tous ceux comme lui – considérés « étrangers » ou « apatrides » malgré leur naissance en Egypte – ne reverraient jamais leur will pay natal. Armé d’une détermination inébranlable, Jacques décida d’immigrer au Brésil et de réussir à tout prix dans ce can pay lointain.
SANS RETOUR touchera ceux qui se sont sentis à half et isolés. L’auteur témoigne avec éloquence des liens communs qui unissent l’humanité et porte le lecteur dans un monde où les gens de toutes religions, races et nationalités coexistaient paisiblement. Sans Retour est aussi une passionnante histoire personnelle qui encouragera les lecteurs de tout âge à découvrir et perpétuer leurs propres histoires.
JACQUES SARDAS commença sa carrière comme assistant administratif au bureau de Goodyear à São Paulo, Brésil. Il monta dans les rangs jusqu’au poste de président de Goodyear pour le marché mondial des pneus, basé à Akron, Ohio. Suite à son départ de Goodyear, Jacques devint PDG de Sudbury, Inc., basée à Cleveland, Ohio, et Dal-Tile foreign, basée à Dallas, Texas. Mariés depuis plus de soixante ans, Jacques et sa femme, Esther, habitent Dallas.
By Aaron Henry,Constance Curry,John Dittmer
Although Aaron Henry (1922-1997) was once one of many nation's significant grassroots opponents within the freedom circulation on neighborhood, country, and nationwide degrees, his identify has no longer but been accorded its complete reputation. This ebook finds why Aaron Henry could be said, within the ranks of Fannie Lou Hamer and Medgar Evers, as a very influential crusader.
Long prior to lots of his contemporaries, he was once a civil rights activist, yet he hottest to stick out of the limelight. a professional pharmacist and proprietor of Fourth road Drug shop in Clarksdale, he thought of himself a down-home businessman who must never go away Mississippi. even though he used to be a key determine in bringing Head begin, housing, employment, and health and wellbeing provider to his nation, his tact and his quiet international relations garnered him much less cognizance than extra radical protesters obtained.
Born within the age of segregation within the Mississippi Delta, the son of a sharecropper, he grew to become country president of the NAACP in 1959. He used to be capable, greater than any past chief, to unite Mississippi blacks, regardless of diversities of age, ideology, and sophistication, in confronting white supremacy. He spearheaded the formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic occasion and the Council of Federated enterprises (COFO). a few activists criticized him for urging protesters to take the center flooring among the NAACP's conservative place and SNCC's militant activism. dealing with ordinary demise threats, thirty-three jailings, and Klan bombings of his domestic and drugstore, Henry remained stalwart and brave. John Dittmer describes him as a "conservative militant," keen not just to possibility his lifestyles but in addition to compromise on problems with approach even if doing so ended in alienation from outspoken activists.
Constance Curry has formed this own narrative of a courageous and underacknowledged guy who helped to alter his nation endlessly. To his candid tale, transcribed from interviews he gave younger historians in 1965, Curry provides new fabric from her personal interviews together with his relatives, neighbors, and political affiliates. Henry's prophetic voice files a momentous interval in African American heritage that extends from the good melancholy throughout the civil rights move within the pivotal 1960s.
By Jeremy Martin
By John Rizzo
From a former top-level insider — whom the Los Angeles Times has known as ‘the such a lot influential occupation legal professional in CIA heritage’ — comes an unparalleled memoir jam-packed with revelatory tales in regards to the US government’s intelligence program.
In 1975, clean out of legislation university and dealing in a mind-numbing task on the US Treasury, John Rizzo took ‘a overall shot at the hours of darkness’ and despatched his résumé to the critical Intelligence service provider. He had no suggestion that, greater than 30 years later, he may develop into a infamous public determine — either an emblem and a sufferer of the poisonous winds swirling in post-9/11 Washington.
From approving the foundations that ruled waterboarding and different ‘enhanced interrogation options’ to serving because the CIA’s spokesperson in the course of the Iran–Contra scandal, Rizzo witnessed and took part in almost the entire major operations of the CIA’s sleek background. He was once the agency’s most sensible attorney within the years after the Sept. 11 assaults, and oversaw activities that stay the topic of severe debate this day.
In Company Man, Rizzo charts the CIA’s evolution over the process his occupation, and gives a right away window into the agency in the course of a few of its largest controversies. In doing so, he has produced the main entire insider account of the CIA ever written — a groundbreaking, well timed, and memorable own heritage of yank intelligence.
By Lucas L. Johnson
Like Tuesdays with Morrie, within which Mitch Albom gleans knowledge from his mentor, Finding the Good is the tale of Fred Montgomery and his impression on Lucas Johnson, a tender reporter who learns of the reworking energy of religion and love. here's a robust tale of a twentieth century slave who rose to the rank of mayor and the younger guy whose lifestyles he touched.
Fred Montgomery, the son of sharecroppers in west Tennessee, and boyhood good friend of Alex Haley, grew up in poverty, yet had a religion and self belief instilled in him by way of his mom and dad. continually on the mercy of white humans, Fred labored difficult and bought his personal farm inspite of competition from his white friends. After wasting of his sons in separate drowning injuries, Fred attempted two times to dedicate suicide. sour from years of frustration introduced upon him via whites, Fred's angle was once replaced through the sympathy and love proven to him by way of his friends, white and black alike. In 1988 he proved that religion and love can be triumphant by means of changing into the 1st black mayor of the as soon as strongly segregated Henning, Tennessee.
While telling this tale, the writer exhibits glimpses of his personal lifestyles, within which lots of his relations, together with his personal father, succumbed to the trap of alcohol and medication. Lucas Johnson misplaced all wish. He had no religion; he had no love. "Years have passed," he concludes," given that I first met Fred Montgomery. . . . i am a greater individual due to him. His lifestyles . . . gave me a reputable blueprint on the way to take care of life's difficulties or even develop better from them."
By Robert A. Peterson
This choice of biographies supplies the reader a feeling of background in regards to the region in the course of the tales of the folks who resided there, with the stories of such recognized figures as John Wanamaker, Henry Rowan, and Sara Spenser Washington. a few of the topics will be thought of patriots, a few pirates, and a few Pineys, yet all will be thought of those that helped make the USA what it truly is today.
By Antanas Sileika
A rollicking memoir during the moving zeitgeist of the final 5 decades
In The Barefoot Bingo Caller, Antanas Sileika unearths what’s humorous and touching within the impossible areas, from the bingo corridor to the collapsing Soviet Union. He stocks tales that span his makes an attempt to shake off his suburban, ethnic, folk-dancing adolescence to his divided allegiance as a Lithuanian-Canadian father. Antanas has a prepared eye for social comedy, bringing to lifestyles such memorable characters as aging beat poets, oblivious students, the queen of the booze cans, and an stubborn porcupine. Passing via areas as assorted because the top minister’s workplace and the streets of Paris, those wry and relocating dispatches on paintings and relations, artwork, and id are ones to be shared and savoured.
By Benjamin Taylor
“A surprise of a book—elegant, touching, singular.” —Mary Karr
“Brief and relocating . . . An elegantly written booklet, erudite, perceptive and every now and then painfully candid.”—Moira Hodgson, Wall road Journal
A New York occasions Editor's Choice
After John F. Kennedy’s speech in entrance of the lodge Texas in fortress worthy on November 22, 1963, he used to be greeted by means of, between others, an 11-year-old Benjamin Taylor and his mom ready to shake his hand. just a couple of hours later, Taylor’s instructor known as the category in from recess and, via tears, informed them of the president’s assassination. From there Taylor lines a course throughout the subsequent 365 days, recalling the tumult as he observed every thing he had as soon as thought of strong start to develop extra advanced. in retrospect at the love and stress inside of his relations, the formative years friendships that lasted and those who didn’t, his stories of summer season camp and kin journeys, he displays upon the oversized impression our greater American tale had on his own.
Benjamin Taylor is likely one of the so much proficient writers operating at the present time. In lyrical, translucent prose, he thoughtfully extends the tale of three hundred and sixty five days into the years ahead of and after, portray a portrait of the artist now not easily as a tender guy, yet throughout his entire lifestyles. As he writes, “[A]ny 365 days may stand for the entire. Our years are so implicated in a single one other that the least very important is critical sufficient . . . Any 12 months I selected may convey an identical mettle, an identical frailties stamping me at 11 and twelve.”
By John Stauffer,Zoe Trodd,Celeste-Marie Bernier,Kenneth B. Morris Jr
A landmark and collectible volume—beautifully produced in duotone—that canonizes Frederick Douglass via ancient photography.
Picturing Frederick Douglass is a piece that supplies to revolutionize our wisdom of race and images in nineteenth-century the US. Teeming with ancient aspect, it truly is full of surprises, leader between them the truth that neither George Custer nor Walt Whitman, and never even Abraham Lincoln, was once the main photographed American of that century. in reality, it used to be Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), the ex-slave grew to become major abolitionist, eloquent orator, and seminal author whose fiery speeches remodeled him into essentially the most popular and well known agitators of his age. Now, a result of groundbreaking learn of John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd, and Celeste-Marie Bernier, Douglass emerges as a number one pioneer in images, either as a stately topic and as a prescient theorist who believed within the explosive social energy of what was once then only a nascent paintings form.
Indeed, Frederick Douglass was once in love with images. throughout the 4 years of Civil warfare, he wrote extra widely at the topic than the other American, even whereas spotting that his audiences have been "riveted" via the conflict and sought after a speech in basic terms on "this strong struggle." He frequented photographers’ studios usually and sat for his portrait every time he may. To Douglass, images used to be the nice "democratic paintings" that might ultimately assert black humanity in preference to the slave "thing" and whilst counter the blackface minstrelsy caricatures that had come to outline the general public notion of what it intended to be black. accordingly, his legacy is inseparable from his portrait gallery, which includes one hundred sixty separate photographs.
At final, all of those photos were accumulated right into a unmarried quantity, giving us an incomparable visible biography of a guy whose prophetic imaginative and prescient and artistic genius knew no bounds. Chronologically prepared and generously captioned, from the 1st photo taken in round 1841 to the final in 1895, all of the images—many released right here for the 1st time—emphasizes Douglass's evolution as a guy, artist, and chief. additionally integrated are different representations of Douglass in the course of his lifetime and after—such as work, statues, and satirical cartoons—as good as Douglass’s personal writings on visible aesthetics, that have by no means earlier than been transcribed from his personal handwritten drafts.
The entire creation by means of the authors, besides headnotes for every part, an essay via Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an afterword by means of Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.—a direct Douglass descendent—provide the definitive exam of Douglass's highbrow, philosophical, and political relationships to aesthetics. Taken jointly, this landmark paintings canonizes Frederick Douglass via a kind he preferred the main: photography.
- Contributions from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. (a direct Douglass descendent)
- 160 separate images of Douglass—many of that have by no means been publicly noticeable and have been lengthy misplaced to history
- A selection of contemporaneous paintings that exhibits how robust Douglass’s photographic legacy is still this present day, over a century after his death
- All Douglass’s formerly unpublished writings and speeches on visible aesthetics