Biography, Memoirs & Letters

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By Oregon State University Press
Oregon State University Press

What begins as a knitter’s search for local yarn becomes a dirty, unlikely, and irresistible new career, as the author leaves her high-tech job for a new way of life considered long dead.

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Yuan Shikai

A Reappraisal

UBC Press

This first major comprehensive study of Yuan Shikai in more than half a century explores the controversial life of one of the most important figures in China’s transition from empire to republic.

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Wishful Shrinking

A Young Man’s Story of Surviving Anorexia

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Dave Chawner, an award-winning stand-up comic, tells his story of recovering from anorexia and provides guidance for those in similar situations.

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Under the Nakba Tree

Athabasca University Press

In this moving memoir, a Palestinian man recalls his childhood in Canada and the struggles he faced at the intersection of indigeneity, national identity, and marginality.

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Beginner’s Luck

Dispatches from the Klamath Mountains

Oregon State University Press

A clueless big-city guy ends up at a hippie commune in the Klamath Mountains in the late 1960s – a place where people help each other out, even if they don’t always agree.

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The Constant Liberal

Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and the Canadian Social Democratic Left

UBC Press

Challenging interpretations of Pierre Elliott Trudeau as either the founder of a progressive Canada or an unavowed and destructive socialist, this book argues that he was in fact a staunch defender of capitalist values who helped make the country more conservative.

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