Biography, Memoirs & Letters

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A New American Family

The University of Arizona Press

This poignant but ultimately empowering memoir tells the story Peter Likins, his wife, and six children they adopted, despite issues of race, age and health which normally would have made these children "unadoptable" by 1960s standards. A frank, open account of the difficulties that a family can face, An American Family is a wonderful narrative of the genesis of a family and a journey to the deepest parts of a father's heart.

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The Many Voyages of Arthur Wellington Clah

A Tsimshian Man on the Pacific Northwest Coast

UBC Press

Drawing on a painstaking transcription of Clah’s diaries, Peggy Brock offers a riveting portrait of a Tsimshian man and his encounters with colonialism.

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Pathfinder

Blazing a New Wilderness Trail in Modern America

Oregon State University Press

Pacific Northwest Trail founder Ron Strickland shares his stories about and from the trail.

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Elusive Destiny

The Political Vocation of John Napier Turner

UBC Press

This definitive biography of a major Canadian political figure provides a new perspective on federal politics from the 1960s through the 1980s and gives John Turner his rightful place in Canadian history.

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Jewels of the Qila

The Remarkable Story of an Indo-Canadian Family

UBC Press

This story about a remarkable Sikh family living in British Columbia tells a larger tale about an immigrant community’s triumphs and tribulations and the strong connections that Indo-Canadians continue to forge with their homeland.

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Autism All-Stars

How We Use Our Autism and Asperger Traits to Shine in Life

Foreword by Tony Attwood; Edited by Josie Santomauro
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Writers from around the world - including Temple Grandin, Donna Williams, Deborah Lipsky, and Wendy Lawson -- share their experiences of creating a successful life on the autism spectrum.

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