In the mid-1970s, I enjoyed a family vacation through the Southern States. We stopped in Selma, Alabama, and toured Sturdivant Hall. During the tour, I remembered a book displayed on a table in the entrance that I wanted, but my parents thought otherwise.
The tour guide said that it was about the history of Sturdivant Hall (or family). I believe it had a photo of one or two girls whose portrait was hanging on the wall of the front parlor. It was a creepy painting because their eyes seem to follow you as you moved about the room.
I failed to note the name of the book. I remembered it being fairly thick. I cannot find anything close on the internet (archive.org, amazon.com, google.com) to what I remember seeing.
Around 1996 I bought my dad a book of questions about one’s life. In the end of answering these questions came a lovely little story about one’s entire life. My dad died without completing it and I couldn’t find the book again. I would like to know the name and author of this book. Thank you for all your help. I’ve looked on Amazon and have not found anything like it.
A man finds healing for near blindness by examining gurus in India who told him to talk to his father. A man disrupted contact with his father, and later suffered from near blindness on a real physical basis. He traveled all over the world and stayed for longer in India, but 2 gurus in a line told him he just should go back and talk with his father. He found unbelievable healing that way, and talked about it on youtube or TED, and wrote a book with which he became famous. He has a website as well and holds presentations. It must have been around 5-10 years ago, I assume. I cannot find it anywhere I search. I think he suffered from a kind of retina disease and small vessels in it.
This book is a biography. I thought it was a Discovery book, but looking at the available titles from that series, I cannot figure out which one it is. It is a biography of a woman. She was either a niece of Henry Clay, or the Senator was family friend, so she might have been a child in the 1830s or 40s. One of the chapters in the books describes her and a friend getting into trouble, because they wanted to be fancy and they made hoop skirts out of willow branches. Also, maybe a chapter about playing at her father’s flour mill making cakes and pies – but maybe they were mud pies?
Thanks for any leads you can offer!
I am looking for a children’s book I memorized at age 3 in 1945. I believe the title is: The Land of the Dutch, Dutch, Dutch. I do not know the author or illustrator. It is a child’s introduction to Holland. As a child, I recited the book to any guests in our home. As a teenager, I was an exchange student in Holland.
Sited on NPR with interview of authors between 10 and 15 years ago (?). They describe Jesus in he context of the Roman political power and the strain on the economies via taxes etc. and how Jesus was a counter culture. Also, I remember they assert that it was highly unlikely that anyone was allowed to remove his body from the cross and they describe the sect of Christians who lived in Jerusalem who saw Jesus not as divine but as a prophet and how they were all killed off in the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans.
True story about a young (12-14 year old) Jewish boy who uses his wit, street-wise and athletic abilities to keep one step ahead of his Nazi captors in the Warsaw, Poland ghetto. For a while he is able to secure items for people trapped in that prison-like environment by sneaking out of the ghetto and returning unnoticed. Eventually he is sent to Auschwitz concentration camp. He escapes by hiding in a railway car leaving the site with packed clothing. He goes back to Warsaw to warn others about conditions at Auschwitz and joins the Jewish fighters in the ghetto uprising against the occupying German army. He again is sent to Auschwitz and escapes a second time by hiding under a truck leaving the prison. He survives World War II and ultimately publishes the book about his exploits only after his wife perishes in a house fire. I do not know the name of the book or the date of publication.