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Writing Pauline: Wisdom from a Long Life
Gail Stearns's biography, Writing Pauline: Wisdom from a Long Life, is the story of an ordinary eastern Washington woman who came to some extraordinary conclusions in the twilight of a long and often frustrated life. Stearns, director of the Common ...
Tags: Women's studies
American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett
What most baby boomers know about the legendary frontier figure David "Davy" Crockett has been gleaned from the Walt Disney movie and television series starring Fess Parker. In American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett, WSU English ...
Tags: United States history, Davy Crockett
WSU Military Veterans: Heroes and Legends
With three engines lost on a B-29 bombing run over Tokyo December 3, 1944, pilot Robert Goldsworthy and his crew bailed out. For the next nine months, he would endure brutal beatings as a Japanese prisoner of war. Far worse, he said, was the cold and...
Categories: Biography, Military sciences
Tags: World War II, Veterans
A Genetic and Cultural Odyssey: The Life and Work of L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza
Anthropology embraces four disparate subfields: archaeology, physical anthropology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology. Few people today are able to make significant contributions to more than one of these. This book celebrates a career marked by...
Tags: Scientists, Science history
It's hard to imagine Washington State drawing three straight coaches from the premier football school in the country, being the toast of football fans in the West, and winning the Rose Bowl. One of those three men coached the only victory Washington ...
Common Courage: Bill Wassmuth, Human Rights, and Small-Town Activism
"While those who act out violently—hate groups or lone wolves—may be few, the sentiments that lead them to believe their actions are acceptable stem from every-day bigotry and an unwillingness to confront it." So writes Andrea Vogt to ref...
Tags: Civil rights, Activists