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Cassino: Lamberti Federico e Figli Editori, 1994. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 6.5 inches by 9.5 inches. 100, [12 pages of illustrations]. Freelance writer. Also was Film Critic of The Tablet 1995- 2002 served on film festival juries in Berlin, Venice and Setubal, Portugal. Since 1999 regular lecturer at St. Deiniol’s Library (The Gladstone Memorial Library), on Film and Theology, and at the annual Gladstone Colloquium; elected a Fellow of St. Deiniol’s Library in 2008. 2003-05 and since has lectured at the Graham Greene Festival - which in 2005 published his Ways of Affirmation and Ways of Escape: Graham Greene in Mexico and the Congo as an occasional paper. His published books include: Blood and Fire, Tsar and Commissar: The Salvation Army in Russia 1907-1923 (Paternoster, Milton Keynes, 2007) and Nowhere to Hide: A Story of Cassino, La,berti, Cassino, 1994.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiv, , 359,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Richard D. Alba (born December 22, 1942) is an American sociologist, who is a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is known for developing assimilation theory to fit the contemporary, multi-racial era of immigration, with studies in America, France and Germany. Alba earned his B.A. in 1963 and Ph.D. in 1974 from Columbia University. Alba's text on assimilation theory (written with Victor Nee), Remaking the American Mainstream (2003) won the Thomas & Znaniecki Award of the American Sociological Association and the Eastern Sociological Society’s Mirra Komarovsky Award. It was one of the most highly cited works in sociology. Alba has also written about the historical realities of assimilation, using Italian Americans to exemplify them. His book, Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America, summarizes his thinking on the assimilation of the so-called white ethnics.
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., 1985. Hardcover. 304 pages. Illustrations (many in color). Afterword: Tracing the Family. Author's Note. Illustrations Credits. Index. Front board slightly bowed. This was produced with the cooperation of the National Geographic Society and a grant from the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the U.S. as the United States' busiest immigrant inspection station for over 60 years from 1892 until 1954. Ellis Island was opened January 1, 1892. The island was greatly expanded with land reclamation between 1892 and 1934. Before that, the much smaller original island was the site of Fort Gibson and later a naval magazine. The island was made part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965 and has hosted a museum of immigration since 1990. It was long considered part of New York, but a 1998 United States Supreme Court decision found that most of the island is in New Jersey. The south side of the island, home to the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, is closed to the general public and the object of restoration efforts spearheaded by Save Ellis Island.
New York: The New Press, 1998. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 354 pages. Chronology of Events. Footnotes. Bibliography. Mark M. Anderson, a professor of German at Columbia University. Between 1933 and 1945, roughly 130,000 German-speaking refugees fled Hitler's persecution to resettle in America. This book is a composite first-hand account of this historic migration, focusing on the ordinary people who took this extraordinary voyage. The book also includes reflections by famous intellectuals such as Hannah Arendt, Thomas Mann, and Bertolt Brecht, as well as a section on the life of exiles in Hollywood, the virtual German colony on the Pacific.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1984. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xii, 383,  pages. Endpaper maps. Illustrated with 59 photographs and 2 maps. DJ is price clipped. Includes Preface, Part 1--Before the Fall, 1933-1950; Occupation, 1950-1959; Part Two--In Exile from the Land of Snows; -Reconstruction; The Fight for Tibet; Part Three--Tibetan Medicine--The Science of Healing; On Pilgrimage with the Dalai Lama; The Wheel of Protection; Part Four--Tibet Enslaved; -The Long Night; and Part Five--Return. There are also A Note on Sources, Acknowledgments, Bibliography, and Index. John F. Avedon has written for The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Maclean’s, Parade, and other publications. The first full account of the Dalai Lama and Tibet since the Chinese Conquest. Despite all their efforts, the Chinese have faiIed to subdue the Tibetans, and, as this book amply documents, they know it. Thus, in 1978, they began to make overtures to the Dalai Lama, gestures that had let to negotiations for his possible return and to his announcement early in 1983, vividly portrayed in the closing pages, that he will visit Tibet in 1985. Most of the material in this book--the triumphs of the exiles, the devastation wrought by the Chinese, the inner workings of Tibetan Buddhism--has never before been made known. Certainly no other writer has been closer to this unique story, a story filled with tragedy, but suffused with a rare sense of resilience and hope. This work is now considered a classic, this is an eloquent and compellingly told account of the Dalai Lama's exile from Tibet after its conquest by China.