5 dokumentumregény

5 dokumentumregény

A dokumentumregény olyan regény, ami félig valóság, félig fikció. Érdemes ilyet olvasni, mert a száraz tényeket emészthetővé teszi, és beleszövi a történetbe a valóságot, így az ismereteinket is bővíthetjük egy-egy személy életéről vagy múltbeli eseményekről.

Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England’s Forgotten Arctic Explorer

Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England’s Forgotten Arctic Explorer

Benjamin Leigh Smith discovered and named dozens of islands in the Arctic but published no account of his pioneering explorations. He refused public accolades and sent stand-ins to deliver the results of his work to scientific societies. Yet, the Royal Geographic Society’s Sir Clements R. Markham referred to him as a polar explorer of the first rank.Traveling to the Arctic islands that Leigh Smith explored and crisscrossing England to uncover unpublished journals, diaries, and photographs, archaeologist and writer P. J. Capelotti details Leigh Smith’s five major Arctic expeditions and places them within the context of the great polar explorations in the nineteenth century.

Exposé of Polygamy : A Lady’s Life among the Mormons

Exposé of Polygamy : A Lady’s Life among the Mormons

After the 1872 publication of Expose’, Fanny Stenhouse became a celebrity in the cultural wars between Mormons and much of America. An English convert, she had grown disillusioned with the Mormon Church and polygamy, which her husband practiced before associating with a circle of dissident Utah intellectuals and merchants. Stenhouse’s critique of plural marriage, Brigham Young, and Mormonism was also a sympathetic look at Utah’s people and honest recounting of her life. Before long, she created a new edition, titled “Tell It All,” which ensured her notoriety in Utah and popularity elsewhere but turned her thoughtful memoir into a more polemical, true expose’ of Polygamy.

Booton Herndon: A fegyvertelen katona : Desmond Doss igaz története

Booton Herndon: A fegyvertelen katona : Desmond Doss igaz története

Számos történet, újságcikk és dokumentumfilm mellett Mel Gibson rendezésében egy egészestés mozi is megörökíti az első olyan amerikai katona történetét, aki a fegyverviselést lelkiismereti okokból megtagadóként kiérdemelte a legmagasabb katonai kitüntetést, a Becsület Érdemérmet. Desmond Doss története azonban jóval több annál, mint amennyit a róla készült A fegyvertelen katona megmutat.

Anne Frank naplója

Anne Frank naplója

Tinédzser koromban többször elolvastam ezt a kötetet. Meghatódva faltam az oldalakat, sokat keseregtem amiatt, hogy mindez nem is olyan rég megtörténhetett. Sokszor alig láttam a betűket, a szűnni nem akaró szivárgó könnyek áradatától. A sanyarú sorsú Anne naplója, valódi bepillantást adott a háborús események hadszínteréről éppúgy, mint a 13 éves mimózalelkű zsidó kislány hétköznapjairól.

Travels of a Country Woman

Travels of a Country Woman

The former Lera Margaret Ussery, born in post-Victorian Tennessee, began her colorful adventures in 1896. Travels of a Country Woman, begins with the family’s emergence from the Depression, initially by way of a trip from Columbia, Tennessee, to the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933. They traveled by “Elizabeth T,” the family Model T Ford and Lera wrote articles about the “Flivver” trip for the Nashville Banner.

Plankton Dreams: What I Learned in Special-Ed

Plankton Dreams: What I Learned in Special-Ed

In Plankton Dreams,Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay crafts a proud, satiric style: the special ed student as literary troublemaker. ‘Mother had always taught me to learn from circumstance,’ he writes. ‘Here, the circumstance was humiliation, a particularly instructive teacher.’ ‘But I’m not complaining,’ he continues. ‘Humiliation, after all, made me a philosopher.’For all of its comic effects, the book alerts readers to an alternative understanding of autism, an understanding that autistics themselves have been promoting for years.

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