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  Memoir '44 | BoardGameGeek
Memoir '44 ™ is a historical boardgame where players face-off in stylized battles of some of the most historic battles of World War II including Omaha Beach, Pegasus Bridge, Operation Cobra and the Ardennes.
Memoir '44 includes over 15 different battle scenarios and features a double-sided hex game board for both beach landings and countryside combat.
Memoir '44 is designed for 2 players but easily accommodates team play.
www.boardgamegeek.com /game/10630   (480 words)

  
  Memoir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Memoirs may appear less structured and less encompassing than formal autobiographical works as they are usually about part of a life, often a public part, rather than the chronological telling of a life from childhood to adulthood/old age.
In another vein, the pagan rhetor Libanius framed his life memoir as one of his orations, not the public kind, but the literary kind that would be read aloud in the privacy of one's study.
This kind of memoir refers to the idea in ancient Greece and Rome, that memoirs were like "memos," pieces of unfinished and unpublished writing which a writer might use as a memory aid to make a more finished document later on.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Memoir   (379 words)

  
 George Rogers Clark Memoir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The introduction to the memoir and text of the memoir, which follows in nine parts, are quoted from Conquest of the Country Northwest of the River Ohio 1778-1783 and Life of Gen. George Rogers Clark by William Hayden English.
The memoir which will now be given was the last and longest account written by General Clark of his campaigns against the British posts northwest of the river Ohio, and the events in Kentucky and Virginia connected therewith.
The memoir seems to have been in the form of a letter, and the word "Sir" at the beginning indicates that it was, at least, not addressed to Jefferson and Madison jointly, or to more than one person.
www.statelib.lib.in.us /www/ihb/resources/grcmemintro.html   (500 words)

  
 "Almost Famous" by Lorraine Adams
This spring there are more memoirs than last spring by, for want of a better term, "nobodies," those who are neither generals, statesmen, celebrities nor their kin.
But in memoir, the loved one is not only told about it, but so is the reading public; and instead of an air-clearing session screamed over the kitchen table, it is preserved in the Library of Congress.
Memoir was becoming an attempt to know not what one should know, but what one could know.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /features/2001/0204.adams.html   (3466 words)

  
 Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art, by Judith Barrington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
More often, "memoirs" (always preceded by a possessive pronoun: "my memoirs," "his memoirs") were a kind of scrapbook in which pieces of a life were pasted.
The narrator is the protagonist of your memoir.
If the charm of memoir is that we, the readers, see the author struggling to understand her past, then we must also see the author trying out opinions she may later shoot down, only to try out others as she takes a position about the meaning of her story.
www.judithbarrington.com /writingthemem.html   (3586 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Memoir: Books: John McGahern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The memoir is also a great portrait of Ireland in the 1940s and 50s, a time of frugal comfort but also of low expectation and depression for many people in a country that seemed to have no future.
Memoir is the centrepiece of the jigsaw McGahern has had us put together throughout his life as a novelist.
Memoir maybe confirms things we already knew, or things we once glimpsed, in his life and in ours, for sure in mine.
www.amazon.co.uk /Memoir-John-McGahern/dp/0571228100   (1551 words)

  
 memoir
The memoir, especially as it is being used in publishing today, often tries to capture certain highlights or meaningful moments in one's past, often including a contemplation of the meaning of that event at the time of the writing of the memoir.
To write a memoir, begin by brainstorming on paper all the events you can remember from your life that were either very important to you in a positive way, or very important to you in a negative way.
But remember, a memoir is supposed to be true, so be careful not to exaggerate or embellish the truth.
www.inkspell.homestead.com /memoir.html   (945 words)

  
 Memoir Writers - journal writing from a historical perspective
Memoir Writers - journal writing from a historical perspective
The web has no memory - unless it is created
Banner graphics and content copyright © Memoir Writers 2001-2002
www.memoirwriters.com   (469 words)

  
 Reader's Advisory-Problem Memoir - EngagedIntellectual.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Memoir is also distinguished from autobiography for its tendency to emphasize the perspective of the present moment on the past, and frequently, the focus on a particular facet or moment of a life.
Memoir is also less frequently about the lives of the famous or infamous than biography or autobiography.
Despite her desire to tell her story, this emotional distance from the pain of her childhood and its seeming restyling as being at peace with her experiences suggest, at least to this reader, that the author may still be denying something of where she came from and what it means.
www.uwm.edu /People/ljsmth/reader'sadvisory.html   (980 words)

  
 MODULE 2 -- WHAT IS A MEMOIR?
A memoir deals with a theme that may be handled in a brief period of time or stretch out over a lifetime.
Memoir is not written to please the reader -- it is not fanciful, imaginary or invented.
Beware of memoirs where the author is so self-conscious about retrospection that the voice is overly solemn and consequently a bit pompous.
www.seniornet.org /courses/memoirs1/mmod2.shtml   (1359 words)

  
 Half the House: a Memoir by Richard Hoffman
It may be that, in our moment, the impulse to write memoir, the marriage of the personal essay with dramatic narrative, stems largely from the overload experienced by writers driven back by the torrent of propaganda that attempts to shape a consensus through the media.
After you publish a memoir, you learn a lot about people, about their frames of reference, about the various provinces of their mental country, the way the world is tendered, sundered, gendered, the way they make themselves safe.
She insisted that since I mentioned in the memoir that I was a member of a twelve-step program, that that is where the impulse came from.
www.abbington.com /hoffman/memoir.html   (4460 words)

  
 Marge Piercy - SLEEPING WITH CATS
Piercy notes that her memoir’s focus is her emotional life, but that understates the book’s rich picture of her literary and political life.
In this moving and generous memoir, Marge Piercy shares her perspectives on life and explores her development as a woman and a writer.
This stimulating, intimate, and original memoir is a wonderful portrait of her struggle to become an artist, a lover, and an activist outside of the mainstream, a convoluted woman triumphantly free.
www.margepiercy.com /books/sleeping-with-cats.htm   (3287 words)

  
 Scholastic.com | Teachers: Write It | Teacher Center: Memoir
Memoir is a particularly appropriate genre to tackle with secondary students because they are often so inwardly focused.
After we look at how the memoirs work, we add some more criteria to our original chart from Lesson Two by answering, “What else needs to be in a good memoir?” What I want added, and what I try to encourage my students to see, is that each event has to have a purpose.
Memoirs become a doorway for students to not only begin to learn the basics of narrative writing, but also invite students to think deeply about their world and to share their lives through language.
teacher.scholastic.com /writeit/memoir/teacher/easing.htm   (1343 words)

  
 RPGnet: Review of Memoir '44: Eastern Front
Memoir '44: Eastern Front is the second expansion to Richard Borg's Memoir '44 game.
It needs the original Memoir '44 game to play, but none of the other expansions are required (although the arctic map, expansion #3, is nice).
The troops in Memoir '44 act pretty much the same as the troops in the main game, but there's a lot of variety in the other elements.
www.rpg.net /reviews/archive/11/11710.phtml   (1841 words)

  
 What is a Memoir
In memoir classes at Gotham Writers' Workshop, there is often some confusion in the first class about what exactly a memoir is.
This term doesn't imply that the memoir writer is trying to be literary or highfalutin.
The only real prerequisite you need in order to start writing a memoir is to be a thinking, feeling human being who has lived some life.
www.paper-jam.com /what_is_a_memoir.htm   (1482 words)

  
 AlterNet: Rise of the "Nobody" Memoir
But editors and publicists point out that the business of nobody memoirs is really not all that different from that of the first-time novel, with one important marketing distinction: You can sometimes book a first-time nobody memoirist on NPR, Morning Edition, Dateline and the like, while you can't book a first-time novelist.
Before he wrote his memoir of his wife's metastatic breast cancer, It Takes a Worried Man, another of the new spring releases, his reading tastes were confined to horror and science fiction, "your basic exploding heads and vampires." Halpin's persona is that of a self-deprecating, sit-tight and hang-on honest schmoe.
By the time of Rousseau's Confessions in 1782, the memoir had become a mimetic narrative; the plot as meandering as life, the reckoning with God, one of many reckonings.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=12914   (3603 words)

  
 Memoir
Memoirs are representations of memory, not of history.
There seems to be a notion afoot that the memoir has overstayed its welcome, that there is something inherently tacky about the parade of seminobodies exhibiting their stumps of addiction or abuse.
A memoir that shows the author still caught in cycles of recrimination and pain is a memoir probably best left in the author's desk drawer.
ist-socrates.berkeley.edu /~kihlstrm/memoir.htm   (4951 words)

  
 Memoir Writing (Book Review)
The memoir genre provides an opprtunity to write highly personal stories that draw on their own experiences.
Memoir is a modern-day (and more indelible) counterpart to the oral storytelling tradition.
In Living To Tell The Tale, Jane Taylor McDonnell emphasizes what she calls "witness narratives: memoirs of survival" (which also happens to be the title of her writing course at Carleton College).
www.writing.org /html/a_memoir.htm   (233 words)

  
 Vortimac Software - Memoir
Memoir is a complete notebook application for the Mac.
Memoir is built on the same solid foundation as Dossier, which means you can rest assured that your information is in good hands.
Below are a few screenshots of Memoir, as well as a brief list of features (along with links to more of each).
www.vortimac.com /memoir/index.php   (218 words)

  
 Learn about memoir, autobiography, reminiscence, and legacy
Here's why Memoir Cafe is the best place on the web for women to write and share their work in memoir.
The opportunity to explore the limits and depths of memoir as an artist and as a woman.
Memoir Café has offered all of these beyond my wildest dreams.
www.memoircafe.com /pages.php?which_page=for_visitors   (975 words)

  
 Memories Into Memoir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
I can help you create a short memoir that captures a notable time in your life—or in the lives of your children, parents, and other special people.
Memoirs vary widely in nature and purpose—and approaches to a memoir project vary.
A personal memoir allows one to share insights, observations, and special experiences—and to celebrate the mystery and complexity of a life.
www.memoir-write.com /index.html   (812 words)

  
 Amazon.com: All Will Be Well: A Memoir: Books: John Mcgahern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Yet the memoir is also hard to penetrate because of its digressions and the unfortunate editorial choice to run the text together without chapter breaks.
I would have edited more of the micro-detail that McG presents, as not all of it is germane to his larger arc, although he labors long in providing the meticulous array of details and spare dialogue to pace his vignettes.
This memoir, particularly focusing on his childhood years is strangely flat in places, but where it illuminates is in his relationship to his mother, and, in the true Irish fashion; his relationship to her MEMORY.
www.amazon.com /All-Will-Be-Well-Memoir/dp/1400044960   (2996 words)

  
 Scholastic.com | Teachers: Write It | Memoir
One of the best ways to review a memoir is to have someone else read it and then give you his or her impressions of what’s working and what needs work.
On the first pass, have your reader underline the sections he or she finds striking or original and draw squiggly lines under sections that don’t seem to be working.
Along with your reader, perform the passages of dialogue in your memoir out loud, alternating characters, as if it were a play.
teacher.scholastic.com /writeit/memoir/review/neweyes.htm   (262 words)

  
 Write a Memoir to Remember!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Some common themes for memoirs include dealing with the Vietnam experience; losing a child to a terminal illness or suicide; coping with a physical handicap; leaving one's husband or family in midlife to start over in an exotic location; finding God; and recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction.
One common memoir theme is the diagnosis, treatment and survival of cancer.
When my online students are asked what sources they will use to write their memoirs, those writing about their own lives and the recent past respond with "my memories." That is what a memoir is drawn from—your memories—but there are still considerations to keep in mind regarding context.
www.writersdigest.com /articles/carmack_memoir_to_remember.asp   (1790 words)

  
 Funagain Games: Memoir '44   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
From the cliffs of Pointe-du-Hoc to the hedgerow battles in the Corentin Peninsula and beyond -- Memoir '44 airdrops you into the key battles that turned the tide in Western Europe during the summer of 1944.
Memoir '44 is a unique historical game where players command a horde of little plastic Army men facing-off in dozens of WWII battles on an oversize hex game board.
With Memoir '44 girlfriend and I were up and running within 15 minutes, and had great fun...
www.funagain.com /control/product/~product_id=014770   (1071 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Memoir: Books: John Murrell,Douglas Chamberlain,Pat Galloway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Sarah Bernhardt, for whom the expression drama queen was coined (or should have been), is the subject of Memoir, the only piece among the three prominently featuring two actors.
In "Memoir", John Murrell choreographs a memory dance for Bernhardt as she recalls the forces and personalities that have shaped her life.
As she and George begin to recreate the personalities and events of long ago, past and present merge into one gloriously poignant moment and the Mediterranean background fades into the recollected landscape of a life fully and exuberantly lived.
www.amazon.com /Memoir-John-Murrell/dp/0660179741   (954 words)

  
 Memoir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This 80 page memoir was written as a commission for the Gale Biography series, to which I'd been warmly recommended by the great champion of poets and poetry, Jack Foley of Oakland, CA.
After the memoir was written and submitted, I was informed by one of the editors at Gale that, since the class of libraries with my books on their shelves has measure zero, Gale intended to renege on the sum of $1000 promised on completion of my part of the contract.
Posting the memoir on the Internet while they were living might would have injured their reputations.
www.fermentmagazine.org /memoir.html   (21831 words)

  
 BookBlog: Memoir?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
While I agree that memoir is a manifestation of memory and that memory is unreliable, I do think it was disingenuous of Frey to present the work as true when there were things in there that he knew weren't true.
Ana, James Frey is just some dude that used to be a crackhead/alcoholic, and then he wrote a memoir about it that sold a lot of copies, and then Oprah chose it for her book club, which of course brought a lot of new readers on board.
I agree that memoir is highly subjective, which is why my original post mentioned how I always start one knowing that I'm getting more of an impression of truth rather than truth itself.
www.bookblog.net /bbarchives/000391.html   (1226 words)

  
 Autobiography & Memoir
Iran Awakening is the memoir of Shirin Ebadi, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle to hold Iran's clerical regime accountable for its gross human rights violations.
James Frey's faux memoir exposes corporate publishing as an industry so starved for bestsellers that it is unable to protect itself from fraud.
Party in the Blitz, the final volume of Nobel laureate Elias Canetti's memoirs, is a chaotic, horribly fascinating memoir of a man who was a slave to love, an omnivorous intellect and a literary giant.
www.thenation.com /directory/autobiography_memoir   (363 words)

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