Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals of Rachel Corrie

Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals of Rachel Corrie

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by Rachel Corrie
     
 

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"A testament to how deeply we need the power and vision and energy of young women to transform the world."--Eve EnslerSee more details below

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"A testament to how deeply we need the power and vision and energy of young women to transform the world."--Eve Ensler

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Adrienne Rich
“[Corrie's] honest, sometimes scathing, renditions of the dark passages and fierce attachments of adolescence and young womanhood in the 1990s possess authenticity and power.”
Publishers Weekly

In 2003, while attempting to block the demolition of a Palestinian family's home in the Gaza Strip, 23-year-old American Rachel Corrie was killed by an armored Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer operated by a member of the Israel Defense Forces. This collection of her journal entries opens a window on the maturation of a young woman seeking to make the world a better place through social activism. The essays, poetry and drawings reveal Corrie going through the routine pangs of growing up, the development of her social consciousness and her love of language. Two events broadened Corrie's perspective beyond her childhood home of Olympia, Wash. A 1995 student exchange trip to Russia and the repercussions of 9/11 were formative events accelerating her desire to help those she felt were harmed by U. S foreign policy. Following Corrie's death, the British newspaper the Guardian published her e-mail accounts of what she'd witnessed in Gaza. This collection of essays, while uneven, contains thought-provoking ideas. (Apr.)

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ISBN-13:
9780393333909
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/09/2009
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,359,622
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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