Agate Nesaule

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Agate Nesaule, born in 1938, Riga, Lativa, experienced the turmoil of WWII in Germany. After five years in displaced persons' camps, she came to the United States in 1950 and taught herself English by reading "Gone With The Wind." She received a BA, graduating summa cum laude, and her MA in English, both from the University of Indiana-Bloomington. In 1972, Nesaule earned her PhD in 20th century British and American Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

As professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, she received numerous awards: Saunders Award for Excellence for Teaching in the Humanities, College of Letters & Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award, Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award. Pioneering in Women's Stud
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"Amazing writing, well developed characters and an authentic immigrant experience. Not an overpowering theme of Holocaust, however, very powerful nonetheless. Great read!"
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"Nesaule's stories of WWII survivors are poignant and interesting. I have also enjoyed learning a bit about Latvian culture."
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