Category: Women

  • Jewels: 50 Phenomenal Black Women Over 50 by Michael Cunningham, Connie Briscoe

    By Michael Cunningham, Connie Briscoe

    Photographer Michael Cunningham (coauthor of Crowns) and writer Connie Briscoe, a brand new York occasions bestselling novelist, profile 50 ladies over the age of fifty who've been remarkably successful--whether in attaining the pinnacle of the corporate ladder, discovering repute in politics or the humanities, or raising a son to be pleased with a unmarried mother--and reveal the ways in which they've got prevailed regardless of daunting obstacles. Their tales are paired with Cunningham's intimate portraits of the women.

    JEWELS contains famous and little-known women alike, from academics and bosses to artists, authors, and entertainers. one of the celebrities profiled within the ebook are Ruby Dee, Eleanor Holmes Norton, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Marion Wright Edelman. Coauthor Connie Briscoe also appears right here as one of many featured Jewels, telling her inspiring own tale. World-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni contributes an unique poem to the e-book.
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  • Mary Shelley by Miranda Seymour

    By Miranda Seymour

    Publish yr note: First released in 2000

    Mary Shelley's personal lifestyles was once as dramatic as her fiction. Even had she no longer (at the age of nineteen) authored Frankenstein, one of many maximum horror fables in literature, she will be the most important to the learn of Romanticism, because the daughter of 2 of the good radical thinkers of the day, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft (who died following Mary's birth); and because the moment Mrs Percy Bysshe Shelley, her better half for that stormy remain at Byron's Geneva villa in 1816 - the 'haunted summer' that begat Frankenstein. Drawing on unexplored assets, Miranda Seymour's highly acclaimed biography penetrates the parable to provide the fullest, richest portrait of this notable girl.

    'Mary Shelley is the main incredible biography of a feminine author to have come my manner for a complete decade.' Financial occasions
    'Brilliant and spell binding, this portrait illuminates Mary's lifestyles in lots of unforeseen ways.' Independent on Sunday
    'Miranda Seymour has shiny narrative presents and a perceptive knowing of the most personalities.' New York instances ebook Review
    'A thoughtfully thought of and incredibly life like portrait of a posh and infrequently misunderstood character.' Los Angeles Times
    'A harrowing lifestyles, splendidly retold.' Washington publish e-book international
    'A greatest biography.' New Yorker
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  • Samurai Women 1184-1877 [Osprey Warrior 151] by Stephen Turnbull

    By Stephen Turnbull

    Описание (About this book): From while the Empress Jingo-kogo led an invasion of Korea during pregnancy with the longer term Emperor Ojin, stories of woman eastern warriors have emerged from Japan’s wealthy historical past. utilizing fabric that hasn't ever been translated into English earlier than, this ebook provides the tale of Japan’s woman warriors for the 1st time, revealing the function of the ladies of the samurai type in all their many manifestations, investigating their guns, apparatus, roles, education and trust structures. Crucially, in addition to describing the ladies who have been warriors of their personal correct, like Hauri Tsuruhime and the ladies of Aizu, this booklet additionally seems at events whilst ladies turned the facility in the back of the throne, ruling and warring during the males round them.
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  • Dear Zari: The Secret Lives of the Women of Afghanistan by Zarghuna Kargar

    By Zarghuna Kargar

    "A strong number of stories that depict the struggles and hopes of Afghan girls. a frequently emotional and from time to time painful learn, this publication is finally a poignant get together of human resilience below incredible duress. " —KHALED HOSSEINI, New York Times bestselling writer of The Kite Runner


    "I am deeply touched through those stories...Dear Zari can be learn by means of a person who cares and needs to understand approximately Asia and Asian women." —XINRAN


    "All the tales in Dear Zari illustrate the anguish because of deeply ingrained Afghan traditions. yet [the women's} bravery and resilience shines via and Kargar touchingly unearths how listening to others' lifestyles tales ultimately gave her the braveness to percentage her personal. " —The Independent


    Moving, enlightening, and heartbreaking, Dear Zari supplies voice to the key lives of Afghan ladies. For the 1st time, Dear Zari permits those girls to inform their tales of their personal phrases: from the kid bride given as money to finish of a kin feud, to a existence spent in a depressing, dusty room weaving carpets, from a tender lady being stated as a boy, to a lady residing as a widow kept away from via society.


    Intimate, emotional, painful and uplifting, those tales discover the soreness and power of ladies during this deeply spiritual and extremely conventional society, and express how their braveness is an suggestion to girls everywhere.
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  • The Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane by Calamity Jane

    By Calamity Jane

    Initially bought through the touring Kohl & Middleton Dime Museum as a brief keepsake ebook, The existence and Adventures of Calamity Jane via Herself

    The lifestyles and Adventures of Calamity Jane via Herself is as wild and outlandish because the writer herself, providing a distinct viewpoint right into a lady who lived her lifestyles outdoors of the conventions of her time. recognized in the course of her lifestyles, Calamity Jane turned better than existence after her demise in 1903 and her legend lives on via modern media, together with within the 2013 novel In Calamity's Wake by means of Natalee Caple, and as a personality at the renowned HBO sequence Deadwood.

    HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic structure, upholding the top criteria in e-book construction and celebrating interpreting in all its kinds. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.
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  • The Columbia guide to American women in the Nineteenth by Catherine Clinton; Christine Lunardini

    By Catherine Clinton; Christine Lunardini

    The adventure of ladies within the 19th century has generated a wealth of interdisciplinary study in contemporary many years. The Columbia consultant to American girls within the 19th Century provides the simplest of the hot scholarship to be had in a concise, "one-stop" source, delivering scholars of women's background and nineteenth-century American tradition with an authoritative resource of knowledge and interpretation. The authors emphasize parts within which students have pointed out vital alterations (such as suffrage and reform), subject matters during which researchers are actually making nice strides (such as racial, ethnic, non secular, and local diversity), and cutting edge and comparatively fresh explorations (for instance, paintings on woman sexuality). obtainable review articles and alphabetical encyclopedia-like entries are mixed in a accomplished, easy-to-use volume.Part 1 features a historiographical essay through a ten-chapter narrative evaluation. those chapters comprise discussions of households and families, hard work and the crew, faith and morality, feminism and equivalent rights, reform and voluntarism, and more.Part 2 is an A-to-Z directory of concise entries on key words, outstanding figures, political activities, social and non secular organisations, and legislation.Part three is an annotated chronology putting occasions in old context.Part four is a topically prepared collection of the simplest assets for extra learn, together with common old works, biographies and autobiographies, journals, files, websites, novels, and movies.
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  • Brave men and women : their struggles, failures, and by O. E. (Osgood Eaton) Fuller

    By O. E. (Osgood Eaton) Fuller

    Courageous women and men - Their Struggles, mess ups, And Triumphs is gifted right here in a top quality paperback version. This renowned vintage paintings through O. E. (Osgood Eaton) Fuller is within the English language, and will no longer contain snap shots or pictures from the unique version. in the event you benefit from the works of O. E. (Osgood Eaton) Fuller then we hugely suggest this e-book on your booklet assortment.
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  • The Sky My Kingdom: Memoirs of the Famous German World War by Hanna Reitsch

    By Hanna Reitsch

    The Sky My country is the interesting autobiography of the recognized global warfare attempt pilot - Hanna Reitsch (March 29, 1912 - August 24, 1979).

    As the warfare advanced, Reitsch was once invited to fly a lot of Germany's most recent (and more and more determined) designs, together with the rocket-propelled Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet, and several other higher bombers on which she demonstrated a number of mechanisms for slicing barrage balloon cables. After crashing on her 5th Me 163 flight, she used to be badly injured yet insisted on writing her file prior to falling subconscious and spending 5 months in medical institution. ultimately she turned Adolf Hitler's favourite pilot. Reitsch used to be one in every of simply ladies provided the Iron move top notch in the course of international warfare II, and the one lady presented the Luftwaffe mixed Pilot and Observer Badge with Diamonds. She survived many injuries and used to be badly injured numerous times.

    In the final days of the battle Reitsch used to be requested to fly her better half, Colonel-General Robert Ritter von Greim, into Berlin to fulfill with Hitler. town used to be already surrounded by way of purple military troops who had made major growth into the downtown region once they arrived at the twenty seventh April, touchdown on a urban highway, and traveled to the Fuhrerbunker. The airplane she used used to be the justly recognized Fieseler Storch already popular for the make the most that rescued Mussolini, in basic terms including to the legend of either Reitsch and that plane. She is related to have overheard Hitler laying out plans for Nazi commanders to affix jointly in mass suicide while it was once visible that the struggle was once over. She additionally was hoping to fly out propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels' six young children, who were staying within the bunker when you consider that April 22 with their mom and dad, yet neither Joseph nor Magda Goebbels might enable it. She escaped Berlin on twenty ninth April through flying out via heavy Russian anti-aircraft fire.

    She used to be a loyal and idealistic Nazi, who loved Adolf Hitler and refused to think the stories of focus camps and torture. now not until eventually a lot later may she say that she were "disgusted" via what she witnessed within the 3rd Reich. She was once held for 18 months via the yankee army after the warfare, she used to be interrogated and for that reason released.

    After the battle German electorate have been forbidden from flying, other than, after many years, in gliders. In 1952 Reitsch gained 3rd position on the planet gliding championship in Spain (and was once the single lady who competed). She endured to damage files together with the women's altitude checklist (6848 meters) and have become German champion in 1955.


    "...detailed but hugely readable memoir...reflecting because it does her sheer exuberance within the joys of flying in addition to supplying perception into the plans of the Luftwaffe throughout the war." WWII heritage, iciness 2009

    " attention-grabbing examine the lifetime of an comprehensive pilot, try out pilot, and witness of wartime Germany", 03/2010
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  • First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis's Civil War by Joan E. Cashin

    By Joan E. Cashin

    I like Varina Davis as a result many trials and tribulations she suffered and for her revolutionary rules, a few of which she couldn't exhibit due to her husband's positions. After analyzing this booklet, i'll by no means back have a lot admire for Jefferson Davis as a result of his remedy of her, together with his philandering. whereas he used to be away for prolonged sessions, she had the complete accountability for the relations, but he appeared to not savor her. The ebook was once well-written, yet was once no longer a simple booklet to digest.
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  • Pocketbook Power: How to Reach the Hearts and Minds of by Bernice Kanner

    By Bernice Kanner

    Whereas ladies make up 52.1 percentage of the U.S. inhabitants, they regulate two-thirds of the nation's disposable source of revenue. In Pocketbook energy famous advertising and marketing specialist and bestselling writer Bernice Kanner describes how woman spending energy has noticeably reworked the face of advertising during the last numerous many years. Combining compelling demographic and statistical info with eye-opening and exciting "tales from the trenches," she explores how the advert global has replied to a female-dominated industry. zone by way of zone, Kanner describes winning techniques which were used to arrive girls shoppers of clothing, monetary providers, future health care, expertise, and extra. An wonderful and informative examine how contemporary women-dominated market is shaking up the established order on Madison road Anatomizes the most profitable (and unsuccessful) women-oriented campaigns of all occasions
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