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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"A robust choice of stories that depict the struggles and hopes of Afghan girls. a frequently emotional and every now and then painful learn, this booklet is finally a poignant party of human resilience below incredible duress. " —KHALED HOSSEINI, manhattan occasions bestselling writer of The Kite Runner
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In the summer time of 1962, nineteen-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived by way of teach in Washington, D. C. , to start an internship within the White condo press place of work. The Kennedy management had reinvigorated the capital and the country—and Mimi was once desirous to give a contribution. For a tender girl from a privileged yet sheltered upbringing, the task was once the opportunity of an entire life. even if she all started as a lowly intern, Mimi made an impact on Kennedy’s internal circle and, after simply 3 days on the White residence, she was once provided to the President himself.
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The heads were forwarded to Otomo Sorin in Usuki, who was much encouraged thereby. The heroic Myorin-ni was clearly in the thick of the fighting because during one assault she sustained a deep arrow wound and was captured. The Shimazu general Nomura treated her with the greatest respect and took her to the castle of Takashiro. Ironically this was the castle where a siege in 1578 had led to the battle of Mimigawa and the death of Myorin-ni's husband. She did not recover from the wound, and died there in the same place as her husband.
One of these was Anotsu in Ise Province (modern Tsu in Mie Prefecture). Tomita Nobutaka held it for Ieyasu, and when he was called away to serve the Tokugawa Anotsu came under attack from Ishida Mitsunari's army under Nabeshima Katsushige (1580-1657). As in other similar cases, Tomita's wife Yuki no kata took charge of the situation and defended the castle successfully for the Tokugawa. The samurai woman who became associated with Veda Castle was Komatsu-dono (1573-1620), the daughter of Tokugawa Ieyasu's famous retainer Honda Tadakatsu (1548-1610).
Among the dead at Mimigawa lay the 30-year-old Yoshioka Shigeoki, the keeper of Tsurusaki Castle that lay between two rivers a little to the east of Funai. His son Yoshioka Munemasu was only ten years old, and so great had been the swathes cut into the Otomo leadership that there was no alternative but to leave Tsurusaki Castle for the meantime in the capable hands of Shigeoki's widow Myorin-ni. Over the next few years Myorin-ni did indeed prove to be highly capable in the peacetime administration of the castle while Otomo Sorin consolidated his position now that any hopes of expansion had been curtailed.