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Download E-books A World of Her Own: 24 Amazing Women Explorers and Adventurers (Women of Action) PDF

By Michael Elsohn Ross

An concept for any younger one that loves the outside, natural world, or technology, A international of Her Own tells the tales of 24 courageous ladies from assorted cultures, epochs, and financial backgrounds who've shared comparable missions: to fulfill the actual and psychological demanding situations of exploring the flora and fauna, to guard the surroundings and local cultures, and to depart a mark within the identify of discovery. one of many daring girls profiled are Rosaly Lopes, who labored for NASA and came upon seventy one volcanoes on certainly one of Jupiter’s moons; Helen Thayer, the 1st girl to stroll and ski the Magnetic North Pole observed by means of merely her puppy; Kay Cottee, the 1st girl to effectively sail nonstop around the globe thoroughly unassisted; and Anna Smith Peck, who set the list for the top climb within the Western Hemisphere on the age of fifty eight. those and different attractive profiles, in keeping with either ancient examine and firsthand interviews, pressure how early life passions and pursuits, perseverance, and braveness led those ladies to beat demanding situations and holiday obstacles to accomplish nice good fortune of their adventurous goals and careers. A bibliography and annotated record of exploration assets and companies make this a useful source for younger explorers, mom and dad, and lecturers alike.

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Download E-books Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War PDF

By Catherine Clinton

Over a decade in the past, the booklet of Divided Houses ushered in a brand new box of scholarship on gender and the Civil warfare. Following in its wake, Battle Scars showcases insights from award-winning historians in addition to rising students. This quantity depicts the ways that gender, race, nationalism, faith, literary tradition, sexual mores, or even epidemiology underwent radical variations from while americans went to warfare in 1861 via Reconstruction. studying the interaction between such phenomena as racial stereotypes, sexual violence, trauma, and notions of masculinity, Battle Scars represents the simplest new scholarship on women and men within the North and South and highlights how lives have been remodeled via this period of tumultuous change.

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Download E-books Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape PDF

By Jenna Miscavige Hill, Lisa Pulitzer

Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology chief David Miscavige, was once raised as a Scientologist yet left the arguable faith in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she stocks her precise tale of lifestyles contained in the higher ranks of the sect, information her reports as a member Sea Org—the church's maximum ministry, speaks of her "disconnection" from family members outdoors of the association, and tells the tale of her final escape.

In this tell-all memoir, entire with kin pictures from her time within the Church, Jenna Miscavige Hill, a trendy critic of Scientology who now is helping others depart the association, deals an insider's profile of the ideals, rituals, and secrets and techniques of the faith that has captured the fascination of hundreds of thousands, together with a few of Hollywood's brightest stars akin to Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

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Download E-books Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: An American Woman's Life PDF

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was once born on the sunrise of the 20th century, destined for superstar as one half the notorious darlings of the Jazz Age literary international.

A southern belle from Montgomery, Alabama, Fitzgerald epitomized the “New girl” of the trendy period in long island and Paris, all of the whereas residing at the fringe of a apprehensive breakdown.

Linda Wagner-Martin has created a cultural biography, instructed from Zelda’s point of view rather than from her recognized wife, F Scott Fitzgerald.

Using formerly ignored details from the Princeton files, Wagner-Martin vividly illustrates Zelda’s mental panorama, from the roots of her alcoholism to her enviable creative presents and achievements: novels, essays, brief tales, ballet or even portray.

This is a riveting and provocative portrayal of a skilled woman’s specialist and emotional conflicts, as suitable this day as part a century ago.

“Wagner-Martin has performed extra learn into the lifetime of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald and taken better intelligence to its interpretation than somebody else. … in an outstanding and delicate analyzing of voluminous correspondence, a few of it to be had for the 1st time right here, she successfully challenged the straightforward end that Zelda was once a sufferer of ‘madness’, a note usually used to undermine her price as a individual. a person who desires to know the way it used to be with Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald will examine very much from this publication’ - Scott Donaldson, writer of ‘Hemingway vs Fitzgerald’

“Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald sought after all of it: husband, kinfolk, paintings — besides glamour, reputation and artistic luck. within the psychiatric phrases of her time, she as a girl who didn't understand her position. and he or she paid an lousy rate. The query is . . . might issues were any more straightforward for her this day? Linda Wagner-Martin maps the ups and downs of a woman's lifestyles in proposal frightening and illuminating methods” - Dale Spender, writer of ‘Man Made Language’

“Linda Wagner-Martin alterations our photo of Zelda from devil-may-care flapper to Southern Belle, from lunatic to expert girl, from hysteric to proficient author. Ballerina, writer, mom, and spouse, Zelda was once the fabricated from a selected time and position. This cultural biography in the end is helping us to find Zelda inside of an unfolding historical past of yankee women's social, sexual, and creative practices.” Cathy N. Davidson, Duke University

Linda Wagner-Martin has gained instructing awards at Michigan kingdom college and UNC. She is at the moment the president of the Ernest Hemingway beginning. between her fifty edited and written books are biographies of Sylvia Plath, Gertrude Stein, Ellen Glasgow, Barbara Kingsolver, and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald.

Endeavour Press is the UK's top autonomous writer of electronic books.

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Download E-books Silver Queen: The Fabulous Story of Baby Doe Tabor PDF

[Illustrated Edition.] The previously attractive and glamorous child Doe Tabor, her thousands misplaced decades prior to, was once came across lifeless on her cabin ground on the Matchless Mine in Leadville, Colorado, on March 7, 1935. Her physique, merely partly clothed, used to be frozen with ten days’ stiffness into the form of a pass. Her tale were a drama of contrasts, from rags to riches and from riches again to rags back, the full play enacted opposed to the backdrop of Colorado’s fantastic and munificent mountains. yet what these ruthless snow-capped peaks provide, in addition they remove and nearly as though they have been gods, they unmarried out definite characters in historical past to wreck through first making mad. Mrs. Tabor went to her loss of life with a fable concerning the Matchless Mine.

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Download E-books Yeats and Women (Macmillan Literary Annuals) (No. 9) PDF

By Deirdre Toomey

"Yeats and ladies" is a suite of essays on W.B.Yeats which focuses upon his relation to girls; its serious and biographical techniques hire feminist and psychoanalytic conception, and social anthropology. It covers such components as sexuality and its dynamic in his writing; his courting with Maud Gonne, Olivia Shakespear, Florence Farr and Edith Shackleon Heald and his past due problem with impotence and lesbianism. His monetary and literary dating with woman Gregory is analyzed from some extent of view no longer his personal. His occult friendship with Dorothea Hunter is printed by way of newly found papers, together with her memoirs; whereas the debatable factor of his curiosity in eugenics and racial theories of intelligence can be tested within the mild of manuscripts and letters. different unpublished fabric within the quantity contains Florence Farr's letters to Yeats, and a brand new poem. The 17 plates contain the tomb and coffin of Maud Gonne's first baby, Florence Farr's occult Egyptian shrine, and the final picture of Yeats.

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Download E-books My Heart Will Cross This Ocean: My Story, My Son, Amadou PDF

By Kadiatou Diallo

Descended from West African kings and healers, raised within the turbulence of Guinea within the Nineteen Sixties, Kadiatou Diallo used to be married off on the age of 13 and bore her first baby whilst she used to be 16. Twenty-three years later, that child–a mild, blameless younger guy named Amadou Diallo–was gunned down with no reason at the streets of latest York urban. Now Kadi Diallo tells the stunning, inspiring tale of her existence, her loss, and the defiant power she has consistently discovered inside of.

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