Category: Women

  • Download E-books Amy Dillwyn PDF

     Born into one among Swansea’s such a lot individual households, Amy Dillwyn (1845–1935) used to be a Welsh novelist who tackled complicated category concerns in her works. Following the deaths of her brother in 1890 and her father in 1892, Dillwyn inherited her father’s bankrupt company and, using an competitive administration sort, restored it to prosperity. during this biography, dependent mostly on Dillwyn’s diaries, David portray sheds gentle in this amazing girl of outstanding spirit and character, revealing her to be not only a pioneering girl British industrialist and novelist but additionally an ardent proponent of social justice.
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  • Download E-books Unveiling the Prophet: The Misadventures of a Reluctant Debutante PDF

    By Lucy Ferriss

    In the fall of 1972, Lucy Ferriss, then a school pupil in California, was once getting ready for the Veiled Prophet Ball at which she was once to be offered to St. Louis society. as soon as the biggest cotillion within the state, the invitation-only ball was once distinct between society occasions not just for the legend and secret surrounding its namesake but additionally for its atmosphere in a public, taxpayer-funded area and for its accompanying parade.
                within the overdue sixties and early seventies, with racial tensions at a boiling aspect and concrete renewal failing, the completely white male Christian club of the Veiled Prophet Society and the Veiled Prophet’s costume—eerily resembling a Klansman’s—attracted the ire of motion, a militant civil rights team. sooner than the 1972 ball, motion founder Percy eco-friendly, himself a local St. Louisan, despatched letters inviting all the debutantes to hitch within the protest: “ACTION is familiar with that you just hate being a part of this upcoming white racist Veiled Prophet Ball as we hate you being compelled to take part through your parents.” The letter didn’t convince Ferriss, who felt she owed it to her father to take part. She wrote again: “Don’t you may have greater fish to fry? this is often only a silly occasion. we're slaughtering humans in Southeast Asia. permit this one move. it's going to fall of its personal weight.”
                yet motion didn't allow this one cross. at the evening of the ball, as Ferriss bowed in obeisance to the group and took her position at the degree, a girl swooped down onto the level and knocked off the Veiled Prophet’s hat and veil, revealing his identification. within the period of enormous Vietnam conflict protests, unmasking a filthy rich and strong previous guy may need appeared a feeble act of revolution, yet this act eternally replaced the Veiled Prophet Ball in St. Louis.
                Ferriss’s memoir blends nearby heritage, nationwide historical past, and her personal own background to create a fast moving narrative that follows time traces. One is the dramatic and infrequently comic story of her attending the unique ball, having eaten part a pan of marijuana cakes previously, with a Jewish hippie who smelled of “unwashed beard.” the opposite tale occurs thirty years later as Ferriss returns to St. Louis from her domestic at the East Coast to trace down a few of ACTION’s vital activists in addition to key figures within the Veiled Prophet Society.
                Over the process this attractive tale, Ferriss undergoes her personal unveiling, as she discusses and is derived to phrases together with her family members; the previous, current, and way forward for St. Louis; and the cultural politics that body younger women’s front into society.
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  • Download E-books The Story of My Life PDF

    The tale of My existence, first released in 1903, is Helen Keller's autobiography detailing her youth, particularly her stories with Anne Sullivan. parts of it have been tailored by way of William Gibson for a 1957 Playhouse ninety construction, a 1959 Broadway play, a 1962 Hollywood function movie, and the Indian movie "Black", which used to be directed by means of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The e-book is devoted to inventor Alexander Graham Bell. The commitment reads, "To ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL Who has taught the deaf to talk and enabled the listening ear to listen to speech from the Atlantic to the Rockies, I devote this tale of My Life."
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  • Download E-books Sylvia Porter: America's Original Personal Finance Columnist (New York State Series) PDF

    By Tracy Lucht

    Sylvia Porter (1913-1991) used to be the nation's first own finance columnist and the most famous ladies of the 20 th century. In Sylvia Porter: America's unique own Finance Columnist, Lucht strains Porter's specialist trajectory, deciding on her profession options and exploring the function of gender in her production of a once-unique, now-ubiquitous type of journalism. A pioneer for either female and male newshounds, Porter demonstrated a style of newspaper writing that might final into the twenty-first century whereas carving an area for ladies in what were a nearly completely male box.
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  • Download E-books Lisingtool Women's Print Sleeveless Halterneck Tank Crop Tops Vest Blouse T-Shirt PDF

    By Brian F. Stokes

    TANK CHARTS was once designed in the sort of approach as to permit the avid gamers to work out the protecting and offensive services in their autos with no need to turn via one million pages of figures. but i feel that TANK CHARTS is, to this point, the main actual illustration of the particular armor facts and talents of the cars in international battle II. the attitude on every bit of steel-plate on every car has been utilized in opting for what the particular potent armor is at every one position on every one unit.
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  • Download E-books Giving it All Away: The Doris Buffett Story PDF

    By Michael Zitz

    While she was once a baby in Omaha, her mom and dad known as her Mary Sunshine.

    Warren Buffett's giant sister Doris hasn't ever misplaced that caliber, regardless of own difficulties that may have soured others at the global. The "retail" philanthropist often called the light woman derives such pleasure from assisting others on a one on one foundation that emotional abuse through a mom who can have been bipolar, a string of awful marriages, approximately wasting her domestic after the 1987 inventory marketplace crash, bouts of melanoma, and, worst of all, estrangement from her personal little ones, have by no means hardened her middle.

    Instead, her personal difficulties have brought on empathy for others, obvious on account that adolescence, to deepen through the years. She has donated $100 million of her personal cash, quite often to participants in hassle via no fault in their personal, usually taking the time to name them individually to figure out find out how to aid. At eighty two, her objective is to offer away her whole fortune, which continues to be colossal regardless of her generosity and the inventory industry crash of 2008.

    "She identifies with the underdog," Warren says.

    Perhaps extra vital than the cloth presents she bestows is her message, resonating via her personal instance: we will all write our personal future. we will be able to all continue the Aristocracy, optimism and selflessness within the face of uncertainty and soreness. And taking good care of others greater than we do for ourselves is the main profitable factor in existence.
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  • Download E-books Women Writing Greece: Essays on Hellenism, Orientalism and Travel. (Internationale Forschungen Zur Allgemeinen & Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft) PDF

    By Vassiliki Kolocotroni, Efterpi Mitsi

    Ladies Writing Greece explores pictures of recent Greece by way of ladies who skilled the rustic as visitors, writers, and students, or who journeyed there during the mind's eye. The essays assembled the following give some thought to women's trip narratives, memoirs and novels, starting from the eighteenth to the past due 20th century, concentrating on the position of gender in commute and cross-cultural mediation and demanding stereotypical perspectives of 'the Greek journey', commonly visible as an antiquarian or Byronic pursuit. This assortment goals to forged new mild on women's participation within the discourses of Hellenism and Orientalism, reading their ideological rendering of Greece as immediately a luminous land and a domain crossed through contradictory cultural stories. prepared chronologically, the essays speak about encounters with Greece by means of, between others, girl Elizabeth Craven, girl Hester Stanhope, woman Montagu, woman Morgan, Mary Shelley, Felicia Skene, Emily Pfeiffer, Eva Palmer, Jane Ellen Harrison, Virginia Woolf, Ethel Smyth, Christa Wolf, Penelope Storace and Gillian Bouras, and examine them via numerous severe, historic, contextual and theoretical frames. Vassiliki Kolocotroni is Senior Lecturer in English Literature on the college of Glasgow. Efterpi Mitsi is Assistant Professor on the school of English stories of the collage of Athens.
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  • Download E-books An Accidental Pioneer: A Farm Girl's Drive to the Finish PDF

    By Lorene McCormick Burkhart

    Lorene Burkhart was once born on a farm in southern Indiana. either mom and dad have been pioneers of a type. Her father had an adventurous spirit that stored him continually trying to find new territories to overcome. Her mom possessed the grit, decision, and perseverance to step up and tackle unexcepted demanding situations. Lorene Burkhart inherited those characteristics as is illustrated via the existence she has led.
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