Category: Women

  • Download E-books Come Back: A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Hell and Back (P.S.) PDF

    By Claire Fontaine

    In strong parallel tales, mom and daughter provide spell binding first-person money owed of the nightmare that shattered their family members and the fantastic trip they took to discover their as far back as one another. Claire Fontaine's relentless cross-country look for her lacking baby and supreme choice to strength her into remedy in jap Europe is a gripping story of useless ends, painful revelations, and, now and then, miracles. Mia Fontaine describes her shelter within the seedy underworld of felons and addicts in addition to the jarring surprise of the intense, if loving, tuition that enabled her to beat melancholy and self-loathing. either ladies element their striking technique of self-examination and therapeutic with humor and unsparing honesty.

    Come Back is an unforgettable actual tale of affection and transformation that might resonate with moms and daughters everywhere.

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  • Download E-books Women Scientists: Reflections, Challenges, and Breaking Boundaries PDF

    Magdolna Hargittai makes use of over fifteen years of in-depth dialog with lady physicists, chemists, biomedical researchers, and different scientists to shape cohesive principles at the kingdom of the trendy woman scientist. The compilation, in response to sixty conversations, examines distinctive demanding situations that girls with severe clinical aspirations face. as well as addressing demanding situations and the unjustifiable underrepresentation of girls on the larger degrees of academia, Hargittai takes a balanced process via discussing how the most winning of those ladies have controlled to procure specialist good fortune and private happiness.
    Women Scientists portrays scientists from diverse backgrounds, diverse geographical regions-eighteen international locations from 4 continents-and leaders from a number of expert backgrounds, together with 8 Nobel laureate girls. The e-book is split into 3 sections: "Husband and spouse Teams," "Women on the Top," and "In excessive Positions." Hargittai makes use of her personal adventure to introduce her first part at the lives of widespread clinical and addresses the thrill and drawbacks of husband and spouse groups. the second one part is a accomplished exploration of the struggles and triumphs of "women on the top." Hargittai introduces girls from nations the place rather little has been written approximately lady scientists. the ultimate part specializes in girls scientists concerned with technological know-how management and management. Hargittai's biographical sketches function types for budding scientists. The booklet is a miles wanted account of woman presence and impression within the sciences.
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  • Download E-books What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir PDF

    By Abigail Thomas

    The New York occasions bestseller from the cherished writer of A 3 puppy Life—an exhilarating, beautifully written memoir on friendship, relations, creativity, tragedy, and the richness of existence: “If you just learn one ebook this yr, make it this one” (Ann Patchett).

    In her bestselling memoir A 3 puppy Life, Abigail Thomas wrote concerning the devastating lack of her husband. In What Comes subsequent and the way to love It, “a keenly saw memoir…Thomas writes of the alterations getting older brings us all and of coping via love: of kin, canine, a well-turned word. She is excellent corporation” (People).

    Thomas used to be startled to overhear herself defined as “a great previous woman with a tattoo,” simply because she thinks of herself as now not great, now not outdated, nor a woman. yet she has questioned: what comes subsequent? What comes after the dying of a wife? What shape does a lifelong friendship take after private betrayal? How does a mom focus on her child’s dire disorder? Or the demise of a adored dog?

    And how one can love it? easy methods to settle for, delight in, get pleasure from? how to define solace and delight? the right way to maintain and be sustained through our so much depended on, necessary partners? At its center, What Comes subsequent and the way to love It is in regards to the complex friendship among Thomas and a guy she met thirty-five years ago—a wealthy bond that has lasted via marriages, child-raising, and the vicissitudes and tragedies of lifestyles. “After all,” she writes, “there are these humans we adore, after which there are these we realize. those are the unbreakable connections.”

    Exquisitely saw, lush with sentences you'll learn time and again, What Comes subsequent and the way to love It “is a fantastically felt, deeply relocating memoir, the simplest paintings but by way of a lady who has already performed the superior paintings within the box. Abigail Thomas is the Emily Dickinson of memoirists, and loads of this book’s knowledge is among the traces and within the white areas. it could actually merely take you days to learn, however the effect will stick with you for a protracted, very long time” (Stephen King). it is a wonderful consultant to dwelling imperfectly and exuberantly.
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  • Download E-books My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker (The Heroine's Journey Series) (Volume 1) PDF

    "My trip via conflict and Peace: Explorations of a tender Filmmaker, Feminist and religious Seeker" relies on Melissa Burch's reviews as a conflict journalist for BBC, CBS, and different networks. Her group used to be one of many first documentary crews allowed within the Soviet Union on the top of the chilly battle, and he or she used to be featured in a brand new York occasions tale approximately her time in Afghanistan. She used to be simply in her twenties while she traveled with the mujahideen, filmed an assault on a Soviet convoy, slept with an Afghan commander, and climbed 14,000-foot mountains within the Hindu Kush. "My trip via warfare and Peace" examines how, via outward motion and inward exploration, existence can spread in mysterious methods, a ways past cultural and family members expectancies. In in retrospect at this momentous decade, Burch stocks why she pursued such risky and tough conditions at the sort of younger age and persisted to live to tell the tale the sting. She now is aware that she was once looking self-discovery, a connection to whatever larger, and eventually internal peace. This intriguing adventurous religious memoir will resonate with enthusiasts of "Eat Pray Love," "Wild," and different renowned memoirs that describe impressive internal and outer trips.
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  • Download E-books Mrs. Ziegfeld: The Public and Private Lives of Billie Burke PDF

    By Grant Hayter-Menzies

    Broadway actress Billie Burke used to be probably the most wanted younger degree beauties of her time, stealing the hearts of Enrico Caruso, Mark Twain, and, most significantly, famed Broadway manufacturer Florenz Ziegfeld, who turned her husband. Following Ziegfeld's loss of life, the threats of monetary destroy and encroaching age compelled Burke to recreate herself as a Hollywood personality actress. This biography advantages from the cooperation of the daughter and grandchildren of Burke and Ziegfeld, in addition to from anecdotes supplied via actors who played with Burke at the degree and display. as well as learning the nature and importance of Burke's maximum reveal function in Glinda the nice Witch of the North, this richly illustrated ebook additionally presents a whole heritage of Burke's level, display, and radio paintings.
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  • Download E-books The Voice of Harriet Taylor Mill PDF

    By Jo Ellen Jacobs

    The Voice of Harriet Taylor Mill is a piece approximately collaboration: Harriet’s lifestyles together with her lover, neighbors, and contributors of her family members; Harriet’s joint paintings with John Stuart Mill; and the author’s interplay with the reader. Jo Ellen Jacobs explores and expands the concept that of biography utilizing Salman Rushdie’s analogy of background as a means of "chutnification." She provides Harriet’s lifestyles "shape and form—that is to assert, which means" in a manner that would "possess the genuine style of truth."

    In the 1st bankruptcy, the 1st 30 years of Harriet’s lifestyles are provided within the layout of a first-person diary—one no longer really written by means of HTM herself. The textual content is predicated on letters and historic context, however the kind indicates the intimate adventure of analyzing someone’s magazine. the second one bankruptcy maintains the chronological account of HTM till her demise in 1858. In an interlude among the 1st and moment chapters, Jacobs pauses to discover Harriet’s lifestyles with John Stuart Mill; and within the ultimate bankruptcy, she argues persuasively that Harriet and John collaborated greatly on many works, together with On Liberty.

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  • Download E-books Women in Texas Music: Stories and Songs (Brad & Michele Moore Roots Music Series) PDF

    By Kathleen Hudson

    Across the country and throughout a large choice of musical genres, ladies are making their mark on Texas tune. a few became foreign superstars, whereas others are only beginning to make their voices heard. yet each lady who is going out and performs her tune proves that "baring one's middle and soul takes braveness, and Texas ladies artists have loads of courage," as Lloyd Maines observes within the beginning interview of this publication. To pay tribute to those devoted musicians and to trap their particular views on what it capacity to be a lady within the tune enterprise, Kathleen Hudson has spent decades interviewing Texas ladies musicians for the Texas background track Foundation.

    In Women in Texas Music, Hudson shall we us eavesdrop on conversations with thirty-nine musical artists, together with Emily Robison, Terri Hendrix, Lee Ann Womack, Rosie Flores, Betty Buckley, Marcia Ball, Lavelle White, and Bobbie Nelson. Hudson encourages and permits the ladies to inform their very own tales as she delves into their lifestyles trips, artistic strategies, and the significance of writing and acting track, be it blues, rock, nation, people, jazz, or pop. The interviews are hot and open, like solid associates sharing the teachings lifetime of enjoying track has taught them.

    What emerges from this assortment is a superior experience of the power and integrity that girls carry to and achieve from Texas tune. every person who cares approximately track and tradition in Texas probably want to sign up for the conversation.

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  • Download E-books Angela Merkel (Modern World Leaders) PDF

    By Clifford W Mills

    Born in West Germany yet raised in East Germany, Angela Merkel has recognized either repression and freedom. With the autumn of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Merkel began her meteoric upward thrust to develop into Germany's first woman chancellor and one of many world's strongest ladies. This biography offers an account of a pace-setter who is a tireless strength for growth.
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  • Download E-books Circumstances Are Destiny: An Antebellum Woman's Struggle to Define Sphere (Civil War in the North) PDF

    By Tina Stewart Brakebill

    Celestia Rice Colby, born in Ohio in 1827, had way of life recommendations that have been fairly uncomplicated for the common white baby girl born within the first half the 19th century: she married in 1848, had 5 young ones, spent a lot of her lifestyles operating as a dairy farmer and housewife, and died in 1900. Her wealthy legacy, in spite of the fact that, prolonged past her teenagers and grandchildren and survived within the kind of certain and reflective diaries and writings. Her inner most and released writings express that regardless of the appearances of the fundamental common lifestyles, Colby struggled to reconcile her own hopes and objectives with the expectancies and responsibilities put on her via society. writer Tina Stewart Brakebill has woven unique examine with secondary fabric to shape the cloth of Colby's existence; from her days because the daughter of an Ohio dairy farmer to her dating together with her daughter, a pioneering college professor. What emerges is a multifaceted photo of 1 woman's lifelong fight to set up her personal identification in the confines of society's proscriptions. Colby's lifestyles tale bargains invaluable insights that flow past traditional generalizations concerning girls of the earlier and that proceed to impact the research of ladies this day.
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