Download Harriet Beecher Stowe. The Voice of Humanity in White by Henry Elliot PDF

By Henry Elliot

Following the passage of a legislations that made it a criminal offense to help within the get away of slaves, Stowe lent her activities and her phrases to the hassle to aid slaves and placed an finish to slavery. She actively aided fugitive slaves and, with the e-book of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Toms Cabin, centred the international locations awareness at the inhumanity of slavery.

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Download Warrior Queens: Boadicea's Chariot by Antonia Fraser PDF

By Antonia Fraser

"The Warrior Queens is lore-packed...and interesting to read....Fraser has assembled a striking crew of girls for our contemplation....They have outmaneuvered, outtalked, outblustered, and at times outshot and outridden the cream of the crop.... Fraser is to be congratulated for rescuing them from their very own myths and for giving them their due as individuals." -- Margaret Atwood, l. a. occasions e-book Review
" is a excitement to come across the type of speedy and energetic brain that informs each page...the vivid and regular pilot mild of Antonia Fraser's intelligence." -- the hot York instances e-book Review
"Antonia Fraser's The Warrior Queens is an clever and crafty research of girls rulers who commanded in battle.... Ms. Fraser immediately clarifies historical past and indicates the various ways in which myths betray history.... She holds our recognition and she or he misses nothing." -- the hot Yorker
"Lady Antonia catches fire.... there's humor. there's plenty of interesting aspect at the sexual mythology that has surrounded most ladies rulers. there's genuine perception into how girls wield power.... there's a excitement in having the tales of such a lot of notable ladies accumulated in a single place." -- Chicago Sun-Times
"Cleopatra, Zenobia, Tamara, Jinga Mbandi of Angola, Catherine the good and Caterina Sforza, England's Matildas and Tuscany's one, the attractive Queen Louise of Prussia and Queen Elizabeth I of britain, the names roll on as those girls led their nations into victory and defeat.... Fraser, continuously a diligent historian, has... turn into a sleek author and completed the ambitious activity of winding numerous ladies and international locations onto one skein." -- Cleveland Plain-Dealer

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Download Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic by Jill C. Nelson PDF

By Jill C. Nelson

Golden Goddesses vibrantly casts gentle upon twenty-five major girls thinking about the erotic movie in the course of its Golden period, among the years 1968-1985 whilst participation in grownup productions used to be unlawful. Profiling performers, administrators, scriptwriters and costumers, Golden Goddesses is a palate of insights, intimacy, vulnerability and power, because it immerses readers into the lives of those celebrated and audacious adult females. Delicately crafted with movie highlights and greater than three hundred images, Golden Goddesses captures the quintessence of a rebellious spirit from days long gone by. <span>Featuring the author's personal interviews with Marilyn Chambers, Seka, Kay Parker, Rhonda Jo Petty, Serena, Georgina Spelvin, Juliet Anderson, Candida Royalle, Sharon Mitchell, Gloria Leonard, Annie Sprinkle, Ann Perry, Jody Maxwell, Barbara turbines, Veronica Hart, Kelly Nichols, Ginger Lynn, Kitten Natividad, Amber Lynn, Laurie Holmes, Christy Canyon, Julia St. Vincent, Roberta Findlay, Nina Hartley, and Raven Touchstone.</span>

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Download The Eye of the Mirror (Arab Women Writers) by Liana Badr, Samira Kawar, trans. PDF

By Liana Badr, Samira Kawar, trans.

Taken from the quiet sanctuary of a convent institution, the place she works as a maid, Aisha is thrown again into the chaotic global of her mom and dad’ domestic within the Tal Ezza’tar refugee camp whilst the Lebanese civil warfare starts off. From then on she is stuck up in a sequence of tragedies, together with the continual bombardment of the camp via the Phalangists and the following invasion and massacres in the payment. Aisha’s friends and family are torn aside by way of occasions past their keep watch over and even if she unearths love and marries, amid such violence the choice to begin her family turns into tougher nonetheless. Set inside of some of the most bloody conflicts of recent instances, this middle wrenching tale exhibits how women’s event of struggle is especially merciless as they confront the predicament of bringing a brand new existence right into a war-zone.

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Download Lulu's Christmas Story. A True Story of Faith and Hope by Ludmilla Bollow PDF

By Ludmilla Bollow

Christmas is eagerly awaited via Lulu, a tender lady residing in a small Wisconsin city through the nice melancholy. Anticipation is reworked into anxiousness while Daddy loses his activity, doubts approximately Santa flicker, and that Shirley Temple doll turns out extra away than ever. Mama unearths her personal brutal Christmas as an orphan, including new concerns. yet it truly is Lulu's deep religion and colourful wish that retains her expecting each one new day and the wonderful present of Christmas. In her touching memoir, Ludmilla Bollow, an award-winning playwright and novelist, recounts the 12 months ahead of her family's hardest Christmas. there is a haunting stumble upon with freaks at a circus sideshow, the heartbreaking lack of the town's recluse who used to be devoted to discovering real love, a disastrous Thanksgiving at Grandma's, and, after all, the long-awaited Christmas! Lulu's spirit of affection and pleasure radiates all through this emotive bear in mind of relatives existence in the course of difficult instances.

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By Peninah Thomson; Tom Lloyd

In The Woman's position is within the Boardroom the authors positioned the enterprise case for extra ladies on corporation forums. within the subsequent ebook they defined how you can in achieving it. the following the authors talk about the position girls administrators can play within the reform of company governance platforms following contemporary monetary, crises in management, governance and the economy.

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By Anastasia M. Ashman

As the Western international struggles to realize the paradoxes of recent Turkey, Tales from the Expat Harem unearths its so much own nuances. This illuminating anthology presents a window into the rustic from the point of view of thirty-two expatriates from seven various nations—artists, marketers, Peace Corps volunteers, archaeologists, missionaries, and others—who proven lives in Turkey for paintings, love, or experience. via narrative essays overlaying the final 4 a long time, those varied girls unveil the mystique of the “Orient,” describe non secular clash, embody cultural discovery, and maneuver familial traditions, customs, and obligations. Poignant, funny, and transcendent, the essays take readers to weddings and places of work, down cobbled Byzantine streets, into boisterous bazaars alongside the Silk highway, and deep into the female stronghold of steamy Ottoman bathhouses. the end result is a gorgeous number of voices from girls suspended among houses as they redefine their identities and reshape their worldviews.

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Download The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft by Claire Tomalin PDF

By Claire Tomalin

The lifestyles and loss of life of Mary Wollstonecraft is the acclaimed bestselling biography by means of Claire Tomalin

Winner of the Whitbread First ebook Prize

Witty, brave and unconventional, Mary Wollstonecraft used to be essentially the most debatable figures of her day. She released A Vindication of the Rights of girls; travelled to innovative France and lived in the course of the Terror and the destruction of the incipient French feminist stream; produced an illegitimate daughter; and married William Godwin prior to demise in childbed on the age of thirty-eight. usually embattled and bitterly dissatisfied, she by no means gave up her radical principles or her trust that braveness and honesty may conquer convention.

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'A shiny evocation not just of what Mary went via but in addition of ways ladies lived within the moment a part of the eighteenth century. so much of all, even if, Tomalin makes Mary Wollstonecraft unforgettable' night Standard

From the acclaimed writer of Samuel Pepys: the unmatched Self, Charles Dickens: A existence and The Invisible girl, this celebrated biography is the definitive account of Mary Wollstonecraft's life.

Claire Tomalin is the award-winning writer of 8 hugely acclaimed biographies, together with: The existence and demise of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His international; Katherine Mansfield: A mystery existence; The Invisible lady: the tale of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens; Mrs Jordan's occupation; Jane Austen: A lifestyles; Samuel Pepys: the unrivaled Self; Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn guy and, such a lot lately, Charles Dickens: A lifestyles. A former literary editor of the hot Statesman and the Sunday instances, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.

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