Samurai Women 1184-1877 [Osprey Warrior 151] by Stephen Turnbull

By Stephen Turnbull

Описание (About this book): From while the Empress Jingo-kogo led an invasion of Korea during pregnancy with the long run Emperor Ojin, stories of girl jap warriors have emerged from Japan’s wealthy heritage. utilizing fabric that hasn't ever been translated into English prior to, this publication offers the tale of Japan’s girl warriors for the 1st time, revealing the position of the ladies of the samurai type in all their many manifestations, investigating their guns, gear, roles, education and trust platforms. Crucially, in addition to describing the ladies who have been warriors of their personal correct, like Hauri Tsuruhime and the ladies of Aizu, this booklet additionally seems at events whilst ladies turned the facility at the back of the throne, ruling and warring during the males round them.

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Recent Developments in Alcoholism: Alcoholism and Women by Mary C. Dufour, Richard K. Fuller (auth.), Marc Galanter,

By Mary C. Dufour, Richard K. Fuller (auth.), Marc Galanter, Henri Begleiter, Richard Deitrich, Donald Gallant, Donald Goodwin, Edward Gottheil, Alfonso Paredes, Marcus Rothschild, David Van Thiel, Helen Edwards (eds.)

'Solid, believable, exact and loaded with pertinent and hugely referenced information about scientific and uncomplicated study in alcholism between ladies and ethnic groups...an crucial textual content within the libraries of academicians, lecturers, clinicians, researchers, and coverage makers. the standard and scope of the paintings are groundbreaking, and it really is handy to have all of it in a single source.' -American magazine of Psychiatry quantity 12 highlights the striking evolution of alcoholism learn over the last few years, concentrating on gender in alcohol activities and consequences.

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My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1) by Elena Ferrante

By Elena Ferrante

I didn't get this without delay from a retail resource however it seems to be of retail quality.

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A sleek masterpiece from considered one of Italy’s so much acclaimed authors, My outstanding good friend is a wealthy, extreme, and generous-hearted tale approximately associates, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable kind lends itself completely to a meticulous portrait of those ladies that also is the tale of a kingdom and a touching meditation at the nature of friendship.

The tale starts off within the Fifties, in a bad yet shiny local at the outskirts of Naples. becoming up on those difficult streets the 2 women discover ways to depend upon one another sooner than somebody or anything. As they develop, as their paths time and again diverge and converge, Elena and Lila stay most sensible neighbors whose respective destinies are mirrored and refracted within the different. they're likewise the embodiments of a kingdom present process momentous swap. in the course of the lives of those girls, Ferrante tells the tale of an area, a urban, and a rustic because it is reworked in ways in which, in flip, additionally remodel the connection among her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.

Ferrante is the writer of 3 earlier works of severely acclaimed fiction: the times of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The misplaced Daughter. With this novel, the 1st in a trilogy, she proves herself to be one in every of Italy’s nice storytellers. She has given her readers a masterfully plotted page-turner, considerable and beneficiant in its narrative information and characterizations, that also is a trendy paintings of literary fiction destined to please her many fanatics and win new readers to her fiction.

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Love and War in London: A Woman’s Diary 1939-1942 (Life by Robert W. Malcolmson, Visit Amazon's Olivia Cockett Page,

By Robert W. Malcolmson, Visit Amazon's Olivia Cockett Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Olivia Cockett,

Olivia Cockett was once twenty-six years previous in the summertime of 1939 while she answered to a call for participation from Mass statement to “ordinary” contributors to maintain a diary in their daily lives, attitudes, emotions, and social family. This publication is an annotated, unabridged variation of her candid and evocative diary. Love and warfare in London: A Woman’s Diary 1939-1942 is rooted within the striking milieu of wartime London. shiny and fascinating, Olivia’s diary unearths her frustrations, fears, pleasures, and self-doubts. She documents her temper swings and attempts to appreciate them, and speaks of her lover (a married guy) and the serious courting they've got. As she and her family and friends in New Scotland backyard are swept up by means of the momentous occasions of one other ecu warfare, she vividly reviews on what she sees and hears in her way of life. Hers is a diary that brings jointly the non-public and the general public. It allows us to appreciate how one clever, inventive lady struggled to make experience of her lifestyles, because the urban during which she lived used to be drawn into the turmoil of a catastrophic battle.

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Barbara Jordan: Speaking the Truth with Eloquent Thunder by Max Sherman

By Max Sherman

Respected by means of american citizens around the political spectrum, Barbara Jordan used to be "the such a lot outspoken ethical voice of the yank political system," within the phrases of former President invoice Clinton, who provided her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. all through her profession as a Texas senator, U.S. congresswoman, and wonderful professor on the Lyndon B. Johnson university of Public Affairs, Barbara Jordan lived by way of an easy creed: "Ethical habit capability being sincere, telling the reality, and doing what you stated you have been going to do." Her powerful stand for ethics in govt, civil liberties, and democratic values nonetheless offers a typical round which the state can unite within the twenty-first century. This quantity brings jointly numerous significant political speeches that articulate Barbara Jordan's so much deeply held values. They comprise: "Erosion of Civil Liberties," a graduation handle brought at Howard collage on could 12, 1974, during which Jordan warned that "tyranny in the US is feasible" "The Constitutional foundation for Impeachment," Jordan's ringing security of the U.S. structure earlier than the home Judiciary Committee investigating the Watergate break-in Keynote addresses to the Democratic nationwide Conventions of 1976 and 1992, during which Jordan set forth her imaginative and prescient of the Democratic get together as an suggest for the typical stable and a catalyst of switch Testimony within the U.S. Congress at the affirmation of perfect courtroom nominee Robert Bork and on immigration reform Meditations on religion and politics from nationwide Prayer Breakfasts attractiveness speech for the 1995 Sylvanus Thayer Award provided by means of the organization of Graduates of the USA army Academy, within which Jordan challenged the army to uphold the values of "duty, honor, nation" Accompanying the speeches, a few of which readers may also watch on an enclosed DVD, are context-setting introductions through quantity editor Max Sherman. The publication concludes with the eloquent eulogy that invoice Moyers introduced at Barbara Jordan's memorial carrier in 1996, during which he summed up Jordan's extraordinary lifestyles and profession by means of asserting, "Just after we despaired of discovering a hero, she confirmed up, to provide the signal of democracy. . . . this is often no small factor. This, my acquaintances, this can be grace. And for it we're thankful."

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Marie Curie: A Biography by Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie

By Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie

Marie Curie (1867-1934) was once some of the most vital girl scientists in historical past, and he or she was once probably the most influential scientists—man or woman—of the twentieth century. Curie postulated that radiation was once an atomic estate, a discovery that has ended in major medical advancements for the reason that. She was once additionally the 1st individual to take advantage of the time period radioactivity. Her perseverance resulted in the invention of 2 new parts, polonium and radium. this mix of creativity and perseverance netted her Nobel Prizes, one in physics and the second one in chemistry. This booklet, notwithstanding, seems at greater than her medical achievements. whereas Curie is frequently portrayed as a stern, one-dimensional lady so absolutely devoted to her technology that she was once incapable of advanced feelings, if truth be told that the other is the case.

Marie Curie: A Biography covers her whole lifetime, starting along with her formative years and schooling in a Poland lower than the oppressive rule of the czar of Russia. The publication discusses all aspects—both own and scientific—of her attention-grabbing lifestyles:

· Her schooling on the Sorbonne in Paris, the place she earned the an identical of 2 master's degrees—one in physics and a moment in mathematics

· Her marriage to Pierre Curie, with whom she collaborated on a lot of her clinical work

· the non-public scandal that surrounded Marie within the aftermath of Pierre's tragic death

· The Nobel Prize awards, and the detractors who believed that her paintings was once truly played through her husband

Curie's paintings in setting up cellular X-ray devices in the course of international battle I, and the institution of radium institutes to check radiation

Running all through there's the a lot of the e-book is the stress among radium as a favorable discovery and, nonetheless, the health and wellbeing hazards that operating with it provides. The publication contains a timeline of significant occasions in Curie's existence and a bibliography of vital basic and secondary sources.

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Equal Rites, Unequal Outcomes: Women in American Research by Lilli S. Hornig (auth.), Lilli S. Hornig (eds.)

By Lilli S. Hornig (auth.), Lilli S. Hornig (eds.)

Thirteen years in the past, in June 1988, the Radcliffe Classof1953 celebrated its thirty fifth Reunion. Amidst the festivities, we who participated many times requested ourselves a similar questions: Is Harvard as sexist because it used to be after we have been undergraduates? If now not, what's the prestige ofwomen at Harvard this present day? to discover the solutions we shaped an advert hoc committee and charged the participants to report to the category in 5 years. The committee interviewed chosen senior and junior Harvard college, Harvard and Radcliffe directors, scholars, and alumni/ae. We pointed out and studied Harvard and Radcliffe experiences on their institu­ tions and on their pupil organisations. We contributed to and took part in a 1990 Radcliffe concentration team, "ASurveyofAlumnae and Undergraduate Perceptions. " We came across that the collage was once no longer as sexist in 1988 because it were in 1953. but the prestige ofwomen, even though better, remained really unequal to thatofmen. (Radcliffe collage was once organizationally break away Harvard collage until eventually 1977, whilst a "non-merger merger" used to be carried out. although, Radcliffe had no fac­ ulty of its personal and hired Harvard school to educate its scholars, in strictly separate sessions till international struggle II. The merger attempt used to be com­ pleted in 1999 with the entire integration ofthe associations and the formation ofthe Radcliffe Institute for complicated learn, a "tub by itself backside" like different Harvard graduate faculties. ) In 1993 the category of'53 voted unanimously to shape the dedicate­ tee for the EqualityofWomen at Harvard (CEWH).

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How to Cook Your Daughter: A Memoir by Jessica Hendra

By Jessica Hendra

How does a bit woman locate her means in an international the place not anything is sacred? In 2004, Tony Hendra's memoir Father Joe: the fellow Who stored My Soul, spent 13 weeks at the long island occasions bestseller record. The ebook distinctive his lifestyles as a comic who helped release the careers of John Belushi and Chevy Chase, wrote for and edited The nationwide Lampoon, and played in such cult classics as this can be Spinal faucet, whilst he overindulged in alcohol and medication. yet there has been a obtrusive omission in his intended tell-all confessional: the sexual abuse of his daughter Jessica. After greater than thirty years of silence, Jessica confronted a harrowing selection. during this strong ebook, she unearths how she got here to the choice to publicly confront her father, sacrificing any wish of reconciling with him and environment into movement a brand new York occasions research that stunned the literary global while it broke the tale of abuse. yet Jessica's account is neither a minor footnote nor an indignant reaction to her dad's bestseller. how you can prepare dinner Your Daughter -- titled after a satirical piece her father wrote just a couple of months prior to the abuse begun -- is an unflinching and unsentimental examine a youth that by no means was once, set in a time and position immediately from the pages of the outrageous journal that her father helped to create. opposed to the backdrop of the Seventies manhattan comedy scene, the memoir lines Jessica's trip from a misplaced and abused baby to a tender girl being affected by bulimia and anorexia to the mum of 2 who turns into confident that hard her father is the single strategy to reclaim a existence that by no means appeared her personal.

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The Women of Warner Brothers: The Lives and Careers of 15 by Daniel Bubbeo

By Daniel Bubbeo

The lives and careers of Warner Brothers' display legends Joan Blondell, Nancy Coleman, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Glenda Farrell, Kay Francis, Ruby Keeler, Andrea King, Priscilla Lane, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino, Eleanor Parker, Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, and Jane Wyman are the subject of this e-book. a few accomplished nice good fortune in movie and different parts of convey enterprise, yet others didn't get the breaks or grew to become sufferers of the studio system's occasionally disagreeable model of politics. the non-public stumbling blocks that every actress encountered are right here set out intimately, usually with reviews from the actresses who granted interviews with the writer and from these those who knew them most sensible off and on the motion picture set. A filmography is incorporated for every of the fifteen.

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