Download 100 Canadian Heroines by Merna Forster PDF

By Merna Forster

This inspiring assortment profiles impressive ladies ― heroines in technology, activity, preaching and instructing, politics, battle and peace, arts and leisure, and mor

In a hundred Canadian Heroines you’ll meet striking girls in technology, game, preaching and instructing, politics, conflict and peace, arts and leisure, and so forth. The ebook is filled with outstanding proof and engaging minutiae approximately exciting figures. become aware of many of the many heroines Canada will be pleased with. learn the way we’re remembering them. Or now not!

Augmented by way of nice prices and photographs, this inspiring assortment profiles notable ladies ― heroines in technology, game, preaching and instructing, politics, warfare and peace, arts and leisure, and extra. Profiles contain mountaineer Phyllis Munday, activist conceal Shimizu, unionist Lea Roback, and film wealthy person Mary Pickford.

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Download Pioneers and Caretakers: A Study of 9 American Women by Louis AUCHINCLOSS PDF

By Louis AUCHINCLOSS

Pioneers and Caretakers was once first released in 1965. In a chain of stimulating and hugely readable essays, Mr. Auchincloss discusses the paintings of 9 American ladies novelists in whom he reveals a team spirit of universal culture. because the name of the e-book implies, Mr. Auchincloss regards those novelists as caretakers of our tradition and, whilst, as literary pioneers. The writers he discusses are Sarah Orne Jewett, Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, Willa Cather, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Katherine Anne Porter, Jean Stafford, Carson McCullers, and Mary McCarthy. In explaining his thesis Mr. Auchincloss writes: ''In the migrations of tribes the ladies have been chargeable for the packing and renovation of the family items. they've got regularly been the genuine conservatives, the caretakers of the tradition. yet simply because in our country we need to return so few a long time to get to the Indians, the features of the caretaker and of the pioneer became interestingly combined. to maintain a bit the yankee culture, one has to maintain a little bit the frontier. ''A striking factor approximately our ladies writers is they have struck a extra affirmative be aware than the lads. Their darkness isn't really as darkish as that of Dreiser or Lewis or Faulkner or O'Neill, which isn't to assert that they see the USA much less essentially, yet that they see it extra discriminatingly. they've got a sharper feel in their stake within the nationwide history, and they're consistently at paintings to maintain it. They by no means damage; they by no means wish the fresh sweep. they're conservatives who're consistently attempting to conserve.''

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Download The Singing Farm Women of Rural Indiana (1934-2009): A by Linda L. Pohly, April C. Mason PDF

By Linda L. Pohly, April C. Mason

During this booklet the writer depicts the lives of rural farm girls who travelled throughout the geographical region making a song songs. The choral crew has lasted over seventy years and this catalogues via archival fabric, interviews, and scrapbooks stored via the ladies themselves, the lifetime of this melancholy period software. What begun within the 1930's has grown out of obscurity into an inter-state traveling track association inspiring many offshoots.

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Download Treasures: The Stories Women Tell About the Things They Keep by Kathleen V. Cairns, Eliane Leslau Silverman PDF

By Kathleen V. Cairns, Eliane Leslau Silverman

This can be a booklet approximately reminiscence & which means. those texts deliver to gentle the reflections & tales that girls have built round the items they've got valuable, which long ago can have been deemed unimportant. those gadgets comprise every one woman's lifestyles event & act as a starting place for her values & for the improvement of her personality. The gadgets are frequently handed alongside to different girls or passed all the way down to family, thereby connecting generations of girls & making a collective women's historical past. Culled from interviews with over 100 various ladies, those are wealthy, compelling & even haunting tales, instructed within the women's personal voices.

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Download Mafia Queens of Mumbai: Stories of Women from the Ganglands by Hussain Zaidi;Jane Borges;Vishal Bharadwaj PDF

By Hussain Zaidi;Jane Borges;Vishal Bharadwaj

Smuggling, gun-running, medications, terrorism for lots of many years, Mumbai has lived lower than the shadow of the Underworld. Dawood Ibrahim, Karim Lala, Varadara- jan Mudaliar: those are names that any Indian might know. Analysed in print, immortalised on movie, their lives, their gangs, More...their 'businesses' are available in the market for someone who wishes the data. yet there were ladies, too, who've been a part of this murky facet of town, jogging at the side of, occasionally top and manipulating males within the Underworld to run their very own unlawful companies. the following, for the 1st time, crime reporters S. Hussain Zaidi and Jane Borges discover the lives of a few of those ladies, and the way, in chilly blood, they have been capable of make their method up in what used to be definitely a man's global. From Kamathipura to Dongri, from assassins to molls, this can be a assortment that tells the tales of ladies who've turn into legend in Mumbai's streets, lanes and back-alleys. Absorbingly informed, impeccably researched, Mafia Queens of Mumbai finds a facet of Mumbai's Underworld that hasn't ever been visible earlier than.

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Download My Secret Garden: Women's Sexual Fantasies by Nancy Friday PDF

By Nancy Friday

whilst it first seemed, My mystery Garden created a hurricane of concern and excitement. girls who learn it have been astonished to discover in its pages the hidden content material in their personal sexual fantasies. extra outspoken, picture, and taboo-shattering than any e-book sooner than its time, My mystery Garden quick turned the vintage research of woman sexuality. this day, hundreds of thousands of girls have made Nancy Friday's groundbreaking bestseller a mainstay of feminist literature -- a freeing strength that provides a sensational new size to their sexual fantasies and lives.

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Download Shailene Woodley. Divergent's Daring Star by Heather E. Schwartz PDF

By Heather E. Schwartz

You most likely comprehend Shailene Woodley because the fearless, black-clad heroine Tris from Divergent. yet were you aware that she:

• was once clinically determined with scoliosis, a curvature of the backbone, as a freshman in highschool?

• cofounded the nonprofit All It Takes, a firm devoted to giving teens instruments to make a distinction and alter the realm?

• may sometime prefer to run an natural farm and convey reasonable nutrients for low-income households?

Want to grasp extra concerning the lifetime of this green actress? learn directly to study all approximately Shailene's early life, route to stardom, ardour for environmentalism, and extra!

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