The Crown of Thorns

Author:Bertha Thomas

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:244

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"Famous Women: George Sand" by Bertha Thomas. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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Famous Women

Author:Ivan Scott

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1483604217

Total Pages:301

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Famous women have had a place in history since the formation of the first civilization. They are few in number, some fictitious, like Helen of Troy, some notorious, like Cleopatra whose name and deeds are indelibly fixed in the historical record. In every century, indeed every generation, some few women rise to unmatched degrees of accomplishment and enjoy a general admiration. Their fame is the result of special qualities peculiar to themselves. In almost all cases beauty, or talent, or feminine verve, some significant gift, sets them apart from other women. It is the particular fascination of a unique individual that attracts and holds attention from all the others. In these recent times public adulation given to exceptional women is magnified by means of communication almost revolutionary in scope. All is known about them; all is observed, reported upon, judged and commented on. Their power in many sectors of public life is always remarkable and runs through the full range of human activity, from politics, to science, to the arts and to literature. In these pages twelve women are considered who have had a decisive impact on the times in which they lived. A lack of space in a book of brief compass like this does not allow for a consideration of female exemplars worldwide. In the western world, but a small fraction of earths humanity, the twelve considered here have exerted influence that extends far beyond the parochial origins of their own lives.

Almost Famous Women

Author:Megan Mayhew Bergman

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1476786577

Total Pages:256

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From a prizewinning, beloved young author, a provocative collection that explores the lives of colorful, intrepid women in history. “These stories linger in one’s memory long after reading them” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis). The fascinating characters in Megan Mayhew Bergman’s “collection of stories as beautiful and strange as the women who inspired them” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) are defined by their creative impulses, fierce independence, and sometimes reckless decisions. In “The Siege at Whale Cay,” cross-dressing Standard Oil heiress Joe Carstairs seduces Marlene Dietrich. In “A High-Grade Bitch Sits Down for Lunch,” aviator and writer Beryl Markham lives alone in Nairobi and engages in a battle of wills with a stallion. In “Hell-Diving Women,” the first integrated, all-girl swing band sparks a violent reaction in North Carolina. Other heroines, born in proximity to the spotlight, struggle to distinguish themselves: Lord Byron’s illegitimate daughter, Allegra; Oscar Wilde’s wild niece, Dolly; Edna St. Vincent Millay’s talented sister, Norma; James Joyce’s daughter, Lucia. Almost Famous Women offers an elegant and intimate look at artists who desired recognition. “By assiduously depicting their intimacy and power struggles, Bergman allows for a close examination of the multiplicity of women’s experiences” (The New York Times Book Review). The world wasn’t always kind to the women who star in these stories, but through Mayhew Bergman’s stunning imagination, they receive the attention they deserve. Almost Famous Women is “addictive and tantalizing, each story whetting our appetite for more” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

Great Men and Famous Women

Author:Various (Ed. Charles F. Horne)

Publisher:Prabhat Prakashan

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Total Pages:264

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William, Prince of Orange, the third king of England of that name, born November 14, 1650, was the posthumous son of William II., Prince of Orange, and Mary Stuart, daughter of Charles I. of England. The fortunes of his childhood did not promise that greatness which he attained. His father had been thought to entertain designs hostile to the liberties of the United Provinces, and the suspicions of the father produced distrust of the son. When Cromwell dictated terms of peace to the Dutch in 1654, one of the articles insisted on the perpetual exclusion of the Prince of Orange from all the great offices formerly held by his family; and this sentence of exclusion was confirmed, so far as Holland was concerned, thirteen years after, by the enactment of the Perpetual Edict, by which the office of Stadtholder of Holland was forever abolished. The restoration of the Stuarts, however, was so far favorable to the interests of the House of Orange, as to induce the princess-royal to petition, on her son's behalf, that he might be invested with the offices and dignities possessed by his ancestors. The provinces of Zealand, Friesland, and Guelderland warmly espoused her cause: even the States of Holland engaged to watch over his education, "that he might be rendered capable of filling the posts held by his forefathers." They formally adopted him as "a child of the state," and surrounded him with such persons as were thought likely to educate him in a manner suited to his station in a free government.

Alcott to Zaharias: Famous Women from A to Z

Author:Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

Publisher:ABDO

ISBN:1617146188

Total Pages:32

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Introduce emerging readers to this innovative, entertaining and information-packed alphabet title! This book provides definitions of A to Z words related to famous women. Colorful, engaging photos provide support of text and assists with word recognition. The Guess What? element presents fascinating facts into the specific word or subject on that page. It is designed for guided, shared and independent reading in the library, classroom and at home. There is a two-page glossary included for the more complex vocabulary. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Maria Edgeworth

Author:Helen Zimmern

Publisher:Good Press

ISBN:

Total Pages:309

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"Maria Edgeworth" by Helen Zimmern. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Notable Women of China

Author:N.A

Publisher:M.E. Sharpe

ISBN:9780765619297

Total Pages:N.A

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Madam Lu, leader of a peasant uprising, Western Han dynasty -- Empress Yin, empress of the first Eastern Han emperor -- Queen Ma, queen-consort of Emperor Ming, Eastern Han dynasty -- Ban Zhao, China's first female historian, Eastern Han dynasty -- Empress Dowager Dou, wife of Emperor Zhang, Eastern Han dynasty -- Xu Shu, poet, Eastern Han dynasty -- Meng Guang, Confucian model wife, Eastern Han dynasty -- Empress Deng, wife of Emperor Liu Zhao, Eastern Han dynasty -- Empress Yan, wife of Emperor An, Eastern Han dynasty

Life of Edward the Black Prince

Author:Louise Creighton

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:486

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"Life of Edward the Black Prince" by Louise Creighton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Parisians in the Country

Author:Honoré de Balzac

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:264

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"Parisians in the Country" by Honoré de Balzac (translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley, James Waring). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Fleet Street Girls

Author:Julie Welch

Publisher:Hachette UK

ISBN:1409187845

Total Pages:288

Viewed:820

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The Fleet Street Girls is the inspiring and evocative story of the female journalists who broke down barriers in the 1970s and 1980s as women moved up the ranks in Fleet Street for the first time. When Julie Welch called in her first ever football report at the Observer, an entire room of men fell silent. Heart in her mouth, Julie waited for the voice on the other end of the line to declare it passable. She'd done it. She was the first ever female football reporter. In The Fleet Street Girls, Julie looks back at the steps that led to that moment, from the National Union of Journalists nearly calling a strike when she dared to write an article as a mere secretary (despite allowing men who weren't journalists to write for the same pages), and many other battles in between. Julie also shines a light on the other trail-blazing women who were climbing the ladder against all odds, from Lynn Barber (of An Education fame) to Wendy Holden, a war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, and many more, as well as some of the secretaries whom the men overlooked but who actually knew everything. Pioneers one and all. The Fleet Street Girls is a fascinating story of the hopes and despairs, triumphs and tribulations of a group of women in the glitzy heyday of journalism, where they could be interviewing Elton John one moment and ducking flying bullets or fighting off the sex pests the next. At a time when Fleet Street was the biggest, cosiest all-male club you can imagine, and the interests of half the human race were consigned to 'The Women's Page' in the paper, we follow Julie and her contemporaries through dramas, excitement and sheer fun in their battle to make sure women's voices were heard.

Women, Celebrity and Cultures of Ageing

Author:Deborah Jermyn,Susan Holmes

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:113749512X

Total Pages:203

Viewed:455

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This book studies the relationship between women, ageing and celebrity. Focusing on an array of case studies and star/celebrity images, it aims to examine the powerful, contradictory and sometimes celebratory ways in which celebrity culture offers a crucial site for the contemporary and historical construction of discourses on ageing femininities.

Famous Firsts of Black Women

Author:Martha Ward Plowden

Publisher:Pelican Publishing

ISBN:9781455604098

Total Pages:171

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Focuses on notable African-American women who have helped shape American destiny, including contributors in the fields of politics, sports, and the arts.

Macleod of Dare

Author:William Black

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:493

Viewed:1981

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"Macleod of Dare" by William Black. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Mary Lamb

Author:Anne Gilchrist

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:321

Viewed:352

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"Mary Lamb" by Anne Gilchrist. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

中国妇女传记词典

Author:Lily Xiao Hong Lee

Publisher:M.E. Sharpe

ISBN:0765607980

Total Pages:762

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The second volume in this distinguished series contains some 250 biographies of women active from 1912 until 1990, although many of the biographies contain information current to the year 2000. While the volume includes biographies of such internationally famous Chinese women as the Soong sisters, Lu Gwei-Djen, Jiang Qing, Han Suyin, Anna Chennault, Deng Yingchao, and Ding Ling, because of the enormous amount of historical material and scholarly research that has become available in the last few decades, the editor was also able to include a greater range of women than would have been previously possible. These are Chinese women who have forged careers as scientists, businesswomen, sportswomen, and military officers appearing alongside writers, academics, revolutionary heroines, politicians, musicians, opera stars, film stars, artists, educators, nuns, and traditional good wives. Also included are women from minority nationalities. Casting a wide net, the editor includes biographies of women from mainland China and Taiwan as well as those of Chinese descent who were born overseas, including famous Americans like Maxine Hong Kingston.

Reading Women's Worlds from Christine de Pizan to Doris Lessing

Author:S. Jansen

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:023011881X

Total Pages:243

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In this work, Jansen explores a recurring theme in writing by women: the dream of finding or creating a private and secluded retreat from the world of men. These imagined "women's worlds" may be very small, a single room, for example, but many women writers are much more ambitious, fantasizing about cities, even entire countries, created for and inhabited exclusively by women.