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Download E-books Women in Music Vol. 1 : An Encyclopedic Biobibliography PDF

By Don A. Hennessee

The 1st variation (1975) was once referred to as "...a precious reduction in finding biographical info on a particular female... musician..." by means of the track Educator's magazine. greater than 4,000 entries have been incorporated. This new two-volume version is over 5 instances the dimensions of the unique girls in song together with many new titles which were released because the first editon that deal in particular with ladies musicians, this version elaborates at the increasing function of girls music.Like the 1975 variation, it serves as an index to the biographies of ladies musicians of all sessions and international locations, as present in a consultant choice of major tune, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. This replace additionally contains non-musical assets, reminiscent of common biographical units, in addition to references to obituaries from major newspapers and exchange courses, particularly the big apple occasions , occasions (London), and diversity. The designation 'musician' is taken into account commonly, encompassing such ancillary disciplines as track therapists, folklorists, librettists, and so on.

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Download E-books Gone to the Crazies: A Memoir PDF

By Alison Weaver

As a toddler, Alison Weaver's lifestyles shone with surface-level perfection—full of nannies, inner most colleges, and ballet classes. She had the entire luxuries of a prosperous big apple upbringing, and the entire makings of an ideal top East part pass over. yet her early life thoughts have been laced with darker undertones: Her father used to be emotionally absent, not able to interact in difficulties that could not be solved with fresh strains and easy plans, and her mom was once a stunning, aloof alcoholic. Neither dad or mum authorized in their daughter's outbursts and emotions—and in the course of her mom and dad' personal flaws, Weaver used to be continuously reminded that she was once a multitude that wanted solving.

By the time she was once undefined, Weaver had chanced on get away in alcohol, marijuana, and late-night abandon. but if her exasperated mom and dad had her shipped away—in handcuffs—to the cultish Cascade institution, every little thing replaced. in the surreal isolation of the school's mountain campus, she left her previous self in the back of, warping right into a brainwashed version of Cascade's mottos and beliefs. commencement years later left her unprepared for the harshness of the true world—and she quickly fell again right into a mind-numbing wash of gear. Stum-bling into freefall in New York's East Village within the Nineteen Nineties, Weaver's lifestyles started a downward spiral marked by way of needles and late-night events, mingled with fears of HIV and dying. finally, confronted with the truth of her speedily escalating self-destruction, Weaver used to be pressured to stand her internal darkness head on.

Gone to the Crazies proves the age-old adage: you cannot come fresh till you've gotten hit all-time low. through turns wry, heartbreaking, and emotionally extreme, Alison Weaver's spell binding debut fascinates with its shiny depiction of the bonds among friends and family, and the considerate exploration of what it capability to struggle for identification and equilibrium.

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Download E-books Invisible Killer: The Monster Behind the Mask PDF

By Sean Robbins

When detectives reply to against the law scene in Orlando, Florida, throughout the "summer of hurricanes" in 2004, they locate Charlie Brandt putting from the rafters within the storage of his niece, Michelle Jones' domestic. contained in the residence, they discover a scene of horror that reminds them of different murders. In 1978, 13-year-old Carol Lynn Sullivan's head was once came across inside of a rusty paint can in Osteen, Florida; her physique was once by no means chanced on. Homeless brief Sherry Perisho was once murdered in 1989, after relocating to Florida from Illinois. eventually, in 1995, Miami prostitute Darlene Toler was once deposited at the part of the line, wrapped up "like a package." Perisho and Toler had their hearts got rid of; all 3 have been decapitated; and all 3 are believed through investigators to were the previous sufferers of Charlie Brandt. Invisible Killer is the real tale of crimes devoted through Brandt with perception from an FBI profiler and forensic psychologist, victim's buddies and kinfolk, and the original writings from sufferers themselves ahead of their deaths.

(Diana Montane and Sean Robbins)

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Download E-books How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership PDF

By Marilyn Carlson Nelson

From the girl named considered one of “America's top Leaders” by means of U.S. information & Report
Powerful insights into the perform of motivation

Marilyn Carlson Nelson has accomplished international reputation for the Carlson manufacturers of inns, eating places, cruise, shuttle, and advertising services.

But that is simply a part of the tale.

As a daughter, spouse, mom, and grandmother, Marilyn has regularly placed humans first. whilst her grandson requested an easy query approximately her lifestyles, she made up our minds to put in writing all of it down-her fondest stories and inner most insights-in How We Lead concerns: Reflections on a lifetime of Leadership.

This considerate publication bargains a shockingly own glimpse right into a multi-faceted lady who occurs to be the most profitable CEOs on this planet. She describes the joys of flying in an F16 over dying Valley (without getting sick), and throwing a barbecue for the KGB (who most popular vodka to the conventional beer). She stocks the trouble of constructing offerings and sacrifices to run her family's enterprise, and the heartbreak of wasting a child.

Her insights are sprinkled with the undying phrases of Mahatma Gandhi, Anne Frank, Oscar Wilde, Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, and others, as she talks approximately what it is prefer to be a girl in trendy enterprise international, whereas reflecting on a fascinating array of subjects-from equivalent rights to company wrongs to motherhood. such a lot compelling of all, she unearths how a significant legacy is outfitted someday at a time.

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Download E-books The Glass Castle: A Memoir PDF

By Jeannette Walls

Jeannette partitions grew up with mom and dad whose beliefs and obdurate nonconformity have been either their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary partitions had 4 youngsters. first and foremost, they lived like nomads, relocating between Southwest barren region cities, camping out within the mountains. Rex was once a charismatic, terrific guy who, whilst sober, captured his kid's mind's eye, instructing them physics, geology, and principally, the best way to embody existence fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and could not stand the accountability of delivering for her relatives, known as herself an "excitement addict." Cooking a meal that may be ate up in fifteen mins had no charm while she can make a portray that may final perpetually.

Later, whilst the cash ran out, or the romance of the wandering existence pale, the partitions retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining city -- and the relations -- Rex partitions had performed every little thing he may well to flee. He drank. He stole the grocery cash and disappeared for days. because the disorder of the kinfolk escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters needed to fend for themselves, assisting each other as they weathered their mom and dad' betrayals and, ultimately, chanced on the assets and should to depart domestic.

what's so impressive approximately Jeannette partitions isn't just that she had the heart and tenacity and intelligence to get out, yet that she describes her mom and dad with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a narrative of triumph opposed to all odds, but additionally a young, relocating story of unconditional love in a family members that regardless of its profound flaws gave her the fiery selection to carve out a winning lifestyles on her personal phrases.

for 2 a long time, Jeannette partitions concealed her roots. Now she tells her personal tale. a standard contributor to, she lives in big apple and ny and is married to the author John Taylor.

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Download E-books Selections from Eliza Leslie (Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers) by Eliza Leslie (2011-12-01) PDF

By Eliza Leslie

Best recognized for her culinary and family publications and the award-winning brief tale “Mrs. Washington Potts,” Eliza Leslie merits a way more favorite position in modern literary discussions of the 19th century. Her writing, recognized for its brazenly moralistic and didactic tones—though frequently provided with wit and humor—also offers modern readers with a nuanced point of view for realizing the variety between American ladies in Leslie’s time.

Leslie’s writing serves as a observation on gender beliefs and consumerism; offers complex buildings of racial, nationwide, and class-based identities; and evaluations literary genres corresponding to the Gothic romance and the affection letter. those criticisms are uncovered throughout the juxtaposition of her fiction and nonfiction instructive texts, which diversity from classes on literary behavior to needlework; from recipes for American and French culinary dishes to commute sketches; from songs to academic video games. Demonstrating the complexity of decisions to be had to girls on the time, this quantity permits readers to work out how Leslie’s rhetoric and viewers expertise facilitated her skill to entice a huge swath of the nineteenth-century studying public.

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Download E-books Women and Revivalism in the West: Choosing 'Fundamentalism' in a Liberal Democracy (Women's Studies at York Series) PDF

Why perform a little Western girls decide to sign up for Christian and Islamic revivalist events today? Revivalist religions (often known as 'fundamentalist') have a name for the policing of gender barriers and roles and the blanket subjugation of girls. This research goals rather to set up what the points of interest may be for ladies who decide to swim opposed to the existing consumerist present and associate themselves with such teams in a liberal democracy.

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Download E-books Inside Out: Women negotiating, subverting, appropriating public and private space. PDF

By Teresa Gómez Reus, Aránzazu Usandiza

The incursions of ladies into parts from which they'd been routinely excluded, including the literary representations in their makes an attempt to barter, subvert and acceptable those forbidden areas, is the underlying topic that unites this choice of essays. right here students from Australia, Greece, nice Britain, Spain, Switzerland and the USA re-examine the well-entrenched assumptions linked to the public/private contrast, operating with the notions of private and non-private spheres whereas checking out their forex and exploring their blurred edges. The essays conceal and discover a wealthy number of areas, from the slums and court-rooms of London to the yankee barren region, from the Victorian drawing-room and sick-room to extraordinary locations like Turkish baths and the trenches of the 1st global battle. the place earlier reviews have tended to target a unmarried element of women's engagement with house, this edited ebook unearths a plethora of sophisticated and tenacious techniques present in quite a few discourses that come with fiction, poetry, diaries, letters, essays and journalism. Inside Out is going past the early paintings on inventive explorations of gendered area to discover the breadth of the sector and its theoretical implications.

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Download E-books The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley (Oklahoma Western Biographies) PDF

By Glenda Riley

With a widowed mom and 6 siblings, Annie Oakley first grew to become a trapper, hunter, and sharpshooter just to positioned nutrients at the desk. but her genius with the gun ultimately ended in her stardom in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West convey in the course of the latter half the 19th century. The archetypal western lady, Annie Oakley suggested ladies to absorb capturing to acquire nutrition, shield themselves, and luxuriate in fit workout, but she used to be additionally the correct Victorian woman, demurely dressed and skeptical in regards to the price of women’s suffrage. Glenda Riley provides the 1st interpretive biography of the complicated lady who used to be Annie Oakley.

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