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Download E-books Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father PDF

By John Matteson

"An impressive tale [told] with readability and intelligence ... colourful and insightful."―Martin Rubin, Los Angeles Times

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 

Louisa may possibly Alcott is understood universally. but in the course of Louisa's early life, the recognized Alcott was once her father, Bronson―an eminent instructor and a pal of Emerson and Thoreau. He wanted perfection, for the area and from his kinfolk. Louisa challenged him together with her mercurial moods and yearnings for cash and status. the opposite prize she deeply coveted―her father's understanding―seemed toughest to win. This tale of Bronson and Louisa's demanding but loving dating provides dimensions to Louisa's lifestyles, her paintings, and the relationships of fathers and daughters.

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Download E-books An Islamic Perspective on Legislation for Women Part II PDF

By Dr Magdah Amer

This sequence, "An Islamic viewpoint at the laws for Women", is a decision for either Muslims and non-Muslims to find the helpful jewels of Islamic laws towards
women. The sequence discusses a couple of matters and clears up misconceptions which are of serious profit to the Muslim girls lifestyles relating to rights and tasks, engagement, marriage,
polygamy, divorce, veil, and so forth. it really is precise that a few of these topics were tackled sooner than by means of many authors, yet what makes this sequence precise is that the writer, as a girl, should be larger figuring out and skilled relating to women's matters and delicate matters

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Download E-books The True Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography PDF

By Betty Boles Ellison

This new biography presents a startlingly varied photograph of Mary Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln's spouse. Preconceived myths concerning the former first girl are factually disproved. every now and then her judgment used to be defective; in different circumstances it used to be wonderful. After her 1861 refurbishing of the administrative Mansion, she made no extra furniture purchases, merely alternative goods. The furnishings she bought remains to be in use and the Lincoln mattress is widely known. dedicated to an insane asylum by means of her in basic terms surviving son, she geared up, whereas below consistent scrutiny, her neighbors in a skillfully profitable scheme to acquire her freedom and resume regulate of her lifestyles and cash. Mary Todd Lincoln had a super brain, a being concerned center and an exuberant character and he or she was once, in each element, a real companion to Abraham Lincoln.

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Download E-books Out of This World: A Journey of Healing PDF

By Mary Swander

Whilst a serious allergic sickness dictates that she develop all her personal meals, Mary Swander unearths herself dwelling in a former one-room schoolhouse in the course of the most important Amish neighborhood west of the Mississippi. during this basic but profound memoir, she stocks her stories as she explores what it capability to be a lone lady homesteader on the finish of the 20 th century, getting to know the quiet spirituality born of a lifestyles at the land.

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Download E-books Fanny Seward: A Life (New York State Series) PDF

By Trudy Krisher

On April 14, 1865, the evening of President Lincoln's assassination, Booth's conspirator Lewis Powell tried to assassinate Secretary of nation William Seward in his domestic simply blocks from Ford's Theatre. The assault, which left Seward and his son heavily wounded, is stated in poignant element in Fanny Seward's diary. Fanny, the loved purely daughter of Seward, used to be a prepared observer, and her diary entries from 1858 to 1866 are the root of Krisher's vibrant portrait of the younger lady who used to be an eyewitness to 1 of the main tumultuous classes in American background. Fanny bargains intimate observations at the politicians, generals, and artists of the time. She tells of attending dinner events, vacationing troops, and going to the theater, frequently along President Abraham Lincoln and his spouse Mary. via Fanny's writings, Krisher not just skillfully brings to lifestyles the occasions and actions of a innovative political family members but in addition illuminates the daily drama of the conflict. Giving readers a formerly unseen glimpse into the period, Fanny Seward: A lifestyles broadens our figuring out of Civil battle the United States. On April 14, 1865, the evening of President Lincoln's assassination, Booth's conspirator Lewis Powell tried to assassinate Secretary of country William Seward in his domestic simply blocks from Ford's Theatre. The assault, which left Seward and his son heavily wounded, is mentioned in poignant element in Fanny Seward's diary. Fanny, the cherished merely daughter of Seward, was once a prepared observer, and her diary entries from 1858 to 1866 are the root of Krisher's bright portrait of the younger woman who was once an eyewitness to 1 of the main tumultuous sessions in American heritage. Fanny bargains intimate observations at the politicians, generals, and artists of the time. She tells of attending dinner events, traveling troops, and going to the theater, frequently along President Abraham Lincoln and his spouse Mary. via Fanny's writings, Krisher not just skillfully brings to existence the occasions and actions of a revolutionary political kinfolk but in addition illuminates the daily drama of the conflict. Giving readers a formerly unseen glimpse into the period, Fanny Seward: A lifestyles broadens our realizing of Civil battle the USA.

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Download E-books Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific PDF

By Mary Cronk Farrell

In the early Nineteen Forties, younger ladies enlisted for peacetime accountability as U.S. military nurses. but if the japanese assault on Pearl Harbor in 1941 blasted the U.S. into international struggle II, one zero one American military and military nurses serving within the Philippines have been unexpectedly treating wounded and demise squaddies whereas bombs exploded throughout them. the ladies served in jerry-rigged jungle hospitals at the Bataan Peninsula and in underground tunnels on Corregidor Island. Later, while so much of them have been captured via the japanese as prisoners of struggle, they suffered disorder and near-starvation for 3 years. Pure Grit is a narrative of sisterhood and agony, of tragedy and betrayal, of loss of life and lifestyles. the ladies cared for each other, maintained self-discipline, and commemorated their vocation to nurse a person in need—all one zero one coming domestic alive.
The e-book is illustrated with archival images and contains an index, thesaurus, and timeline.

Praise for Pure Grit
STARRED REVIEW
"Details of many nurses’ person trials mix to shape a memorable portrayal in their shared event, one that will emotionally impression readers."
--Booklist, starred review

"Primary resource fabrics, specifically the movingly matter-of-fact memories of numerous of the nurses and private snapshots, deliver the tale to life."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Farrell doesn’t spare her younger readers any grim information . . . She comprises the demanding situations those girls confronted and the enjoyment they felt on returning domestic. As lousy as historical past will be, now can be the suitable time to introduce the subsequent iteration to this significant period."
--The Washington Post

"In addition to pictures and worthwhile maps, the web page layouts comprise facsimiles of the nurses’ letters and diaries. younger readers who loved Tanya Lee Stone’s Almost Astronauts: thirteen ladies Who Dared to Dream also will savour this tale of brave ladies whose tale was once approximately forgotten."
--School Library Journal
 

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Download E-books Women in Islam: Reflections on Historical and Contemporary Research PDF

By Terence Lovat (auth.), Terence Lovat (eds.)

The position of ladies in Islamic societies, let alone within the faith itself, is a defining factor. it's also one who continues to be proof against common dogma, with a variety of responses to women’s social roles around the Islamic international. Reflecting this heterogeneity, the editor of this quantity has assembled the most recent examine at the factor, which mixes modern with historic info.

The fabric comes from all over the world in addition to from Muslim and non-Muslim researchers. It takes in paintings from majority Muslim international locations reminiscent of Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Tunisia and Turkey, in addition to nations with bothered interfaith kin similar to India and Israel. countries with minority Muslim populations akin to France, the united kingdom, Canada and Australia, also are represented. The paintings additionally gains various Islamic sub-groups corresponding to the 2 major ones, Sunni and Shi’a, in addition to much less renowned populations comparable to the Ismaili Muslims. In every one case, the paintings is underpinned by means of the very most up-to-date socio-theological insights and empirical data.

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