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Amazing Women of the Civil War

Fascinating True Stories of Women Who Made a Difference

Author: Webb Garrison

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418530549

Category: History

Page: 288

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The Civil War is most often described as one in which brother fought against brother. But the most devastating war fought on American soil was also one in which women demonstrated heroic deeds, selfless acts, and courage beyond measure. Women mobilized soup kitchens and relief societies. Women cared for wounded soldiers. Women were effective spies. And it is estimated that 300 women fought on the battlefields, usually disguised as men. The most fascinating Civil War women include: Harriet Tubman, a former slave, who led hundreds of fellow slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad Four hundred women who were seized in Roswell, Georgia, deported to Indiana, and vanished without a trace Belle Boyd, the "Siren of the Shenandoah," who at the age of seventeen killed a Union soldier "Crazy" Elizabeth Van Lew, who deliberately fostered the impression that she was eccentric so that she could be an effective spy for the North "The poor fellow sprang from my hands and fell back quivering in the agonies of death. A bullet had passed between my body and the right arm which supported him, cutting through my sleeve and passing through his chest from shoulder to shoulder." ?Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross "We were all amused and disgusted at the sight of a thing that nothing but the debased and depraved Yankee nation could produce. [A woman] was dressed in the full uniform of a Federal surgeon. She was not good looking, and of course had tongue enough for a regiment of men." ?Captain Benedict J. Semmes, describing Mary Walker, M.D.

The Life and Works of Augusta Jane Evans Wilson, 1835–1909

Author: Professor Brenda Ayres

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409456293

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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Over the course of her 57-year career, Augusta Jane Evans Wilson published nine best-selling novels, but her significant contributions to American literature have until recently gone largely unrecognized. Brenda Ayres, in her long overdue critical biography of the novelist once referred to as the 'first Southern woman to enter the field of American letters,' credits the importance of Wilson's novels for their portrait of nineteenth-century America. As Ayres reminds us, the nineteenth-century American book market was dominated by women writers and women readers, a fact still to some extent obscured by the make-up of the literary canon. In placing Wilson's novels firmly within their historical context, Ayres commemorates Wilson as both a storyteller and maker of American history. Proceeding chronologically, Ayres devotes a chapter to each of Wilson's novels, showing how her views on Catholicism, the South, the Civil War, male authority, domesticity, Reconstruction, and race were both informed by and resistant to the turbulent times in which she lived. This comprehensive and meticulously researched biography contributes not only to our appreciation of Wilson's work, but also to her importance as a figure for understanding women's roles in history and their art, evolving gender roles, and the complicated status of women writers.

Major General Alexander M. McCook, USA

A Civil War Biography

Author: Wayne Fanebust

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476601011

Category: History

Page: 288

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Alexander M. McCook, one of the youngest major generals in the Union army, was a member of a patriotic family from Ohio that became known as the “Fighting McCooks.” He participated in some of the bloodiest campaigns of the Civil War, including Bull Run, Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River and Chickamauga. In battle, McCook could be rash and reckless, but his personal courage was beyond reproach, even as his career was marked by controversy. Subjected to an inquiry into his conduct at the battle of Chickamauga, he was cleared of all charges but relieved of command to spend the remainder of the war in relatively minor assignments. This biography, focusing especially on McCook’s Civil War service, fills out the full picture of a proud if clouded career.

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676433

Category: History

Page: 416

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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Betty und ihre Schwestern

Klassiker der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: andersseitig.de

ISBN: 3955010783

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 121

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Das Buch erzählt die Lebensgeschichte der Schwestern Meg, Jo, Beth und Amy, die gemeinsam mit ihren Eltern in Neuengland aufwachsen. Die kluge, jungenhafte Josephine, die hübsche und fügsame Meg, die selbstlose und friedliche Beth und das Nesthäkchen, die egoistische Amy, werden von ihren kindlichen Luftschlössern bis hin zur Frauwerdung begleitet. Marmee, Mutter der vier kleinen Frauen, wacht aufmerksam über die Entwicklung und den Umgang ihrer Kinder. Der Vater ist im Krieg. Meg, die im Vergleich zu ihren Schwestern den größten Wert auf die Einhaltung bestehender Konventionen legt, heiratet schon früh. Mit John Brooke, dem Hauslehrer des jungen Nachbarn und Freundes Laurie, gründet sie eine Familie, die bald um die beiden Kinder John, Jr. "Demi" und Margreth "Daisy" erweitert wird. Später kommt noch Josephine "Josy" dazu, die in Little Men erwähnt wird. Beth, die ihr Leben ihrer Familie widmet und aufopferungsvoll im Haushalt und bei kranken und armen Nachbarn arbeitet, ist selbstlos bis in den Tod. Bei der uneigennützigen Versorgung einer armen Nachbarsfamilie steckt sie sich mit Scharlach an. Wenn sie sich auch vorübergehend von der Krankheit erholt, ist diese ausschlaggebend für Beths frühen Tod. Amy, das Nesthäkchen der Familie, möchte alles und bekommt es nicht immer. Sie sieht sich als Künstlerin, kann als Gesellschafterin mit einer Tante nach Europa reisen und sich dort künstlerisch weiterbilden. Sie heiratet Laurie, den wohlhabenden Nachbarsjungen ihrer Familie, den langjährigen Seelenbruder ihrer Schwester Jo, kehrt gemeinsam mit ihm nach Amerika zurück und bekommt eine Tochter. Jo möchte im Gegensatz zu Amy viel, bekommt aber weniger. Sie wünscht sich unter anderem finanzielle und individuelle Unabhängigkeit, Ruhm und Anerkennung als Schriftstellerin sowie eine Reise nach Europa. Die ersehnte Reise wird nicht von ihr, sondern von Amy angetreten.

Der Report der Magd

Roman

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492970591

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

American War

Roman

Author: Omar El Akkad

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104908109

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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Gleich hier die kostenlose XXL-Leseprobe lesen! »American War« - das Buch der Stunde. »Ein gewaltiger Roman«, schreibt die renommierteste Literaturkritikerin der USA, Michiko Kakutani. Ein Roman über den nächsten amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg und das dramatische Schicksal einer Familie. Was wird sein, wenn die erschütternde Realität der Gegenwart - Drohnenangriffe, Folter, Selbstmordattentate und die Folgen von Umweltkatastrophen - mit aller Gewalt in die USA zurückkehrt? Vor diesem Hintergrund entfaltet Omar El Akkad mit großer erzählerischer Kraft den dramatischen Kampf der jungen Sarat Chestnut, die beschließt, mit allen Mitteln für das Überleben zu kämpfen. »American War« ist in den USA ein literarisches Ereignis, das schon jetzt mit Cormac McCarthy »Die Straße« und Philip Roth »Verschwörung gegen Amerika« verglichen wird.

Undercover gegen den Terror

Meine wahre Geschichte als Geheimagent beim MI5

Author: Tom Marcus

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959716516

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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Tom Marcus wurde vom MI5 rekrutiert, um sein Land zu schützen – undercover gegen interne und externe Bedrohungen, den Terror und zum Schutz der größten Geheimnisse des Landes. Tägliche Entscheidungen, die Leben oder Tod bedeuten. Ein nie enden wollender Kampf, den viele seiner Kollegen nicht überleben sollten. Bei einem seiner Einsätze nahm er die Identität eines verwahrlosten Obdachlosen an – und stellte bei einem Verdächtigen außergewöhnliche Verhaltensweisen fest. Zeichen, die vielleicht niemand außer einem ausgebildeten Agenten bemerkt hätte. Tom ließ das Haus stürmen. Gefunden wurden einige Gewehre und sechs selbstgebaute Bomben. Diese hätten, so zeigte sich später, 60 Schulkinder töten sollen, die sich auf der Rückfahrt von einer Klassenfahrt befanden. Dieser fesselnde Bericht über einen Krieg, der um unserer Sicherheit willen geführt wird, weiht uns in eines der am besten behüteten Geheimnisse Europas ein – den britischen Geheimdienst MI5.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 5605

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Daughters Of Destiny

Dramatic monologues of four Amazing American Women

Author: Sharon Moran

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468500244

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 5925

Throughout the centuries there have been Amazing American Women; women who rose on their strength of character, who overcame incredible obstacles to become outstanding in their own right. Women have created works of art and literature, founded businesses, fought in wars, led political and social movements, taught and inspired students, initiated social reforms and made discoveries in the sciences. Through their achievements they have become inspirations to generations of other women. Daughters of Destiny presents dramatic monologues of four of these amazing women, four who forged the way for others to follow. Performing these ‘living biographies’, the actress takes her audience on each woman’s journey to become memorable and remarkable people in their own right.. With stories and anecdotes from childhood through adult life, each woman speaks of the trials and tribulations that led to fame and recognition. Martha Washington withstood many personal tragedies to persevere and serve as a welcomed aid to the army during the Revolutionary War. Mary Todd Lincoln tolerated rumor and gossip to forward the career of the man she believed was destined for greatness. Sojourner Truth, a northern slave, overcame unspeakable hardships to rise as a prominent speaker for civil rights and Nellie Bly, through sheer determination and courage, became America’s first famous female newspaper reporter. These women possessed a determined spirit that will inspire all who hear their stories. Daughters of Destiny offers an opportunity to today’s actress to perform dramatic monologues of real-life unforgettable women and to personify our past in an exciting entertaining format. These monologues can be used for performance in acting classes and as audition pieces. They can also be presented to young and adult audiences alike, creating an absorbing theatrical experience. Stage settings and props can be kept to a minimum thus making Daughters of Destiny easy to produce for any audience. The power of these dramatic monologues lies in the convincing true-to-life portrayals of each Amazing American Woman.

Fictional Females: Mirrors and Models

The Changing Image of Women in American Novels from 1789 to 1939

Author: Eleanor Hochman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453565884

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Fictional Females is a book about books--specifically, about more than 160 American novels that had female protagonists, appeared between the immediate post-Revolutionary period and the beginning of World War II, and shaped as well as reflected women´s lives. All 80 authors, both men and women, were bestsellers and/or critically acclaimed in their time, and their fiction provides a record of how successive generations of women accepted or challenged the conventions of their day and enjoyed the rewards or suffered the consequences of either choice. Today, an examination of those novels and the historical context in which they appeared illuminates the changing conscious and unconscious assumptions about the nature of woman--of what she is, what she wants, and what she gets--over the years.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Der Tätowierer von Auschwitz

Die wahre Geschichte des Lale Sokolov

Author: Heather Morris

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492992641

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7413

1942 wurde Lale Sokolov nach Auschwitz deportiert. Seine Aufgabe war es, Häftlingsnummern auf die Unterarme seiner Mitgefangenen zu tätowieren, jene Nummern, die später zu den eindringlichsten Mahnungen gegen das Vergessen gehören würden. Er nutzte seine besondere Rolle und kämpfte gegen die Unmenschlichkeit des Lagers, vielen rettete er das Leben. Dann, eines Tages, tätowierte er den Arm eines jungen Mädchens – und verliebte sich auf den ersten Blick in Gita. Eine Liebesgeschichte begann, an deren Ende das Unglaubliche wahr werden sollte: Sie überlebten beide. Eindringlich erzählt Heather Morris die bewegende, wahre Geschichte von Lale und Gita, die den Glauben an Mut, Liebe und Menschlichkeit nie verloren.

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061732370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4044

The life Kamila Sidiqi had known changed overnight when the Taliban seized control of the city of Kabul. After receiving a teaching degree during the civil war—a rare achievement for any Afghan woman—Kamila was subsequently banned from school and confined to her home. When her father and brother were forced to flee the city, Kamila became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana tells the incredible true story of this unlikely entrepreneur who mobilized her community under the Taliban. Former ABC News reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon spent years on the ground reporting Kamila's story, and the result is an unusually intimate and unsanitized look at the daily lives of women in Afghanistan. These women are not victims; they are the glue that holds families together; they are the backbone and the heart of their nation. Afghanistan's future remains uncertain as debates over withdrawal timelines dominate the news. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana moves beyond the headlines to transport you to an Afghanistan you have never seen before. This is a story of war, but it is also a story of sisterhood and resilience in the face of despair. Kamila Sidiqi's journey will inspire you, but it will also change the way you think about one of the most important political and humanitarian issues of our time.

Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Commentary

Spreading the Light of God's Word into Your Life

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418587346

Category: Religion

Page: 1872

View: 1907

A comprehensive verse-by-verse commentary for lay Bible students, fully highlighted by articles, maps, charts, and illustrations-all in one volume. Clear and Comprehensive: Annotations by leading evangelical scholars don't dodge tough issues; alternative views are presented fairly, but commentators make their positions clear. Attractively Designed: Graphics appeal to the sound-bite generation and others who aren't traditional commentary readers. Interesting and Revealing: Hundreds of feature articles that provide additional information or new perspectives on a topic related to Bible background. Visually Appealing: Maps, drawings, and photos illuminate the commentary and visualize important information.

A Renegade History of the United States

Author: Thaddeus Russell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416576134

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 9197

Aruges that criminals, prostitutes, rebels and other people on the fringes of society were largely responsible for such American achievements as the American Revolution, labor unions, women's liberation, the fall of the Soviet Union, gay rights and much more. By the author of Out of the Jungle: Jimmy Hoffa and the Re-Making of the American Working Class.

Uncle Tom's Clinic

Or the Liberated Choice

Author: Jay Mikes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595099599

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 9179

TEXT FOR AUTHOR BIO:: Jay Mikes is a public school teacher and coach in Schaumburg, Illinois. In 1987, he published his first book, Basketball fundaMENTALS: A Complete Mental Training Guide. He is the father of three adopted biracial children. Uncle Tom's Clinic is his first novel.TEXT FOR BOOK DESCRIPTION: Uncle Tom's Clinic is the story of two women, Faith Brandon and Kara Ellison. Faith, a victim of rape while on spring break in Florida, must make the agonizing life and death choice for the child she is carrying in her womb. As the daughter of Dr. Ryle Brandon, nationally known Christian author and President of Justin College, a small Christian college in the midwest, Faith is too ashamed to tell anyone of her condition. Moreover, she is certain she will lose her boyfriend, Chris, unless she has an abortion. Facing and impossible situation, Faith turns to her best friend, Hope Stuart, daughter of Vivian Stuart, the pro-choice Democratic candidate for Congress. Hope, who has taken a summer job at her Uncle Tom's abortion clinic, offers Faith an easy way out of her dilemma. Meanwhile, Kara Ellison, and her husband, Robert, ar struggling with infertility. Their fervent prayer is to adopt a child. Will God answer their prayers?

Mercedes und der Schokolade Pilot

Eine wahre Geschichte über die Berliner Luftbrücke und Süssigkeiten,die vom Himmel fielen

Author: Margot Theis Raven,Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938491034

Category:

Page: 48

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The Death of Caesar

The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination

Author: Barry Strauss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451668813

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6419

A professor of history and classics describes the actual events of March 15, 44 BC, when Julius Caesar was murdered during the Roman civil wars, and comparies them to those outlined by William Shakespeare in his famous play.--Publisher's description.

D.W. Griffith's the Birth of a Nation

A History of the Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time

Author: Melvyn Stokes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199887519

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 924

In this deeply researched and vividly written volume, Melvyn Stokes illuminates the origins, production, reception and continuing history of this ground-breaking, aesthetically brilliant, and yet highly controversial movie. By going back to the original archives, particularly the NAACP and D. W. Griffith Papers, Stokes explodes many of the myths surrounding The Birth of a Nation (1915). Yet the story that remains is fascinating: the longest American film of its time, Griffith's film incorporated many new features, including the first full musical score compiled for an American film. It was distributed and advertised by pioneering methods that would quickly become standard. Through the high prices charged for admission and the fact that it was shown, at first, only in "live" theaters with orchestral accompaniment, Birth played a major role in reconfiguring the American movie audience by attracting more middle-class patrons. But if the film was a milestone in the history of cinema, it was also undeniably racist. Stokes shows that the darker side of this classic movie has its origins in the racist ideas of Thomas Dixon, Jr. and Griffith's own Kentuckian background and earlier film career. The book reveals how, as the years went by, the campaign against the film became increasingly successful. In the 1920s, for example, the NAACP exploited the fact that the new Ku Klux Klan, which used Griffith's film as a recruiting and retention tool, was not just anti-black, but also anti-Catholic and anti-Jewish, as a way to mobilize new allies in opposition to the film. This crisply written book sheds light on both the film's racism and the aesthetic brilliance of Griffith's filmmaking. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the cinema.

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