East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart

By Susan Butler

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) captured the hearts of the United States after changing into the 1st lady to fly around the Atlantic in 1928. 9 years later, her disappearance on an around-the-world flight introduced her impressive existence to an abrupt and mysterious end.

Based on a decade of archival learn via Earhart's letters, journals, and diaries, and drawing on interviews with the aviator's buddies and family members, East to the Dawn presents the main authoritative and richly textured account of either Earhart's record-setting aviation occupation and her own lifestyles: her early years along with her grandparents, her reports as a nurse and social employee, her well-known marriage to writer George Putnam, and her mystery affair with Gene Vidal, head of the Bureau of Air trade. because the Los Angeles Times raved, East to the Dawn is a "fully discovered portrait of a really awesome woman."

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Emotional Currency: A Woman's Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money

On a daily basis, girls face new demanding situations that include having keep an eye on over, and accountability for, their monetary lives. occasionally interesting, occasionally scary, those concerns continuously have an emotional facet. writer and psychotherapist Dr. Kate Levinson bargains clean ways to navigating the astounding variety of ideals in regards to the function of cash in our lives, coming to phrases with our emotions approximately being “rich” or “poor,” and exploring our internal funds lifestyles in order that we will placed our emotions to paintings for us in a favorable means. through figuring out our intimate background and courting with cash we're larger in a position to deal with our funds anxieties, resolve our cash difficulties, benefit from the cash now we have, and make room for different, extra significant values.

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Cosmopolitan [UK] (May 2012)

Cosmopolitan journal The journal is perhaps essentially the most good understand magazines we've right here at Newsstand. it's jam-packed with every part that you’d anticipate from a smooth women’s per 30 days journal. resembling the newest model, star gossip, makeup information and extra. Cosmopolitan is a heavy weight journal that is full of every little thing the trendy girl must recognize.

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Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady

By Kate Summerscale

"I imagine humans marry some distance an excessive amount of; it really is this type of lottery, and for a terrible woman―bodily and morally the husband's slave―a very uncertain happiness." ―Queen Victoria to her lately married daughter Vicky

Headstrong, high-spirited, and already widowed, Isabella Walker turned Mrs. Henry Robinson at age 31 in 1844. Her first husband had died abruptly, leaving his property to a son from a prior marriage, so she inherited not anything. A profitable civil engineer, Henry moved them, by means of then with sons, to Edinburgh's based society in 1850. yet Henry traveled frequently and was once chilly and distant while domestic, leaving Isabella to her fantasies.

No doubt hundreds of thousands of Victorian girls confronted a similar situations, yet Isabella selected to checklist her innermost thoughts―and particularly her infatuation with a married Dr. Edward Lane―in her diary. Over 5 years the entries mounted―passionate, sensual, suggestive. One fateful day in 1858 Henry stumbled on the diary and, broaching its privateness, learn Isabella's intimate entries. Aghast at his wife's perceived infidelity, Henry petitioned for divorce at the grounds of adultery. until eventually that 12 months, divorce were unlawful in England, the marital bond being a cornerstone of English existence. Their trial will be a reason celebre, threatening the principles of Victorian society with the threat of "a new and annoying determine: a center type spouse who used to be stressed, unsatisfied, avid for arousal." Her diary, learn in courtroom, used to be as explosive as Flaubert's Madame Bovary, simply released in France yet thought of too scandalous to be translated into English until eventually the 1880s.

As she entire in her award-winning and bestselling The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, Kate Summerscale brilliantly recreates the Victorian international, chronicling in beautiful and compelling aspect the lifetime of Isabella Robinson, in which the longings of a pissed off spouse collided with a society clinging to inflexible principles approximately sanity, the bounds of privateness, the establishment of marriage, and feminine sexuality.

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The Public Woman

Girls have by no means had extra freedom but questions of inequality persist from the bed room to the office. 1 / 4 of a century after the ebook of her seminal textual content Misogynies, Joan Smith seems to be at what girls have accomplished – and the cost they have paid for it. From Amy Winehouse to Pussy insurrection, from the veil to family violence, a battle is being fought over women's our bodies and minds. Smith indicates how misogyny has assumed new and hazardous types as we confront an financial, social and spiritual backlash. yet that is basically a part of the tale. the feminine eunuch has turn into the general public lady, and she or he isn't really going to move quietly. Written with wit and keenness, this forensic research units out what we are up opposed to – and the way to struggle again. 'Brilliant … A compelling rap sheet of twenty first century misogynies and a reprimand to an individual who announces the conflict for gender equality is over' - Robin Ince 'Joan Smith dares to reveal woman-hating in all its varieties. She doesn't draw back from naming faith and cultural relativism as obstacles to liberation, and names males and the procedure of patriarchy because the challenge. learn this publication, now not least since it will open your eyes to how a lot has to be performed earlier than we consign male supremacy to the museum of old relics.' - Julie Bindel

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Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World

By Joyce E. Salisbury

An vast and interesting number of tales that includes either recognized and daily girls, giving a well-rounded view of the lives of girls within the historical world.

• Entries together with girls from delusion, faith, and legend together with Eve, Aphrodite, the earth goddess Gaea, Helen of Troy, and Isis

• Entries prepared by means of different types reminiscent of Greece, Rome, Christian, and northern Europe for ease of research

• Many infrequent and revealing photographs together with a procession of virgin martyrs, ca. A.D. 560

• photos of historical sculptures together with a Minoan snake goddess, ca. 1600 B.C.; various maps of old Greece and Mesopotamia; and an outline of the Hellenistic monarchies

• Genealogical charts of the Herodian kinfolk, the relatives of Augustus, and the Julio-Claudian house

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Strange Music

By Laura Fish

Elizabeth Barrett Browning is constrained to mattress, chafing opposed to the restrict of her medical professionals and writing poetry and fretful letters; whereas at her family’s Jamaican property Creole housekeeper Kaydia tries to guard her daughter from their predatory grasp, and a lately freed black slave, Sheba, mourns the lack of her lover. As Elizabeth, a passionate abolitionist, struggles to return to phrases with the resource of her wealth and privilege, either Sheba and Kaydia struggle to flee a sad prior which turns out ever present. Laura Fish's use of letters excavated from the Barrett archives as good as island dialects lead to a unprecedented evocation of the darkish aspect of the nineteenth century that's either frightening and eventually redeeming.

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A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

By Jimmy Carter

Within the hugely acclaimed bestselling A name to Action, President Jimmy Carter addresses the world’s such a lot severe, pervasive, and overlooked violation of uncomplicated human rights: the continued discrimination and violence opposed to ladies and girls.

President Carter used to be inspired to write down this booklet through a large coalition of leaders of all faiths. His pressing document covers a procedure of discrimination that extends to each country. ladies are disadvantaged of equivalent chance in wealthier countries and “owned” by way of males in others, pressured to endure servitude, baby marriage, and genital slicing. the main weak and their kids are trapped in battle and violence.

A name to Action addresses the anguish inflicted upon girls by means of a fake interpretation of rigorously chosen non secular texts and a growing to be tolerance of violence and battle. Key verses are frequently passed over or quoted out of context via male non secular leaders to exalt the prestige of fellows and exclude ladies. And in international locations that settle for or maybe glorify violence, this perceived inequality turns into the root for abuse.

Carter attracts upon his personal stories and the testimony of brave girls from all areas and all significant religions to illustrate that girls around the globe, greater than 1/2 all people, are being denied equivalent rights. this is often an educated and passionate cost a few devastating influence on financial prosperity and unconscionable human pain. It impacts us all.

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Dietland: A Novel

By Sarai Walker

The vitamin revolution is right here. And it’s armed.

Plum Kettle does her most sensible to not be spotted, simply because whilst you’re fats, to be spotted is to be judged. Or mocked. Or worse. along with her activity answering fan mail for a well-liked youngster girls’ journal, she is biding her time till her weightloss surgical procedure. simply then can her precise lifestyles as a skinny individual ultimately begin.

Then, whilst a mysterious girl begins following her, Plum unearths herself falling down a rabbit gap and into an underground group of ladies who dwell existence all alone phrases. There Plum has the same opinion to a sequence of demanding situations that strength her to house her earlier, her doubts, and the true expenses of changing into “beautiful.” while, a perilous guerrilla crew referred to as “Jennifer” starts off to terrorize an international that mistreats ladies, and as Plum grapples together with her own struggles, she turns into entangled in a sinister plot. the implications are explosive.

Dietland is a daring, unique, and humorous debut novel that takes at the good looks undefined, gender inequality, and our weightloss obsession—from the interior out, and with fists flying.

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