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By Richard Handley

Richard Handley tells the brave tale of Louisa Lawson, a pacesetter within the struggle for women’s rights and an important personality in Australian heritage. He highlights the nice braveness she confirmed in dealing with her difficulties and the selection and scuffling with spirit in confronting male chauvinism and the subjugation of ladies in 19th century Australia. Louisa emerges because the prime feminist author of her day and as a proficient poet.

In the prior, her acceptance has suffered and her significance neglected, with the biographers of Henry Lawson, her son, portray her as a clumsy, uncaring and sexually repressed wife.

Richard Handley’s That Mad Louisa has addressed that state of affairs highlighting her championing of women’s welfare and equality, her Australian patriotism, her inventiveness, publishing and journalistic traits and her charitable works.

There are a few astonishing revelations approximately Louisa and her relations: illegitimate teenagers, tragic untimely deaths, police activities and court docket lawsuits, drunkenness and violence, bouts of madness and committals to lunatic asylums, ready opposed to a history of 19th century values.

Richard Handley has positioned a persuasive case in a must-read booklet for Louisa Lawson to be well-known because the most crucial determine within the heritage of the feminist reason, a really striking woman.

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Download Friedelind Wagner: Richard Wagner's Rebellious Granddaughter by Eva Rieger,Chris Walton PDF

By Eva Rieger,Chris Walton

She used to be now not the 'black sheep' of her relatives, as usually claimed, yet a heroic insurgent. Friedelind Wagner (1918-1991), Richard Wagner's independent-minded granddaughter, daughter of Siegfried and WinifredWagner, despised her mother's shut liaison with Adolf Hitler and was once the single member of the Wagner extended family who fled Germany in protest. even though Winifred warned her that the Nazis might 'exterminate' her, should still she proceed her open competition, she travelled to London and released articles pillorying the Nazi élite. the entire related, her former proximity to Hitler & Co. made her suspicious within the eyesof the experts, who quickly interned her. Even the British Parliament debated her destiny. basically with the aid of the world-famous conductor Arturo Toscanini used to be she capable of achieve an go out visa. Onceshe arrived in big apple she broadcast, lectured and released opposed to the Nazis, wrote an autobiography, and have become buddies with many different emigrants together with singers who had themselves deserted Bayreuth. After the battle the Mayor of Bayreuth requested her to run the pageant, yet she declined in favour of her brothers. They confirmed little gratitude, although, for after Friedelind again to Germany in1953 she discovered herself manoeuvred out of any position within the pageant administration. She nonetheless made a extraordinary attempt to discover a distinct segment in post-war German society and tradition, and did her most sensible to manage witha relations infamous for its intrigues previous and current. Friedelind Wagner remained a staunch good friend of artists corresponding to Wilhelm Furtwängler, Frida Leider, Otto Klemperer, Erich Kleiber, Leonard Bernstein, Walter Felsenstein, Michael Tilson Thomas and lots of others.
Drawing on archival study in lots of nations, Eva Rieger has right here written the first-ever biography of Richard Wagner's gifted, inventive granddaughter who fought opposed to Hitler's Germany, yet completed no own luck for her issues. Her booklet supplies many new insights into wartime and postwar musical existence in Germany, Europeand the United States.

EVA RIEGER is a feminist musicologist and writer of many books on music.

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Download Madame Blavatsky: The Woman Behind the Myth by Marion Meade PDF

By Marion Meade

Recklessly magnificent, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky scandalized her nineteenth century global with a debatable new faith that attempted to synthesize japanese and Western philosophies. If her contemporaries observed her as a freak, a charlatan, and a snake oil salesman, she considered herself as a distinct individual born for excellent issues. She firmly believed that it used to be her future to enlighten the realm. Rebelliously breaking conventions, she used to be the antithesis of a pious non secular chief. She cursed, smoked, overate, and had to airbrush out sure inconvenient evidence, like husbands, fans, and a child.

Marion Meade digs deep into Madame Blavatsky’s lifestyles from her beginning in Russia one of the aristocracy to a penniless exile in Europe, around the Atlantic to manhattan the place she turned the 1st Russian girl naturalized as an American citizen, and at last relocating directly to India the place she proven the foreign headquarters of the Theosophical Society in 1882. As she chased from continent to continent, she left in her aftermath a path of enthralled fans and the tips of Theosophy that suffer to at the present time. whereas brushed off as a feminine messiah, her efforts laid the foundation for the recent Age move, which sought to reconcile jap traditions with Western occultism. Her teachings entered the mainstream by way of growing new admire for the cultures and religions of the East—for Buddhism and Hinduism—and curiosity in meditation, yoga, specialists, and reincarnation.

Madame Blavatsky used to be distinct. this is her richly weird and wonderful tale advised with compassion, perception, and an try to plumb the reality in the back of these fantastic accomplishments. 

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By Erin H. Turner

Wild West ladies positive factors the real tales of the pioneering better halves, moms, daughters, academics, writers, marketers, and artists who formed the frontier and helped swap the face of yankee historical past. those fifty tales hide the Western event from Kansas urban to Sacramento and the Yukon to the Texas Gulf.

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Download MATTIE's KIDs by Claude Evans PDF

By Claude Evans

She, a protector of eight youngsters (six ladies and boys) that have been stuffed jointly right into a three-room flat on Saint Louis’ West-end used to be my hero that i feel approximately every day. My ultimately unmarried mom achieves a good feat for a Clarksdale, Mississippi born sharecropper’s daughter that took on a single-parent family effectively. It was once no longer beautiful yet winning simply a similar. What I comprehend now's that each one the sustenance that we take up deeply within ourselves can and should impact us a technique or one other ultimately. may perhaps it were the nurturing we obtain as little ones that guided us into maturity via this made up our minds mom of 8. It references the elemental GIGO proposal (Good details In and sturdy details Out) that displays on what we positioned into anything is what we get out of it with just a little of aid and self decision. in general in spite of everything it's the tempting style of stuff that's occasionally undesirable for us, that often tastes so sturdy to us briefly which may get us into hassle. till we eventually learn how to average our consumption respectfully and concentrate on what our moms like Mattie Mae has tried to coach us to outlive from everyday, will our complete strength be accomplished eventually.

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Download Stories My Grandmother Told Me by Anastasia Hamel PDF

By Anastasia Hamel

tales My Grandmother advised Me through Anastasia Hamel is certainly not a normal tale. Her fascinatingly diversified lifestyles started in Greece and incorporated lengthy sessions spent in her grandmother’s care whereas her mom and dad looked for paintings. finally, the younger relatives moved to the us, yet Anastasia’s center was once continuously along with her loved grandmother.

Anastasia recollects that: “Hearing my grandmother describe how my mom and dad met and the way their married existence was once filled with turbulent occasions gave me a greater figuring out of why they made a few of their decisions.” Her grandmother’s “patience in describing life’s occasions . . . was once higher than any ebook, greater than any motion picture. It used to be genuine and all approximately our family.”

Anastasia’s personal telling of these “life’s occasions” is an enthralling story, in addition to a stunning tribute to a impressive woman.

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Download Coming of Age: The Sexual Awakening of Margaret Mead by Deborah Beatriz Blum PDF

By Deborah Beatriz Blum

Coming of Age focuses on 5 years in Mead’s younger existence whilst she started to query the normal attitudes towards intercourse, courtship and marriage that ruled the early twentieth century.

The tale starts in 1921, whilst Mead is a tender girl of twenty and a pupil at Barnard university in long island urban. traditional adequate to just accept the position society has passed to her, and defiant sufficient to stand up opposed to it, she struggles to discover her personal direction. existence starts off to alter as she reviews new friendships and lots of firsts, together with marriage and an affair.

In 1925, following her curiosity in anthropology, Mead takes a step that shocks either kinfolk and co-workers. She comes to a decision to move by myself to Samoa to review how women during this very diverse tradition mature into girls. There on a tiny island within the South Pacific, with an ocean among her and the folks she loves, she starts to appreciate how the invisible chains of society can imprison one’s physique and brain.

Mead’s voyage of self-discovery is either painful, interesting and enlightening. She returns from her fieldwork able to do whatever no girl prior to her has dared to do: write with frankness and readability concerning the sexual awakening of younger ladies. And the United States, it seems, is able to pay attention what she has to say.

Drawing on letters, diaries and memoirs, Blum reconstructs the colourful and dramatic lifetime of some of the most provocative thinkers of the 20 th century.

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Download Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam by Joann Puffer Kotcher PDF

By Joann Puffer Kotcher

Donut Dolly places you within the Vietnam warfare face down within the dust below a sniper assault, within a helicopter being struck via lightning, at dinner subsequent to a commanding basic, and slogging during the dust alongside a line of foxholes. you notice the struggle throughout the eyes of 1 of the 1st ladies formally allowed within the wrestle area. while Joann Puffer Kotcher left for Vietnam in 1966, she was once clean out of the college of Michigan with a yr of educating, and a yr as an American purple move Donut Dolly in Korea. All she sought after was once to move somewhere fascinating. In Vietnam, she visited troops from the significant Highlands to the Mekong Delta, from the South China Sea to the Cambodian border. At 4 accountability stations, she organize sport facilities and made cellular visits at any place commanders asked. That integrated detailed Forces groups in distant wrestle region jungles. She introduced reminders of domestic, suggestions of a sister or the lady round the corner. officials requested her to take dangers simply because they believed her visits to front traces have been vital to the boys. each Vietnam veteran who meets her thinks of her as a brother-at-arms. Donut Dolly is Kotcher’s own view of the conflict, recorded in a magazine saved in the course of her travel, daily as she skilled it. it's a trustworthy illustration of the twists and turns of the turbulent, debatable time. whereas in Vietnam, Kotcher was kidnapped; dodged an ambush within the Delta; talked with a real warfare hero in a health facility who had charged a computer gun; and had a talk with a prostitute. an extraordinary account of an American purple go volunteer in Vietnam, Donut Dolly will entice these attracted to the Vietnam conflict, to people who have curiosity within the army, and to ladies desiring to transcend the ordinary.

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By Grace Bonney

New York Times Bestseller
“I are looking to rip out each web page of this wonderful booklet and grasp them on my wall in order that i will be able to be surrounded by means of those amazing ladies all day long.”
—Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling writer of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers

Over a hundred unheard of and influential girls describe how they embraced their artistic spirit, overcame adversity, and sparked an international move of entrepreneurship. Media titans and ceramicists, hoteliers and tattoo artists, comedians and architects—taken jointly, those profiles paint a gorgeous photo of what occurs after we pursue our passions and dreams.

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Download Nach mir kräht kein Schwein - Eine Bäuerin erzählt by Roswitha Gruber PDF

By Roswitha Gruber

In einem kleinen Dorf wächst Helena in einer bäuerlichen Großfamilie auf. Schon früh ins Arbeitsleben eingespannt, kann sie sich nichts anderes vorstellen, als selbst Landwirtin zu werden. Trotz aller Widerstände erreicht sie ihr Ziel: die gleiche Ausbildung wie ein Mann zu durchlaufen. Durch ihre frühe Heirat wird sie Bäuerin auf einem großen Hof, wo das Leben für sie viele Schicksalsschläge bereit hält. Doch mit Humor und Tatkraft schafft sie immer wieder einen Neuanfang. In diesem Buch beleuchtet Roswitha Gruber nicht nur psychologisch und sozial interessante Aspekte, sie gibt uns auch Einblick in die neueste Zeitgeschichte und die rasante Entwicklung, die die Landwirtschaft genommen hat.
Roswitha Gruber widmet sich der Schilderung starker Frauen mit außergewöhnlichen Lebensgeschichten. Für jeden ihrer Romane recherchiert sie dafür ausführlich und nähert sich in langen, intensiven Gesprächen dem Schicksal ihrer Protagonistinnen an. Roswitha Gruber lebt und arbeitet in Reit im Winkl.

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