Flappers

Author : Judith Mackrell
ISBN : 9780230771680
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For many young women, the 1920s felt like a promise of liberty. It was a period when they dared to shorten their skirts and shingle their hair, to smoke, drink, take drugs and to claim sexual freedoms. In an era of soaring stock markets, consumer expansion, urbanization and fast travel, women were reimagining both the small detail and the large ambitions of their lives. In Flappers, acclaimed biographer Judith Mackrell follows a group of six women - Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka - who, between them, exemplified the range and daring of that generation's spirit. For them, the pursuit of experience was not just about dancing the Charleston and wearing fashionable clothes. They made themselves prominent among the artists, icons, and heroines of their age, pursuing experience in ways that their mothers could never have imagined, seeking to define what it was to be young and a woman in an age where the smashing of old certainties had thrown the world wide open. Talented, reckless and wilful, with personalities that transcended their class and background, they re-wrote their destinies in remarkable, entertaining and sometimes tragic ways. And between them they blazed the trail of the New Woman around the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Zelda S Story

Author : Judith Mackrell
ISBN : 9781447254034
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Glamorized, mythologized and demonized – the women of the 1920s prefigured the 1960s in their determination to reinvent the way they lived. Flappers is in part a biography of that restless generation: starting with its first fashionable acts of rebellion just before the Great War, and continuing through to the end of the decade when the Wall Street crash signalled another cataclysmic world change. Zelda Fitzgerald, Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka were far from typical flappers. Although they danced the Charleston, wore fashionable clothes and partied with the rest of their peers, they made themselves prominent among the artists, icons, and heroines of their age. Talented, reckless and wilful, with personalities that transcended their class and background, they re-wrote their destinies in remarkable, entertaining and tragic ways. And between them they blazed the trail of the New Woman around the world. Zelda’s Story is extracted from Judith Mackrell’s acclaimed biography, Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Josephine S Story

Author : Judith Mackrell
ISBN : 9781447254010
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Glamorized, mythologized and demonized – the women of the 1920s prefigured the 1960s in their determination to reinvent the way they lived. Flappers is in part a biography of that restless generation: starting with its first fashionable acts of rebellion just before the Great War, and continuing through to the end of the decade when the Wall Street crash signalled another cataclysmic world change. Josephine Baker, Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald and Tamara de Lempicka were far from typical flappers. Although they danced the Charleston, wore fashionable clothes and partied with the rest of their peers, they made themselves prominent among the artists, icons, and heroines of their age. Talented, reckless and wilful, with personalities that transcended their class and background, they re-wrote their destinies in remarkable, entertaining and tragic ways. And between them they blazed the trail of the New Woman around the world. Josephine’s Story is extracted from Judith Mackrell’s acclaimed biography, Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Nancy S Story

Author : Judith Mackrell
ISBN : 9781447253976
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Glamorized, mythologized and demonized – the women of the 1920s prefigured the 1960s in their determination to reinvent the way they lived. Flappers is in part a biography of that restless generation: starting with its first fashionable acts of rebellion just before the Great War, and continuing through to the end of the decade when the Wall Street crash signalled another cataclysmic world change. Nancy Cunard, Diana Cooper, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka were far from typical flappers. Although they danced the Charleston, wore fashionable clothes and partied with the rest of their peers, they made themselves prominent among the artists, icons, and heroines of their age. Talented, reckless and wilful, with personalities that transcended their class and background, they re-wrote their destinies in remarkable, entertaining and tragic ways. And between them they blazed the trail of the New Woman around the world. Nancy’s Story is extracted from Judith Mackrell’s acclaimed biography, Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Diana S Story

Author : Judith Mackrell
ISBN : 9781447253969
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Glamorized, mythologized and demonized – the women of the 1920s prefigured the 1960s in their determination to reinvent the way they lived. Flappers is in part a biography of that restless generation: starting with its first fashionable acts of rebellion just before the Great War, and continuing through to the end of the decade when the Wall Street crash signalled another cataclysmic world change. Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka were far from typical flappers. Although they danced the Charleston, wore fashionable clothes and partied with the rest of their peers, they made themselves prominent among the artists, icons, and heroines of their age. Talented, reckless and wilful, with personalities that transcended their class and background, they re-wrote their destinies in remarkable, entertaining and tragic ways. And between them they blazed the trail of the New Woman around the world. Diana’s Story is extracted from Judith Mackrell’s acclaimed biography, Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tallulah S Story

Author : Judith Mackrell
ISBN : 9781447254027
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Glamorized, mythologized and demonized – the women of the 1920s prefigured the 1960s in their determination to reinvent the way they lived. Flappers is in part a biography of that restless generation: starting with its first fashionable acts of rebellion just before the Great War, and continuing through to the end of the decade when the Wall Street crash signalled another cataclysmic world change. Tallulah Bankhead, Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka were far from typical flappers. Although they danced the Charleston, wore fashionable clothes and partied with the rest of their peers, they made themselves prominent among the artists, icons, and heroines of their age. Talented, reckless and wilful, with personalities that transcended their class and background, they re-wrote their destinies in remarkable, entertaining and tragic ways. And between them they blazed the trail of the New Woman around the world. Tallulah’s Story is extracted from Judith Mackrell’s acclaimed biography, Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tamara S Story

Author : Judith Mackrell
ISBN : 9781447253983
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Glamorized, mythologized and demonized – the women of the 1920s prefigured the 1960s in their determination to reinvent the way they lived. Flappers is in part a biography of that restless generation: starting with its first fashionable acts of rebellion just before the Great War, and continuing through to the end of the decade when the Wall Street crash signalled another cataclysmic world change. Tamara de Lempicka, Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald and Josephine Baker and were far from typical flappers. Although they danced the Charleston, wore fashionable clothes and partied with the rest of their peers, they made themselves prominent among the artists, icons, and heroines of their age. Talented, reckless and wilful, with personalities that transcended their class and background, they re-wrote their destinies in remarkable, entertaining and tragic ways. And between them they blazed the trail of the New Woman around the world. Tamara’s Story is extracted from Judith Mackrell’s acclaimed biography, Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wie Kommt Die Katze In Den Sack Und Was Wei Der Kuckuck Davon

Author : Sigi Kube
ISBN : 9783641053611
Genre : Humor
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Die Eule aus Athen ist dem Esel auf der Brücke sein Feind! Warum lachen eigentlich die Hühner? Wie kommt der Schimmel ins Amt? Und was hat es mit dem Bärendienst auf sich? Die deutsche Sprache ist voller tierischer Begriffe und Redewendungen, deren tiefere Bedeutung sich meist erst auf den zweiten Blick zeigt. Sigi Kube schaut dem geschenkten Gaul mit Argusaugen ins Maul und weiß jetzt, wie der Hase läuft: Wer die Sau rauslässt und dann einen Kater hat, dem helfen keine Krokodilstränen – und das Kreidefressen ist auch für die Katz. Nicht nur für Leseratten und Bücherwürmer ein wunderbares sprachliches Pläsierchen. Mein lieber Schwan!
Category: Humor

The Diviners Aller Anfang Ist B Se

Author : Libba Bray
ISBN : 9783423425131
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Sie kennt deine dunkelsten Geheimnisse... New York, 1926: Wegen eines kleinen „Zwischenfalls“ wurde Evie O‘Neill aus ihrer langweiligen Kleinstadt ins aufregende New York verbannt. Dort genießt sie das wilde Partyleben, bis ein seltsamer Ritualmord die Stadt erschüttert – und Evie über ihren Onkel, den Direktor des Museums für Amerikanisches Volkstum, Aberglauben und Okkultes plötzlich mitten in den Mordermittlungen steckt. Schon bald weiß sie mehr als die Polizei. Denn Evie hat eine geheime Gabe, von der niemand wissen darf: Sie kann Gegenständen die intimsten Geheimnisse ihrer Besitzer entlocken. Doch sie hat keine Ahnung, mit welch entsetzlicher Bestie sie es zu tun bekommt ...
Category: Juvenile Fiction