The Secret History Of Wonder Woman

Author : Jill Lepore
ISBN : 9780385354059
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 59.13 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 442
Read : 568

A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman. The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.
Category: Social Science

Die Geheime Geschichte

Author : Donna Tartt
ISBN : 9783641225957
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 85.81 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 732
Read : 176

Richard Papen stammt aus einfachen Verhältnissen. Als er aufgrund eines Stipendiums das College besuchen kann, ist er gleich fasziniert von der ihm fremden Welt. Besonders zieht ihn eine Gruppe junger Studenten in den Bann, mit denen er nicht nur Griechisch lernt, sondern auch ausgelassen feiert. Doch bald spürt er, dass unter der Oberfläche unerschütterlicher Freundschaft Spannungen lauern und dass ein furchtbares Geheimnis seine Freunde belastet – ein Geheimnis, das auch ihn mehr und mehr in seinen dunklen, mörderischen Sog zieht.
Category: Fiction

The Secret History Of Wonder Woman

Author : Jill Lepore
ISBN : 192224788X
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
File Size : 52.5 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 986
Read : 984

A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origins of one of the world's most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story--and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history. Harvard historian and "New Yorker "staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman's creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for "Family Circle "celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth--he invented the lie detector test--lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman. " The Secret History of Wonder Woman "is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women's rights--a chain of events that begins with the women's suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.
Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Maus

Author : Art Spiegelman
ISBN : 3596180945
Genre : Children of Holocaust survivors
File Size : 67.87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 459
Read : 165

"Maus" änderte über Nacht die Geschichte des Comic Strips - aus Kult wurde Kunst. Berichtet wird die authentische Lebensgeschichte des polnischen Juden Wladek Spiegelmann. In Queens, New York, schildert er seinem Sohn die Stationen seines Lebens: Polen und Auschwitz, Stockholm und New York, er erzählt von der Rettung und vom Fluch des Überlebens. Art Spiegelmann hat diese Geschichte aufgezeichnet, indem er das Unaussprechliche Tieren in den Mund legt. Die Juden sind Mäuse, die Deutschen Katzen. [d'après l'éditeur].
Category: Children of Holocaust survivors

Fun Home

Author : Alison Bechdel
ISBN : 3551713766
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
File Size : 43.11 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 312
Read : 487

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Die Offenen Adern Lateinamerikas

Author : Eduardo Galeano
ISBN : 3779502712
Genre : Lateinamerika - Geschichte 1500-1970
File Size : 56.36 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 826
Read : 1218

Category: Lateinamerika - Geschichte 1500-1970

Sexus Und Herrschaft

Author : Kate Millett
ISBN : 3420046138
Genre : Sex in literature
File Size : 64.83 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 378
Read : 1319

Frau / Unterdruckung
Category: Sex in literature