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Almost Famous Women

Author : Megan Mayhew Bergman
ISBN : 9781476786575
Genre : Fiction
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From a prizewinning, beloved young author, a provocative collection that explores the lives of colorful, intrepid women in history. “These stories linger in one’s memory long after reading them” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis). The fascinating characters in Megan Mayhew Bergman’s “collection of stories as beautiful and strange as the women who inspired them” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) are defined by their creative impulses, fierce independence, and sometimes reckless decisions. In “The Siege at Whale Cay,” cross-dressing Standard Oil heiress Joe Carstairs seduces Marlene Dietrich. In “A High-Grade Bitch Sits Down for Lunch,” aviator and writer Beryl Markham lives alone in Nairobi and engages in a battle of wills with a stallion. In “Hell-Diving Women,” the first integrated, all-girl swing band sparks a violent reaction in North Carolina. Other heroines, born in proximity to the spotlight, struggle to distinguish themselves: Lord Byron’s illegitimate daughter, Allegra; Oscar Wilde’s wild niece, Dolly; Edna St. Vincent Millay’s talented sister, Norma; James Joyce’s daughter, Lucia. Almost Famous Women offers an elegant and intimate look at artists who desired recognition. “By assiduously depicting their intimacy and power struggles, Bergman allows for a close examination of the multiplicity of women’s experiences” (The New York Times Book Review). The world wasn’t always kind to the women who star in these stories, but through Mayhew Bergman’s stunning imagination, they receive the attention they deserve. Almost Famous Women is “addictive and tantalizing, each story whetting our appetite for more” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
Category: Fiction

Almost Famous

Author : David Small
ISBN : 9780595093731
Genre : Fiction
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Almost Famous takes its place among the relatively few adult novels about professional baseball...The narrative is tough and unsentimental, the dialogue crisp and right-sounding...a dramatic and moving story. —Chicago Sun-TimesElegantly crafted, Small's first novel is a stunning debut.Saturday Review
Category: Fiction

Birds Of A Lesser Paradise

Author : Megan Mayhew Bergman
ISBN : 9781451643367
Genre : Fiction
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Presents a collection of stories focusing on the moments when bonds with nature become evident, including the story of a mother and son attempting to reclaim an African gray parrot and of a population control activist who longs to have a baby.
Category: Fiction

Almost Famous

Author : Gina Wilkins
ISBN : 9781426803949
Genre : Fiction
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All Stacy Carter thought she wanted was a quiet, traditional life. One man, one woman, two-point-five kids and a dog. Maybe a minivan. She never envisioned a stock car thrown into the mix! That was before she met Jake Hinson, recovering from a boating accident at a secluded fishing cabin. Fact is, Jake's a NASCAR driver with plenty of cash, fans—and fame. Not something he's about to divulge to publicity-shy Stacy. But when the truth comes out, Stacy's not sure she can handle a celebrity lifestyle—despite Jake's reassurances. Besides, Stacy hasn't exactly been the pinnacle of honesty herself. And it's just a matter of time before her own cover is blown.…
Category: Fiction

Almost Famous

Author : Zoey Dean
ISBN : 1595141898
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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As eighth-graders Mackenzie Little-Armstrong and her nemesis Ruby vie to be Social Chair of Bel-Air Middle School, Ruby employs a secret weapon, but Mac is determined to gain fame by being as good a talent agent as her mother.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Almost Famous

Author : Nicolette S. Lemmon
ISBN : 0965088006
Genre : Business & Economics
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Without a doubt, the '90s are a whole new ballgame. Downsizing, stiff competition, a shrinking job market & fewer promotions. The list goes on. Old established companies once on the Fortune 500 list are disappearing, & being replaced with new businesses in industries that didn't even exist until recently. When the very ground beneath our feet is moving, only one thing remains certain: you are in charge of your destiny. Which is exactly why ALMOST FAMOUS was written. By using the proven marketing principles & techniques, you will find success follows easily by treating YOURSELF AS A BUSINESS. Why ALMOST FAMOUS? Because every one of us has the potential to be famous, prosperous & fulfilled. With motivation & the right marketing & promotional tools, anyone can build a successful career. This workbook contains more than 20 self tests, checklists & worksheets that will aid you in marketing yourself for success! The science of marketing is hardly new. The genius comes in directing those timeless techniques to YOURSELF. Imagine a workbook that offers you a secret key that will open such doors as: Objectively Seeing Yourself as a Business, Identifying Interests, Skills & Abilities, The Personal Portfolio, Interviewing Tips, Building Your Own Success Network. Is ALMOST FAMOUS just for recent graduates or entry-level employees? Absolutely not. You may have the itch for a promotion, a gnawing sense of dissatisfaction, or the definite desire to begin a whole new career. ALMOST FAMOUS is invaluable in times of changing career circumstances or life's critical decisions.
Category: Business & Economics

Goldie Hawn And Kate Hudson

Author : Lisa Modifica
ISBN : 1404202595
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Looks at the lives and careers of television and film actress Goldie Hawn, and her daughter, Kate Hudson, a film actress.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Well Spoken Woman

Author : Christine K. Jahnke
ISBN : 9781616144630
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Sheryl Sandberg advises women to "lean in" to realize their full potential. To do so successfully, women need effective communication skills and a confident presentation style. In this must-have guide, one of the nation’s premier speech coaches shares tested techniques from twenty years of coaching women on what works and what doesn’t. The author details the practices and techniques of successful women to help all women improve their presentation and public speaking skills. With access to her expertise, you’ll learn strategies that will help you present your best self in forums from PTA meetings to TV studios, conferences to classrooms, boardrooms to YouTube. The author has advised First Lady Michelle Obama for her International Olympic Committee speech, provided speaker training to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and coached corporate CEOs and more women elected officials than any other trainer. Every woman can benefit from studying the polished speaking skills of such powerful women. Strategic advice on everything from messaging to hair and hemlines will allow you to come across as polished and prepared. The author includes easy-to-follow exercises so you can try out techniques immediately, from the use of sound bites and secrets to establishing eye contact to what not to do with your hands. Filled with behind-the-scenes advice, this book is for every woman who wants to present herself well, express her ideas with confidence, and earn the respect of any audience.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Famous Women

Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
ISBN : 0674011309
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted exclusively to women, Famous Women affords a fascinating glimpse of a moment in history when medieval attitudes toward women were beginning to give way to more modern views of their potential. Virginia Brown's acclaimed translation, commissioned for The I Tatti Renaissance Library, is the first English edition based on the autograph manuscript of the Latin.
Category: Literary Criticism

Women S Work

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017002376
Genre : Women
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Category: Women

The New York Times Theatre Reviews 1999 2000

Author : New York Times Theater Reviews
ISBN : 0415936977
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.
Category: Performing Arts

Women On The Indian Scene An Annoted Bibliography

Author : Kalpana Dasgupta
ISBN : 8170170397
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Indian womanhood and its role in the national resurgence has long been a controversial field of research. But the bulk of published literature on women, with different subject-slants, has not yet been systematically surveyed and arranged for the use of scholars in the field. The present volume decidedly fills in a big gap in the bibliographic compilation on the subject. This annotated bibliography is a maiden venture that subject-wise organizes 823 published monographs, books, reports and research papers in English. A statistical analysis of the trend of research on women in India from the ancient times to the present offers an overview of the research already done, and in the process, it also identifies the gaps that await further scholarly research. The bibliography has been arranged under the broad categories of: General survey; Society and women; Economic status; Political status; Legal status; Education Women in Art and Culture; Biographies of eminent women. The subject divisions are then classified period-wise : (A) Ancient to Modern; (B) Ancient of Medieval; © Modern. A further classification is according to the type of material, i. e. books, reports, monographs and research papers. The appendices carry lists of unpublished theses submitted to universities during the last few years and a chronologically arranged list of legislations that have affected the lives of women in this country.

Women In Early Medieval Europe 400 1100

Author : Lisa M. Bitel
ISBN : 0521597730
Genre : History
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This is a history of the early European middle ages through the eyes of women, combining the rich literature of women's history with original research in the context of mainstream history and traditional chronology. The book begins at the end of the Roman empire and ends with the start of the long eleventh century, when women and men set out to test the old frontiers of Europe. The book recreates the lives of ordinary women but also tells personal stories of individuals. Each chapter also questions an assumption of medieval historiography, and uses the few documents produced by women themselves, along with archaeological evidence, art, and the written records of medieval men, to tell of women, their experiences and ideas, and their relations with men. It covers the continent and its exotic edges, such as Iceland, Ireland, and Iberia; looking at women Christian and non-Christian alike.
Category: History

Facing In 2011

Author : Cherie Hanson
ISBN : 9781105190186
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Speeches Of Mother Teresa Other Women Leaders

Author : Ritu Chauhan
ISBN : 9789380009995
Genre : Literary Collections
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Speeches, if presented properly and supported with strength and conviction, still hold the sway as they did when they were delivered. It is all the more important if they were given by some great persons. They not only provide deep insight into their life and personality, but also shed substantial light on the contemporary socio-political and economic conditions. This book compiles together speeches of 20 prominent women leaders of the world. They include Mother Teresa, Annie Besant, Sarojini Naidu, Indira Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto, Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth-I, Sister Nivedita, Vijay Lakshmi Pandit, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Florence Nightingale, Maria Montessori, Marie Curie, Irene Joliot-Curie, Pearl S. Buck, Helen Keller, Shirley Chisholm, Sojourner Truth and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Category: Literary Collections

Led Zeppelin And Philosophy

Author : Scott Calef
ISBN : 9780812697766
Genre : Philosophy
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Led Zeppelin, who bestrode the world of rock like a colossus, have continually grown in popularity and influence since their official winding up in 1980. They exasperated critics and eluded classification, synthesizing blues, rock, folk, rockabilly, funk, classical, country, Indian, and Arabic techniques. They performed the alchemical trick of transmuting base led into gold—and platinum—and diamond. They did what they would, finding wisdom through personal excess and artistic self-discipline. “Not a coda to Zeppelin’s legacy, but a blast of metaphysical graffiti as relevant today as the first time we heard the opening chords of ‘Stairway to Heaven’. From Kant to ‘Kashmir’, from Freud to ‘Fool in the Rain’, Calef and company explore Zeppelin’s music in an introspective, suggestive manner worthy of both a blistering Page solo and a bawdy Bonham stomp.” —BRANDON W. FORBES, co-editor of Radiohead and Philosophy “Led Zeppelin’s albums, personalities, live performances, art work, myths, influences, and more, all come under the microscope. Compelling insights and observations add more depth to a subject that continues to thrill and inspire. Each chapter is driven by an unquenchable thirst for Zeppelin knowledge and pulls the reader deeper into the world of Led Zeppelin . . .” —DAVE LEWIS, editor, Tight But Loose
Category: Philosophy

Lancashire Where Women Die Of Love

Author : Charles Nevin
ISBN : 9781780578095
Genre : Travel
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Enough! For far too long, Lancashire has languished under the grimy pall of smoke and muck and mills and mines, enveloped in outdated condescensions, smothered by the easy dismissals that put down the north of England as just 'up there' and 'grim'. Thank you very much George Orwell, Monty Python and every London cabbie. But Lancashire is not up there. Lancs is actually situated in the centre of the British Isles. And far from being grim, it is a place of wit and wonder, romance and surprise, a land of exotic influence whose people have always looked outward to sophistications and influences beyond frontiers and seas. Indeed, French writer Honoré de Balzac recognised these affinities and yearnings in the Lancashire people when he had one of his characters declare that 'Lancashire is the county where women die of love.' Mock if you like, but then think about it: where is the magnificent thoroughfare that inspired the boulevards of Paris? Where did they go to film Brief Encounter, the most romantic British film ever made? Where did the young Shakespeare dream of and draw on for his inspired imaginings? Join Charles Nevin, Fleet Street journalist and humorist, as he returns to his roots and reveals all this and more. Discover the true Camelot and the beauty that is rugby league. See where Lancastrians go to die, but first visit Lost Lancashire and its great twin cities, Manchester and Liverpool. Mull over why Britain's greatest comics, from Laurel to Coogan, Formby to Vegas, Dodd to Kay, Fields to Wood, Morecambe and Dawson, have all come from Lancs. Mere coincidence? Give over, and read on . . .
Category: Travel

A Classical Dictionary

Author : John Lemprière
ISBN : WISC:89001244169
Genre : Classical dictionaries
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Category: Classical dictionaries