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Rejected Princesses

By Jason Porath
  • ISBN Code: : 0062405381
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Social Science
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Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog. Well-behaved women seldom make history. Good thing these women are far from well behaved . . . Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, Rejected Princesses turns the ubiquitous "pretty pink princess" stereotype portrayed in movies, and on endless toys, books, and tutus on its head, paying homage instead to an awesome collection of strong, fierce, and yes, sometimes weird, women: warrior queens, soldiers, villains, spies, revolutionaries, and more who refused to behave and meekly accept their place. An entertaining mix of biography, imagery, and humor written in a fresh, young, and riotous voice, this thoroughly researched exploration salutes these awesome women drawn from both historical and fantastical realms, including real life, literature, mythology, and folklore. Each profile features an eye-catching image of both heroic and villainous women in command from across history and around the world, from a princess-cum-pirate in fifth century Denmark, to a rebel preacher in 1630s Boston, to a bloodthirsty Hungarian countess, and a former prostitute who commanded a fleet of more than 70,000 men on China’s seas.

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  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 180
  • Pdf File: happiness-well-being-and-sustainability.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Happiness, Well-being and Sustainability: A Course in Systems Change is the first textbook bridging the gap between personal happiness and sustainable social change. The book provides a guide for students to increase their skills, literacy and knowledge about connections between a sense of well-being and systems change. Further, it can help students live a life that brings them happiness and contributes to the well-being of others and the sustainability of our planet. The book is presented in seven chapters covering the subjects of systems thinking, personal and societal values, measuring happiness, human needs, ecological sustainability and public policy. In addition, each section includes engaging exercises to empower students to develop their own ideas, prompts for group discussion, suggestions for additional research and an extensive list of resources and references. The book is written in the context of systems thinking with a style that is approachable and accessible. Happiness, Well-being and Sustainability provides essential reading for students in courses on happiness, social change and sustainability studies, and provides a comprehensive framework for instructors looking to initiate courses in this field.

The Choreography of Modernism in France

By Julie Townsend
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351194216
  • Total of Pages : 154
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 741
  • Pdf File: the-choreography-of-modernism-in-france.pdf

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"Whether in the pages of a trashy novel, in the glow of gaslights, in a dance hall, or on the walls of art galleries, the figure of the female dancer haunts nineteenth-century French culture. Artists and writers of all kinds took on la danseuse as an emblem of their own artistic prowess. They represented her alternately as an elusive ideal, a saucy prostitute, or a dangerous seductress. Dancers, in turn, produced their own images, novels and autobiographies, thereby contributing to an ongoing cultural debate around performance, spectatorship, desire, and art. In this interdisciplinary study of la danseuse, Julie Townsend examines the rise and fall of classical ballet, the phenomenon of the music hall, and the birth of modern dance. She highlights moments of representational crisis and emergent aesthetics in her consideration of poetry, novels, painting, early film, and women's autobiography."

Red Valkyries

By Kristen Ghodsee
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  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Book Code : 1839766638
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 753
  • Pdf File: red-valkyries.pdf

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The overlooked revolutionary women of Eastern Europe and their contribution to socialist feminist history, from the author of Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism. Through a series of lively and accessible biographical essays, Red Valkyries explores the history of socialist feminism by examining the revolutionary careers of five prominent socialist women active in the 19th and 20th centuries. • Alexandra Kollontai, the aristocratic Bolshevik • Nadezhda Krupskaya, the radical pedagogue • Inessa Armand, the polyamorous firebrand • Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the deadly sniper • Elena Lagadinova, the partisan turned scientist turned global women's rights activist None of these women were “perfect” leftists. Their lives were filled with inner conflicts, contradictions, and sometimes outrageous privilege, but they still managed to move forward their own political projects through perseverance and dedication to their cause. Always walking a fine line between the need for class solidarity and the desire to force their sometimes callous male colleagues to take women’s issues seriously, these five women fought for social change with important lessons for feminist activists today. In brief conversational chapters Ghodsee tells the story of the personal challenges faced by earlier generations of socialist and communist women and renders the big ideas of socialist feminism accessible to those newly inspired by the emancipatory politics of left feminist movements around the globe.


By Patrick Weekes
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1534400184
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 551
  • Pdf File: feeder.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A monster-hunter teams up with super-powered teens to protect her brother in this fast-paced adventure novel that’s X-Men meets Men in Black. Lori Fisher hunts monsters. Not with a sword or a gun, but with an interdimensional creature called Handler. Together they take down “feeders”—aliens who prey on mankind. When Lori touches a feeder, Handler’s impossibly large jaws appear and drag the beast into another dimension. It’s a living—or was, until a job for the Lake Foundation goes wrong, and Lori stumbles across the Nix, a group of mutant teenagers held captive on the docks. Now the Lake Foundation is hunting Lori, and if they find Lori, they find Ben, the brother Lori would do anything to protect. There’s only one thing to do: strike first. Lori teams up with the Nix to take on Lake, and to discover why the Nix were kidnapped in the first place. But as she watches their powers unfold, Lori realizes the Nix are nothing like her. She has no powers. She has…Handler. Maybe she’s not the monster hunter after all. Maybe she’s just the bait.

The Middle Ages: Facts and Fictions

By Winston Black
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 144086232X
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : History
  • Members : 959
  • Pdf File: the-middle-ages.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book guides readers through 10 pervasive fictions about medieval history, provides them with the sources and analytical tools to critique those fictions, and identifies what really happened in the Middle Ages. • Provides an overview of a particular historical misconception and its corresponding truth • Presents primary source documents to help readers to see how the misconceptions developed and spread, and provide evidence for what we now believe to be the historical truth behind each fiction • Suggests further reading and additional sources of information • Fosters critical thinking skills and engages readers with the history of the Middle Ages

50 Unbelievable Women and Their Fascinating (and True!) Stories

By Saundra Mitchell
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698410998
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 340
  • Pdf File: 50-unbelievable-women-and-their-fascinating.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From Tina Fey to Vera Wang, and Oprah Winfrey to Maria TallChief, 50 incredible ladies who shaped our history! "The arrangement of contemporary figures alongside those from the distant past should help give readers the sense that history is unfolding all around them."--Publishers Weekly A compilation of biographies profiling some of the most intrepid women in history and today. From athletes, comediennes, and TV personalities, to world leaders, political figures, and activists, these women paved the way for future generations and have proven that hard work and passion will help you achieve just about anything. Chock full of interesting facts and bursts of trivia, plus a glossary and a fun quiz are sure to entertain and inform!

Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else

By Eamon Evans
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  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Book Code : 0733635598
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: mount-buggery-to-nowhere-else.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The stories behind Australia's many, many strange, inappropriate and downright hilarious place names. From Dismal Swamp to Useless Loop, Intercourse Island to Dead Mans Gully, Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else, Australia has some of the strangest, funniest, weirdest and most out-of-place names going - now described and explained in one humorous and fascinating book. Australia's vast spaces and irreverent, larrikin history have given us some of the best place names in the world. Ranging from the less than positive (Linger and Die Hill, NSW), to the indelicate (Scented Knob, WA), the idiotic (Eggs and Bacon Bay, TAS) to the inappropriate and the just plain fascinating, MOUNT BUGGERY TO NOWHERE ELSE is a toponymical journey through this nation of weird and wonderful places. 'A hilarious and unusual tour of Australia and its history.' DAILY TELEGRAPH

Play from Birth to Twelve

By Doris Pronin Fromberg,Doris Bergen
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317620348
  • Total of Pages : 492
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 267
  • Pdf File: play-from-birth-to-twelve.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In light of recent standards-based and testing movements, the issue of play in child development has taken on increased meaning for educational professionals and social scientists. This third edition of Play From Birth to Twelve offers comprehensive coverage of what we now know about play and its guiding principles, dynamics, and importance in early learning. These up-to-date essays, written by some of the most distinguished experts in the field, help educators, psychologists, anthropologists, parents, health service personnel, and students explore a variety of theoretical and practical ideas, such as: all aspects of play, including historical and diverse perspectives as well as new approaches not yet covered in the literature how teachers in various classroom situations set up and guide play to facilitate learning how play is affected by societal violence, media reportage, technological innovations, and other contemporary issues play and imagination within the current scope of educational policies, childrearing methods, educational variations, cultural differences, and intellectual diversity New chapters in the third edition of Play From Birth to Twelve cover current and projected future developments in the field of play, such as executive function, neuroscience, autism, play in museums, "small world" play, global issues, media, and technology. The book also suggests ways to support children’s play across different environments at home, in communities, and within various institutional settings.

A Study Guide for James Thurber's "The Princess and the Tin Box"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410355853
  • Total of Pages : 21
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 733
  • Pdf File: a-study-guide-for-james-thurber-s-the-princess-and-the-tin-box.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Study Guide for James Thurber's "The Princess and the Tin Box," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Princess Returns

By Xu XuQingFeng
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1636893473
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 618
  • Pdf File: princess-returns.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sister-in-law framing, husband humiliating, return with hatred. He was cold-blooded and cruel. He killed his enemies and trampled through the clouds. A soft emotion that was laced with poison. A cruel ambush. Lin Jinshu's red lips were like blood, of course it was me. Ma'am, your son and I are hungry. ......

Marie Marvingt, Fiancee of Danger

By Rosalie Maggio
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476634076
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 568
  • Pdf File: marie-marvingt-fiancee-of-danger.pdf

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Marie Marvingt (1875-1963) set the world's first women's aviation records, won the only gold medal for outstanding performance in all sports, invented the airplane ambulance, was the first female bomber pilot in history, fought in World War I disguised as a man, took part in the Resistance of World War II, was the first to survive crossing the English Channel in a balloon, worked all her life as a journalist, spent years in North Africa and invented metal skis. Her life story was so unusually rich in exploits and accomplishments that some dismissed it as a hoax. This biography explores the life of "the most incredible woman since Joan of Arc" and investigates the reasons she has been forgotten. Known as the "fiancee of danger," she was the model for the silent film series The Perils of Pauline.