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Seven Women

By Eric Metaxas
  • ISBN Code: : 0718087887
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
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A beautiful gift edition of this instant classic exclusively for graduates, with a special letter from Eric Metaxas to those entering the next phase of life’s journey. What makes a great woman great? In Seven Women, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas provides an answer by telling the captivating stories of seven women who changed the course of history and impacted the world in astonishing ways. Teenaged Joan of Arc heard God’s command and led the French army to a mighty victory over the British. Susanna Wesley, the mother of nineteen children, gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-writer, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten Boom risked her life to hide Dutch Jews from the Nazis in World War II and somehow survived the horrors of a concentration camp, but her greatest feat was her forgiveness of her tormentors years later. And Rosa Parks’s God-given sense of justice and unshakable dignity helped launch the twentieth century’s greatest social movement. Seven Women reveals how the extraordinary women profiled here achieved their greatness, inspiring readers to lives propelled by a call beyond themselves.

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  • Pdf File: reel-women.pdf

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Reel Women assembles an impressive list of more than 2,400 films that feature female protagonists. Each entry includes a brief description of the film and cites key artistic personnel, particularly female directors, producers, and screenwriters involved in its production.

Footprints on Snow

By Joan Burton
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  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Book Code : 1665706619
  • Total of Pages : 44
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 133
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Book Short Summary:

Footprints on Snow tells the stories of seven women who were explorers, climbers, conservationists, and a fi re lookout during World War II, when lookouts watched both for fi res, and also for enemy planes. One woman wrote the first hiking guide book before the internet provided driving and hiking directions. Two female climbers were of the first rank in skill, ability, and courage. One made thirty-four first ascents in the North Cascades and British Columbia Coast Range. Another woman helped save remnants of ancient forests in the Olympics and went on to help preserve the scenic North Cascades in a national park. The first woman to climb Mount Rainier was considered daring and immodest in her costume and behavior, but she believed that this brave accomplishment would change her life. Women have sought adventure in the northwestern mountains of the United States and Canada for over one hundred years. They had many obstacles to overcome—including having to wear bloomers— but they all proved that adventure comes in many forms.

Daughters of Aataentsic

By Kathryn Magee Labelle
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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 0228006880
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 409
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Book Short Summary:

Daughters of Aataentsic highlights and connects the unique lives of seven Wendat/Wandat women whose legacies are still felt today. Spanning the continent and the colonial borders of New France, British North America, Canada, and the United States, this book shows how Wendat people and place came together in Ontario, Quebec, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas, and Oklahoma, and how generations of activism became intimately tied with notions of family, community, motherwork, and legacy from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century. The lives of the seven women tell a story of individual and community triumph despite difficulties and great loss. Kathryn Magee Labelle aims to decolonize the historical discipline by researching with Indigenous people rather than researching on them. It is a collaborative effort, guided by an advisory council of eight Wendat/Wandat women, reflecting the needs and desires of community members. Daughters of Aataentsic challenges colonial interpretations by demonstrating the centrality of women, past and present, to Wendat/Wandat culture and history. Labelle draws from institutional archives and published works, as well as from oral histories and private collections. Breaking new ground in both historical narratives and community-guided research in North America, Daughters of Aataentsic offers an alternative narrative by considering the ways in which individual Wendat/Wandat women resisted colonialism, preserved their culture, and acted as matriarchs.

Manual of Romantic Affairs

By Xiong ZhongYunMeng
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 1648466982
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 259
  • Pdf File: manual-of-romantic-affairs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Because of a coincidence, he possessed an unimaginable amount of attraction to the opposite sex, as well as an unimaginable power. From then on, he became the dream lover of all the young girls, becoming their springtime. Let's see how he can sweep through the flowers and enjoy the beauty of the spring in the world!

Killing Women

By Annette Burfoot,Susan Lord
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  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Book Code : 0889205264
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 247
  • Pdf File: killing-women.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The essays in Killing Women: The Visual Culture of Gender and Violence find important connections in the ways that women are portrayed in relation to violence, whether they are murder victims or killers. The book’s extensive cultural contexts acknowledge and engage with contemporary theories and practices of identity politics and debates about the ethics and politics of representation itself. Does representation produce or reproduce the conditions of violence? Is representation itself a form of violence? This book adds significant new dimensions to the characterization of gender and violence by discussing nationalism and war, feminist media, and the depiction of violence throughout society.

The Silent Woman

By Monika Zgustova
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  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Book Code : 1558618422
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 520
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Book Short Summary:

A rapturous novel of love, longing, and exile, The Silent Woman depicts a twentieth century woman's life against a backdrop of war and political turmoil.Sylva, half Czech and half German, is born into an aristocratic family and lives in a castle outside Prague. She marries a man she doesn't love and is seduced by the joyful madness of Paris in the 1920s as an ambassador's wife. When the Nazis force her to state her loyalty, she capitulates, not realizing how this decision will inform and haunt the rest of her life. Sylva's story is interwoven with a contemporary sex chronicle of her son Jan, a world-renowned mathematician and migr living in the United States, who exudes the restlessness of a man without a country.

Agriculture, Women, And Land

By Jean Davison
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429712901
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 930
  • Pdf File: agriculture-women-and-land.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book examines gender relations to land relations that are crucial to formulating policies through which African women's food producing capabilities can be advanced. It addresses the need to document historical changes in land tenure practices that have influenced women's household production.

The Conflict of the Ages Teacher Edition I-III

By Michael J. Findley,Mary C. Findley
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  • Publisher : Findley Family Video Publications
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 808
  • Category : History
  • Members : 195
  • Pdf File: the-conflict-of-the-ages-teacher-edition-i-iii.pdf

Book Short Summary:

science, history, homeschool, evolution, young earth creation, ancient manuscripts

The Conflict of the Ages Student Edition IV Ice Age Civilizations

By Michael J. Findley,Mary C. Findley
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  • Publisher : Findley Family Video Publications
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : History
  • Members : 385
  • Pdf File: the-conflict-of-the-ages-student-edition-iv-ice-age-civilizations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ancient Empires, Rise of Civilizations, Technology advancements, Building techniques, ice age conditions

Introducing the New Sexuality Studies

By Nancy L. Fischer,Laurel Westbrook,Steven Seidman
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000579182
  • Total of Pages : 820
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 858
  • Pdf File: introducing-the-new-sexuality-studies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Introducing the New Sexuality Studies: Original Essays is an innovative, reader-friendly collection of essays that introduces the field of sexuality studies to undergraduate students. Examining the social, cultural, and historical dimensions of sexuality, this collection is designed to serve as a comprehensive yet accessible textbook for sexuality courses at the undergraduate level. The fourth edition adds 51 new essays whilst retaining 33 of the most popular essays from previous editions. It features perspectives that are intersectional, transnational, sex positive, and attentive to historically marginalized groups along multiple axes of inequality, including gender, race, class, ability, body size, religious identity, age, and, of course, sexuality. Essays explore how a wide variety of social institutions, including medicine, religion, the state, and education, shape sexual desires, behaviors, and identities. Sources of, and empirical research on, oppression are discussed, along with modes of resistance, activism, and policy change. The fourth edition also adds new user-friendly features for students and instructors. Keywords are italicized and defined, and each chapter concludes with review questions to help students ascertain their comprehension of key points. There is also an online annotated table of contents to help readers identify key ideas and concepts at a glance for each chapter.