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When Everything Changed

By Gail Collins
  • ISBN Code: : 9780316071666
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : History
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Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and bestselling author, recounts the astounding revolution in women's lives over the past 50 years, with her usual "sly wit and unfussy style" (People). When Everything Changed begins in 1960, when most American women had to get their husbands' permission to apply for a credit card. It ends in 2008 with Hillary Clinton's historic presidential campaign. This was a time of cataclysmic change, when, after four hundred years, expectations about the lives of American women were smashed in just a generation. A comprehensive mix of oral history and Gail Collins's keen research--covering politics, fashion, popular culture, economics, sex, families, and work--When Everything Changed is the definitive book on five crucial decades of progress. The enormous strides made since 1960 include the advent of the birth control pill, the end of "Help Wanted--Male" and "Help Wanted--Female" ads, and the lifting of quotas for women in admission to medical and law schools. Gail Collins describes what has happened in every realm of women's lives, partly through the testimonies of both those who made history and those who simply made their way. Picking up where her highly lauded book America's Women left off, When Everything Changed is a dynamic story, told with the down-to-earth, amusing, and agenda-free tone for which this beloved New York Times columnist is known. Older readers, men and women alike, will be startled as they are reminded of what their lives once were--"Father Knows Best" and "My Little Margie" on TV; daily weigh-ins for stewardesses; few female professors; no women in the Boston marathon, in combat zones, or in the police department. Younger readers will see their history in a rich new way. It has been an era packed with drama and dreams--some dashed and others realized beyond anyone's imagining.

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The Future of Us

By Jay Asher,Carolyn Mackler
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101548126
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 611
  • Pdf File: the-future-of-us.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Josh and Emma are about to discover themselves--fifteen years in the future It's 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They've been best friends almost as long--at least, up until last November, when everything changed. Things have been awkward ever since, but when Josh's family gets a free AOL CD-ROM in the mail, his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma can install it on her new computer. When they sign on, they're automatically logged onto Facebook . . . but Facebook hasn't been invented yet. Josh and Emma are looking at themselves fifteen years in the future. Their spouses, careers, homes, and status updates--it's all there. And every time they refresh their pages, their futures change. As they grapple with the ups and downs of what their lives hold, they're forced to confront what they're doing right--and wrong--in the present.

Kiri to Shinkirō | Mist and Mirage

By GusDeFrog
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  • Publisher : Kathi Day
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 509
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 610
  • Pdf File: kiri-to-shinkirō.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Fate is meeting at the right time. Love is cherishing every moment and continuing to grow together. Hikaru is secretly paying her brother's tuition, enduring conflicts with her new step parent, and there's a new sibling on the way. As if life isn't busy enough, her band is working toward publishing their first album, and then she meets him randomly on the street one day...

The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition)

By Betty Friedan
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393239187
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 226
  • Pdf File: the-feminine-mystique.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“If you’ve never read it, read it now.”—Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.

Women’s Rights and the Bible

By Richard H. Hiers
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1630879274
  • Total of Pages : 154
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 694
  • Pdf File: women-s-rights-and-the-bible.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this volume, Richard Hiers challenges the popular assumption that the Bible has a low view of women and that biblical law either ignores women or requires them to be subject and subservient to men. He does so by identifying and carefully examining hundreds of biblical texts and allowing them to speak for themselves. Among the findings: - that biblical tradition generally represents women positively, as strong and independent persons; - that no text represents wives as subject to their husbands and that no biblical law requires such subjection; - that biblical laws provide many protections for women's rights and interests--in several instances, rights equal to those enjoyed by men. The book focuses particularly on the Old Testament and Old Testament law, and argues that Old Testament laws and their underlying values provide important resources for Christian ethics and social policy today.

CoVid Poetry

By J R Cleckler
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1662419929
  • Total of Pages : 76
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 568
  • Pdf File: covid-poetry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Shutdown...Lockdown...Stay at home...Safer at home...We’ve all been through something new here in the last few months. Social distancing is now the new normal, staying distant from everyone, not just those we choose to avoid. Masks have become prevalent in our society. In these troubled times, we have all had time to think—about where we are, where we wanted to be by now, who we are. J. R. Cleckler has given the reader a window into his evolution as a husband, father, and human in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID Poetry: Reflection and Introspection is a journey through the various stages of the pandemic shutdown and how it challenged one man to look at himself and change.

Women's Liberation Movement, 1960-1990

By Terry Catasús Jennings
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1422293513
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 135
  • Pdf File: women-s-liberation-movement-1960-1990.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You should be happy being a wife and mother! This was the message American women heard constantly until the early 1960s. But growing numbers of women felt that being a wife and mother was not fulfilling or stimulating enough. Something had to change. Women like Betty Freidan, Martha Griffiths, Pauli Murray, Esther Peterson, Gloria Steinem, Frances Beal, and Bella Abzug dedicated themselves to securing equal rights and opportunities for women in the workplace, in education, and under the law. The work of those involved with what became known as the "women's liberation movement" in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s permanently changed attitudes in American society.

Wisdom for Separated Parents: Rearranging Around the Children to Keep Kinship Strong

By Judy Osborne
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313395896
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 526
  • Pdf File: wisdom-for-separated-parents.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The stories within this book document how men and women—both straight and gay—have rearranged their lives to create harmonious kinship relationships and be successful parents after separation, thereby proving that divorce does not have to mean "unhappily ever after." • Provides numerous insightful quotes derived from interviews with more than 50 parents • Supplies a bibliography that covers topics such as post-separation parenting, stepfamilies, gay/lesbian parenting, transitions for adults, and the history of cultural and family change

Time Doesn't Always Heal . . . Sometimes It Only Hides The Scars

By No One
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1499010214
  • Total of Pages : 118
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 352
  • Pdf File: time-doesn-t-always-heal-sometimes-it-only-hides-the-scars.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a compilation of poems that give insight to the darker more emotional mind states that we as human beings experience but do not voice . . . Expressing these thoughts and feelings can serve as a tool to emotional cleansing as well as closure for some individuals . . .

The Chicago Freedom Movement

By Mary Lou Finley,Bernard LaFayetteJr.,James R. RalphJr.,Pam Smith
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813166519
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 566
  • Pdf File: the-chicago-freedom-movement.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Six months after the Selma to Montgomery marches and just weeks after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a group from Martin Luther King Jr.'s staff arrived in Chicago, eager to apply his nonviolent approach to social change in a northern city. Once there, King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) joined the locally based Coordinating Council of Community Organizations (CCCO) to form the Chicago Freedom Movement. The open housing demonstrations they organized eventually resulted in a controversial agreement with Mayor Richard J. Daley and other city leaders, the fallout of which has historically led some to conclude that the movement was largely ineffective. In this important volume, an eminent team of scholars and activists offer an alternative assessment of the Chicago Freedom Movement's impact on race relations and social justice, both in the city and across the nation. Building upon recent works, the contributors reexamine the movement and illuminate its lasting contributions in order to challenge conventional perceptions that have underestimated its impressive legacy.

The Whale at the End of the World

By John Ironmonger
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  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 0297608223
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 154
  • Pdf File: the-whale-at-the-end-of-the-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Previously published as NOT FORGETTING THE WHALE THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'A gentle and uplifting tale of warding off apocalypse in a remote corner of Cornwall . . . charming' Financial Times For fans of ELEANOR OLIPHANT, THE ROSIE PROJECT & THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY. It all began with the whale. When a young man washes up on the sands of St Piran in Cornwall, it is clear to the villagers that this is not a regular day. What has brought him here? And what is the crisis only he understands, that threatens not only their community but all of civilisation? With a global pandemic on the horizon, and a whale lurking in the bay, the villagers of St Piran must band together to survive. Intimate, funny and heart-warming, John Ironmonger tells a compelling story about the important things that hold us together, and how hope can be found, even at the end of the world. 'Fun, uplifting, charming' Financial Times 'A warm-hearted book crammed with ideas . . . very, very good' Emerald Street 'A tremendously enjoyable book' Independent on Sunday

The Photograph

By Dee Woods
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1543485340
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 520
  • Pdf File: the-photograph.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The story is about Katy, who, on the death of her mother, discovers a hidden photograph that changes everything she knew about her life up to that point. Despite objections from her aunt whom she believed was her only family, she decides to search for the people in the photograph, who she now knows are the family she knew nothing about. Her search leads to joy and heartbreak, love and friendship, and betrayal and murder.

Raising World Changers in a Changing World

By Kristen Welch
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1493414097
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 249
  • Pdf File: raising-world-changers-in-a-changing-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Almost any parent you asked would tell you that they want their children to be happy, successful adults. But many of us forget (or never knew to begin with) that lasting personal joy is not necessarily found the way the world says it is--through reaching a certain socioeconomic status, having a certain job, buying a certain house, or having a certain amount in one's bank account. In fact, says Kristen Welch, popular blogger and author of Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, personal satisfaction comes not from grabbing onto things but from holding them with an open hand and, very often, giving them away. In this inspiring book, Welch shows parents how to discover for themselves and instill in their kids the profound joy that comes from sharing what we have been given--our time, our talents, and even what's in our wallets--with those who have less. Through powerful personal stories as well as stories from Scripture, Welch offers a tantalizing alternative to status quo parenting that has the power to impact not only our own families but the entire world. At the end of each chapter, one of the author's kids offers their perspective on what it's like to be raised as a world changer.

When Everything Falls Apart

By Simon Heath
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1039115500
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 750
  • Pdf File: when-everything-falls-apart.pdf

Book Short Summary:

After a year without power, Toronto has changed. Brian, Karen, Robin and Grace make the return journey from their house in the country to see what's left of their former home. They find a devastated city struggling to get back on its feet. When Brian and Karen decide to help rebuild the infrastructure, they are sucked into a world that shakes them to the core. When Everything Falls Apart, Book Three: The Beginning is the final chapter in this family's epic journey to build a new future.