Download E-books Sylvia Porter: America's Original Personal Finance Columnist (New York State Series) PDF

By Tracy Lucht

Sylvia Porter (1913-1991) was once the nation's first own finance columnist and some of the most prominent ladies of the 20 th century. In Sylvia Porter: America's unique own Finance Columnist, Lucht strains Porter's expert trajectory, settling on her profession suggestions and exploring the function of gender in her construction of a once-unique, now-ubiquitous kind of journalism. A pioneer for either female and male newshounds, Porter confirmed a style of newspaper writing that may final into the twenty-first century whereas carving an area for girls in what have been a virtually completely male box.

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Download E-books My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker (The Heroine's Journey Series) (Volume 1) PDF

"My trip via conflict and Peace: Explorations of a tender Filmmaker, Feminist and religious Seeker" relies on Melissa Burch's reviews as a struggle journalist for BBC, CBS, and different networks. Her group was once one of many first documentary crews allowed within the Soviet Union on the peak of the chilly struggle, and he or she was once featured in a brand new York instances tale approximately her time in Afghanistan. She was once simply in her twenties whilst she traveled with the mujahideen, filmed an assault on a Soviet convoy, slept with an Afghan commander, and climbed 14,000-foot mountains within the Hindu Kush. "My trip via struggle and Peace" examines how, via outward motion and inward exploration, lifestyles can spread in mysterious methods, a ways past cultural and kinfolk expectancies. In in retrospect at this momentous decade, Burch stocks why she pursued such harmful and hard conditions at this sort of younger age and persisted to survive the sting. She now is familiar with that she was once looking self-discovery, a connection to whatever higher, and finally internal peace. This fascinating adventurous religious memoir will resonate with enthusiasts of "Eat Pray Love," "Wild," and different renowned memoirs that describe awesome internal and outer trips.

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Download E-books Reporting Under Fire: 16 Daring Women War Correspondents and Photojournalists (Women of Action) PDF

By Kerrie Logan Hollihan

An NCSS striking Social stories exchange Books for kids 2015

Martha Gellhorn jumped on the likelihood to fly from Hong Kong to Lashio to record firsthand for Collier’s Weekly at the clash among China and Japan. while she boarded the “small tatty aircraft” she was once passed “a tough brown blanket and a brown paper bag for throwing up.” The flight took sixteen hours, preventing to  refuel two times, and was once compelled to dip and bob via jap occupied airspace.

Reporting less than Fire tells readers approximately ladies who, like Gellhorn, risked their lives to carry again scoops from front traces. Margaret Bourke-White rode with Patton’s 3rd military and taken again the 1st awful pictures of the Buchenwald focus camp. Marguerite Higgins typed tales whereas using within the entrance seat of an American jeep that was once fleeing the North Korean military. and through the Guatemalan civil battle, Georgie Anne Geyer needed to circumvent an murderer despatched through the rightwing Mano Blanco, looking revenge for her stories in their activities.

those sixteen impressive profiles remove darkness from not just the inherent probability in those journalists’ jobs, but in addition their fight to have those jobs in any respect. with no exception, those struggle correspondents proportion a unique ambition: to respond to an internal name using them to witness conflict firsthand, and to percentage what they research through phrases or images.

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Download E-books You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know: A True Story of Family, Face Blindness, and Forgiveness PDF

By Heather Sellers

A "poignant" (Boston Globe) relatives memoir that provides new intending to hindsight, perception, and forgiveness

Heather is face-blind—that is, she has prosopagnosia, a unprecedented neurological that describes the shortcoming to acknowledge faces. growing to be up, blind to the cause of her perpetual confusion and anxiousness, she took what cues she might from speech, coiffure, and gait. the reality used to be printed twenty years later while Heather took the guy she could marry domestic to satisfy her mom and dad and came upon the excellent fact approximately her family members, herself, and dwelling with psychological disorder. during this uplifting memoir, illuminates a deeper fact: that even within the so much chaotic and heartbreaking of households, love will be visible and felt.

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Download E-books Broken Silences: Interviews With Black and White Women Writers PDF

By Shirley Marie Jordan

Through determining articulate, fun, impassioned, and introspective authors who've portrayed characters throughout race strains, Jordan specializes in commonalities, in addition to vital modifications, during this artistic method. a unprecedented chance to learn the personal suggestions approximately race and creativity of Joyce Carol Oates, Belva simple, Grace Paley, Sherley Anne Williams, and others. Illustrated.

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Download E-books Women in ichthyology: an anthology in honour of ET, Ro and Genie PDF

By Eugene K. Balon, Michael N. Bruton, David L. G. Noakes (auth.), Eugene K. Balon, Michael N. Bruton, David L. G. Noakes (eds.)

This particular quantity is devoted to the contributions of ladies ichthyologists. 3 colleagues have been chosen to symbolize all girls ichthyologists, Ethelwynn Trewavas (ET), Rosemary Lowe-McConnell (Ro) and Eugenie Clark (Genie). All have had exotic expert careers and feature contributed of their personal how you can their technology. The profession of every is highlighted through a private interview with one of many editors of the quantity, a bibliography in their lifetime guides, and a biography in their careers. Questions of historic inequities and present controversies within the remedy of girls ichthyologists through their friends are raised and addressed by way of the ladies themselves. the non-public impacts of those 3 girls, and different girls ichthyologists, are highlighted. A survey article by way of Pat Brown brings a couple of girls ichthyologists to the eye of a broader viewers, and issues the best way for a extra accomplished ancient attention of the accomplishments and contributions of ladies ichthyologists. the quantity keeps with sixteen solicited and contributed papers. ET's reports of taxonomy and lifestyles background are echoed in papers at the taxonomy and systematics of marine angelfishes, and of freshwater bitterlings, a assessment of replica within the North Atlantic ichthyofauna, and a comparability of reproductive types and systematics of African minnows. Ro's reviews on ecology, lifestyles heritage and behavior are paralleled through papers on progress and metabolism in piranha, the neighborhood constitution in tide pool fishes, and the social procedure and reproductive styles in groupers. Genie's pioneering paintings on sexual roles and intercourse swap, and her box stories of the behaviour of marine fishes are mirrored in papers on gonadal constitution and environmental intercourse choice in brook lamprey, sexual styles in hawkfish, copy and systematics in phallostethids, gonadal constitution and systematics in gobiids, reproductive and predator avoidance behaviour in razorfish, early ontogeny of an African mouth brooder, and replacement lifestyles histories in killifish.

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Download E-books Adoption Of Agricultural Innovations By Smallholder Farmers In The Context Of HIV/AIDS: The Case of Tissue-Cultured Banana in Kenya (African Women Leaders in Agriculture and the Environment) PDF

Utilizing tissue-cultured expertise is a possibly vital approach for smallholder banana farmers to enhance their yields and source of revenue. within the scenario of the impoverishing results of excessive HIV/AIDS-prevalence in a rural banana-farming neighborhood, this is applicable much more. The study documented during this booklet examines the stability among required inputs and strength merits of utilizing the tissue-cultured expertise between HIV/AIDS-affected and non-affected families in Maragua district, vital Kenya, utilizing a livelihood method. the consequences convey that adoption of the expertise and its endured use differs in keeping with the assets endowment of the farming families. loss of monetary and actual capital, particularly a water tank, inhibits adoption, regardless of HIV/AIDS-status.However, families headed via aged adult females dominate one of the bad families and the HIV/AIDS-affected families. This illustrates how HIV/AIDS interfaces with poverty and, thereby, ultimately with the feasibility of sustainable know-how adoption. The learn additionally indicates that livelihood judgements and methods of farming families are motivated by means of land tenure prestige (having name deeds or now not) and labour constraints on the family point. The latter come up on account of HIV/AIDS-related morbidity and mortality.

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Download E-books Ruth Landes: A Life in Anthropology (Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology) PDF

Ruth Landes (1908–91) is now famous as a pioneer within the research of race and gender kinfolk. sooner than her time in lots of respects, Landes labored with concerns that outlined the principal debates within the self-discipline on the sunrise of the twenty-first century. In Ruth Landes, Sally Cole reconsiders Landes’s lifestyles, paintings, and profession, and areas her on the center of anthropology.
 
The daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants, Landes studied lower than the well known anthropologist Franz Boas and was once mentored by means of Ruth Benedict. Landes’s rejection of family existence ended in an early divorce. Her rules concerning gender roles additionally formed her Thirties fieldwork one of the Ojibwa, the place she labored heavily with Maggie Wilson to supply a masterpiece examine of gender relatives, The Ojibwa Woman. Her starting to be prominence and next paintings in Bahia, Brazil, was once marked by means of remarkable fieldwork and one other landmark examine, The urban of Women. This was once a tumultuous time for Landes, who used to be accused of being a undercover agent, and her extraordinary paintings fed the envy of such well-liked students as Melville Herskovits and Margaret Mead. finally, despite the fact that, the blunders and excesses that her critics complained of some time past now aspect us to the concepts for which she is accountable and that supply her paintings its lasting price and power.

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Download E-books Alice in Jamesland: The Story of Alice Howe Gibbens James PDF

By Susan E. Gunter

Alice in Jamesland, the 1st biography of Alice Howe Gibbens James—wife of the psychologist and thinker William James, and sister-in-law of novelist Henry James—was made attainable via the rediscovery of 1000s of her letters and papers regarded as destroyed within the Nineteen Sixties. Encompassing eu shuttle, Civil battle profiteering, suicide, a stormy courtship, séances, psychedelic mushrooms, the demise of a kid, and a permanent love tale, Alice in Jamesland is a portrait of a nineteenth-century upper-middle-class marriage, instructed frequently via Alice’s personal letters and made the entire extra dynamic as a result of her position within the James family.
 
Susan E. Gunter positions Alice as a lens in which to view the family members, as a perceptive observer aware of wisdom of relationships to which these outdoors the James family members weren't. She additionally portrays Alice because the cohesive issue that held the Jameses jointly, bridging the space among brothers William and Henry and appearing because the strong heart for a hugely talented yet eccentric kin. An idealistic, critical younger girl, Alice was once uniquely fitted to subscribe to this extended family, bringing mental soundness and unshakeable own conviction to her union with the Jameses. Her life’s tale offers a desirable view of 1 of America’s most crucial highbrow dynasties and gives new insights into the lives of nineteenth-century women.

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Download E-books Mary P. Follett: Creating Democracy, Transforming Management PDF

Mary P. Follett (1868-1933) introduced new dimensions to the idea and perform of administration and used to be one in every of America's pre-eminent thinkers approximately democracy and social association. the guidelines Follett constructed within the early-20th century proceed even at the present time to problem considering enterprise and civic matters. This biography of Follett illuminates the lifetime of this interesting girl and divulges how she built her farsighted theories concerning the association of human family.

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