Category: Women

  • Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War by Helen Thorpe

    By Helen Thorpe

    From an award-winning, "meticulously observant" (The New Yorker), and "masterful" (Booklist) author comes a groundbreaking account of 3 girls deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and the way their army carrier affected their friendship, their own lives, and their families.

    America has been always at struggle because the fall of 2001. This has been an issue of sour political debate, after all, yet what's incontestable is massive percent of yank infantrymen despatched in another country during this period were girls. The adventure within the American army is, it's secure to claim, relatively diversified from that of fellows. Surrounded and much outnumbered by way of males, embedded in a male tradition, regarded upon as either alien and fascinating, girls have studies of targeted interest.

    In Soldier women, Helen Thorpe follows the lives of 3 ladies over twelve years on their paths to the army, in a foreign country to strive against, and again domestic, after which in another country back for 2 of them. those girls, who're rather assorted in each method, turn into neighbors, and we watch their interplay and likewise what occurs after they are separated. We see their households, their fans, their spouses, their youngsters. We see them paintings super not easy, take care of the attentions of fellows on base and in struggle zones, and fight to stick hooked up to their households again domestic. We see a few of them drink an excessive amount of, have illicit affairs, and react to the deaths of fellow squaddies. And we see what occurs to 1 of them whilst the truck she is using hits an explosive within the street, blowing it up. She survives, yet her existence might by no means be an analogous again.

    Deeply suggested, superbly written, and powerfully relocating, Soldier ladies is really groundbreaking.
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  • Love and War in London: A Woman’s Diary 1939-1942 (Life by Robert W. Malcolmson, Visit Amazon's Olivia Cockett Page,

    By Robert W. Malcolmson, Visit Amazon's Olivia Cockett Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Olivia Cockett,

    Olivia Cockett was once twenty-six years outdated in the summertime of 1939 whilst she spoke back to a call for participation from Mass commentary to “ordinary” members to maintain a diary in their daily lives, attitudes, emotions, and social family members. This ebook is an annotated, unabridged variation of her candid and evocative diary. Love and battle in London: A Woman’s Diary 1939-1942 is rooted within the outstanding milieu of wartime London. brilliant and interesting, Olivia’s diary unearths her frustrations, fears, pleasures, and self-doubts. She files her temper swings and attempts to appreciate them, and speaks of her lover (a married guy) and the serious courting they've got. As she and her family and friends in New Scotland backyard are swept up via the momentous occasions of one other ecu struggle, she vividly experiences on what she sees and hears in her way of life. Hers is a diary that brings jointly the non-public and the general public. It allows us to appreciate how one clever, ingenious girl struggled to make feel of her lifestyles, because the urban within which she lived used to be drawn into the turmoil of a catastrophic battle.
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  • 800 Years of Women's Letters by Olga Kenyon

    By Olga Kenyon

    This inspiring and engaging publication is the 1st really complete research of women's letters ever released. Organised via material, and masking a variety of themes from politics, paintings and conflict, to youth, love and sexual ardour. '800 Years of Women's Letter' unearths the intensity, breadth and variety of women's lives during the a while. the following Holoise writes to Abelad of her timeless devotion, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woofl correspond approximately lifestyles and writing, and Queen Victoria complains to Robert Peel in regards to the forget of Buckingham Palace. Many extra ladies write letters that exhibit the compassion, humour, love and tenacity with which they confront the customarily tricky situations of daily life. this is often an fascinating perception, and a unprecedented chance to learn the genuine phrases of genuine ladies, of their personal intimate language. "No literary shape is extra revealing, extra spontaneous of extra person than a letter." P D James
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  • Women and the New Business Leadership by Peninah Thomson; Tom Lloyd

    By Peninah Thomson; Tom Lloyd

    In The Woman's position is within the Boardroom the authors positioned the company case for extra ladies on corporation forums. within the subsequent e-book they defined how you can in achieving it. the following the authors speak about the position ladies administrators can play within the reform of company governance platforms following contemporary monetary, crises in management, governance and the economy.

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  • Hysteria: The Biography (Biographies of Disease) by Andrew Scull

    By Andrew Scull

    The 19th century turns out to were jam-packed with hysterical women--or in order that they have been clinically determined. the place are they now? The very ailment not exists. during this interesting account, Andrew Scull tells the tale of hysteria--an sickness that disappeared no longer via clinical activity, yet via starting to be realizing and cultural swap. The lurid background of anxiety makes interesting interpreting. Charcot's clinics confirmed off flamboyantly "hysterical" sufferers taking over sexualized poses, and one of the traveling execs was once one Sigmund Freud. Scull discusses the origins of the belief of anxiety, the improvement of a neurological method through John Sydenham and others, hysteria as a trendy , and its development from the seventeenth century. as a result, the "disease" declined and at last disappeared.
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  • Women and the World of Work by Anne Hoiberg (auth.), Anne Hoiberg (eds.)

    By Anne Hoiberg (auth.), Anne Hoiberg (eds.)

    From August four to eight, 1980, the technology Committee of the North Atlantic Treaty association (NATO) backed the symposium, "Women and the realm of Work," which used to be held on the resort Sintra Estoril within the coastal region south of Lisbon, Portugal. This symposium hatl been "in growth" considering the fact that 1977 whilst the belief to organize an offer for a NATO­ backed symposium related to girls and the army was once first urged via Dr. Walter Wilkins, then medical Director of the Naval health and wellbeing examine middle, San Diego, California. at the moment and through the former five years, expanding numbers of ladies have been being recruited into army provider not just within the usa but in addition in numerous NATO-allied international locations. Few examine tasks at the usage of ladies within the army were said within the medical literature aside from paintings carried out on the collage of Chicago and Naval well-being study heart. numerous investigators, even though, have been pointed out who had lately initiated study during this area-and who expressed curiosity in engaging within the proposed symposium. a couple of months after filing the inspiration, Dr. B. A. Bayraktar, Director of the medical Affairs department spoke back that the contributors of the technology Committee suggested the deletion of these segments of the tentative application which pertained to girls and the army. the explanation given for this steered switch was once that the subject selected was once just like the subject matter of alternative fresh overseas conferences.

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  • Reconfiguring the firewall: recruiting women to information by Carol J. Burger, Elizabeth G. Creamer, Peggy S. Meszaros

    By Carol J. Burger, Elizabeth G. Creamer, Peggy S. Meszaros

    This complete quantity addresses the worldwide problem of recruiting women and girls into majors and careers in details expertise. The experiences are either illuminating and prescriptive for designing and enforcing intervention courses. a vital instrument for faculty college and advisors who enforce actions and courses designed to advertise the good fortune of girls in technology and engineering, in addition to those that fund those courses, educational researchers, K-12 educators, and IT pros devoted to a various group, this assortment contains contributions by means of most sensible researchers and IT execs, together with William Aspray, Bettina Bair, Sarah Berenson, Lenore Blum, Carol J. Burger, Elizabeth G. Creamer, J. McGrath Cohoon, M. Bernardine Dias, Carol Frieze, Orit Hazzan, Ann Howe, Jane Butler Kahle, Sarah Kuhn, Anne Laughlin, Soyoung Lee, Paula G. Leventman, Holly Lord, Miranda Marcus, Cecille Marsh, Peggy S. Meszaros, Joan Michael, Lesley H. Parker, Paula Rayman, Mladen Vouk, Lesley Warner, Laurie Williams, and Judith Wooller.
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