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Par Lena S. Andrews. 2023
A groundbreaking new history of the role of American servicewomen in WWII, illuminating their forgotten yet essential contributions to the…Allies' victory. Valiant Women is the story of the 350,000 American women who served in uniform during World War II. These incredible women served in every service branch, in every combat theater, and in nearly two-thirds of the available military occupations at the time. They were pilots, codebreakers, ordnance experts, gunnery instructors, metalsmiths, chemists, translators, parachute riggers, truck drivers, radarmen, pigeon trainers, and much more. They were directly involved in some of the most important moments of the war, from the D-Day landings to the peace negotiations in Paris. These women—who hailed from every race, creed, and walk of life—died for their country and received the nation's highest honors. Their work, both individually and in total, was at the heart of the Allied strategy that won World War II. Yet, until now, their stories have been relegated to the dusty shelves of military archives or a passing mention in the local paper. Often the women themselves kept their stories private, even from their own families. Now, military analyst Lena Andrews corrects the record with the definitive and comprehensive historical account of American servicewomen during World War II, based on new archival research, firsthand interviews with surviving veterans, and a deep professional understanding of military history and strategy.
Par Francine Pelletier. 2022
Francine Pelletier n'a jamais eu peur de se mouiller, comme en témoignent les chroniques qu'elle a signées dans Le Devoir…de 2013 à 2022. Laïcité et féminisme, multiculturalisme et nationalisme, agressions sexuelles et identités de genre, mesures sanitaires contre la COVID-19... Ses textes posent un regard incisif sur les événements et les débats de notre temps, même quand le miroir qu'ils nous tendent vient briser le consensus social. Ce recueil de chroniques, qui veut rendre hommage à la pensée singulière de cette grande journaliste, nous rappelle que la liberté d'expression est un bien fragile, particulièrement en temps de crise
Par Serge Bouchard, Marie-Christine Lévesque. 2022
Avec Ils étaient l'Amérique, Serge Bouchard et Marie-Christine Lévesque terminent la trilogie des Remarquables oubliés, dont le premier tome était…consacré à des femmes exceptionnelles (Elles ont fait l'Amérique) et le second à des coureurs des bois légendaires (Ils ont couru l'Amérique)
Par Cheryl G. Hoople. 1978
Excerpts from diaries, letters, and journals provide glimpses into the lives of American women from 1600 to 1900. Includes the…exploits of a Union spy, an early frontier doctor, a woman who joined the California Gold Rush, and the captain of a Mississippi River showboat. For grades 6-9 and older readers
Par John Lorinc, Karon Liu. 2022
Featured on "The Sunday Magazine" on CBC RadioSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2023 TASTE CANADA AWARD FOR CULINARY NARRATIVESNearly every culture has…a variation on the dumpling: histories, treatises, family legends, and recipes about the world’s favourite lump of carbsIf the world's cuisines share one common food, it might be the dumpling, a dish that can be found on every continent and in every culinary tradition, from Asia to Central Europe to Latin America. Originally from China, they evolved into ravioli, samosas, momos, gyozas, tamales, pierogies, matzo balls, wontons, empanadas, potato chops, and many more.In this unique anthology, food writers, journalists, culinary historians, and musicians share histories of their culture’s version of the dumpling, family dumpling lore, interesting encounters with these little delights, and even recipes to unwrap the magic of the world's favourite dish.With an introduction by Karon Liu.Illustrations by Meegan Lim.Contributors include: Michal Stein, Christina Gonzales, Kristen Arnett, David Buchbinder, André Alexis, Miles Morrisseau, Angela Misri, Perry King, Sylvia Putz, Mekhala Chaubal, Arlene Chan, Chantal Braganza, Naomi Duguid, Eric Geringas, Matthew Murtagh-Wu, Monika Warzecha, Bev Katz Rosenbaum, Tatum Taylor Chaubal, Domenica Marchetti, Julie Van Rosendaal, Amy Rosen, Cheryl Thompson, Jennifer Jordan, Marie Campbell and Navneet Alang
Par Peter Sichrovsky. 1988
First published in Germany, this work documents fourteen interviews with children and grandchildren of Nazi war criminals. Reveals the struggles…of a generation caught between fascist family ideals and the realities of a new society committed to democracy
Par Walter Isaacson. 2023
From the author of Steve Jobs and other bestselling biographies, this is the astonishingly intimate story of the most fascinating…and controversial innovator of our era—a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the world into the era of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Oh, and took over Twitter. When Elon Musk was a kid in South Africa, he was regularly beaten by bullies. One day a group pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him until his face was a swollen ball of flesh. He was in the hospital for a week. But the physical scars were minor compared to the emotional ones inflicted by his father, an engineer, rogue, and charismatic fantasist. His father's impact on his psyche would linger. He developed into a tough yet vulnerable man-child, prone to abrupt Jekyll-and-Hyde mood swings, with an exceedingly high tolerance for risk, a craving for drama, an epic sense of mission, and a maniacal intensity that was callous and at times destructive. At the beginning of 2022—after a year marked by SpaceX launching thirty-one rockets into orbit, Tesla selling a million cars, and him becoming the richest man on earth—Musk spoke ruefully about his compulsion to stir up dramas. "I need to shift my mindset away from being in crisis mode, which it has been for about fourteen years now, or arguably most of my life," he said. It was a wistful comment, not a New Year's resolution. Even as he said it, he was secretly buying up shares of Twitter, the world's ultimate playground. Over the years, whenever he was in a dark place, his mind went back to being bullied on the playground. Now he had the chance to own the playground. For two years, Isaacson shadowed Musk, attended his meetings, walked his factories with him, and spent hours interviewing him, his family, friends, coworkers, and adversaries. The result is the revealing inside story, filled with amazing tales of triumphs and turmoil, that addresses the question: are the demons that drive Musk also what it takes to drive innovation and progress?
Par Veronica Chambers, The Staff of The New York Times, The Staff The Staff of The New York Times. 2020
The Staff of The New York Times profiles the unsung heroines of the women's suffrage movement and includes women of…different races and sexual orientations. Recounts their stories and trailblazing efforts that helped change the fabric of America. For grades 4-7. 2020
Par Tim Madigan. 2001
The author recounts the destruction suffered by the black community in Oklahoma during the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot and examines…the difficulties of pinpointing its full extent. Explores the events leading up to the violence and documents the subsequent silence surrounding it. Violence and strong language. 2001
Par Gail Jarrow. 2020
Explores the science and gruesome history of US Civil War medicine, using actual medical cases and first-person accounts by soldiers,…doctors, and nurses. Jarrow reveals battlefield rescues, surgical techniques, treatments, and patient care, celebrating the men and women of both the North and South who volunteered to save lives. For grades 5-8. 2020
Par Rachel E. Gross, Rachel E Gross. 2022
Examination of the historical and modern research into and care for female sexual anatomy. Topics are arranged around individual anatomical…parts, including the glans clitoris, the internal clitoris, the vagina, vaginal microbiome, egg cells, ovaries, the uterus, and the neovagina. Addresses the impact of prejudicial views of female anatomy on the care of people with those anatomical parts. 2022
Par Jen Breach. 2022
"Readers travel to places where people have used their power to demand change. By exploring locations in the U.S. and…around the world, readers will use the page to stand in locations where people have put their lives and bodies on the line for a cause." -- Provided by publisher
Par Dwight W Hoover, Dwight W. Hoover. 2007
Par Thomas Wolf, Patricia L. Bryan, Patricia L Bryan. 2005
In December 1900, a prosperous Iowa farmer was murdered in his bed--killed by two blows of an ax to his…head. Four days later, the victim's wife, Margaret Hossack, was arrested and charged with the crime. The community was split by the trial which was covered by young journalist Susan Glaspell, later an acclaimed writer. Co-author is Thomas Wolf. Unrated. 2005
Par Lori Erickson, Will Thomson, Yasuo Ohdera, Shinji Yoda. 2004
In 1959 the prefecture of Yamanashi, Japan, was devastated by two typhoons. Richard Thomas, an Iowan who served in the…U. S. military in Japan after World War II, helped organize an "Iowa Hog Lift" that sent 35 pigs to Yamanashi. That act led to America's first sister-state relationship with Japan. For kindergarten-grade 3. 2004. NOTE: the print edition included a translation of the story into Japanese. For grades K-3
Over the course of the 19th century, European societies started thinking of themselves as “civilisations of work.” In the wake…of the political and industrial revolutions, labour as a human activity and condition gradually came to embody a general principle of order, progress, and governance. How did work become so central to our systems of citizenship and social recognition? The book addresses this question by considering the French context in the long transition between the 1789 and 1848 revolutions and focusing on a specific “fragment” of history in the early 1830s marked by a pandemic crisis and the first consequences of industrialisation. It combines the analysis of both political institutions and social movements to retrace the rise of a labour-based social contract revolving around the “citizen-worker” as the quintessential subject of rights. The first part of the book highlights the role played by the genesis of the modern social sciences and analyses it as a political process that established work as an “object” of governance and scientific investigation, thus fostering pioneering measures of welfare centred on work conditions. The second part focuses on the emergence of the concept of “working class” and the modern labour movement, which structured the world of work as a collective political “subject.”
Par Deborah Simonton, Katie Barclay, Elaine Chalus. 2023
The Routledge History of Loneliness takes a multidisciplinary approach to the history of a modern emotion, exploring its form and…development across cultures from the seventeenth century to the present. Bringing together thirty scholars from various disciplines, including history, anthropology, philosophy, literature and art history, the volume considers how loneliness was represented in art and literature, conceptualised by philosophers and writers and described by people in their personal narratives. It considers loneliness as a feeling so often defined in contrast to sociability and affective connections, particularly attending to loneliness in relation to the family, household and community. Acknowledging that loneliness is a relatively novel term in English, the book explores its precedents in ideas about solitude, melancholy and nostalgia, as well as how it might be considered in cross-cultural perspectives. With wide appeal to students and researchers in a variety of subjects, including the history of emotions, social sciences and literature, this volume brings a critical historical perspective to an emotion with contemporary significance.
The texts reproduced in facsimile in the three volumes of 'Legal Treatises' reconstruct the legal status of the early modern…Englishwoman. To facilitate a reading of the treatises by broadly defining many of the laws discussed in great detail in the treatises, a general introduction to the laws of the period provides concise overviews of the structure of the English legal system; the legal education of practitioners of the law; the kinds of legal literature produced in the period; and the legal position of early modern Englishwomen. A bibliography of important secondary scholarship devoted to the early modern Englishwoman's legal position assists the reader in obtaining more specialized knowledge. In addition to the general introduction, a separate introduction to each of the reproduced works is provided, including information about each work's publication and authorship, intended audience, content and reception. In order to provide this framework for the years 1600-1750, this first volume of 'Legal Treatises' reproduces The Lawes Resolutions of Womens Rights (1632), the first known treatise devoted to the legal rights of women. 'The Womans Lawyer,' as the treatise's running headline and spine title read, was published anonymously in 1632; the title page fails to identify the original author of the work, and its authorship remains in question today. At over 400 pages, the text represents a massive effort of consolidation, organizing the disparate and hitherto uncompiled aspects of the common law applicable to women into a logical framework. It is unusual among early modern legal treatises in its stated goal of providing a 'popular kind of instruction' to its readers.
Par René Harder Horst. 2020
A History of Indigenous Latin America is a comprehensive introduction to the people who first settled in Latin America, from…before the arrival of the Europeans to the present. Indigenous history provides a singular perspective to political, social and economic changes that followed European settlement and the African slave trade in Latin America. Set broadly within a postcolonial theoretical framework and enhanced by anthropology, economics, sociology, and religion, this textbook includes military conflicts and nonviolent resistance, transculturation, labor, political organization, gender, and broad selective accommodation. Uniquely organized into periods of 50 years to facilitate classroom use, it allows students to ground important indigenous historical events and cultural changes within the timeframe of a typical university semester. Supported by images, textboxes, and linked documents in each chapter that aid learning and provide a new perspective that broadly enhances Latin American history and studies, it is the perfect introductory textbook for students.
Par Bill Yenne. 2022
100 Events that Shaped World History is a wonderful and insightful overview of the basic facts that have created the…world as it is today. Interesting and full of knowledge for both young and old alike.