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"TITANIC SINKS." LONDON HERALD. APRIL 16, 1912.: THE HISTORICAL D...
by LONDON HERALD

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English

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March 29, 2017

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This eBook reproduces a vintage article titled "Titanic Sinks" which appeared in the London Herald on April 16, 1912. The previous day, the "unsinkable" British ocean liner Titanic struck an iceberg and sank into the North Atlantic Ocean approximately 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada, resulting in the deaths of over 1,500 passengers and crew. Some 300 bodies were later recovered from the sea.
Secrets of Early America 1607-1816
by Charles A. Mills

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English

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March 28, 2017

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These are the often overlooked stories of early America. Stories such as the roots of racism in America, famous murders that rocked the colonies, the scandalous doings of some of the most famous of the Founding Fathers, the first Emancipation Proclamation that got revoked, and stories of several notorious generals who have been swept under history’s rug. <br /><br /> Henry Ford once said, “History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a tinker’s damn is the history we make today.” What I have learned in collecting the stories for this book is that Mr. Ford’s view of history is more or less bunk. Our lives are connected to everyone who has ever lived and more importantly to everyone who will ever live. The history of early America is the story of people living day in and day out, inter-acting with one another, for good or ill. What we do every day is important in this unending chain of cause and effect. There are no ordinary moments. If you want a better world, be a better person.<br />
Summary and Analysis of Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biograph...
by Worth Books

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English

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April 04, 2017

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<DIV><B>So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of <I>Victoria: The Queen </I>tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Julia Baird’s book.</B><BR /><BR /> Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and gives you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.<BR />  <BR /> This short summary and analysis of <I>Victoria: The Queen</I> includes: <ul><li>Historical context</li><li>Chapter-by-chapter overviews</li><li>Profiles of the main characters</li><li>Detailed timeline of key events</li><li>Important quotes</li><li>Fascinating trivia</li><li>Glossary of terms</li><li>Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work</li></ul>About <I>Victoria:The Queen</I> by Julia Baird:<BR />  <BR /> Julia Baird explores and unpacks the legend of Victoria: long-reigning monarch, wife, mother, and symbol of the British Empire. Rather than contributing to the myths surrounding this fascinating and complex woman, Baird describes Victoria as she really was: passionate, strong-willed, hot-tempered, hard-working, and desperate to hold on to power and govern her nation while remaining the loyal wife to her beloved Prince Albert.<BR />  <BR /> Baird’s biography takes readers through Queen Victoria’s life and long reign, giving a clear and lucid analysis of often complex political events and relationships, as well as the personal dynamics of her household, and providing a thorough understanding of a transformative era in British history.<BR />  <BR /> The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.<BR />  </DIV>
A Daughter of Han (annotated): The Autobiography of a Chinese Wor...
by Ida Pruitt

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English

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March 27, 2017

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A Daughter of Han is the remarkable account of one Chinese woman's life during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A true story, as told to Ida Pruitt, of Ning Tai-tai, that deals with fleeting moments of joy and years of suffering, with strict societal rules, with addiction and loss. The result is the clearest picture of life for ordinary Chinese women in turbulent times, a reminder both of how far we have come and how far we still need to travel.
Harriet Tubman: A Life From Beginning to End
by Hourly History

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English

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45

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March 14, 2017

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<h1>Harriet Tubman</h1><br /><b>* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *<br /><br />Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.</b><br /><br />Slavery in the United States has left deep, unhealed wounds in American society. It was a dark period in American history that saw the emergence of a number of heroes. One of these was a small woman, about five feet tall, who was a former slave. Her name was Harriet Tubman and she changed the world. After escaping from a life of slavery that left her with permanent scars including a lifelong disability, she dedicated herself to freeing other slaves and working tirelessly for equality for oppressed people. <br /><br /><h2>Inside you will read about...</h2><br />✓ Slavery in a new world: The foundation of a new economy <br />✓ Araminta “Minty” Ross: Harriet Tubman’s early years <br />✓ Tubman, the freedom fighter: Her years as a conductor <br />✓ Civil War in the United States: Tubman’s role in a country divided <br />✓ Life after freedom: Tubman’s later years <br />✓ Lessons learned: Tubman’s legacy <br /><b>And much more!</b><br /><br />Harriet Tubman was an uncommonly brave person who, on several occasions, put her life at risk to re-enter slave territory, and later, to assist the Union army in the American Civil War. She was the first black woman to lead an assault in the war. After the war, she dedicated herself to the cause of women’s suffrage. She used any money she made in any of her endeavors to help those less fortunate than herself, despite the fact that this caused her to live a life of poverty. She is the definition of a true American hero and her legacy includes inspiring millions of oppressed people worldwide to fight for equality. Her memory will live on as an example of a life well-done.
Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive
by Kristen J. Sollee

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English

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200

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May 22, 2017

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<div><p>“Like being deemed a witch hundreds of years ago, being presumed a slut today is cause for ostracism, abuse, and death.” . . . Archetypes of “witch” and “slut” have been used to police female sexuality and punish women; now, feminists are reclaiming them as positive affirmations. This book unearths the sex positive feminist legacy of the witch in art, music, politics, and popular culture, connecting the fictional witch we love to emulate and fear with real women, past and present.</P><p><b>Kristen J. Sollee</b> is instructor at The New School and founding editrix of Slutist, an award-winning sex positive feminist website.</div>
Growing Up Weird: A Memoir of an Oak Bay Childhood
by Liz Maxwell Forbes

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English

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March 27, 2017

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Part memoir, part social history, "Growing Up Weird" is a compelling work of nonfiction with a strong narrative that reads like a novel. Liz Maxwell Forbes writes with raw honesty about her troubling behaviour as she struggles to find her way through the stifling aspirations of a society that existed in Oak Bay during the 1940’s and 1950’s. At times humorous with glimmers of hope, Forbes takes the reader on a nostalgic journey of resilience and love.<br /><br />“People seeing us on those outings probably had a warm, fuzzy feeling about us. On the surface, we looked like the perfect family: the pretty, young mother; the kind-looking father, both obviously caring and intelligent; the well-behaved and polite preteen girl with thick wavy hair and a ready smile; the small, blue-eyed daughter with dark curls and a winsome manner, and our four-legged companion, Pippa, the English cocker spaniel. We looked like the perfect family—and we should have been, but for the underlying, unseen, and pervasive tension that wound its way into my stomach, my heart, and my nightmares, creating anxiety that I could only escape from by going away.”
Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen
by Liliuokalani

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English

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285

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September 11, 2016

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<h2><b>In 1893, Liliuokalani, the Queen of Hawaii, was deposed and five years later her nation became an incorporated territory of the United States.</b></h2><br /><br />Published shortly after these momentous events, her book <em>Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen</em> is an incredibly personal history of the islands that she was born to rule. Liliuokalani covers from her birth in 1838 through the reigns of her forebears to her own turbulent time as Queen of the Hawaiian Islands.<br /><br />Written to explain to the world the injustice of her situation and to reclaim the sovereignty which she had lost, the Chicago Daily Tribune claimed that “no scholar or lawyer could have state[d] it more effectively.” But despite her persuasive prose Hawaii never again regained its independence or its monarchy. <br /><br /><em>Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen</em> is a fascinating history of one of the United States of America’s smallest but most unique states as it was going through significant change at the turn of the twentieth century.<br /><br />Queen Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the kingdom of Hawaii. She ascended the throne in January of 1891, upon the death of her brother, King David Kalakaua. For years after her overthrow, the Queen sought redress in the Congress and courts of the United States, but her efforts failed. Her autobiographical history <em>Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen</em> is the only work by a Hawaiian monarch and provides insight into her fight to regain her throne and life on Hawaii during the late-nineteenth century.
Suncoast Empire: Bertha Honore Palmer, Her Family, and the Rise o...
by Frank A. Cassell

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English

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303

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April 01, 2017

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In the early 20th century, Bertha Palmer was one of the best-known and wealthiest women in America. She was an art collector, women’s rights advocate, businesswoman, owner of Chicago’s Palmer House Hotel, and had elegant homes in Chicago, Paris, and London. In 1910 she traveled to the small and rough settlement called Sarasota on the west coast of Florida. For some reason, she decided to spend much of each year for the rest of her life on one of America’s last frontiers, investing in cattle and farming, creating communities out of marshlands, pine forests, and tropical jungles. The society queen and social reform advocate excelled as a frontier entrepreneur, just as she had in every other endeavor in her life. She managed to make a good deal of money and to change Sarasota forever.
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
by Jean Sasson

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English

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304

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January 08, 2014

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Sultana is a Saudi Arabian princess, a woman born to fabulous, uncountable wealth. She has four mansions on three continents, her own private jet, glittering jewels, designer dresses galore. But in reality she lives in a gilded cage. She has no freedom, no control over her own life, no value but as a bearer of sons. Hidden behind her black floor-length veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband, her sons, and her country.Sultana is a member of the Saudi royal family, closely related to the king. For the sake of her daughters, she has decided to take the risk of speaking out about the life of women in her country, regardless of their rank. She must hide her identity for fear that the religous leaders in her country would call for her death to punish her honesty. Only a woman in her position could possibly hope to escape from being revealed and punished, despite her cloak and anonymity.Sultana tells of her own life, from her turbulent childhood to her arranged marriage--a happy one until her husband decided to displace her by taking a second wife--and of the lives of her sisters, her friends and her servants. Although they share affection, confidences and an easy camaraderie within the confines of the women's quarters, they also share a history of appaling oppressions, everyday occurrences that in any other culture would be seen as shocking human rights violations; thirteen-year-old girls forced to marry men five times their age, young women killed by drowning, stoning, or isolation in the women's room, a padded, windowless cell where women are confined with neither light nor conversation until death claims them.By speaking out, Sultana risks bringing the wrath of the Saudi establishment upon her head and te heads of her children. But by telling her story to Jean Sasson, Sultana has allowed us to see beyond the veils of this secret society, to the heart of a nation where sex, money, and power reign supreme.

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