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Tell it All A Woman's Life in Polygamy
by Fanny Stenhouse

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English

Pages

476

Publication Date

November 11, 2018

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<b><h2>“In these pages, a woman, a wife and mother, speaks the sorrows and oppressions of which she has been the witness and the victim.” Harriet Beecher Stowe</b></h2><br /><br />Fanny Stenhouse’s famous work <em>Tell it All</em> is a withering attack on the practice of polygamy that developed as a prominent tenet of Mormon faith in the nineteenth century.<br /><br />She begins her story with an account of how as a young woman her family had converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and how she had attracted the attention, and subsequently married, T. B. H. Stenhouse.<br /><br />Living in Europe they were unaware of how their religion was developing in the Midwest and how the practice of plural marriage was beginning to become ever more prevalent among the members of their faith.<br /><br />Responding to encouragement and counselling they eventually emigrated to the promised land of Utah and to their horror they began to learn that the rumors of Joseph Smith’s polygamic revelation were true and that some of the church leadership, such as Brigham Young, had over fifty wives.<br /><br /><em>Tell it All</em> provides fascinating insight into how the Mormon faith was developing in the mid-nineteenth century and how women such as Fanny were struggling to come to terms with doctrines such as polygamy.<br /><br /><br />The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints largely distanced itself from polygamy in the later-nineteenth century, much due to the work of women such as Fanny Stenhouse and others including a former wife of Brigham Young, Ann Eliza Young.<br /><br />This book also uncovers some of the other darker moments of Mormon history such as the Mountains Meadows Massacre, in which the men and women of an emigrant wagon train were indiscriminately slaughtered by Mormons of the Nauvoo Legion.<br /><br />“added more details on polygamy, on Brigham Young’s life in polygamy, and on the Mountains Meadows Massacre” <em> The John Whitmer Historical Association Journal</em><br /><br />Fanny Stenhouse was an early Mormon pioneer who, along with her husband T. B. H. Stenhouse, defected from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, largely due to their disagreements with the church about polygamy. <em>Tell it All A Woman's Life in Polygamy</em> was first published in 1872 and Fanny passed away in 1904.<br />
To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder
by Nancy Rommelmann

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English

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292

Publication Date

July 01, 2018

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<p><b>The case was closed, but for journalist Nancy Rommelmann, the mystery remained: What made a mother want to murder her own children?</b></p><p>On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to the middle of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and dropped her two children into the Willamette River. Forty minutes later, rescuers found the body of four-year-old Eldon. Miraculously, his seven-year-old sister, Trinity, was saved. As the public cried out for blood, Amanda was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to thirty-five years in prison.</p><p>Embarking on a seven-year quest for the truth, Rommelmann traced the roots of Amanda’s fury and desperation through thousands of pages of records, withheld documents, meetings with lawyers and convicts, and interviews with friends and family who felt shocked, confused, and emotionally swindled by a woman whose entire life was now defined by an unspeakable crime. At the heart of that crime: a tempestuous marriage, a family on the fast track to self-destruction, and a myriad of secrets and lies as dark and turbulent as the Willamette River.</p>
Virginia Woolf: The Complete Collection
by Virginia Woolf

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February 05, 2019

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This volume collects the complete writings of Virginia Woolf: 8 novels, 3 'biographies,' 46 short stories, 606 essays, 1 play, her diary and some letters.<br /><br /><br />Contents:<br /><br />THE NOVELS<br />The Voyage Out<br />Night and Day<br />Jacob's Room<br />Mrs. Dalloway <br />To the Lighthouse <br />The Waves <br />The Years <br />Between the Acts <br /><br />THE 'BIOGRAPHIES'<br />Orlando: a biography <br />Flush: a biography <br />Roger Fry: a biography <br /><br />THE STORIES<br />Monday or Tuesday <br />A Haunted House, and other short stories <br />Mrs Dalloway's Party <br />The Complete Shorter Fiction <br /><br />THE ESSAYS<br />The Common Reader I <br />A Room of One's Own <br />On Being Ill <br />The London Scene <br />The Common Reader II <br />Three Guineas <br />The Death of the Moth, and other essays <br />The Moment, and other essays <br />The Captain's Death Bed, and other essays <br />Granite and Rainbow <br />Books and Portraits <br />Women And Writing <br />383 Essays from newspapers and magazines<br /><br />AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITING<br />A Writer's Diary <br />Moments of Being <br />The Diary Vols. 1–5 <br />The Letters Vols. 1–6 <br />The Letters of V.W. and Lytton Strachey <br />A Passionate Apprentice. The Early Journals 1887-1909 <br /><br />THE PLAY<br />Freshwater: A Comedy (both versions)
Little Women
by , Golden Deer Classics

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English

Pages

529

Publication Date

January 07, 2018

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Following the lives of four sisters on a journey out of adolescence, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women explores the difficulties associated with gender roles in a Post-Civil War America.<br /><br />"I read Little Women every time I break up with a guy. I've been turning to Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy for heartbreak solace since I was 13 and found out the guy I liked was interested in someone else. I'd go home and cry to my sisters, and then I'd read Louisa May Alcott. There's some profound comfort in that book for me – Jo becomes a writer and finds her heart in a most unexpected place. Above all, we learn what Jo has always known: No matter who the guy is or how great he is, no one loves you like your sisters." - Shonda Rhimes<br /><br />"When I read Alcott, I knew that these girls she was talking about were all white. But they were nice girls and I understood them. I felt like I was almost there with them in their living room and their kitchen." - Maya Angelou
Twenty Four Hours: Erotic shorts and poems (Erotic Tales)
by Christina Grossman

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English

Pages

51

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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She has wanted him for so long, yet he had been so far away, lost in his words, in the images he brought her, so very turned on by what she read that it drove her mad. Until, one day, she runs into him, and realizes they have just that, twenty four hours to live out all the fantasies they had written back and forth with each other. They play out their fantasies in public and in private, the passion between them insatiable. How badly she will miss him, and yet they cannot last, but the passion and memories will vividly remain.
The Complete Works of Jane Austen (In One Volume) Sense and Sensi...
by Jane Austen

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English

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2398

Publication Date

June 30, 2017

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The Complete Works of Jane Austen includes all six novels, and Austen's shorter works; Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sandition, and her complete Juvenilia. Jane Austen is famous for her six novels, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. Her works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.
Sexuality & Women In Islam: Quran vs. Sharia
by ROYA ROSTAMIAN

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English

Pages

138

Publication Date

March 14, 2019

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In this primary source research, we will verify the actual position of the Quran on the controversial sharia laws such as mandatory veiling, honor killings, child marriage, stoning and the punishment of homosexuality!
THE PRINCE (Wisehouse Classics Edition)
by Nicolo Machiavelli

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English

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63

Publication Date

December 27, 2015

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<em>THE PRINCE </em>(Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus (About Principalities). However, the printed version was not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. This was done with the permission of the Medici pope Clement VII, but “long before then, in fact since the first appearance of the Prince in manuscript, controversy had swirled about his writings”. Although it was written as if it were a traditional work in the mirrors for princes style, it is generally agreed that it was especially innovative. This is only partly because it was written in the vernacular Italian rather than Latin, a practice which had become increasingly popular since the publication of Dante's Divine Comedy and other works of Renaissance literature.<br /><br /><br />THE PRINCE is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most remembered of Machiavelli's works and the one most responsible for bringing the word “Machiavellian” into usage as a pejorative. It also helped make “Old Nick” an English term for the devil, and even contributed to the modern negative connotations of the words “politics” and “politician” in western countries. In terms of subject matter it overlaps with the much longer Discourses on Livy, which was written a few years later. In its use of near-contemporary Italians as examples of people who perpetrated criminal deeds for politics, another lesser-known work by Machiavelli which THE PRINCE has been compared to is the Life of Castruccio Castracani.
Parents Who Killed Their Children: True stories of Filicide, Ment...
by Dr. RJ Parker

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English

Pages

280

Publication Date

April 30, 2014

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<b>Available in Kindle, Paperback and Audiobook editions</b><br /><b>SUSPENSE MAGAZINE</b> - "Parents Who Kill Their Children is a great read for aficionados of true crime. The way the author laid the cases out made the hair on the back of my neck stand up."<br /> <br />This collection of "Filicidal Killers" provides a gripping overview of how things can go horribly wrong in once-loving families. Parents Who Killed their Children depicts ten of the most notorious and horrific cases of homicidal parental units out of control. People like--Andrea Yates, Diane Downs, Susan Smith, and Jeffrey MacDonald--who received a great deal of media attention. <b>The author explores the reasons; from addiction to postpartum psychosis, insanity to altruism, revenge and jealousy.</b><br /> <br />Each story is detailed with background information on the parents, the murder scenes, trials, sentencing and aftermath.<br /> <br /><b>INSIDE THE BOOK</b><br />Andrea Yates<br />Darlie Routier<br />Susan Eubanks<br />Lianne Smith<br />Alan Bristol<br />Jeffrey MacDonald<br />Deanna Laney<br />Susan Smith<br />Tonya Thomas<br />Diane Downs<br /> <br />"Acclaimed true crime author, RJ Parker Ph.D., has a knack for collecting high-profile cases under specific themes. This collection about parents who kill their children provides a fast-paced, gripping overview of how things can go horribly wrong in once-loving families. From Andrea Yates to Jeffrey MacDonald to Susan Smith, Parker reports on the stunning case details and suggests reasons why the parental bond can get so twisted. The updates at the end of each chapter add a lot, since popular media rarely follows up. An important reference for true crime readers."<br />-- <b>(Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D.)</b>, bestselling author of "The Mind of a Murderer" and "The Ivy League Killer."<br /><br />"Is there anything more reprehensible than filicide--that is, the intended act of a parent killing his or her own child? In "Parents Who Killed Their Children," the award-winning true crime author RJ Parker shines a powerful light on this dark and sordid phenomenon. First, Parker offers a number of possible psychological and environmental causes (or at least correlates) of filicide. Then he presents ten shocking, real-life case histories of parents who murdered their children. The result is a book that is bound to make you rethink the absolute sanctity of motherhood and reflect on why some mothers do indeed "eat their young." This is a powerful read and another hard-hitting, compelling entry by RJ Parker."<br />-- <b>(Scott Bonn, Ph.D)</b>, criminologist, professor and author of the forthcoming "Why We Love Serial Killers"<br /><br /><b>NOTEWORTHY</b><br />This book has been selected by several Universities in their upcoming courses in Criminology, Sociology and Forensic Psychology, including, the University of Utah and Penn State University.<br /> <br /><b>...True stories of Filicidal Murder, Mental Health and Postpartum Psychosis<br />...Now FREE to Read Using Your KindleUnlimited Membership | Kindle eBook is FREE when you purchase the Paperback edition<br />...PUBLISHERS WEEKLY</b> - " valuable resource and reference book for Criminologists and Psychologists on the fraught subject of maternal filicide, supported with ten case studies. A clear-eyed view on the most heartbreaking of crimes."<br />
What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to...
by , Rachel Dempsey

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English

Pages

396

Publication Date

January 17, 2014

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<div>An essential resource for any working woman, <em>What Works for Women at Work</em> is a comprehensive and insightful guide for mastering office politics as a woman. Authored by Joan C. Williams, one of the nation’s most-cited experts on women and work, and her daughter, writer Rachel Dempsey, this unique book offers a multi-generational perspective into the realities of today’s workplace. Often women receive messages that they have only themselves to blame for failing to get ahead—Negotiate more! Stop being such a wimp! Stop being such a witch! <em>What Works for Women at Work</em> tells women it’s not their fault. The simple fact is that office politics often benefits men over women.       </div><div> </div><div>Based on interviews with 127 successful working women, over half of them women of color, <em>What Works for Women at Work </em>presents a toolkit for getting ahead in today’s workplace. Distilling over 35 years of research, Williams and Dempsey offer four crisp patterns that affect working women:  Prove-It-Again!, the Tightrope, the Maternal Wall, and the Tug of War. Each represents different challenges and requires different strategies—which is why women need to be savvier than men to survive and thrive in high-powered careers.</div><div> </div><div>Williams and Dempsey’s analysis of working women is nuanced and in-depth, going far beyond the traditional cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approaches of most career guides for women. Throughout the book, they weave real-life anecdotes from the women they interviewed, along with quick kernels of advice like a “New Girl Action Plan,” ways to “Take Care of Yourself”, and even “Comeback Lines” for dealing with sexual harassment and other difficult situations. </div><div> </div><div>Up-beat, pragmatic, and chock full of advice, <em>What Works for Women at Work</em> is an indispensable guide for working women.</div>

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