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The Female Brain
by Louann Brizendine

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English

Pages

355

Publication Date

August 07, 2007

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Since Dr. Brizendine wrote <i>The Female Brain</i> ten years ago, the response has been overwhelming. This <i>New York Times </i>bestseller has been translated into more than thirty languages, has sold nearly a million copies between editions, and has most recently inspired a romantic comedy starring Whitney Cummings and Sofia Vergara. And its profound scientific understanding of the nature and experience of the female brain continues to guide women as they pass through life stages, to help men better understand the girls and women in their lives, and to illuminate the delicate emotional machinery of a love relationship.<br /><br />Why are women more verbal than men? Why do women remember details of fights that men can’t remember at all? Why do women tend to form deeper bonds with their female friends than men do with their male counterparts? These and other questions have stumped both sexes throughout the ages. <br /><br />Now, pioneering neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, M.D., brings together the latest findings to show how the unique structure of the female brain determines how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and who they love. While doing research as a medical student at Yale and then as a resident and faculty member at Harvard, Louann Brizendine discovered that almost all of the clinical data in existence on neurology, psychology, and neurobiology focused exclusively on males. In response to the overwhelming need for information on the female mind, Brizendine established the first clinic in the country to study and treat women’s brain function. <br /><br />In <i>The Female Brain</i>, Dr. Brizendine distills all her findings and the latest information from the scientific community in a highly accessible book that educates women about their unique brain/body/behavior. <br /><br />The result: women will come away from this book knowing that they have a lean, mean, communicating machine. Men will develop a serious case of brain envy.
American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman...
by Eve LaPlante

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English

Pages

346

Publication Date

April 25, 2009

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<p>In 1637, Anne Hutchinson, a forty-six-year-old midwife who was pregnant with her sixteenth child, stood before forty male judges of the Massachusetts General Court, charged with heresy and sedition. In a time when women could not vote, hold public office, or teach outside the home, the charismatic Hutchinson wielded remarkable political power. Her unconventional ideas had attracted a following of prominent citizens eager for social reform. Hutchinson defended herself brilliantly, but the judges, faced with a perceived threat to public order, banished her for behaving in a manner "not comely for [her] sex."</p><p>Written by one of Hutchinson's direct descendants, <em>American Jezebel</em> brings both balance and perspective to Hutchinson's story. It captures this American heroine's life in all its complexity, presenting her not as a religious fanatic, a cardboard feminist, or a raging crank—as some have portrayed her—but as a flesh-and-blood wife, mother, theologian, and political leader. The book narrates her dramatic expulsion from Massachusetts, after which her judges, still threatened by her challenges, promptly built Harvard College to enforce religious and social orthodoxies—making her the mid-wife to the nation's first college. In exile, she settled Rhode Island, becoming the only woman ever to co-found an American colony.</p><p>The seeds of the American struggle for women's and human rights can be found in the story of this one woman's courageous life. <em>American Jezebel</em> illuminates the origins of our modern concepts of religious freedom, equal rights, and free speech, and showcases an extraordinary woman whose achievements are astonishing by the standards of any era.</p>
Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle an Obsession
by Elizabeth Benedict

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

September 29, 2015

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<DIV>Ask a woman about her hair, and she just might tell you the story of her life. Ask a whole bunch of women about their hair, and you could get a history of the world. Surprising, insightful, frequently funny, and always forthright, the essays in <I>Me, My Hair, and I </I>are reflections and revelations about every aspect of women’s lives from family, race, religion, and motherhood to culture, health, politics, and sexuality.<BR /><BR /> They take place in African American kitchens, at Hindu Bengali weddings, and inside Hasidic Jewish homes. The conversation is intimate and global at once. Layered into these reminiscences are tributes to influences throughout history: Jackie Kennedy, Lena Horne, Farrah Fawcett, the Grateful Dead, and Botticelli’s Venus.<BR /><BR /> The long and the short of it is that our hair is our glory—<I>and</I> our nemesis, our history, our self-esteem, our joy, our mortality. Every woman knows that many things in life matter more than hair, but few bring as much pleasure as a really great hairdo.<BR /><BR /><B>"A terrific read for those of us who obsess about our hair. Or those who live with those of us who do. A collection that’s, I dare say, a cut above the rest.” —Mary Morris, author of <I>The Jazz Palace</I></B><BR />  </DIV>
The Widow's Network (Kindle Single)
by Nick McDonell

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English

Pages

35

Publication Date

January 30, 2018

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<p><b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Twelve</i> and <i>The End of Major Combat Operations</i> takes you deep inside an important battle against ISIS and reveals the allied fighters’ most unexpected intelligence assets—which the US government will neither confirm nor deny.</b></p><p>When journalist Nick McDonell returned to Iraq in 2016, he sought to better understand the collateral damage of America’s ongoing wars by meeting face-to-face with its besieged survivors. What he found in the ruins of Tikrit, one of the last barriers between ISIS and Baghdad, was a covert alliance of women, embedded against ISIS and fronted by an Iraqi named Wahida, acting as unofficial spies for the US and coalition forces. With her entire family wiped out by ISIS, Wahida has been waging a war of her own—she recruits from the divorce courts of Iraq to find women willing to pose as wives under ISIS rule. The result: air strikes that have liquidated top ISIS figures—and civilians.</p><p><i>The Widow’s Network</i> reveals a world where battle lines don’t exist, where risks are incalculable, and where everyday women are playing a major role in defeating one of the most depraved and destructive forces of our time.</p>
Cybersexism: Sex, Gender and Power on the Internet
by Laurie Penny

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English

Pages

45

Publication Date

August 22, 2013

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<i>'The Internet was supposed to be for everyone... Millions found their voices in this brave new online world; it gave unheard masses the space to speak to each other without limits, across borders, both physical and social. It was supposed to liberate us from gender. But as more and more of our daily lives migrated on line, it seemed it did matter if you were a boy or a girl.'</i><br /> <b> </b><br /> It's a tough time to be a woman on the internet. Over the past two generations, the political map of human relations has been redrawn by feminism and by changes in technology. Together they<u> </u>pose questions about the nature and organisation of society that are deeply challenging to those in power, and in both cases, the backlash is on. In this brave new world, old-style sexism is making itself felt in new and frightening ways. <br /> <br /> In <i>Cybersexism</i>, Laurie Penny goes to the dark heart of the matter and asks why threats of rape and violence are being used to try to silence female voices, analyses the structure of online misogyny, and makes a case for real freedom of speech – for everyone. <br /><br /><br />Laurie Penny's forthcoming book, <i>Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution</i>, will be published in 2014.
A Survivor's Journey: From Victim to Advocate
by Natasha Simone Alexenko

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English

Pages

142

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p><b>An inspiring true story of love, hope, and victory—and of one woman who was determined to make a difference in the wake of a crime.</b></p><p>On August 6, 1993, twenty-year-old Natasha Alexenko was assaulted at gunpoint. After nearly a decade, her backlogged rape kit was finally tested and her rapist, who roamed free for ten years, was brought to justice. On the day he was sentenced, Alexenko vowed that she would no longer be a statistic and would do whatever she could to help police on behalf of other rape victims. In 2011, she founded Natasha’s Justice Project (NJP), a nonprofit committed to ending the rape-kit backlog.</p><p>This unflinching memoir chronicles her journey from trauma to triumph. Despite personal setbacks and bureaucratic obstacles, Alexenko refuses to give up on her determination to raise awareness of a problem even worse than she imagined, as tens of thousands of untested rape kits languish in crime storage facilities across the country. Written for fellow survivors, their families, law enforcement, and anyone impacted by rape, her deeply personal story is a testament to the power of one person to make a profound change.</p>
The Woman's Comfort Book: A Self-Nurturing Guide for Restoring Ba...
by Jennifer Louden

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

April 24, 2012

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<p>With over 200 prescriptions for giving yourself a break, this book helps the reader to sort out guilty feelings about self–nurture and to define her comfort/self–nurture needs.</p><p>In this book the author delivers a host of creative and comforting programmes like the self–care schedule, creative selfishness, creating a comfort network, body delights, a personal sanctuary, the comfort journal, bathing pleasures and comfort rituals. Organised by topic and cross–referenced throughout, this guidebook is designed to appeal to women of all ages. The new edition has been revised and updated for modern women.</p>
The Real Tenko: Extraordinary True Stories of Women Prisoners of ...
by Mark Felton

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

March 10, 2010

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<SPAN STYLE= "" >This book details the treatment of Allied service-women, female civilians and local women by the Japanese occupation forces. While a number of memoirs have been published there is no dedicated volume. It chronicles the massacres of nurses (such as that at Alexandra Hospital, Singapore), disturbing atrocities on both Europeans and Asians, and accounts of imprisonment. It reveals how many ended up in Japanese hands when they should have been evacuated. Also covered are the hardships of long marches and the sexual enslavement of white and native women (so called 'Comfort Women'). The book is a testimony both to the callous and cruel behavior of the Japanese and to the courage and fortitude of those who suffered at their hands.</SPAN>
En el Harén de Estambul (Spanish Edition)
by Carla de la Vega

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Spanish

Pages

204

Publication Date

June 05, 2012

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A Zelal la quieren matar. Desde hace días está escondida en Estambul porque si su familia o la de su marido la encuentran acabarán con su vida. Su delito; haberse divorciado. Es uno de tantos otros casos de los llamados crímenes de honor, que se dan con frecuencia en Turquía. <br />Mientras, la veinteañera Sennur se las ingenia para entrar en la Universidad del Bósforo con velo islámico, pese a estar prohibido por ley su uso en los centros docentes de toda Turquía. La muchacha sortea la lesgislación poniendose un estrafalario gorrito playero. Sus amigas utilizan incluso pelucas. Todas quieren cumplir los preceptos religiosos que dicta el Corán, los mismos que hacen que Sennur nunca haya besado a su novio pese a llevar más de dos años saliendo con él.<br />De forma muy diferente piensan las turcas de cabelleras al viento, manicuras impecables, tacones de vértigo y trajes cortísimos que se contonean en las discotecas de Estambul. El atuendo de Ayse, de 26 años, no es tan escaso pero, hace tiempo que dejó de ser virgen.<br />Rashel es una sefardí de 60 años que aún hoy se expresa en la antigua Constantinopla en ese vástago del español que recibe el nombre de ladino. Su vida ha sido tremendamente complicada en este país de mayoría musulmana. <br />A través de las historias reales de estas cuatro turcas, En el Harén de Estambul la periodista Carla de la Vega ahonda en la situación actual de las mujeres en este país que se debate perennemente entre las tradiciones islámicas de Oriente y el laicismo importado de Occidente.
Women Novelists of Queen Victoria's Reign : A Book of Appreciatio...
by Various Authors

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English

Pages

164

Publication Date

May 08, 2015

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This vintage volume contains a detailed catalogue of female fiction writers who lived during the Victorian era. This book will appeal to those with an interest in Victorian authors, and includes a wealth of interesting and insightful biographical information, analyses of writing and styles, information on popularity and critical reception, and much more. The chapters of this book include: “The Sisters Bronte”, “George Elliot”, “Mrs. Gaskell”, “Mrs. Crowe”, “Mrs. Archer Clive”, “Mrs. Henry Wood”, “Lady Georgiana Fullerton”, “Mrs. Stretton”, “Anne Manning”, “Dinah Mulock”, “Julia Kavanagh”, “Amelia Blandford Adwards”, “Mrs. Norton”, etcetera. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this text now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

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