In her mid-forties, Ruth Heidrich used to be clinically determined with breast melanoma. After present process a double mastectomy, she challenged herself to the punishing Ironman Triathlon, a attempt of persistence related to a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile motorbike experience, and a 26.2-mile marathon run. 20 years later, Heidrich remains to be working, cancer-free, and confident approximately existence. this is often her tale. She describes her struggle with melanoma, the therapeutic powers of right food, and the rewards of operating the hardest races on the earth.
By Clifford W Mills
Born in West Germany yet raised in East Germany, Angela Merkel has recognized either repression and freedom. With the autumn of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Merkel all started her meteoric upward thrust to turn into Germany's first woman chancellor and one of many world's strongest ladies. This biography provides an account of a pacesetter who is a tireless strength for growth.
By Julie Foudy
By Vassiliki Kolocotroni, Efterpi Mitsi
Girls Writing Greece explores photographs of recent Greece via girls who skilled the rustic as visitors, writers, and students, or who journeyed there throughout the mind's eye. The essays assembled the following reflect on women's trip narratives, memoirs and novels, starting from the eighteenth to the past due 20th century, targeting the position of gender in trip and cross-cultural mediation and difficult stereotypical perspectives of 'the Greek journey', normally obvious as an antiquarian or Byronic pursuit. This assortment goals to solid new gentle on women's participation within the discourses of Hellenism and Orientalism, reading their ideological rendering of Greece as immediately a luminous land and a website crossed by way of contradictory cultural stories. prepared chronologically, the essays talk about encounters with Greece through, between others, girl Elizabeth Craven, girl Hester Stanhope, woman Montagu, girl Morgan, Mary Shelley, Felicia Skene, Emily Pfeiffer, Eva Palmer, Jane Ellen Harrison, Virginia Woolf, Ethel Smyth, Christa Wolf, Penelope Storace and Gillian Bouras, and examine them via a number of serious, ancient, contextual and theoretical frames. Vassiliki Kolocotroni is Senior Lecturer in English Literature on the college of Glasgow. Efterpi Mitsi is Assistant Professor on the school of English reports of the collage of Athens.
Winner of the Premio Aztlán Literary Prize
Canícula―the puppy days―a quite severe a part of the summer season while such a lot cotton is harvested in South Texas. In Norma Cantú’s fictionalized memoir of Laredo within the Nineteen Forties, Fifties, and early Nineteen Sixties, it additionally represents a time among early life and a still-unknown maturity. Snapshots and the author’s re-created thoughts let readers to adventure the pivotal occasions of this world―births, deaths, accidents, fiestas, and rites of passage.
In party of the 20 th anniversary of the unique book, this up to date variation contains newly written items in addition to never-before-published images―culled from 1000s of the author’s kinfolk photos―adding extra intensity and perception into this targeted contribution to Chicana literature.
By Carolyn Jeanne Eichner, Carolyn J. Eichner
This publication vividly conjures up radical women's essential roles inside France's progressive civil warfare referred to as the Paris Commune. It demonstrates the breadth, intensity, and effect of communard feminist socialisms some distance past the 1871 rebellion. studying the interval from the early 1860s via that century's finish, Carolyn J. Eichner investigates how radical ladies constructed evaluations of gender, type, and non secular hierarchies within the fast pre-Commune period, how those ideologies emerged as a plurality of feminist socialisms in the revolution, and the way those diverse politics in this case affected fin-de-siecle gender and sophistication kin. She makes a speciality of 3 enormously distinct progressive ladies leaders who exemplify a number of competing and complementary feminist socialisms: Andre Leo, Elisabeth Dmitrieff, and Paule Mink. Leo theorized and expert via journalism and fiction, Dmitrieff prepared institutional energy for working-class ladies, and Mink agitated crowds to create an egalitarian socialist global. each one lady cast her personal route to gender equality and social justice.
By Mary Cronk Farrell
The ebook is illustrated with archival pictures and contains an index, thesaurus, and timeline.
Praise for Pure Grit
"Details of many nurses’ person trials mix to shape a memorable portrayal in their shared adventure, one that will emotionally impression readers."
--Booklist, starred review
"Primary resource fabrics, specifically the movingly matter-of-fact memories of a number of of the nurses and private snapshots, carry the tale to life."
"Farrell doesn’t spare her younger readers any grim info . . . She contains the demanding situations those ladies confronted and the enjoyment they felt on returning domestic. As lousy as historical past may be, now should be the precise time to introduce the following iteration to this significant period."
--The Washington Post
"In addition to images and precious maps, the web page layouts comprise facsimiles of the nurses’ letters and diaries. younger readers who loved Tanya Lee Stone’s Almost Astronauts: thirteen ladies Who Dared to Dream also will have fun with this tale of brave ladies whose tale was once approximately forgotten."
--School Library Journal