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Women : our story / by Roberts, Rebecca Boggs,writer of foreword.; DK Publishing, Inc.,editor.;
The birth of the patriarchy : up to 600ce -- Purity, piety, and property : 600-1500 -- From empire to enlightenment : 1500-1800 -- Knowledge and power : 1800-1914 -- The age of empowerment : 1914-1960 -- Smashing the glass ceiling : 1960 to present day.Packed full of evocative images, this gloriously illustrated book reveals the key events in women's history--from early matriarchal societies through women's suffrage, the Suffragette movement, 20th-century feminism, and gender politics, to recent movements such as #MeToo and International Women's Day--and the key role women have had in shaping our past. Learn about the everyday lives of women through the ages as well as the big names of women's history--powerful, inspirational, and trailblazing women such as Cleopatra, Florence Nightingale, Emmeline Pankhurst, Eva Peron, and Rosa Parks--and discover the unsung contributions of lesser-known women who have changed the world, and the "forgotten" events of women's history. Placing women firmly center stage, Women: Our Story shows women where they came from, and in celebrating the achievements of women of the past, offers positive role models for women of today.
Subjects: Biographies.; Women; Women;
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Smart women / by Blume, Judy.;
Subjects: Domestic fiction.; Love stories.; Women; Female friendship; Divorced women; Single mothers;
© 2005, c1983., Berkley Books,
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The women / by Hannah, Kristin,author.aut;
Women can be heroes. When twenty-year-old nursing student Frances "Frankie" McGrath hears these words, it is a revelation. Raised in the sun-drenched, idyllic world of Southern California and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing. But in 1965, the world is changing, and she suddenly dares to imagine a different future for herself. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she joins the Army Nurse Corps and follows his path. As green and inexperienced as the men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is overwhelmed by the chaos and destruction of war. Each day is a gamble of life and death, hope and betrayal; friendships run deep and can be shattered in an instant. In war, she meets -- and becomes one of -- the lucky, the brave, the broken, and the lost. But war is just the beginning for Frankie and her veteran friends. The real battle lies in coming home to a changed and divided America, to angry protesters, and to a country that wants to forget Vietnam. The Women is the story of one woman gone to war, but it shines a light on all women who put themselves in harm's way and whose sacrifice and commitment to their country has too often been forgotten. A novel about deep friendships and bold patriotism, The Women is a richly drawn story with a memorable heroine whose idealism and courage under fire will come to define an era. -- Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Psychological fiction.; War stories.; War fiction.; Nurses; Young women; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Veterans; Psychic trauma;
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Dangerous women / by De Castrique, Mark,author.;
"This urgent, cleverly plotted high stakes thriller is set in motion by a botched attack on two law clerks, leaving one dead and the other in a coma. The ensuing cover up leaves a string of bodies and too many players at cross-purposes. It also leaves Chief Justice Clarissa Baxter with a target on her back. They'll need an off the grid hero with friends in high places: enter retired FBI agent-turned-boardinghouse landlady, Ethel Fiona Crestwater (legend) and her double-first-cousin-twice-removed Jesse Cooper (sidekick). Although in her mid-seventies, Ethel is no bumbling amateur sleuth; she's a seasoned pro with razor-sharp instincts and Bond-worthy skills. College-aged Jesse brings tech savvy and boundless enthusiasm, along with an innate talent for intrigue. Together, the unlikely duo will face malicious back-stabbing political sycophants, conniving lobbyists, and a motivated assassin bent on removing the Chief Justice from the equation-- along with Ethel, who stands defiantly between the hitman and his payday" --
Subjects: Detective and mystery fiction.; Political fiction.; Thrillers (Fiction); Murder; Law clerks; Assassins; Lobbyists; Judges; Older women;
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Little women / [electronic resource] : by Alcott, Louisa May.;
Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women in two parts, each resoundingly popular and receiving critical acclaim. The novel follows the lives of the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, from childhood into maturity. The journey is not an easy one, and each is humbled and ultimately uplifted by her encounters with love, society and death. The work is based loosely on Alcott's experiences growing up with three sisters.Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2224 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 578 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2222 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 570 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Classic Literature.;
© 2012., Duke Classics,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=784695 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Women talking / [electronic resource]. by Toews, Miriam.; Edison, Matthew.;
Narrator: Matthew Edison.A transformative and necessary work—as completely unexpected as it is inspired—by the award-winning author of the bestselling novels All My Puny Sorrows and A Complicated Kindness . Based on actual events that happened between 2005 and 2009 in a remote Mennonite community where more than 100 girls and women were drugged unconscious and assaulted in the night by what they were told (by the men of the colony) were "ghosts" or "demons," Miriam Toews' bold and affecting novel Women Talking is an imagined response to these real events. The novel takes place over forty-eight hours, as eight women gather in secret in a neighbour's barn while the men are in a nearby town posting bail for the attackers. They have come together to debate, on behalf of all the women and children in the community, whether to stay or leave before the men return. Taking minutes is the one man trusted and invited by the women to witness the conversation—a former outcast whose own surprising story is revealed as the women speak. By turns poignant, witty, acerbic, bitter, tender, devastating, and heartbreaking, the voices in this extraordinary novel are unforgettable. Toews has chosen to focus the novel tightly on a particular time and place, and yet it contains within its 48 hours and setting inside a hayloft an entire vast universe of thinking and feeling about the experience of women (and therefore men, too) in our contemporary world. In a word: astonishing.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 167514 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Literature.;
© 2019., Recorded Books Inc.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=4606280 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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First women : [electronic resource] : the grace and power of America's modern First Ladies. by Brower, Kate Andersen.; White, Karen.;
Narrator: Karen White.From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama.One of the most underestimated—and challenging—positions in the world, the First Lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny; and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless services and special events at the White House. Now, as she did in her smash #1 bestseller The Residence, former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources—from residence staff and social secretaries to friends and political advisers—to tell...Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 349092 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Biographies; Nonfiction.; Presidents' spouses ; Presidents' spouses; Presidents' spouses; Presidents' spouses; History.; Women's Studies.;
© 2016., HarperAudio,
On-line resources: http://kirtland.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8A9BC5F0-3387-4CF4-996A-244613F0F233 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Little Women [videorecording] / by Alcott, Louisa May,1832-1888.Little women.; Alvarado, Trini.; Armstrong, Gillian,1950-; Byrne, Gabriel,1950-; COLUMBIA PICTURES.; COLUMBIA TRISTAR HOME VIDEO (FIRM); DINOVI, DENISE.; Dunst, Kirsten,1982-; MATHIS, SAMANTHA.; Newman, Thomas,1955-; Ryder, Winona,1971-; Sarandon, Susan,1946-; SWICORD, ROBIN.;
Cast: Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes.Story about the March family of four daughters and a strong mother (Sarandon) who, because her husband is away serving in the Army during the Civil War, must raise her "little women" on her own. The daughters include: spirited Jo (Ryder) who longs for a career as a writer; beautiful and conservative older sister Meg (Alvarado); fragile Beth (Danes); and the romantic Amy (Dunst/Mathis). Through the years, as they become women, the sisters share their most cherished and painful moments of self-discovery as their mother's pride and strength guide them through questions of independence, romance and virtue.Director of photography, Geoffrey Simpson ; production design, Jan Roelfs ; editor, Nicholas Beauman ; music, Thomas Newman.
Subjects: Sisters; Feature films.; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.; Family; Massachusetts.; Maturation (Psychology); Mothers and daughters; Young women;
© c2000., Columbia TriStar Home Video,
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Fast women : the legendary ladies of racing / by McCarthy, Todd.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-306)Explores the women involved in automobile racing from the late nineteenth century through the 1950s, briefly profiling the careers of these daredevils and their impact on the sport and prevailing attitudes about women.
Subjects: Women automobile racing drivers.; Automobile racing; Women automobile drivers.; Automobile drivers.; Automobile racing;
© c2007., Miramax Books/Hyperion,
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Working women / by Berlatsky, Noah.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-178) and index.This collection of articles pro and con on working women examines whether women experience discrimination at work, how motherhood affects working women, whether the Lean In movement helps working women, and how workplace harassment affects working women.
Subjects: Women; Sex discrimination; Discrimination in employment;
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