Category: Biographies Memoirs Of Women

Get Noteworthy Francophone Women Directors: A Sequel PDF

By Ruth A. Hottell,Janis L. Pallister

ISBN-10: 1611474434

ISBN-13: 9781611474435

Noteworthy Francophone girls administrators: A Sequel is a accomplished consultant that acts as either a instructing instrument and a listing for examine. The publication starts off following motion pictures published after the ebook of Pallister and Hottell's final quantity, Francophone ladies movie Directors in 2005 and forestalls after the Cannes movie pageant in 2010. special between publications facing movie, either for its breadth and for its particular realization to Francophone girls in the course of the international, this paintings foregrounds the creation by means of approximately 300 Francophone ladies filmmakers from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Latin American, Québec, even Thailand. The authors have researched movie journals, sites, attended movie fairs and meetings, and traveled worldwide to behavior learn in movie libraries, and attend screenings and interviews with filmmakers. a listing of movie resources, an in depth bibliography, and an index of movie administrators and the titles in their motion pictures maximize this directory's usefulness.

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Margaret, Friend of Orphans - download pdf or read online

By Mary Lou Widmer

ISBN-10: 1565542118

ISBN-13: 9781565542112

ISBN-10: 1565542517

ISBN-13: 9781565542518

Margaret Haughery gave every little thing she ever needed to the orphans and the bad. regardless of being not able both to learn or write, she possessed an enormous company acumen, which allowed her to donate-including what she bequeathed in her will-more than $500,000 all through her life.

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New PDF release: Safa, de kleine woestijnbloem (Dutch Edition)

By Waris Dirie,Jolanda te Lindert

ISBN-10: 9022574636

ISBN-13: 9789022574638

De kleine Safa 4, een meisje uit een van de sloppenwijken van Djibouti in de Hoorn van Afrika, wordt gevraagd om de jonge Waris Dirie te spelen in de verfilming van Diries levensverhaal Mijn Woestijn. Dirie, een voorvechter van vrouwenrechten, staat erop dat haar ­ouders beloven om Safa nooit te laten besnijden. In ruil voor deze belofte, waar de ouders van Safa een agreement voor ondertekenen, steunt ­Dirie het gezin financieel.

Alleen is de druk van de gemeenschap groot. Als Waris Dirie hoort dat de ouders van Dirie toch overwegen hun dochter te laten besnijden, besluit ze er alles aan te doen om de ouders op tijd op op andere gedachten te brengen en de kleine Safa te beschermen.

De pers over Safa, de kleine woestijnbloem

‘Safa, de kleine woestijnbloem’ is een prachtig boek, geschreven door een powervrouw. Dit boek zou op elke middelbare university gelezen moeten worden.' *****

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Roberta Volkmann's Susan Lawrence: The Enigma in the Wright House PDF

By Roberta Volkmann

ISBN-10: 1589099605

ISBN-13: 9781589099609

In 1902 Susan Lawrence
commissioned Frank Lloyd
Wright to “remodel” her deceased
father’s domestic in Springfield,
Illinois. The venture grew and
became a blonde Roman brick
mansion with 35 rooms on sixteen
different degrees. An anomaly in
Springfield, the home is a
masterpiece that also stands this day
as one in every of Wright’s best Prairie
designs. Now known as the Dana-
Thomas residence, it truly is and Illinois
State historical web site that has been
visited by way of hundreds of thousands. the lady
behind the venture, Susan
Lawrence, lived in the course of a interval in
history while girls have been discovering
their voices and carving out new
places in society. because the international
changed round her, she assumed
several names and performed many
roles. She entertained lavishly,
traveled the realm, championed
the rights of girls and African-
Americans, shared her time and
money, and led seekers of non secular
truths. With over 50 photographs, this
book captures Susan Lawrence’s
complex and autonomous way of life
that matched the house Frank
Lloyd Wright designed for her—
unconventional and dramatic.

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Download e-book for kindle: Nellie Remembered by Irene Rose Light

By Irene Rose Light

ISBN-10: 1465357106

ISBN-13: 9781465357106

"I was once born on may perhaps 24, 1939 in Makati, Philippines and named Irene Rose, the 5th baby of Newton and Nellie gentle and raised in Virginia and California. I accomplished years university in Compton, California, intending to turn into a type Illustrator/ fashion designer. as an alternative, i began operating as a Clerk /Secretary within the clinical box. My final organisation as a manager was once with a division of safeguard Contractor dependent in la. I Retired in March 2006.

For years after leaving the nest, I visited my mom and dad on a regular basis. Their domestic was once the place all relations and buddies accrued for Sunday dinners, vital celebrations and vacation trips. After my retirement, my mom handed manner might third, a similar yr because of her declining overall healthiness and age. Our family members discovered closure as months handed, sharing many stories approximately her. After the 1st anniversary of her demise, I advised my siblings i wished to inform Mama’s tale. Her tricky younger lifestyles and marriage, surviving international battle II, a sour divorce and deep situation in regards to the welfare of her first seven young ones. ultimately, she had a significant lifestyles with Peter in California and having 4 extra teenagers.

Nellie, a spouse, mom and grandmother, exercised her correct to be, for the entire days of her lifestyles.

May I say, with the little event i've got in artistic writing, less authorship, in 2007, i began outlining bits and items at the computer and this yr, I accomplished Mama’s biography. i am hoping my siblings and different family members will take pleasure in it and make amends for a few kinfolk background. different readers who end the e-book could be encouraged to write a tale approximately anyone distinctive they wish remembered.

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Download e-book for iPad: Bird's Milk by Jana Bakunina

By Jana Bakunina

ISBN-10: 1788038878

ISBN-13: 9781788038874

In Bird’s Milk, Jana Bakunina tells the tale of her youth within the Soviet Union from the early days of perestroika to the cave in of the USSR, delivering a distinct perception into the lives of standard Russians. Bird’s Milk finds a interval of turbulent political and monetary alterations but additionally a heart-warming global of blini and pelmeni, weekends spent on the relations dacha and summer time camps at the Black Sea.

With her history in economics and finance, Jana Bakunina has a lot to assert concerning the present weather in Russia, yet she additionally tells a private tale, that includes Bulgakov and Tolstoy, her grandmother’s cooking and the Russian rock scene. Her formative years used to be in lots of methods conventional, yet with Gorbachev’s reforms and the next fall of the Soviet Union, new horizons opened up.

Bird's Milk is a story of turning out to be up, suffering to belong and make experience of what it potential to like one’s state, when being whatever of an intruder either at domestic and abroad.

"Bird’s Milk is an excellent evocation of a standard Russian youth in a city in the midst of the rustic – after which the non-public trip that grew to become a Russian right into a westerner. Jana Bakunina knows each side of what has been known as the “new chilly War”. this can be a memoir that is helping light up today’s world." Simon Kuper

"In the previous couple of many years, thousands of Russians left their fatherland for brand new lives within the West. all over, they confronted the problem of creating experience in their previous and adapting to a brand new lifestyle. In her soaking up and particular memoir, Jana Bakunina describes her trip from Soviet period Sverdlovsk, the proficient baby of an highbrow family members, to Oxford and the area of excessive finance in London. within the strategy, she displays correctly at the everlasting difficulties of id and values, talking not only for herself yet via her reviews for a complete generation.” David Satter

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Download e-book for iPad: Wanda Landowska - Manuel de Falla : Correspondance by Loes Dommering-van Rongen

By Loes Dommering-van Rongen

ISBN-10: 1530598184

ISBN-13: 9781530598182

Dans Wanda Landowska - Manuel de Falla : Correspondance (1922-1931) je présente l. a. correspondance, rédigée et annotée par mes soins, entretenue entre le compositeur espagnol Manuel de Falla et l. a. claveciniste franco-polonaise Wanda Landowska. Ils s'étaient déjà rencontrés à Paris où Falla séjourna de 1907 à 1914 et où Landowska résidait depuis 1900. los angeles correspondance - conduit en français - débuta en 1922, à l'époque où l. a. célèbre claveciniste était en tournée en Espagne. L'opéra El retablo de maese Pedro de Manuel de Falla était un sujet récurrent de leurs premières années de correspondance. Landowska joua los angeles partie de clavecin lors de l. a. création de cet opéra à Paris en mai 1923, après quoi elle commença sa première tournée aux États-Unis. Le Concerto (pour clavecin et orchestre de chambre, 1926) que devait composer Falla pour elle était un autre thème récurrent. los angeles création de cette œuvre ayant été décevante, les deux épistoliers prirent leurs distances et l. a. fréquence de leur correspondance diminua rapidement. Le touch ne fut pas rompu pour autant, même si des propos très durs furent probablement échangés à l'occasion d'une rencontre à Paris en juin 1927. Les dernières lettres qu'ils échangèrent révèlent que Landowska joua encore à quelques reprises le Concerto. Elle rendit probablement une dernière fois visite à Falla dans son hôtel à Paris en 1931.

En tant que femme juive, d'origine polonaise mais détentrice d'un passeport français depuis 1938, Wanda Landowska se vit contrainte de quitter Saint-Leu-la-Forêt en juin 1940. Tous ses biens furent ensuite confisqués par les Allemands et envoyées à Berlin, où l'Amt Musik (Office Musique) procéda à une sélection et à un inventaire. Après l'évacuation de l'Amt Musik en 1943, les tools de musique et l. a. plupart des livres furent transférés à Leipzig. Lors du bombardement de Leipzig los angeles bibliothèque musicale trouva safe haven au château de Langenau à Hirschberg (Haute-Silésie). Une partie des records pillés, dont les lettres de Manuel de Falla, fut conservée dans l'abbaye de Banz (Haute-Franconie).

Après los angeles guerre, Landowska apprit de son élève Putnam Aldrich, qui avait rendu visite au frère de Falla, German, à Madrid, qu'une partie de los angeles correspondance (notamment ses lettres à Falla) avait été préservée. Cette nouvelle l'émut profondément automobile toutes les lettres reçues de Falla avaient disparu. Dix lettres de Manuel de Falla à Wanda Landowska ont finalement été retrouvées. Trois ont été remises vers 1982. Le lieu où ils ont été retrouvées demeure inconnu. Sept lettres conservées en Allemagne par une famille de Nuremberg ont pu être remises entre 1993 et 2001. Étant donné que seules dix lettres de Falla à Landowska ont survécu à los angeles guerre, l. a. correspondance a dû en partie être reconstituée à partir des brouillons rédigés à los angeles major par Falla.
La correspondance permet de bien montrer los angeles relation amicale et artistique qui unissait ces deux musiciens. Étroitement liée à celle de sa fille, los angeles correspondance avec Eva Landowska, mère de Wanda, a quant à elle été incluse. Des liens chaleureux s'étaient rapidement noués à l'époque de l. a. création d'El retablo de maese Pedro entre Manuel de Falla et Eva, qui joua le rôle d'intermédiaire pendant les tournées de sa fille. Les paroles réconfortantes de Falla à l'adresse de Wanda après le décès inopiné d'Eva reflètent l. a. profonde affection qui les unissait.

Falla souffrait à l'époque d'une mauvaise santé et son état allait se dégrader les années suivantes. Les issues politiques qui allaient conduire l'Espagne à los angeles guerre civile en 1936 influencèrent également sa scenario. Landowska était retenue par son École de los angeles Musique Ancienne à Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, près de Paris. Tous deux quittèrent leur can pay : Falla s'exila en 1939 en Argentine, Landowska en 1941 aux États-Unis. Lui mourut en 1946, elle en 1959.

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New PDF release: Witches, Wenches & Wild Women of Rhode Island (Wicked)

By M.E. Reilly-McGreen

ISBN-10: 1540224147

ISBN-13: 9781540224149

ISBN-10: 1596299371

ISBN-13: 9781596299375

event the historical past of Rhode Island and know about the sea State's such a lot interesting and wild ladies. learn of Mercy Brown, a nineteen-year-old intake sufferer who used to be regarded as a vampire and whose physique was once exhumed and stumbled on with blood within the center. there has been Goody Seager, accused of infesting her neighbor's cheese with maggots by utilizing witchcraft, and Tall "Dutch" Kattern of Block Island, an opium-eating fortuneteller whose curse, legend says, set a boat aflame after its group forged her ashore. listen of the revolutionaries, like Julia Ward Howe, who invented Mother's Day and wrote the phrases to "The conflict Hymn of the Republic," and spiritual reformer Anne Hutchinson, acknowledged to be the muse for Hawthorne's heroine within the Scarlet Letter, in those exciting stories from writer M.E. Reilly-McGreen.

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Get Phenomenally Me: My Sweet 2016 PDF

By Niedria Kenny

ISBN-10: 1523322829

ISBN-13: 9781523322824

My candy 2016 signify a ‘GRAND ENTRANCE’, to a fit and wealthy starting, which make the entire years sooner than 2016, the ‘time spent getting well’, as a seed, (learning) whereas incubating (as a child might) until eventually fit sufficient to go away the incubator.

It’s celebrating the issues that occurred whereas within the cocoon.Sometimes we get a bit sooner than ourselves or ahead of our time and simply as whilst child is born too early and has to stay within the incubator, so can we sometimes.

"We danced at midnight and we have been pleased with that simply because that is the place i discovered her. It did not topic that the lighting fixtures have been off round me as the spark of her eyes have been sufficient to lead me to her. i am speaking approximately if you happen to glance inside of your self, and notice the soul of your real identity.”- Niedria D. Kenny~ Phenomenally Me; My candy 2016

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