Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and by Rachel Adams

By Rachel Adams

Rachel Adams’s lifestyles had consistently long gone in response to plan. She had an adoring husband, a gorgeous two-year-old son, a sunny long island condo, and a place as a tenured professor at Columbia collage. every thing replaced with the beginning of her moment baby, Henry. simply mins after he used to be born, medical professionals informed her that Henry had Down syndrome, and he or she knew that her lifestyles might by no means be the same.
 
during this sincere, self-critical, and unusually humorous ebook, Adams chronicles the 1st 3 years of Henry’s lifestyles and her personal transformative event of abruptly changing into the mum of a disabled baby. A hugely own tale of 1 family’s come across with incapacity, Raising Henry can also be an insightful exploration of today’s knotty terrain of social prejudice, incapacity coverage, genetics, prenatal trying out, clinical education, and inclusive schooling. Adams untangles the contradictions of dwelling in a society that's extra enlightened and supportive of individuals with disabilities than ever ahead of, but is racing to excellent prenatal checks to avoid kids like Henry from being born. Her booklet is gripping, superbly written, and approximately most unlikely to place down. as soon as learn, her family’s tale is very unlikely to forget.

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Fairy Tales Can Come True: How a Driven Woman Changed Her by Rikki Klieman, Peter Knobler

By Rikki Klieman, Peter Knobler

A warrior with a woman's center After forsaking her lifelong aim of turning into an actress, a tender Rikki Klieman approached a former professor for suggestion approximately her destiny. "How approximately that First modification course?" he requested her. "You did very well." "I enjoyed that direction. That was once my favourite path in college!" "Why do not you consider going to legislation school?" She had by no means given it a moment's notion. "Girls do not visit legislation school," she instructed him. "No, yet ladies do." From there, it was once a bit greater than a decade till a thirty-five-year-old Rikki used to be named one in every of America's most sensible 5 lady trial lawyers by means of Time journal for her paintings in felony safety, one of many hardest branches of legislation for a girl to go into. She defended consumers starting from accused drug smugglers to media moguls to well-meaning Christian Scientists Ginger and David Twitchell, whose ideals have been wear trial after the loss of life in their baby. She waged a warfare of nerves with Boston police and the FBI in the course of negotiations for the go back of fugitive sixties radical Katherine Ann energy. As Rikki moved from good fortune to good fortune, despite the fact that, the frenetic way of life of a safety legal professional started to harm her health and wellbeing and happiness. She suffered from exhaustion, continual again soreness, and failed marriages, yet thought of those afflictions to be a part of "the cost of the prize." After a number of a long time as a training lawyer, she joined court docket television, the place she won nationwide prominence overlaying the O.J. Simpson trial and she or he went directly to host court docket TV's day-by-day convey each side. Now, at midlife, this warrior with a woman's center has eventually completed, in her loving marriage to LAPD leader invoice Bratton, the stability many search yet few find. Her dramatic tale proves that fairy stories can come precise and that fab love and nice luck can cross hand in hand.

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A Widow's Tale: The 1884-1896 Diary of Helen Mar Kimball by Helen Mar Whitney, Charles M. Hatch, Todd M. Compton

By Helen Mar Whitney, Charles M. Hatch, Todd M. Compton

Quantity 6, existence Writings of Frontier ladies sequence, ed. Maureen Ursenbach Beecher Mormon tradition has produced in the course of its historical past an strange variety of traditionally important own writings. Few such diaries, journals, and memoirs released have supplied as wealthy and good rounded a window into their authors' lives and worlds because the diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney. since it presents an extraordinary account of the commonly skilled occasions and difficulties confronted through widows, her list has relevance a ways past Mormon historical past even though. As Helen Kimball were a polygamous spouse of Mormon founder Joseph Smith. She in this case married Horace Whitney. Her young ones integrated the famous Mormon writer, spiritual authority, and flesh presser Orson F. Whitney. She herself was once a number one girl in her church and society and a author recognized specifically for her protection of plural marriage. Upon Horace's loss of life, she started holding a diary. In it, she recorded her monetary, actual, and mental struggles to satisfy the demanding situations of widowhood. Her writing used to be introspective and revelatory. She additionally commented at the altering society round her, as Salt Lake urban within the final many years of the 19th century underwent fast transformation, modernizing and establishing up from its pioneer beginnings. She remained a well-connected member of an elite staff of prime Latter-day Saint ladies, and in demand Utah and Mormon historic figures look often in her day-by-day entries. especially, although, her diary is an strange checklist of problems confronted in lots of occasions and areas by way of girls, of all periods, whose husbands died and left them with no enough capability to hold at the forms of lives to which that they had been accustomed.

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The Beecher Sisters by Barbara A. White

By Barbara A. White

The Beecher sisters-Catharine, Harriet, and Isabella-were 3 of the main renowned girls in nineteenth-century the United States. Daughters of the well-known evangelist Lyman Beecher, they can no longer keep on with their father and 7 brothers into the ministry. still, they carved out pathbreaking careers for themselves. Catharine Beecher based the Hartford lady Seminary and committed her existence to bettering women's schooling. Harriet Beecher Stowe turned international recognized because the writer of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Isabella Beecher Hooker was once an outspoken suggest for women's rights. This engrossing publication is a joint biography of the sisters, whose lives spanned the whole process the 19th century. The lifetime of Isabella Beecher-who hasn't ever been the topic of a biography-is tested specifically element the following. Drawing on little used resources, Barbara White explores Isabella's political improvement and her interactions together with her sisters and with famous humans of the time-from Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Mark Twain.

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Women of Achievement: Written for the Fireside Schools, by Benjamin Griffith Brawley

By Benjamin Griffith Brawley

In contrast to another reproductions of vintage texts (1) we haven't used OCR(Optical personality Recognition), as this results in undesirable caliber books with brought typos. (2) In books the place there are photos reminiscent of pictures, maps, sketches and so on we have now endeavoured to maintain the standard of those photographs, in order that they characterize thoroughly the unique artefact. even if sometimes there's sure imperfections with those outdated texts, we consider they need to be made on hand for destiny generations to take pleasure in. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Across Three Continents: Reflections on Immigration, by Katerina Bodovski

By Katerina Bodovski

Born in Soviet Moscow, Katerina Bodovski used to be twelve years previous while Mikhail Gorbachev got here to energy, coming of age because the «perestroika» and «glasnost» circulate won complete velocity. She could later arrive in Israel in the course of the height of the peace method within which time major Minister Rabin used to be assassinated. Her ultimate circulation to the United States, months after the disillusioned of 11th of September, might additionally without delay and ultimately form the best way her own trip unfolded.
the original function of this paintings lies within the mixture of autobiographical narrative and sociological research. via personalizing debts of immigration, schooling, and family members alterations, this publication discusses the author’s firsthand reports in Soviet Russia, Israel, and the us. The ebook speaks to students of schooling by means of supplying examples and styles in academic platforms of the Soviet Union, Israel, and the us. past academia, the publication will resonate with immigrants who've skilled transitions among lands and languages. moreover, Dr. Bodovski makes use of her girl standpoint to light up varied points of relatives lifestyles, immigration procedures, and, eventually, her stories in usa academia as a doctoral pupil and a professor.
Across 3 Continents: Reflections on Immigration, schooling, and private Survival could be of particular curiosity to ladies, in particular younger ladies, who're attempting to work out the interaction among their relatives existence and what's attainable for them to aspire for and to accomplish. this article is perfect for classes enthusiastic about comparative schooling, women’s stories, Jewish reviews, sociology of schooling, formative years, and immigration

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The Intimate Empire: Reading Women's Autobiography by Gillian Whitlock

By Gillian Whitlock

Via contextualized readings, this paintings argues that autobiographic writing permits an intimate entry to tactics of colonization and decolonization, incorporation and resistance, and the formation and reformation of identities which happens in postcolonial house. The e-book explores the interconnections among race, gender, autobiography and colonialism and makes use of a style of studying which appears to be like for connections among very varied autobiographical writings to pursue buildings of blackness and whiteness, femininity and masculinity, and nationality. not like past experiences of autobiography which specialise in a constrained Euro American canon, the booklet brings jointly modern and 19th-century women's autobiographies and shuttle writing from Canada, the Caribbean, Kenya, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. With emphasis at the reader of autobiography up to the topic, it argues that colonization and resistance are deeply embedded in brooding about the self.>

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A to Z of Women in World History by Erika A. Kuhlman

By Erika A. Kuhlman

With the explosion of women's reports at each point of schooling, there's an expanding want for a accomplished source that recognizes their impressive contributions. A to Z of ladies in international background is a one-volume encyclopedic connection with these striking girls from around the world who've made their mark in each department of accomplishment. greater than 260 vigorous, specified, and engrossing entries are grouped via each one woman's declare to reputation. every one in-depth essay comprises assets for extra examining. 3 lists of entries - alphabetically through topic identify, chronologically, and geographically - make sure that details could be simply stumbled on. Profiles contain: Hypatia (ca. 370-415): Alexandrian mathematician and astronomer; Anna Comnena (1083-1148): Byzantine princess and historian; Peggy Guggenhelm (1898-1979): American philanthropist and paintings buyer; Ana Figueroa (1908-1970): Chilean feminist and educator; Sonja Henle (1912-1969): Norwegian Olympic gold medal skater; Zheng Xlaoying (1929-present): chinese language conductor; Oriana Fallaci (1930-present): Italian political journalist; Wangarl Muta Maathal (1940-present): Kenyan biologist and environmentalist.

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Signifying Bodies: Disability in Contemporary Life Writing by G. Thomas Couser

By G. Thomas Couser

"Thomas Couser's Signifying our bodies comes at a very important second whilst debates approximately health practitioner assisted suicide, genetic engineering, and neo-natal screening are elevating the query of what constitutes a 'life worthy residing' for individuals with disabilities. Couser's paintings engages those debates by means of exploring the broad variety of own narratives through or approximately people with disabilities. As Couser brilliantly demonstrates via synoptic readings, those works problem the 'preferred rhetorics' in which such narratives tend to be written (triumphalist, gothic, nostalgic) whereas making noticeable the variegated nature of embodied life."---Michael Davidson, college of California, San Diego"Signifying our bodies indicates us that existence writing approximately incapacity is . . . far and wide. . . . From obituary to documentary movie to ethnography to literary memoir to the legislation, the booklet casts a large web, detailing how quite a few written and filmed responses to incapacity either enact and withstand traditional narrative styles. [This] not just broadens our notion approximately the place to appear for all times writing, but in addition demonstrates how completely stereotypes approximately incapacity mediate our social and creative languages---even while an writer has (so-called) the simplest intentions."---Susannah B. Mintz, Skidmore CollegeMemoirs have loved nice reputation lately, experiencing major revenues, sought after studies, and numerous readerships. Signifying our bodies indicates that on the middle of the memoir phenomenon is our fascination with writing that makes a speciality of what it capability to reside in, or be, an anomalous body---in different phrases, what it capacity to be disabled. earlier literary debts of the disabled physique have usually portrayed it as a solid entity in all probability signifying ethical deviance or divine disfavor, yet modern writers with disabilities are defining themselves and depicting their our bodies in new methods. utilizing the insights of incapacity reports and resource fabric starting from the outdated and New Testaments to the works of authors like Lucy Grealy and Simi Linton and together with modern movies resembling Million greenback child, G. Thomas Couser sheds mild on a broader cultural phenomenon, exploring themes corresponding to the moral concerns curious about incapacity memoirs, the rhetorical styles they often hire, and the complicated courting among incapacity narrative and incapacity law.G. Thomas Couser is Professor of English at Hofstra college.

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The Eloquent Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Portrait in Her by Bill Adler

By Bill Adler

As her personal phrases turn out good, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis will be from time to time humorous, buoyant, candid, irreverent, and naturally poignant, too. This choice of rates stocks her innovations on marriage, kinfolk, political lifestyles and ambition, exposure, privateness, and extra as she confided them to intimate buddies, relatives, and interviewers alike. thoughts of her early life, her love for Jack, her youngsters and grandchildren, the Kennedys, her frequently misunderstood marriage to Aristotle Onassis, her years as a widow, and her later companionship with Maurice Tempelsman are all represented the following, as are a few quite impressive correspondences with the Johnsons, the Nixons, and the Khrushchevs. A sampling of her wit and knowledge: "I was once a tomboy. i made a decision to benefit to bop and that i grew to become feminine." "Well, i feel my largest fulfillment is that, after dealing with a slightly tough time, I give some thought to myself relatively sane." "When Harvard males say they've got graduated from Radcliffe, then we have made it." "If Jack proved to be the best president of the century and his kids became out badly, it'd be a tragedy." 40 years in the past, while the kingdom was once popping out from less than a interval of mourning, invoice Adler edited The Kennedy Wit and in so doing helped the area take into accout a guy and a president, not only a sorrowful occasion. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's dying, he has edited yet one more publication of rates celebrating lifestyles -- this time the lifetime of Jackie. The accompanying DVD documentary is taken into account by means of many to be the definitive movie biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and was once produced by way of CBS information Productions for humanities & leisure community.

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