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U.S. Women's History: Untangling the Threads of Sisterhood

by Rebecca Tuuri Nancy A. Hewitt Leslie Brown Kirsten Delegard Jen Manion Jacqueline Castledine Deborah Gray White Danielle Phillips Danielle L. Mcguire Christina Greene Ariella Rotramel Anne Valk Andrea Estepa

In the 1970s, feminist slogans proclaimed "Sisterhood is powerful," and women's historians searched through the historical archives to recover stories of solidarity and sisterhood. However, as feminist scholars have started taking a more intersectional approach--acknowledging that no woman is simply defined by her gender and that affiliations like race, class, and sexual identity are often equally powerful--women's historians have begun to offer more varied and nuanced narratives. The ten original essays in U.S. Women's History represent a cross-section of current research in the field. Including work from both emerging and established scholars, this collection employs innovative approaches to study both the causes that have united American women and the conflicts that have divided them. Some essays uncover little-known aspects of women's history, while others offer a fresh take on familiar events and figures, from Rosa Parks to Take Back the Night marches. Spanning the antebellum era to the present day, these essays vividly convey the long histories and ongoing relevance of topics ranging from women's immigration to incarceration, from acts of cross-dressing to the activism of feminist mothers. This volume thus not only untangles the threads of the sisterhood mythos, it weaves them into a multi-textured and multi-hued tapestry that reflects the breadth and diversity of U.S. women's history.

La Cucina Siciliana di Gangivecchio/Gangivecchio's Sicilian Kitchen: Recipes from Gangivecchio's Sicilian Kitchen

by Wanda Tornabene

Tucked away on a remote Sicilian mountainside is Gangivecchio--once a Roman outpost, then a fourteenth-century Benedictine abbey, now a world-class restaurant and inn.Poached Lemon-flavored Ricotta Gnocchi with Sage Butter. Arancine (the sublime rice croquettes of Sicily) Stuffed with Bechamel, Ham, and Mozzarella. Veal and Pumpkin stew. Sofficini (elegant little pastries, filled with warm lemon cream, that defy description.) These are just a few of the spectacular dishes prepared at Gangivecchio for anyone lucky enough to dine at this magical spot, with its roaring fireplace, blossoming orchards, roaming animals, and acres of wild poppies. For anyone not able to make this incredible journey, Wanda and Giovanna now have prepared La Cucina Siciliana di Gangivecchio, the ultimate country cookbook, with recipes culled from generations, handed down as part of the extraordinary and charming history of the family, the town, and the island of Sicily itself.From the Hardcover edition.

Sicilian Home Cooking: Family Recipes from Gangivecchio

by Wanda Tornabene Michele Evans Giovanna Tornabene

"To know and be close to your family, nothing is more important than dining together at home, as often as possible, on delicious home cooking. Salute!"--Wanda Tornabene, from the IntroductionFour years after winning the 1997 James Beard Award for Best Italian Cookbook, Wanda Tornabene and her daughter, Giovanna, return with a glorious second helping of homestyle recipes. Sicilian Home Cooking offers more charming stories and rustic, delicious dishes from the kitchen of Gangivecchio, the Tornabenes magnificent thirteenth-century abbey in Sicily's Madonie Mountains.As in the award-winning La Cucina Siciliana di Gangivecchio, here you'll find a wonderful array of simple, mouthwatering recipes for antipasti, soups, pasta, rice, meat, fish, vegetables, salads, and desserts including easy and delicious variations on bruschetta, the hearty Fagioli e Festoncini di Nonna Elena (Granny Elena's Bean and Pasta Soup), enticing entrees like Cotolette di Vitello di Wanda (Wanda's Veal Cutlets) and Gamberi in Crosta alla Gangivecchio (Gangivecchio's Shrimp en Croute), and sublime desserts like Cartocci (Fried Pastry Coils with Ricotta Cream) and Gelo di Caffe (Coffee Gelatine). Sicilian Home Cooking also offers some tempting new sections. Egg Dishes showcases this essential ingredient in beautiful frittatas. Pizza and Focaccia is a salute to these most Italian of breads, adorned with fresh toppings. The section on couscous teaches the traditional method for this Arab speciality, which Sicilians have adopted as their own. Wines and Liqueurs gives recipes for homemade, refreshing libations, including the Italian favorite, Limoncello.The homestyle recipes are nothing short of fantastic; but what makes this book even more special is that Wanda and Giovanna welcome you not only into their kitchen but also into their lives at Gangivecchio. In stories rich with the fragrant atmosphere of the gorgeous Sicilian countryside, they share memories of the annual grape harvest, a special Christmas snowstorm, and an illicit childhood trip on a commercial fishing boat. They describe favorite local restaurants and dishes from the past and the present. And they tell funny and touching stories of relatives, friends, and pets; both old and new.Sicilian Home Cooking is a cookbook and much more; a true slice of Sicilian life.

Nachos & Hash

by Brandon Witt

A Mary's Boys NovellaDarwin Michaels is living his dreams in the Mile High City. While Denver offers the perfect job, scrumptious dining, and whirlwind dating options, Darwin is losing hope he’ll find the right man to spark his interest for more than a one-night stand—until he sets eyes on Cody Russell. Cody has just accomplished his life’s goal—get the hell out of Kansas. In one fell swoop, he lands a job at Hamburger Mary’s and gets a newfound family and the chance to be with other gay people! All that’s missing is someone special. But when Darwin shows his interest, Cody is sure it’s too good to be true. After all, what can Darwin possibly see in the high school dropout serving him nachos? As Darwin falls in love, Cody struggles to realize his worth. When his past threatens the fragile life he is building, Cody spirals into a moment of dark desperation. But Darwin is determined to show Cody that love and family and home are there for him… will Cody accept what is offered?

Broadway Babe

by J. C. Long

Tate O’Connor has worked hard to realize his dream of dancing on Broadway, and it’s about to pay off with a premier in his first show. He doesn’t expect the distraction of sharing the stage with his celebrity crush: Broadway superstar Mike Chang. Drama ensues both onstage and off as Tate and Mike work closely and realize there could be something between them. However, there are those who don’t think an up-and-coming dancer is good enough for someone with Mike’s talent and fame, and rumors and misunderstandings might lead to broken hearts if Tate and Mike can’t work through their confusion and insecurity.

Just Like Cats and Dogs

by Ba Tortuga

2nd EditionA Sanctuary NovelCan cats and dogs ever get along, let alone fall in love? Sam knows you can never go home again. As an orphaned feline shifter raised by wolves, being an outcast is nothing new to him. But the pack is still his family, and when one of them passes away, Sam returns to the New Mexico desert to say good-bye. Gus is a loner who rarely returns to his pack, but as fate would have it, Sam is there when he chooses to visit. The history between Gus and Sam is tumultuous, to say the least, but when Gus gets an eyeful of the grown-up and gorgeous version of his childhood bully, he can’t control his reaction. And he isn’t alone. The attraction is powerful, but so are their differences. And with trouble brewing in the pack and danger surrounding them, Sam and Gus might not have the opportunity to seek common ground. This action-packed shifter novel is the ultimate opposites attract and enemies-to-lovers romance, and it includes a bonus novella, In the Dog House.First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2011.

I Rode with Jeb Stuart: The Life and Campaigns of Major General J.E.B. Stuart

by H. B. Mcclelland Burke Davis

Major-General J.E.B. Stuart (1833-1864) was one of the Confederacy’s greatest horsemen, soldiers, and heroes. As early as First Manassas (Bull Run) he contributed significantly to the Confederate victory, he subsequently displayed his daring and brilliance in the battles of Second Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Brandy Station—the most significant cavalry battle of the war, and Stuart’s finest moment. General Lee depended on Stuart for knowledge of the enemy for, as he said, Stuart never brought him a piece of false information. But Stuart was mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern in May, 1864. Not since the death of Stonewall Jackson had the South sustained so great a personal loss, his rollicking, infectious gaiety and hard fighting were sorely missed in the grim last days of Lee’s army.By all accounts, I Rode with Jeb Stuart is the most reliable and persuasive portrait of Stuart offered by a contemporary, and is indispensable for any thorough knowledge of the great Confederate cavalryman.“This book, which is both biography and memoir, is the richest source on the Civil War career of the plumed knight of the Army of Northern Virginia, Major-General James Ewell Brown Stuart. Though it has been out of print for generations, it is still read, and has fairly won its way onto the shelf of ‘classics’ of the war....It is by all odds the most reliable account of Stuart and his horsemen left by Stuart’s intimates....A reader who rides with Stuart through the Gettysburg campaign, until the Confederate infantry is safely south of the swollen Potomac, is not likely to forget the experience. In the light of McClellan’s narrative the ancient, wearying Confederate controversies over Gettysburg seem to lose a great deal of their importance.”—Burke Davis, Introduction, I Rode with Jeb Stuart

The Greeks in Bactria and India [Second Edition]

by Sir W. W. Tarn

Written by a highly regarded scholar in the field, this book represents the first published study on the Greek kingdoms of Bactria and India that treats them as Hellenistic states. Referring to classical Western and Indian sources, as well as numismatics, the author gives a multi-faceted account of their dynastic rule and conquest.The book begins with an overview of the Seleucid settlement, providing a background to the relations between Greeks and Asiatics after the death of Alexander the Great. Covering the period from 206 to 145 BCE, the book analyses the reigns of Euthydemus I, Demetrius I and Menander I, and explains how they accomplished Alexander’s dream of co-operation instead of domination in the eastern provinces.Tarn’s work examines this little-discussed topic, and presents it to the reader in a clear and accessible style, making this a great scholarly contribution that remains unsurpassed in breadth and depth.The second edition, originally published in 1951, includes an Addendum explaining the further discoveries since the work was first published in 1938.

Twelve Months with the Bashi-Bazouks

by Edward Money

A fascinating account of the Crimean War by a British officer who served with the Bashi-Bazouks during the Crimean War.

My Army Life

by Lieut.-Gen. The Earl of Dundonald

This fascinating autobiography charts the military career of Lieut.-Gen. The Earl of Dundonald, a Victorian general of much renown as he himself writes:“The MS. of these pages was written at various periods. It describes many matters in connection with my life in the Army from Cornet of Horse to Lieutenant-General, including my experiences in the Soudan War for the relief of Khartoum, and the South African War. It also contains a description of service in Canada, where as General Officer Commanding I was engaged in reorganizing the Militia; and it concludes with an account of experiment, observation and development in the utilization of smoke screens during the Great War 1914-1918.”

The Crimean Expedition, to the Capture Of Sebastopol Vol. I: Chronicles of the War in the East, from its Commencement to the Signing of the Treaty of Peace, Vol. I

by Baron César de Bazancourt

This important historical account is the first in a series of two volumes, first published in 1856—the same year as the original French edition.The author, Baron de Bazancourt, was appointed official historiographer by Napoleon III, and charged with the responsibility of producing a history of the French part in the war in the Crimea. On arriving there in January 1855, he was warmly welcomed by the principal officers of the Army and, in writing his two volumes, he has drawn from “these living sources, the valuable and authentic documents which have guided [him] through the labyrinth of this complicated work.” Bazancourt was privy to the original journals of the various Divisions, as well as those of all the military operations of the campaign and the siege:“It is upon the very spot where the greater part of these events had passed, that those who had directed them have recounted to me their most striking episodes. I inquired,—I listened,—and I wrote. Not a day passed, but had its labour and its allotted task.”An invaluable addition to every personal, professional or educational British Military History library.

The Crimean Expedition, to the Capture Of Sebastopol Vol. II: Chronicles of the War in the East, from its Commencement to the Signing of the Treaty of Peace, Vol. II

by Baron César de Bazancourt

This important historical account is the first in a series of two volumes, first published in 1856—the same year as the original French edition.The author, Baron de Bazancourt, was appointed official historiographer by Napoleon III, and charged with the responsibility of producing a history of the French part in the war in the Crimea. On arriving there in January 1855, he was warmly welcomed by the principal officers of the Army and, in writing his two volumes, he has drawn from “these living sources, the valuable and authentic documents which have guided [him] through the labyrinth of this complicated work.” Bazancourt was privy to the original journals of the various Divisions, as well as those of all the military operations of the campaign and the siege:“It is upon the very spot where the greater part of these events had passed, that those who had directed them have recounted to me their most striking episodes. I inquired,—I listened,—and I wrote. Not a day passed, but had its labour and its allotted task.”An invaluable addition to every personal, professional or educational British Military History library.

The Invasion of the Crimea: Vol. III [Sixth Edition]: Its Origin, and an Account of its Progress Down to the Death of Lord Raglan

by Alexander W. Kinglake

This is the sixth edition of the third volume in a series of nine that was originally published in 1877, and which together provide a thoroughly comprehensive operational history of the Crimean War to June 1855, including all the early battles and the first attack on the Redan.Alexander William Kinglake (1809-1891) visited the Crimea in 1854 as a civilian and was present at the battle of the Alma (20 Sep 1854). The British Commander-in-Charge, Lord Raglan, suggested to Kinglake that he write a history of the Crimean War and made available all his private papers. The result is this monumental and elaborate piece of work, which tells the story of the war from its very origins right through to the death of Raglan on 28 June 1855, at which point the conflict still had another eight months to run until its conclusion at the Treaty of Paris on 28 February 1856…This THIRD volume takes a detailed look at the ORIGIN OF THE WAR OF 1853 BETWEEN THE CZAR AND THE SULTAN.Richly illustrated throughout with useful maps and diagrams.

The Invasion of the Crimea: Vol. IX [Sixth Edition]: Its Origin, and an Account of its Progress Down to the Death of Lord Raglan

by Alexander W. Kinglake

This is the sixth edition of the final volume in a series of nine that was originally published in 1877, and which together provide a thoroughly comprehensive operational history of the Crimean War to June 1855, including all the early battles and the first attack on the Redan.Alexander William Kinglake (1809-1891) visited the Crimea in 1854 as a civilian and was present at the battle of the Alma (20 Sep 1854). The British Commander-in-Charge, Lord Raglan, suggested to Kinglake that he write a history of the Crimean War and made available all his private papers. The result is this monumental and elaborate piece of work, which tells the story of the war from its very origins right through to the death of Raglan on 28 June 1855, at which point the conflict still had another eight months to run until its conclusion at the Treaty of Paris on 28 February 1856…This NINTH volume describes in detail THE DEATH OF LORD RAGLAN.Richly illustrated throughout with useful maps and diagrams.

The Invasion of the Crimea: Vol. V [Sixth Edition]: Its Origin, and an Account of its Progress Down to the Death of Lord Raglan

by Alexander W. Kinglake

This is the sixth edition of the fifth volume in a series of nine that was originally published in 1877, and which together provide a thoroughly comprehensive operational history of the Crimean War to June 1855, including all the early battles and the first attack on the Redan.Alexander William Kinglake (1809-1891) visited the Crimea in 1854 as a civilian and was present at the battle of the Alma (20 Sep 1854). The British Commander-in-Charge, Lord Raglan, suggested to Kinglake that he write a history of the Crimean War and made available all his private papers. The result is this monumental and elaborate piece of work, which tells the story of the war from its very origins right through to the death of Raglan on 28 June 1855, at which point the conflict still had another eight months to run until its conclusion at the Treaty of Paris on 28 February 1856…This FIFTH volume takes a detailed look at THE BATTLE OF BALACLAVA.Richly illustrated throughout with useful maps and diagrams.

The Invasion of the Crimea: Vol. VI [Sixth Edition]: Its Origin, and an Account of its Progress Down to the Death of Lord Raglan

by Alexander W. Kinglake

This is the sixth edition of the sixth volume in a series of nine that was originally published in 1877, and which together provide a thoroughly comprehensive operational history of the Crimean War to June 1855, including all the early battles and the first attack on the Redan.<P><P> Alexander William Kinglake (1809-1891) visited the Crimea in 1854 as a civilian and was present at the battle of the Alma (20 Sep 1854). The British Commander-in-Charge, Lord Raglan, suggested to Kinglake that he write a history of the Crimean War and made available all his private papers. The result is this monumental and elaborate piece of work, which tells the story of the war from its very origins right through to the death of Raglan on 28 June 1855, at which point the conflict still had another eight months to run until its conclusion at the Treaty of Paris on 28 February 1856…<P> This SIXTH volume takes a detailed look at THE BATTLE OF INKERMAN.

The Invasion of the Crimea: Vol. VIII [Sixth Edition]: Its Origin, and an Account of its Progress Down to the Death of Lord Raglan

by Alexander W. Kinglake

This is the sixth edition of the eighth volume in a series of nine that was originally published in 1877, and which together provide a thoroughly comprehensive operational history of the Crimean War to June 1855, including all the early battles and the first attack on the Redan.<P><P> Alexander William Kinglake (1809-1891) visited the Crimea in 1854 as a civilian and was present at the battle of the Alma (20 Sep 1854). The British Commander-in-Charge, Lord Raglan, suggested to Kinglake that he write a history of the Crimean War and made available all his private papers. The result is this monumental and elaborate piece of work, which tells the story of the war from its very origins right through to the death of Raglan on 28 June 1855, at which point the conflict still had another eight months to run until its conclusion at the Treaty of Paris on 28 February 1856…<P> This EIGHTH volume takes a detailed look at THE MORROW OF INKERMAN and THE FALL OF CANROBERT.

The Capitalist Manifesto

by Mortimer J. Adler Louis O. Kelso

In 1956, a U.S. lawyer-economist, Louis O. Kelso, created the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) to enable the employees of a closely held newspaper chain to buy out its retiring owners. Two years later, Kelso and his co-author, the philosopher Mortimer J. Adler, explained the macro-economic theory on which the ESOP is based in this best-selling book, The Capitalist Manifesto.“When you read this book, you must be prepared for a shock—particularly if you are among the millions of Americans who feel complacent about the material well-being that now prevails in this country. THE CAPITALIST MANIFESTO will compel you to examine, reconsider and question many dangerous economic factors and political tendencies you have accepted as inevitable—and will show you how you can do something about them.“THE CAPITALIST MANIFESTO sets the alarm for all American citizens—not simply one group or class. It is for stockholders, workers, labor leaders, corporation executives, investment bankers, taxpayers, small businessmen and industrialists, statesmen, legislators, judges and educators. Its purpose is to arouse us to the real and present dangers we now face, from inflation and from the progressive socialization of our economy. What is the difference between a well-heeled existence in a welfare state and the good life in a free society? THE CAPITALIST MANIFESTO will tell you what that difference is, and why you must be a man of property in order to be a free man. It will explain the meaning of your ever-expanding opportunities for leisure. It will tell you that the goal of an industrial society should not be full employment in the production of wealth, but full enjoyment of the wealth produced. It will tell you how you, as an individual, can best use wealth to further the happiness and well-being of yourself and your fellow men.”“A revolutionary force in human affairs offering still unplumbed promise for the future….”—Time Magazine

French Revolutionary Generals

by Maj. Arthur Griffiths

In this volume noted military writer Major Arthur Griffiths chronicles the battles fought by the leaders of the French Revolutionary Armies from 1793 to 1799. Rallying to the cry of ‘La Patrie en danger’ these armies were characterised by their revolutionary fervour, their poor equipment and their great numbers. Their leaders such as Dumouriez, Hoche, Marceau and Jourdan brought much needed military experience and leadership to the disparate French forces. Although they experienced early disastrous defeats, the revolutionary armies successfully expelled foreign forces from French soil and then overran many neighboring countries cementing the budding French Republic’s claim to self-determination.

Mrs Miniver

by Jan Struther

“I can think of a hundred ways already in which the war has “brought us to our senses.” But it oughtn’t to need a war to make a nation paint its kerbstones white, carry rear-lamps on its bicycles, and give all its slum children a holiday in the country.” That’s just one sample of Mrs. Miniver’s homespun philosophy.Meet Mrs. Miniver. She is the universal, heart-warming symbol of the endurable and pleasant sides of existence. Against the shadow of the present she holds up to view the everyday domesticities, the comings and goings of family life, and finds them good.Mrs. Miniver at tea, Mrs. Miniver trying to discover what the windshield wiper is really saying, Mrs. Miniver and her three unpredictable children and her altogether too-predictable husband, Mrs. Miniver and the woman who said she could only accept the Really Nice Children as évacués—the writing and characters in these thumbnail sketches are disarmingly simple and recognizable, and yet, by the author’s gift of intense observation, the ordinary becomes extraordinary and important.

An Historical Sketch of the Campaign of 1815: Illustrated by Plans of the Operations and of the Battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny, and Waterloo [Second Edition]

by Lt.-Col. Robert Batty

In this volume Lt.-Col. Batty recounts his memories of the Waterloo campaign in 1815 which he witnessed firsthand. As an officer on the staff he was ideally placed to write on the subject and added a great deal from enquiries that he made of other officers that he was acquainted with.Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Batty (5 August 1789 - 20 November 1848) was an English army officer and artist.He was born in 1789, the son of Dr. Batty of Hastings and started to study medicine at Caius College, Cambridge, being awarded an M.B. in 1813. He left his studies to join the Grenadier Guards (then the 1st Foot Guards), with whom he served in the campaign of the Western Pyrenees and at Waterloo, where he was wounded and wrote an account of the Battle of Waterloo in a series of letters.

Life of Field-Marshal His Grace the Duke of Wellington Vol. I

by W. H. Maxwell

Originally published in 1839, this is the FIRST volume in a series of three published between 1839-1841, which together form an impressive biography of Field-Marshall Arthur Wellington, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain whose defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 put him in the top rank of Britain’s military heroes. Written when witnesses of the Iron Duke’s exploits were still alive, Maxwell used much firsthand information was available from serving a discharged military personnel to enrich the narrative.In this volume the future Duke’s career is taken up to his arrival to take command in the Peninsula for the second time after Moore’s disastrous retreat in 1809.Richly illustrated throughout with steel and wood engravings.

Life of Field-Marshal His Grace the Duke of Wellington Vol. II

by W. H. Maxwell

Originally published in 1840, this is the SECOND volume in a series of three published between 1839-1841, which together form an impressive biography of Field-Marshall Arthur Wellington, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain whose defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 put him in the top rank of Britain’s military heroes. Written when witnesses of the Iron Duke’s exploits were still alive, Maxwell used much firsthand information was available from serving a discharged military personnel to enrich the narrative.In this volume the Duke’s career is recounted up to his huge success at the battle of Salamanca in 1812.Richly illustrated throughout with steel and wood engravings.

Life of Field-Marshal His Grace the Duke of Wellington Vol. III

by W. H. Maxwell

Originally published in 1841, this is the THIRD volume in a series of three published between 1839-1841, which together form an impressive biography of Field-Marshall Arthur Wellington, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain whose defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 put him in the top rank of Britain’s military heroes. Written when witnesses of the Iron Duke’s exploits were still alive, Maxwell used much firsthand information was available from serving a discharged military personnel to enrich the narrative.In this volume the Duke’s career is recounted culminating in his victory on the field of Waterloo.Richly illustrated throughout with steel and wood engravings.

Talks of Napoleon at St. Helena with General Baron Gourgaud: Together with the Journal Kept by Gourgaud on their Journey from Waterloo to St. Helena

by Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer Baron Gaspard Gourgaud

First published in its English translation in 1903, this memoir is composed from private journal entries of Gaspard Gourgaud as a result of his conversations with Napoleon I of France between June 1815 and March 1818, during the latter’s exile on St. Helena. Additionally, journal entries made by Gourgaud on his voyage to St. Helena with Napoleon are included.“It is hoped that this record of what Napoleon said, taken down by one whose truthfulness Napoleon himself vouched for, may be found interesting by many who might have been wearied by reading the larger part of this record, although it was kept by a man who loved his master devotedly, and who had been attached to his personal service since 1812.”“The one capital and superior record of life at St. Helena is the private journal of General Gourgaud. It was written, in the main at least, for his own eye, without flattery or even prejudice. It is sometimes almost brutal in its realism. He alone of all the chroniclers strove to be accurate, and on the whole succeeded.”—Lord Roseberry, Napoleon: The Last Phase

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