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In 1920 the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granted nation-wide suffrage to women. Yet the issue of women voting had been raised seriously 72 years earlier at the first women's rights convention in New York. The rhetoric of newspapers provided the suffragists their principal means of communication. The eleven essays of this volume demonstrate how the suffrage press was able to educate an audience of women readers, create a sense of community among them, and help alter their self-image.
A lonely young woman works as an announcer in Paris's gare du Nord train station. Obsessed with a man attached to another woman, she wanders through the world of dinner parties, shopping excursions, and chance sexual encounters with a sense of haunting expectation. As something begins to happen between her and the man she loves, she finds herself at a crossroads, pitting her desire against her sanity. This smashing debut novel sparkles with mordant humor and sexy charm.
Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian poet (1941 - 9 August 2008), was a friend. I was on Gorée Island when I learned of his death during the course of an open-heart intervention in Houston, America. We had been together a few weeks earlier in Arles, the south of France. Even at noon the foyer of the hotel where we stayed was as if drained of light by dusk. He knew how serious his condition was - it was either the very risky operation or the possibility of dying at any moment from an exploding aorta - and with an ironic smile he speculated about his chances of survival. That night, as the sun was setting in a yellow flood over the ancient open air Roman theater and as birds began singing the accumulated sweetness of a summer's day, he publicly read one last time from his work. The poems were shot through by an ongoing conversation with death. Immediately after his passing, I started writing the above series as fragments of a continuing dialogue. In West Africa it was then the onset of the rainy season moving north, the 'petit hivernage,' when black-blue clouds would skitter and close the skies. . . .The journey continues and the conversation will carry on, in the attempt to look for Mahmoud Darwish among the words.Breyten BreytenbachNew York, December 2008
Go from "You've got a great voice!" to "You're hired!"In Voiceovers, a veteran voice-over actor, writer, producer, and voice-over teacher provides the inside scoop on the industry and gives all the tools needed for personal training. This one-of-a-kind resource includes a CD featuring vocal exercises and exclusive interviews with voice-over actors. A treasure trove of exercises, games, and improv and acting techniques helps readers build their skills. Sample scripts from real ads provide practice, and interviews with agents, casting directors, and producers provide insights that will help new voice-over actors get started and get hired. Tips on making a demo, auditioning, getting an agent, interpreting copy, developing a personal marketing plan, and much more mean that soon that great voice will be bringing in income as well as compliments.* Includes a CD featuring exercises and interviews with voice-over actors* Comprehensive guide to getting into the lucrative voice-over business* Treasure trove of exercises, games, and improv techniques that build skills
Why is Chad so uneasy when his California family rents a town house in New York City? Once there he hears voices--late at night, after midnight in this strange house that's at least one hundred years old. Then he finds that his younger brother, Luke, hears them, too, and even their older sister Heidi's afraid to stay in the house alone. As Chad and Luke explore the house, they begin to slip in and out of their own time, back to the winter of 1888. Are the voices they hear crying out for help? Will Chad ignore the voices or plunge into the unknown danger of one handred years before?
Voices and Values is suitable for reading and/or writing classes, the book provides a series of forty lively and thought-provoking essays that will compel student attention.
In their Pennsylvania town in 1942, twelve-year-old Charlotte and her classmates collect scrap metal for the war effort only to have it disappear from the school basement.
FBI agent Genna Snow's successful career cannot fully erase the heartache of a shattered childhood. After breaking the silence surrounding the abusive acts of a summer camp counselor, young Genna was abandoned by her family even as justice was being served in the courtroom. Years later, Genna was forced to relive the pain of abandonment when the man she loved, special agent John Mancini, walked out of her life without explanation. Now, having returned from his own private hell, John is determined to win Genna back. Even as she struggles to keep their relationship strictly professional, Genna is selected for a special FBI team led by John, charged with tracking down the person behind a series of seemingly random abductions of young women across the country. But as a terrifying pattern begins to emerge, Genna faces the chilling realization that someone else from her past may be on the way back into her life -- and that she stands in danger of losing more than just her heart. Featuring two fascinating characters from her acclaimed bestseller Brown-Eyed Girl, Mariah Stewart delivers a page-turner of passion and suspense.
On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Although the Soviet government claims that only 31 people died as a result, the aftermath of the event is astounding. Over 485 villages are lost, and approximately 2.1 million people (including 700,000 children) live on contaminated land. There is no official record of how many thousands have died, but thousands of children have been born with catastrophic birth defects. Countless others suffer ongoing health problems resulting from their exposure to radiation.
The only book of its kind: a raw look at the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq, told entirely from the perspective of Iraqis.
This book traces the changes in the lives of these women from 1905 through 1995, offers a glimpse into another culture, which, at its most basic level, may not be so very different from our own.
From the untamed wilderness of ancient times to the concrete jungles of today, these sixteen excursions into nightmares will keep you awake long past the midnight hour--and praying for daylight. . . Beyond The Shadows. . . . . . they linger, showing themselves only to those brave enough to perceive them. . . willing to see beyond human existence and into the heart of darkness. Feel the racing pulse in the primal desire of werewolves. Embrace the aura of two gifted women as they unleash power beyond imagining. Savor the aroma of otherworldly flora planted in a unique patch of earth. They Walk The Night. . . . . . prepared to face terrors humans were never meant to confront. Chant with an African mystic as he protects his people from an entity of unbridled malice. Ride the dusty trails of the Old West in pursuit of monstrous legends. Sail on a ship of damned souls as it languishes in the depths of forbidden waters. Linda Addison L. A. Banks Anthony Beal Michael Boatman Maurice Broaddus Chesya BurkePatricia E. Canterbury Christopher Chambers Eric Jerome Dickey B. Gordon Doyle Tananarive Due Brian Egeston Rickey Windell GeorgeL. R. Giles Brandon Massey Lawana Holland-Moore Terence Taylor
Photographs, poems, and interviews with children reveal the hardships and hopes of Mexican American migrant farm workers and their families.
Ed Moloney's A Secret History of the IRA is the best-informed account yet written of the IRA's evolution from ruthless guerrilla army into governmental party. But reconciliation between political figures who until very recently wished each other dead or in jail has not been accompanied by very much truth-telling about the past. Men who have been to the White House and hob-nobbed with Tony Blair deny that they ever fired a shot in anger, or caused a bomb to be planted. Now, in a truly ground-breaking piece of historical evidence-gathering, two former paramilitary leaders - one republican, one loyalist - speak with unprecedented frankness about their role in some of the most appalling violence of the Troubles. Their openness results in a book of shocking and irresistible testimony, their voices set in the context of a narrative by Ed Moloney of their lives and of the society they grew up in.
During the Vietnam War the United States government waged a massive, secret air war in neighboring Laos. Two million tons of bombs were dropped on one million people. Fred Branfman, an educational advisor living in Laos at the time, interviewed over 1,000 Laotian survivors. Shocked by what he heard and saw, he urged them to record their experiences in essays, poems, and pictures. Voices from the Plain of Jarswas the result of that effort. When first published in 1972, this book was instrumental in exposing the bombing. In this expanded edition, Branfman follows the story forward in time, describing the hardships that Laotians faced after the war when they returned to find their farm fields littered with cluster munitions--explosives that continue to maim and kill today.
A collection of poems, each one focusing on an animal in the wild and the sense (sight, smell, touch, hearing, or taste) most important to its survival. For children.
Asking for the truth can be as painful as telling it. . . . Anselm Andros has clearly defined roles in his family and they are roles he plays very well--he is confidante to his mother, Maria. He is the confessor to his stepfather, Leo, a man haunted by the secrets of his past. And Anselm is also the patient, caring brother to his precocious sister, Jasmine. When the political landscape of Malonia starts to shift, this unassuming family begins to unravel. Even though they've spent the past fifteen years leading a quiet life, Maria and Leo's actions are forever linked to the turbulent history of Malonia and its parallel world, modern-day England. With so much uncertainty at home and in his world, it is more important than ever for Anselm to put all the pieces of the past together. He must listen to his own voice and acknowledge his fears and desires--whatever the cost.
Daniel Gottlieb is a practicing family therapist with a radical approach: he talks readily about his experiences, feelings, and reflections...even his life as a quadriplegic. This extraordinary attitude has generated the kind of trust, openness, and inspiration that has made his call-in radio show an outstanding success. Voices in the Family captures Dr. Gottlieb's profound sense of caring, warmth, and wisdom. By sharing fascinating stories from his private practice, he provides a shining demonstration of how to make peace with ourselves, our families, and our partners. He compassionately discusses ways of dealing with our parents (whether we're 15 or 50), handling the complex problems of love and marriage, and helping our children gain self-confidence and independence. Based on 20 years of experience, Dr. Gottlieb's advice is both fresh and effective. By allowing us a glimpse of his own heart, he helps us heal our own.
HIS VOICE WAS HER HEARTBEAT Malnutrition, cruelty and blazing heat were the unbearable realities of the South American prison. All that stood between newscaster M.J. Blake and the madness of despair was a stranger's voice. As the days turned into weeks, the unseen reporter in the adjoining cell gave M.J. courage when she needed it, replaced her apathy with anger, and even made her laugh. They shared whispered memories, hopes, secrets and regrets .... Eighteen months after winning her freedom, M.J. was pretending that her life, her work and her psyche weren't ravaged by a season in the darkest corner of hell. And then M.J. heard the voice ....
Welcome, reader. My name is Damien Graves, curator of that secret institution: The Midnight Library. Where is The Midnight Library, you ask? Why have you never heard of it? For the sake of your own safety, these questions are better left unanswered. However . . . as long as you promise not to reveal where you heard the following (no matter who or what demands it of you), I will reveal what I keep here in my ancient vaults. After many years of searching, I have gathered the most terrifying collection of stories known to humanity. They will chill you to your very core, and make the flesh creep on your young, brittle bones. So go ahead, brave soul. Turn the page. After all, what's the worst that could happen. . . ? Damien Graves
A new generation of feminist thinkers from a variety of nonacademic and academic backgrounds including women's studies, anthropology, ethnic studies, and geography, address current issues in feminism. Weir and Faulkner (Western Washington U.) formed the anthology to provide their students with voices, viewpoints, and diversity missing from their regular textbooks. The 18 essays offer ways of understanding how younger women see themselves in the 21st century. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A newly discovered planet peopled by feline beings called the Arrekhi has requested admission into the interplanetary Cooperative League of Systems. But the Arrekhi are skillful at deception and they conceal a cruel secret that could plunge the entire planet into a bloodbath.
The 21st century sees an increasing number of cultural minorities in the United States. Particularly, the rise in multi-cultural or mixed heritage families is on the rise. As with many trends, just as the amount of diversity increases, so does the level of resistance in groups that oppose this diversity. While this problem exists through life for persons from multicultural backgrounds, the tension is particularly acute for children, whose identities and socialization experiences are still in formation. With parents from different cultural backgrounds, as well as school and community experiences giving that might question their diverse heritage, children are likely to experience distressing confusion. How can they come to terms with this conflict, and how can family and community help them to resolve it? Combining case studies and interviews, this work particularly focuses on multi-cultural families as a yet untapped source of information about inter-culture contact. Voices of Diversity: Multiculturalism in America will be both a resource for researchers and practitioners, as well as a practical guide to families dealing with these issues every day.
On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity's deepest fears: dragons. Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she's breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she'd rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, the rules are abruptly shattered, and a secret friendship grows between them. But suspicion and terror are the legacy of human and dragon interactions, and the fragile truce that has maintained peace between the species is unraveling. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war? In her young-adult debut, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn presents a distinctly twenty-first-century tale of myths and machines, and an alliance that crosses a seemingly unbridgeable divide.
Written as a companion to Foner's (history, Columbia U.) well-regarded American history survey textbook Give Me Liberty! this collection of 98 primary source documents reflects the fluid nature of definitions of freedom. Selections, some of which are excerpts, others reproduced in their entirety, span over 300 years of American history from the age of European exploration to Reconstruction. Organized chronologically, each document is preceded by a short introduction and followed by two study questions. Authors include Adam Smith, Noah Webster, Thomas Jefferson, fugitive slave Joseph Taper, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Robert Owen, Pontiac, and James Winthrop among others. This third edition has a new global focus and contains more than 40 documents not featured in earlier editions. The work has not been indexed. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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