Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0842027831
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 193

This biography of Canadian journalist Zoe Bieler explores many of the historical and social issues that have confronted women in the twentieth century. Written by Bieler's daughter, anthropologist Caroline Brettell, Writing Against the Wind uses Bieler's life as a timeline, tracing the triumphs and frustrations women have experienced in the last eighty years.p Several themes that are important to the field of women's studies are examined: genres of female writing, women's biogra-phy and autobiography, the historical circumstances that shape career opportunities for women, the nature of mother-daughter relationships, the problems of working mothers, the idea of women mentoring women, the emergence of feminism and women's issues in both academia and the popular press, and the changing roles of women in journalism.p Drawing from her mother's life experiences as well as her journalistic and personal writings (an appendix featuring some of Bieler's writings is included), Brettell reveals how women have struggled,with balancing a job and raising a family and, at the same time, enduring the stigma attached to women working outside the home.p Thoroughly engaging, this book is ideal for courses in women's studies, women's history, biography/autobiography, women's writing, and women in journalism.

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Category : History
ISBN : 9781524520175
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 328

Never before or since has there been such an outlandish proposition—sail 10,500 miles and start a colony from scratch with just convicts. By 1835, about 90 per cent of Sydney’s white population was either convicts, ex-convicts, the children of convicts, or those married to a convict. About 1,000 convicts (2.5 per cent of the population) fled inland and became bushrangers, and 4 per cent of the population was jailers. How does that place end up as the land of the ‘fair go’? How does it become Australia? This is the story of how the Australian character developed through the prism of one family—the Lloyds. Across many generations, they slowly cast off the emotional and iron chains that bound them when they first stepped ashore at Circular Quay. It is the story of Australia.

Publisher : Red Hen Press
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781597098373
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 271

In this dramatic debut novel about relationships, six individuals’ complicated lives are intertwined after a chance reunion. A successful environmental lawyer is forced to take himself to task when he realizes that everything about his work has betrayed his core beliefs. A high school English teacher asks her former high school love to take up her environmental cause. A transgender adolescent male raised by his grandparents struggles to excel in a world hostile to his kind. A French-Canadian political science professor finds himself left with a choice between his cherished separatist cause and his marriage and family. An accomplished engineer is chronically unable to impress his more accomplished father sufficiently to be named head of the international wind technology company his father founded. The Quebec separatist party’s Minister of Natural Resources, a divorcée, finds herself caught between her French-Canadian lover and an unexpected English-Canadian suitor. Praise for Against the Wind “An intricate and elegantly compelling novel, notable for both its political and personal acuity. Jim Tilley writes with deep feeling for his characters and great command of his fascinating materials.”—Peter Ho Davies, author of The Fortunes “The writing is brilliant and economical, especially about the environment, and there’s all sorts of information here for the taking, but essentially this is a novel of character. And a very good one.” —Library Journal “Tilley handles decades-long character arcs with empathy, resulting in a resonant and humanistic novel.” —Kirkus Reviews

Publisher : MIRA
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781426879005
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 394

They were known as the "no-account Raines boys" but they've grown into successful, honorable men and everything they have, they've fought for tooth and nail. Now each of the three brothers has one last obstacle to overcome to claim what's eluding them: love. Secrets don't stay buried long in cattle country. Sarah Allen, the beautiful girl who humiliated Jackson Raines in high school, is back in town. Not so long ago, she couldn't wait to leave Wind Canyon, Wyoming, in her dust. But, recently widowed, she has nowhere else to go and finds herself on Jackson's ranch. And despite everything, Jackson's finding himself reluctant to get rid of her. Sarah brings her own kind of trouble, and he can't resist trouble. Enemies of her dead husband show up making threats, thinking she has something they're owed. They're not taking no for an answer, but what they will take is the one thing she has left—her daughter. Jackson's the only one who might be able to save little Holly and bring her home.

Publisher : SUNY Press
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 0791431924
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 183

Experienced American educators discuss the impact of social inequalities created by racism and sexism on the U.S. educational system.

Publisher : The Plough Publishing House
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780874869538
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 301

Eberhard Arnold was not afraid of the truth. A man for today s seekers, he faced life s essential questions head on. When he found answers, he lived them. His contemporaries dubbed him a modern-day St. Francis. He renounced private property and the conventional church, choosing the early Christians as his role models. A man of unwavering conviction, Arnold walked resolutely against the prevailing winds, even as Nazism engulfed Germany. "Against the Wind" gives flesh, blood, and personality to a man whose contagious faith sparked a movement of practical Christian community. The Bruderhof, Arnold s legacy, carries on his commitment to integrate faith and action."

Publisher : International Monetary Fund
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781498314787
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 76

“Leaning against the wind” (LAW) with a higher monetary policy interest rate may have benefits in terms of lower real debt growth and associated lower probability of a financial crisis but has costs in terms of higher unemployment and lower inflation, importantly including a higher cost of a crisis when the economy is weaker. For existing empirical estimates, costs exceed benefits by a substantial margin, even if monetary policy is nonneutral and permanently affects real debt. Somewhat surprisingly, less effective macroprudential policy and generally a credit boom, with resulting higher probability, severity, or duration of a crisis, increases costs of LAW more than benefits, thus further strengthening the strong case against LAW.

Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780810126527
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 365

Jaan Kross's historical novel Sailing Against the Wind fictionalizes the life of Bernhard Schmidt (1879–1935), an Estonian-born inventor. Schmidt lost an arm in his youth while experimenting with a homemade rocket, resulting in psychological trauma that would plague him for the rest of his life. Largely self-taught, Schmidt was driven to seek recognition of his talents. He moved to Germany in the 1930s, where, after perfecting techniques for polishing lenses, he began developing ideas for improving astronomical telescopes. He was arrested for selling one to the Russians, and although he got off with only a warning, he later suffered a breakdown and was sent to a mental hospital, where he soon died. Sailing Against the Wind becomes a meditation on national identity, the relationship between history and the individual life, and the mechanisms of the historical novel as a genre.

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781462817481
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 652

Nettie meets an irresistible rogue, and after a whirlwind wooing in the 1929 Appalachian summer, finds herself living at Millview, a farm located miles from everything she loves. She struggles to make her marriage work despite the ever-present shadow of Lurania, Millard's mother, and Herbert, his first cousin. Nettie resolves to be a good wife, but plans to leave as soon as she has the money. Faced with an insolent Depression and Millard's intermittent rages, Nettie plans a new life for her children as she conceals her own. "It's one of the best historical novel manuscripts I've received in a long time." Wm. Greenleaf, Editor, Writer's Digest.

Publisher : AuthorHouse
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1468557793
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 406

The sometimes tragic story of an American family told by a character as beautiful as she is shameless. She will show how things are often not what they appear and that the best of intentions can often go hopelessly awry.