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Women in the Civil War: Extraordinary Stories of Soldiers, by Larry G. Eggleston

By Larry G. Eggleston

While the Civil struggle broke out, girls responded the decision for aid. They broke clear of their conventional roles and served in lots of capacities, a few of them even going as far as to conceal themselves as males and enlist within the military. Estimates of ladies disguising themselves as males and enlisting variety from four hundred to seven-hundred and files point out that nearly 60 girls infantrymen have been recognized to were killed or wounded.
More than sixty ladies who fought or who served the Union or Confederacy in different vital methods are featured during this paintings. between these incorporated are Sarah Thompson, the Union secret agent and nurse who introduced down the recognized raider John Hunt Morgan; Elizabeth Van Lew, the Union secret agent who used to be instrumental within the good fortune of the most important legal holiday of the Civil battle; Sarah Malinda Blalock, who fought for the Confederacy as a soldier after which for the Union as a guerrilla raider; Dr. Mary Walker, a physician for the Union and the single lady to obtain the Congressional Medal of Honor for her provider in the course of the Civil battle; and Jennie Hodgers, who had the longest size of carrier for any girl soldier, used to be the single lady to obtain a soldier’s pension and the 1st lady to vote in Illinois.

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Hair Rules!: The Ultimate Hair-Care Guide for Women with by Anthony Dickey

By Anthony Dickey

Kinky, curly, or wavy hair isn’t “problem” hair—it’s simply hair with a special set of rules!

For too lengthy, hairstylists and hair-care businesses have missed the desires of ladies with kinky, curly, or wavy hair, targeting it as “problem” hair instead of celebrating its detailed texture. yet now hair-care and elegance specialist A. Dickey, thought of by way of most sensible journal good looks editors to be the major authority on taking good care of, slicing, and styling curly hair, has written Hair ideas! to finish the disappointment confronted by means of ladies with curly hair each day.

Hair Rules! is brim-full of straightforward advice for every type of curly hair and covers every little thing from the simplest shampoos and conditioners to take advantage of, to damage-free hair-drying (dust off that hood dryer!), using traditional oils, and the most secure coloring, styling, and chemical stress-free techniques—as good as directions for protecting fit, wonderful hair.

“My mission,” writes Dickey, “is easy: to recommend and inspire all girls with non-straight hair to try to realize their attractiveness, no matter what their ethnicity, and no matter what their tastes.”

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Meg Cabot (Who Wrote That?) by Camille-Yvette Welsch

By Camille-Yvette Welsch

Know about the writers of well known kid's tales with the 'Who Wrote That?' sequence. each one ebook offers the lowdown on a well-liked writer, explaining their motivations and directory the books and characters they've got created. 'Did You Know?' bins spotlight fascinating evidence concerning the authors.

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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The existence Kamila Sidiqi had recognized replaced in a single day whilst the Taliban seized keep watch over of town of Kabul. After receiving a educating measure throughout the civil war—a infrequent success for any Afghan woman—Kamila used to be in this case banned from university and limited to her domestic. whilst her father and brother have been compelled to escape town, Kamila turned the only breadwinner for her 5 siblings. Armed in simple terms with grit and resolution, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving enterprise of her own.

The clothier of Khair Khana tells the awesome precise tale of this not likely entrepreneur who mobilized her group less than the Taliban. Former ABC Newsreporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon spent years at the flooring reporting Kamila's tale, and the result's an strangely intimate and unsanitized examine the day-by-day lives of girls in Afghanistan. those ladies will not be sufferers; they're the glue that holds households jointly; they're the spine and the guts in their nation.

Afghanistan's destiny continues to be doubtful as debates over withdrawal timelines dominate the scoop. The fashion designer of Khair Khana strikes past the headlines to move you to an Afghanistan you have got by no means visible ahead of. this can be a tale of battle, however it can be a narrative of sisterhood and resilience within the face of melancholy. Kamila Sidiqi's trip will motivate you, however it also will swap how you take into consideration probably the most vital political and humanitarian problems with our time.

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Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical by Anna Beer

By Anna Beer

SOUNDS AND candy AIRS unearths the hidden tales of 8 outstanding composers, taking the reader on a trip from seventeenth-century Medici Florence to London within the Blitz.

Exploring not only the lives and works of 8 unheard of artists, historian Anna Beer additionally asks tricky questions on the silencing in their legacy, which maintains to at the present time. Why will we nonetheless no longer listen masterpieces reminiscent of Hensel’s piano paintings "The Year," Caccini’s arias and Boulanger’s surroundings of Psalm 130?

A long-overdue get together of ignored virtuosos, SOUNDS AND candy AIRS offers a posh and inspirational photograph of creative endeavour and success that merits to be a part of our cultural heritage.

The featured composers are Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, Élisabeth Jacquet de l. a. Guerre, Marianna Martines, Fanny Hensel (née Mendelssohn), Clara Schumann, Lili Boulanger and Elizabeth Maconchy.

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The Modern Period: Menstruation in Twentieth-Century America by Lara Freidenfelds

By Lara Freidenfelds

The smooth Period examines how and why americans followed extensively new equipment of coping with and wondering menstruation through the 20th century.

In the early 20th century ladies normally used do-it-yourself fabric "diapers" to soak up menstrual blood, shunned chills in the course of their classes to guard their healthiness, and counted themselves fortunate in the event that they knew whatever approximately menstruation sooner than menarche. New expectancies in school, at play, and within the office, although, made those menstrual traditions troublesome, and middle-class girls fast sought new details and items that will make their per 30 days classes much less disruptive to daily life.

Lara Freidenfelds lines this cultural shift, displaying how american citizens reframed their puzzling over menstruation. She explains how men and women collaborated with intercourse educators, menstrual product brands, advertisers, actual schooling academics, and medical professionals to create a contemporary realizing of menstruation. Excerpts from seventy-five interviews—accounts by means of turns humorous and moving—help readers to spot with the stories of the normal those that engineered those adjustments.

The glossy Period ties ancient adjustments in menstrual practices to a much wider argument approximately American well known modernity within the 20th century. Freidenfelds explores what it intended to be smooth and heart type and the way these beliefs have been mirrored within the menstrual practices and ideology of the time.

This obtainable learn sheds new mild at the background of renowned modernity, the increase of the center classification, and the connection of those phenomena to how american citizens have cared for and controlled their bodies.

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Jane Goodall: A Biography by Meg Greene

By Meg Greene

Even as a tender lady, Jane Goodall was once serious about animals. As she grew older, she could give you the chance to start her learn on chimpanzees lower than the assistance of impressive anthropologist Louis Leakey. With Leakey's encouragement and aid, Goodall pursued her Ph.D. and started study on the Gombe circulate Reserve in Tanzania. It used to be there that she may make major discoveries concerning chimpanzee behaviors. those discoveries, together with her tireless efforts for conservation, have resulted in a variety of awards in the course of her occupation of over forty years.

Goodall's existence is published from her previous days starting to be up in England and the effect of her mom, to her stories dwelling and staring at chimpanzees in Africa, and her timeless efforts to advertise conservation of natural world. A timeline lists vital occasions in her lifestyles, and a bibliography of print and digital resources presents urged readings for college kids and basic readers.

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Pushback: How Smart Women Ask--and Stand Up--for What They by Selena Rezvani

By Selena Rezvani

Popular management blogger provides the low-down on status up for yourself

In Pushback, most sensible management advisor Selena Rezvani argues that self-advocacy is necessary to luck. but girls begin negotiations 4 instances much less frequently than males, leading to getting much less of what they want—promotion possibilities, plum assignments, and better pay. This publication shines a gentle at the genuine ideas of preserving your individual and pushing again for what's rightfully yours. Drawing on interviews with high-level leaders, Rezvani bargains readers within the first half their occupation the unedited fact approximately how girls have requested their option to the head and triumphed—and how one can too.

* comprises interviews with most sensible company leaders equivalent to Marie Chandoha, CEO of Charles Schwab funding administration; Cindi Bigelow, President of Bigelow Tea corporation; Fizzah Jafri, COO at Morgan Stanley; Rosemary Turner, President at UPS; and Irene Chang Britt, leader method Officer at Campbell's Soup

* bargains a competent and methodic method of negotiating and navigating difficult conversations

* Highlights compelling evidence and examine from the area of psychology and leadership

Insightful and available, Pushback is a well timed source for savvy girls who are looking to leverage their abilities, advertise themselves successfully, and speedy song their careers.

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