I Am Your Sister

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0199712182
Pages : 297 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (199 users)

Download or read book I Am Your Sister written by Rudolph P. Byrd and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2009-04-21 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Audre Lorde was not only a famous poet; she was also one of the most important radical black feminists of the past century. Her writings and speeches grappled with an impressive broad list of topics, including sexuality, race, gender, class, disease, the arts, parenting, and resistance, and they have served as a transformative and important foundation for theorists and activists in considering questions of power and social justice. Lorde embraced difference, and at each turn she emphasized the importance of using it to build shared strength among marginalized communities. I Am Your Sister is a collection of Lorde's non-fiction prose, written between 1976 and 1990, and it introduces new perspectives on the depth and range of Lorde's intellectual interests and her commitments to progressive social change. Presented here, for the first time in print, is a major body of Lorde's speeches and essays, along with the complete text of A Burst of Light and Lorde's landmark prose works Sister Outsider and The Cancer Journals. Together, these writings reveal Lorde's commitment to a radical course of thought and action, situating her works within the women's, gay and lesbian, and African American Civil Rights movements. They also place her within a continuum of black feminists, from Sojourner Truth, to Anna Julia Cooper, Amy Jacques Garvey, Lorraine Hansberry, and Patricia Hill Collins. I Am Your Sister concludes with personal reflections from Alice Walker, Gloria Joseph, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and bell hooks on Lorde's political and social commitments and the indelibility of her writings for all who are committed to a more equitable society.

Four Wives

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1446473775
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (446 users)

Download or read book Four Wives written by Wendy Walker and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-07-11 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meet: Gayle Beck, the matriarch of Hunting Ridge society, who struggles to reconcile her picture-perfect life with a numbing sense of unfulfilment; Love Welsh, adoring mother, who battles with memories of a childhood lived in the shadow of a genius father; Marie Passeti, over-stretched divorce lawyer and mother, who has lost her passion for life and for her husband; and Janie Kirk, yummy mummy, whose quest for acceptance knows no bounds. In a world where happiness comes second to appearances, their domestic discontent spirals into an irreversible course of risk-taking, secrecy and self-destruction. For these four wives perfection is just a façade and behind closed doors infidelity, self-doubt and deceit run rife.

Pleasuring The Prince

Publisher : Zebra Books
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ISBN : 1420129252
Pages : 335 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (42 users)

Download or read book Pleasuring The Prince written by Patricia Grasso and published by Zebra Books . This book was released on 2006-04-01 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bestselling author Patricia Grasso delivers breathtaking romance and adventure in this new addition to her Kasanov brothers series, a tale of dark intrigue and steamy desire that proves love only conquers when surrender is inevitable. . . Fancy Flambeau is the darling of the London stage, and captures the eye of every gentleman charmed by her beauty. Fancy, however, refuses to be any man's mistress, though Prince Stepan Kazanov relishes the opportunity to change her mind and show her the delights of sensual pleasure. Tempting as his whispered promises may be, Fancy vows to avoid the heartbreaking fate that befell her mother when she gave her love to a selfish aristocrat. But Stepan's games of seduction take a serious turn when terror sweeps through London. A killer dubbed the Rose Petal Murderer is preying upon pretty young women. Desperate to keep Fancy safe, Stepan abducts her from the city, and soon the heat of anger and long-denied passion melt into ecstasy. Yet the bliss they find in each other's arms may not be enough to make Fancy forget the past--or protect them both from the dangers that come from denying a love that is meant to be. . .

How to Survive an Italian Family

Publisher : Perigee
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ISBN : 9780399513596
Pages : 96 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (513 users)

Download or read book How to Survive an Italian Family written by Rick Detorie and published by Perigee. This book was released on 1987 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a humorous view of the everyday problems of the family life of Italian Americans

Only the Strong Survive

Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN : 9780253217042
Pages : 292 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (217 users)

Download or read book Only the Strong Survive written by Jerry Butler and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2004-02 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: " --Chicago Tribune"More than an autobiography, Only the Strong Survive is a glimpse at the political and social climate of the times which shaped the life of one man." --Ebony

Your Sister in the Gospel

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 019933868X
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (199 users)

Download or read book Your Sister in the Gospel written by Quincy D. Newell and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-04-05 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Dear Brother," Jane Manning James wrote to Joseph F. Smith in 1903, "I take this opportunity of writing to ask you if I can get my endowments and also finish the work I have begun for my dead.... Your sister in the Gospel, Jane E. James." A faithful Latter-day Saint since her conversion sixty years earlier, James had made this request several times before, to no avail, and this time she would be just as unsuccessful, even though most Latter-day Saints were allowed to participate in the endowment ritual in the temple as a matter of course. James, unlike most Mormons, was black. For that reason, she was barred from performing the temple rituals that Latter-day Saints believe are necessary to reach the highest degrees of glory after death. A free black woman from Connecticut, James positioned herself at the center of LDS history with uncanny precision. After her conversion, she traveled with her family and other converts from the region to Nauvoo, Illinois, where the LDS church was then based. There, she took a job as a servant in the home of Joseph Smith, the founder and first prophet of the LDS church. When Smith was killed in 1844, Jane found employment as a servant in Brigham Young's home. These positions placed Jane in proximity to Mormonism's most powerful figures, but did not protect her from the church's racially discriminatory policies. Nevertheless, she remained a faithful member until her death in 1908. Your Sister in the Gospel is the first scholarly biography of Jane Manning James or, for that matter, any black Mormon. Quincy D. Newell chronicles the life of this remarkable yet largely unknown figure and reveals why James's story changes our understanding of American history.

How to Survive Your Freshman Year

Publisher : Hundreds of Heads Books Incorporated
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Pages : 244 pages
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Download or read book How to Survive Your Freshman Year written by Mark W. Bernstein and published by Hundreds of Heads Books Incorporated. This book was released on 2006 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides college freshmen with advice on such topics as dorm life, roommates, choosing classes, studying, working, laundry, dating, free time, and fraternities and sororities.

Praisesong of Survival

Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN : 9780252062865
Pages : 284 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (62 users)

Download or read book Praisesong of Survival written by Richard Kenneth Barksdale and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1992 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book, which will appeal to cultural historians, literary theorists, and lay readers, brings together the best of his work. Barkdale's essays deal with autobiography, comedy, poetry, and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as with individual writers including James Baldwin, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King Jr., Toni Morrison Margaret Walker, and Phillis Wheatley. Originally trained as a Victorian scholar, Barksdale continues to reassess the status of American literary history in light of the most sophisticated and experimental inquiries now being conducted. His very life and scholarship attest to the growth and development of the critical mind of black America.

Only the Strong Survive

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 1479723436
Pages : 80 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (479 users)

Download or read book Only the Strong Survive written by Joe Hently and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2012-11-28 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: My military career would be from February 28, 1956 to March 31, 1976. My Air Force specialty code was 65170-Procurment Supervisor, secondary specialty was 64570, Inventory Management Supervisor, which was a political correct name for the Supply Sergeant or NCOIC. I worked in about every field in the service part of Air Force from Physical Ed. Instructor to teaching warfare technique. I always had a great group people and we were successful, because I was able to always teach respect for one another, which led to a good outfit. Great leaders are born and I was a damn good leader of human beings! I would have been great in the military or civilian life, but the military was able to give me my discipline and organizational skills to accomplish any task given, because with my faith, prayer and the knowledge that I am who I am, I knew I could do anything that I was able to do to completion! I was top of my NCO leadership school, and top of the NCO Academy. I was one of the first to enter a one year school in N.Y. called the Blue Suiter Program Military Group for the first computer system to be operated by military personnel, the UNIVAC 1050 computer system for the Air Force (1964). My job was NCOIC of 100, 000 line items (spare parts) for the complete system. Procurement school, Lowry AFB, Denver Colorado, I held a GPA of 4.0 and was class president. There was a college ECI course through the University of Maryland. I completed 71 courses in other career fields as an Airman that I was in charge of. I knew as much about other missions as other folks did. I also completed all the other 27 courses and related jobs of my career field, which gave me enough credits for a BA college degree! Some of my accomplishments were EOC NCOIC, Commissioner of the 5 BX Program, Exercise and Diet base level, Base schools and all squadron activity to operate a Base. My Masonic Order and my involvement as a captain of the semi-pro football team gave a platform to involve the Base and the city in football, flag football, softball, baseball, bowling, little and pony leagues (8-14 yr old boys after school football program) for training if there grade point average were up to a 3.0, a Thanksgiving Program for the needy every November, a program for the disadvantage kids, which included seven Masonic brothers as big brother and role models. If they had a problem they would call their best troubleshooter and I was always successful, because I treated each person as a human being and with respect, not as cattle. Decorations and Awards: VSM w/2 BSS, RVSM, AFOVA, AFGCM w/3 OLC, AFLSA w/4 OLC, AFM 900-3. There would have been other medals if I had showed up for the award ceremonies. I would not accept the damn medals if I was not accepted as human being or as a patriot in this racist system. I was never promoted passed the rank of Technical Sgt/ E-6, because I could not in good conscience stay out of the movement for the rights of all humans, not just my Black Pride, which was also on display, so the Air Force has labeled me as a Communist Agitator.

Squirrels

Publisher : JHU Press
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ISBN : 0801884020
Pages : 220 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (81 users)

Download or read book Squirrels written by Richard W. Thorington and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2006-08-28 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Publisher description

The French language simplified. Lond. &c., 1856, cm.18

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Download or read book The French language simplified. Lond. &c., 1856, cm.18 written by Louis Nottelle and published by . This book was released on 1868 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
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ISBN : 0399549757
Pages : 464 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (399 users)

Download or read book Wonder Woman: Warbringer written by Leigh Bardugo and published by Random House Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2017-08-29 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The award-winning DC Icons story of the world's greatest super hero: WONDER WOMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author LEIGH BARDUGO. "You’ll enjoy this book whether you’re a fan of Wonder Woman comics, the Wonder Woman movie, Leigh Bardugo, or just YA lit in general." —Hypable She will become one of the world's greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . . Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world. Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn't know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war. "Feminism is the invisible jet powering this literary revamp of the Amazon princess." —The New York Times Book Review "Warning: This novel about the young super hero crossing paths with a seemingly ordinary—but seriously powerful—girl may result in multiple fist pumps." —Seventeen Don't miss the rest of the DC Icons series! Read them in any order you choose: • Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu • Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas • Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña

Inside American Gods

Publisher : Chronicle Books
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ISBN : 145215614X
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (452 users)

Download or read book Inside American Gods written by Emily Haynes and published by Chronicle Books. This book was released on 2018-11-27 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Starz American Gods — looking behind the scenes Neil Gaiman's American Gods: The bestselling and most beloved novel, American Gods, is now a critically acclaimed Starz television series. In this official companion to the series, Gaiman fans will see behind the scenes of this compelling, surreal show in which Old Gods and New Gods battle for the hearts and minds of modern-day people. Inside American Gods dives deep into the show's character development and world building. Inside American Gods features interviews with actors Gillian Anderson, Crispin Glover, and Ian McShane, revealing how they brought this cult favorite to the screen. Packed with previously unpublished set photos, concept art, and production designs: Inside American Gods covers Season 1—as well as a teaser of exclusive content for Season 2—in a spectacular hardcover package sure to please fans of the book and the series. Fans of books such as Claimed by Gods, All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of the Wire, and Notes from the Upside Down: An Unofficial Guide to Stranger Things will appreciate Emily Hayne's Inside American Gods ©2018 FremantleMedia. All rights reserved. American Gods and related trademarks are the property of FremantleMedia.

The Inclusive Bible

Publisher : Government Institutes
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ISBN : 9781580512428
Pages : 808 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (512 users)

Download or read book The Inclusive Bible written by Priests for Equality and published by Government Institutes. This book was released on 2009-03-16 with total page 808 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seeking to be faithful to the original languages, Priests for Equality have sought new and non-sexist ways to express the same ancient truths. The Inclusive Bible is a fresh, dynamic translation into modern English, carefully crafted to let the power and poetry of the language shine forth-particularly when read aloud-giving it an immediacy and intimacy rarely found in traditional translations of the Bible.

The Lantis Sagas Book 1 The Lost Emperor

Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1300090162
Pages : 594 pages
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Download or read book The Lantis Sagas Book 1 The Lost Emperor written by Wulfgar and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 594 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Lost Sisters Volume 1

Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1304732746
Pages : 262 pages
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Download or read book The Lost Sisters Volume 1 written by RC Pinnell and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: