Download 200 Femmes de l'histoire : Des origines a nos jours by Yannick Resch PDF

By Yannick Resch

Par leur personnalité extraordinaire, les femmes réunies dans cet ouvrage ont ecu un destin déterminant pour l'histoire internationale. Femmes d'art, de lettres, de pouvoir, de savoir, d'action ou de foi, elles font chacune l'objet d'une présentation complète : s'appuyant sur une référence bibliographique, une courte biographie illustre leur singularité ; des renvois permettent de naviguer d'une discover à l'autre et un index favorise leur session rapide. Véritable landscape des grandes femmes, ce livre suggest une histoire de l'humanité au féminin.

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Download Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839 by Frances Ann Kemble PDF

By Frances Ann Kemble

Many years after her marriage to a prosperous American, the English stage-actress Frances Anne Kemble (1809-1893) moved together with her husband to his place of abode in Georgia, the place he had inherited plantations. There she stored a magazine of her stunning observations of the perform of slavery. Written over a interval of lower than 4 months, Kemble's magazine documents her day by day encounters along with her husband's slaves, and makes an attempt to show the ethical injustice of slavery. The magazine circulated privately between her neighbors, yet was once no longer released till 1863, lengthy after Kemble's divorce in 1849. Her publication is credited with influencing Britain's place of neutrality through the American Civil battle regardless of the cotton industry's lobbying in favour of the South. Kemble's magazine continues to be a long-lasting and significant critique of slavery, and a necessary record concerning the nineteenth-century American south.

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Download The shadow scholar_ how I made a living helping college kids by Dave Tomar PDF

By Dave Tomar

Dave Tomar wrote time period papers for a residing. Technically, the papers have been “study guides,” and the firms he wrote for-there are really a few-are thoroughly aboveboard and simply came upon with a brief internet seek. For as low as ten money a web page, those paper generators supply a customized essay, written to the specifics of any path project. in the course of Tomar's occupation as an educational surrogate, he wrote made-to-order papers for every thing from introductory collage classes to Ph.D. dissertations. there has been by no means a scarcity of call for for his services. The Shadow pupil is the tale of this doubtful yet all-too-common profession. In turns surprising, absurd, and eventually sobering, Tomar explores now not in basic terms his personal misdeeds however the bureaucratic and cash-hungry faculties, lazy scholars, or even inaccurate mom and dad who help in making all of it attainable.

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Download My Best Games of Chess 1908-1937 by Alexander Alekhine, Igor Zaitsev PDF

By Alexander Alekhine, Igor Zaitsev

In chess literature, there have in basic terms been a number of chess books that experience instantly – and completely – proven themselves as classics, and this is often one in every of them.

The unique English variation, released seventy five years in the past, used English descriptive notation, contained just one photo, no crosstables and was once in volumes. This new 21st-century variation, awarded with smooth algebraic notation, has

• mixed either books right into a unmarried volume

• further greater than 3 dozen archival photographs

• crosstables

• Alekhine’s entire fit and match records

• a Foreword by way of Russian grandmaster Igor Zaitsev

• with many extra diagrams

• a finished computer-assisted analytical complement can be to be had at no cost download

Whether you are feeling as though you're revisiting an previous pal, or being brought to this superb video game assortment for the 1st time, you'll surprise at how Alekhine’s video games and works stay terribly consonant with the fashionable technique.

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Download Repossessing the World: Reading Memoirs by Contemporary by Helen M. Buss PDF

By Helen M. Buss

Why does it look as though everyone seems to be writing memoirs, and especially ladies? the present acclaim for memoir verifies the typical trust that we every one have a narrative to inform. And we do...especially ladies. Memoirs usually are not in basic terms representations of women’s own lives but additionally in their wish to repossess vital elements of our tradition, within which women’s tales haven't mattered. starting along with her personal motivations for writing memoirs, Helen M. Buss examines the numerous forms of memoir written through modern girls: memoirs approximately starting to be up, memoirs approximately disturbing occasions, approximately relationships, approximately paintings. In writing memoirs, those ladies publicly assert that their lives have mattered. They reshape the memoir, a sort as previous because the heart a long time and as younger as this present day, right into a social discourse that blends the non-public with the political, the self with the numerous different, literature with heritage, and fiction with autobiography and essay. Buss urges readers to exploit their interpreting adventure to assist themselves comprehend and write the importance in their personal lives. Repossessing the area is the 1st book-length serious inquiry into women’s use of a sort that has usually been brushed off as less significant than autobiography, much less specialist than the radical, and no more highbrow than the formal essay. Buss demonstrates that the memoir makes its personal paintings, not just via selective borrowing from those genres but additionally during the certain approach that the tripartite narrative voice of the memoir constructs the non-public and public event of the memorist as major to our cultural second.

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Download From Ike to Mao and Beyond: My Journey from Mainstream by Bob Avakian PDF

By Bob Avakian

Spanning essentially the most tumultuous and storied a long time of yank historical past, this account of 1 man's political lifestyles touches on what it takes to guide a revolution and the way this sort of chief is made. Bob Avakian, radical activist and communist chief, takes readers into his Nineteen Fifties, middle-class previous with stories of attending an built-in highschool, an adventure that profoundly altered his worldview. From there, he lines his direction into the heady whirl of Nineteen Sixties Berkeley, the place he engaged with revolutionaries of all stripes. Revealing insights received from politics, tune, activities, learn, and late-night bull-sessions, this dissection of the reports that shaped and expert Avakian appears to be like again at a galvanizing heritage, and ahead to a potential way forward for innovative swap. His tale bargains an extraordinary photo of what it truly is wish to lead a progressive get together within the strongest nation on the earth.

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Download The Hands of War: A Tale of Endurance and Hope, from a by Marione Ingram PDF

By Marione Ingram

An inspiring account from one among history’s darkest moments. 

Marione Ingram grew up in Hamburg, Germany, within the past due Nineteen Thirties and early Nineteen Forties. She was once German. She used to be Jewish. She used to be a survivor.  This is her story.

As a tender woman, Marione used to be conscious that folks of the Jewish religion have been considered as outsiders, the intended root of Germany’s many difficulties. She grew up in an condominium construction the place acquaintances have been very happy to file Jews to the Gestapo. Marione’s mom tried suicide after receiving a deportation notice—Marione revived her, yet then the bombs began to fall, because the Allies leveled town in 8 instantly days of bombings. by some means Marione and her mom and sister survived the devastating firestorms—more than 40,000 perished, and nearly a similar numbered have been wounded.

Marione and her kinfolk miraculously escaped and sought protect with a touch within the geographical region who grudgingly agreed to deal with them in a shed for greater than a 12 months. With the warfare drawing to a detailed, they went west, again to Hamburg.  There they encountered Allied troops, who reinstalled the neighborhood govt (made up of ex-Nazis) that allows you to retain order within the kingdom. existence took at the air of what it was once. Jews have been nonetheless second-class citizens.

Marione finally took shield at a children’s domestic in a mansion as soon as owned by means of filthy rich Jewish bankers. There she met Uri, a afflicted orphan and one other one of many “Children of Blankenese.” Uri’s tale, a bleak story of existence within the focus camps, explores a unique aspect of the Nazi terror in Germany.

In this stirring account of global struggle II during the eyes of a kid, the author’s eloquent narrative elicits compassion from readers. 

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Download The Adderall diaries : a memoir of moods, masochism, and by Elliott, Stephen; Reiser, Hans; Elliott, Stephen PDF

By Elliott, Stephen; Reiser, Hans; Elliott, Stephen

Take a trip via a panorama of fake confessions, self-medication, and torturous intercourse. Elliott describes his Adderall-marked research of a fellow client of the underground S & M scene, who on the peak of a friend's 2007 homicide trial confessed to 8 imprecise murders for which he used to be most probably innocent.

summary: Take a trip via a panorama of fake confessions, self-medication, and torturous intercourse. Elliott describes his Adderall-marked research of a fellow consumer of the underground S & M scene, who on the peak of a friend's 2007 homicide trial confessed to 8 vague murders for which he was once most likely blameless

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Download The Last Eyewitnesses: Children of the Holocaust Speak: by Jakub Gutenbaum, Agnieszka Latala, Fay Bussgang, Julian PDF

By Jakub Gutenbaum, Agnieszka Latala, Fay Bussgang, Julian Bussgang, Simon Cygielski

The memoirs of Jews who have been young children throughout the Nazi career of Poland This publication serves as a memorial to family who don't also have a grave, in addition to a tribute to those that risked their lives and households to avoid wasting a Jewish baby. a large choice of stories in the course of the Nazi career of Poland are comparable with wrenching simplicity and candor, reports that illustrate horrors and deprivation, but in addition current examples of braveness and compassion. those recollections-whether of hiding in forests or camouflaged bunkers, battling with teams of partisans, enduring the horrors of focus camps, or dwelling in worry less than disguised identities-serve as eloquent testimony to the intensity, range, and richness of humanity below siege and supply a strong lesson for destiny generations. Written via those that remained in Poland after the conflict, those bills express an excellent immediacy; the authors will not be faraway from the surroundings during which those studies happened. The mental impression on those baby survivors and the problems they encountered even after the struggle are very poignant. The passing years have introduced urgency to the e-book of those tales, as those that wrote them are the final surviving eyewitnesses of those tumultuous occasions.

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