Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent (Women of Action)

By Pearl Witherington Cornioley, Kathryn J. Atwood

An NCSS extraordinary Social experiences exchange publication for younger People
there has been a whole moon at the night of September 22, 1943, while Pearl Witherington, age 29, parachuted into France to help the French Resistance as a different agent for the British specified Operations govt (SOE). Out of the four hundred brokers despatched to France through the German profession, 39 have been ladies. Pearl, whom the SOE referred to as “cool and ingenious and very made up our minds” and “the top shot, male or woman, now we have but had,” grew to become probably the most celebrated lady international struggle II resistance fighters.
In Code identify Pauline Pearl describes in a chain of plainspoken memories her tough early life and harrowing get away from France in 1940; her recruitment and coaching as a unique agent; the logistics and risks of posing as a cosmetics saleswoman to make her approach round the kingdom as an undercover courier; and either failed and winning makes an attempt at sabotaging the Nazis. She tells how, while the chief of her community was once stuck by means of the Gestapo, she grew to become “Pauline” and rose to command a 3,500-strong band of French Resistance fighters.
With an annotated record of key figures, an appendix of unique unedited interview extracts—including Pearl’s husband Henri’s story—and never-before-published images from Pearl’s own assortment, Code identify Pauline will captivate international conflict II buffs of any age and, simply as Pearl needed, encourage younger people.

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Madame Jazz: Contemporary Women Instrumentalists

By Leslie Gourse

Nadine Jansen, a flugelhornist and pianist, recollects an evening within the Nineteen Forties whilst a guy got here out of the viewers as she used to be taking part in either tools. "I hate to determine a lady do that," he defined as he hit the tip of her horn, approximately chipping her the teeth. part a century later, a major band named Diva made its debut in big apple on March 30, 1993, with Melissa Slocum on bass, Sue Terry on alto sax, Lolly Bienenfeld on trombone, Sherrie Maricle on drums, and a number of alternative decent instrumentalists. The band made this sort of reliable influence that it was once instantly booked to play at Carnegie corridor the next 12 months. in case you had but to note, Diva signaled the emergence of girls musicians as an important strength in jazz.

Madame Jazz is an interesting invitation to the interior international of girls in jazz. Ranging essentially from the overdue Seventies to contemporary forefront of functionality jazz in manhattan urban and at the West Coast, it chronicles an important time of transition as girls take the plunge from novelty acts considered as moment classification voters to sought-out pros well-liked and employed for his or her consummate musicianship. writer Leslie Gourse surveys the scene within the jazz golf equipment, the live performance halls, the gala's, and the recording studios from the musicians' viewpoint. She unearths fascinating development on all fronts, but additionally lingering discrimination. The turning out to be good fortune of girls instrumentalists has been decades in coming, she writes. lengthy after ladies turned authorised as writers and, to a lesser volume, as visible artists, girls in music--classical, pop, or jazz--faced the approximately insuperable barrier of chauvinism and the nonetheless insidious strength of culture and behavior that retains such a lot males appearing with the musicians they've got regularly labored with, different men.

Gourse presents dozens of desirable no-holds-barred interviews with either emerging stars and pro veterans. listed below are up-and-coming pianists Renee Rosnes and Rachel Z., trumpeter Rebecca Coupe Frank, saxophonist Virginia Mayhew, bassist Tracy Wormworth, and drummer Terri Lynne Carrington, and enduring legends Dorothy Donegan, Marian McParland and Shirley Horne. right here, in addition, are conversations with 3 pioneering company girls: agent and manufacturer Helen Keane, supervisor Linda Goldstein, and pageant and live performance manufacturer Cobi Narita. the entire girls communicate insightfully approximately their idea and their dedication to pursuing the tune they love. also they are frank in regards to the realities of existence at the street, and the additional dues girls musicians pay in a difficult and aggressive box the place every person can pay dues. A separate bankruptcy bargains a more in-depth examine ladies musicians and the continuous tension confronting those that may mix love, marriage, and/or motherhood with a lifestyles in music.

Madame Jazz is set the heritage that ladies jazz instrumentalists are making now, in addition to an inspiring preview of the even brighter days forward. It concludes with Frankie Nemko's vigorous assessment of the West Coast jazz scene, and appends the main complete checklist ever assembled of ladies at the moment enjoying tools professionally.

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American Women Historians, 1700s-1990s: A Biographical Dictionary

From Hannah Adams, born in 1755, to Vicki Ruiz, born in 1955, this booklet profiles a few two hundred girls historians. among Hannah Adams, who all started compiling ancient details whereas operating as a bobbin lace weaver, and Vicki Ruiz, a 3rd new release Chicana hailed for pioneering inclusive multicultural women's background, the reader will stumble upon girls of numerous backgrounds, motivations, and accomplishments. they arrive from numerous occupations, together with public background, academia, archival paintings, and renowned heritage writing and quite a few fields, together with biography, paintings background, army historical past, and historical past in accordance with problems with quarter, gender, race, ethnicity, category, or sexuality.

Neglected via the very box they've got practiced, those ladies offer compelling and ambitious examples of the historian at paintings. choice for inclusion during this quantity used to be established totally on guides, yet different standards have been regarded as good, together with participation in defining a box of analysis, impression on different historians or similar students, cross-disciplinary achievements, and contributions to the paintings of others. some of the girls have been firsts, comparable to Louise Phelps Kellogg, the 1st lady president of the Mississippi Valley ancient organization (now the OAH), and Mary Frances Berry, the 1st black lady to turn into chancellor at a big examine college. This ebook deals modern historians, and all readers, the chance to discover girls historians' motivations, accomplishments, and in particular, wealthy legacies.

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Cosmopolitan [UK] (May 2012)

Cosmopolitan journal The journal is perhaps probably the most good be aware of magazines we've got right here at Newsstand. it truly is filled with every thing that you’d anticipate from a modern women’s per month journal. akin to the most recent style, big name gossip, makeup guidance and extra. Cosmopolitan is a heavy weight journal that is full of every little thing the trendy lady must comprehend.

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Misdiagnosed: One Woman's Tour of--And Escape From--Healthcareland

By Jody Berger

A long island Times Bestseller

"Berger movingly info her trip to therapeutic. Her indefatigable quest...underscores the truth that there isn't any such factor as one measurement suits all in medicine."―Gayatri Devi, MD, medical affiliate professor, NYU tuition of drugs, and writer of A Calm Brain

Taking cost of your overall healthiness hasn't ever been so vital because it is today.

Jody Berger has found this primary hand: at forty-three, the award-winning journalist and marathoner sees a physician a few minor tingling sensation in her fingers and toes. One MRI later, she is clinically determined with a number of sclerosis and instructed to choose a drug and settle for her destiny. as a substitute Jody begins asking questions―only to obtain a unique prognosis from each one professional she turns to, from diet deficiencies to steel toxicity to melancholy.

In this strong, witty, and eye-opening account of her misadventures from misdiagnosis to mind-blowing restoration, Jody bargains insightful the best way to ask medical professionals the perfect inquiries to get the solutions and remedy you wish, hearken to your physique, and select well-being over affliction. in any case, whereas we will not consistently heal, we will be able to continually take keep an eye on of our healthiness and ourselves―starting now.

"In this compelling, fantastically written publication, Jody Berger deals an empowering examine the significance of discovering the power and self belief to take cost of your health."―Mary Shomon, New York Times bestselling writer and sufferer advocate

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Samurai Women 1184-1877 (Warrior)

By Stephen Turnbull

Ever because the Empress Jingo-kogo led an invasion of Korea during pregnancy with the long run Emperor Ojin, stories of girl jap warriors have emerged from Japan's wealthy heritage. utilizing fabric that hasn't ever been translated into English sooner than, this booklet provides the tale of Japan's woman warriors for the 1st time, revealing the function of the ladies of the samurai type in all their many manifestations, investigating their guns, apparatus, roles, education and trust platforms. Crucially, in addition to describing the ladies who have been warriors of their personal correct, like Hauri Tsuruhime and the ladies of Aizu, this booklet additionally seems to be at events while ladies grew to become the facility in the back of the throne, ruling and warring throughout the males round them.

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Dear Zari: The Secret Lives of the Women of Afghanistan

By Zarghuna Kargar

"A robust choice of stories that depict the struggles and hopes of Afghan ladies. a frequently emotional and now and then painful learn, this booklet is finally a poignant occasion of human resilience less than unbelievable duress. " —KHALED HOSSEINI, New York Times bestselling writer of The Kite Runner


"I am deeply touched through those stories...Dear Zari will be learn by way of somebody who cares and desires to understand approximately Asia and Asian women." —XINRAN


"All the tales in Dear Zari illustrate the affliction brought on by deeply ingrained Afghan traditions. yet [the women's} bravery and resilience shines via and Kargar touchingly unearths how listening to others' existence tales eventually gave her the braveness to percentage her personal. " —The Independent


Moving, enlightening, and heartbreaking, Dear Zari offers voice to the key lives of Afghan ladies. For the 1st time, Dear Zari permits those girls to inform their tales of their personal phrases: from the kid bride given as cost to finish of a relations feud, to a existence spent in a depressing, dusty room weaving carpets, from a tender woman being stated as a boy, to a girl dwelling as a widow refrained from by means of society.


Intimate, emotional, painful and uplifting, those tales discover the affliction and energy of girls during this deeply spiritual and very conventional society, and convey how their braveness is an proposal to girls everywhere.

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Surrealist Women : An International Anthology (The Surrealist Revolution Series)

Beginning in Paris within the Nineteen Twenties, girls poets, essayists, painters, and artists in different media have actively collaborated in defining and refining surrealism's uncomplicated project—achieving a better, open, and dynamic awareness, from which no point of the genuine or the imaginary is rejected. certainly, few creative or social events can boast as many girls forebears, founders, and participants—perhaps in simple terms feminism itself. but outdoor the flow, women's contributions to surrealism were mostly neglected or just unknown.

This anthology, the 1st of its type in any language, monitors the diversity and importance of women's contributions to surrealism. Letting surrealist ladies communicate for themselves, Penelope Rosemont has assembled approximately 300 texts by way of ninety-six girls from twenty-eight international locations. She opens the ebook with a succinct precis of surrealism's simple goals and rules, through a dialogue of where of gender within the movement's origins. She then organizes the publication into old sessions starting from the Nineteen Twenties to the current, with introductions that describe traits within the flow in the course of each one interval. Rosemont additionally prefaces every one surrealist's paintings with a short biographical statement.

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