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By Sherry Beck Paprocki

A biography of Oprah Winfrey, which info her upward thrust to popularity and lines colour illustrations, and truth bins that element her big effect all over the world. It delves into her considerate deeds for the recent generations of black americans.

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By Nancy Lieberman-Cline

The tale of a "street-smart long island child" who parlayed her actual skills, decision, and force into an out- status basketball profession, Pan American and Olympic video game medals, and a million-dollar financial institution stability. Nicknamed "Lady Magic" due to her unprecedented basketball talents she is likely one of the country's most sensible woman athletes.

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Download E-books Knit Hats Now: 35 Designs for Women from Classic to Trendsetting (Knitting) by Trafalgar Books (16-Oct-2013) Paperback PDF

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More than 35 attractive knitted hat designs for ladies by way of 21 designers are gathered right here during this venture publication. no matter if colourful and loopy or subdued and stylish, cool and informal, or romantic and playful, there's a hat for each get together. The designs are fitted to needle-clicking lovers of all ability degrees, from newbie to specialist, and distinctive directions for every venture are incorporated.

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A charming, deeply relocating memoir from considered one of our ideal American battle correspondents.

Janine di Giovanni has spent so much of her career—more than twenty years—in conflict zones recording occasions on behalf of the unvoiced. From Sarajevo to East Timor, from Sierra Leone to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia, she has been lower than siege and lower than fire.

Along the way in which she meets Bruno, a French reporter whose spirit and audacity are a fit for her personal. Their love affair spans approximately a decade and a dozen armed conflicts ahead of they settle in Paris to elevate a kinfolk. yet Janine quickly learns lifestyles lived in warfare is necessarily haunted. Bruno struggles with actual and emotional ache, and Janine, a brand new mom and spouse in Paris, is afraid either for Bruno and herself and for the paintings that they do—and uncertain that she will carry their lives together.

With beautiful scenes of motion, heart-wrenching debts of profound love, own loss, and redemption, Ghosts by way of sunlight tells the unforgettable tale of a passionate lifestyles lived to the fullest.

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By Arina Cirstea

This research offers a substitute for the postmodern culture of writing in regards to the urban by way of exploring spatialized buildings of gender and non secular id via an integrative framework in response to insights from Bachelard's topoanalysis, psychogeography, feminist cultural concept and comparative literature and faith.

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By Megan Stine

Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie used to be forbidden to wait the male-only collage of Warsaw, so she enrolled on the Sorbonne in Paris to review physics and arithmetic. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the 2 quickly married, forming the most well-known clinical partnerships in historical past. jointly they found parts and gained a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Later Marie received one other Nobel award for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July four, 1934, a sufferer of decades of publicity to poisonous radiation.

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Download E-books Gone to the Crazies: A Memoir PDF

By Alison Weaver

As a baby, Alison Weaver's lifestyles shone with surface-level perfection—full of nannies, deepest faculties, and ballet classes. She had all of the luxuries of a prosperous ny upbringing, and all of the makings of an ideal top East part omit. yet her youth thoughts have been laced with darker undertones: Her father used to be emotionally absent, not able to have interaction in difficulties that could not be solved with fresh strains and easy plans, and her mom was once a gorgeous, aloof alcoholic. Neither mother or father authorized in their daughter's outbursts and emotions—and in the middle of her mom and dad' personal flaws, Weaver was once continually reminded that she was once a multitude that wanted solving.

By the time she was once undefined, Weaver had discovered break out in alcohol, marijuana, and late-night abandon. but if her exasperated mom and dad had her shipped away—in handcuffs—to the cultish Cascade institution, every thing replaced. in the surreal isolation of the school's mountain campus, she left her outdated self in the back of, warping right into a brainwashed version of Cascade's mottos and beliefs. commencement years later left her unprepared for the harshness of the genuine world—and she quickly fell again right into a mind-numbing wash of substances. Stum-bling into freefall in New York's East Village within the Nineteen Nineties, Weaver's lifestyles all started a downward spiral marked by way of needles and late-night events, mingled with fears of HIV and loss of life. eventually, confronted with the truth of her swiftly escalating self-destruction, Weaver was once compelled to stand her internal darkness head on.

Gone to the Crazies proves the age-old adage: you cannot come fresh until eventually you will have hit all-time low. via turns wry, heartbreaking, and emotionally excessive, Alison Weaver's enchanting debut fascinates with its shiny depiction of the bonds among friends and family, and the considerate exploration of what it potential to struggle for identification and equilibrium.

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Download E-books Revisioning Women and Drug Use: Gender, Power and the Body PDF

This 'landmark' textual content by means of some of the most revered researchers in drug use considers the problems surrounding the gendering of drug use, and inside this appears seriously at methods - the classical and postmodern. Ettorre has formerly argued for the necessity for a gender-sensitive method of the medication box and the following she contends that this method continues to be missing. This publication attracts jointly theoretical and empirical stories on drug use, offers a accomplished research of gendered our bodies and drug use and examines the assumption of a drug-using society and the results this holds for social inequality and exclusion.

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