Download First Ladies: A Biographical Dictionary (Facts on File by Dorothy Schneider PDF

By Dorothy Schneider

This biographical dictionary covers all who've held this esteemed "office," together with present First woman Laura Bush. An in-depth introductory essay strains the heritage of the 1st girl, together with adjustments within the belief of what a president's spouse should still do and be, and the way those perceptions were plagued by alterations in society total. The booklet additionally deals fascinating very important facts, corresponding to presidents who had no better halves in the course of their presidencies, better halves who committed themselves to simply household tasks, and other halves who died in the course of their husbands' phrases in place of work.

prepared chronologically through time period of government, each one biographical access contains a certain biography with an emphasis on existence in the course of the presidency, a chronology, and proposals for additional analyzing approximately that first girl.

Show description

Read Online or Download First Ladies: A Biographical Dictionary (Facts on File Library of American History) PDF

Best women books

Political Women and American Democracy

What can we learn about girls, politics, and democracy within the usa? The final thirty years have witnessed a impressive elevate in women's participation in American politics and an explosion of study on girl political actors, and the variations effected by means of them, through the comparable interval.

My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1)

I didn't get this without delay from a retail resource however it seems to be of retail quality.


A smooth masterpiece from one in all Italy’s so much acclaimed authors, My tremendous pal is a wealthy, extreme, and generous-hearted tale approximately pals, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable sort lends itself completely to a meticulous portrait of those girls that also is the tale of a state and a touching meditation at the nature of friendship.

The tale starts within the Nineteen Fifties, in a terrible yet bright local at the outskirts of Naples. transforming into up on those difficult streets the 2 ladies learn how to depend upon one another prior to a person or the rest. As they develop, as their paths time and again diverge and converge, Elena and Lila stay most sensible neighbors whose respective destinies are mirrored and refracted within the different. they're likewise the embodiments of a state present process momentous swap. throughout the lives of those girls, Ferrante tells the tale of a local, a urban, and a rustic because it is remodeled in ways in which, in flip, additionally remodel the connection among her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.

Ferrante is the writer of 3 earlier works of seriously acclaimed fiction: the times of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The misplaced Daughter. With this novel, the 1st in a trilogy, she proves herself to be considered one of Italy’s nice storytellers. She has given her readers a masterfully plotted page-turner, plentiful and beneficiant in its narrative information and characterizations, that also is a trendy paintings of literary fiction destined to please her many fanatics and win new readers to her fiction.

Mary Wollstonecraft: A Literary Life

Mary Wollstonecraft was once a rare person, but her literary lifestyles exemplifies what number ladies of her time used print tradition to result in swap. This learn argues that Protestant society had typically sanctioned women's position in spreading literacy, yet this grew to become politicized within the 1790s.

Women and the New Business Leadership

Within the Woman's position is within the Boardroom the authors placed the company case for extra ladies on corporation forums. within the subsequent e-book they defined how one can in attaining it. right here the authors speak about the function girls administrators can play within the reform of company governance platforms following contemporary monetary, crises in management, governance and the financial system.

Extra resources for First Ladies: A Biographical Dictionary (Facts on File Library of American History)

Example text

Judith, who saved the Jewish people; she flirted with the attacking general, drank him under the table; then she and her maid (whose name is not in the story) whacked off his head, stuck it in a picnic basket and escaped back to the Jewish camp. They staked his head high over the gate, so that when his soldiers charged the camp they were met by their general's bloody head, looming, and ran away as fast as their goyishe little feet could run. Then Judith set her maid free and all the women danced in her honor.

In the wild, female monkeys are observed to bunch up pads of leaves to wipe off oestrus spotting. From still-surviving Stone Age cultures it is recorded that the women weave or fashion clothes, slings for their babies, and rough [ 26 ] • In the Beginning bags to carry what they scavenge or garner. Even today both Maori and Eskimo women contrive pads of a fine soft moss, while Indonesian women make tampon-type balls of a soft vegetable fiber. 19 It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the women capable of bringing the infant human race forward into the future could also have found a way to deal efficiently with their own bodies.

After death her head was separated from her body, and the base of her skull [ 32 ] • In the Beginning opened to extract the brains. 37 Nor was prehistory any stranger to sexual violence. An extraordinary bone carving in the shape of a knife from Isturitz in the BassesPyrénées shows a harpooned bison graphically vomiting blood as it wallows in its death throes. On the other side of the blade a woman similarly harpooned crawls forward on her hands and knees while a male figure crouches lecherously behind her, clearly intent on sexual penetration from the rear, although the droop of her breasts and the swelling of her belly show that she is pregnant.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.17 of 5 – based on 28 votes