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Joan of Arc: By Herself and Her Witnesses
Joan of Arc
By Herself and Her Witnesses
Paperback      ISBN: 0812812603
One feels closer to Joan in these pages than in any modern biographies.--Saturday Review
Mother, Sons, and Lovers: How a Man's Relationship With His Mother Affects the Rest of His Life
Mother, Sons, and Lovers
How a Man's Relationship With His Mother Affects the Rest of His Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0877739455
Analyzes the relationship between mothers and sons, argues that men must come to terms with this relationship before they can fully mature, and suggests a process for development
Prisons We Choose to Live Inside
Prisons We Choose to Live Inside
Paperback      ISBN: 0060390778
In this collection of five original essays, the author examines the current state of humanity--and inhumanity--and urges the individual to rise above the constraints of society to build a better world
Parti-Colored Blocks for a Quilt
Parti-Colored Blocks for a Quilt
Paperback      ISBN: 0472063383
Essays by the distinguished American author, Marge Piercy, examine feminist culture, the nature of literature, and the writing of her poetry and novels
Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839
Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839
Paperback      ISBN: 0820307076
Originally published in 1863, out-of-print and unavailable for almost a century, Frances Anne Kemble's Journal has long been recognized by historians as unique in the literature of American slavery and invaluable for obtaining a clear view of the "peculiar institution" and of life in the antebellum South. Fanny Kemble was one of the leading lights of the English stage in the nineteenth century. During a tour of America in the 1830s she met and married a wealthy Philadelphian, Pierce Butler, part of whose fortune derived from his family's vast cotton and rice plantation on the Sea Islands of Georgia. After their marriage she spent several months living on the plantation. Profoundly shocked by what she saw, she recorded her observations of plantation life in a series of journal entries written as letters to a friend. But she never sent the letters, and not until the Civil War was on and Fanny was divorced from Pierce Butler and living in England were they published. This Brown Thrasher edition incorporates the valuable introduction written by John A. Scott for the 1961 edition published by Alfred A. Knopf, together with the editor's appendices to that edition. It provides the modern reader with the historical and biographical background to move freely and with ease in Mrs. Kemble's world.
He: Understanding Masculine Psychology
He
Understanding Masculine Psychology
Paperback      ISBN: 0060963964
Examines the nature of the psychology of men through a discussion of the legend of Parsifal's quest for the Holy Grail.
West With the Night
West With the Night
Paperback      ISBN: 0865471185
Describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlantic, east to west
Witchcraze: A New History of the European Witch Hunts
Witchcraze
A New History of the European Witch Hunts
Paperback      ISBN: 0062510363
Argues that the witch hunts of the past were essentially a pogrom against women, in which independent women were blamed for the problems of the times
City of Women: Sex and Class in New York, 1789-1860
City of Women
Sex and Class in New York, 1789-1860
Paperback      ISBN: 0252014812
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Wild Swans
Three Daughters of China
Paperback      ISBN: 0385425473
A Chinese woman chronicles the struggle of her grandmother, her mother, and herself to survive in a China torn apart by wars, invasions, revolution, and continuing upheaval, from 1907 to the present