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Beauty Secrets: Women and the Politics of Appearance
Beauty Secrets
Women and the Politics of Appearance
Paperback      ISBN: 0896082792
A provocative exploration of the links between appearance, gender and sexuality. Discusses beauty and ugliness, racism and beauty standards, and the role of class in shaping images of beauty.
Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Paperback      ISBN: 067972463x
Through the eyes of Miss Toklas, Gertrude Stein reviews both of their lives before their meeting and during their years of companionship
Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape
Against Our Will
Men, Women and Rape
Paperback      ISBN: 0449908208
Surveys the history of rape and the origins of American rape laws, examines interracial, homosexual, and child rape, and profiles the police-blotter rapist and representative victims
Manhood and the American Renaissance
Manhood and the American Renaissance
Paperback      ISBN: 0801497434
Discusses nineteenth century attitudes toward masculine social roles, and examines how these influenced male and female writers
Catherine the Great: Life and Legend
Catherine the Great
Life and Legend
Paperback      ISBN: 0195061624
The reign of Russia's notorious Empress is examined in an account of her German childhood, marriage to a Grand Duke and overthrow of his government, her infamous love life, and her multinational rule lasting more than three decades.
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933: 1884-1933
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933
1884-1933
Paperback      ISBN: 0140094601
Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and advancing the rights of women; and in her private life, forming lasting intimate friendships with some of the great men and women of her times. This landmark biography provides a compelling new evaluation of one of the most inspiring women in American political history. Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere, it presents an unprecedented portrait of a brave, fierce, passionate political lerader of our century.
Moments of Being
Moments of Being
Paperback      ISBN: 0156619180
Six autobiographical pieces that span her entire career reveal the underlying unity of Woolf's art, thought, and sensibility and the unusual degree to which she integrated personal experiences within her fiction
Laura Ingalls Wilder Country
Laura Ingalls Wilder Country
Paperback      ISBN: 0060973463
Chronicling the lives of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family members, a photographic tour includes images of the cabins, homes, and towns in which she lived, as well as pictures of such items as the family Bible and Pa's fiddle. Reprint.
Virginia Woolf: A Biography
Virginia Woolf
A Biography
Paperback      ISBN: 0156935805
Probes the events of the English author's life paying special attention to her Bloomsbury milieu and her personal relationships
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