Category: Women


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Across an Untried Sea: Discovering Lives Hidden in the Shadow of Convention and Time

By: Markus, Julia

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Westminister, Maryland, U. S. A., Alfred A Knopf Inc: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001325

ISBN: 0679445994

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

This book retrieves the lives of Victorian women - writers, actresses, poets, journalists, sculptors, and social reformers - celebrated in their day but forgotten in ours. The author focuses in particular on the Americal Charlotte Cushmon, the most famous English-speaking actress of her day; and on the Scottish Jane Welsh Carlyle, a brilliant London hostess who gave up private ambition to become the wife of her friend Thomas Carlyle. Of this book Gloria Steinem said "Across an Untried Sea is as fascinating as any novel, and as mind-blowing as every historical revelation. If forgetting is t... View more info

If You Want to Soar. You've Got to Learn to Fly

By: Pace, Anita

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Beaverton, Oregon, U. S. A., Baby Steps Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001476

ISBN: 0963166611

Condition: As New with no dust jacket

Great for discussion with a book club - ten copies available. Are people more alike or more different? Are our experiences in growing up so different from one another? Anita Pace takes her feelings, experiences, fears and dreams and they are re-told from you child to womanhood. As she becomes increasingly aware of her sexuality and inequities between the sexes, she must struggle to become who she is, although the striving for confomity has been driven inside her by family and church. Insightful and humorous from the innocence of a child's mind to the conflicts of adolescense, this book is not ... View more info

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In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution

By: Brownmiller, Susan

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Dial Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001430

ISBN: 0385314868

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

No long ago, the concept of equal pay for equal work did not exist, when women of all ages were "girls, " when abortion was a back-alley fix, when there was no such thing as a rape crisis center or a shelter for battered women, when "sexual harassment" had not yet been named and defined. "If conditions are right, " Susan Brownmiller says in this stunning memoir, "if the anger of enough people has reached the boiling point, the exploding passion can ignite a societal transformation. " This book tells the story of that transformation as only Brownmiller can. She b... View more info

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Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman's Survival under Saddam Hussein

By: Sasson, Jean

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, Dutton Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001997

ISBN: 0525948112

Condition: New in New dust jacket

Shocking. Candid. Sad, sobering, and compassionate. - San Francisco Chronicle. Mayada's story, both past and present, is truly incredible. Her family was one of the most distinguished and honored families in Iraq. One grandfather fought alongside Lawrence of Arabia. The other was the first true Arab nationalist (admired greatly by Saddam Hussein) . Her uncle was prime minister of Iraq for nearly forty years; her mother an important government official. When Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party seized power in 1979, Mayada didn't foresee the devestation it would wreak upon her life and her beloved cou... View more info

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Psychotropic Drugs and Women: Fast Facts

By: Hendrick, M. D. , Victoria; Gitlin, M. D. , Michaell

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc.: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002999

ISBN: 0393704211

Condition: New with no dust jacket

At a time when the use of psychotropic drugs is on the rise and medical understanding of female physiology is becoming increasingly complex, the specific treatment needs of women seeking psychiatric or psychological care demand special attention. Designed as a day-to-day clinical practice guide, this book provides information for the treatment of psychiatric disorders across the reproductive lives of women. In this book, readers will find extended discussions of the medication of depressive, bipolar, and anxiety disorders plus schizophrenia and eating disorders. Key drug classes are discussed ... View more info

Sweet Suffering : Woman As Victim

By: Shainess, Natalie

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Old Tappan, Nj, U. S. A., MacMillan Publishing Company, Incorporated: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000690

ISBN: 0672527669

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

This book belongs in the hands of every woman who feels she is always being stepped on by others, is being put down, ignored, or abused. Such a woman, feeling that she is somehow a born victim, suffers, in fact, because she is locked into a pattern of inflicting psychic pain on herself. Submitting always to the will and whim of others, she perpetuates her own misery by living in fear that she would somehow OFFEND if she tried to stand up for herself. Presented using case histories, studying the ways in which one is mistreated and how changed behavior can change the way one is treated. 263 page... View more info

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Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices

By: Shohat, Ella

Price: $21.16

Publisher: Durham, NC, Duke University Press: 2006

Seller ID: 002809

ISBN: 0822337711

Condition: New with no dust jacket

This book brings together for the first time a selection of trailblazing essays by Ella Shohat, an internationally renowned theorist of postcolonial and cultural studies. Written over the past two decades, these twelve essays - some classic, some less known, some new - trace a powerful intellectual trajectory as Shohat rigorously teases out the consequences of a deep critique of Eurocentric epistemology. This volume not only illuminates many of the concerns that have animated the study of cultural politics over the past two decades, it also points toward new scholarly possibilities. 406 pages ... View more info

The Pumpkin Eater

By: Mortimer, Penelope

Price: $16.56

Publisher: New York, McGraw Hill Book Company: 1962

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 000560

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

The plain white dust jacket hides a rare, profound, and disturbing book which is finely constructed and moving to anyone who reads it. It is the story of a woman's emotional breakdown and recovery, but it is so much more. It is a gratifying book in its revelation of a tragic woman painfully trying to find her way in a world where she has lost touch with reality. It is a reading that will enhance one's outlook on life. The binding is wrapped in a mylar-covered dust jacket. The jacket has one mark on it's plain expanse - about 1/2" long vertically from the top down. 222 pages, Only the ffep ... View more info

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To Hell with all That: the Housewife Reconsidered

By: Flanagan, Caitlin

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown And Company: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002436

ISBN: 0316736872

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

This is an uncorrected proof. The original title was To Hell With All That, Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife. Written by Caitlin Flanagan, the hilarious and provocative social critic, compares the rituals and experiences that shaped the fifties housewife with those that have forged the modern woman and arrives at some surprising conclusions. In her signature prose - brightly funny and brutally honest - Flanagan examines everything from the white-wedding craze to the epidemic of undersexed marriages. Whether she is reporting on the mommy wars, the anticlutter movement, or America's new n... View more info

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We Are Our Mothers' Daughters

By: Roberts, Cokie

Price: $5.06

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Morrow/Avon: 1998

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 000880

ISBN: 0688151981

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

Cokie Roberts takes her readers on a personal and political journey, exploring the diverse roles women have played throughout American history and the connections and distinctions among different generations of women. On a personal level, each essay is an introduction to several of the fascinating women Roberts has encountered during the course of her reporting career; she also relates powerful and moving anecdotes about the women in her life. The binding has a small dark spot in the back at the bottom. 197 pages, including a list of suggested reading. Jacket not clipped. 12mo - over 6¾"... View more info

Women Themselves

By: Johnston, Johanna

Price: $9.23

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1973

Seller ID: WO-10001

Condition: Fine in Good dust jacket

Jacket is good except for a 1" tear at the top and smaller chips at the top. The binding is a reinforced durable binding. Price clipped. Prior owner's name and date written on first page. Book details important contributions women have made to the world, which typically go unnoticed. Only a small part is filled in. The book starts with welcoming the baby into the new world. 134 pages, some illustrations, some Hebrew included. 7" x 10". 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. View more info