Download E-books Goddess: Inside Madonna PDF

By Barbara Victor

An intimate biography of Madonna with never-before released information regarding the performer that lines her evolution and explains her striking popularity.

From the instant Madonna first seemed at the overseas song scene, she has been hounded, criticized, commemorated, respected, and ignored--and regardless of those conflicting reactions has controlled to set social, sexual, and musical developments of the final 20 years. She is a chameleon determine who has replaced her glance and her sound dramatically through the years, and regardless of her exhibitionist traits and the serious scrutiny of the clicking, has remained an enigma to the general public, conserving her so much intimate identification hidden from all yet her closest neighbors. GODDESS starts off with fabric from a 1993 interview Victor had with Madonna. the writer has interviewed Madonna's maternal grandmother, father, stepmother, siblings, first boyfriends, highschool buddy with whom she had a lesbian dating, dance teacher/mentor, and lots of extra humans from her formative years.
Victor examines her emotional lifestyles, her profession, the actual fact or delusion of her lesbian and heterosexual relationships, her flavor, her genius for reinvention, her amazing enterprise experience.

Show description

Download E-books Nancy Pelosi: First Woman Speaker of the House (Gateway Biographies (Paperback)) PDF

By Lisa Tucker McElroy

Mom of 5, grandmother of six, and Speaker of the home! Nancy Pelosi made heritage while she grew to become the 1st girl Speaker of the home in January 2007. As moment within the line of succession for the U.S. presidency, may still anything ensue to the president and vice chairman, she has attained the top political place ever held through a lady.

Show description

Download E-books The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing PDF

By Lori Alvord

The 1st Navajo lady physician combines western drugs and standard healing.

A spellbinding trip among worlds, this awesome booklet describes doctor Lori Arviso Alvord's struggles to convey sleek medication to the Navajo reservation in Gallup, New Mexico—and to convey the values of her humans to a remedy procedure at risk of wasting its heart.

Dr. Alvord left a dusty reservation in New Mexico for Stanford collage scientific institution, turning into the 1st Navajo girl health care professional. emerging above the chances offered through her personal tradition and the male-dominated international of surgeons, she lower back to the reservation to discover a brand new problem. In dramatic encounters, Dr. Alvord witnessed the ability of trust to steer healthiness, for stable or for sick. She got here to merge the most recent breakthroughs of clinical technological know-how with the traditional tribal paths to restoration and wellbeing, following the Navajo philosophy of a balanced and harmonious lifestyles, referred to as jogging in attractiveness. And now, in bringing those rules to the realm of medication, The Scalpel and the Silver Bear joins these few infrequent works, akin to Healing and the Mind, whose rules have replaced scientific practices-and our knowing of the realm.

Show description

Download E-books Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster (Oxford Historical Monographs) PDF

Ladies and the Counter-Reformation in Early glossy Münster examines how ladies from diverse social backgrounds encountered the Counter-Reformation. the point of interest is on Münster, a urban within the north of Germany, which used to be uncovered to strong Protestant impacts which culminated within the infamous Anabaptist country of 1534. After the defeat of the unconventional Protestants, the town used to be lower back to Catholicism and a stringent programme of reform was once enforced.
by means of studying concubinage, piety, marriage, deviance, and convent reform, middle problems with the Counter-Reformation's quest for renewal, this attention-grabbing learn indicates how girls participated within the social and non secular adjustments of the time, and the way their lives have been formed by way of the Counter-Reformation. making use of learn into the political, non secular, and social associations, and utilizing a powerful number of resources, Simone Laqua-O'Donnell engages with the way in which girls skilled the hot religiosity,
morality, and self-discipline that was once brought to the town of Münster in this turbulent time.

Show description

Download E-books Women of Achievement: Women of Achievement: Written for The Fireside Schools Under the Auspices of the Woman's American Baptist Home Mission Society PDF

The paintings of the hearth faculties was once all started in 1884 via Joanna P. Moore, who used to be born in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, September 26, 1832, and who died in Selma, Alabama, April 15, 1916. for 50 years leave out Moore used to be renowned as an earnest employee for the betterment of the Negro humans of the South. starting during the Civil battle, at Island No. 10, in November, 1863, she gave herself untiringly to the paintings to which she felt referred to as. In 1864 she ministered to a bunch of individuals at Helena, Arkansas. In 1868 she went to Lauderdale, Mississippi, to assist the buddies in an orphan asylum. whereas she used to be at one time left briefly accountable for the establishment cholera broke out, and 11 childrens died inside one week; yet she remained at her publish till the fury of the plague was once abated. She spent 9 years within the region of recent Orleans, interpreting the Bible to people who couldn't learn, writing letters looking for misplaced ones, and particularly taking good care of the helpless outdated girls that she met. In 1877 the Woman's American Baptist domestic undertaking Society gave her its first fee.

Show description

Download E-books Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirman (The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses) PDF

By Shirin Yim Bridges

In what can be a story from the Arabian Nights, a woman grows up in 13th century Persia to be so fascinating that she is abducted a number of instances for her good looks. She unearths shelter finally within the hands of a prince, who marries her and makes her a princess. With him she ideas a state and is so clever that, on his dying, the folks ask her to proceed as their sovereign. yet on the finish of her lengthy reign, she is remembered primarily for her kindness and compassion. This e-book brings to lifestyles the tale of Qutlugh Terkan Khatun, a true and memorable princess who introduced her humans a golden age of peace and prosperity.

Richly illustrated and narrated with humor, The pondering Girl’s Treasury of actual Princesses brings to existence the tales of genuine and noteworthy princesses who controlled to do what few proposal possible.

Show description

Download E-books Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World PDF

By Rachel Ignotofsky

It’s a systematic truth: ladies rock!
 
A charmingly illustrated and academic ebook, Women in technology highlights the contributions of 50 amazing girls to the fields of technology, expertise, engineering, and arithmetic (STEM) from the traditional to the trendy international. filled with awesome, singular paintings, this attention-grabbing assortment additionally includes infographics approximately appropriate themes similar to lab apparatus, premiums of ladies at the moment operating in STEM fields, and an illustrated medical thesaurus. The trailblazing girls profiled contain recognized figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, in addition to lesser-known pioneers reminiscent of Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo eleven venture to the moon.
 
girls in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid girls who've cleared the path for the subsequent new release of woman engineers, biologists, mathematicians, medical professionals, astronauts, physicists, and extra!

Show description