By Timothy Leary
From making plans the psychedelic revolution with Allen Ginsberg, Peggy Hitchcock, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti to discussing Dr. Albert Hoffman's mythical bicycle trip domestic after the world's first planned ingestion of LSD, Timothy Leary's ardour affected a whole tradition and prompted glossy international background. Leary's unique, lively, and psychedelic autobiography is now repackaged in an all new version.
By Marilyn S. Greenwald
For twenty-five years, Charlotte Curtis was once a society/women’s reporter and editor and an op-ed editor on the ny occasions. because the first lady part editor on the occasions, Curtis was once a pioneering journalist and one of many first national to alter the character and content material of the women’s pages from fluffy marriage ceremony bulletins and recipes to the extra newsy, issue-oriented tales that symbolize them this day. during this riveting biography, Marilyn Greenwald describes how a girl reporter from Columbus, Ohio, broke into the ranks of the male-dominated top echelon on the manhattan instances. It files what she did to prevail and what she needed to sacrifice. Charlotte Curtis cleared the path for the reporters who her. a lady of the days deals a chronicle of her hard-won trip as she invents her personal model of feminism throughout the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies. within the telling of this outstanding woman’s existence is the tale, besides, of a severe period within the nation’s social historical past.
By Justin C. Vovk
Augusta Victoria, Mary, Alexandra, and Zita have been 4 ladies who have been born to rule. In Imperial Requiem, Justin C. Vovk narrates the epic tale of 4 girls who have been married to the reigning monarchs of Europe's final empires through the past due 19th and early 20th centuries.
Using a various array of fundamental and secondary resources, letters, diary entries, and interviews with descendants, Vovk presents an in-depth check out the lives of 4 outstanding ladies who stayed faithfully at their husbands' facets during the cataclysm of the 1st international conflict and the tumultuous years that undefined. on the facilities of those 4 nice monarchies have been Augusta Victoria, Germany's respected empress whose unwavering dedication to her bombastic husband made her a countrywide icon; Mary, whose Cinderella tale and vast own energy made her the soul of the British monarchy via a few of its maximum crises; Alexandra, the ill-fated tsarina who helped topple the Russian monarchy via her useless rule; and Zita, the resolute empress of Austria whose tale of loss and exile captivated the world's cognizance for seven decades.
Imperial Requiem stocks the attention-grabbing tale of 4 princesses who married for romance, graced imperial thrones, and watched as their loved worlds have been torn aside by means of warfare, revolution, heartache, and loss.
By Harriet Pass Freidenreich
Lady, Jewish, and trained offers a collective biography of Jewish ladies who attended universities in Germany or Austria sooner than the Nazi period. To what quantity may perhaps middle-class Jewish ladies within the early many years of the 20 th century mix kinfolk and careers? What effect did anti-Semitism and gender discrimination have in shaping their own offerings? Harriet Freidenreich analyzes the lives of 460 relevant ecu Jewish collage girls, targeting their kin backgrounds, college reports, specialist careers, and judgements approximately marriage and kids. She evaluates the position of discrimination and anti-Semitism in shaping the careers of teachers, physicians, and legal professionals within the 4 many years previous international warfare II and assesses the results of Nazism, the Holocaust, and emigration at the lives of a more youthful cohort of ladies. The lifestyles tales of the ladies profiled show the braveness, personality, and resourcefulness with which they faced demanding situations nonetheless confronted through girls at the present time.
By Jeanne Cordova
Brash and bold, activist Jeanne Córdova resides with one lady and falling in love with one other, yet her passionate ideals inform her that her first accountability is to the revolution” to swap the area and finish discrimination opposed to gays and lesbians. attempting to compartmentalize her sexual existence, she turns into an investigative reporter for the well-known, underground L.A. loose Press and reveals herself concerned with overlaying the elements Underground, Angela Davis; exposing neo-Nazi bomber Captain Joe Tomassi, and befriending Emily Harris of the Symbionese Liberation military. even as she is growing what's going to be the heart of her innovative lesbian international: her personal newsmagazine, The Lesbian Tide, destined to turn into the voice of the nationwide lesbian feminist movement.
By turns provocative and daringly sincere, Cordova renders emblematic scenes of the eraranging from strike protests to utopian tune gala's, to underground conferences with radical fugitiveswith interval element and evocative characters. should you got here of age within the 70s, and should you weren’t round yet nonetheless ask What was once it like?’ Outlaws takes you again to re-live it. It additionally deals insights approximately ethics, determination making and approach, nonetheless appropriate today.
With an creation by means of well known lesbian historian Lillian Faderman, When We have been Outlaws paints a bright portrait of activism and the quest for self-identity, set opposed to the turbulent panorama of a number of struggles for social switch that swept millions of usa citizens into the streets.
By Marc Fleisher
Earlier than he obtained his analysis of Asperger Syndrome (AS) within the Nineteen Seventies, Marc Fleisher used to be thought of mentally retarded; but he went on opposed to the chances to achieve math levels and to adopt post-graduate reports in math. during this enticing tale Marc relates how, supported through his family members and through providers for individuals with autism, and regardless of relatives tragedy and private problems, he learnt to get the main out of lifestyles. He stocks, with humour and candour, a mess of useful information for individuals with AS, and people round them, rounding off his tale with appendices on astronomy, parallel universes, and the maths of unfeasibly huge numbers
By Steven C. Hahn
The tale of Mary Musgrove (1700–1764), a Creek Indian–English girl suffering for achievement in colonial society, is an unbelievable one.
As a literate Christian, entrepreneur, and spouse of an Anglican clergyman, Mary was once certainly one of a small variety of “mixed blood” Indians to accomplish a place of prominence between English colonists. Born to a Creek mom and an English father, Mary’s bicultural historical past ready her for an eventful maturity spent within the tough and tumble international of Colonial Georgia Indian affairs.
Active in international relations, exchange, and politics—affairs mostly ruled via men—Mary labored as an interpreter among the Creek Indians and the colonists—although a few argue that she did so for her personal earnings, changing translations to sway transactions in her want. Widowed two times within the leading of her lifestyles, Mary and her successive husbands claimed tremendous tracts of land in Georgia (illegally, as British officers may have it) via advantage of her Indian history, thereby souring her dating with the colony’s governing officers and significantly straining the colony’s courting with the Creek Indians.
Using Mary’s lifestyles as a story thread, Steven Hahn explores the hooked up histories of the Creek Indians and the colonies of South Carolina and Georgia. He demonstrates how the fluidity of race and gender kinfolk at the southern frontier finally succumbed to extra inflexible hierarchies that supported the region’s rising plantation system.
By Magdolna Hargittai
Magdolna Hargittai makes use of over fifteen years of in-depth dialog with woman physicists, chemists, biomedical researchers, and different scientists to shape cohesive rules at the nation of the fashionable girl scientist. The compilation, in line with sixty conversations, examines designated demanding situations that girls with critical medical aspirations face. as well as addressing demanding situations and the unjustifiable underrepresentation of ladies on the better degrees of academia, Hargittai takes a balanced procedure via discussing how probably the most profitable of those ladies have controlled to acquire expert luck and private happiness.
Women Scientists portrays scientists from various backgrounds, assorted geographical regions-eighteen nations from 4 continents-and leaders from various specialist backgrounds, together with 8 Nobel laureate ladies. The ebook is split into 3 sections: "Husband and spouse Teams," "Women on the Top," and "In excessive Positions." Hargittai makes use of her personal event to introduce her first part at the lives of renowned clinical and addresses the fun and drawbacks of husband and spouse groups. the second one part is a finished exploration of the struggles and triumphs of "women on the top." Hargittai introduces girls from nations the place quite little has been written approximately lady scientists. the ultimate part specializes in girls scientists concerned with technological know-how management and management. Hargittai's biographical sketches function types for budding scientists.The publication is a far wanted account of lady presence and impact within the sciences.
By George L. Mosse, Walter Laqueur
Simply weeks ahead of his dying in January 1999, George L. Mosse, one of many nice American historians, comprehensive writing his memoir, a desirable and fluent account of a extraordinary existence that spanned 3 continents and plenty of of the most important occasions of the 20 th century. Confronting heritage describes Mosse's opulent early life in Weimar Berlin; his exile in Paris and England, together with boarding institution and research at Cambridge collage; his moment exile within the U.S. At Haverford, Harvard, Iowa, and Wisconsin; and his prolonged remains in London and Jerusalem. Mosse discusses being a Jew and his attachment to Israel and Zionism, and he addresses his gayness, his popping out, and his becoming scholarly curiosity in problems with sexuality. This touching memoir - instructed with the readability, ardour, and verve that entranced millions of Mosse's scholars - is guided partially by means of his trust that 'what guy is, purely heritage tells' and, so much of all, via the significance of discovering one's self during the pursuit of fact and during a decent and unflinching research of one's position within the context of the days.
By Jacqueline Taylor
“Well-written, soaking up, and a good excitement to learn . . . will attract Christians suffering to sq. their conventional ideals with popularity of homosexuality in addition to to all these drawn to adoption, lesbian marriage, and the altering form of America’s families.”—Elizabeth C. positive, Virginia Tech University Waiting for the decision takes readers from the foothills of the Appalachians—where Jacqueline Taylor was once cited in a strict evangelical household—to modern Chicago, the place she and her lesbian companion are elevating a kinfolk. In a voice by means of turns comedian and loving, Taylor recounts the fantastic trip that took her in profoundly varied instructions from these she or her mom and dad can have ever envisioned. Taylor’s father used to be a Southern Baptist preacher, and he or she struggled to house his strictures in addition to her mother’s manic-depressive episodes. After leaving for school, Taylor reveals herself wondering her religion and identification, questions that proceed to mount when—after divorces, a doctoral measure, and her first kiss with a woman—she discovers her personal lesbianism and starts off a such a lot untraditional relations that grows to incorporate followed kids from Peru. Even as she celebrates and cherishes this new relations, Taylor insists at the probability of keeping a loving connection to her non secular roots. whereas she and her companion look for the right way to clarify adoption to their young children and solution the inevitable query, “Which one is your mom?” in addition they search out a church that may unite their love of relatives and their religion. informed within the nice storytelling culture of the yankee South, filled with deep feeling and wry humor, expecting the decision engagingly demonstrates how one girl bridged the gulf among religion and sexual identification with no leaving behind her principles.