Read e-book online Christina von Schweden: Ich fürchte mich nicht: Leben und PDF

By Charlotte Ueckert

Christina von Schweden (1626-1689) battle schon zu Lebzeiten berühmt und berüchtigt. Als heiratsunwillige Regentin entsagte sie dem Thron und konvertierte öffentlich und prunkvoll zum Katholizismus – ein Affront gegenüber ihrem Land.

Die Autorin Charlotte Ueckert zeichnet das Bild einer Königin, die höchst umstrittene Entscheidungen traf, aber auch enorme Anstrengungen unternahm den Dreißigjährigen Krieg zu beenden, und die sich vehement Kultur und Kunst widmete.

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Download PDF by Dietlind Köhncke: Die Wörtersammlerin: Erzählung (German Edition)

By Dietlind Köhncke

Lilibeth und ihre Familie müssen wegen das Bombardements der alliierten das vertraute Berlin verlassen. Sie wird in Ostpreußen eingeschult und ist begeistert von den Wörtern, die sie lernt. Sie beobachtet, wie die Erwachsene reden, lauscht ihren Sätzen und lernt schnell: ›Krieg‹ hat fünf Buchstaben, Frau Ohlmann ist ›arisch‹, nicht nur, weil sie wie eine Königin läuft und der ›Güterzug nach Berlin‹ muss schneller eintreffen als die ›Russen‹. In ihre Sammlung fügt sie jeden Tag neue Wörter und manchmal sogar ganze Sätze ein, wie ›Raus aus dem Haus, rum um die Ecke, rein in den Bunker‹. Und dann soll sie zu ihrem eigenen Vater, der nach langer Zeit nach Hause kommt, ›Onkel Hans‹ sagen, damit die Leute ihn nicht andauernd anzeigen - guy nannte ihn ›Nazi‹, als er abgeholt wurde. Lilibeths Kinderwelt besteht aber auch aus Wörtern, die sie nicht in ihre Sammlung aufnimmt, wie ›Sowjetische Besatzungszone‹, weil das für sie klingt, als würde jemand einen von ganz nahe ansehen, die Stirn runzeln und zischen.

Dietlind Köhncke beschreibt die Kriegs- und Nachkriegszeit aus dem Blickwinkel eines Mädchens, das Wörter sammelt. Kindheit und Jugend sind geprägt von der Flucht, politischen Umbrüchen und Repressalien zweier Systeme. Durch die Kinderbilder wird der familiäre Alltag kartographiert, in dem Frauen die Hauptrolle spielen, ein Stück deutsch-deutsche Geschichte, das schwierige Zeiten durchlebt - unter den Nazis wie unter den Kommunisten.

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Download e-book for kindle: Storms: My Life with Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac by Carol Ann Harris

By Carol Ann Harris

A consummate insider because the female friend of Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist, Carol Ann Harris leads fanatics into the very middle of the band’s storms among 1976 and 1984. From interactions among the band and different stars—Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, and Dennis Wilson—to the chaotic animosity among band individuals, this memoir combines the sensational account of a few of the world’s most famed musicians with an exhilarating love tale. Illustrated with never-before-seen pictures, the events, fights, drug use, shenanigans, and intercourse lives of Fleetwood Mac are offered in intimate element. except for one short interview, Carol Ann Harris hasn't ever sooner than spoken approximately her time with Fleetwood Mac.

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Download e-book for kindle: Women in Long Island's Past: A History of Eminent Ladies and by Natalie A. Naylor

By Natalie A. Naylor

ladies were a part of lengthy Island's previous for hundreds of thousands of years yet are approximately invisible within the documents and background books. From pioneering medical professionals to awesome aviatrixes, writer Natalie A. Naylor brings those larger-than-life yet little-known heroines out of the misplaced pages of island historical past. Anna Symmes Harrison, Julia Gardiner Tyler, Edith Kermit Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt all served as first woman of the U.S., and all had big apple roots. liked kid's writer Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote the key backyard right here, and 1000s of neighborhood suffragists fought for his or her correct to vote within the early 20th century. detect those and different tales of the awesome ladies of lengthy Island.

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De l'Enfer à la Vie (Mémoires, témoignages) (French Edition) - download pdf or read online

By Tessa Naime

Entre amour et amitié, l. a. désillusion est souvent au rendez-vous dans le cœur d’une jeune femme. Prise au piège par los angeles réalité, Tessa Naime se heurte aux remparts du doute, de l’incertitude, de l. a. souffrance. Mais c’est au plus profond de cette plongée en eaux problems qu’elle a su trouver sa plus belle arme : l’écriture.

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Download e-book for iPad: Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story (Screen Classics) by Mollie Gregory

By Mollie Gregory

They've traded punches in knockdown brawls, crashed biplanes via barns, and raced to the rescue in quickly autos. They upload suspense and drama to the tale, portraying the swimmer stalked via the menacing shark, the heroine dangling twenty toes under a hovering scorching air balloon, or the girl jumping 9 toes over a wall to flee a puppy assault. merely knowledgeable could make such feats of bold glance effortless, and stuntwomen with the abilities to accomplish -- and live on -- nice moments of motion in videos were hitting their mark in Hollywood because the starting of film.

Here, Mollie Gregory provides the 1st heritage of stuntwomen within the movie from the silent period to the twenty-first century. within the early years of movies, ladies have been hugely concerned with all elements of movie creation, yet they have been marginalized as video clips turned renowned, and extra vital, ecocnomic. able stuntwomen have been changed via males in wigs, and extremely few labored among the Thirties and Sixties. As overdue because the Nineteen Nineties, males wore wigs and women's outfits to double as actresses, and have been even "painted down" for a few performances, whereas women and men of colour have been on a regular basis denied stunt work.

For many years, stuntwomen have confronted institutional discrimination, unequal pay, and sexual harassment at the same time they jumped from dashing trains and raced horse-drawn carriages clear of burning structures. that includes sixty-five interviews, Stuntwomen showcases the soaking up tales and unusual braveness of ladies who make their dwelling making plans and appearing action-packed sequences that maintain audience' hearts racing.

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Download e-book for kindle: Hartford Mayor Ann Uccello: A Connecticut Trailblazer by Paul Pirrotta,Dennis House

By Paul Pirrotta,Dennis House

In 1967, Antonina �Ann� Uccello grew to become the 1st girl elected as mayor in Hartford and the country. considered one of 5 sisters and the kid of Italian immigrants, her trip towards the yank dream complicated cutting edge recommendations for the industrial and social difficulties of the town. confronted with poverty, unrest and a shrinking tax base, Ann used to be a dynamic chief who handled the city�s concerns at once and pragmatically. She championed larger housing and activity education or even went into the center of riots to calm the crowds. She used to be reelected mayor in 1969, misplaced a very shut election for Congress in 1970 and in 1971 joined the Nixon management as customer affairs director on the division of Transportation. operating heavily with Mayor Ann Uccello, writer Paul Pirrotta appears again on her lifestyles and noteworthy legacy.

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My First Booke of My Life (Early Modern Cultural Studies) - download pdf or read online

By Alice Thornton,Raymond A. Anselment

An early glossy household and religious memoir, My First Booke of My Life depicts the lifetime of Alice Thornton (1626–1707), a fancy, contradictory girl stuck within the altering fortunes and social realities of the 17th century. Her memoir files her standpoint at the Irish uprising and English civil battle in addition to on a plethora of family hazards and problems: from her reluctant marriage, which sought to rescue the sequestered relatives property and transparent her brother’s identify, to monetary crises, to the health problems and deaths of numerous family and 6 kids, to slanderous criticisms of her constancy and her parenting.

 

This first entire version of an autobiographical apologia starts with memories of Thornton’s adolescence and ends with the demise of her husband, restoring nearly 1/2 the unique textual content passed over from the nineteenth-century variation. the picture she models of a girl dedicated to God and family members evolves from the traditional structure of the deliverance memoir right into a rhetorically refined safeguard of her lifestyles in accordance with rumored scandal. Inseparable from the compliment of God and kinfolk is the detailed experience of identification that emerges from the creation, textual content, and annotations, all of which offer an important contribution to early glossy woman’s writing.

 

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By Nicholas J. Willis

Frances Elizabeth Willis (1899 - 1983) lived a impressive lifestyles. She was once the 1st individual to obtain a PhD in Political technology from Stanford college (1923) and the 1st girl to make a occupation within the U.S. international provider (1927 - 1964). She all started as a overseas provider Officer-Unclassified, slowly labored her approach up the overseas provider ladder and was once appointed the 1st career-woman Ambassador in 1953, serving as ambassador to 3 international locations. She used to be appointed the 1st girl occupation Ambassador in 1962. those accomplishments within the face of big gender bias in either the kingdom division and the international provider, breaking glass ceilings-and glass tables-along the best way, are the topic of a gripping new biography, Frances Elizabeth Willis: Up the international provider Ladder to the Summit-Despite the constraints of Her intercourse. all through her unusual profession, Frances conferred with Secretaries of country Grew, Acheson, Dulles and Rusk, leader of Naval Operations Admiral Arleigh Burke, and Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. She was once the single lady to wait the large 4 Summit convention in Geneva in 1955. She hosted celebrities and luminaries together with Eugene Ormandy, Arthur Rubenstein, Louis Armstrong and Clare sales space Luce and had a memorable culinary come across with Julia baby. the hot biography is an important learn for an individual drawn to women's heritage and early twentieth century political history.

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Download e-book for kindle: Love is the Bridge by Eve Clyde,Paula Casper

By Eve Clyde,Paula Casper

Paula and George Fraser either held strong jobs at Paramount photos, and because of their convey enterprise publicity, loads of connections have been on hand. whereas engaged on Little Boy misplaced, George ended up filming a scene outdoor an orphanage in Brussels, Belgium. That was once the start of pursing their dream of having a child.

The technique with the governments used to be grueling. It was once one unhappiness after another—too many almosts. yet not anything might deter Paula and George from getting the kid they so desperately sought after. the 1st genuine glimmer of wish got here within the mail, an image of a virtually eight-year-old lady. It was once love before everything sight.

Time appeared never-ending, the investigations by no means finishing. How for much longer earlier than the little lady within the photo turned theirs? No quitting, not anything wanting dying, may cease Paula and George from getting…me.

Love is the Bridge brings wish and finally proves that blood isn't constantly thicker than water.

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