Pin Pals Book Buds

2 Enamel Pins

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781452159836

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Rosie's Daughters

The "first Woman To" Generation Tells Its Story

Author: Matilda Butler,Kendra Bonnett

Publisher: Iaso Books

ISBN: 0979306191

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

View: 3847

In Rosie's Daughters, Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett have written an inspiring collective memoir of the generation of women who excelled at “firsts.” These women, born during World War II, were shaped by and then helped to shape the American historic, economic, political and socio-cultural landscape. They were the pioneers who charted the paths for the Boomer generation. From the vantage point of their sixties, they share their experiences and insights with their own and younger generations.The figurative mother of this generation, Rosie the Riveter, is a mythic figure in our culture, with good reason—she built ships, flew bombers and filled thousands of other essential wartime jobs, upending traditional views of “women's work.” When the war was over, however, American industry thanked Rosie and sent her home.Rosie, who had known the economic dislocations of The Depression and the employment and service opportunities of the war period, raised her daughters with a mixed message – stay home as wife and mother – be prepared “in case.” Rosie's Daughters grew up and flung wide the doors of employment opportunity that Rosie had unlocked. These women can claim more career “firsts” and greater socio-cultural change than any previous generation.Their stories, recounted in Rosie's Daughters, show how the post-war education boom, the sexual revolution and the Pill, civil rights and gender equality, the Vietnam War, NOW and consciousness raising, Roe v. Wade, no-fault divorce and other momentous events influenced their lives and shaped their remarkable journeys. The book is a unique combination of personal stories, research, history, photography and the authors' reflections, engagingly written and beautifully presented. This is social history without the turgid prose, a compilation of interviews without the annoying interruption of flow—even a motivational book without the saccharine—in the appealing voice of perceptive authors.Rosie's Daughters will make you laugh and occasionally cry as you read the personal struggles and achievements of this remarkable generation of women who continue to influence our world. Learn from the lessons of their lives as you shape your future.
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Hacker Crackdown

Author: Bruce Sterling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781535486903

Category:

Page: 292

View: 2010

A history of hacker sub-culture in the 1990s - from Operation Sun Devil to the formation of the EFF.
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China Dreams

Growing Up Jewish in Tientsin

Author: Isabelle Maynard

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587291449

Category: History

Page: 166

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An unusually structured memoir reflecting an equally unique childhood. Maynard paints her youth as a Russian Jewish emigre in Tientsin, China, with short, broad strokes, recreating conversations and events in short vignettes and vividly conveying the "alien" community separated from the Chinese and each other by virtue of the difference none seem prepared to bridge. The characters, a British diplomat's wife and daughter, the anti-semitic Russian Orthodox Christians, the French nuns, all take on a new life through the author's sure footed and sensitive prose. Includes photographs. Paper edition (unseen), $13.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Metrophage

A Novel

Author: Richard Kadrey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062334476

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey’s first novel—the cult classic dystopian cyberpunk tale—now back in print after twenty years in a special signed, collectible edition. Welcome to the near future: Los Angeles in the late 21st century—a segregated city of haves and have nots, where morality is dead and technology rules. Here, a small group of wealthy seclude themselves in gilded cages. Beyond their high security compounds, far from their pretty comforts, lies a lawless wasteland where the angry masses battle hunger, rampant disease, and their own despair to survive. Jonny was born into this Hobbesian paradise. A street-wise hustler who deals drugs on the black market—narcotics that heal the body and cool the mind—he looks out for nobody but himself. Until a terrifying plague sweeps through L.A., wreaking death and panic. And no one, not even a clever operator like Jonny, is safe. His own life hanging in the balance, Jonny must risk everything to find the cure—if there is one. The book will include a Q & A with Cory Doctorow.
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Evocative Objects

Things We Think With

Author: Sherry Turkle

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262291644

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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For Sherry Turkle, "We think with the objects we love; we love the objects we think with." In Evocative Objects, Turkle collects writings by scientists, humanists, artists, and designers that trace the power of everyday things. These essays reveal objects as emotional and intellectual companions that anchor memory, sustain relationships, and provoke new ideas.These days, scholars show new interest in the importance of the concrete. This volume's special contribution is its focus on everyday riches: the simplest of objects -- an apple, a datebook, a laptop computer--are shown to bring philosophy down to earth. The poet contends, "No ideas but in things." The notion of evocative objects goes further: objects carry both ideas and passions. In our relations to things, thought and feeling are inseparable.Whether it's a student's beloved 1964 Ford Falcon (left behind for a station wagon and motherhood), or a cello that inspires a meditation on fatherhood, the intimate objects in this collection are used to reflect on larger themes -- the role of objects in design and play, discipline and desire, history and exchange, mourning and memory, transition and passage, meditation and new vision.In the interest of enriching these connections, Turkle pairs each autobiographical essay with a text from philosophy, history, literature, or theory, creating juxtapositions at once playful and profound. So we have Howard Gardner's keyboards and Lev Vygotsky's hobbyhorses; William Mitchell's Melbourne train and Roland Barthes' pleasures of text; Joseph Cevetello's glucometer and Donna Haraway's cyborgs. Each essay is framed by images that are themselves evocative. Essays by Turkle begin and end the collection, inviting us to look more closely at the everyday objects of our lives, the familiar objects that drive our routines, hold our affections, and open out our world in unexpected ways.
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On Their Own Terms

Author: Benjamin A. ELMAN

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674036476

Category: History

Page: 605

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Since the middle of the nineteenth century, imperial reformers, early Republicans, Guomindang party cadres, and Chinese Communists have all prioritized science and technology. In this book, Elman gives a nuanced account of the ways in which native Chinese science evolved over four centuries, under the influence of both Jesuit and Protestant missionaries. In the end, he argues, the Chinese produced modern science on their own terms.
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Life on the Stage

Author: Clara Morris

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434490998

Category: Drama

Page: 420

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The autobiography of stage actress Clara Morris discusses on her life and work, offering a fascinating glimpse into the life of thespians in the 19th century. Originally published in 1901.
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Tarzan the Terrible

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 408

View: 9189

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With a Little Help

Author: Cory Doctorow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780557943050

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

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Anyone who grooved to the counterculture vibe of Doctorow's young-adult novels Little Brother (2008) and For the Win (2010) will embrace these stories heartily-no one can dole out technological cautionary tales while simultaneously celebrating technology as cunningly as Doctorow. This volume's single never-before-published story, "Epoch," is the standout, an ethically thorny but heartfelt update on the classic sf conceit of an AI that becomes too self-aware. Never one to avoid the jugular, Doctorow doesn't bother to assign Google an alias in "Scroogled"; the depiction of a world where we're all "Googlestalked" until we're "guilty of something" feels chillingly immediate. It's not always easy to warm up to Doctorow's purposeful characters, but it's easy to be swept up in their just-barely-futuristic travails of surveillance gone wrong and privacy shattered. Reading this on your iPhone? Then these stories are probably for you. -- Booklist
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The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe

Author: Dr Hil Davidson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415049368

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

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Fragments of ancient belief mingle with folklore and Christian dogma until the original tenets are lost in the myths and psychologies of the intervening years. Hilda Ellis Davidson illustrates how pagan beliefs have been represented and misinterpreted by the Christian tradition, and throws light on the nature of pre-Christian beliefs and how they have been preserved. The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe stresses both the possibilities and the difficulties of investigating the lost religious beliefs of Northern Europe.
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The Benson Murder Case

Author: S. S. Van Dine

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473395046

Category: History

Page: 288

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The Benson Murder Case is the first book in the best-selling Philo Vance series of mystery novels written by S.S. Van Dine. When a local man mysteriously dies, New York dilettante Philo Vance steps in to assist the authorities in their investigations after concluding that they are ill-equipped and lacking in the acumen necessary to solve such a complicated case. After reconstructing the murder in such a was as to prove that the culprit must be five feet, ten and a half inches in height, Vance works together with his friend District Attorney Markham to investigate the victim's business associates and romantic interests until the mystery is finally pieced together. A thrilling book sure to appeal to lovers of mystery and crime fiction, The Benson Murder Case is well worth a read and not to be missed by fans of Van Dine's seminal work. S. S. Van Dine is the pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (1888 – 1939), who was an American art critic and detective novelist. We are proud to republish this antique text here complete with a new prefatory biography of the author.
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A Journal from Japan

"A Daily Record of Life as Seen by a Scientist"

Author: Marie Carmichael Stopes

Publisher: eKitap Projesi via PublishDrive

ISBN: 6059285007

Category: Travel

Page: 183

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This daily journal was written primarily because I well knew that time would force the swiftly passing incidents and impressions to blur each other in my memory. Then want of leisure tempted me to send the journal home to friends in place of letters, and the two or three for whom I originally intended it widened the circle by handing it on to many others, until it has, in a way, become public property. Several of those who have read it have asked me to publish it in book form, and although I vowed that I would not add to the al-ready excessive number of books written on Japan, I have decided to publish this just because it was not written with a view to publication. It is this which gives it any claim to attention, and guarantees its veracity. To preserve its character I have stayed my hand where it has often been tempted to change or revise statements which may sometimes seem too hard in the softening light of distance. Days about which there is no entry were filled with work on my fossils at the University. Many evenings were spent with friends at dinners or dances. Reference to these things has been deleted, for neither the solid work nor the social gaiety is likely to interest any one now. Personalities (alas, not always irrelevant!) have been eliminated of necessity, but I have not attempted to give the text any literary form which it did not originally possess. The words are exactly those jotted down at the time and place that they profess to be, and therefore mirror, as no rewritten phrases could, the direct impression that that time and place made on me. Japan is changing swiftly, and I saw things from a point of view that differs somewhat from any recorded, so that perhaps these daily impressions may have an interest for those who cannot visit Japan, and in the future for those who prefer facts to fair sounding generalisations and beautifully elaborated theories. MARIE C. STOPES. Hampstead, July 1909.
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First Russia, Then Tibet [Illustrated Edition]

Author: Robert Byron

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787202305

Category: History

Page: 266

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Over the course of several months during 1931 and 1932, Robert Byron journeyed to three countries teetering on the brink of change. In Russia, which was stricken by famine, Lenin had just died, Stalin’s dictatorship was in its infancy and the Great Terror had yet to begin. Having taken the first commercial flight to India, which took an astounding seven days, Byron was thrown into the tumultuous last years of the British Raj. Gandhi was imprisoned, while rioting and clashes between Hindus and Muslims had become commonplace. Finally Byron entered Tibet, the forbidden country. Exploring “The Land of Snows”, he saw Tibet as it was when the then Dalai Lama was still ensconced in the Potala Palace, twenty years before China’s invasion. First Russia, Then Tibet is an invaluable first-hand account of transformative moments in periods of change and upheaval.-Print ed. Richly illustrated throughout.
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Gracey's Meat Hygiene

Author: David S. Collins,Robert J. Huey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118650026

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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Gracey’s Meat Hygiene, Eleventh Edition is the definitive reference for veterinarians working in meat hygiene control. This new edition of a classic text reflects the recent significant changes in science, legislation and practical implementation of meat hygiene controls in the UK, Europe and worldwide since the 10th edition was published in 1999. An excellent practical guide for teaching food hygiene to veterinary students worldwide, in addition to laying the foundations of food animal anatomy, pathology and disease. New chapters address the increased concern of both the public and inspectors to issues of animal welfare and recognise the role of the profession, and interest from the consumer, in environmental protection. Key features include: Fully updated new edition, in a refreshed design with colour photographs and illustrations throughout. Includes new content on meat hygiene inspection covering the components of an integrated food safety management system as well as animal health and welfare controls in the ‘farm to fork’ system. A practical approach to health and safety in meat processing is outlined by identifying the hazards and then describing how these can best be controlled. With contributions from veterinary and industry experts, this edition is both a valuable teaching aid and a practical reference for veterinarians and all food business operators and their staff.
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The Society of the Crossed Keys

Author: Stefan Zweig,Wes Anderson

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 1782271090

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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I had never heard of Zweig until six or seven years ago, as allthe books began to come back into print, and I more or less by chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity. I immediately lovedthis book, his one, big, great novel-and suddenly there weredozens more in front of me waiting to read.' Wes Anderson The Society of the Crossed Keys contains Wes Anderson's selections from the writings of the great Austrian author Stefan Zweig, whose life and work inspired The Grand Budapest Hotel . A CONVERSATION WITH WES ANDERSON Wes Anderson discusses Zweig's life and work with Zweig biographer George Prochnik. THE WORLD OF YESTERDAY Selected extracts from Zweig's memoir, The World of Yesterday, an unrivalled evocation of bygone Europe. BEWARE OF PITY An extract from Zweig's only novel, a devastating depictionof the torment of the betrayal of both honour and love. TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN THE LIFE OF A WOMAN One of Stefan Zweig's best-loved stories in full-a passionate tale of gambling, love and death, played out against the stylish backdrop of the French Riviera in the 1920s. ' The World of Yesterday is one of the greatest memoirs of the twentieth century, as perfect in its evocation of the world Zweig loved, as it is in its portrayal of how that world was destroyed.' -- David Hare ' Beware of Pity is the most exciting book I have ever read...a feverish, fascinating novel' -- Antony Beevor 'One of the joys of recent years is the translation into English of Stefan Zweig's stories.'--Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and, between the wars was an international bestselling author. With the rise of Nazism, he left Austria, and lived in London, Bath, New York and Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide. Wes Anderson's films include Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr Fox, and Moonrise Kingdom. He directed and wrote the screenplay for The Grand Budapest Hotel.
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Unflinching Courage

Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas

Author: Kay Bailey Hutchison

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062130706

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 1918

In Unflinching Courage, former United States Senator and New York Times bestselling author Kay Bailey Hutchison brings to life the incredible stories of the resourceful and brave women who shaped the state of Texas and influenced American history. A passionate storyteller, Senator Hutchison introduces the mothers and daughters who claimed a stake in the land when it was controlled by Spain, the wives and sisters who valiantly contributed to the Civil War effort, and ranchers and entrepreneurs who have helped Texas thrive. Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas is a celebration of the strength, bravery, and spirit of these remarkable women and their accomplishments.
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Nevertheless, She Persisted Journal

Author: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press

ISBN: 9781441325617

Category:

Page: 160

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Challenges to face? Mountains to climb? Issues to address? Clarify feelings, engage with your thoughts, process emotions, set goals, and consider opportunities. Write it all out here, within the pages of this motivating and elegant journal. 160 lightly lined pages are provided for writing, sketching, or jotting down ideas. Acid-free archival-quality paper takes pen or pencil beautifully. On front and back covers: Sophisticated florals, a matte black background, and the words ''Nevertheless, She Persisted'' in brush script. Gloss highlights, gold foil detailing, and raised embossing add polish. Complementary coral interior endpapers complement the design. A black elastic band attached to the back cover keeps your place or keeps journal closed. Includes an inside back cover pocket. The small-format size (5 inches wide by 7 inches high) fits easily in most bags and backpacks.
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DELIGHTFUL DALMATIA

Author: Alice Lee Hornor Mrs 1863-1919 Moque

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781361749814

Category: History

Page: 458

View: 6095

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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