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Three Women
by Lisa Taddeo

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淓xtraordinary鈥 nonfiction literary masterpiece鈥 can鈥檛 remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as <i>Three Women</i>.鈥?鈥擡lizabeth Gilbert</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淭addeo spent eight years reporting this groundbreaking book....Breathtaking....Staggeringly intimate.鈥?</b><b>鈥?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淭he most in-depth look at the female sex drive that鈥檚 been published in decades.鈥?鈥?lt;i>New York</i></b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淎 dazzling achievement...<i>Three Women</i> burns a flare-bright path through the dark woods of women鈥檚 sexuality.鈥?</b><b>鈥?lt;i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /> <br /><b>Desire as we鈥檝e never seen it before: a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.</b><br /><br />It thrills us and torments us. It controls our thoughts, destroys our lives, and it鈥檚 all we live for. Yet we almost never speak of it. And as a buried force in our lives, desire remains largely unexplored鈥攗ntil now. Over the past eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has driven across the country six times to embed herself with ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds. The result,<i> Three Women</i>, is the deepest nonfiction portrait of desire ever written and one of the most anticipated books of the year.<br /> <br />We begin in suburban Indiana with Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. She passes her days cooking and cleaning for a man who refuses to kiss her on the mouth, protesting that 鈥渢he sensation offends鈥?him. To Lina鈥檚 horror, even her marriage counselor says her husband鈥檚 position is valid. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks. When she reconnects with an old flame through social media, she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming.<br /> <br />In North Dakota we meet Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student who finds a confidant in her handsome, married English teacher. By Maggie鈥檚 account, supportive nightly texts and phone calls evolve into a clandestine physical relationship, with plans to skip school on her eighteenth birthday and make love all day; instead, he breaks up with her on the morning he turns thirty. A few years later, Maggie has no degree, no career, and no dreams to live for. When she learns that this man has been named North Dakota鈥檚 Teacher of the Year, she steps forward with her story鈥攁nd is met with disbelief by former schoolmates and the jury that hears her case. The trial will turn their quiet community upside down.<br /> <br />Finally, in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, we meet Sloane鈥攁 gorgeous, successful, and refined restaurant owner鈥攚ho is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women. He picks out partners for her alone or for a threesome, and she ensures that everyone鈥檚 needs are satisfied. For years, Sloane has been asking herself where her husband鈥檚 desire ends and hers begins. One day, they invite a new man into their bed鈥攂ut he brings a secret with him that will finally force Sloane to confront the uneven power dynamics that fuel their lifestyle.<br /> <br />Based on years of immersive reporting, and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, <i>Three Women</i> is a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today鈥檚 America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power. It is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy, that introduces us to three unforgettable women鈥攁nd one remarkable writer鈥攚hose experiences remind us that we are not alone.
The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite聽Stories of Courage and Resilie...
by , Chelsea Clinton

Language

English

Pages

461

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b>Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them鈥攚omen with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.</b><br /><br />She couldn鈥檛 have been more than seven or eight years old. 鈥淕o ahead, ask your question,鈥?her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, 鈥淵ou鈥檙e my hero. Who鈥檚 yours?鈥?<br /> <br />Many people鈥攅specially girls鈥攈ave asked us that same question over the years. It鈥檚 one of our favorite topics.<br /> <br />HILLARY: Growing up, I knew hardly any women who worked outside the home. So I looked to my mother, my teachers, and the pages of<i> Life</i> magazine for inspiration. After learning that Amelia Earhart kept a scrapbook with newspaper articles about successful women in male-dominated jobs, I started a scrapbook of my own. Long after I stopped clipping articles, I continued to seek out stories of women who seemed to be redefining what was possible.<br /> <br />CHELSEA: This book is the continuation of a conversation the two of us have been having since I was little. For me, too, my mom was a hero; so were my grandmothers. My early teachers were also women. But I grew up in a world very different from theirs. My pediatrician was a woman, and so was the first mayor of Little Rock who I remember from my childhood. Most of my close friends鈥?moms worked outside the home as nurses, doctors, teachers, professors, and in business. And women were going into space and breaking records here on Earth.<br /> <br />Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there鈥檚 a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book.<br /> <br />So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named something no one had dared talk about before. Historian Mary Beard used wit to open doors that were once closed, and Wangari Maathai, who sparked a movement to plant trees, understood the power of role modeling. Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai looked fear in the face and persevered. Nearly every single one of these women was fiercely optimistic鈥攖hey had faith that their actions could make a difference. And they were right.<br /> <br />To us, they are all gutsy women鈥攍eaders with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. So in the moments when the long haul seems awfully long, we hope you will draw strength from these stories. We do. Because if history shows one thing, it鈥檚 that the world needs gutsy women.
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Wh...
by Sonia Purnell

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b>聽<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />鈥淓<b>xcellent鈥his book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down</b>.鈥?-- <i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />"A compelling biography of a masterful spy, and a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people -- and a little resistance." - <b>NPR</b><br /><br /><b>The never-before-told story of Virginia Hall, the American spy who changed the course of World War II, from the author of <i>Clementine</i></b></b><br /><br />In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." <br /><br />The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill's "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare." She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and--despite her prosthetic leg--helped to light the flame of the French Resistance, revolutionizing secret warfare as we know it. <br /><br />Virginia established vast spy networks throughout France, called weapons and explosives down from the skies, and became a linchpin for the Resistance. Even as her face covered wanted posters and a bounty was placed on her head, Virginia refused order after order to evacuate. She finally escaped through a death-defying hike over the Pyrenees into Spain, her cover blown. But she plunged back in, adamant that she had more lives to save, and led a victorious guerilla campaign, liberating swathes of France from the Nazis after D-Day.<br /><br />Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall--an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance, and personal triumph over shocking adversity. <i>A Woman of No Importance</i> is the breathtaking story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win the war.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p><strong>A<em> New York Times</em>, <em>USA Today, </em>and<em> Wall Street Journal</em> Bestseller!</strong><br /><strong>Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Bookclub Selection - May/June 2018 </strong></p><p>"<strong>the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still</strong>."鈥擭PR Books </p><p><em>The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger</em></p><p>The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p><p>Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive 鈥?until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p><p>But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. </p><p>Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p>
A People's History of the American Revolution: How Common People ...
by Ray Raphael

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English

Pages

527

Publication Date

May 24, 2011

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<b>鈥淭he best single-volume history of the Revolution I have read.鈥?鈥擧oward Zinn</b><br /> 聽<br /> Upon its initial publication, Ray Raphael鈥檚 magisterial聽<i>A People鈥檚 History of the American Revolution</i>聽was hailed by聽NPR鈥檚 <i>Fresh Air</i>聽as 鈥渞elentlessly aggressive and unsentimental.鈥?With impeccable skill, Raphael presented a wide array of fascinating scholarship within a single volume, employing a bottom-up approach that has served as a revelation.<br /> 聽<br /><i>A People鈥檚 History of the American Revolution</i>聽draws upon diaries, personal letters, and other Revolutionary-era treasures, weaving a thrilling 鈥測ou are there鈥?narrative鈥斺€渁 tapestry that uses individual experiences to illustrate the larger stories鈥? Raphael shifts the focus away from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to the slaves they owned, the Indians they displaced, and the men and boys who did the fighting (<i>Los Angeles Times Book Review</i>).<br /> 聽<br /> This 鈥渞emarkable perspective on a familiar part of American history鈥?helps us appreciate more fully the incredible diversity of the American Revolution (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>).<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淭hrough letters, diaries, and other accounts, Raphael shows these individuals鈥攚hite women and men of the farming and laboring classes, free and enslaved African Americans, Native Americans, loyalists, and religious pacifists鈥攁cting for or against the Revolution and enduring a war that compounded the difficulties of everyday life.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Library Journal聽</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎 tour de force聽.聽.聽. Ray Raphael has probably altered the way in which future historians will see events.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The Sunday Times</i>
The Yellow House: A Memoir
by Sarah M. Broom

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><p></p><p><b>A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.</b></p><p></p><p>In 1961, Sarah M. Broom鈥檚 mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant鈥攖he postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah鈥檚 father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarah鈥檚 birth, the Yellow House would become Ivory Mae鈥檚 thirteenth and most unruly child.</p> <p>A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Broom鈥檚 <i>The Yellow House</i> tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America鈥檚 most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother鈥檚 struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. <i>The Yellow House</i> expands the map of New Orleans to include the stories of its lesser known natives, guided deftly by one of its native daughters, to demonstrate how enduring drives of clan, pride, and familial love resist and defy erasure. Located in the gap between the 鈥淏ig Easy鈥?of tourist guides and the New Orleans in which Broom was raised, <i>The Yellow House</i> is a brilliant memoir of place, class, race, the seeping rot of inequality, and the internalized shame that often follows. It is a transformative, deeply moving story from an unparalleled new voice of startling clarity, authority, and power.</p>
Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Y...
by Emily Nagoski

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

March 03, 2015

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***A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTELLER***<br /> <br />An essential exploration of why and how women鈥檚 sexuality works鈥攂ased on groundbreaking research and brain science鈥攖hat will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.<br /><br />Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a 鈥減ink pill鈥?for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never be the answer鈥攂ut as a result of the research that鈥檚 gone into it, scientists in the last few years have learned more about how women鈥檚 sexuality works than we ever thought possible, and <i>Come as You Are</i> explains it all.<br /> <br />The first lesson in this essential, transformative book by Dr. Emily Nagoski is that every woman has her own unique sexuality, like a fingerprint, and that women vary more than men in our anatomy, our sexual response mechanisms, and the way our bodies respond to the sexual world. So we never need to judge ourselves based on others鈥?experiences. Because women vary, and that鈥檚 normal.<br /> <br />Second lesson: sex happens in a context. And all the complications of everyday life influence the context surrounding a woman鈥檚 arousal, desire, and orgasm.<br /> <br />Cutting-edge research across multiple disciplines tells us that the most important factor for women in creating and sustaining a fulfilling sex life, is not what you do in bed or how you do it, but <i>how you feel about it</i>. Which means that stress, mood, trust, and body image are not peripheral factors in a woman鈥檚 sexual wellbeing; they are central to it. Once you understand these factors, and how to influence them, you can create for yourself better sex and more profound pleasure than you ever thought possible.<br /> <br />And Emily Nagoski can prove it.
The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fract...
by Binyamin Appelbaum

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b>A <em>Wall Street Journal </em>Business Bestseller </b><b> <b><br /></b>In this "lively and entertaining" (Liaquat Ahamed, <i>The New Yorker</i>) history of ideas, <i>New York Times</i> editorial writer Binyamin Appelbaum tells the story of the people who sparked four decades of economic revolution.</b><br /><br />Before the 1960s, American politicians had never paid much attention to economists. But as the post-World War II boom began to sputter, economists gained influence and power.<br /><br />In <i>The Economists' Hour</i>, Binyamin Appelbaum traces the rise of the economists, first in the United States and then around the globe, as their ideas reshaped the modern world, curbing government, unleashing corporations and hastening globalization.<br /><br />Some leading figures are relatively well-known, such as Milton Friedman, the elfin libertarian who had a greater influence on American life than any other economist of his generation, and Arthur Laffer, who sketched a curve on a cocktail napkin that helped to make tax cuts a staple of conservative economic policy.<br /><br />Others stayed out of the limelight, but left a lasting impact on modern life: Walter Oi, a blind economist who dictated to his wife and assistants some of the calculations that persuaded President Nixon to end military conscription; Alfred Kahn, who deregulated air travel and rejoiced in the crowded cabins on commercial flights as the proof of his success; and Thomas Schelling, who put a dollar value on human life.<br /><br />Their fundamental belief? That government should stop trying to manage the economy.<br /><br />Their guiding principle? That markets would deliver steady growth, and ensure that all Americans shared in the benefits. <br /><br />But the Economists' Hour failed to deliver on its promise of broad prosperity. And the single-minded embrace of markets has come at the expense of economic equality, the health of liberal democracy, and future generations.<br /><br />Timely, engaging and expertly researched, <i>The Economists' Hour</i> is a reckoning-and a call for people to rewrite the rules of the market.
Raking Light from Ashes: A WW2 Jewish Girl's Holocaust Survival T...
by Relli Robinson

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<h3><b>A young girl holding a false identity. two families. and an incredible tale of survival鈥?lt;/b></h3><p>Relli, a Jewish girl in Poland, was denied a normal childhood.</p><p>When Relli was just a baby, the Nazis occupied Poland and she, together with her parents, were imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto, a way station before death.</p><p>Her parents correctly assessed the new situation and decided to act heroically in order to save their only child. They succeeded in smuggling her out of the Ghetto and entrusted her to a Gentile Polish couple who agreed to hide her for the duration of the war under a false identity.</p><p>Overnight, Relli became Lala.</p><p>Yet hope did not remain alive for long.</p><p>Destruction and devastation engulfed Poland and soon little Lala was forced to escape and hide along with her new parents, merely to survive.</p><p>This is the amazing story of Relli Robinson, who, thanks to kindhearted, courageous people and a tenacious capacity for survival, was able to get through the most difficult times in the history of humankind. An orphan girl, the sole survivor of her entire family.</p>
The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the...
by Jason Fagone

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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<p><strong>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>NPR Best Book of 2017 </strong></p><p><strong>鈥淣ot all superheroes wear capes, and Elizebeth Smith Friedman should be the subject of a future Wonder Woman movie.鈥?鈥斅?lt;em>The New York Times</em></strong></p><p>Joining the ranks of <em>Hidden Figures</em> and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it to confront the evils of their time, solving puzzles that unmasked Nazi spies and helped win World War II.</p><p>In 1916, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the U.S. government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code-breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the "Adam and Eve" of the NSA, Elizebeth鈥檚 story, incredibly, has never been told.</p><p>In <em>The Woman Who Smashed Codes</em>, Jason Fagone chronicles the life of this extraordinary woman, who played an integral role in our nation鈥檚 history for forty years. After World War I, Smith used her talents to catch gangsters and smugglers during Prohibition, then accepted a covert mission to discover and expose Nazi spy rings that were spreading like wildfire across South America, advancing ever closer to the United States. As World War II raged, Elizebeth fought a highly classified battle of wits against Hitler鈥檚 Reich, cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine used by German spies. Meanwhile, inside an Army vault in Washington, William worked furiously to break Purple, the Japanese version of Enigma鈥攁nd eventually succeeded, at a terrible cost to his personal life.</p><p>Fagone unveils America鈥檚 code-breaking history through the prism of Smith鈥檚 life, bringing into focus the unforgettable events and colorful personalities that would help shape modern intelligence. Blending the lively pace and compelling detail that are the hallmarks of Erik Larson鈥檚 bestsellers with the atmosphere and intensity of <em>The Imitation Game, The Woman Who Smashed Codes</em> is page-turning popular history at its finest.</p>

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