Revisioning American history volume 5
 Beacon Press
xii, 273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are--and have always been--instrumental in shaping our country. In centering Black women's stories, two award-winning historians seek both to empower African American women and to show their allies that Black women's unique ability to make their own communities while combatting centuries of oppression is an essential component...
Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history-a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. And yet in the century since her death, next to nothing has been written about this extraordinary woman aside from juvenile biographies. The truth about Harriet Tubman has become lost inside a legend woven of racial and gender stereotypes. Now at last, historian...
For black American women, the experience of being bound has taken many forms: from the bondage of slavery to the Reconstruction-era criminalization of women; from the brutal constraints of Jim Crow to our own era's prison industrial complex, where between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women increased by 700%.* For those women who lived and died resisting the dehumanization of confinement--physical, social, intellectual--the threat of being...
First U.S. edition.
xii, 339 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, : illustrations, portraits, genealogical table ; 22 cm
2010. Ecco Press
First Ecco paperback edition.
xiv, 339 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Clara Kramer, the President of the Holocaust Resource Foundation at Kean University, recounts her life as a frightened, hungry Jewish teenager living in Zolkiew, Poland, during the Holocaust. She and her parents were rescued by Righteous Gentiles.
2017. Hachette Books
xiv, 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them.
"The extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II. The year is 1942, and World War II is in full swing. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war-hero father's footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she finally lands in occupied France to begin her...
"The dramatic, inspiring story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to sabotage the Nazis, shore up the Resistance, and pave the way for Allied victory in World War II."--Provided by publisher. "In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was fighting. Believing that Britain was locked in an existential battle, Winston Churchill had already created a secret agency, the Special...
It is rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It is even rarer when that someone is a middl0--aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. And yet, that is exactly what Julia Child did. The warble voiced doyenne of television cookery became an iconic cult figure and joyous rule breaker as she...
Everyman's library volume no. 333
285 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
 Alfred A. Knopf
xxxiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
[1967, 1952] Doubleday
308 pages ; 21 cm
©1952. Modern Library
285 pages ; 19 cm.
1972. Pocket Books
viii, 241 pages, 64 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
2011. Maple Press
342 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
 Cornerstone Books
viii, 369 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
 F. Watts
Large type edition, complete and unabridged.
285 pages ; 29 cm.
The Diary of a Young Girl is the record of two years in the life of a remarkable Jewish girl and one of the most moving and eloquent accounts of the Holocaust, Frank's triumphant humanity in the face of unfathomable deprivation and fear has made the book one of the most enduring documents of our time. This edition reprints the Definitive edition authorized by the Frank estate, plus a new introduction, a bibliography, and a chronology of Anne Frank's...
Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love is truly an astounding work: an inspiring example of Christian mysticism, a unique contribution to Christian theology, the first book in English known to have been written by a woman. Veronica Mary Rolf guides us as we read, examining its fourteenth-century context and illuminating our understanding of this enduring work.
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2019. Mariner Books
First Mariner Books edition.
xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
2018. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
 HighBridge Audio
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
2018. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company
Large print edition.
589 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
2019. Large Print Press
Large print edition.
587 pages (large print), 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
 Findaway World, LLC
1 audio media player (5 hr., 15 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit. Keith...
2013. Simon & Schuster
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
xvii, 373 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
In this book the author traces the story of the unsung World War II workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee through interviews with dozens of surviving women and other Oak Ridge residents. This is the story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history. The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942. One of the Manhattan Project's secret cities, it...
Expanded and revised, this new edition of the best-selling book celebrates the ingenious inventions of women throughout time. As inspiring as they are fascinating, these stories empower readers to imagine, to question, to experiment, and then to go forth... and invent.
 Books on Tape
10 audio discs (12 hr., 43 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
The little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.-- "In the late nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators, or "human computers," to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night. At the outset this group consisted of the...
Helga's Diary is a young girl's remarkable first-hand account of life in the Terezin concentration camp during World War II. The drawings and paintings that Helga made during her time in Terezin, which accompany this diary, were published in 1998 in the book Draw What You See (Zeichne, was Du siehst).
 William Morrow
xviii, 346 pages ; 24 cm
2016. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
First William Morrow movie tie-in trade paperback edition.
xviii, 349 pages ; 21 cm
2017. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
First William Morrow paperback edition.
xviii, 346 pages, 14 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and the space race, [this book] follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances, and used their intellect to change their own...
Written by her great-granddaughter, a historical portrait of the boundary-breaking civil rights pioneer covers Wells' early years as a slave, her famous acts of resistance, and her achievements as a journalist and anti-lynching activist.
2017. Flatiron Books
xv, 288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Captures the exceptional life, imagination, and passion of the author of "Goodnight Moon, " drawing on unpublished manuscripts, songs, personal letters, and diaries that the author discovered in the attic of Margaret Wise Brown's sister. "The extraordinary life of the woman behind the beloved children's classics Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny comes alive in this fascinating biography of Margaret Wise Brown. Margaret's books have sold millions...
 Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
First Simon and Schuster paperback edition.
xxiv, 328 pages ; 17 cm.
2000. Penguin Books
xxxvi, 277 pages ; 20 cm.
 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
xiv, 210 pages : facsimile ; 21 cm.
 Signet Classic
xxii, 234 pages ; 18 cm
 Dover Publications
vii, 167 pages ; 21 cm.
1988. Oxford University Press
xl, 306 pages ; 17 cm.
This autobiographical account by a former slave is one of the few extant narratives written by a woman. Written and published in 1861, it delivers an unflinching portrayal of the brutality of slave life. Jacobs speaks frankly of her master's abuse and her eventual escape, in an inspirational account of one woman's dauntless spirit and faith.--From publisher description.