Helen Keller was an American author, lecturer, and political activist. At nineteen months, she suffered an illness that left her deaf, blind, and eventually mute. Helen remained in a lonely state of sensory deprivation until she reached the age of six, when Anne Sullivan (also visually impaired) was employed by the Keller family to tutor her. As a member of the Socialist Party of America and the Wobblies, Helen campaigned for women’s suffrage, worker’s rights, and socialism, as well as many other leftist causes. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. After her 1904 graduation from Radcliffe with honors in German and English, Helen wrote profusely, completing a total of 12 published books and numerous articles. First published in 1908, “The World I live In” offers Helen’s remarkable insight of the world’s beauty perceived through the sensations of touch, smell, and vibration, together with the workings of a powerful imagination. It is her most personal and intellectually adventurous work that transforms a reader’s appreciation for her extraordinary achievements. Also included in this collection is Keller’s 1903 inspirational essay “Optimism”.
Profiles of pioneering women past and present who’ve shattered glass ceilings from the author of Women of Means and Women Who Launch. Sexism has kept generations of women on the sidelines of history—but in every era, there are women who refuse to sit back in the shadows. Fabulous Female Firsts is a celebration of those women—the role models who proved that with enough daring and tenacity, the impossible can become possible.From the first woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor to the first female candidate for US President (it wasn’t Hillary Clinton!) to the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director, this collection of biographical profiles celebrates the trailblazers who persisted—in spite of being labeled stubborn, improper, or worse. This book is written in praise of “difficult women” who made the world a better place, and offers the inspiring stories of: Aretha Franklin • Sandra Day O’Connor • Lucy Walker • Sally Ride • Kathryn Bigelow • Misty Copeland • Viola Desmond • Pauli Murray • Emma Gatewood • Brig. Gen. Anna Hays • Junko Tabei • Gertrude Ederle and many more. “Effervescent stories about diverse groups of female creators, entrepreneurs, and dynamos . . . every page gives the motivation to strive for greatness.” —Becca Anderson, bestselling author of The Book of Awesome Women and Real Life Mindfulnes
This collection of audiobooks will help you understand a crucial part of the history of French monarchy. For each King, you will find a detailed description of the style of his reign and his political achievements, narrated in a lively way.
"How can I help others grow and transform if I haven't done it myself ?" Cyndi Lee asks in the opening pages of her memoir, May I Be Happy, where she makes a surprising revelation. In spite of her success in physically demanding professions-dancer, choreographer, and yoga teacher-Lee was caught in a lifelong cycle of repetitive self-judgment about her body, which was infecting her closest relationships-including her relationship with herself.Inspired by the honesty and vulnerability of her students, Lee embarked on a journey of self-discovery that led her outward-from the sacred sites of the parched Indian countryside to the center of the 2011 earthquake in Japan-and inward, to seek the counsel of knowing women, friends and strangers both.Author and actress Jamie Lee Curtis, visionary health pioneer Dr. Christiane Northrup, and a founder of the self-help movement, Louise Hay, each have wisdom to impart. Applying the ancient Buddhist practice of loving-kindness meditation-"Normally you do it for others," a sage scholar advises, "but you must do this for yourself right now"-Lee comes to learn that compassion is the only antidote to hate.With candid, contemplative prose, May I Be Happy gives voice to Lee's belief that every life arises, abides, and ultimately dissolves. By becoming her own best student, Lee internalizes the strength, stability, and clarity she imparts in her Buddhist-inspired yoga classes.
So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original “Psycho” tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Harold Schechter’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Deviant includes: Historical contextChapter-by-chapter overviewsProfiles of the main charactersDetailed timeline of key eventsImportant quotes and analysisFascinating triviaGlossary of termsSupporting material to enhance your understanding of the original workAbout Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original “Psycho” by Harold Schechter: This true-crime classic profiles Ed Gein, the murderer and grave robber whose crimes inspired the films Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Ed Gein was a mildmannered midwestern farmhand—until his horrific crimes were uncovered. After a failed attempt to dig up the grave of his dead mother, Gein became a grave robber and then a murderer. What he did with the bodies of his victims was disturbing and gory beyond all imagination, and it leaves no doubt about what Ed Gein really was: the original psycho. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
Throughout the many long years Geoffrey Giuliano has worked as a rock biographer and became an intimate to many of those of his generation who made the music he knew the groundbreaking band Cream best. As the author of Ginger Baker’s yet unpublished first autobiography, a close friend of Jack Bruce and a casual acquaintance of Eric Clapton, Giuliano had unique access to the complex relationships which knitted together formed this unexpected, unforgettable trio of musical titans.In this one of a kind audio treasure for the committed Cream fan, popular music historian, casual listener,curious commuter and all school and university systems, you will find the real men and meaning behind, what was arguably, the greatest musical powerhouse trio of the 20th century. Ladies and gentlemen we hope you will enjoy this very special evening of the words behind the endless myth and legend of Cream!
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