Eleanor And Hick

Autore: Susan Quinn
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101607025
Grandezza: 31,47 MB
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A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok—a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American history In 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the First Lady with dread. By that time, she had put her deep disappointment in her marriage behind her and developed an independent life—now threatened by the public role she would be forced to play. A lifeline came to her in the form of a feisty campaign reporter for the Associated Press: Lorena Hickok. Over the next thirty years, until Eleanor’s death, the two women carried on an extraordinary relationship: They were, at different points, lovers, confidantes, professional advisors, and caring friends. They couldn't have been more different. Eleanor had been raised in one of the nation’s most powerful political families and was introduced to society as a debutante before marrying her distant cousin, Franklin. Hick, as she was known, had grown up poor in rural South Dakota and worked as a servant girl after she escaped an abusive home, eventually becoming one of the most respected reporters at the AP. Her admiration drew the buttoned-up Eleanor out of her shell, and the two quickly fell in love. For the next thirteen years, Hick had her own room at the White House, next door to the First Lady. These fiercely compassionate women inspired each other to right the wrongs of the turbulent era in which they lived. During the Depression, Hick reported from the nation’s poorest areas for the WPA, and Eleanor used these reports to lobby her husband for New Deal programs. Hick encouraged Eleanor to turn their frequent letters into her popular and long-lasting syndicated column "My Day," and to befriend the female journalists who became her champions. When Eleanor’s tenure as First Lady ended with FDR's death, Hick pushed her to continue to use her popularity for good—advice Eleanor took by leading the UN’s postwar Human Rights Commission. At every turn, the bond these women shared was grounded in their determination to better their troubled world. Deeply researched and told with great warmth, Eleanor and Hick is a vivid portrait of love and a revealing look at how an unlikely romance influenced some of the most consequential years in American history. From the Hardcover edition.

My First Love Affair And Other Stories

Autore: Sholem Aleichem
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486420509
Grandezza: 79,57 MB
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20 selections, all lovingly translated from the Yiddish, include among others "Progress in Kasrilevke," "Summer Romances," "Birth," "There's No Dead," "Three Widows," "Homesick," "On America," and "A Home Away from Home."

Anatomy Of A Love Affair

Autore: M. i keaton
Editore: Salem House Press
ISBN: 0985392746
Grandezza: 14,80 MB
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As if the age-old conflict between Heart and Brain wasn't difficult enough. Has this modern day changed Love's very chemistry? Equality of the sexes, Social Engineering- you know that Metro-sexual stuff, and the development of our "criteria box"... have really made affairs of the Heart more difficult for Brain to control. Anatomy of a Love Affair is a tale of Love where everything happens in an opposite way..... .......and m i keaton tells the tale in a totally new and different way!! In this story, Sarah, a helpless romantic, has grown cynical and is now on a mission to find the "Perfect Man"....you know, the one with all of her "criteria box" requirements. Mike's Heart has convinced Brain that "Love" is the most important aspect of his "criteria box". His "Hugh Hefner" wannabe persona is quickly forgotten as he finds the love of his life and Sarah's cynicism is temporarily overwhelmed by Mike's doting and sincere view of love. Perchance we could hear the banter between, no not Mike and Sarah, rather that of their Heart and Brain....to hear their feelings and thoughts at that very moment This might give us pause and make less calamity of such affairs. Perhaps offer thoughts to ponder if not answers... Love is chemistry .... Let us listen in.....

Beneath The Mask Of Holiness

Autore: Mark Shaw
Editore: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230101340
Grandezza: 41,69 MB
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Spiritual writer Thomas Merton is the most influential American Catholic author of the twentieth century. Despite appearances to the contrary, in 1966 he was a troubled, lonely monk. Only when the suffering Merton fell madly in love with a student nurse, a forbidden, erotic affair condemned by the Catholic Church, would he discover whether his devotion to God was stronger than his dedication to the woman he called "a miracle in my life." Truly an inspirational story based on Merton's personal journals, new information and sources such as fellow monks, Beneath the Mask of Holiness presents a unique portrayal of the famous man, one never revealed in its entirety before.

In Search Of Lost Time Vol 1

Autore: Marcel Proust
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1409019233
Grandezza: 64,76 MB
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THE ACCLAIMED FULLY REVISED EDITION OF THE SCOTT MONCRIEFF AND KILMARTIN TRANSLATION In the opening volume of Proust's great novel, the narrator travels backwards in time in order to tell the story of a love affair that had taken place before his own birth. Swann's jealous love for Odette provides a prophetic model of the narrator's own relationships. All Proust's great themes - time and memory, love and loss, art and the artistic vocation - are here in kernel form.

The Love Affairs Of Mary Queen Of Scots

Autore: martin hume
Grandezza: 39,81 MB
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My Love Affair With Modern Art

Autore: Katharine Kuh
Editore: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1611455065
Grandezza: 75,43 MB
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One of America's leading curators, "a woman of resilience and vision, a writer of clarity and ardor" (Chicago Tribune), takes you on a personal tour of the world of modern art. In the Depression-era climate of the 1930s, interest in modern art was at an all-time low. But a courageous and visionary young woman-Katharine Kuh-defied the odds and opened a gallery in Chicago, where she exhibited such relatively unknown artists as Fernand Léger, Paul Klee, Joan Miró, Ansel Adams, Marc Chagall, and Alexander Calder, to name but a few. Not only did Kuh survive these rocky early years but most of the artists became increasingly famous. In 1954, the Art Institute of Chicago named her its first curator of modern painting and sculpture. Kuh's prestigious position at the museum led to friendships with Marcel Duchamp, Mark Rothko, Mies van der Rohe, and Edward Hopper. In writing her memoir, she hoped to offer intimate portraits of these luminaries and contribute to a fuller understanding of their achievements. Her book also reveals how and why America became a major force in the world of contemporary art. After Katharine Kuh's death, Avis Berman-noted art historian and Kuh's close friend and literary executor-selected, edited, and completed her writings for this book.

A History Of Homosexuality In Europe Vol I Ii

Autore: Florence Tamagne
Editore: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 0875863574
Grandezza: 51,16 MB
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Just crawling out from under the Victorian blanket, Europe was devastated by a gruesome war that consumed the flower of its youth. Tamagne examines the currents of nostalgia and yearning, euphoria, rebellion, and exploration in the post-war era, and the b"

A Lotus Of Emptiness Sufis The People Of The Path Vol 1 Ch 9 16

Autore: Osho
Editore: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
ISBN: 9788171821532
Grandezza: 30,24 MB
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Austin And Mabel

Autore: Polly Longsworth
Editore: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558492158
Grandezza: 68,88 MB
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A true tale of illicit love in the era of Emily Dickinson. The author adds her own annotations to correspondence, journals, diaries and the observations of the protagonists' peers, to paint a detailed picture of social and sexual mores in 19th-century America.