Women in the American Revolution by Barbara B. Oberg

Women in the American Revolution: Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World by Barbara B. Oberg
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Overview: Building on a quarter century of scholarship following the publication of the groundbreaking Women in the Age of the American Revolution, the engagingly written essays in this volume offer an updated answer to the question, What was life like for women in the era of the American Revolution? The contributors examine how women dealt with years of armed conflict and carried on their daily lives, exploring factors such as age, race, educational background, marital status, social class, and region.

For patriot women the Revolution created opportunities-to market goods, find a new social status within the community, or gain power in the family. Those who remained loyal to the Crown, however, often saw their lives diminished-their property confiscated, their businesses failed, or their sense of security shattered. Some essays focus on individuals (Sarah Bache, Phillis Wheatley), while others address the impact of war on social or commercial interactions between men and women. Patriot women in occupied Boston fell in love with and married British soldiers; in Philadelphia women mobilized support for nonimportation; and in several major colonial cities wives took over the family business while their husbands fought. Together, these essays recover what the Revolution meant to and for women.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Barbara Vine – Collection

Barbara Vine – Collection

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Faustina I and II by Barbara M. Levick

Faustina I and II: Imperial Women of the Golden Age by Barbara M. Levick
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Overview: The elder Faustina (c. 97 – 140 AD) was the wife of Antonius Pius and the aunt of Marcus Aurelius, and her more prominent daughter, Faustina II (130 – 175), the wife of Marcus Aurelius and the mother of Commodus. Bearing the same name, and both the wives of rulers, these women shed valuable light on the role of imperial women in in what is often considered the golden age of the Roman Empire.
Barbara Levick’s Faustina I and II highlights the importance of these women to the internal politics of the Empire during this period and shows how they are links in a chain of elite Roman women for whom varying levels of recognition and even power were available. The Faustinae, as they are jointly called, come between the discreet Matidiae, the discreetly manipulative Plotina (Trajan’s women), the philosophical Sabina (Hadrian’s wife) and in the Severan dynasty Julia Domna, who has had a very high profile. In assessing their place in this chain, Levick will examine especially Faustina II’s deep involvement in palace politics, her enhancement of her mother’s position, and her possible role in the revolt of Avidius Cassius (175). This book will also bring together and display the material evidence for their lives and legacies.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > Ancient Rome Biographies

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Augustus: Image and Substance by Barbara Levick

Augustus: Image and Substance by Barbara Levick
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Overview: Throughout a long and spectacularly successful political life, the Emperor Augustus (63BC-AD14) was a master of spin. Barbara Levick exposes the techniques which he used to disguise the ruthlessness of his rise to power and to enhance his successes once power was achieved.
There was, she argues, less difference than might appear between the ambitious youth who overthrew Anthony and Cleopatra and the admired Emperor of later years. However seemingly benevolent his autocracy and substantial his achievements, Augustus’ overriding purpose was always to keep himself and his dynasty in power. Similar techniques were practised against surviving and fresh opponents, but with increasing skill and duplicity, and in the end the exhausted members of the political classes were content to accept their new ruler. This book charts the stages of Augustus’ rise, the evolution of his power and his methods of sustaining it, and finally the ways in which he used artists and literary men to glorify his image for his own time and times to come.
This fascinating story of the realities of power in ancient Rome has inescapable contemporary resonance and will appeal equally to students of the Ancient World and to the general reader.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Bhakti and Embodiment by Barbara A. Holdrege

Bhakti and Embodiment: Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti by Barbara A. Holdrege
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Overview: The historical shift from Vedic traditions to post-Vedic bhakti (devotional) traditions is accompanied by a shift from abstract, translocal notions of divinity to particularized, localized notions of divinity and a corresponding shift from aniconic to iconic traditions and from temporary sacrificial arenas to established temple sites. In Bhakti and Embodiment Barbara Holdrege argues that the various transformations that characterize this historical shift are a direct consequence of newly emerging discourses of the body in bhakti traditions in which constructions of divine embodiment proliferate, celebrating the notion that a deity, while remaining translocal, can appear in manifold corporeal forms in different times and different localities on different planes of existence. Holdrege suggests that an exploration of the connections between bhakti and embodiment is critical not only to illuminating the distinctive transformations that characterize the emergence of bhakti traditions but also to understanding the myriad forms that bhakti has historically assumed up to the present time.
This study is concerned more specifically with the multileveled models of embodiment and systems of bodily practices through which divine bodies and devotional bodies are fashioned in Krsna bhakti traditions and focuses in particular on two case studies: the Bhagavata Purana, the consummate textual monument to Vaisnava bhakti, which expresses a distinctive form of passionate and ecstatic bhakti that is distinguished by its embodied nature; and the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition, an important bhakti tradition inspired by the Bengali leader Caitanya in the sixteenth century, which articulates a robust discourse of embodiment pertaining to the divine bodies of Krsna and the devotional bodies of Krsna bhaktas that is grounded in the canonical authority of the Bhagavata Purana.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Blanche on the Lam (Blanche White #1) by Barbara Neely

Blanche on the Lam (Blanche White #1) by Barbara Neely
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Overview: Blanche White is a plump, feisty, middle-aged African American housekeeper working for the genteel rich in North Carolina. But when an employer stiffs her, and her checks bounce, she goes on the lam, hiding out as a maid for a wealthy family at their summer home. That plan goes awry when there’s a murder and Blanche becomes the prime suspect. So she’s forced to use her savvy, her sharp wit, and her old-girl network of domestic workers to discover the truth and save her own skin. Along the way, she lays bare the quirks of southern society with humor, irony, and a biting commentary that makes her one of the most memorable and original characters ever to appear in mystery fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Mystery & Suspense

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Barbara W. Tuchman – The Proud Tower

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The Hospital by Barbara O’Hare

The Hospital: How I survived the secret child experiments at Aston Hall by Barbara O’Hare
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Overview: A shocking expose of the appalling abuse and experimentation carried out on vulnerable children at Aston Hall Hospital, Derbyshire, in the 60s and 70s.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Barbara Newhall Follett: A Life in Letters by Stefan Cooke

Barbara Newhall Follett: A Life in Letters by Stefan Cooke (Editor)
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Overview: By the age of fourteen, Barbara Newhall Follett had published two books with Alfred A. Knopf: 1927’s enchanting The House Without Windows and Eepersip’s Life There and 1928’s The Voyage of the Norman D., the account of her journey from New Haven to Nova Scotia as "cabin boy" on a lumber schooner. Both books received rave reviews.But that same year Barbara’s life turned upside down when her father left his family for a younger woman. With no income, Barbara and her mother went to sea with their typewriters, hoping to earn a living by writing about their adventures. They spent several months in the West Indies, then sailed through the Panama Canal to the South Seas, where they spent several more months before eventually returning to East Coast. After living in New York City for two years, Barbara’s wanderlust returned when she and her future husband embarked on a 600-mile walk in the mountains of New England along the nascent Appalachian Trail. After spending another year exploring Spain and Germany, the couple married and settled in Boston. But in 1939 the marriage soured, and on December 7th of that year, 25-year-old Barbara walked out of the apartment, never to be seen or heard from again.Happily, Barbara left behind a wealth of letters, poems, stories, essays, and her unpublished novel, Lost Island. This book, compiled and edited by Barbara’s half-nephew, tells the story of Barbara’s extraordinary life through her own words as well as those of her family and correspondents.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Santa Barbara Dining and Destinations – Spring/Summer 2019

Santa Barbara Dining and Destinations – Spring/Summer 2019
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Overview: Santa Barbara’s essential guide to art, shopping, restaurants and things to do.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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Dictionary of Artifacts by Barbara Ann Kipfer

Dictionary of Artifacts by Barbara Ann Kipfer
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Overview: Containing close to 3,000 words and definitions, Dictionary of Artifacts is an indispensable reference for anyone working within the field of archaeology.

Entries detail artifact’s classification and typology; raw materials; methods and techniques of creation; principles and techniques of examination and identification; and instructions for the care and preservation of specimens.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Pirate Queen by Barbara Sjoholm

The Pirate Queen: In Search of Grace O’Malley and Other Legendary Women of the Sea by Barbara Sjoholm
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Overview: The Pirate Queen begins in Ireland with the notorious Grace O’Malley, a scourge to the most powerful fleets of sixteenth-century Europe. This Irish clan chieftain and pirate queen was a contemporary of Elizabeth I, and a figure whose life is the stuff of myth. Regularly raiding English ships caught off Ireland’s west coast, O’Malley purportedly fought off fierce Algerian pirates just hours after giving birth to her son. She commanded two hundred men (and a couple of husbands), and acquired lands and castles that still dot the Irish coastline today. But O’Malley was not alone, especially in the waters of the North Atlantic where author Barbara Sjoholm traveled through coastal communities and seafaring ports to collect these little-known stories. Since ancient times, women have rowed and sailed, commanded and fished, built boats and owned fleets. Yet their incredible contributions have been nearly erased from the history books, as have the myths of seal women, Finn wives, and storm witches. In The Pirate Queen, Sjoholm brings some of these extraordinary stories back to life, taking the reader on an unforgettable journey in this meticulously researched, colorfully written, and truly original work. Illustrations and maps add to these intriguing swashbuckling tales
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Guns of August by way of Barbara W. Tuchman

The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I by way of Barbara W. Tuchman
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Overview: Selected by way of the Modern Library as probably the most 100 best possible nonfiction books of all time
The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram contain Barbara W. Tuchman’s vintage histories of the First World War generation
In this landmark, Pulitzer Prize-winning account, famend historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the primary month of World War I: thirty days in the summertime of 1914 that decided the process the war, the century, and in the long run our provide international. Beginning with the funeral of Edward VII, Tuchman strains every step that resulted in the inevitable conflict. And inevitable it was once, with each side plotting their struggle for a technology. Dizzyingly complete and spectacularly portrayed along with her well-known ability for evoking the characters of the struggle’s key avid gamers, Tuchman’s magnum opus is a vintage for the ages.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Spectres of 1919 via Barbara Foley

Spectres of 1919: Class and Nation within the Making of the New Negro via Barbara Foley
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Overview: With the New Negro motion and the Harlem Renaissance, the 1920s was once a landmark decade in African American political and cultural historical past, characterised via an upsurge in racial consciousness and inventive creativity. In Spectres of 1919 Barbara Foley strains the origins of this modern generation to the turbulent 12 months 1919, figuring out the occasions and developments in American society that spurred the black neighborhood to motion and analyzing the bureaucracy that motion took because it advanced.

Unlike prior research of the Harlem Renaissance, which see 1919 as important most commonly as a result of the geographic migrations of blacks to the North, Spectres of 1919 appears at that 12 months because the political crucible from which the radicalism of the 1920s emerged. Foley attracts from a wealth of number one resources, taking a daring new method to the origins of African American radicalism and including nuance and complexity to the working out of an enchanting and colourful generation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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