Articles in the Books Category
As we think about human rights history, one group that is often overlooked are the women who worked as domestic servants in the segregated South. We should note that it was such workers who in Montgomery, Alabama engaged collectively in the first successful Civil Rights struggle, the Montgomery bus boycott, 1955-1956.
This is where the young Martin Luther King got his start. Our new book, The Maid Narratives, is dedicated to women who worked as maids in the Deep South and who showed both resilience and resistance in the face of …
Books, Enviromental »
Almost a decade ago, someone asked me a question, “what are the drivers of global change?” I’ve spent a lot of time over the last eight years thinking about it, and have dedicated the last two years to researching, writing and refining my conclusions. The result is my new book, “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.” [Random House: January 29th].
We are living in a time of rapid, simultaneous and exponential change, unlike anything the world has ever seen. From revolutionary changes in our economy and our climate, to …
50 shades of Grey phenomena
By Albina Sabater, journalist
What makes a book become a best-seller? Many factors: the subject, the suspense, the quality of the writing…
In this case, it is certainly well written, and keeps the suspense page by page. But, the issue …why has it caught so much attention?
As the book was commented in many circles, and I had not the slightest idea about it, I read it all. I would have left halfway. But you can’t have an opinion if you don’t know the subject. The basis of the …
Books, FEMINISTS, Inspiring Latinas, Poetry, Remembering, Women's Stories »
Desconocida para la mayoría de los chilenos esta poetiza chilena rompió con todos los cánones de la sociedad establecidos para una mujer de principios del siglo XX . Rebelde, amante de las tertulias y de la intelectualidad, tuvo que pagar un precio alto por ir contra la corriente y haberse atrevido a escribir y a ir mas allá de lo que se le tenía destinado. De esta manera perdío a sus hijas, su familia la trató de loca y tuvo que exiliarse para terminar muriendo de una sobredosis, triste y …
Active Grandmas, Books, Local Activists »
Paula Vigneault & Delia Horwitz
We want to educate people in Washington about how to collaborate, by gifting them our book!!
We are excited! You might get more than one message - we are sending this to everyone we know.
We are launched! Go to Gift Our Leaders for more info and ways you can help.
We know we’ve told you we are going to Washington DC March 9-17, 2013 and hopefully you’ve seen our short video-but in case you haven’t here it is again.
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Books, Featured, LGBTQ, Libros, Pagina Hispana »
Rafael Ramírez Epul y Epul es un escritor Chileno, Nacido en Santiago el 6 de Agosto de 1966
La enseñanza básica la cursó en la Escuela San Buenaventura de Maipú y la enseñanza Media en el Liceo Municipal de Maipú.
Curso dos años de Ingeniería Comercial en la Universidad Arturo Prat (Iquique; pero se tituló de Administrador Público en la Universidad Central.
Gran parte de su vida profesional la ha centrado en organismos técnicos de capacitación (OTECs) como coordinador de capacitación, director administrativo y hasta Gerente de OTECs, pero también es académico de …
Her new book, Erica Wolf maintains that a Feminine First President in the Whitehouse in 2016 is the only choice available, if survival of our Great American Democracy, our humanity, and our planet, is of any importance to our electorate!
If we want to avoid the possibility of total annihilation over the next eight years, do we really have any other responsible choice, other than the Feminine First Feminine Gender true leadership choice?
Erica Wolf addresses the survival of our specie from the truly superior feminine gender perspective, along with the …
Books, Editor's Choice, Featured »
The Persian Boy is a 1972 historical novel written by Mary Renault and narrated by Bagoas, a young Persian from an aristocratic family who is captured by his father’s enemies, castrated, and sold as a slave to the king Darius III, who makes him his favorite.
Eventually he becomes the lover and most faithful servant of Alexander the Great, who overthrew Darius and captured the Persian Empire. Bagoas’ narration provides both a Persian view of the conquest and an intimate look at the personality of the conqueror.
In Renault’s view, Alexander’s love …
Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid, a character from The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby, a children’s novel by the ReverendCharles Kingsley. Published in 1863, the book was extremely popular in England, and was a mainstay of British children’s literature for many decades. The book had been intended in part as a satire, a tract against child labour, as well as a serious critique of the closed-minded approaches of many scientists of the day in their response to Charles Darwin’s ideas on evolution.
The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children’s novel by the Reverend Charles …
Naomi Klein, the award-winning author of “The Shock Doctrine,” discusses how we should not, and cannot, let go of this opportunity. “Here we have a crisis that was supposed to be a wake up call about climate change. And it was, for a little while,” she explains. “Yet when we think about reconstruction, we are talking about how to hold back the next storm, not how to prevent the storms from continuing to escalate.”
Klein cites increasing transit fare as proof that government is not really taking environmental issues seriously enough. …