Kiki de Montparnasse Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Kiki de Montparnasse


  • Author : Catel Muller
  • Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822039592274

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Kiki de Montparnasse Excerpt :

"In the bohemian and brilliant Montparnasse of the 1920s, Kiki escaped poverty to become one of the most charismatic figures of the avant-garde years between the wars. Partner to Man Ray, she would be immortalised by many artists. The muse of a generation, she was one of the first emancipated women of the 20th century." -- Provided by publisher.

Letters on Sympathy  1798  Book

Letters on Sympathy 1798


  • Author : Marie-Louise-Sophie de Grouchy marquise de Condorcet
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: France
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106020003593

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Our Lady of Birth Control Book

Our Lady of Birth Control


  • Author : Sabrina Jones
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2016-06-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619028111

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Our Lady of Birth Control Excerpt :

Working class nurse. Mother of three. Labor organizer. Margaret Sanger—best known as the pioneer of birth control—was revolutionary in more ways than one. In Sabrina Jones’s graphic novel Our Lady of Birth Control, the author illustrates the incredible life of Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), framing the biography with her personal experiences of coming of age at the height of the sexual revolution. During her lifetime, Sanger transformed herself from working class nurse to an exuberant free-lover and savvy manipulator of the media, the law, and her wealthy supporters. Through direct action, propaganda, exile, and imprisonment, she ultimately succeeded in bringing legal access to birth control to women of all classes. Sanger’s revolutionary actions established organizations that eventually evolved into Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Jones’s autobiographical sections of Our Lady of Birth Control show her journey into activist art in response to the anti-feminist backlash of the Reagan era. From street theater and protest graphics to alternative comics, her path similarly follows in Margaret’s footsteps, encountering versions of the same adversaries. Her striking imagery evokes the late 20th century, recalling the ashcan artists of The Masses, an acclaimed magazine of Sanger’s formative years. Powerful, poetic, and extremely personal, this historical graphic novel is an in-depth look at the woman responsible for bringing freedom to the masses.

A Day with Marie Antoinette Book

A Day with Marie Antoinette


  • Author : Hélène Delalex
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-11-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9782080202109

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A Day with Marie Antoinette Excerpt :

Featuring personal correspondence, lavish illustrations, and a wealth of unpublished material, this handsome slipcased volume reveals an intimate portrait of Marie Antoinette, her personal collections, and Versailles. Marie Antoinette was a mirror of her time. Never has a queen been so passionately admired and adulated, then hunted, vilified, and defamed. Spanning her tragically brief yet passionate life—from the young queen playing a shepherdess on stage, unaware of the turmoil in the capital, to France’s guillotined “martyr queen"—the author demystifies the legend, unveiling the woman behind the queen, and the wife and mother behind the sovereign. Readers will experience the palatial luxury of the queen’s Versailles by tracing Marie Antoinette’s footsteps through the royal residence, as well as discovering her voice through rare letters and encountering little-known works in her private art collection.

Liberty in Their Names Book

Liberty in Their Names


  • Author : Sandrine Bergès
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-12-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350227125

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Liberty in Their Names Excerpt :

Telling the story of three overlooked revolutionary thinkers, Liberty in Their Names explores the lives and works of Olympe de Gouges, Sophie de Grouchy and Manon Roland. All three were thinking and writing about political philosophy, especially equality and social justice, before the French Revolution. As they became engaged in its efforts, their political writing became more urgent. At a time when women could neither vote nor speak at the Assembly, they became influential through their writings. Yet instead of Gouges, Grouchy and Roland, we speak of Voltaire, Rousseau and Diderot. Sandrine Bergès examines the lives and writings of these trailblazing women philosophers, and their impact on philosophical thought during the French Revolution. Featuring pictures, a timeline and a bibliography of their works, this book offers exciting new insights into the history of political philosophy and of the French Revolution.

The Anthropology of the Enlightenment Book

The Anthropology of the Enlightenment


  • Author : Larry Wolff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106018987088

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The Anthropology of the Enlightenment Excerpt :

This book argues that the Enlightenment created the intellectual foundations of modern anthropology, and cultivated the anthropological pursuit of cultural perspective.

The Riot Grrrl Collection Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Riot Grrrl Collection


  • Author : Lisa Darms
  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Release Date : 2015-01-19
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781558619098

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The Riot Grrrl Collection Excerpt :

Archival material from the 1990s underground movement “preserves a vital history of feminism” (Ann Cvetkovich, author of Depression: A Public Feeling). For the past two decades, young women (and men) have found their way to feminism through Riot Grrrl. Against the backdrop of the culture wars and before the rise of the Internet or desktop publishing, the zine and music culture of the Riot Grrrl movement empowered young women across the country to speak out against sexism and oppression, creating a powerful new force of liberation and unity within and outside of the women’s movement. While feminist bands like Bikini Kill and Bratmobile fought for their place in a male-dominated punk scene, their members and fans developed an extensive DIY network of activism and support. The Riot Grrrl Collection reproduces a sampling of the original zines, posters, and printed matter for the first time since their initial distribution in the 1980s and ’90s, and includes an original essay by Johanna Fateman and an introduction by Lisa Darms.

The Wake of Forgiveness Book
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings

The Wake of Forgiveness


  • Author : Bruce Machart
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2010-09-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547504421

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The Wake of Forgiveness Excerpt :

“A mesmerizing, mythic saga” of a Texas family damaged by a dark past, and a son driven by a need for redemption (The New York Times Book Review). On a moonless Texas night in 1895, an ambitious young landowner suffers the loss of his wife—“the only woman he’s ever been fond of”—when she dies giving birth to their fourth son, Karel. The boy is forever haunted by thoughts of the mother he never knew and the bloodshot blame in his father’s eyes, and is permanently marked by the yoke he and his brothers are forced to wear to plow the family fields. But from an early age, Karel proves remarkably talented on horseback, and his father enlists him to ride in horseraces against his neighbors, with acreage as the prize. Now, Karel prepares for a high-stakes race against a powerful Spanish patriarch and his alluring daughters—and hanging in the balance are his father’s fortune, his brothers’ futures, and his own fate—in this “powerful story of familial love, anguish, and hatred” (The Dallas Morning News). “[A] luminous and wrenching tale of four motherless brothers.” —Entertainment Weekly “This intense, fast-paced debut novel is hard to put down. Machart’s hard-hitting style is sure to capture fans of Cormac McCarthy and Jim Harrison.” —Library Journal, starred review “A gripping American drama.” —Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

The True Story of the Unknown Soldier Book

The True Story of the Unknown Soldier


  • Author : Tardi
  • Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
  • Release Date : 2022-01-18
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 1683965132

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The True Story of the Unknown Soldier Excerpt :

Mad geniuses, Jules Verne-style deliriums, dinosaurs, sex, bloodshed, and the madness of World War I -- two strange and surreal early works by a master of the comics form.

About Betty s Boob Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

About Betty s Boob


  • Author : Vero Cazot
  • Publisher : Boom! Studios
  • Release Date : 2018-06-20
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613989494

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About Betty s Boob Excerpt :

An inspiring and surprisingly comedic tale of loss and acceptance told largely through silent sequential narrative, About Betty’s Boob is a seminal work from master storytellers Véro Cazot and Julie Rocheleau. Betty lost her left breast, her job, and her guy. She does not know it yet, but this is the best day of her life.

Rush Home Road Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

Rush Home Road


  • Author : Lori Lansens
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371287

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Rush Home Road Excerpt :

Lori Lansens became one of Canada’s most sought after writers more than a year before her internationally heralded first book, Rush Home Road, would see publication in April 2002. So immediately and passionately was her novel embraced that it was already front-page arts news back in April 2001. Knopf Canada was the first publisher to buy this extraordinary debut novel, but just before the 2001 London Book Fair, Little, Brown US bought the rest of the world rights for a major six-figure sum (for Rush Home Road and the author's yet-to-be-written second novel), and rights have now been sold in numerous countries. The Globe and Mail reported the record-breaking news with full, front-page coverage, and Little, Brown International Rights Director Linda Biagi found herself talking of nothing else in London; she sold Rush Home Road to a further 9 territories with the manuscript still unedited. Biagi likened the book to some of the most important literary achievements of our time, saying, “It’s as if John Irving had written The Color Purple.” Louise Dennys, the Executive Publisher of Knopf Canada, describes it as “a novel of startling beauty and great heart that will immediately find a place within that small, special tribe of books beloved by readers the world over.” The untold story of the descendants of the Underground Railroad Heartbreaking and wise, Rush Home Road tells the life story of Adelaide Shadd, who finds redemption in old age, and Sharla, a five-year-old mixed race girl abandoned to Addy’s care by her white mother. Born in the first decade of the 20th century in Rusholme (inspired by the real town of Buxton), in southwestern Ontario, an all-black community settled by fugitive slaves, Addy Shadd is raped as a teenager and forced to flee the family home. She makes her way on foot to Detroit, where she becomes the housekeeper for an elderly man and his grown son, both of whom develop a crush on her. When misfortune strikes again, she sets off to make

Girl Zines Book

Girl Zines


  • Author : Alison Piepmeier
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814767528

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Stroll through any public park in Brooklyn on a weekday afternoon and you will see black women with white children at every turn. Many of these women are of Caribbean descent, and they have long been a crucial component of New York's economy, providing childcare for white middle- and upper-middleclass families. Raising Brooklyn offers an in-depth look at the daily lives of these childcare providers, examining the important roles they play in the families whose children they help to raise. Tamara Mose Brown spent three years immersed in these Brooklyn communities: in public parks, public libraries, and living as a fellow resident among their employers, and her intimate tour of the public spaces of gentrified Brooklyn deepens our understanding of how these women use their collective lives to combat the isolation felt during the workday as a domestic worker. Though at first glance these childcare providers appear isolated and exploited—and this is the case for many—Mose Brown shows that their daily interactions in the social spaces they create allow their collective lives and cultural identities to flourish. Raising Brooklyn demonstrates how these daily interactions form a continuous expression of cultural preservation as a weapon against difficult working conditions, examining how this process unfolds through the use of cell phones, food sharing, and informal economic systems. Ultimately, Raising Brooklyn places the organization of domestic workers within the framework of a social justice movement, creating a dialogue between workers who don't believe their exploitative work conditions will change and an organization whose members believe change can come about through public displays of solidarity.

The Adventures of Herge Book

The Adventures of Herge


  • Author : Jose-Louis Bocquet
  • Publisher : Drawn and Quarterly
  • Release Date : 2011-12-06
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 1770460594

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The Adventures of Herge Excerpt :

A GRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY OF TINTIN'S CREATOR by Jose-Louis Bocquet and Jean-Luc Fromental, Illustrated by Stanislas Barthélémy The Adventures of Hergé is a biographical comic about the world-renowned comics artist Georges Prosper Remi, better known by his pen name, Hergé. Meticulously researched, with references to many of the Tintin albums and complete with a bibliography and mini-bios for each of the main "characters," the biography is appropriately drawn in Hergé's iconic clear line style as an homage to the Tintin adventures that have commanded the attention of readers across the world and of many generations. Seven-year-old Hergé first discovered his love of drawing in 1914 when his mother gave him some crayons to stay out of trouble. He continued drawing in school when he fatefully met the editor of XXe Siècle magazine, where Tintin first appeared. His popularity skyrocketed from the 1930s through post–World War Two. Hergé was perceived by some to have aided the Nazi government in Belgium by continuing to publish Tintin in a government-sanctioned magazine, and he was briefly imprisoned in the aftermath of the war and narrowly escaped execution. Also covered are his marriage troubles in the 1950s and subsequent affair with Fanny Vlamynck, who went on to become his lifelong partner; his late career in the 1960s, as his interest in Tintin waned and he occasionally "disappeared" for weeks at a time as he contemplated giving up his career to become a fine-arts painter; and a recounting of a humorous encounter with Andy Warhol.

Intersectionality Book

Intersectionality


  • Author : Anna Carastathis
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780803296626

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Intersectionality Excerpt :

"Intersectionality intervenes in the field of intersectionality studies: the integrative examination of the effects of racial, gendered, and class power on people's lives. While "intersectionality" circulates as a buzzword, Anna Carastathis joins other critical voices to urge a more careful reading. Challenging the narratives of arrival that surround it, Carastathis argues that intersectionality is a horizon, illuminating ways of thinking that have yet to be realized; consequently, calls to "go beyond" intersectionality are premature. A provisional interpretation of intersectionality can disorient habits of essentialism, categorial purity, and prototypicality and overcome dynamics of segregation and subordination in political movements. Through a close reading of critical race theorist Kimberle Williams Crenshaw's germinal texts, published more than twenty-five years ago, Carastathis urges analytic clarity, contextual rigor, and a politicized, historicized understanding of this widely traveling concept. Intersectionality's roots in social justice movements and critical intellectual projects--specifically Black feminism--must be retraced and synthesized with a decolonial analysis so its radical potential to actualize coalitions can be enacted"--

Never Forget Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Never Forget


  • Author : Martin Michaud
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2020-01-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459742741

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Never Forget Excerpt :

As the bodies pile up, Montreal police detective Victor Lessard and his partner, Jacinthe Taillon, must race to prevent the killer from inflicting a horrible death on a well-known political figure.