No Small Courage Book

No Small Courage


  • Author : Nancy F. Cott
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-04-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190291600

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No Small Courage Excerpt :

Enriched by the wealth of new research into women's history, No Small Courage offers a lively chronicle of American experience, charting women's lives and experiences with fascinating immediacy from the precolonial era to the present. Individual stories and primary sources-including letters, diaries, and news reports-animate this history of the domestic, professional, and political efforts of American women. John Demos begins the book with a discussion of Native American women confronting colonization. Leading historians illuminate subsequent eras of social and political change-including Jane Kamensky on women's lives in the colonial period, Karen Manners Smith on the rising tide of political activity by women in the Progressive Era, Sarah Jane Deutsch on the transition of 1920s optimism to the harsh realities of the Great Depression, Elaine Tyler May on the challenges to a gender-defined social order encouraged by World War II, and William H. Chafe on the women's movement and the struggle for political equality since the 1960s. The authors vividly relate such events as Anne Hutchinson's struggle for religious expression in Puritan Massachusetts, former slave Harriet Tubman's perilous efforts to free others in captivity, Rosa Parks's resistance to segregation in the South, and newfound opportunities for professional and personal self-determination available as a result of decades of protest. Dozens of archival illustrations add to the human dimensions of the authoritative text. No Small Courage dynamically captures the variety and significance of American women's experience, demonstrating that the history of our nation cannot be fully understood without focusing on changes in women's lives.

No Small Courage Book

No Small Courage


  • Author : Nancy F. Cott
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 646
  • ISBN 10 : 1422352544

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No Small Courage Excerpt :

Charts Amer. women's lives & experiences from the pre-colonial era to the present. Individual stories & primary sources -- incl. letters, diaries, & news reports -- animate this history of the domestic, prof'l., & political efforts of Amer. women. Leading historians illuminate subsequent periods of social & political change -- incl. Jane Kamensky on women's lives in the colonial period, Karen Manners Smith on the rising tide of political activity by women in the Progressive Era, Sara Deutsch on the transition of 1920s optimism to the harsh realities of the Great Depression, Elaine May on the challenges to a gender-defined social order encouraged by WW2, & William Chafe on the women's movement. & the struggle for political equality since the 1960s. Illustrations.

No Room for Small Dreams Book

No Room for Small Dreams


  • Author : Shimon Peres
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062561466

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No Room for Small Dreams Excerpt :

In 1934, eleven-year-old Shimon Peres emigrated to the land of Israel from his native Poland, leaving behind an extended family who would later be murdered in the Holocaust. Few back then would have predicted that this young man would eventually become one of the towering figures of the twentieth century. Peres would indeed go on to serve the new state as prime minister, president, foreign minister, and the head of several other ministries. He was central to the establishment of the Israeli Defense Forces and the defense industry that would provide the young state with a robust deterrent power. He was crucial to launching Israel’s nuclear energy program and to the creation of its high-tech “Start-up Nation” revolution. His refusal to surrender to conventional wisdom and political norms helped save the Israeli economy and prompted some of the most daring military operations in history, among them the legendary Operation Entebbe. And yet, as important as his role in creating and deploying Israel’s armed forces was, his stunning transition from hawk to dove—with its accompanying unwavering commitment to peace—made him one of the globe’s most recognized, honored, and admired statesmen. In this, his final work, finished only weeks before his passing, Peres offers a long-awaited examination of the crucial turning points in Israeli history through the prism of having been a decision maker and eyewitness. Told with the frankness of someone aware this would likely be his final statement, No Room for Small Dreams spans decades and events, but as much as it is about what happened, it is about why it happened. Examining pivotal moments in Israel’s rise, Peres explores what makes for a great leader, how to make hard choices in a climate of uncertainty and distress, the challenges of balancing principles with policies, and the liberating nature of imagination and unpredicted innovation. In doing so, he not only charts a better path forward for his beloved country

Small Acts of Amazing Courage Book
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

Small Acts of Amazing Courage


  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-04-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1442409339

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Small Acts of Amazing Courage Excerpt :

Kindness has incredible consequences in this compelling novel set in colonial India from a “master storyteller” (Publishers Weekly) and National Book Award-winning author. It is India, 1918, six months after the end of World War I, and Rosalind awaits the return of her father from the war. Rosalind is kept from boarding school in England at her mother’s insistence. While her father has been at war, Rosalind sees the country slowly change. A man named Ghandi is coming to power, talking about nonviolence and independence from Britain. Rosalind longs to live the life that her heart tells her, not what her parents prescribe for her, but no one seems to listen. This penetrating story, told with lush and vivid detail, contrasts Rosalind’s privilege and daily experiences in India with the hardship of the people around her. As she comes of age during this volatile period of history, will she find the courage to claim her own identity and become her own person? National Book Award–winning author Gloria Whelan’s “insight into history and her characters’ minds make every moment of this saga believable” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). This paperback edition includes an excerpt of All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens, the standalone companion to Small Acts of Amazing Courage.

A Little Bit of Courage Book

A Little Bit of Courage


  • Author : Claire Alexander
  • Publisher : Happy Yak
  • Release Date : 2021-06-29
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780711260085

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A Little Bit of Courage Excerpt :

In this follow-up to the beloved picture book A Little Bit Different, the Ploofers are back for a heartwarming exploration of fear and finding courage. The Ploofers have just learned a valuable lesson in celebrating differences and trying new things. They've been practicing something very special again and this time it requires extra teamwork... But Little One is too scared to go on this new adventure. Will some kind and encouraging words from Toasty help him find a little bit of courage? With simple, striking illustrations and a cutaway cover design that adds tactile interest, A Little Bit of Courage picks up right where A Little Bit Different left off. With a subtle yet powerful message on overcoming anxiety and finding the courage to live life to its fullest, this book will resonate with children and adults alike.

A Teaspoon of Courage Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

A Teaspoon of Courage


  • Author : Bradley Trevor Greive
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-07-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9780740754722

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A Teaspoon of Courage Excerpt :

"While obstacles, danger, heartache, injustice, and rampant stupidity abound in the modern world, genuine courage seems to be in short supply. From time to time, we could all use a shot of unfiltered courage to get past the challenges that life regularly throws down at our feet." --Bradley Trevor Greive Even though life comes with more ups than downs, the downs will still be there. The only way to face them is with courage. Not bluff, not bravado, not over-starched underwear, but true courage. In A Teaspoon of Courage, Bradley Trevor Greive uses his hilarious head-on style to show you how to summon your braver self and press on with life. A Teaspoon of Courage delivers just the right pick-me-up to anyone facing troubled times--those moments of despair when you'd rather crawl back under the covers than face the world again. BTG acknowledges the universality of fear, loss, heartache, anxiety, and body odor, then with gentle wit and firm resolve marches us down the path to steely nerve, and unstoppable passion. "Whether you know it or not," he writes, "you were born tough enough to tackle anything important in life." BTG weaves his laser-sharp insights and practical tips for courageous living with fresh and funny animal portraits, further reinforcing his message that no one is immune to fearful feelings. This exquisite gift book is ideal for Monday mornings, dentist appointments, ending lousy relationships, eating haggis, and facing life's difficulties head on.

A Little Courage Book

A Little Courage


  • Author : Taltal Levi
  • Publisher : NorthSouth Books
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0735843945

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A Little Courage Excerpt :

Through the eyes of a child, the world is full of adventure! A teacup-sized little girl discovers a playground in a potted plant, and the perfect swimming pool in a glass of water. Then when she sees a mysterious shadow lurking beyond her books and paper clips, she must summon her courage. But wait! Could this fluffy, purring creature be a friend? Taltal Levi’s evocative text and illustrations tell an inventive story about courage, imagination, and friendship.

Courage Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Courage


  • Author : Bernard Waber
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2002-10-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547740584

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Courage Excerpt :

What is courage? Certainly it takes courage for a firefighter to rescue someone trapped in a burning building, but there are many other kinds of courage too. Everyday kinds that normal, ordinary people exhibit all the time, like “being the first to make up after an argument,” or “going to bed without a nightlight.” Bernard Waber explores the many varied kinds of courage and celebrates the moments, big and small, that bring out the hero in each of us.

Petticoats and Pinstripes  Portraits of Women in Wall Street s History Book

Petticoats and Pinstripes Portraits of Women in Wall Street s History


  • Author : Sheri J. Caplan
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440802669

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Petticoats and Pinstripes Portraits of Women in Wall Street s History Excerpt :

This fascinating work presents biographical essays about women from the colonial period to modern times, chronicling the previously untold story of the female financial experience in the United States. • Explores the female financial experience in the United States from the colonial period to modern times • Presents the history of women on Wall Street by placing personalities in the context of both Wall Street's development and prevailing political and cultural times • Identifies common themes and issues confronted by women in finance • Provides two quick-reference appendices, one describing the significance of particular women and a second that provides a chronology of milestones

No Small Thing Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

No Small Thing


  • Author : Natale Ghent
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443401463

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No Small Thing Excerpt :

When twelve-year-old Nathaniel and his two sisters, Cid and Queenie, discover an ad for a free pony in the paper, they can hardly believe their luck. The pony is theirs, as long as they can afford to take care of it. But what will their mother say? Nat knows things are hard for his mom; his dad walked out on them four years ago. But having a pony would help Nat and Cid stop bickering and it would mean so much to Queenie. When Nat’s mother lets them keep it, life is still not easy, but at the end of each day, Nat knows his pony is waiting from him. Until a fire destroys the barn... Winner of the Hackmatack Book Award, No Small Thing was also a Silver Birch Honour Book and shortlisted for the Canadian Library Assocation’s Book of the Year for Children Award.

Small Courage Book

Small Courage


  • Author : Jane Byers
  • Publisher : Dagger Editions
  • Release Date : 2020-09-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1773860402

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Small Courage Excerpt :

Rarely do we know what life will hold. When starting the adoption process, Jane Byers and her wife could not have predicted the illuminating and challenging experience of living for two weeks with the Evangelical Christian foster parents of their soon-to-be adopted twins. Parenthood becomes even more daunting when homophobia threatens their beginnings as a family, seeping in from places both unexpected and familiar. But Jane and Amy are up for the challenge. In this moving and poetic memoir, Byers draws readers into her own tumultuous beginnings: her coming out years, finding love, and the start of her parenting journey. Love imprints itself where loneliness lived, but sometimes love, alone, is not enough to overcome trauma. Little did Byers know that her experiences when coming out was merely training for becoming an adoptive parent of racialized twins. Small Courage: A Queer Memoir of Finding Love and Conceiving Family is a thoughtful and heart-warming examination of love, queerness and what it means to be a family.

The Woman s Book of Courage Book

The Woman s Book of Courage


  • Author : Sue Patton Thoele
  • Publisher : Conari Press
  • Release Date : 2003-05-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781573249003

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The Woman s Book of Courage Excerpt :

In this revised collection, loving reflections provide wisdom and encouragement to help overcome anxiety, gain self-esteem, and improve relationships. They may be used over and over for women in transition or recovery and those wishing to enhance personal power.

Little Pink House Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Little Pink House


  • Author : Jeff Benedict
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0446544442

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Little Pink House Excerpt :

SOON TO BE A MOTION PICTURE STARRING CATHERINE KEENER "Catherine Keener nails the combination of anger, grace, and attitude that made Susette Kelo a nationally known crusader." -- Deadline Hollywood Suzette Kelo was just trying to rebuild her life when she purchased a falling down Victorian house perched on the waterfront in New London, CT. The house wasn't particularly fancy, but with lots of hard work Suzette was able to turn it into a home that was important to her, a home that represented her new found independence. Little did she know that the City of New London, desperate to revive its flailing economy, wanted to raze her house and the others like it that sat along the waterfront in order to win a lucrative Pfizer pharmaceutical contract that would bring new business into the city. Kelo and fourteen neighbors flat out refused to sell, so the city decided to exercise its power of eminent domain to condemn their homes, launching one of the most extraordinary legal cases of our time, a case that ultimately reached the United States Supreme Court. In Little Pink House, award-winning investigative journalist Jeff Benedict takes us behind the scenes of this case -- indeed, Suzette Kelo speaks for the first time about all the details of this inspirational true story as one woman led the charge to take on corporate America to save her home. Praise for the book: "Passionate...a page-turner with conscience." -- Publishers Weekly

The Book Thief Book
Score: 4.5
From 2,621 Ratings

The Book Thief


  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307433848

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Acts of Courage Book

Acts of Courage


  • Author : Connie Brummel Crook
  • Publisher : Pajama Press Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-02-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780986949579

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Acts of Courage Excerpt :

In Acts of Courage, Connie Brummel Crook dramatizes the life of one of Canada's most enduring heroines, Laura Secord. From young Laura Ingersoll's early days in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, amidst the turmoil that followed the American Revolutionary War, the story outlines her father's difficult decision to move his family to Upper Canada. Laura's subsequent meeting and courtship with James Secord is described against the backdrop of homesteading in the Niagara Peninsula and of enduring the imminent threat of American invasion. These first sections of the book provide the background for Laura's courageous rescue of her husband from the battlefield at Queenston Heights, and her even more amazing trek to warn Col. FitzGibbon of the American's secret plans to attack the British outpost at Beaver Dams. Laura's extraordinary life, peopled with characters like Joseph Brant and Col. Fitzgibbon, is given even more poignancy and interest by the author's inventive and surprising characterization of the young FitzGibbon, by her acute eye for historical detail, and through her insights into the character of a young woman whose acts of courage have captured the imagination of generations of young Canadians.