Seven Men

Seven Men
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780718087845
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Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A beautiful gift edition of this instant classic exclusively for graduates, with a special letter from Eric Metaxas to those entering the next phase of life’s journey. What makes a great man great? In Seven Men, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas explores that most important of questions in through the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. How did George Washington resist the temptation to become the first king of America, and why did William Wilberforce give up the chance to be prime minister of England? What made Eric Liddell cast aside an almost certain Olympic gold medal? What enabled Jackie Robinson to surrender his right to fight back against racists, or Dietrich Bonhoeffer to jeopardize his freedom and safety to defy the Nazis? In this stirring and inspiring work, Eric Metaxas reclaims a long-lost sense of the heroic--the idea that certain lives are worthy of emulation. Get to know the seven men in this book, and your life will be immeasurably richer.

Seven Women

Seven Women
Author: Judith Nies
Pages: 235
ISBN: STANFORD:36105081111150
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Release: 1978
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Brief biographies of seven women whose philosophies and actions have had great impact on American society. Included are Sarah Moore Grimke, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mother Jones, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Anna Louise Strong, and Dorothy Da

Identity Unknown

Identity Unknown
Author: Donna Seaman
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781620407608
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Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An award-winning writer rescues seven first-rate twentieth-century women artists from oblivion--their lives fascinating, their artwork a revelation. Who hasn't wondered where-aside from Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo-all the women artists are? In many art books, they've been marginalized with cold efficiency, summarily dismissed in the captions of group photographs with the phrase "identity unknown" while each male is named. Donna Seaman brings to dazzling life seven of these forgotten artists, among the best of their day: Gertrude Abercrombie, with her dark, surreal paintings and friendships with Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins; Bay Area self-portraitist Joan Brown; Ree Morton, with her witty, oddly beautiful constructions; Loïs Mailou Jones of the Harlem Renaissance; Lenore Tawney, who combined weaving and sculpture when art and craft were considered mutually exclusive; Christina Ramberg, whose unsettling works drew on pop culture and advertising; and Louise Nevelson, an art-world superstar in her heyday but omitted from recent surveys of her era. These women fought to be treated the same as male artists, to be judged by their work, not their gender or appearance. In brilliant, compassionate prose, Seaman reveals what drove them, how they worked, and how they were perceived by others in a world where women were subjects-not makers-of art. Featuring stunning examples of the artists' work, Identity Unknown speaks to all women about their neglected place in history and the challenges they face to be taken as seriously as men no matter what their chosen field-and to all men interested in women's lives.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0061863386
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833. Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong. To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film. This account of Wilberforce's life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America.

Seven Slovak Women

Seven Slovak Women
Author: Josette Baer
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9783838206387
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Release: 2015-04-01
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This engaging and insightful book is the first historical study in English portraying the lives and fates of Slovak women. The seven life stories, ranging from the late 19th century to the present day, expose the often cruel political history of Slovakia through the eyes of prominent women whose acts and deeds on behalf of their fellow citizens remain unforgotten in the Slovak collective mind. The four chapters and three oral history interviews offer a captivating insight into how the situation of Slovak women in society has changed during a most eventful period of history. This book will be complemented by a second volume on Czech women whose lives have been of the same singular importance for the Czech lands as their Slovak counterparts were for their country (ISBN 978383827100, coming out in fall 2015). The two volumes are separate entities in their own right, but together provide the reader with a comprehensive picture of womens lives in the Czech lands and Slovakia, stressing the distinct political circumstances Czech and Slovak women have faced in recent history.

The Seven Daughters of Eve

The Seven Daughters of Eve
Author: Bryan Sykes
Pages: 367
ISBN: 0552148768
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1994 Professor Bryan Sykes, a leading world authority on DNA and human evolution, was called in to examine the frozen remains of a man trapped in glacial ice in northern Italy. News of the discovery of the Ice Man and his age, which was put at over five thousand years old, fascinated the world. But what made the story particularly extraordinary was that Professor Sykes was also able to track down a living generic relative of the Ice Man, a woman living in Britain today. How was he able to locate a living relative of a man who died thousands of years ago? In The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes gives us a first hand account of his research into a remarkable gene which passes undiluted from generation to generation through the maternal line and shows how it is being used to track our genetic ancestors through time and space. After plotting thousands of DNA sequences from all over the world he found that they had clustered around a handful of distinct groups. In Europe there are only seven. The conclusion: almost everyone of native European descent, wherever they live in the world, can trace their ancestry back to one of seven women, the Seven Daughters of Eve. He has named them Ursula, Xenia, Helena, Velda, Tara, Katrine and Jasmine. In this remarkable scientific adventure story we learn exactly how our origins can be traced, how and where our ancient genetic ancestors lived, what their live were like and how we are each living proof of the almost miraculous strength of our DNA which has survived and prospered over so many thousands of years to reach us today. It is a book that not only presents the story of our evolution in a wholly new light, but also strikes right at the heart of ourselves as individuals and of our sense of identity.

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls
Author: Mona Eltahawy
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9780807013816
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Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seizing upon the energy of the #MeToo movement, feminist activist Eltahawy delivers a bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto that shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they've been trained to avoid.

Seven Women Against the World

Seven Women Against the World
Author: Margaret Leland Goldsmith
Pages: 236
ISBN: UVA:X000380312
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Release: 1976
Editor: Westport, Conn. : Hyperion Press
Language: un

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The Accidental Captives

The Accidental Captives
Author: Carolyn Gossage
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781459703117
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Release: 2012-03-17
Editor: Dundurn
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In April 1941, a passenger ship was attacked and sunk by Nazi Germans. This is the story of seven Canadian women survivors detained in Germany. In April 1941, seven Canadian women became prisoners of war while on a voyage from New York City to Cape Town. Their aging Egyptian liner, the Zamzam, was sunk off the coast of South Africa by the German raider Atlantis. The passengers were transferred to a prison ship and eventually put ashore in Nazi-occupied France. As "non-aliens," all 140 Americans were released after five weeks in captivity, and with the help of theLifephotographer in their midst,the news of their narrow escape became an overnight sensation. The hapless Canadians were taken to Bordeaux and became part of a group of 28 women and children interned in various German detention camps. By a stroke of luck, the Canadians eventually received permission to travel to Berlin where they were left to fend for themselves and adapt to life among "the enemy." As prisoners-at-large, they established contacts with American journalists and diplomats, an elderly Jewish professor, and even with Nazi propagandist P.G. Wodehouse. Finally, in June 1942, an exchange was arranged and the Canadians were able to board a special diplomatic Freedom Train bound for Lisbon, and from there they got back across the Atlantic to New York and new-found freedom.

Seven Women

Seven Women
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780718087883
Available:
Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A beautiful gift edition of this instant classic exclusively for graduates, with a special letter from Eric Metaxas to those entering the next phase of life’s journey. What makes a great woman great? In Seven Women, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas provides an answer by telling the captivating stories of seven women who changed the course of history and impacted the world in astonishing ways. Teenaged Joan of Arc heard God’s command and led the French army to a mighty victory over the British. Susanna Wesley, the mother of nineteen children, gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-writer, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten Boom risked her life to hide Dutch Jews from the Nazis in World War II and somehow survived the horrors of a concentration camp, but her greatest feat was her forgiveness of her tormentors years later. And Rosa Parks’s God-given sense of justice and unshakable dignity helped launch the twentieth century’s greatest social movement. Seven Women reveals how the extraordinary women profiled here achieved their greatness, inspiring readers to lives propelled by a call beyond themselves.

Women Workers in Seven Professions

Women Workers in Seven Professions
Author: Various
Pages: 266
ISBN: EAN:4064066180768
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Release: 2019-12-17
Editor: Good Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Women Workers in Seven Professions" by Various. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Seven Women One God

Seven Women  One God
Author: Airende Emiaghe
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781452024240
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Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Some dreams die as seeds only to live again as trees...' writes Airende Emiaghe in this compelling book of hope amidst hopelessness. Seven women, one God gives you the right to start all over again from any point as this book reaffirms God's commitment to bring us to Himself with an outstretched hand for it is the sick who need physicians. From Hagar through Eve to the Samaritan woman, the pains of growing up and the needs of women are expounded in lucid and real terms. Life is not fair but this book tells us the role God plays in our every day experiences. In details, we are told what women are going through and how they are reacting to it. We are also told how women are supposed to react to it. Successful living depends not upon what life dumps on us as much as how we react to what life dumps on us for life is a promise but he fulfillment of these promises makes it worth living. The keys to successful living are handed over to willing seekers herein. Cultivated over five years and written in two years, Seven Women, One God is a carefully prepared inspirational life tool.

Seven

Seven
Author: Farzana Doctor
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781459746411
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Release: 2020-09-05
Editor: Dundurn
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A rich, soulfully written novel about inheritance and resistance that tests the balance between modern and traditional customs. When Sharifa accompanies her husband on a marriage-saving trip to India in 2016, she thinks that she's going to research her great-great-grandfather, a wealthy business leader and philanthropist. What captures her imagination is not his rags-to-riches story, but the mystery of his four wives, missing from the family lore. She ends up excavating much more than she had imagined. Sharifa's trip coincides with a time of unrest within her insular and conservative religious community, and there is no escaping its politics. A group of feminists is speaking out against khatna, an age-old ritual they insist is female genital cutting. Sharifa’s two favourite cousins are on opposite sides of the debate and she seeks a middle ground. As the issue heats up, Sharifa discovers an unexpected truth and is forced to take a position.

The Matriarchs of Genesis

The Matriarchs of Genesis
Author: David J. Zucker,Moshe Reiss
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781625643964
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Release: 2015-08-27
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Sarah. Hagar. Rebekah. Leah. Rachel. Bilhah. Zilpah. These are the Matriarchs of Genesis. A people's self-understanding is fashioned on their heroes and heroines. Sarah, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel--the traditional four Matriarchs--are important and powerful people in the book of Genesis. Each woman plays her part in her generation. She interacts with and advises her husband, seeking to achieve both present and future successes for her family. These women act decisively at crucial points; through their actions and words, their family dynamics change irrevocably. Unlike their husbands, we know little of their unspoken thoughts or actions. What the text in Genesis does share shows that these women are perceptive and judicious, often seeing the grand scheme with clarity. While their stories are told in Genesis, in the post-biblical world of the Pseudepigrapha, their stories are retold in new ways. The rabbis also speak of these women, and contemporary scholars and feminists continue to explore the Matriarchs in Genesis and later literature. Using extensive quotations, we present these women through five lenses: the Bible, Early Extra-Biblical Literature, Rabbinic Literature, Contemporary Scholarship, and Feminist Thought. In addition, we consider Hagar, Abraham's second wife and the mother of Ishmael, as well as Bilhah and Zilpah, Jacob's third and fourth wives.

Seven Brave Women

Seven Brave Women
Author: Betsy Hearne
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0756966698
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Release: 2006-02-01
Editor: Perfection Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young girl recounts the brave exploits of her female ancestors, including her great-great-great-grandmother who came to America in a wooden sailboat.

Seven Women Great Painters

Seven Women  Great Painters
Author: Winthrop Neilson,Frances Fullerton Neilson
Pages: 178
ISBN: UOM:39015006343654
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Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Seven Women

Seven Women
Author: Anonim
Pages: 25
ISBN: OCLC:953412561
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Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Stealing the Show

Stealing the Show
Author: Gunda Lambton
Pages: 215
ISBN: 077351189X
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Release: 1994
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

... Highlights the artistic achievements of seven prominent Canadian women artists: Marcelle Ferron, Anne Kahane, Rita Letendre, Gathie Falk, Joyce Wieland, Jerry Grey, and Colette Whiten ... who received most of the commissions awarded to women between 1958 and 1988.

Seven Faces of Women s Sport

Seven Faces of Women s Sport
Author: Irene A. Reid,Jane Dennehy
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781787437111
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Release: 2018-10-15
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book explores the connections between women's experiences of and contributions to sport as a profession, product and pastime. This collection brings together insights and experiences from academics, activists, players and practitioners to critically reflect upon contemporary women's sport.

Seven Women Seven Days

Seven Women  Seven Days
Author: Silvia Hoefnagels
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781105743320
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Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: un

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