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Trapped and suffocated by the unending hardships of peasant life, Erzsi can do little but dream. That is, until the opportunity to make an exodus to the New World presents itself, and she makes the impossible choice to vie for a better life, far away from Hungary. Without a husband, she is eager to seek out love and marriage, but it could come at great cost. With the wonders of discovery come the dangers of seduction, and the man she comes to love may not be all he seems.

Forsaking her past for a better future and her family for the possibilities of creating a new one, "Family Secrets... Hidden in the Shadows of Time" encapsulates the complex struggles of the 19th century immigrants, and also the enduring, stalwart spirit that allowed them to give up all they had and strike out into the unknown. With direct inspiration from the lives of Virginia Rafferty's ancestors, "Family Secrets...­Hidden in the Shadows of Time" brings a unique, highly personal twist to the genre, one that . . .

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From the much acclaimed author of Dared and Done: The Marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, a new book that retrieves the lives of Victorian women--­writers, actresses, poets, journalists, sculptors, and social reformers--­celebrated in their day but forgotten in ours.
Julia Markus focuses in particular on the American Charlotte Cushman, the most famous English-­speaking actress of her day, and on the Scottish Jane Welsh Carlyle, a brilliant London hostess who gave up private ambition to become the wife of her friend Thomas Carlyle.

Charlotte Cushman became an international star on the New York and London stage, and her Romeo and Hamlet were sensations. An independent woman with shrewd business sense who made her own fortune and supported her entire family, she dressed like a man from the waist up and had a succession of female lovers, each one of whom she planned to live with for life, each of whom she 'married.­'

Jane Welsh Carlyle, literary hostess, unparalleled . . .

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Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, and Auguste Rodin. The names of these brilliant nineteenth-­century artists are known throughout the world. But what is remembered of their wives? What were these unknown women like? What roles did they play in the lives and the art of their famous husbands? In this remarkable book of discovery, art historian Ruth Butler coaxes three shadowy women out of obscurity and introduces them for the first time as individuals. Through unprecedented research, Butler has been able to create portraits of Hortense Fiquet, Camille Doncieux, and Rose Beuret—the models, and later the wives, respectively, of Cézanne, Monet, and Rodin, three of the most famous French artists of their generation. The book tells the stories of three ordinary women who faced issues of a dramatically changing society as well as the challenges of life with a striving genius. Butler illuminates the ways in which these model-­wives figured in their husbands’ achievements and provides new . . .

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Hidden in the Shadow of Truth was written by Reginald E. Hicks neither to absolve nor to indict black males for their current social condition. It was written, rather, to provide a comprehensive and accurate explanation as to why so many black males seem to be led by the nose toward the prison doors. Why is it that black juveniles consistently outpace their white, Hispanic, and Asian counterparts by a margin of more than 2 to 1 in the commission of murders, aggravated assaults, weapons law violations, forcible rapes, robberies, and motor vehicle thefts? Why is it that blacks account for only 13 percent of the total U.­S. population but a full 41 percent of the incarcerated? Hicks explains that the mentality of many black youths is a product of a unique socialization process wherein the family, the school system, the peer group, and the mass media have collectively failed in their responsibilities, making black boys more prone to choosing the path of incarceration or enslavement . . .

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Did you know that many of America’s Founding Fathers—who fought for liberty and justice for all—were slave owners? Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country’s great tragedy—that a nation “conceived in liberty” was also born in shackles.­These stories help us know the real people who were essential to the birth of this nation but traditionally have been left out of the history books. Their stories are true—and they should be heard.­This thoroughly-­researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

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Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, and Auguste Rodin. The names of these brilliant nineteenth-­century artists are known throughout the world. But what is remembered of their wives? What were these unknown women like? What roles did they play in the lives and the art of their famous husbands? In this remarkable book of discovery, art historian Ruth Butler coaxes three shadowy women out of obscurity and introduces them for the first time as individuals. Through unprecedented research, Butler has been able to create portraits of Hortense Fiquet, Camille Doncieux, and Rose Beuret—the models, and later the wives, respectively, of Cézanne, Monet, and Rodin, three of the most famous French artists of their generation. The book tells the stories of three ordinary women who faced issues of a dramatically changing society as well as the challenges of life with a striving genius. Butler illuminates the ways in which these model-­wives figured in their husbands’ achievements and provides new . . .

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The fighting Anzacs have metamorphosed from flesh and blood into mythic icons; the war they fought in is distant and the resistance to it within Australia has been forgotten. This book corrects such historical amnesia by looking at what occured on the Australian home front during WWI, showing that the war was a disaster and many Australians knew it. It not only considers the wartime strike wave resulting from the discontent and dissent, such as the Great Strike of 1917, but also the impact of international political events, including the Easter Rising in Ireland and the Russian Revolution. Demonstrating that the first year of peace was tumultuous, as strikes and riots involving returned Anzacs shook Australia throughout 1919, this book uncovers the history that has been obscured by the shadow of Anzac.

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Author: Nemanja KaloperYear published: 2007Language: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Book Four in the ShadowsLeroy's Sins Collection. Genre Romantic Suspense. Even the good guys sometimes have secrets they don't want revealed to the rest of the world.... For thirty years, Wyatt Dixon had worn a badge. Sworn to protect and serve, he'd done just that for the people of Olman County, Indiana. He'd even sacrificed his first marriage on the altar of the office of Sheriff. But then the blackmail letter came... And everything he'd worked so hard to build threatened to crumble around him. Wyatt wasn't the only one to receive a letter, either... Fighting a deep attraction to a woman he should know better than to become involved with, Wyatt's professional frustration also grows as the investigation is thwarted at every turn by a master extortionist who has the citizens of Olman County, Indiana, in an uproar. With decisions to make that will affect his life and the sheriff's department for a long time to come, Wyatt has to choose to reach for personal happiness and risk it . . .

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