The Wind in My Hair

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The Wind in My Hair

The Wind in My Hair

  • Author: Brigitte Muir
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mountaineering
  • Page: 293
  • View: 9085
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In 1997 the author became the first Australian woman to climb Everest and the first Australian to climb the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on each continent). This memoir is a detailed account of her experiences making these achievements, as well as describing her other mountain climbing experiences in Australia and her journeys to Africa and Antarctica. Includes colour photos, glossary and index.

The Wind in My Hair

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The Wind in My Hair

The Wind in My Hair

My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran

  • Author: Masih Alinejad
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0349008957
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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'A must-read for anyone who cares about women's equality' Sheryl Sandberg 'A flame-thrower for the rights of women who live under the thumb of repression and injustice' Tina Brown BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one woman, Masih Alinejad, an awe-inspiring journalist and activist from a small village in Iran, overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed and founded a major movement for women around the world with the simple removal of her hijab. It all started with a single photo, a bold statement on Masih's Facebook page: a woman standing proudly, her face bare, her beautiful, curly hair blowing in the wind. Her crime: simply removing her veil, or hijab, which is compulsory for women in Iran. This is the photo that sparked a social-media liberation movement, 'My Stealthy Freedom'. Across Iran, women started posting pictures of their uncovered hair on Masih's page in open defiance of the strict religious beliefs of their country (and often, their families) while sharing their personal stories about this powerful mode of expression. With the creation of 'My Stealthy Freedom' Masih has gained over one million supporters around the world, and inspired Islamic women everywhere to take a stand for their basic human rights. She's been covered by the media from Vogue, to the Guardian, the New York Times and beyond. Last year she was the recipient of the Women's Rights Award from the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. But behind the scenes of this movement, Masih has been fighting a painful personal battle. She is a divorcee -- a sin equivalent to prostitution in Iranian culture. As a reporter, Masih has been actively speaking out against the government's corrupt policies for more than a decade, and has faced abuse and slander at every turn. In 2009 she went abroad during the Iranian presidential election with hopes of interviewing Barack Obama. Before the interview could take place, the elections were stolen, Masih's newspaper was shut down, and thousands of Iranians were arrested. She was expelled from her own country, and separated from her only son. Although she eventually was able to take her son abroad, she has not returned to Iran or seen her family in years. To this day, Masih has faith that one day she will be reunited with her homeland. A defiant, inspiring voice for women's rights, Masih Alinejad speaks for women everywhere. 'Intriguing and inspiring . . . her voice is so important to the Iranian people's struggles for freedom and democracy' Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

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The Wind in My Hair

The Wind in My Hair

  • Author: Salwa Salem,Laura Maritano
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 229
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The Wind in My Hair is the memoir of Salwa Salem, who was just eight years old when she and many other Palestinians were uprooted by the Zionists in al-Nakba (the catastrophe). After her family fled to Jaffa and then to Nablus, she spent the rest of her life in exile: in Damascus, Kuwait, Vienna, and finally, Italy. Salem's story of displacement and exile is in one sense the story of all Palestinians; her account of her own political engagement and that of members of her own family tells the political history of an embattled people. But she is no token Palestinian; she is, above all, her own person: a courageous and vital woman who claimed the right to be free to choose her work and her husband; to read Kafka and Simone de Beauvoir alongside Arab literature; to love both opera and the songs of Fairouz; to be involved in politics and have a family. If the particular pitch of this memoir derives from its deathbed narration (as Salem lay dying of cancer, she dictated the story of her life to Laura Maritano), it is the memoir's precision, its judicious balance of the personal and the political, that triumphs over any individual or national tragedy. Salem refuses to be simply a victim--of war, of political injustice, of sickness--but embraces life passionately to the end, and in doing so, has left the world the gift of her life story.

Wind in My Hair

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Wind in My Hair

Wind in My Hair

  • Author: Josephine Loewenstein
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780992915179
  • Category:
  • Page: 196
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Hair Matters

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Hair Matters

Hair Matters

Beauty, Power, and Black Women's Consciousness

  • Author: Ingrid Banks
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814713365
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 197
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One of the most resilient images of the Vietnam era is that of the anti-war protester -- often a woman -- spitting on the uniformed veteran just off the plane. The lingering potency of this icon was evident during the Gulf War, when war supporters invoked it to discredit their opposition. In this startling book, Jerry Lembcke demonstrates that not a single incident of this sort has been convincingly documented. Rather, the anti-war Left saw in veterans a natural ally, and the relationship between anti-war forces and most veterans was defined by mutual support. Indeed one soldier wrote angrily to Vice President Spiro Agnew that the only Americans who seemed concerned about the soldier's welfare were the anti-war activists. While the veterans were sometimes made to feel uncomfortable about their service, this sense of unease was, Lembcke argues, more often rooted in the political practices of the Right. Tracing a range of conflicts in the twentieth century, the book illustrates how regimes engaged in unpopular conflicts often vilify their domestic opponents for "stabbing the boys in the back." Concluding with an account of the powerful role played by Hollywood in cementing the myth of the betrayed veteran through such films as Coming Home, Taxi Driver, and Rambo, Jerry Lembcke's book stands as one of the most important, original, and controversial works of cultural history in recent years.

My World Passes

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My World Passes

My World Passes

  • Author: Donovan Harrison
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0557156211
  • Category:
  • Page: 253
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The Third Tablet of the Holy Covenant

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The Third Tablet of the Holy Covenant

The Third Tablet of the Holy Covenant

  • Author: Michael Baum
  • Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1783061588
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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Michael Baum was inspired by his experiences living in Israel and working on the archeological excavation of Masada, and draws on his family history of breast cancer and his Ashkenazi heritage inThe Third Tablet of the Holy Covenant. He skilfully blends the molecular and biblical genealogy of the Jewish people with the fictitious search for an ancient relic to produce a gripping semi-autobiographical novel. The story follows Martin Tanner, who grows up in a poor Jewish family in the East End of London during the Second World War. A brilliant student, he goes on to qualify as a surgeon at University College London, learning along the way that his family is cursed with the Ashkenazi mutation, a defect in the DNA coding that leads to an increased risk of cancer. Martin is faced with many trials, including his mother undergoing a radical mastectomy and her subsequent suicide whilst he is serving in the RAMC during the Suez crisis. He immigrates to Israel in 1960 and serves as medical officer on the Masada dig in 1963 where he meets and falls in love with Sara, a nurse who suffers the same fate as his mother. The tragedy of Martin’s life is coupled with the discovery of the ‘Eliezer Scroll’ on the dig, which provides evidence that a codicil to the Mosaic tablets of the holy covenant could exist. The translation of these scrolls reveals that twin sisters escaped from the sacking of Jerusalem in 70 CE, carrying with them holy relics from the Temple... This book combines the quest for a biblical relic from the second Temple in Jerusalem, with the biblical and genetic anthropology of the Jewish people. Michael Baum uses passages of humour mixed with pathos, jogging along with the pace of a detective story.

The Way the Wind Blows

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The Way the Wind Blows

The Way the Wind Blows

The Light Upon the Fire

  • Author: William Cook
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 146538040X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 73
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Everyone runs on secrets All of our life stories depend on secrets. High school is supposed to be fun and excitingyou have friends, healthy relationships, and a supportive family. However, for a group of ninth graders, high school is nothing more than a disaster. Adam, Jake, Madison, Dakota, Hannah; pregnancies, break-ups, secret crushes, betrayal. These adolescents have their own stories; their own secrets. Katiy, Chad, Dan, Brittney, Mike, Mrs. Gonzales; divorce, marriage, crime, infidelity. These adults have secrets of their own which are too frightening to divulge. In The Way The Wind Blows, all these characters lives are intertwined in ways unimagined by the secrets that haunt them. These secrets either tear them all apart or bring them together.

A Complicated Marriage

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A Complicated Marriage

A Complicated Marriage

My Life with Clement Greenberg

  • Author: Janice Van Horne
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • ISBN: 1582438218
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 387
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The wife of the famous art critic describes what it was like being swept into the 1950s art world and suddenly keeping company with Jackson Pollock, Hans Hofmann and Franz Kline and how she was disowned by her anti-Semetic family.

With My Face to the Wind

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With My Face to the Wind

With My Face to the Wind

Ptsd, Faith, and Lessons in Healing

  • Author: Linda Anne King
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9781462068760
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 206
  • View: 7014
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Like cancer untreated, PTSD can killif not the body the mind and soul. Linda King has portrayed, in real-time, what it is like to live with full-blown Post-traumatic stress disorder. She hopes to help to those who have carried the burdens of PTSD for years, and give the younger reader hope that will erase guilt and shame. A self-help book is, ideally, just that. Lindas book is full of gems. Self-taught, she has gained the insight and wisdom not only to heal herself but others as well. She describes her long journey from barely surviving to thriving. Traumatic childhood events can shatter us in countless ways. Posttraumatic stress disorder impacts all aspects of the developing persona. For those who suffer PTSD, this book offers many ahas toward wholeness and self-recovery: emotional, physical and, miraculously, spiritual. I believe you will find comfort here that helps you make the journey. Terry Lynne Dushan, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) Linda King has creatively fused psychology, spirituality and humor as she takes us on her healing journey in With My Face to the Wind. While sharing some of her personal tragedies, she weaves in just enough verifiable psychological content (without causing brain freeze) to know that shes done her homework. Her wit and humor shine through just in the nick of time Rhonda B. Holmes, Author, The WORD Diet