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The Wild Girl

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Publisher: Hachette Books
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From the award-winning author of One Thousand White Women, a novel in the tradition of Little Big Man, tracing one man's search for adventure and the wild Apache girl who invites him into her world When Ned Giles is orphaned as a teenager, he heads West, hoping to leave his troubles behind. He joins the 1932 Great Apache Expedition on their search for a young boy, the son of a wealthy Mexican landowner, who was kidnapped by wild Apaches. But the expedition's goal is complicated when they encounter a wild Apache girl in a Mexican jail cell, victim of a Mexican massacre of her tribe that has left her orphaned and unwilling to eat or speak. As he and the expedition make their way through the rugged Sierra Madre mountains, Ned's growing feelings for the troubled girl soon force him to choose allegiances and make a decision that will haunt him forever. In this novel based on historical fact, Jim Fergus takes readers on a journey of magnificent sweep and heartbreaking consequence peopled with unforgettable characters. With prose so vivid that the road dust practically rises off the page, The Wild Girl is an epic novel filled with drama, peril, and romance, told by a master. This is the novel your reading group will be talking about long past your discussion!

The Wild Girl

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Author: Kate Forsyth
Publisher: Macmillan
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One of six sisters, Dortchen Wild lives in the small German kingdom of Hesse-Cassel in the early 19th century. She finds herself irresistibly drawn to the boy next door, the handsome but very poor fairy tale scholar Wilhelm Grimm. It is a time of tyranny and terror. Napoleon Bonaparte wants to conquer all of Europe, and Hesse-Cassel is one of the first kingdoms to fall. Forced to live under oppressive French rule, Wilhelm and his brothers quietly rebel by preserving old half-forgotten tales that had once been told by the firesides of houses grand and small over the land. As Dortchen tells Wilhelm some of the most powerful and compelling stories in what will one day become his and Jacob's famous fairy tale collection, their love blossoms. But Dortchen's father will not give his consent for them to marry and war, death, and poverty also conspire to keep the lovers apart. Yet Dortchen is determined to find a way. Evocative and richly-detailed, Kate Forsyth's The Wild Girl masterfully captures one young woman's enduring faith in love and the power of storytelling.

Wild Girl

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Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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A contemporary and irresistible story from Patricia Reilly Giff Lidie lives in Jales, Brazil, where she’s free to ride, to be a wild girl, and to dream of going to live with her father and older brother, Rafael, in New York City. Finally Lidie is 12—time to leave Brazil for New York. Meanwhile, a filly is born and begins her journey to a new home. As Lidie’s story unfolds, so does the filly’s. Lidie’s father runs a stable at a famous race track, and Rafael is training to be a jockey. As much as they want to make Lidie feel welcome, they still think of her as the little girl they left behind. They don’t even know what a strong rider she is, and that she’s determined to befriend and ride the wild filly her father has just bought: Wild Girl.

The Wild Girl, Natural Man, and the Monster

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Author: Julia V. Douthwaite
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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The Wild Girl, Natural Man, and the Monster by Julia V. Douthwaite Book Resume:

This study looks at the lives of the most famous "wild children" of eighteenth-century Europe, showing how they open a window onto European ideas about the potential and perfectibility of mankind. Julia V. Douthwaite recounts reports of feral children such as the wild girl of Champagne (captured in 1731 and baptized as Marie-Angélique Leblanc), offering a fascinating glimpse into beliefs about the difference between man and beast and the means once used to civilize the uncivilized. A variety of educational experiments failed to tame these feral children by the standards of the day. After telling their stories, Douthwaite turns to literature that reflects on similar experiments to perfect human subjects. Her examples range from utopian schemes for progressive childrearing to philosophical tales of animated statues, from revolutionary theories of regenerated men to Gothic tales of scientists run amok. Encompassing thinkers such as Rousseau, Sade, Defoe, and Mary Shelley, Douthwaite shows how the Enlightenment conceived of mankind as an infinitely malleable entity, first with optimism, then with apprehension. Exposing the darker side of eighteenth-century thought, she demonstrates how advances in science gave rise to troubling ethical concerns, as parents, scientists, and politicians tried to perfect mankind with disastrous results.

Swim Home

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Author: Kathleen McDonnell
Publisher: FriesenPress
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Swim Home by Kathleen McDonnell Book Resume:

In September 1731, a feral child emerged from the woods in the Champagne region of France. Clothed in animal skins, with matted, unkempt hair, and wielding a small club, she ran like a hare, climbed trees like a cat, and ate leaves and raw meat. But who was Memmie LeBlanc? Where had she come from? How had she survived on her own in the wild? From the very first, mystery and controversy swirled around her and it still rages, as playwright Kathleen McDonnell discovers nearly three centuries later, when she begins researching the Wild Girl for a play. On a journey from the vineyards of France, to a Native-run casino in the American heartland of Iowa, and back to the catacombs of Paris, McDonnell begins to feel she’s living in a detective novel with bizarre, comic twists, startling revelations, and a colorful cast of characters; a librarian, a small-town mayor, a champagne vigneron, a surgeon-turned-amateur-historian, an Australian journalist, a feminist professor—a group spanning three continents. Driven by a strong sense of kinship with the tragic Memmie LeBlanc—especially their shared love of cold-water swimming–McDonnell works for years writing an honor-winning historical play, but comes to realize there is another story begging to be told, involving academic rivalries, disappearing websites, small-town politics, and dark, brutal Canadian history. Swim Home is the fascinating result.

The Wild Girls

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Author: Pat Murphy
Publisher: Penguin
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The Wild Girls by Pat Murphy Book Resume:

It?s 1972. Twelve-year-old Joan is sure that she is going to be miserable when her family moves. Then she meets a most unusual girl. Sarah prefers to be called ?Fox,? and lives with her author dad in a rundown house in the middle of the woods. The two girls start writing their own stories together, and when one wins first place in a student contest, they find themselves recruited for a summer writing class taught by the equally unusual Verla Volante. The Wild Girls brilliantly explores friendship, the power of story, and how coming of age means finding your own answers.

The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet

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Author: Natasha Farrant
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet by Natasha Farrant Book Resume:

In the tradition of Longbourn, Mr. Darcy's Diary, and Prom and Prejudice... Lydia is the youngest of the five Bennet girls. She's stubborn, never listens, and can't seem to keep her mouth shut--not that she would want to anyway. She's bored with her country life and wishes her older sisters would pay her attention . . . for once! Luckily, the handsome Wickham arrives at Longbourn to sweep her off her feet. Lydia's not going to let him know THAT, of course, especially since he only seems to be interested in friendship. But when they both decide to summer in the fasionable seaside town of Brighton, their paths become entangled again. At the seaside, Lydia also finds exciting new ways of life and a pair of friends who offer her a future she never dreamed of. Lydia finally understands what she really wants. But can she get it? A fresh, funny, and spirited reimagining of Jane Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice, The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet brings the voice of the wildest Bennet sister alive and center stage like never before.

The Girl Outdoors

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Author: Sian Anna Lewis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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An adventurous best mate in book form, The Girl Outdoors offers up support and knowledge and empowers the reader, whether she's thinking about cycling the length of Vietnam or just needs some help fixing her bike. Packed with stunning photography, the book is organised into four main parts: - Active Outdoors, showing you how to get to grips with the wildest activities on land and water. From mountain biking to climbing and surfing to kayaking, not forgetting night hiking and paddleboard yoga! - Wild Adventures, taking you that bit further with your outdoor skills, from canoe camping to cycle touring, building your own wild house and holding mini festivals - Wild Cooking, Crafts and Wellbeing looks at the everyday wild lifestyle, showing you how to build a fire, easy foraging, growing your own fruit and veg, getting to grips with outdoor photography and keeping up energy levels with delicious recipes - Wanderlust takes it further, giving sensible advice on planning for weekends away and longer trips, essential kit lists and tips on long-term backpacking and travelling, as well as working and volunteering abroad Scattered throughout there are enticing ideas for fabulous adventures all over the world, from canoe camping in Canada to hiking in the Arctic Circle. Whether it's going on a physically-demanding adventure or making cordial from homegrown flowers, this beautiful book is packed with inspiring and attainable ideas for the wild life.

Wild Girls

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Author: Mary Stewart Atwell
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Wild Girls by Mary Stewart Atwell Book Resume:

A mix of Prep's critique of boarding school culture and the suspenseful and high-stakes plot of The Secret History, this highly original debut is part coming-of-age story, part riveting supernatural tale about teenage girls learning their own strength. Kate Riordan fears two things as she grows up in the small Appalachian town of Swan River: that she'll be a frustrated townie forever, or that she'll turn into one of the monstrous Wild Girls that menace the community, throwing flame from their hands. Struggling to better her chances of escaping, Kate attends the posh Swan River Academy and finds herself divided between two worlds: the simple town and its dark twin, a commune off Bloodwort Road, where hippie farming and occult practices led to a disastrous end; and the realm of privilege and achievement at the Academy. Explosive friendships with Mason, a boy from the wrong side of the river, and Willow, a wealthy and charismatic queen bee from school, are slowly pulling her apart. Kate must decide who she is and where she belongs before she wakes up with cinders at her fingertips.

The Wild Girls

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Author: Phoebe Morgan
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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FOUR FRIENDS. A LUXURY RETREAT. IT’S GOING TO BE MURDER. ‘An exhilarating, read-in-one-sitting ride’ Louise Candlish ‘A deadly cocktail of lies, secrets, obsession’ T.M. Logan 'A heart-stopping rollercoaster of a read’ B A Paris ‘This is great. Kept me gripped!’ Jane Fallon ‘Hold your breath!’ Jane Corry

The Little Grey Girl (The Wild Magic Trilogy, Book Two)

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Author: Celine Kiernan
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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The Little Grey Girl (The Wild Magic Trilogy, Book Two) by Celine Kiernan Book Resume:

In the second book of the Wild Magic trilogy, courageous young Mup and her family are trying to heal and restore the kingdom when they uncover an ancient and powerful anger. The old queen and her raggedy witches have fled Witches Borough, and Mup’s family has moved into the cold, newly empty castle. But the queen’s legacy lingers in the fear and mistrust of her former subjects and in the memories that live in the castle’s very walls. While Mup’s mam tries to restore balance to a formerly oppressed world, Mup herself tries to settle into her strange new home with her dad, Tipper, and Crow. When an enchanted snow blankets the castle, Mup’s family is cut off from the rest of the kingdom, and the painful memories of the old queen’s victims begin to take form, thanks to a ghost whose power may be too much for even Mup and Mam to handle. Celine Kiernan weaves a timely and essential truth into the second book of her trilogy: that dismantling oppression means honoring the pains of the past, and perhaps the most potent magic of all is encouraging joy and hope wherever possible.

The Wild Colonial Girl

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Author: Ann Clancy
Publisher: Momentum
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The Wild Colonial Girl by Ann Clancy Book Resume:

The gold rush begins, and Kate O'Mara is determined to never go hungry again. Kate O'Mara, orphaned by the great potato famine, is driven by her fear of hunger – first to take the four-month voyage to the other side of the world, then to consider the long, dangerous journey along an unformed track to the remote north of South Australia. Brigid Mulcahey has been with her since the workhouse, and begs her not to put her life in danger, but Kate must secure a job. Life in the Flinders Ranges is rougher and more perilous than she or Brigid could ever have imagined. Every day that she stays, the dangers loom closer. But she cannot leave. There is little work elsewhere, and the wealthy, polished pastoralist James Carmichael is an eligible man. Could fine dinners, silk gowns, and her very own share of this great golden land be within Kate's grasp? And what about Rory O'Connor? Charming, footloose Rory, with a twinkle in his eye and a place in his heart, offering a carefree life on the track. There could be nothing better than lying in his arms, a blanket of stars across the sky and the chorus of birds heralding the dawn, but memories of Ireland, and fears of the hunger, still haunt her. Gold fever erupts throughout the colony, and for James, Rory, Brigid and Kate, life will never be the same again. But can Kate ever, truly, leave Ireland behind? And in whose arms will she find what she really needs? This historical romance is perfect for readers of Judy Nunn, Diana Gabaldon and Colleen McCollough.

Girl in the Wild

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Author: Beth Orsoff
Publisher: Clark Street Books
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Girl in the Wild by Beth Orsoff Book Resume:

When Los Angeles publicist Sydney Green convinces her boss to let her produce a documentary for the Save the Walrus Foundation, the only thing she is really interested in saving is herself. Sydney sees the walrus as merely a means to improving her career and her love life—and not necessarily in that order. For any other client Sydney would’ve killed the project the second she learned she’d be the one having to spend a month in rural Alaska, but for rising star, and sometimes boyfriend Blake McKinley, no sacrifice is ever too great. Yet, a funny thing happens on the way to the Arctic. A gregarious walrus pup, a cantankerous scientist, an Australian sex goddess, a Star Wars obsessed six-year-old, and friends and nemeses both past and present rock Sydney Green’s well-ordered world. Soon Sydney is forced to choose between doing what’s easy and doing what’s right. Beth Orsoff’s Girl in the Wild is a bright, comical tale of ambition, romance…and walruses. This title was previously published as How I Learned to Love the Walrus

Where the Crawdads Sing

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Author: Delia Owens
Publisher: Penguin
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Book Resume:

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 12 million copies sold, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature.” For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life—until the unthinkable happens. Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Wild Magic

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Author: Tamora Pierce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce Book Resume:

Discover a land of enchantment, legend, and adventure in this first book of the Immortals series, featuring an updated cover for longtime fans and fresh converts alike, and including an all-new afterword from Tamora Pierce. Thirteen-year-old Daine has always had a special connection with animals, but only when she’s forced to leave home does she realize it’s more than a knack—it’s magic. With this wild magic, not only can Daine speak to animals, but she can also make them obey her. Daine takes a job handling horses for the Queen’s Riders, where she meets the master mage Numair and becomes his student. Under Numair’s guidance, Daine explores the scope of her magic. But she encounters other beings, too, who are not so gentle. These terrifying creatures, called Immortals, have been imprisoned in the Divine Realms for the past four hundred years—but now someone has broken the barrier. And it’s up to Daine and her friends to defend their world from an Immortal attack.

Into The Heart Of The Country

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Author: Pauline Holdstock
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
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Into The Heart Of The Country by Pauline Holdstock Book Resume:

Longlisted for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize Set in the eighteenth century, in what is now Manitoba, this unflinching and powerful novel takes the reader deep into unexplored territory. Molly Norton, mixed-blood daughter of Governor Moses Norton, is ill-prepared for the ordeal fate has in store. Dressed in English clothes unsuited to the harsh conditions at the Prince of Wales Fort and forbidden to practice the traditional skills of her mother’s people, Molly bears witness to her father’s increasingly tyrannical rule. Governor Norton is suspicious of every man, but particularly resentful of Matonabbee, the esteemed hunter and Dene captain, whom he once considered his brother. But it is the explorer Samuel Hearne who receives the brunt of Norton’s temper when, returning from his expedition, he sets his sights on Molly. In the days that follow, larger events unfold and every man, woman and child at the fort is confronted by forces greater than themselves. Allegiances are both broken and tragically upheld as one of history’s cruel ironies takes shape in the harsh ancestral landscape from which Molly descends.

Wild Girl

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Author: Melissa Belle
Publisher: Autumn Ink Press
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Wild Girl by Melissa Belle Book Resume:

A Friends with Benefits Cowboy Romance by USA Today bestselling author Melissa Belle. He’ll do anything for her…except let her go. I told Logan Wild to let me go. I told him not to fight for me. I’m just a girl in a bar who needs to save her family. I never planned to become a Wild, even though Logan was with me from the start. But sometimes fate plays her hand, and all you can do is surrender. Logan and Macey’s emotional, friends-with-benefits romance begins in Whiskey Girl, continues in Warrior Girl, and concludes in Wild Girl. Whiskey Girl and Warrior Girl both end in cliffhangers. Binge on the entire series today!

Magic Hour

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Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah Book Resume:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the meaning of home. In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest—nearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. From deep within this old growth forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past. Having retreated to her western Washington hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins, child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary little girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation. To reach her, Julia must discover the truth about Alice’s past—although doing so requires help from Julia’s estranged sister, a local police officer. The shocking facts of Alice’s life test the limits of Julia’s faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice—and for herself. “One of [Kristin Hannah’s] most compelling and riveting novels.”—Booklist

Empire of Wild

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Author: Cherie Dimaline
Publisher: Random House Canada
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Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline Book Resume:

INDIGO'S #1 BEST BOOK OF 2019 NATIONAL BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MARROW THIEVES, THE #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER, MULTI-AWARD WINNER AND CANADA READS FINALIST "Wildly entertaining and profound and essential." --Tommy Orange, The New York Times Broken-hearted Joan has been searching for her husband, Victor, for almost a year--ever since he went missing on the night they had their first serious argument. One hung-over morning in a Walmart parking lot in a little town near Georgian Bay, she is drawn to a revival tent where the local Métis have been flocking to hear a charismatic preacher. By the time she staggers into the tent the service is over, but as she is about to leave, she hears an unmistakable voice. She turns, and there is Victor. Only he insists he is not Victor, but the Reverend Eugene Wolff, on a mission to bring his people to Jesus. And he doesn't seem to be faking: there isn't even a flicker of recognition in his eyes. With only two allies--her odd, Johnny-Cash-loving, 12-year-old nephew Zeus, and Ajean, a foul-mouthed euchre shark with deep knowledge of the old ways--Joan sets out to remind the Reverend Wolff of who he really is. If he really is Victor, his life, and the life of everyone she loves, depends upon her success. Inspired by the traditional Métis story of the Rogarou--a werewolf-like creature that haunts the roads and woods of Métis communities--Cherie Dimaline has created a propulsive, stunning and sensuous novel.

Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy, Book One)

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Author: Celine Kiernan
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy, Book One) by Celine Kiernan Book Resume:

When witches kidnap her dad, Mup is swept up in a wild tide of magic that carries her to another world. Can she reunite her family and find her way back? On the night that Aunty dies, the raggedy witches come for Mup’s family. Pale, cold, and relentless, the witches will do anything for the tyrannical queen who has outlawed most magic and enforces her laws with terror and cruelty — and who happens to be Mup’s grandmother. When witches carry off her dad, Mup and her mam leave the mundane world to rescue him. But everything is odd in the strange, glittering Witches Borough, even Mam. Even Mup herself. In a world of rhyming crows, talking cats, and golden forests, it’s all Mup can do to keep her wits about her. And even if she can save her dad, Mup’s not sure if anything will ever be the same again. First in a new trilogy by Irish author Celine Kiernan, this tale of family and forbidden magic charts a fresh path through the landscape of beloved fantasy tradition — and promises to bewitch any reader in search of stories to love.

One Thousand White Women

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Author: Jim Fergus
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus Book Resume:

Based on an actual historical event but told through fictional diaries, this is the story of May Dodd—a remarkable woman who, in 1875, travels through the American West to marry the chief of the Cheyenne Nation. One Thousand White Women begins with May Dodd’s journey into an unknown world. Having been committed to an insane asylum by her blue-blood family for the crime of loving a man beneath her station, May finds that her only hope for freedom and redemption is to participate in a secret government program whereby women from “civilized” society become the brides of Cheyenne warriors. What follows is a series of breathtaking adventures—May’s brief, passionate romance with the gallant young army captain John Bourke; her marriage to the great chief Little Wolf; and her conflict of being caught between loving two men and living two completely different lives. “Fergus portrays the perceptions and emotions of women...with tremendous insight and sensitivity.”—Booklist “A superb tale of sorrow, suspense, exultation, and triumph.” —Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump


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Author: Colin Meloy
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Wildwood by Colin Meloy Book Resume:

For fans of the Chronicles of Narnia comes the first book in the Wildwood Chronicles, the New York Times bestselling fantasy adventure series by Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society. Wildwood captivates readers with the wonder and thrill of a secret world within the landscape of a modern city. It feels at once firmly steeped in the classics of children's literature and completely fresh. The story is told from multiple points of view, and the book features more than eighty illustrations, including six full-color plates, making this an absolutely gorgeous object. In Wildwood, Prue and her friend Curtis uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval—a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood. The bestselling trilogy from Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis consists of Wildwood, Under Wildwood, and Wildwood Imperium.

The Wild Truth

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Author: Carine McCandless
Publisher: Harper Collins
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The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless Book Resume:

A New York Times Bestseller "The Wild Truth is an important book on two fronts: It sets the record straight about a story that has touched thousands of readers, and it opens up a conversation about hideous domestic violence hidden behind a mask of prosperity and propriety."– The spellbinding story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just New York Times bestselling author Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Krakauer's book,Into the Wild, became an international bestseller, translated into thirty-one languages, and Sean Penn's inspirational film by the same name further skyrocketed Chris McCandless to global fame. But the real story of Chris’s life and his journey has not yet been told - until now. The missing pieces are finally revealed in The Wild Truth, written by Carine McCandless, Chris's beloved and trusted sister. Featured in both the book and film, Carine has wrestled for more than twenty years with the legacy of her brother's journey to self-discovery, and now tells her own story while filling in the blanks of his. Carine was Chris's best friend, the person with whom he had the closest bond, and who witnessed firsthand the dysfunctional and violent family dynamic that made Chris willing to embrace the harsh wilderness of Alaska. Growing up in the same troubled household, Carine speaks candidly about the deeper reality of life in the McCandless family. In the many years since the tragedy of Chris's death, Carine has searched for some kind of redemption. In this touching and deeply personal memoir, she reveals how she has learned that real redemption can only come from speaking the truth.

A Wild Woman & An Older Man

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Author: Rosie Zweet
Publisher: Rosie Zweet
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A Wild Woman & An Older Man by Rosie Zweet Book Resume:

Abilene, Kansas, 1870. Jacob, as the sheriff, is responsible for the safety of the town. When Nala, a wild young woman, appears in town, the duty of turning her into a proper young lady falls on his shoulders. It seems to be an easy task, he misguidedly thought. But it is not, Jacob soon finds out. Author's note: This work is only for ADULT. All characters are 18+

Wild Child

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Author: Audrey Carlan
Publisher: Audrey Carlan, INC.
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Wild Child by Audrey Carlan Book Resume:

The newest sizzling romance from Audrey Carlan, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Calendar Girl series. Twice my life changed in a single day. The first was when I lost my parents. Hand in hand I walked with my big sister up the steps of Kerrighan House, a foster home for girls. We were lucky to be met with open arms and a house filled with children just like us. Children who’d lost everything. From that day forward, we were raised as one big family. Our bonds of sisterhood were strengthened through shared experience, pain, sacrifice, and love. Sisters not by blood, but by choice. Soul sisters. The second day my life changed was on the worst day of my adult life. My boyfriend broke up with me via text. My sleazy boss hit on me, forcing me to quit a job I desperately needed. And the cherry on top, was getting pulled over by an FBI Agent. Little did I know, he’d also save my life that night. From the moment we met, Agent Fontaine wouldn’t dare let me out of his sight. And between his alpha ways, kind brown eyes, and heroism, I was lost to the man who hid behind his job. But this agent had a rule: never fall for a woman you’ve saved. Yet I wasn’t just any woman. I was known among my sisters for taking risks and dreaming big. I was the wild child of the group. We were raised to appreciate every day as the gift it was, and not let anything stand in our way. The more I got to know the brooding, serious FBI man, the more I realized that maybe it was my duty to save him.

The Drum Is a Wild Woman

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Author: Patricia G. Lespinasse
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
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The Drum Is a Wild Woman by Patricia G. Lespinasse Book Resume:

In 1957, Duke Ellington released the influential album A Drum Is a Woman. This musical allegory revealed the implicit truth about the role of women in jazz discourse—jilted by the musician and replaced by the drum. Further, the album’s cover displays an image of a woman sitting atop a drum, depicting the way in which the drum literally obscures the female body, turning the subject into an object. This objectification of women leads to a critical reading of the role of women in jazz music: If the drum can take the place of a woman, then a woman can also take the place of a drum. The Drum Is a Wild Woman: Jazz and Gender in African Diaspora Literature challenges that image but also defines a counter-tradition within women’s writing that involves the reinvention and reclamation of a modern jazz discourse. Despite their alienation from bebop, women have found jazz music empowering and have demonstrated this power in various ways. The Drum Is a Wild Woman explores the complex relationship between women and jazz music in recent African diasporic literature. The book examines how women writers from the African diaspora have challenged and revised major tropes and concerns of jazz literature since the bebop era in the mid-1940s. Black women writers create dissonant sounds that broaden our understanding of jazz literature. By underscoring the extent to which gender is already embedded in jazz discourse, author Patricia G. Lespinasse responds to and corrects narratives that tell the story of jazz through a male-centered lens. She concentrates on how the Wild Woman, the female vocalist in classic blues, used blues and jazz to push the boundaries of Black womanhood outside of the confines of respectability. In texts that refer to jazz in form or content, the Wild Woman constitutes a figure of resistance who uses language, image, and improvisation to refashion herself from object to subject. This book breaks new ground by comparing the politics of resistance alongside moments of improvisation by examining recurring literary motifs—cry-and-response, the Wild Woman, and the jazz moment—in jazz novels, short stories, and poetry, comparing works by Ann Petry, Gayl Jones, Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, Edwidge Danticat, and Maya Angelou with pieces by Albert Murray, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Ellington. Within an interdisciplinary and transnational context, Lespinasse foregrounds the vexed negotiations around gender and jazz discourse.

A Girl's Guide to the Wild

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Author: Ruby McConnell
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
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A Girl's Guide to the Wild by Ruby McConnell Book Resume:

Girls belong outdoors! This handbook covers everything you need to get outside, including ideas for what to do, camping and hiking basics, body stuff in the wilderness, advanced skills like maps, weather, and first aid, as well as recipes, projects, activities, and profiles of inspiring outdoorswomen. Your definitive guide to getting outside--for girls ages 9-12! In addition to basic outdoor skills, this entertaining guidebook includes easy camping recipes, outdoor projects including science experiments and crafts, fun activity suggestions, and inspiring stories of diverse historical and contemporary outdoorswomen (such as Arunima Sinha, the first amputee woman to summit Mount Everest; Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts; and Libby Riddles, first woman to win the Iditarod). The goal is to improve the quality of girls' outdoor time by increasing participation and independence, making them feel comfortable and safe, and giving them essential skills and knowledge. Charming and approachable, this book will encourage both reluctant campers and budding naturalists to go wild and embrace the outdoors.

Encounters with Wild Children

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Author: Adriana S. Benzaquén
Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
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Encounters with Wild Children by Adriana S. Benzaquén Book Resume:

Through detailed readings of a wide variety of accounts, debates, and representations, Encounters with Wild Children explores the many different meanings these children were given and the varied responses they elicited. Adriana Benzaqu n explains why wild children continue to haunt and fascinate Western scientists and shows how the knowledge they have generated in different disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, psychiatry, pedagogy, linguistics, and sociology, has contributed to the shaping and reshaping of the modern understanding of "the child" and affected the social and institutional practices directed at all children in schools, welfare, mental health, and the law.

A Wild Woman

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Author: Vanessa Vale
Publisher: Bridger Media
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A Wild Woman by Vanessa Vale Book Resume:

With five overbearing brothers, Piper Dare must head West to forge her own life. Her trip takes an unexpected turn when she fills in as a mail order bride for a woman she meets on the stage. Lane Haskins and Spur Drews are stunned by their new bride. A gun toting, foul language spewing redhead is not what they expected. But they don't mind the little wildcat. In fact, they love her instantly. But their match takes a decided turn and their love—and devotion—is put to a very powerful test. If you love cowboy romance in the style of Sophie Oak, Maisey Yates, Lorelei James and Kennedy Fox, be sure to read USAT Bestselling Author Vanessa Vale’s exciting steamy contemporary and historical book series! Cowboys, adventure, and hot romance all in one place! Over one MILLION books sold! Tags: cowboys, western, small town romance, contemporary, billionaire, workplace romance, medical, sport, military, new adult, paranormal romance, shifter romance, mistaken identity, secret baby, firefighter, rodeo, police, detective, mystery, romantic suspense, historical romance, American western, Montana, collections, anthologies

The Pleasure of the Feminist Text

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Author: Susanne Gruss
Publisher: Rodopi
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The Pleasure of the Feminist Text by Susanne Gruss Book Resume:

“I would regard myself as a feminist writer, because I'm a feminist in everything else and one can't compartmentalise these things in one's life.” (Angela Carter)“When I became a feminist in 1968, I felt that I'd come home: the first home I ever had that was feminine. And it was very wild and theatrical and erotic, the early feminism.” (Michèle Roberts)Angela Carter and Michèle Roberts share a keen interest in gender and sexual identity, but many of their topics seem to mark them as opposites: Roberts's fascination with the impact of religion, motherhood and autobiography on female identity covers areas that Carter shuns in her writings. In reading these two authors parallel and in contrast to each other, this monograph follows a triple objective: it provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the works of Roberts, explores aspects of Carter's work that have not yet been analyzed sufficiently (religion, motherhood, and masculinity), and uses both authors to explore motifs and strategies of feminist writing. The analyses of both authors' works are supplemented by close readings of a wide range of theoretical perspectives (especially French feminism and psychoanalysis) and concise theoretical outlines of the topics covered (radical feminism, religion, motherhood and fatherhood, masculinity, fairy tales, romances and chick lit, and history and auto/biography).

Louisiana Pastimes

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Author: Terry L. Jones PhD
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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Louisiana Pastimes by Terry L. Jones PhD Book Resume:

Few states can match Louisiana in terms of rich history, colorful characters and strange occurrences. It was home to America's first mound builders, the birthplace of the nation's modern army and the scene of a dismaying number of natural disasters. Louisiana's story also includes the weird and bizarre. Fish and worms have rained from the sky, sea serpents have been spotted off its coast and Bigfoot is said to roam the woods. From stampeding squirrels and bayou hippos to Native American hunters and sunken galleons, this collection of tales will entertain anyone who enjoys outdoor adventures and offbeat history. Award-winning author Dr. Terry L. Jones has tapped into his broad knowledge of Louisiana and his own outdoor experiences to produce this engaging book.

Marriage with the Wild CEO

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Author: Gong Ziyue
Publisher: Funstory
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Marriage with the Wild CEO by Gong Ziyue Book Resume:

In order to save her family, she had no choice but to marry a fool. But at night, she was pressed down by the brother-in-law. After everything was settled, she could have left as well. Who knew that he would never think of letting her go! "Mo Yehan! Don't forget, the transaction between us has ended! " In the middle of the night, he pushed her against the door and she said while gnashing her teeth. "An Jianjian! The transaction is over, but you have violated the terms of our contract! " The man's handsome long eyebrows twitched. While she was distracted, Mo Yehan broke through the door and pushed her against the wall. "How dare you steal my child! So, we have to continue the trade! "

THE OUTLAWS OF THE WILD WEST: 150+ Westerns in One Edition

THE OUTLAWS OF THE WILD WEST: 150+ Westerns in One Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Zane Grey,Max Brand,Owen Wister,James Fenimore Cooper,B. M. Bower,J. Allan Dunn,Robert E. Howard,Bret Harte,Mark Twain,Jack London,O. Henry,James Oliver Curwood,Emerson Hough,Willa Cather,Andy Adams,Charles Alden Seltzer,Jackson Gregory,Washington Irving,R.M. Ballantyne,Frank H. Spearman,Charles Siringo,Stephen Crane,Grace Livingston Hill,Robert W. Chambers,Frederic Remington,Frederic Homer Balch,Will Lillibridge,Dane Coolidge,Francis William Sullivan,Marah Ellis Ryan,Forrestine C. Hooker,Charles King,Ann S. Stephens,Isabel E. Ostrander
Publisher: e-artnow
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THE OUTLAWS OF THE WILD WEST: 150+ Westerns in One Edition by Zane Grey,Max Brand,Owen Wister,James Fenimore Cooper,B. M. Bower,J. Allan Dunn,Robert E. Howard,Bret Harte,Mark Twain,Jack London,O. Henry,James Oliver Curwood,Emerson Hough,Willa Cather,Andy Adams,Charles Alden Seltzer,Jackson Gregory,Washington Irving,R.M. Ballantyne,Frank H. Spearman,Charles Siringo,Stephen Crane,Grace Livingston Hill,Robert W. Chambers,Frederic Remington,Frederic Homer Balch,Will Lillibridge,Dane Coolidge,Francis William Sullivan,Marah Ellis Ryan,Forrestine C. Hooker,Charles King,Ann S. Stephens,Isabel E. Ostrander Book Resume:

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Introduction Story of the Cowboy Story of the Outlaw Novels & Stories Riders of the Purple Sage Saga (Zane Grey) Ohio River Trilogy Dan Barry Series (Max Brand) The Virginian (Owen Wister) Lin McLean Leatherstocking Series (James F. Cooper) Flying U Series (B. M. Bower) Cabin Fever Rimrock Trail (J. Allan Dunn) Breckinridge Elkins Series (Robert E. Howard) In a Hollow of the Hills (Bret Harte) Roughing It (Mark Twain) Outcasts of Poker Flat Call of the Wild (Jack London) Heart of the West (O. Henry) White Fang Wolf Hunters (James Oliver Curwood) Gold Hunters Last of the Plainsmen Border Legion Smoke Bellew Country Beyond Lone Star Ranger Ronicky Doone Trilogy Riders of the Silences Three Partners Man of the Forest Lure of the Dim Trails Tennessee's Partner Covered Wagon (Emerson Hough) Luck of Roaring Camp Rustlers of Pecos County Pike Bearfield Series O Pioneers! (Willa Cather) My Ántonia Log of a Cowboy (Andy Adams) Two-Gun Man (Charles Alden Seltzer) Short Cut (Jackson Gregory) Astoria (Washington Irving) Ungava (R.M. Ballantyne) Valley of Silent Men Black Jack Whispering Smith (Frank H. Spearman) A Texas Cow Boy (Charles Siringo) Trail Horde Golden Dream (Ballantyne) Blue Hotel (Stephen Crane) Long Shadow Girl from Montana (Grace Livingston Hill) Hidden Children (Robert W. Chambers) Where the Trail Divides Desert Trail (Dane Coolidge) Bride Comes to Yellow Sky Hidden Water…

Molly Cullen - Blessings on the Wild Child

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Author: Maureen Oliver
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
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Molly Cullen - Blessings on the Wild Child by Maureen Oliver Book Resume:

DescriptionMolly Cullen is a naive seventeen year old on the brink of the London art scene in the 1960's. Fuelled by dreams of success and fame as an artist, she gains a place at a London art school and it is her dreams that sustain her through the pain and disappointments she faces in the ensuing years. Molly Cullen is a fast-paced tale of a young woman's struggle against tremendous odds. Molly is a survivor but more than that she is a girl who just will not give up. Her tenacity and inner strength help her overcome the loss of innocence and the trials she must face. As Molly comes to terms with, and learns to celebrate, her lesbian identity, the reader travels with her on the roller-coaster ride that is her young life. Molly's thoughts about her world impart a sense of wry humour that tempers the, often painful, experiences described in this semi-autobiographical novel. This book is a testament to the resourcefulness and resilience of the human spirit. About the AuthorBorn in 1947 in Catford, South-East London, Maureen Oliver studied art at Camberwell Art College where she trained as a painter. She has variously been a community artist working in hospitals and day centres; local art projects and with prisoners; a campaigner for lesbian and gay rights and an AIDS activist. She was a founder member of Croydon Women's Centre and became one of the Women's Work group of artists at Brixton Artists Collective in the mid-eighties; as a survivor herself, Maureen was later active in working for the rights of psychiatric survivors. Maureen Oliver has been writing poetry and short stories since childhood, and, in the late nineties, after a long period of being effectively silenced by powerful antipsychotic drugs, she began to write again with renewed passion. She has held a large number of exhibitions of her paintings including in New York in 2007. Maureen Oliver is a lesbian, a mother and grandmother to three small children.

Wild Child

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Author: B. Park-Dixon
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Wild Child by B. Park-Dixon Book Resume:

'Wild Child' is set between the wars in Clewer newtown Windsor, and follows the life of Albert and his baby daughter Kathy. Albert had been shocked to learn that at the age of fifty one he was to become a father again for the fifth time, but when Kathy was born he and his wife Emily considered the birth of a healthy baby girl a blessing. But life dealt Albert a cruel hand when his wife died suddenly, leaving him to bring up a nine month old baby, while struggling to work a twelve hour day six days a week. At first his many relatives promised they would help, but it soon became clear that they could not be relied upon. When Albert discovered Kathy was being left on her own he realised he had wallowed in his own grief for too long and he vowed to do something about it. He did the only thing he could think of and that was to bring Edith, his eldest daughter, out of service to look after her sister. Edith, still only seventeen years old, had been in service since she was fourteen. She had already forged a new life for herself with the emphasis on fun. She loved to go out dancing with her friend every night. She was distraught when her father came for her, this was something she had been dreading since her mother died. Edie loved her life she didn't want to look after a baby, let alone her three brothers and her father. It quickly became apparent that only Edith's life had changed dramatically, the others all carried on as before, she was expected to take over her mother's role, cooking, washing and caring for them. It all got too much for her and feeling full of resentment she left home following a blazing row with her dad. Kathy was only three years old... 'Wild Child' is the true story of my own mother's early years, modified from all the tales she told me and the parts of her story that she wrote down.

A Life's Voyage (Abridged, Annotated)

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Author: Ambrose Cowperthwaite Fulton
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A Life's Voyage (Abridged, Annotated) by Ambrose Cowperthwaite Fulton Book Resume:

In Ambrose Fulton’s ninety-two years, seventy of which he chronicled here, he lived enough for any ten men. A sailor, miller, real estate man, and Iowa pioneer, it seems the role he enjoyed the most was social commentator and historian. In that role he provides us with not only a look at pioneer Iowa but at the tumultuous years through which he lived, including the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. He was well-read and well-traveled and he entertains as he takes you on his life's voyage. Every memoir of the American West provides us with another view of the movement that changed the country forever. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

Europe's Indians

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Author: Vanita Seth
Publisher: Duke University Press
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Europe's Indians by Vanita Seth Book Resume:

Europe’s Indians forces a rethinking of key assumptions regarding difference—particularly racial difference—and its centrality to contemporary social and political theory. Tracing shifts in European representations of two different colonial spaces, the New World and India, from the late fifteenth century through the late nineteenth, Vanita Seth demonstrates that the classification of humans into racial categories or binaries of self–other is a product of modernity. Part historical, part philosophical, and part a history of science, her account exposes the epistemic conditions that enabled the thinking of difference at distinct historical junctures. Seth’s examination of Renaissance, Classical Age, and nineteenth-century representations of difference reveals radically diverging forms of knowing, reasoning, organizing thought, and authorizing truth. It encompasses stories of monsters, new worlds, and ancient lands; the theories of individual agency expounded by Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau; and the physiological sciences of the nineteenth century. European knowledge, Seth argues, does not reflect a singular history of Reason, but rather multiple traditions of reasoning, of historically bounded and contingent forms of knowledge. Europe’s Indians shows that a history of colonialism and racism must also be an investigation into the historical production of subjectivity, agency, epistemology, and the body.

A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses

A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: George A. Katchmer
Publisher: McFarland
File Size: 999 KB
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A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses by George A. Katchmer Book Resume:

Long before sound became an essential part of motion pictures, Westerns were an established genre. The men and women who brought to life cowboys, cowgirls, villains, sidekicks, distressed damsels and outraged townspeople often continued with their film careers, finding success and fame well into the sound era--always knowing that it was in silent Westerns that their careers began. More than a thousand of these once-silent Western players are featured in this fully indexed encyclopedic work. Each entry includes a detailed biography, covering both personal and professional milestones and a complete Western filmography. A foreword is supplied by Diana Serra Cary (formerly the child star "Baby Peggy"), who performed with many of the actors herein.

The Griffith Project, Volume 9

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Author: Paolo Cherchi Usai
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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The Griffith Project, Volume 9 by Paolo Cherchi Usai Book Resume:

No other silent film director has been so extensively studied as D. W. Griffith. However, only a small group of his more than 500 films has been the subject of a systematic analysis and the vast majority of his other works stills await proper examination. For the first time in film studies, the complete creative output of Griffith - from Professional Jealousy (1907) to The Struggle (1931) - will be explored in this multi-volume collection of contributions from an international team of leading scholars in the field.

Blue Vaudeville

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Author: Andrew L. Erdman
Publisher: McFarland
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Blue Vaudeville by Andrew L. Erdman Book Resume:

This work reveals the often racy, ribald, and sexually charged nature of the vaudeville stage, looking at a broad array of provocative performers from disrobing dancers to nude posers to skimpily dressed athletes. Examining the ways in which big-time vaudeville nonetheless managed to market itself as pure, safe, and morally acceptable, this work compares the industry’s marketing and promotional practices to those of other emergent mass-marketers of the vaudeville era in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Included are in-depth examinations of important figures from the vaudeville stage such as Annette Kellerman and Eva Tanguay. The work attempts to address historical context as one means of understanding these performers with an appreciation for their rebelliousness. It discusses censorship and content control in the vaudeville era, and concludes with an analysis of film’s part in the fall of vaudeville. Many photographs, cartoons, and other illustrations are included.