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Story of My Life

by Helen Keller

Story of My Life, first published in 1903, is Helen Keller's autobiography detailing her early life, especially her experiences with Anne Sullivan. THIS book is in three parts. The first two, Miss Keller's story...


The Autobiography of Mother Jones

by Mother Jones

The Autobiography of Mother Jones by Mother Jones, 1925. Labor organizer Mother Jones worked tirelessly for economic justice. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (1837–1930) was an Irish-American schoolteacher and...


The Women of the Nobel

by Massimo di Terlizzi

Forty-four women. Forty-four stories of incredible lives, each different from the other, but linked by the same leitmotif of excellence, perseverance and passion. This book aims at being a homage to all the...


One Woman in the War

by Alaine Polcz

Before the publication of this book, Alaine Polcz was widely recognized as a psychologist ministering to the needs of disturbed and incurably ill children and their families, as the author of numerous articles...


From Darkness to Light - Marine Byssus and Chiara Vigo

by Susanna Lavazza

It is a unique story, that of byssus; filaments produced by the largest mollusc in the Mediterranean, and Chiara Vigo, Sardinian from Sant'Antioco (Italy) and last Master left in the world capable of weaving...


Xwelíqwiya: The Life of a Stó:lo Matriarch

by Rena Point Bolton & Richard Daly

Xwelíqwiya is the life story of Rena Point Bolton, a Stó:lō matriarch, artist, and craftswoman.


Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the '60s & '70s

by Linda Joy Myers, Amber Lea Starfire & Kate Farrell

These forty-eight powerful stories and poems etch in vivid detail the breakthrough moments experienced by women during the life-changing era that was the '60s and '70s. These women rode the sexual revolution...


Splitting the Difference: A Heart-Shaped Memoir

by Tre Miller Rodriguez

Widowed at 34, Tré Miller Rodríguez finds New York life difficult to bear, so she sets off to travel the world, her husband's ashes in hand. This spontaneous act becomes a self-searching journey-one that ultimately...


Seeing Red: A Woman's Quest for Truth, Power, and the Sacred

by Lone Morch

Set against the backdrop of the holy Mount Kailas in Tibet, California's Bay Area, and Kali's temples in Nepal, Seeing Red is the story of one woman's search for personal truth and power-an unforgettable journey...


Don't Call Me Mother: A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness

by Linda Joy Myers

This compassionate and gripping memoir tells the story of three generations of daughters who, though determined to be different from their absent mothers, ultimately follow in their footsteps. Myers's new afterword...


Plural Wife: The Life Story of Mabel Finlayson Allred

by Mabel Finlayson Allred & Martha Bradley-Evans

Mabel Finlayson Allred was a wife of Rulon Allred, leader of the Apostolic United Brethren, one of the major groups of fundamentalist Mormons who, since about the 1930s, have practiced plural marriage as separatists...


Arts to Intelligence

by Doreen Galvin

Doreen Galvin's work in WWII was classified as "Top Secret" for at least 30 years after the cessation of hostilities. The atmosphere and events of the time, she wrote down many years later.

She relates personal...


Exposé of Polygamy: A Lady's Life Among the Mormons

by Fanny Stenhouse & Linda Wilcox DeSimone

After the 1872 publication of Exposé, Fanny Stenhouse became a celebrity in the cultural wars between Mormons and much of America. An English convert, she had grown disillusioned with the Mormon Church and...


Woman of the River: Georgie White Clark, Whitewater Pioneer

by Richard Westwood

Georgie White Clark-adventurer, raconteur, eccentric--first came to know the canyons of the Colorado River by swimming portions of them with a single companion. She subsequently hiked and rafted portions of...


Helen Ring Robinson

by Pat Pascoe

Helen Ring Robinson was Colorado's first female state senator and only the second in the United States. Serving from 1913 to 1916, she worked for social and economic justice as a champion of women, children,...


The Net Result - Book 4

by Lucille Orr & John Rich

This final book in a series of four books; includes the success stories of business and professional women who won the title of "Telecom Australian Executive Woman of the Year" in its inaugural year as a national...


A Very Capable Life

by John Leigh Walters

Written in his mother's unique voice, John Leigh Walters pushes the boundaries of memoir in A Very Capable Life, the extraordinary journey of a seemingly ordinary woman.Zarah Petri was a child when her family...


A Woman of Valour

by Claire Trépanier

A Woman of Valour is the biography of Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle, a French-Canadian woman who found love with a priest thirty-three years her senior. Against all social convention, they lived, produced three...


Guys Like Us: A Memoir of Life Lost and Found

by Sean Nolan

A son gives a father back his memory, one funny, painful, poignant moment at a time


The Veil of Fear

by Samia Shariff, Robert Marion & Jennifer Makarewicz

There is nothing peaceful about Samia Shariff’s account. Life has not been easy for this Algerian woman, who was born in France. The third child in a Muslim family whose father is a prosperous and respected...