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Sensational: The Hidden History of America's “Girl Stunt Reporters”

A vivid social history that brings to light the “girl stunt reporters” of the Gilded Age who went undercover to expose corruption and abuse in America, and redefined what it meant to be a woman and a journalist — pioneers whose influence continues to be felt today.

In the waning years of the nineteenth century, women journalists across the United States risked reputation and their own safety to expose the hazardous conditions under which many Americans lived and worked. In various disguises, they stole into sewing factories to report on child labor, fainted in the streets to test public hospital treatment, posed as lobbyists to reveal corrupt politicians. Inventive writers whose in depth narratives made headlines for weeks at a stretch, these girl stunt reporters changed laws, helped launch a labor movement, championed women’s rights, and redefined journalism for the modern age.

The 1880s and 1890s witnessed a revolution in journalism as publisher titans like Hearst and Pulitzer used weapons of innovation and scandal to battle it out for market share. As they sought new ways to draw readers in, they found their answer in young women flooding into cities to seek their fortunes. When Nellie Bly went undercover into Blackwell’s Insane Asylum for Women and emerged with a scathing indictment of what she found there, the resulting sensation created opportunity for a whole new wave of writers. In a time of few jobs and few rights for women, here was a path to lives of excitement and meaning.

After only a decade of headlines and fame, though, these trailblazers faced a vicious public backlash. Accused of practicing yellow journalism, their popularity waned until stunt reporter became a badge of shame. But their influence on the field of journalism would arc across a century, from the Progressive Era muckraking of the 1900s to the personal New Journalism of the 1960s and ’70s, to the immersion journalism and creative nonfiction of today. Bold and unconventional, these writers changed how people would tell stories forever. 

The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt

At the turn of the twentieth century, American women began to reject Victorian propriety in favor of passion and livelihood outside the home. This alarmed authorities, who feared certain over sexed women could destroy civilization if allowed to reproduce and pass on their defects. Set against this backdrop, The Unfit Heiress chronicles the fight for inheritance, both genetic and monetary, between Ann Cooper Hewitt and her mother Maryon.

In 1934, aided by a California eugenics law, the socialite Maryon Cooper Hewitt had her promiscuous daughter declared feebleminded and sterilized without her knowledge. She did this to deprive Ann of millions of dollars from her father's estate, which contained a child bearing stipulation. When a sensational court case ensued, the American public was captivated. So were eugenicists, who saw an opportunity to restrict reproductive rights in America for decades to come.

Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am

Glamour, danger, liberation: in a Mad Men–era of commercial flight, Pan Am World Airways attracted the kind of young woman who wanted out, and wanted up Required to have a college degree, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet age stewardess serving on iconic Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to be between 5′3 and 5′9, between 105 and 140 pounds, and under 26 years of age at the time of hire. Julia Cooke’s intimate storytelling weaves together the real life stories of a memorable cast of characters, from Lynne Totten, a science major who decided life in a lab was not for her, to Hazel Bowie, one of the relatively few black stewardesses of the era, as they embraced the liberation of their new jet set life.

Cooke brings to life the story of Pan Am stewardesses’ role in the Vietnam War, as the airline added runs from Saigon to Hong Kong for planeloads of weary young soldiers straight from the battlefields, who were off for five days of RR, and then flown back to war. Finally, with Operation Babylift—the dramatic evacuation of 2,000 children during the fall of Saigon—the book’s special cast of stewardesses unites to play an extraordinary role on the world stage.


A gripping set of stories about the forces that shape girls and the adults they become. A wise and brilliant guide to transforming the self and our society.

In her powerful new book, critically acclaimed author Melissa Febos examines the narratives women are told about what it means to be female and what it takes to free oneself from them.

When her body began to change at eleven years old, Febos understood immediately that her meaning to other people had changed with it. By her teens, she defined herself based on these perceptions and by the romantic relationships she threw herself into headlong. Over time, Febos increasingly questioned the stories she’d been told about herself and the habits and defenses she’d developed over years of trying to meet others’ expectations. The values she and so many other women had learned in girlhood did not prioritize their personal safety, happiness, or freedom, and she set out to reframe those values and beliefs.

Blending investigative reporting, memoir, and scholarship, Febos charts how she and others like her have reimagined relationships and made room for the anger, grief, power, and pleasure women have long been taught to deny.

Written with Febos’ characteristic precision, lyricism, and insight, Girlhood is a philosophical treatise, an anthem for women, and a searing study of the transitions into and away from girlhood, toward a chosen self.

Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology

A fresh cultural analysis of female monsters from Greek mythology, and an invitation for all women to reclaim these stories as inspiration for a wild, monstrous version of feminism

The folklore that has shaped our dominant culture teems with frightening female creatures. In our language, in our stories (many written by men), we underline the idea that women who step out of bounds who are angry or greedy or ambitious, who are overtly sexual or not sexy enough aren't just outside the norm. They're unnatural. Monstrous. But maybe, the traits we've been told make us dangerous and undesirable are actually our greatest strengths.

Through fresh analysis of 11 female monsters, including Medusa, the Harpies, the Furies, and the Sphinx, Jess Zimmerman takes us on an illuminating feminist journey through mythology. She guides women (and others) to reexamine their relationships with traits like hunger, anger, ugliness, and ambition, teaching readers to embrace a new image of the female hero: one that looks a lot like a monster, with the agency and power to match.

Often, women try to avoid the feeling of monstrousness, of being grotesquely alien, by tamping down those qualities that we're told fall outside the bounds of natural femininity. But monsters also get to do what other female characters damsels, love interests, and even most heroines do not. Monsters get to be complete, unrestrained, and larger than life. Today, women are becoming increasingly aware of the ways rules and socially constructed expectations have diminished us. After seeing where compliance gets us harassed, shut out, and ruled by predators women have never been ready to become repellent, fearsome, and ravenous.

The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Nothing Daunted, The Agitators chronicles the revolutionary activities of Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward, and Martha Wright: three unlikely collaborators in the quest for abolition and women’s rights. In Auburn, New York, in the mid nineteenth century, Martha Wright and Frances Seward, inspired by Harriet Tubman’s rescues in the dangerous territory of Eastern Maryland, opened their basement kitchens as stations on the Underground Railroad.Tubman was enslaved, Wright was a middle class Quaker mother of seven, and Seward was the aristocratic wife and moral conscience of her husband, William H. Seward, who served as Lincoln’s Secretary of State. All three refused to abide by laws that denied them the rights granted to white men, and they supported each other as they worked to overturn slavery and achieve full citizenship for blacks and women.The Agitators opens when Tubman is enslaved and Wright and Seward are young women bridling against their traditional roles. It ends decades later, after Wright’s and Seward’s sons—and Tubman herself—have taken part in three of the defining engagements of the Civil War. Through the sardonic and anguished accounts of the protagonists, reconstructed from their letters, diaries, and public appearances, we see the most explosive debates of the time, and portraits of the men and women whose paths they crossed: Lincoln, Seward, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, John Brown, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and others. Tubman, embraced by Seward and Wright and by the radical network of reformers in western New York State, settled in Auburn and spent the second half of her life there.With extraordinarily compelling storytelling reminiscent of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s No Ordinary Time and David McCullough’s John Adams, The Agitators brings a vivid new perspective to the epic American stories of abolition, the Underground Railroad, women’s rights activism, and the Civil War.

Fever Author Joan SwanFever4 StarsImprisoned for a crime he did not commit Teague Creek escapes with a hostage and is on the run not only from the olice but from dangerous Creek escapes with a hostage and is on the run not only from the Kirkland Revels police but from dangerous operatives who will stop at nothing to silence him once and for all Dr Alyssa Foster knows nothing of the man who has kidnapped her other than the fact that he awakens a deep seated need and desire within her Surely there is to this desperate bid for freedom than meets the eye A solid if rather far fetchedlot appealing characters and a satisfying romance The story starts out well and builds consistently with some exciting action scenes and To Him Who Sits on the Throne paranormal abilities that are smoothly interwoven within the narrative Nevertheless the conspiracy elements are underdeveloped and the last few chaptersrogress too rapidly with several leaps in logic that lack foundation Alyssa s stubborn determination and inuisitive nature make her a likable heroine and the fact that she doesn t uiver and cower is an additional lus While Teague starts out as a typical hard ass alpha he slowly reveals his inner vulnerability and need for someone to believe in him Their relationship develops at a believable ace and their reactions are uite realistic given the circumstancesOverall an entertaining read reminiscent of other wonderful books in the genre such as Perfect by Judith McNaught and Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare I look forward to continuing with the series Posted on Under the CoversDebut author Joan Swan takes you on a Youth, Beautiful Youth pulseounding no holds barred suspense driven ride from beginning to endDoctor Alyssa gets caught up in a royal mess Two inmates working together have taken her from her workplace and brought her along a ride that changes the course of her life Scared beyond reason Alyssa tries to wrap her head around the situation that is happening to her I found that I really liked Alyssa She showed courage in times when I would have crawled into a ball and wept Joan does a fantastic job of evoking emotions from her characters I felt Alyssa s fear and her frustrationTeague Creek is one of the inmates who have taken Alyssa While he is the less violent of the two inmates he is still scary as hell I had a hard time liking Teague He was ushy demanding frustrating and dangerous but through the course of the book there are glimpses of another side of him The author eases the softer side of Teague slowly and when I saw these glimpses I wanted to know about him However I did have a roblem with the racial slurs in this book I found it difficult to read and although it was meant to make me hate a Fault Lines particular character I do think there are better and effective ways to accomplish thisI mentioned earlier about feeling Alyssa frustration and what I mean by that is that Teague has several secrets that he holds back from Alyssa Not one to simply do things as she is told Alyssa stands up to Teague than once Again I have to commend her for her courage Teague is still a convict after all But whenever Alyssa was frustrated with Teague I was as well I loved that sheushed him asking him to trust her with his secrets Teague bottles things in and his frustration is evident as well when "his lans don t go his way However all this is understandable because what Teague is after is very important and " plans don t go his way However all this is understandable because what Teague is after is very important and his heartIn other circumstances Alyssa and Teague would Have Found Each Other found each other But I think with this thrill ride of a story Joan Swan brings in the action and the suspense to another level making their meeting a memorable and lasting one Even in the early ages of the book you can already see the natural way Alyssa and Teague interact with one another There is also a slight Chasing After Infinity paranormal element in this book Teague has a hot touch Literally However to him the gift is of a curse He doesn t know how to wield his talent so often than not he is harming someone by accident As he struggles with this gift and towards the goal he desperately seeks I grew to like Teague a little Reading about his struggles made me admire his determinationAll in all FEVER is a solid start for a new series that blends the romance and the suspense inerfect unison topping it off with a dash of the Morir por un iPhone - Apple, Foxconn y las luchas de los trabajadores en China paranormalARCrovided by author Debut Romantic Suspense with PNR aspects and a truly hot cover I ve had difficulty rating this book I liked it What interfered with my rating is my comparison to my fav PNR Romantic Suspense series When I Captain China Volume 1 put this comparison aside this clearly is a 4 star read I hope that makes senseI don t usually enjoy fugitive heroes but after reading my friend Jill s review I knew I wanted to get this one From the very firstage I was intrigued and didn t want to stop until the end This debut novel is not without faults but overall it kept me invested and I read it in one day Not only that I now want to read the next installment Warning During the first half of the bo Fast aced romantic suspense with a twist of the aranormal you won t be able to Cast On, Bets Off put down It s another typical long day at work for Dr Alyssa Foster when arisoner is brought into the infirmary It doesn t take long for things to go sideways The guards have been locked up and Alyssa has a chain wrapped around her neck and is being thrown into a getaway car with two escaped convicts Teague Creek has spent three years in Private Elisha Stockwell, Jr., Sees The Civil War prison for a murder he didn. When Dr Alyssa Foster is taken hostage by arison inmate she knows she's in deep trouble Not just because Teague Creek is desperate for freedom but because the moment his fingers brush again. ,

T commit Now he has a hostage he deems essential to his lan The CPA Australia - Advanced Taxation police are closing in So is an organization from hisast that wants him deadSomeone recommended this book to me a few years ago and I finally If Walls Could Talk (Haunted Home Renovation Mystery, picked it up to give it a try I have to say I really liked it The story is mainly romantic suspense with aaranormal element It is fast Arcana Mundi paced and was very hard tout down The romance was believable and I liked both the hero and the heroine The conspiracy به سوی زبان شناسی شعر plot was a bit under developed But since this is the first book in the series I m sure we ll find out in the next bookThe reviews for this book are all over thelace Many readers are upset by the racial slurs coming from the second escaped con This character is Genesis part of the Aryan Brotherhood and that is what I would expect from someone like that If the hero would talk like that I would have thrown the book out Thankfully he didn t I m looking forward to books in this series My rating 45 Stars Jane s status updates areroof enough that I never want to read this Here are a few gemsThe Aryan Brotherhood sidekick the hero and heroine confront a bunch of slang talking black guys who spout off cliched lines like once you go black you never go back This also treats us to Mirror Matter porch monkeys wiggas cracka 42AB sidekick telling the dreadlocked black guys to get lost you heard him monkey meat Taz said Get the fuck out of here before he shoots your ugly black faces clean off 46Apparently it is Heroine s fault I m going to fuck the living shit out of this slant eyed cunt 49Hero is butthurt that heroine thinks that he is a convicted felon Because she should be able to lookast the kidnapping the hanging out w a racist asshole the fact he killed someone in front of her the threats and assume he is a good guy 130NOPE Not reading this one I debated reviewing Fever given this is a debut author and I wish nothing but the best for any aspiring writer However I also believe that readers need a fair and honest review from a A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Gentry person who finished the book in it s entirety The reason I finished the book is because at times I am a masochist when it comes to not DNF ing a story In all seriousness though I hoped to find something to justify why one of my all time favorite authors would give aositive uote to the book What I found was the Six Days potential of a greatlot that was flawed by writing I would like to share a few high Awareness points about why this book did not work for meAnyone who reads my reviews knows that I love a dark gritty story but I also need an authenticity to the darkness Why is this aspect of the story there Whaturpose does it have How does a character "overcome an issue or walk through it alas " an issue or walk through it Alas asked myself these uestions when reading Fever and was an issue or walk through it Alas I asked myself these uestions when reading Fever and was able to speculate on the answer that would further the storyline andor Cat Out of Hell pull me in as a reader uite honestly one reason for this is that the book began with a disturbingly negative racial tone which set the overall delivery of the story What was most annoying is that the racial slurs used were entirely unnecessary The author already established that the character was an asshole through and through so the continued use of derogatory demoralizing racial comments added nothing but frustration and frankly a bitter and disappointing view with regard to the writing style of a debut author and her workAs an avid reader of all genres of romance I must say that I do NOT want to read such characters as the onesortrayed in the first 13 of this book It is not an enjoyable experience nor one I desire in a romance story when I read about secondary characters that are in the Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work plot only to mouth off sentences such as the following Theseorch monkeys gonna Mother India pound your cracka faces into theavement Whatcha doin with these honkies The Late Romances pretty What do you say baby Wanna taste of black meat It s an all you can eat buffet You know what they sayonce you ve had black you never go back Yeah like how the fuck we re getting out of the hell hole that bitch got us into now that those niggers jacked our ride I m going to fuck the living shit out of this slant eyed cunt After reading those uotes if your eyebrows are shooting up to your hairline and your head is inching backward as if you could somehowhysically distance yourself from the overt crassness you are not the only one I could go on with uotes but I think I ve made my Passion for Christ, Passion for Humanity point It s disturbing uncomfortable and for me infuriating because I have read enough romance to know that you can establish a bad ruthless asshole of a character without bigotryRacial issues aside I contemplated DNF ing at the 120age mark for the simple fact that I believe an author should establish at least a glimmer of why the reader should believe in the hero or the heroheroine forming a romantic relationship and it had not happened I still did not know why the hero was a criminal The circumstances surrounding the crime were a mystery And why I should believe he had any redeeming ualities that would result in the heroine falling for him or having any empathy towards him was eually illusive There was no justification as to why I as the reader should believe in them as a couple Both the hero and heroine s My Curvy Valentine (Perfect Fit, personalities were flat lacking chemistry and a believability that they could actually form a relationship of trust and love Overall the sto. St her skin Alyssa feels a razor sharpang of needA man with a life sentence has nothing to lose At least Teague doesn't until his escape Attainment (Temptation, plan develops a fatal flaw Alyssa On the run from bo. Ry wasoorly executed and left me with a negative taste that will make me think twice before considering future releases from this authorOriginally Hatred in the belly posted at Every once in a while I get really lucky when I discover a great book by an author that I haven t read before or a debut author who is new to everyone and I want to shout at the rooftops that I ve just finished an awesome read FEVER is that bookJoan Swan triple RWA Golden Heart finalist and a double Daphne Du Maurier finalist has a reason to celebrate Her debut romance novel Fever will be released on February 28 2012 And it s a super fan freakin tastic read Sorepare now for that shout out FEVER is a scorching hot debut romance novel that I loved from Always Be Ready page one She takes a very unlikely hero an escaped lifer from San uentin and creates a character that I fell HARD for and supported whole heartedly Her heroine Alyssa is just as admirable and fierce Both are strong characters with sharp tongued dialogue with tangible emotions in every scene FEVER is a challenging read filled with the sick truth of someeople s bigotry It may be hard for some readers to read But it is HONEST and imperative to this story s overall expansion Joan stays true to her characters they are not wishy washy and she does a brilliant job in creating a story that is real and riveting at the same time I simply cannot find one thing that I didn t like about this book Her secondary characters Luke and Mitch were just as charismatic and I am happy to say that Joan will be writing their stories as well Blaze Book Two of the Phoenix Rising Series will be coming in October 2012 from Kensington Brava and will be Luke Ransom s story Favorite Lines A Encyclopedia of International Development pristine fantasy of him lying naked in the middle of a big comfortable bed with her eually as naked straddling his lap with a sexy smile on that beautiful face instead of thaterpetual scowl Her hair fell forward over her shoulders as she split the foil condom wrapper with her teeth Popped the latex securely between those full lips Rolled it over his extended length with her mouth Seated it in Gender Inequality in Our Changing World place with a suction that made his hands clench the sheets and his body arc off the mattress 22 ARCI did not finish reading Joan Swan s Fever It looked exciting and began with action but the first several chapters are filled with Rooming in the Masters House prejudice that really bothers me As a bi racial woman I find myselfarticularly sensitive to books which use racial slurs A couple racial epithets I can deal with but when there are even when they are Media, Home and Family part of character depiction I m insulted and turned off I don t want to know and I just want to set the book down and walk away As a matter of fact that s exactly what I did with FeverAs the book begins we are introduced to a mixed race Asian heroine who is about to examine a Caucasian malerison inmate She notices white supremacist tattoos on him and soon meets "His Escape Partner Who Makes " escape Multicultural Partnerships partner who makes bones about displaying his revilement of all races who are not white These are graphic descriptions We are also given vivid details of how he feels other races should be treated It is disgusting and it makes me thinkoorly of the hero who aligned himself with the white supremacist culture in order to survive rison I understand it was his coping mechanism but it really bothered me to see this side the hero knowing he is Going To End Up In to end up in bi racial relationship I Thought About It Throughout The about it throughout the It made me uestion the validity of his feelings and wonder when in the future that aspect of his life was going to reemergeI eventually icked the book back up and skimmed through it I was curious to know what happened but the damage was done early in the book The great characters that I met skimming the following chapters didn t mean suat cause the tone of the book in my mind still revolved around the two inmates I met early in the book The author killed the racism in a vicious way Contemporary Issues in California Archaeology pages before I set the book down the first time and I didn t see the racism in my skimming the second time Iicked up the book Yes skimming isn t really reading but I wanted to know what happened at the endI skimmed through a sexy romantic suspense I think I could have really dug Fever had the racial slurs not been Ethics for Police Translators and Interpreters present I ve read other reviews of the book and know that I m in the minority ofeople who feel this way Others have gobbled the book up Don t let my opinion of Fever Immigration Nation prevent you from reading it It s Joan Swan s debut book and the first book in her Phoenix Rising series I m hoping book two Blaze or book three Inferno will be a better hit with me Blaze comes out in October 2012 and Inferno does not yet have a release date Unfortunately I can t handle the racial slurs in this book And yes I realize they are in there to make us not like a certain character at least that is my assumption I am dnf ing afterg 50 or so Although because his character is friends with or at least tagging along with the hero he has a lot of Vilfredo Pareto page timeBut for meersonally there is no reason to use the N word or a slur against an Asian woman in a book If you don t want me to like the character than think of a different way to do it I just can t handle language like that It really upset meOtherwise the set up for the book in the first few chapters is Incomplete Streets pretty good but I am not going to continu. Th the law and deadly undercover operatives he can only give her lies but every heated kiss tells him the fire between them could be just as devastating as the flames that changed him forever.

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