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Book The Ship of Widows

    Book Details:
  • Author : I. Grekova
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release : 1994
  • ISBN : 9780810111448
  • Pages : 216 pages

Download or read book The Ship of Widows written by I. Grekova and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Five women of different backgrounds move into an apartment in Moscow during World War II. The novel chronicles the tensions resulting from differences in intellect, culture, class, not to mention lack of space and a shortages of the basic necessities of life. The author is a Russian mathematician.

Book Reference Guide to Russian Literature

Download or read book Reference Guide to Russian Literature written by Neil Cornwell and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1998 with total page 1020 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "First Published in 1998, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Book The Titanic and the City of Widows It Left Behind

Download or read book The Titanic and the City of Widows It Left Behind written by Julie Cook and published by Pen and Sword History. This book was released on 2020-03-30 with total page 149 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Harrowing and emotional . . . A tribute to the enduring power of family. The story of the disaster’s widows uplifts and devastates in equal measure.” —Gareth Russell, author of The Ship of Dreams When the Titanic foundered in April 1912, the world’s focus was on the tragedy of the passengers who lost their lives. Ever since, in films, dramatizations, adaptations and books, the focus has mostly continued to be on the ones who died. The Titanic and the City of Widows It Left Behind focuses on another group of people—the widows and children of the crew who perished on board. Author Julie Cook’s great-grandfather was a stoker who died on the Titanic. Her great-grandmother had to raise five children with no breadwinner. This book focuses on Emily and the widows like her who had to fight for survival through great hardship, while still grieving for the men they loved who’d died on the ship. Using original archive sources and with accounts from descendants of crew who also lost their lives, the book asks how these women survived through abject poverty and grief—and why their voices have been silent for so long. “The sinking of the Titanic has produced a wealth of books, articles, films and TV documentaries, all of which have given very little thought to the dependents and friends of those who lost their lives in this ocean tragedy. A moving and involving story that corrects this neglect, told by a descendant of a Titanic widow . . . How most of them survived the grief and grinding hardship is a story worth the telling, as are the stories of those who did not survive the crushing pressures.” —Firetrench

Book The Titanic and the City of Widows It Left Behind

Download or read book The Titanic and the City of Widows It Left Behind written by Julie Cook and published by Pen and Sword History. This book was released on 2020-03-30 with total page 149 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Harrowing and emotional . . . A tribute to the enduring power of family. The story of the disaster’s widows uplifts and devastates in equal measure.” —Gareth Russell, author of The Ship of Dreams When the Titanic foundered in April 1912, the world’s focus was on the tragedy of the passengers who lost their lives. Ever since, in films, dramatizations, adaptations and books, the focus has mostly continued to be on the ones who died. The Titanic and the City of Widows It Left Behind focuses on another group of people—the widows and children of the crew who perished on board. Author Julie Cook’s great-grandfather was a stoker who died on the Titanic. Her great-grandmother had to raise five children with no breadwinner. This book focuses on Emily and the widows like her who had to fight for survival through great hardship, while still grieving for the men they loved who’d died on the ship. Using original archive sources and with accounts from descendants of crew who also lost their lives, the book asks how these women survived through abject poverty and grief—and why their voices have been silent for so long. “The sinking of the Titanic has produced a wealth of books, articles, films and TV documentaries, all of which have given very little thought to the dependents and friends of those who lost their lives in this ocean tragedy. A moving and involving story that corrects this neglect, told by a descendant of a Titanic widow . . . How most of them survived the grief and grinding hardship is a story worth the telling, as are the stories of those who did not survive the crushing pressures.” —Firetrench

Book A Treatise of the Law Relative to Merchant Ships and Seamen

Download or read book A Treatise of the Law Relative to Merchant Ships and Seamen written by Charles Abbott (Baron Tenterden) and published by . This book was released on 1867 with total page 1194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book British Widows of the First World War

Download or read book British Widows of the First World War written by Andrea Hetherington and published by Casemate Publishers. This book was released on 2018-04-30 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Widows of the Great War is the first major account of the experience of women who had to cope with the death of their husbands during the conflict and then rebuild their lives. It explores each stage of their bereavement, from the shock of receiving the news that their husband had been killed, through grief and mourning to the practical issues of compensation and a widow's pension. The way in which the state and society treated the widows during this process is a vital theme running through the book as it reveals in vivid detail how the bureaucracy of war helped and hindered them as they sought to come to terms with their loss. Andrea Hetherington also describes often overlooked aspects of bereavement, and she features many telling first-hand accounts from the widows themselves which show how they saw their situation and how they reacted to it. Her study gives us a fascinating insight into the way in which the armed services and the government regarded war widows during the early years of the twentieth century.

Book Widows of the Ice

Download or read book Widows of the Ice written by Anne Fletcher and published by Amberley Publishing Limited. This book was released on 2022-05-15 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New paperback edition - A moving and original account of the effect of Scott's tragic expedition on the men's wives and families, who fame and history have overlooked.

Book Widows

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  • Author : Professor Maggie Andrews
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2020-09-01
  • ISBN : 0750995912
  • Pages : 234 pages

Download or read book Widows written by Professor Maggie Andrews and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historically seen as figures of pity and foreboding – poverty stricken receivers of charity, tragic figures dressed in black and even sometimes sexually voracious predators or witches – widows have been subject to powerful stereotypes that have endured for centuries. But for many women, widowhood unfolded into a vastly more complex story. From being property of men and housekeepers – the owners of nothing – they found themselves suddenly enfranchised, empowered and free to conduct themselves however they wished. From suffrage campaigners and politicians, to entrepreneurs and newly self-made women, the effect of widows' might can be seen throughout history. In Widows historians Maggie Andrews and Janis Lomas pull together the stories of fascinating women, both famous and unknown, and their exploits after being widowed. They show how throughout history widows have carried on with everyday life in the face of poverty or isolation, their struggles for political power and the ways that many of them have contributed to improving the lives of women today.

Book Reports from the Commissioners

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  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1848
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 578 pages

Download or read book Reports from the Commissioners written by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons and published by . This book was released on 1848 with total page 578 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

Download or read book Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle written by and published by . This book was released on 1846 with total page 752 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Missionary Magazine and Chronicle

Download or read book The Missionary Magazine and Chronicle written by and published by . This book was released on 1846 with total page 612 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Annuities for Widows and Dependent Children of Federal Judges

Download or read book Annuities for Widows and Dependent Children of Federal Judges written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee No. 5 and published by . This book was released on 1956 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Committee Serial No. 17. Considers legislation to establish annuity benefits for widows and surviving dependents of Federal judges.

Book Cases Decided in the Court of Claims of the United States

Download or read book Cases Decided in the Court of Claims of the United States written by United States. Court of Claims and published by . This book was released on 1943 with total page 908 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Maids  Wives  and Widows  Penny Magazine  and Gazette of Fashion

Download or read book The Maids Wives and Widows Penny Magazine and Gazette of Fashion written by and published by . This book was released on 1832-11-03 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Tides in the Affairs of Men

Download or read book Tides in the Affairs of Men written by Cheryl Fury and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2001-12-30 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The age of maritime expansion and the Anglo-Spanish War have been analyzed by generations of historians, but nearly all studies have emphasized events and participants at the top. This book examines the lives and experiences of the men of the Elizabethan maritime community during a particularly volatile period of maritime history. The seafaring community had to contend with simultaneous pressures from many different directions. Shipowners and merchants, motivated by profit, hired seamen to sail voyages of ever-increasing distances, which taxed the health and capabilities of 16th-century crews and vessels. International tensions in the last two decades of Elizabeth's reign magnified the risks to all seamen, whether in civilian employment or on warships. The advent of open warfare with Spain in 1585 resulted in a privateering war against the Spanish Empire, seen by some seamen as one of the few boons of the conflict. The other major development was the introduction of impressment, a deeply resented aspect of any naval war and one that brought great hardship to seamen and their families. The relationship between the Crown and its seafarers was a pull-haul between a state beset by financial problems of fighting a protracted war on several fronts and employees forced to work in dangerous conditions for substandard wages. The stresses of the war years tell us much about the dynamic of the maritime community, their expectations, and their coping strategies.

Book Hansard s Parliamentary Debates

Download or read book Hansard s Parliamentary Debates written by Great Britain. Parliament and published by . This book was released on 1871 with total page 1100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Widows of Eden

    Book Details:
  • Author : George Shaffner
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 2013-08-02
  • ISBN : 1565126440
  • Pages : 239 pages

Download or read book The Widows of Eden written by George Shaffner and published by Algonquin Books. This book was released on 2013-08-02 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It hasn't rained in a hundred days, it's hotter than Beelzebub's oven, and the ground is harder than a castiron skillet. The good folks of Ebb, Nebraska, could surely use a miracle. Lifelong residents are fleeing, and the town is on the verge of collapse. Wilma Porter, the plucky owner of the Come Again Bed and Breakfast, and her indomitable friends from the Quilting Circle need to do something to save Ebb, and fast. But short of praying for rain, there's little even the powerful Quilting Circle can do. Enter Vernon L. Moore. The last time this mysterious traveling salesman came to stay at the Come Again B & B, he turned the town around in six days. When he left, he became a legend. Wilma and her friends have come to expect surprises from Mr. Moore, but this time they're stunned when he brings help: three widows from the town of Eden with pasts as enigmatic as his. The Widows of Eden is an entertaining, inspiring novel about community, hope, and a new way of looking at the things that matter most.