Download E-books Hysteria: The Biography (Biographies of Disease) PDF

The 19th century turns out to were choked with hysterical women--or so that they have been clinically determined. the place are they now? The very illness not exists. during this interesting account, Andrew Scull tells the tale of hysteria--an ailment that disappeared now not via scientific undertaking, yet via turning out to be figuring out and cultural swap. The lurid historical past of tension makes interesting analyzing. Charcot's clinics confirmed off flamboyantly "hysterical" sufferers taking over sexualized poses, and one of the traveling execs used to be one Sigmund Freud. Scull discusses the origins of the assumption of anxiety, the improvement of a neurological method via John Sydenham and others, hysteria as a modern , and its development from the seventeenth century. as a consequence, the "disease" declined and finally disappeared.

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Download E-books Vogue Colors A to Z: A Fashion Coloring Book PDF

By Valerie Steiker

In this first-ever coloring booklet from American Vogue, you're invited right into a global of style fantasy.

Twenty-six archival journal covers from 1912 to 1932, by way of ten celebrated illustrators residing the following and in a foreign country, take you again to a extra playful and kooky second of boas, bows, hats and headpieces, fanatics, pearls and gloves, or even unique animals. Coloring ebook fanatics of every age can test their hand on the paintings Deco styles and letters from A to Z and the vigorous drawings of girls dressed for the duty handy, if it is riding their very own automobile, pruning morning glories within the backyard, feeding a dragon, steerage a gondola, sitting on a crescent moon, perched on a peacock or driving a zebra—side-saddle, after all. this can be the style woman as liberated, fashionable, and continuously dressed for adventure.

At the again, do not omit the twenty-six Vogue covers of their unique shades with energetic captions in addition to a gorgeous six-page gatefold of twenty-one glamorous clothes from 1912–1932 to paint, tear out, and exhibit.

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Download E-books Victorian Needlework (Victorian Life and Times) PDF

By Kathryn Ledbetter

Marrying enormously renowned topics―needlework and women's history―this publication offers an authoritative but wonderful dialogue of the range and significance of needlework in Victorian women's lives.

• styles and illustrations from women's periodicals and development books of the time offer a window into Victorian lifestyles that would be specifically exciting to the legions who perform those crafts today

• Quotations from memoirs, works of fiction, and poetry permit readers to proportion the reports of girls of the period

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Download E-books Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath PDF

By Mimi Alford

#1 NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER
 
in the summertime of 1962, nineteen-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived in Washington, D.C., to start an internship within the White condo press workplace. After simply 3 days at the activity, the privileged yet sheltered younger girl used to be provided to the President himself. presently, the 2 started an affair that will proceed for the following eighteen months. Emotionally unprepared to counter the President’s aura and tool, Mimi used to be additionally ill-equipped to deal with the sentiments of isolation that will keep on with as she fell into the double lifetime of a school pupil who used to be additionally the key lover of the main robust guy on the planet. After the President’s assassination in Dallas, she grieved on my own, locked her mystery away, and attempted to begin a brand new lifestyles, basically to be blindsided via her past.
 
Now, now not outlined via silence or disgrace, Mimi Alford ultimately unburdens herself with this unflinchingly sincere account of her existence and her super deepest moments with a truly public guy. This paperback version incorporates a designated Q&A, within which the writer displays at the severe media recognition surrounding the book’s preliminary unencumber. Once Upon a Secret is a relocating tale of a girl rising from the shadows to reclaim the truth.
 
“With the advantage of hindsight and stable outdated adulthood, [Mimi Alford] writes not only concerning the mystery, however the corrosive influence of preserving that mystery. . . . You can’t support liking her, or her dependent and punctiliously good-natured book.”—The Spectator

“What [Alford] sacrificed in lucre she has greater than recovered in credibility and dignity.”—The Washington Times
 
“Compelling . . . a elegant voice telling a reputable tale you could take to the bank.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
 
“Explosive . . . searingly candid.”—New York Post

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Download E-books Cosmopolitan: A Bartender's Life PDF

By Toby Cecchini

Cosmopolitan: A Bartender's Life is a memoir of the bartending existence established as an afternoon within the existence at Passerby, the bar owned and run via Toby Cecchini. it truly is, besides, a wealthy learn of human nature—of the occasionally tense, occasionally outlandish habit of the human animal drunk, lust, and the sheer wish to bust unfastened and occasion. it isn't a good looking photograph, yet it is usually compelling during the gimlet-eyed gaze of the writer. As his standard day progresses, from the just about pastoral quiet of beginning the bar and constructing to the collection rush of consumers shedding in after paintings to the sheer insanity of catering to a crazed weigh down of funseekers, Toby Cecchini muses over a existence spent within the carrier and the interesting details of his selected occupation. themes touched on comprise facing regulars, either welcome and never; intercourse and the bartender; cocktail connoisseurs (and beverages he refuses to make); studying the bartending ropes of the Odeon while younger and newly arrived in manhattan; the sheer man-killing speed of retaining these beverages coming at flood tide; and the manifold kinds of weirdness and undesirable habit that each bartender has to profit find out how to manage.

Cosmopolitan: A Bartender's Life
is the hip, behind-the-scenes examine the frenzied but undeniably enjoyable surroundings of that fab establishment—the bar—and Toby Cecchini is, via turns, witty, acute, mordant, and lyrical in facing the realities of his activity, laying off lots of gentle at the hidden corners of what humans do after they exit at night.

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