Lydia Pinkham was one of the 19th century’s most remarkable businesswomen, her influence spreading beyond the late 1800s and her native New England. A champion of equal rights for women and blacks at a time when such causes lacked widespread support, Pinkham was ahead of her time on other issues. Chief among them was the well-being of women struggling with serious health issues related to their menstrual cycles and other so-called “women weaknesses.” But as the teetotaling Pinkham and her namesake company soared to entrepreneurial heights by selling her patient relief in the guise of an alcohol-laced potion known as the Vegetable Compound, generations that followed have been left to wonder: Was she worthy of her female customers’ trust or just an opportunist? In Lydia Pinkham: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ads, historian Sammy R. Danna offers the latest book-length biography that explores all sides of the Lydia Pinkham phenomena. Danna illustrates how remarkable an American historical figure she was, who with associates masterfully used and reinvented the marketing tools of her day, while battling the misogyny of the medical establishment. But Danna also asks whether she was just a grandmotherly version of the pitchmen who roamed from town to town with their snake oil elixirs. Students and scholars in the fields of women’s studies, American culture, and the histories of medicine, advertising, and business will see Lydia Pinkham in a new light.
The Face That Launched a Thousand Ads
Author: Sammy R. Danna
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Biography & Autobiography
At the tender age of fifteen, author A. M. Wadkins embarked on a journey that would last her a lifetime. A promise is simple enough on the surface, but in this case, that promise was the driving force that would see a young girl through lifes trials and tribulations. Each day, whether met with happiness or tears, diligence was always the key. It this book, meet the author and learn about the promise she made on a mountaintop in Virginia so long ago. Then travel back through the grains of time with the author asthrough her researchshe meets the people that helped shape the United States. Witness their struggles in defining not only who they would become, but who this country would become. Be there as men are sent off to war to fight for either the North or South. Then continue on through the turning of century, when life seemed golden. Take a walk through history with the people who lived it and get to know the faces that made it possible.
A Story About the Wadkins/Watkins Line of North Carolina
Author: A. M. Wadkins
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Drawing on historical documents and newspaper reports, this book provides a fascinating portrait of a diverse group of character actresses who left their stamp on Hollywood from the early sound era through the 1960s. The lives of 35 actresses are explored in detail. Some are familiar: Margaret Hamilton starred in dozens of films before and after her signature role as the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz; Una Merkel nearly died when her mother committed suicide in 1945. Others are nearly forgotten: Maude Eburne owed her career to a spectacular fall on the Broadway stage in 1914; Greta Meyer, who played the quintessential German maid, came to Hollywood after years in New York's Yiddish theater--though she wasn't Jewish.
Thirty-Five Character Actresses of Golden Age Hollywood
Author: Axel Nissen
Category: Performing Arts
Category: Literary Collections
地震、台風などと同じく自然災害の一種として“怪獣災害”が存在する現代。有数の怪獣大国である日本では、気象庁内に設置された怪獣対策のスペシャリスト集団“特異生物対策部”略して“気特対”が、昼夜を問わず駆けまわっている。7年前に出現した、少女の姿をした怪獣6号「ヒメ」。眠りについたままの彼女を移送中のヘリが、突如飛来した青い火球と接触、墜落する。それと相前後して、つくば市に暮らす高校1年生、案野一騎の頭の中へ呼びかけてきた少女の声――それは、宇宙怪獣の地球襲来を警告するものだった! 未曾有の“宇宙怪獣災害”に巻き込まれた一騎とその同級生、亜紀子は......!? 本格SF+怪獣小説『MM9』第2部!
Category: Literary Collections
The foreign-born population in the United States
Author: Robert Donald Kudrna
Espinoza's work illuminates how education was the site of ideological and political struggle in Peru during its early years as an independent state. Spanning 100 years and discussing both urban and rural education, it shows how school funding, curricula, and governance became part of the cultural process of state-building in Peru.
Primary Schooling in Lima, 1821–c. 1921
Author: G. Espinoza
Category: Social Science
Author: Ellis Adolph Stokdyk
Building on the success of the first edition, Mobile Messaging Technologies and Services offers extensive new and revised material based upon the latest research and industry developments. While early implementations targeted person-to-person messaging, MMS has now evolved to facilitate such requirements as the mass delivery of time-sensitive messages for content-to-person messaging. This Second Edition exploits the technical maturity of MMS as it is poised to generate a wealth of new business opportunities across the mobile communications sector. The author provides the fundamental technical background required for SMS, EMS and MMS, and supports this with industry cutting-edge developments. ● Contains a revised section on the fundamentals of MMS, including an updated section on GPRS to explain current commercial implementations such as GRX applications. ● Presents the latest developments in MMS standardization, including the design of synchronized multimedia integration language (SMIL) presentations, Digital Rights Management (DRM), transcoding techniques, postcard service and support of advanced multimedia formats. ● Describes the processes for standardizing telecommunications services and technologies (3GPP, OMA, GSM Association, IETF and W3C). ● Provides updated sections on SMS, EMS and heavily revised coverage of the developments in MMS, including MMS interworking and the forthcoming MMS version 1.3. This resource will be invaluable for application developers, manufacturers, operators and content providers involved in the design and deployment of messaging services. It will also be of interest to practitioners involved in the process of standardizing telecommunications services and technologies. Postgraduate students and researchers will benefit from having access to state-of-the-art findings backed by numerous illustrative real-world examples. Includes a companion website featuring information on relevant standards, available phones and developers’ resources.
SMS, EMS and MMS
Author: Gwenaël Le Bodic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
The Tools for Stability book is composed of tools that Melva has learned, not necessarily from doctors, but by her experiences. She wanted people to learn quickly what has taken her 25 years to learn. It comprises anger management, stress management, how to work with doctors, how to deal with medications, tips on saving money, how to find a compatible roommate, many other tools to survive in a troubled world, plus her experiences with having bipolar. It can not only help people with mental illness, but anyone that wants to improve their mental attitude and their relationships. Reading the book, “Tools for Stability,” was a fascinating journey from another person’s vantage point as they experience life with a condition many people have. “Tools for Stability” is a valuable teaching book for psychologist in training themselves and their clients, for people with family and friends that could gain a compassionate viewpoint which would lead to understanding what someone is going through. “Tools for Stability” will assist people going through a similar circumstance to know they are not alone. “Tools for Stability” opened me up to realize how close we all are to possibly shifting into another world from the one we may be experiencing this day. Melva tells a vulnerable story in an elegant and straightforward way. We can learn about people around us, people we experience in the grocery stores, common areas, family and friends and gain more insight and show more kindness around this process to others. Reading Melva’s book will no doubt be a useful professional psychology book. I believe strongly practitioners, hospitals and universities could benefit from Melva’s work. The book Tools, is a positive book and perhaps life roadmap for people who are experiencing some similar situations. Melva herself shares a positive outcome in her own successful life letting others be aware they too, can recover. Melva was courageous to write and share this book and did it so well. Respectfully, Marilyn P Medical Intuitive, Hypnotherapist, and Advocate of Independent Living for people with Disabilities Nov 8, 2013 Dear Melva Freeman, I finished reading your book "Tools for Stability" about 2 months ago. It has made a difference in my life in a positive way and pieces of it keep coming back to me when I need them. When you first asked me to read it I was hesitant as I thought it was only for people who were diagnosed with manic depression. That would not apply to me. It is true I did get a greater understanding of what you, the author, deals with. I appreciate that. I also came to understand what we all had in common. However what was more important to me was a better understanding of what I had to deal with. I could use the commonsense and clear guidelines put forth in your "Tools for Stability". One that stands out to me is, "All medications have side effects. Keep working with your doctor to find the best one for you." That really helped me when I was going through a rough patch with my eyes. I especially like the sections on anger, dealing with family and friends, general health guidelines and spirituality. Although I had heard them before they were organized and written in a simple, straight forward manner. I plan to reread them. After I finished reading the "Tools for Stability" I recommended it to a friend. She read it and has passed it on to other members in her family both male and female of different ages. They have each found things that are helpful for them. Now I have a real problem. I don't have a book of my own. I am looking forward to the time when "Tools for Stability" is in print. I think it will be a valuable and helpful resource for a variety of people regardless of age, income or sex: i.e. families, individuals, ordinary day to day living, people in jail, people with medical issues to name only a few. Thank you very much for lending me a reader's copy. Nancy G. Dear Melva, Just want to thank you so much for sharing your “Tools for Stability” with me. I shared it with my son & daughter-in-law and granddaughter – don’t know how much they read – but they said they found it helpful and more understanding than some of the books they have read. My daughter has read it – We both feel that your thoughts and advice are very easy to understand. I have learned a lot by reading your book – I’ve come to have great respect for anyone with mental illness – and to know the symptoms to look for – this both helps everyone- not just someone who has an illness – I have written some notes from your book – and I do hope you will be publishing it soon – As I would like to buy 2 copies – at least! To have been able to put your experience down for us to share has to have been difficult – but, “Thank you” for all of us who have so much to learn. May God continue to bless you – and may you continue to be a Blessing to others. Diane T.
Author: Melva Freeman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A practical guide to the use of biocriteria for assessment of the effects of environmental stressors on aquatic ecosystems and organisms, especially fish. Written by scientists who are the best in their fields, this book provides helpful information for designing and applying bioindicators in the field to reliably assess the health of aquatic organisms and the ecosystems. This volume may be used as a manual for scientists, students, and others, in a variety of disciplines and applications. (Midwest).
Author: Kristine D. Lynch,S. Marshall Adams,M. L. Jones,American Fisheries Society,William W. Taylor
Category: Aquatic ecology