American Lady

American Lady
Author: Caroline de Margerie
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-11-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781101601167

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The fascinating story of one of the grand dames of Georgetown society and a true Washington insider Henry Kissinger once remarked that more agreements were concluded in the living room of Susan Mary Alsop than in the White House. A descendent of Founding Father John Jay, Susan Mary was an American aristocrat whose first marriage gave her full access to post-war diplomatic social life in Paris. There, her circle of friends included Winston Churchill, Isaiah Berlin, Evelyn Waugh, and Christian Dior, among other luminaries, and she had a passionate love affair with British ambassador Duff Cooper. During the golden years of John F. Kennedy’s presidency—after she had married the powerful journalist Joe Alsop—her Washington home was a gathering place for everyone of importance, including Katharine Graham, Robert McNamara, and Henry Kissinger. Dubbed “the second lady of Camelot,” she hosted dinner parties that were the epitome of political power and social arrival, bringing together the movers and shakers not just of the United States, but of the world. Featuring an introduction by Susan Mary Alsop’s goddaughter Frances FitzGerald, American Lady is a fascinating chronicle of a woman who witnessed, as Nancy Mitford once said, “history on the boil.”

The American Lady

The American Lady
Author: Petra Durst-Benning
Publsiher: AmazonCrossing
Total Pages: 455
Release: 2015-03-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1477826580

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Tempestuous and beautiful Wanda Miles, daughter of Ruth and Stephen Miles (or so she thinks), aspires to more than the life of a debutante, but the trouble is she doesn't know precisely what she wants. Then her aunt Marie, the family's renowned glassblower, arrives from Lauscha, Germany, and Wanda decides that learning about her ancestry may hold the key to her future. When Marie accidentally reveals a long-held secret about Wanda's parents, Wanda goes to Lauscha to unravel the truth. While Marie finds herself increasingly swept up in New York City's bohemian social scene—catching the eye of a handsome young Italian in the process—Wanda explores a past she never knew in the village of her mother's youth—and begins to build a life that she never expected. A sweeping tale that takes readers from the small town of Lauscha to the skyscrapers of New York and the sun-kissed coast of Italy,The American Lady is a tribute to the enduring power of family and what we'll do in the name of love.

Letters to an American Lady

Letters to an American Lady
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-10-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780802871824

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When Lewis was 51 years old and long established at Magdalen College, Oxford, he wrote the first of this collection of letters to an American widow. She was described as a "very charming, gracious, southern aristocratic lady who loved to talk and speak well". In them are his antipathy to journalism, advertising, snobbery, psychoanalysis, and the petty practices that sap freedoms. They identify events in his life after 1950 including his marriage to Joy Davidman and her death three years later.

Memoirs of an American Lady

Memoirs of an American Lady
Author: Anne MacVicar Grant
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1808
Genre: Albany (N.Y.)
ISBN: NYPL:33433081794095

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The American Lady

The American Lady
Author: Charles BUTLER (of Philadelphia.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1849
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: BL:A0017895819

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The Art of Pleasing Or The American Lady and Gentleman s Book of Etiquette

The Art of Pleasing  Or The American Lady and Gentleman s Book of Etiquette
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1853
Genre: Etiquette
ISBN: OSU:32435067004382

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The American Lady s Preceptor a Compilation of Observations Essays and Poetical Effusions Designed to Direct the Female Mind in a Course of Pleasing and Instructive Reading

The American Lady s Preceptor  a Compilation of Observations  Essays and Poetical Effusions Designed to Direct the Female Mind in a Course of Pleasing and Instructive Reading
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1816
Genre: Electronic books
ISBN: UGA:32108010341686

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The American Lady s and Gentleman s Modern Letter Writer Relative to Business Duty Love and Marriage

The American Lady s and Gentleman s Modern Letter Writer  Relative to Business  Duty  Love  and Marriage
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1847
Genre: Etiquette
ISBN: PRNC:32101063603052

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The ladies' hand-book of letter-writing containing original letters relative to business duty, friendship, love and marriage, written in a modern style, and adapted to all subjects of general correspondence. The gentlemen's hand-book of letter-writing containing original letters relative to business duty, friendship, love and marriage, written in a modern style, and adapted to all subjects of general correspondence.

American Lady s System of Cookery

American Lady s System of Cookery
Author: Mrs. T. J. Crowen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 460
Release: 1860
Genre: Cooking, American
ISBN: WISC:89043724012

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The American Ladies and Gentleman s Manual of Elegance Fashion and True Politeness

The American Ladies and Gentleman s Manual of Elegance  Fashion  and True Politeness
Author: Charles William Day
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 154
Release: 1849
Genre: Etiquette
ISBN: UCD:31175031568887

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Hello American Lady Creature

Hello  American Lady Creature
Author: Lisa L. Kirchner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2014-05-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 098869686X

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"Lisa Kirchner was 35 when she married the man of her dreams. They moved to Qatar for one last adventure before starting a family, but things quickly derailed. Her job brought unanticipated challenges. Then she learned she'd never have children. At least they had each other... If only the story ended there. With powerful and frank insight, the author describes what it was like to lose everything in a land that was utterly foreign. At the heart of this narrative is a magical place and time in history--Qatar at the turn of the 21st century--that shaped her own radical transformation. It's the author's first book."--

Lady Editor

Lady Editor
Author: Melanie Kirkpatrick
Publsiher: Encounter Books
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2021-08-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781641771795

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For half a century Sarah Josepha Hale was the most influential woman in America. As editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, Hale was the leading cultural arbiter for the growing nation. Women (and many men) turned to her for advice on what to read, what to cook, how to behave, and—most important—what to think. Twenty years before the declaration of women’s rights in Seneca Falls, NY, Sarah Josepha Hale used her powerful pen to promote women’s right to an education, to work, and to manage their own money. There is hardly an aspect of nineteenth-century culture in which Hale did not figure prominently as a pathbreaker. She was one of the first editors to promote American authors writing on American themes. Her stamp of approval advanced the reputations of Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. She wrote the first antislavery novel, compiled the first women’s history book, and penned the most recognizable verse in the English language, “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Americans’ favorite holiday—Thanksgiving—wouldn’t exist without Hale. Re-imagining the New England festival as a patriotic national holiday, she conducted a decades-long campaign to make it happen. Abraham Lincoln took up her suggestion in 1863 and proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving. Most of the women’s equity issues that Hale championed have been achieved, or nearly so. But women’s roles in the “domestic sphere” are arguably less valued today than in Hale’s era. Her beliefs about women’s obligations to family, moral leadership, and principal role in raising children continue to have relevance at a time when many American women think feminism has failed them. We could benefit from re-examining her arguments to honor women’s special roles and responsibilities. Lady Editor re-creates the life of a major nineteenth-century woman, whose career as a writer, editor, and early feminist encompassed ideas central to American history.

Accidental Office Lady

Accidental Office Lady
Author: Laura Kriska
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-12-20
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781462900145

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A young woman with a new degree in Japanese studies and plenty of youthful idealism and can-do spirit accepts a job as the first American trainee at Honda's headquarters in Tokyo. Her image of Japanese corporate life is dramatically challenged on her first day at work when she is issued a blue polyester uniform—a uniform worn only by women! From menial beginnings serving tea to executives and cleaning the boss's desk, to a stint in public relations, to developing training classes for Japanese associates going to America, Laura Kriska recounts her struggle to adapt to—and ultimately thrive in—the culture of a traditional Japanese company. Shortly before her departure, she travels full circle by introducing a successful campaign to make women's uniforms optional. Now with a new foreword by the author, The Accidental Office Lady is a vivid and valuable firsthand account not only of corporate Japan and the gender inequality that persists within it, but of an outsider's successful attempt to work within cultural boundaries to affect organizational change.

Our American Friend

Our American Friend
Author: Anna Pitoniak
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-02-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781982158811

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“Like Emily in Paris meets Scandal.” —The New York Times A mysterious first lady. The intrepid journalist writing her biography. And the secret that could destroy them both. Tired of covering the grating dysfunction of Washington and the increasingly outrageous antics of President Henry Caine, White House correspondent Sofie Morse quits her job and plans to leave politics behind. But when she gets a call from the office of First Lady Lara Caine, asking Sofie to come in for a private meeting with Lara, her curiosity is piqued. Sofie, like the rest of the world, knows little about Lara—only that Lara was born in Soviet Russia, raised in Paris, and worked as a model before moving to America and marrying the notoriously brash future president. When Lara asks Sofie to write her official biography, and to finally fill in the gaps of her history, Sofie’s curiosity gets the better of her. She begins to spend more and more time in the White House, slowly developing a bond with Lara—and eventually a deep and surprising friendship with her. Even more surprising to Sofie is the fact that Lara is entirely candid about her mysterious past. The First Lady doesn’t hesitate to speak about her beloved father’s work as an undercover KGB officer in Paris—and how he wasn’t the only person in her family working undercover during the Cold War. As Lara’s story unfolds, Sofie can’t help but wonder why Lara is rehashing such sensitive information. Why to her? And why now? Suddenly Sofie is in the middle of a game of cat and mouse that could have explosive ramifications. For fans of The Secrets We Kept and American Wife, Our American Friend is a propulsive Cold War-era spy thriller crossed with a fictional biography of a First Lady. Spanning from the 1970s to the present day, traveling from Moscow and Paris to Washington and New York, Anna Pitoniak’s novel is a gripping page-turner—and a devastating love story—about power and complicity and how sometimes, the fate of the world is in the hands of the people you’d never expect.

Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portuguese American Stories

Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portuguese American Stories
Author: Katherine Vaz
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2008-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780803217904

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The stories in this prize-winning collection evoke a complete world, one so richly imagined and finely realized that the stories themselves are not so much read as experienced. The world of these stories is Portuguese-American, redolent of incense and spices, resonant with ritual and prayer, immersed in the California culture of freeway and commerce. Packed with lyrical prose and vivid detail, acclaimed writer Katherine Vaz conjures a captivating blend of Old World heritage and New World culture to explore the links between families, friends, strangers, and their world. ø From the threat of a serial killer as the background for a young girl?s first brush with death to the fallout of a modern-day visitation from the Virgin Mary; from an AIDS-stricken squatter refusing to vacate an empty Lisbon home to a mother?s yearlong struggle with the death of her synesthetic daughter, these deft stories make their world ours.