Seven Women

Seven Men

Seven Men

A beautiful gift edition of this instant classic exclusively for graduates, with a special letter from Eric Metaxas to those entering the next phase of life’s journey. What makes a great man great? In Seven Men, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas explores that most important of questions in through the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. How did George Washington resist the temptation to become the first king of America, and why did William Wilberforce give up the chance to be prime minister of England? What made Eric Liddell cast aside an almost certain Olympic gold medal? What enabled Jackie Robinson to surrender his right to fight back against racists, or Dietrich Bonhoeffer to jeopardize his freedom and safety to defy the Nazis? In this stirring and inspiring work, Eric Metaxas reclaims a long-lost sense of the heroic--the idea that certain lives are worthy of emulation. Get to know the seven men in this book, and your life will be immeasurably richer.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Eric Metaxas
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2016-04-12
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780718087845


The Accidental Captives

The Accidental Captives

In April 1941, a passenger ship was attacked and sunk by Nazi Germans. This is the story of seven Canadian women survivors detained in Germany. In April 1941, seven Canadian women became prisoners of war while on a voyage from New York City to Cape Town. Their aging Egyptian liner, the Zamzam, was sunk off the coast of South Africa by the German raider Atlantis. The passengers were transferred to a prison ship and eventually put ashore in Nazi-occupied France. As "non-aliens," all 140 Americans were released after five weeks in captivity, and with the help of theLifephotographer in their midst,the news of their narrow escape became an overnight sensation. The hapless Canadians were taken to Bordeaux and became part of a group of 28 women and children interned in various German detention camps. By a stroke of luck, the Canadians eventually received permission to travel to Berlin where they were left to fend for themselves and adapt to life among "the enemy." As prisoners-at-large, they established contacts with American journalists and diplomats, an elderly Jewish professor, and even with Nazi propagandist P.G. Wodehouse. Finally, in June 1942, an exchange was arranged and the Canadians were able to board a special diplomatic Freedom Train bound for Lisbon, and from there they got back across the Atlantic to New York and new-found freedom.

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Genre : History
Author : Carolyn Gossage
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2012-03-17
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781459704169


Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833. Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong. To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film. This account of Wilberforce's life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Eric Metaxas
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 0061863386


Identity Unknown

Identity Unknown

An award-winning writer rescues seven first-rate twentieth-century women artists from oblivion--their lives fascinating, their artwork a revelation. Who hasn't wondered where-aside from Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo-all the women artists are? In many art books, they've been marginalized with cold efficiency, summarily dismissed in the captions of group photographs with the phrase "identity unknown" while each male is named. Donna Seaman brings to dazzling life seven of these forgotten artists, among the best of their day: Gertrude Abercrombie, with her dark, surreal paintings and friendships with Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins; Bay Area self-portraitist Joan Brown; Ree Morton, with her witty, oddly beautiful constructions; Loïs Mailou Jones of the Harlem Renaissance; Lenore Tawney, who combined weaving and sculpture when art and craft were considered mutually exclusive; Christina Ramberg, whose unsettling works drew on pop culture and advertising; and Louise Nevelson, an art-world superstar in her heyday but omitted from recent surveys of her era. These women fought to be treated the same as male artists, to be judged by their work, not their gender or appearance. In brilliant, compassionate prose, Seaman reveals what drove them, how they worked, and how they were perceived by others in a world where women were subjects-not makers-of art. Featuring stunning examples of the artists' work, Identity Unknown speaks to all women about their neglected place in history and the challenges they face to be taken as seriously as men no matter what their chosen field-and to all men interested in women's lives.

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Genre : Art
Author : Donna Seaman
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2017-02-14
Total Pages : 480 Pages
ISBN : 9781620407608


The Seven Necessary Sins For Women And Girls

The Seven Necessary Sins For Women And Girls

Seizing upon the energy of the #MeToo movement, feminist activist Eltahawy delivers a bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto that shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they've been trained to avoid.

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Genre : SOCIAL SCIENCE
Author : Mona Eltahawy
Publisher :
Release : 2019
Total Pages : 202 Pages
ISBN : 9780807013816


Seven Daughters Of Eve

Seven Daughters Of Eve

Describes how a scientist linked the DNA found in a five-thousand-year-old man to modern-day relatives and explains how all modern individuals can trace their genetic makeup back to prehistoric times to seven primeval women.

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Genre : Science
Author : Bryan Sykes
Publisher : Turtleback Books
Release : 2002-05-01
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1417625929


Seven Women Great Painters

Seven Women Great Painters

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Genre : Painters
Author : Winthrop Neilson
Publisher :
Release : 1968
Total Pages : 178 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015006343654


Seven Women Against The World

Seven Women Against The World

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Genre : Revolutionaries
Author : Margaret Leland Goldsmith
Publisher :
Release : 1935
Total Pages : 236 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105080597854


Seven Women

Seven Women

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Genre : Cottage industries
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 2015
Total Pages : 25 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:953412561


Seven Women And The Cuban Revolution

Seven Women And The Cuban Revolution

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Genre : Cuba
Author : Marjorie Moore
Publisher : Lugus Publications
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 137 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021006528