The American Lady
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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.
The American Lady's and Gentleman's Modern Letter Writer, Relative to Business, Duty, Love, and Marriage
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.
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.”
Dan Knight returned to the civilian world after a stint in the Navy following high school. with a one dollar car and hope that he can catch up with his contemporaries, his world revolves around college and a job. But overnight, the world explodes and the Cold war goes flaming hot. Knight receives orders; returns to the service, immediately. the move is both salvation and sacrifice. Yeoman Knight finds himself contending with a green crew, spies, submarines and orphans while dodging bunkmates with seasickness. Knight is faced with the ultimate choice - follow his heart or uphold his oath.
Anne Grant's 1808 memoir of her stay in the Albany area during the 1760s is notable for its accurate description of colonial life and manners, as well as its discussion of Native Americans (their tribes, customs, conflicts); family matters (education, marriages, children); and political developments.
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.
Traces the tempestuous life of Winston Churchill's American-born mother, discussing her entry into British aristocracy, her accomplishments, and the controversy surrounding her uninhibited lifestyle.
In its first five years, American Literary History has produced an exciting body of work representing the full range of American literary critical practices at a time when no consensus in the field exists. This collection brings together the cream of this cutting-edge work, presenting seventeen of the most significant voices in the argument over literature's importance. Among the contributors and issues included in the anthology are Hertha D. Wong on Indian pictographs and the language of selfhood they inscribe, David Lionel Smith on the Black Arts Movement, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on the new pluralism, David Leverenz on the "representative man" and gender politics, Betsy Erkkila on Dickinson and class, and Ramï¿½n Saldivar on the literature of the border. A state of the art look at American literary criticism, this handy compendium will interest all scholars and students in the field, regardless of their familiarity with the journal.
The Female Review: Or, Memoirs of an American Young Lady (Deborah Sampson), Whose Life and Character are Peculiarly Distinguished, Being a Continental Soldier for Nearly Three Years, in the Late American War. ... With an Appendix. ... By a Citizen of Massachusetts [Herman Mann].