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War in Space  War in Space
by James Canan
Edition: Paperback
ASIN: 042506848X

Condition: Good
Comments: Good. 1984. Ships 1st class.

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Law Among Nations  Law Among Nations
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Edition: Hardcover
ASIN: 0024231703

Condition: Acceptable
Comments: Fair. BK:Fair/DJ:No DJ. 5th Edition. Highlighting throughout book. 1992.

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A Woman Named Jackie  A Woman Named Jackie
by C. David Heymann
Edition: Paperback
ASIN: 0451165675

Condition: Good
Comments: Good. June 1990.

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A Good Read, but be prepared for the ugly truth...
...that JFK's Presidency and marriage to Jackie were not romantic fairytales. Heymann has done an impressive amount of interviews and research, and while some readers may argue with his interpretation of certain events, there's no doubt that he's done his homework. This book follows Jackie from her surprisingly unhappy childhood, which was marked by an ugly divorce between her dashing yet womanizing and big-spending father and her uptight, social-climbing and rather cold mother. Jackie was a definite daddy's girl - she adored her father and never seemed to care too much for her mother or the second man she married, wealthy stockbroker Hugh Auchincloss. Thereafter comes the familiar story - she grows into a beautiful and sophisticated young woman (who emphasizes her father's French ancestry and ignores her mother's Irish heritage), attends the best women's private schools in the US and France, becomes engaged to a nice yet boring young stockbroker; but then breaks off the engagement when she begins dating a sexy and exciting US Senator who just happens to come from a wealthy family - John F. Kennedy. Then comes the high-society wedding, the rocky marriage (made so by Jack's constant cheating and Jackie's aloofness from her in-laws), her glamorous tour as First Lady, the assassination, and finally her controversial marriage to the crude yet wealthy Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Although Heymann tries to be objective and fair to his subject, the book does seem to emphasize the flaws and dark sides of Jack and Jackie. Some readers who have a romantic view of Jackie may not want to read this book, as it will definitely destroy your romantic view of her. Yet while she had her flaws, there's no denying her now-legendary poise during her husband's funeral or her outstanding role in raising her two children to be good citizens and good people. Overall, this is an engrossing warts-and-all biography of one of the most famous women of the twentieth century.
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Much, much better than I had expected
As a British reader born after the 1960s I did not really know that much about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. A friend gave me this book and I began to read it out of a sense of duty. By the end of the first chapter I was hooked! I thought this was an exceptionally well written and researched biography that gives a very balanced view of a fascinating personality and period. The background to the Onassis wedding and the sections on JFK are especially good. It has left me wanting to read more about America in the 60s.
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Fascinating!
This gives you everything you've ever wanted to know about Jackie Onasis. It also mentions on the first page that Jackie's mother's family were "lace curtain Irish." Many people mistakenly believe that Jackie was all French, but she was actually half French. Her mother's family emigrated from Cork, Ireland, and her grandfather had a rags to riches story. That wealth is the main reason that Jack Bouvier married Jackie's mother, Janet Lee. The whole book is exciting, and I would recommend it to anyone.
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Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype... Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype...
by Ph.D. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Edition: Paperback
ASIN: 0345396812

Condition: Good
Comments: Good. 1995.

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Go,run with the wolves now, your soul will find a new song.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes searched out the scorched and fragmented land of our psyches. She brought back the lost parts which would make us whole. This book will make you dream, and I mean dream! Men, women, gay, lesbian, married/single read then re-read this book. It's an oracle, a history/her-story book, and a manual for inter-personal relationship, among other things. Ms. Estes successfully wrote down the bones. The soul's infra-structure is found in this book. This book is a defragmentation device for your psyche. Each person I give this book to, starts to change--immediately. They spark up a new dialogue. Something wonderful and authentic happens all at once--and they grow. Join me in the inner adventure and trust that there is something wonderful inside of you waiting to be re-cog-nized and re-mem-bered. Clarissa will guide you as storyteller, cantadora, into the archetypes, and your soul may learn a new song. Mine did.
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Share with Your Daughters
I first read "Women Who Run With the Wolves" when I was a teenager. I was struck deeply by all of the stories. At the time, the stories that stood out the most in my mind were Bluebeard, Skeleton Woman, and Sealskin, Soulskin. They lived on, in my mind, as I grew, and I never forgot the messages I learned from the stories. That was an incredible influence on my life. The stories and Clarissa Pinkola Estes' descriptions were the wise women I needed to guide me away from allowing myself to be destructed and instead choosing to be aware. I highly recommend sharing this book with your teenage daughters, and talking with them about the messages. In addition this book helped me to view all the stories that I had enjoyed as a child as commentary on my survival (from sexual abuse).

Now, ten years later, I pick the book up again, just as I have periodically throughout my life. Usually I would just re-read the stories, and not the analysis (I would make my own connections and understandings), but now I want to read the analysis again from my adult perspective. On the verge of motherhood I am longing for the voices of wise women to walk with me into the next phase of my life.

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Necessary Background Work
If you are researching Latino/a storytelling, this is the book for you. It is a wonderful outline of women figures in storytelling in general, and the outlook the author lends to Latino/a issues is invaluable.

Estes describes some of the spirituality that goes hand in hand with mythology. This is a strongly feminist text. Much of the work has a Goddess sort of touch to it - it explores the maiden, mother, and crone.

 
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