Biographies of Inspiring Women
The Spiritual Lessons of Mother Theresa by Dr Lou Tartaglia

The Spiritual Lessons of Mother Theresa by Dr Lou Tartaglia

Thirsting for God: The Spiritual Lessons of Mother Teresa is a rare and precious glimpse into Mother Teresa 's private thoughts, and spiritual insights. This is a practical blueprint for creating a life of deeply authentic spirituality, according to her example.

Anita! The Woman Behind The Body Shop by Jules Older

Anita! The Woman Behind The Body Shop by Jules Older

This jaunty authorized biography, copiously illustrated with bright color illustrations, explores the early years of the famous Anita Roddick, internationally respected business woman. Bonus features include Anita's personal health and beauty tips throughout the book, snapshots from her photo album, and a special section featuring things we all can do for the world.

The Diary of Frida Kahlo by Frida Kahlo

The Diary of Frida Kahlo by Frida Kahlo

Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1919- 1954) kept this haunting journal during the last decade of her life. This facsimile edition reproduces her handwritten, colored-ink entries and accompanying self-portraits, sketches, doodles and paintings, which fuse surrealism, pre-Columbian gods and myths, biomorphic forms, animal-human hybrids, archetypal symbols.

Oprah Winfrey by Helen S. Garson

Oprah Winfrey by Helen S. Garson

The name and the face of Oprah Winfrey are instantly recognizable to probably every person in America. To millions of people around the world, Oprah is the embodiment of American spirit and entrepreneurial success; a rags to riches story come to life.

Sister Girl by Jackie Huggins

Sister Girl by Jackie Huggins

The articles in this unique collection represent a decade of writing by Aboriginal historian and activist Jackie Huggins. These essays and interviews combine both the public and the personal in a bold trajectory tracing one Murri woman's journey towards self-discovery and human understanding.

My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Miles Franklin began the candid, passionate, and contrary My Brilliant Career when she was only sixteen, intending it to be the Australian answer to Jane Eyre. But the book she produced—a thinly veiled autobiographical novel about a young girl hungering for life and love in the outback—so scandalized her country upon its appearance in 1901 that she insisted it not be published again until ten years after her death.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a woman’s quest for freedom. This updated edition features a new introduction discussing the novel’s political and magical dimensions.

Indira Nehru Gandhi by Katherine Frank

Indira Nehru Gandhi by Katherine Frank

Katherine Frank has written an exemplary popular biography of the powerful, controversial prime minister who indelibly shaped the world's largest democracy. We see an intelligent, strong-minded woman coming of age in a turbulent time marked by her relatives' frequent stays in prison as India struggled for freedom from Great Britain. This sympathetic but unsparing portrait makes it clear that Gandhi was a flawed leader but evinces compassion for a woman striving with a difficult personal and political legacy

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Catherine The Great by Henri Troyat

Catherine The Great by Henri Troyat

Excellent life of this enlightened despot, who married the heir to the Russian imperial throne, overthrew him in a coup d'etat, and ruled his empire with savage benevolence for over 30 years, dying in 1794. She befriended Diderot and Voltaire, entertained many lovers, and tried to modernize a vast, slow, serf-filled state.

Chanel and Her World by Edmonds Charles-Roux

Chanel and Her World by Edmonds Charles-Roux

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (1883-1971) is a fashion icon unlike any other. She invented modern clothing for women: at the height of the Belle Époque, she stripped women of their corsets and feathers, bobbed their hair, put them in bathing suits, and sent them out to get tanned in the sun. She introduced slacks, costume jewelry, and the exquisitely comfortable suit. She made the first couture perfume-No. 5-which remains the most popular scent ever created.

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