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The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship
by Marilyn Yalom
From historian and acclaimed feminist author of How the French Invented Love and A History of the Wife comes this rich, multifaceted history of the evolution of female friendship. In today’s culture, the bonds of female friendship are taken as a given. But only a few centuries ago, the idea of female friendship was completely...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; History
A History Of The Wife
by Marilyn Yalom
How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a novelty in the Middle Ages, become a prerequisite for marriage today? And, if the original purpose of marriage was procreation, what exactly is the purpose of marriage...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; History; Women's Studies
Birth of the Chess Queen: A History
by Marilyn Yalom
Everyone knows that the queen is the most dominant piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. It wasn't until chess became a popular pastime for European royals during the Middle Ages that the queen was born and was gradually empowered to become the king's fierce warrior and protector....
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Categories: All Humor; All Nonfiction; History; Women's Studies
The American Resting Place: 400 Years of History Through Our Cemeteries and Burial Grounds
by Marilyn Yalom
A sweeping history of America as seen through its gravestones, graveyards, and burial practices, stunningly illustrated with eighty black-and-white photographs Cemeteries and burial grounds, as illuminated by an acclaimed cultural historian, are unique windows onto our religious, ethnic, and deeply human history as Americans. The...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History; Social Sciences
How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance
by Marilyn Yalom
“Absolutely marvelous…lively and learned….Marilyn Yalom’s book is a distinguished contribution to our experience of a great literature, as well as an endearing memoir.” —Diane Johnson, author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce “[An] enchanting tour of French literature—from Abelard and Heloise in the 12th century...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; History
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