Remember The Ladies, by Angela P. Dodson, explores the many obstacles encountered on the rough road to suffrage and also places the movement in the context of the other social and political upheavals unfolding during the decades. Dodson recounts how women hoped in vain that their considerable contributions to the war efforts during the Civil War and World War I would gain them the support they needed to win the vote. She looks at schisms within the movement that sometimes set back the cause, including the ideological conflict that arose between abolitionist and women’s rights factions when black men who had been slaves gained the right to vote but women, both white and black, did not. Resentment only grew when a wave of uneducated immigrant men had the right to vote as naturalized citizens, while educated, native-born women did not. A new approach, shifting the efforts to gain the vote to a federal rather than merely a state level would be a key development.
REMEMBER THE LADIES: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box
Angela P. Dodson, Center Street/May 2017/$26.00
With a combination of practical advice and warmly helpful personal insights, The Broken Heart Toolkit sets out a step-by-step guide to building a long-term, self-help program like no other in this field. With so many self-help books on the market promising to “mend” a broken heart, it’s difficult to know where to turn. The Broken Heart Toolkit makes no such promise. There is no quick-fix solution to mend anything. If only it were that easy! Award-nominated journalist Paul Thorn brings his considerable personal experience of loss, self-hating, self-examination, and self-helping to The Broken Heart Toolkit. It presents a set of practical tools and a method to address how to get from one to the other in a proactive way.
The Broken Heart Toolkit
ISBN-10: 154312710X ISBN-13: 978-1543127102
Sweeping in scope and intimate in tone, Hofler’s biography explores Dunne’s closeted (for most of his life) sexual identity and his many relationships and affairs, including his 40-year partnership with the artist Norman Carby. The book also documents Dunne’s rise and fall as a TV and film producer and his reinvention as a bestselling novelist, TV show host, and Vanity Fair journalist covering the lives—and crimes—of the rich and powerful, including the trials of O.J. Simpson and the Menendez Brothers. Hofler also shares the details of Dunne’s close friendships with (and suppressed scandals about) Elizabeth Taylor and other celebrities, as well as Dunne’s intense rivalry with his brother and sister-in-law, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion, which became even more painful after the murder of Dominick's daughter, Dominique.
Money, Murder and Dominick Dunne
c.2017, University of Wisconsin Press, 352 pages