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Abstracts in Texas contract archeology, 1987 (Department of Archeological Planning and Review abstracts in Texas contract archeology) Unknown Binding – 1991


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  • Series: Department of Archeological Planning and Review abstracts in Texas contract archeology
  • Unknown Binding: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Texas Historical Commission (1991)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006DHYKA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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From Publishers Weekly

Biography of the pivotal and occasionally controversial feminist and co-founder of Ms. magazine.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Library Journal

Heilbrun, the accomplished literary scholar (Writing a Woman's Life, LJ 10/15/88) and mystery author under the nom de plume Amanda Cross, offers her interpretation of a complex and admirable subject, feminist avatar Gloria Steinem. Unhappily, the result is disappointing, in part because it seems premature with Steinem only 60 and still active in the women's movement. But the book suffers from more serious imperfections as well. Though Heilbrun discusses at length Steinem's relationship with her mother, she neglects connections with Steinem's father and her sister. A large share of the book treats Steinem's numerous celebrity liaisons; while legitimate in a posthumous examination, such discussion is inescapably tawdry when the subject is still living. Finally and most puzzling, the writing lacks polish. Long quotations are awkwardly integrated, and some sentences require rereading. The definitive work is still to be written, but this one will nevertheless attract a large audience.
-?Cynthia Harrison, Federal Judicial Ctr., Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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I found it to be incredibly interesting, informative, well-researched, and enjoyable to read.
Emily
Not one to toot her own horn, Ms. Steinem will be remembered for her good works and the selflessness she showed to others in order to improve their lives.
cathair
Educated at Smith College, Steinem had one the more prestigious foundations available which served her well in a career she never saw coming.
Karen Kee

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Brink VINE VOICE on October 27, 2011
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I love reading everything I can find on Gloria Steinem but found myself wishing she had written this herself.
The information is detailed and interesting for sure. I appreciated all the research the author did about the subjects life including not only her career but her struggles with her unstable mother and mostly absent father as well as Steinem's feelings about this over her lifetime.
But I got very tired of the almost obsessive way the author discussed Steinem's great appeal to men over and over and over again.
I understand that another woman less attractive to the masses may have never gotten as far as Steinem and I honestly believe that is true, however, the author's constantly repeating the fact that she was attractive to men says much more about the author's perspective than it does about her amazing, brilliant and courageous subject.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 27, 1998
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I have admired Gloria Steinem since I came to this country in the 70's to go to college. She has had to make some tough choices in her life and I respect her greatly for the path she took. I particularly liked to read about her early years, her childhood and family, prior to the more public New York life of the sophisticated writer and feminist persona she became. After reading this book, I feel that I understand much better where her strong motivation came from. The author deserves much praise for this biography.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Emily on July 10, 2003
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I read this book nonstop while on a lengthy car trip. I found it to be incredibly interesting, informative, well-researched, and enjoyable to read. If you've ever wondered how Gloria Steinem got to be the icon that she is, this book explains it all. Whether you are researching Steinem or just looking for an interesting non-fiction, this book is for you!!
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By Karen Kee on October 17, 2013
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Carolyn Heilbrun is a highly respected author spanning many different thoughts and ideas. She has presented us with an better understanding not only of woman's issues, but Christopher Isherwood for example. If you don't know or do know who Christopher Isherwood is, read he biography of him. Gloria Steinem is a complex thinker who manages to deliver the perfect phrasing of an answer, concept, or formerly a simple idea. Educated at Smith College, Steinem had one the more prestigious foundations available which served her well in a career she never saw coming. Read this book and you will see observations not found elsewhere. Carolyn Heilbrun puts flesh on the bones of knowledge we think we have about Gloria Steinem. You can then re-read Gloria Steinem's autobiography books with a more informed understand of this very very interesting woman. Then you can start reading the Heilbrun books all of whom will never disappoint. But first, before reading her books, know a little more about this fascinating author, Carolyn Heilbrun. You will then appreciate the loss felt by Carolynn's death in 2003.
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