The Corset


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Author by Valerie Steele
Genre Book Art
Read Book 199 Pages
ISBN-10 9780300099539
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Description: The corset is probably the most controversial garment in the history of fashion. Although regarded as an essential element of fashionable dress from the Renaissance into the twentieth century, the corset was also frequently condemned as an instrument of torture and the cause of ill health. Why did women continue to don steel and whalebone corsets for four hundred years? And why did they finally stop? This book offers fascinating and often surprising answers to these questions. Valerie Steele, one of the world’s most respected fashion historians, explores the cultural history of the corset, demolishing myths about this notorious garment and revealing new information and perspectives on its changing significance over the centuries. Whereas most historians have framed the history of the corset in terms of oppression vs. liberation and fashion vs. health and comfort, Steele contends that women’s experiences of corsetry varied considerably and cannot be fully understood within these narrow frames. Drawing on extensive research in textual, visual, and materials sources, the author disproves the beliefs that the corset was dangerously unhealthy and was designed primarily for the oppression of women. Women persisted in wearing corsets - despite powerful male authorities trying to dissuade them - because corsetry had positive connotations of social status, self-discipline, youth, and beauty. In the twentieth century the garment itself fell out of fashion but, Steele points out, it has become internalized as women replace the boned corset with diet, exercise, and plastic surgery.

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Fletcher Steele Landscape Architect


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Author by Robin S. Karson
Genre Book Architecture
Read Book 321 Pages
ISBN-10 1558494138
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Description: Using Steele's papers housed at the Library of Congress and the F. Franklin Moon Library to access correspondence, project documents, notebooks, photographs, diaries, interviews, and conversations, the author explores where Steele's ideas come from and how they figured in history.

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Fort Steele


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Author by Naomi Miller
Genre Book History
Read Book 240 Pages
ISBN-10 1894384385
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Description: Fort Steele began in 1864 as the site of John Galbraith's ferry, which transported eager gold seekers across the Kootenay River to nearby Wild Horse Creek. Major Sam Steele's "D" Division of the North West Mounted Police built Kootenay Post here in 1887 and helped alleviate tensions between white settlers and the Native Ktunaxa people. With all disputes settled peacefully and Steele recalled to Alberta to take on a new challenge, the appreciative residents renamed the town in 1888 to honour the highly regarded Mountie. As more settlers came, trails became roads. In summer, riverboats ran north and south to link with railways. Government offices made Fort Steele the administrative centre for East Kootenay. A bustling business community developed, and a newspaper was born. A school, three churches, an Opera House, and a hospital soon followed. Fort Steele boomed until the BC Southern Railway bypassed it. Naomi Miller, a local resident and interpreter at Fort Steele Heritage Town, provides many insights into the lives of the citizens of the town and district.

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Henry Steele Commager


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Author by Neil Jumonville
Genre Book Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 384 Pages
ISBN-10 9780807861097
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Description: Historian Henry Steele Commager (1902-1998) was one of the leading American intellectuals of the mid-twentieth century. Author or editor of more than forty books, he taught for decades at New York University, Columbia University, and Amherst College and was a pioneer in the field of American studies. But Commager's work was by no means confined to the halls of the university: a popular essayist, lecturer, and political commentator, he earned a reputation as an activist for liberal causes and waged public campaigns against McCarthyism in the 1950s and the Vietnam War in the 1960s. As few have been able to do in the past half-century, Commager united the two worlds of scholarship and public intellectual activity. Through Commager's life and legacy, Neil Jumonville explores a number of questions central to the intellectual history of postwar America. After considering whether Commager and his associates were really the conservative and conformist group that critics have assumed them to be, Jumonville offers a reevaluation of the liberalism of the period. Finally, he uses Commager's example to ask whether intellectual life is truly compatible with scholarly life.

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Addison And Steele Are Dead


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Author by Brian McCrea
Genre Book Literary Collections
Read Book 276 Pages
ISBN-10 0874133661
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Selina Mae Steele


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Author by Sylvia Marri Stone
Genre Book
Read Book 292 Pages
ISBN-10 9780977171101
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Description: Sylvia Marri Stone, an Asian international competitive bodybuilder herself wrote this book about the life of a female bodybuilder. The life story started from the bodybuilder?s childhood until after the bodybuilder stopped competing. Though Selina Mae Steele, her life story and all the characters in this book are purely fictitious, they may sound real as each page is read and turned. This book aims to reveal undisclosed facts found in life, be it pertaining to relationships, sports politics, spirits, faith, history, things that people just do and many more. Sylvia Marri Stone, a Catholic and a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration was a natural lover of music, arts and sports. Her faith in The Almighty never failed her. Writing and making friends had always been her hobby since she was a little girl. She was constantly adventurous and inquisitive because she believed in the learning power of man. Discover how far her imagination took her in Selina Mae Steele?s life.

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Sam Steele


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Author by Rod Macleod
Genre Book Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 320 Pages
ISBN-10 9781772124330
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Description: Sam Steele, “the man who tamed the Gold Rush,” had a high-profile public career, yet his private life has been closely protected. Sam Steele: A Biography follows Steele’s rise from farm boy in backwoods Ontario to the much-lauded Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele. Drawing on the vast Steele archive at the University of Alberta, this comprehensive biography vividly recounts some of the most significant events of the first fifty years of Canadian Confederation—including the founding of the North-West Mounted Police, the opening of the North through the Klondike, and Canada’s participation in the South African War—from the perspective of a policeman who became a military leader. Impeccably researched and accessibly written, Sam Steele is perfect for anyone interested in Canada’s early decades.

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Bob Steele On The Radio


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Author by Paul Hensler
Genre Book Performing Arts
Read Book 196 Pages
ISBN-10 9781476679327
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Description:  For more than sixty years, Bob Steele was the radio voice of Southern New England, entertaining listeners of WTIC AM with his wit and humor and an inimitable style that kept listeners faithfully tuning in to his morning show. Capturing the nation's highest market share, the National Radio Hall of Fame inductee maintained an unparalleled popularity through the latter half of the twentieth century. This first ever biography of Bob Steele details both the home life and the award-winning broadcasting career of this Connecticut media legend, from his humble Midwestern roots to the pinnacle of radio fame. Steele and his "The Word for the Day" feature remain forever embedded in the memories of his many listeners.

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Forged In Steele


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Author by Maya Banks
Genre Book Fiction
Read Book 384 Pages
ISBN-10 9781101599983
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Description: The next heart pounding novel in the KGI series from Maya Banks, the New York Times bestselling author of Rush, Fever, and Burn, the Breathless trilogy. The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business. Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background. Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t… Steele, a KGI team leader, is an enigma not even his teammates understand. His emotions are tightly locked down and nothing can break that icy exterior. Nothing except Maren Scofield, a doctor on a mission, a woman who has gotten under Steele’s skin and threatens to crack that unflappable cool he’s legendary for. Steele is determined not to allow Maren past his carefully guarded defenses. But when she’s in danger, there’s no way he’ll allow anyone else to protect her. Maren’s hiding something. He’s sure of it. But he isn’t prepared for the shocking discovery her secrets reveal. Or how they will forever alter the course of his destiny. He has a decision to make. Hold tight and shut her out. Or take a chance on something more powerful than he’s ever faced: Love. From the Paperback edition.

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The Works Of Sir Richard Steele


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Author by Sir Richard Steele
Genre Book
Read Book 64 Pages
ISBN-10 OXFORD:N11660304
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