Description : In every area of society, some women stand out from the crowd. Wellington Boone calls them Kingmakers. They're the women that people remember. They're the women that people should listen to. They're the wives, mothers, teachers, and managers who helped others become what they are today. You don't see the mom behind a person who becomes great, but she's a Kingmaker, whether you see her or not. She's under-acknowledged and under-appreciated, but she's a Kingmaker just the same. A Kingmaker has the power of influence over another person's life and the ability from God to make that person great.Wellington Boone calls his wife Katheryn the Kingmaker who inspired his book Women Are Kingmakers! They have been married for 45 years. He honors his wife as his Kingmaker, but how does she rate him as a husband?Let's look back to an event in 1996 when Wellington Boone was a leading speaker for the explosive Christian men's organization called Promise Keepers that was filling football stadiums with enthusiastic men and a pastor developing leaders who were men and women of character.At a Promise Keepers event in Chicago that year, his topic was "Going All Out for Your Wife" and he was on a roll. Men cheered as he told them how to become more like Christ to their wives. Then he stopped and called his wife Katheryn to come from backstage. As the Windy City blew everything off his podium, he asked her to tell the men what she had said to him the night before at their hotel. Katheryn Boone had already been his wife for 23 years, so few things he did could surprise her, but this time 80,000 men were watching as she walked across the stage to respond to him. She said. "My husband came back to the hotel last night. I didn't come to the evening meeting so I didn't know anything that was going on and he asked me a question. He said, "Hon, how would you rate me, from one to ten?" He didn't prep me or anything. I really thought about this thing and I didn't answer him right away, I just want you to know, but I told him from one to ten, I rate him an eleven."They still have the same success teaching men and women truths that make marriages last!BISHOP BOONE has been a respected Christian ministry leader and pioneer in reconciliation for more than 45 years. From small churches to stadiums he has equipped men and women to be pastors and leaders through personal transformation by prayer, the Bible, Jesus Christ and His eternal principles, a daily lifestyle of holiness with the power of the Holy Spirit. His teachings are both spiritual and practical with a consciousness of living all of life with eternity in view. He is known for personally developing leaders with enduring Christ-like character. Recently he and his wife Katheryn began a new outreach to Germany, the country where they met in high school many years ago.As a motivational speaker known for biblical substance, he has taught and inspired more than a million people in live audiences. He is the founder of the Fellowship of International Churches and is respected by international Christian denominations and ministries of all kinds, including Promise Keepers, YWAM, MorningStar, and the Salvation Army. He has served on prestigious megachurch and national and international boards, including the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA), Regent University Board of Trustees, and March for Jesus U.S. (chairman of the board).A popular author for Doubleday, Broadman and Holman, and other publishers, his books include Your Wife Is Not Your Momma, A Man's Journey with God, Black Self-Genocide, Dare to Hope, Holy Ghost Is My Friend, Low Road to New Heights, Women Are Kingmakers! and Your Journey with God. Regent University houses the Wellington Boone Collection of four decades of his books, manuscripts, research, and multimedia. He is committed to developing leaders with Christ-like character everywhere. More resources at https: //wellingtonboone.com.
Description : In this New York Times bestseller that inspired the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, Philippa Gregory tells the tale of Anne Neville, a beautiful young woman who must navigate the treachery of the English court as her father, known as the Kingmaker, uses her and her sister as pawns in his political game. The Kingmaker’s Daughter—Philippa Gregory’s first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl—is the gripping tale of the daughters of the man known as the Kingmaker, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England. Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters, Anne and Isabel, as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right. At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Married at age fourteen, she is soon left widowed and fatherless, her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Anne manages her own escape by marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with the overwhelming power of the royal family.
Description : Based on archival sources that have not previously appeared in print, this history of the Wars of the Roses is told from the perspective of the women behind some of the key participants as the conflict between York and Lancaster ebbed and flowed. An examination of the six sisters of Warwick the Kingmaker who all married powerful noblemen fighting on opposite sides in the Wars of the Roses, this history serves also as an exploration of the role of these women in 15th century society. This is the first time that the Wars of the Roses have been studied from a feminine perspective.
Description : A brilliant narrative history tracing today’s troubles back to the grandiose imperial overreach of Great Britain and the United States. Kingmakers is the gripping story of how the modern Middle East came to be, as told through the lives of the Britons and Americans who shaped it. Some are famous (Lawrence of Arabia and Gertrude Bell); others infamous (Harry St. John Philby, father of Kim); some forgotten (Sir Mark Sykes, Israel’s godfather, and A. T. Wilson, the territorial creator of Iraq). All helped enthrone rulers in a region whose very name is an Anglo-American invention. The aim of this engrossing character-driven narrative is to restore to life the colorful figures who gave us the Middle East in which Americans are enmeshed today.
Description : Their vast empire was legendary-land holdings, film interests, untold wealth and the clout of Los Angeles' mightiest newspaper. But it wasn't enough for the Collingsworths. Now, the same restless passion for power that conquered California threatens to tear the family apart Thomas Collingsworth, the patriarch, stopped at nothing to build an empire from his humble origins until a specter from the past nearly destroyed it all. Hollis, his son, learned early that every man had his price and no price was too great if it would expand the family's power and crush its enemies. Deborah, the ravishing international star, shared Hollis' darkest secret and plotted her own revenge. Andrew, the grandson, was carefully groomed to lead the dynasty to the throne of national politics until an unknown assailant brought him down. And Peter Russell. His relentless search for the parents he never knew threatened to topple even the magnificent Collingsworths. Arelo Sederberg, a veteran newspaper writer and editor, is the author of six novels. He also spent six years as a public relations executive for Howard Hughes, and was sole spokesman for the reclusive billionaire at the time of Hughes death in 1976. Sederberg was a commentator and interviewer for the cable tv network FNN (now C-NBC). He lives near San Diego, and is working on another novel.
Description : Elizabeth Woodville, The White Queen(2009), Margaret Beaufort, The Red Queen(2010), and Jacquetta, Lady Rivers, The Rivers Woman(2011) are the subjects of the first three novels in Philippa Gregory's Cousins' War series, and of the three biographical essays in this book. Philippa Gregory and two historians, leading experts in their field who helped Philippa to research the novels, tell the extraordinary 'true' stories of the life of these women who until now have been largely forgotten by history, their background and times, highlighting questions which are raised in the fiction and illuminating the novels. With a foreword by Philippa Gregory - in which Philippa writes revealingly about the differences between history and fiction and examines the gaps in the historical record - and beautifully illustrated with rare portraits, The Women of the Cousins' Waris an exciting new addition to the Philippa Gregory oeuvre.
Description : For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Description : Before 1893 no woman anywhere in the world had the vote in a national election. A hundred years later almost all countries had enfranchised women, and it was a sign of backwardness not to have done so. This is the story of how this momentous change came about. The first genuinely global history of women and the vote, it takes the story of women in politics from the earliest times to the present day, revealing startling new connections across time and national boundaries - from Europe and North America to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Muslim world post-9/11. A story of individuals as well as of wider movements, it includes the often dramatic life-stories of women's suffrage pioneers from across the world, painting vivid biographical portraits of everyone from Susan B. Anthony and the Pankhursts to hitherto lesser-known activists in China, Latin America, and Africa. It is also the first major post-feminist history of women's struggle for the vote. Controversially, Jad Adams rejects the widely accepted idea that success was primarily a result of the pressure group politics of the suffragists and their supporters. Ultimately, he argues, it was nationalism, not feminism, that was the most important factor in winning women the vote.