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Collins, Gail

Overview
Works: 46 works in 112 publications in 2 languages and 9,592 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Forecasts  Interviews 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Composer, Compiler, Director
Classifications: HQ1421, 305.4097309045
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Publications about Gail Collins
Publications by Gail Collins
Most widely held works about Gail Collins
 
Most widely held works by Gail Collins
When everything changed : the amazing journey of American women from 1960 to the present by Gail Collins( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,705 libraries worldwide
Tells how American women got from there to here, in politics, fashion, economics, sex, families and work in the past five decades
America's women : four hundred years of dolls, drudges, helpmates, and heroines by Gail Collins( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 2,538 libraries worldwide
America's Women tells the story of more than four centuries of history. It features a stunning array of personalities, from the women peering worriedly over the side of the Mayflower to feminists having a grand old time protesting beauty pageants and bridal fairs. Courageous, silly, funny, and heartbreaking, these women shaped the nation and our vision of what it means to be female in America. By culling the most fascinating characters, the average as well as the celebrated, Gail Collins, the editorial page editor at the New York Times, charts a journey that shows how women lived, what they cared about, and how they felt about marriage, sex, and work. She begins with the lost colony of Roanoke and the early southern tobacco brides who came looking for a husband and sometimes, thanks to the stupendously high mortality rate, wound up marrying their way through three or four. Spanning wars, the pioneering days, the fight for suffrage, the Depression, the era of Rosie the Riveter, the civil rights movement, and the feminist rebellion of the 1970s, America's Women describes the way women's lives were altered by dress fashions, medical advances, rules of hygiene, social theories about sex and courtship, and the ever-changing attitudes toward education, work, and politics. While keeping her eye on the big picture, Collins still notes that corsets and uncomfortable shoes mattered a lot, too. "The history of American women is about the fight for freedom," Collins writes in her introduction, "but it's less a war against oppressive men than a struggle to straighten out the perpetually mixed message about women's roles that was accepted by almost everybody of both genders." Told chronologically through the compelling stories of individual lives that, linked together, provide a complete picture of the American woman's experience, America's Women is both a great read and a landmark work of history
As Texas goes-- : how the Lone Star State hijacked the American agenda by Gail Collins( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
The author explains how Texas politicians Bush, Cheney, Rove, & Perry created a conservative political agenda based on banking deregulation, lax environmental standards, draconian tax cuts, states rights, gun ownership, and sexual abstinence that is now sweeping the country and defining our national identity
Scorpion tongues : gossip, celebrity, and American politics by Gail Collins( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 835 libraries worldwide
Scorpion Tongues also shows how the public's fascination with the private lives of movie stars and other entertainers affected how they talked about celebrities with more serious job descriptions - including the tale of a popular magazine that began with a mandate to expose political scandals but quickly shifted to outing gay singers and debriefing prostitutes who serviced a beloved TV star
William Henry Harrison by Gail Collins( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 803 libraries worldwide
"The president who served the shortest term--just a single month--but whose victorious election campaign rewrote the rules for candidates seeking America's highest office"--Jacket
When everything changed the amazing journey of American women from 1960 to the present by Gail Collins( file )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 590 libraries worldwide
An enthralling blend of oral history and Gail Collins' keen research, this definitive look at 50 years of feminist progress shimmers with an amusing, down-to-earth liberal tone
As Texas goes-- [how the Lone Star State hijacked the American agenda] by Gail Collins( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
In one of the most timely political books in years, Gail Collins declares that "what happens in Texas doesn't stay in Texas anymore." Gail Collins's fascination with Texas began rather abruptly in that distant spring of 2009 when she heard Governor Rick Perry--back to the wall, boots to the ground--address a Tea Party rally full of passionate Texans who seemed to be interested in seceding from the Union
America's women [400 years of dolls, drudges, helpmates, and heroines] by Gail Collins( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the women who shaped the nation and our vision of what it means to be female in America
Restless spirits ( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Katie encounters two men at eerie Porter's Pond who tell her about their attempt to fly across the Atlantic. Katie realizes that the aviators are ghosts caught in a terrible cycle, and unles she can help them, these brave men are doomed to repeat their ill-fated flight each time the fog rolls in
Scorpion tongues : the irresistible history of gossip in American politics by Gail Collins( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
The millennium book : your essential all-purpose guide to the year 2000 by Gail Collins( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
America's women [four hundred years of dolls, drudges, helpmates, and heroines] by Gail Collins( file )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
America's Women tells the story of more than four centuries of history. It features a stunning array of personalities, from the women peering worriedly over the side of the Mayflower to feminists having a grand old time protesting beauty pageants and bridal fairs. Courageous, silly, funny, and heartbreaking, these women shaped the nation and our vision of what it means to be female in America. By culling the most fascinating characters, the average as well as the celebrated, Gail Collins, the editorial page editor at the New York Times, charts a journey that shows how women lived, what they cared about, and how they felt about marriage, sex, and work. She begins with the lost colony of Roanoke and the early southern tobacco brides who came looking for a husband and sometimes, thanks to the stupendously high mortality rate, wound up marrying their way through three or four. Spanning wars, the pioneering days, the fight for suffrage, the Depression, the era of Rosie the Riveter, the civil rights movement, and the feminist rebellion of the 1970s, America's Women describes the way women's lives were altered by dress fashions, medical advances, rules of hygiene, social theories about sex and courtship, and the ever-changing attitudes toward education, work, and politics. While keeping her eye on the big picture, Collins still notes that corsets and uncomfortable shoes mattered a lot, too. "The history of American women is about the fight for freedom," Collins writes in her introduction, "but it's less a war against oppressive men than a struggle to straighten out the perpetually mixed message about women's roles that was accepted by almost everybody of both genders." Told chronologically through the compelling stories of individual lives that, linked together, provide a complete picture of the American woman's experience, America's Women is both a great read and a landmark work of history
America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines by Gail Collins( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
An analysis of the history of women in the United States that details their status relating to men
Strange brew by Cream (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
in Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Thinking positive a film about youth and HIV/AIDS ( visu )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Examines the major issues surrounding the attitudes of teenagers towards their own sexuality
Nigerian gems; expatriate tales of adventure ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Interview with Gail Collins, June 13, 2012 ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Climbing ! by Mountain (Musical group)( Sound Recording )
in Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Meiguo nü ren : wan ou, ku li, nei zhu, ying xiong by Gail Collins( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
DARKNESS, DARKNESS SMUG ; SUNLIGHT ; BEAUTIFUL ; QUICKSAND ; SHAM ; RIDE THE WIND ( Sound Recording )
in Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Collins, Gail Gleason
Languages
English (72)
Chinese (1)
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