Alone Together

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Createspace Independent Pub, Feb 15, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 74 pages
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In Edes Powell Gilbert's memoir, Alone Together, readers are introduced to a lively girl living through the war years and a life of academia. In this legacy for her children, the author looks at the choices made, what informed those choices, and the people who influenced her decisions. She credits her family history with her independent and open minded nature, and for creating the foundation upon which she has built a satisfying and productive life. From the Edes men who printed pro-democracy flyers during the American Revolution to her parents, Greenwich Village writers in the roaring and inspiring 1920s, to classmates and teachers, all are given a place of prominence and importance. This collection of intimate stories and a narrative on women's rights illuminates an era when the country was changing and how one girl changed with it.

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About the author (2010)

Edes Powell Gilbert was born in Brooklyn to writer/journalist parents. She was raised in New York City and graduated from Friends Seminary, Vassar College, and earned her MEd from Lesley College. Gilbert taught in public and private schools in the Boston area and was later named as head of school in St. Louis and then New York City. She is President of Resource Group 175, providing services to private and charter schools in executive searches, strategic planning, and governance. Gilbert has published numerous articles in professional journals and has served on several boards and organizations for school heads. She is the first woman to be president of the Headmasters' Association. She serves as volunteer and advocate for Teach for America and sits on the board of the Theatre Development Fund. The author has resided in her beloved New York City for the past twenty-five years.

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