The Matriarch

The Matriarch
by Adrian Tame

Kathy Pettingill is a name that’s both respected and feared, not only by Australia’s criminal underworld, but by many in the Victorian police force. As the matriarch at the head of the most notorious and violent family of habitual offenders in Australian criminal history, her life has revolved around murder, drugs, prison, prostitution and bent coppers–and the intrigue and horror that surround such crimes.

Her eldest son Dennis Allen was a mass murderer and a $70,000-a-week drug dealer who dismembered a Hell’s Angel with a chainsaw. Two younger sons were acquitted of the Walsh Street murders, the cold-blooded assassination of two police officers which changed forever the face of crime in Melbourne. One of the two, Victor, was gunned down himself in the street 14 years later, becoming the third son Kathy has buried.

In this authorised book Kathy Pettingill reveals the chilling truth behind many of the myths and legends that surround her family, including her experiences in the blood-spattered charnel house at the centre of Dennis’s empire of drugs and violence. But The Matriarch is no plea for pity–gritty, forthright and deeply disturbing, like its subject this story pulls no punches.


The Matriarch
by Witi Ihimaera

The matriarch is a woman of intelligence, wit, beauty and ruthlessness, and has become a mythical figure through her fight to repossess the land and sustain her people against the ravages wrought by the Pakeha. Priestess of the Ringatu faith, she has been virtually a law unto herself. In his search for the truth behind the legends surrounding the matriarch, his grandmother, Tama Mahana delves deeper and deeper into Maori history and lore to understand the mysterious sources of her power and ambition.

The Matriarch
by Susan Page

A vivid biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush, one of the most influential and under-appreciated women in American political history.

Barbara Pierce Bush was one of the country’s most popular and powerful figures, yet her full story has never been told.
THE MATRIARCH tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political era. Written by USA TODAY’s Washington Bureau chief Susan Page, this biography is informed by more than one hundred interviews with Bush friends and family members, hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself in the final six months of her life, and access to her diaries that spanned decades. THE MATRIARCH examines not only her public persona but also less well-known aspects of her remarkable life. As a girl in Rye, New York, Barbara Bush weathered criticism of her weight from her mother, barbs that left lifelong scars. As a young wife, she coped with the death of her three-year-old daughter from leukemia, a loss that changed her forever. In middle age, she grappled with depression so serious that she contemplated suicide. And as first the wife and then the mother of American presidents, she made history as the only woman to see — and advise — both her husband and son in the Oval Office.
As with many women of her era, Barbara Bush was routinely underestimated, her contributions often neither recognized nor acknowledged. But she became an astute and trusted political campaign strategist and a beloved First Lady. She invested herself deeply in expanding literacy programs in America, played a critical role in the end of the Cold War, and led the way in demonstrating love and compassion to those with HIV/AIDS. With her cooperation, this book offers Barbara Bush’s last words for history — on the evolution of her party, on the role of women, on Donald Trump, and on her family’s legacy.
Barbara Bush’s accomplishments, struggles, and contributions are many. Now, Susan Page explores them all in THE MATRIARCH, a groundbreaking book certain to cement Barbara Bush as one of the most unique and influential women in American history.


Voices of the Matriarch
by Nana Ammissah

Our being born, begs the question; “for what purpose or reason have we been born?” What do we need to know and how do we find out that purpose or reason for our lives? Does it make any difference whether we know or not? One wonders.

 

In our quest, we become aware of other than we thought existed, we become aware that in everything that exists, there is an indelible Intelligence, an intelligence that pervades all and “works” all, including us. This we cannot deny.

 

If we cannot deny the machinations of our body, then we cannot deny the existence of our “Maker/Creator”. In our observance, we have noted and acknowledged our God. It therefore behoves and necessitates us to raise our awareness/consciousness of all that exists.

 

“The time has now come when man, grown to psychological maturity, as his god-like powers over nature begin to demonstrate, must needs express his maturity by coming to terms with the feminine that he has rejected and repressed.”


The Matriarch Matrix
by Maxime Trencavel

Who can she trust?

A Russian oligarch bent on world domination.

A Jesuit priest who says he’s left the order.

Or a simple editor from California who loves her.

The fate of the world depends on her choices.

Who is she really?

From the world’s first temple come the mysterious words.

Secrets to saving the world from an ancient matriarch.

Whose wisdom is genetically encoded in Zara.

A woman who must learn love like she has never before.

To solve the mystery of matriarch.

A speculative historical thriller

From the ages of hunter-gathers.

To the near future.

From San Francisco to Kurdistan.

From Luxembourg to Rome.

The terrors of our distant past.

The inhumanity of recent years.

The humanity of strangers brought together.

To save our world.

“Riveting” * “Suspense and drama” * “Twists and turns”

Read it now.

You will see our world in a much different light.


The Matriarch
by G. B. Stern

‘The Matriarch’ tells the story of the Rakonitz family – rich, cosmopolitan and Jewish – and living in Vienna in the late 19th century. While the Rakonitz uncles occupy themselves with the family wealth in their dealings with the diamond trade, it is Anastasia, the matriarch, who rules the family with her indomitable will.

The Matriarch
by Susan Page

A vivid biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush, one of the most influential and under-appreciated women in American political history.

Barbara Pierce Bush was one of the country’s most popular and powerful figures, yet her full story has never been told.
THE MATRIARCH tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political era. Written by USA TODAY’s Washington Bureau chief Susan Page, this biography is informed by more than one hundred interviews with Bush friends and family members, hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself in the final six months of her life, and access to her diaries that spanned decades. THE MATRIARCH examines not only her public persona but also less well-known aspects of her remarkable life. As a girl in Rye, New York, Barbara Bush weathered criticism of her weight from her mother, barbs that left lifelong scars. As a young wife, she coped with the death of her three-year-old daughter from leukemia, a loss that changed her forever. In middle age, she grappled with depression so serious that she contemplated suicide. And as first the wife and then the mother of American presidents, she made history as the only woman to see — and advise — both her husband and son in the Oval Office.
As with many women of her era, Barbara Bush was routinely underestimated, her contributions often neither recognized nor acknowledged. But she became an astute and trusted political campaign strategist and a beloved First Lady. She invested herself deeply in expanding literacy programs in America, played a critical role in the end of the Cold War, and led the way in demonstrating love and compassion to those with HIV/AIDS. With her cooperation, this book offers Barbara Bush’s last words for history — on the evolution of her party, on the role of women, on Donald Trump, and on her family’s legacy.
Barbara Bush’s accomplishments, struggles, and contributions are many. Now, Susan Page explores them all in THE MATRIARCH, a groundbreaking book certain to cement Barbara Bush as one of the most unique and influential women in American history.


Matriarch
by Anne Edwards

The life of Princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, heir to the throne, who died mysteriously before their marriage. Despite this setback, she became queen, mother of two kings, grandmother of the current queen, and a lasting symbol of the majesty of the British throne. Her pivotal role in the abdication of her eldest son, the Duke of Windsor, is just one of the events that provide the backdrop for both thrilling biography and for narrating the splendors and tragedies of the entire house of Windsor.

Dawning of the Matriarch Society
by Alan Paine

This is Dawning of the Matriarch Society: The Extinction Riddle Solution. All the great nations face a fertility crisis. An enlightened poet comes to tell them why, and that the news gets worse, delivering a bitter cure to a utopian future. Infertility stalks America and, indeed, the world as it has done to all vanquished cultures. Science and the reproduction experts have hoodwinked American women into believing that making babies is as easy as growing fungus in a petri dish. Let us call it making babies without benefit of love. By default, the event places no importance on the act of sexual love. It is the zenith of cultural misplaced adulation and amoral desperation as reflected in government for these many years. Author Alan Paine claims guidance from the divine feminine in bringing an answer to what is a riddle perhaps hundreds of thousands of years old. Why can we no longer reproduce? Such is the riddle of humanity, and it is, at long last, answered here. Predicted by the current Dalai Lama and even Nostradamus, Dawning of the Matriarch Society is prophecy come to life. It is born of timeless tears and forged in mystical fires of cosmic creation. Where spirituality meets reason waits the last renaissance.


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