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Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestseller

-WINNER OF ANISFIELD-WOLF AWARD FOR NONFICTION
-WINNER BLACK CAUCUS OF AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BEST NONFICTION BOOK
-WINNER NAACP IMAGE AWARD BEST NONFICTION BOOK
-WINNER NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE COMMUNICATION...

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Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath

Heather Clark · Knopf
Pages: 1152
Format: Hardcover

With a wealth of never-before-accessed materials--including unpublished letters and manuscripts; court, police, and psychiatric records; and new interviews--Heather Clark brings to life the brilliant daughter of Wellesley, Massachusetts who had poetic ambition from a very young age and was an accomplished,...
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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Kate Moore · Sourcebooks
Pages: 479
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller!
Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Bookclub Selection - May/June 2018

"the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still." -- NPR Books

The incredible true story of the women who fought...

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Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells

Michelle Duster

Winner of a 2020 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, Ida B. Wells was born enslaved in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1862. In this inspiring and accessible biography, Duster tells the incredible story of Wells's life, including stories from her childhood in Mississippi, her famous refusal...
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A Woman's Place Is at the Top: A Biography of Annie Smith Peck, Queen of the Climbers

HANNAH KIMBERLEY · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Annie Smith Peck is one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century that you have never heard of. Peck was a scholar, educator, writer, lecturer, mountain climber, suffragist, and political activist. She was a feminist and an independent thinker who refused to let gender...

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The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine

Janice P. Nimura
Format: Hardcover

"Janice P. Nimura has resurrected Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell in all their feisty, thrilling, trailblazing splendor." -- Stacy SchiffElizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though...
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Visionary Women

Andrea Barnet · Ecco
Pages: 514
Format: Hardcover

Four influential women we thought we knew well - Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters - and how they spearheaded the modern progressive movement

This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together, these women - linked...

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The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

Anna Malaika Tubbs
Format: Hardcover

Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James, about Alberta King's son Martin Luther, and Louise Little's son Malcolm. But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them, who were all born at the beginning of the 20th century and forced...
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Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet

Claire Lisa Evans · Portfolio
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation--they've just been erased from the story. Until now.

Women...
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Just As I Am

Cicely Tyson · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

At last, the Academy, Tony, and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor and trailblazer, Cicely Tyson, tells her stunning story, looking back at her six-decade career and life.
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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One

ALISON WEIR · Ballantine Books
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

The lives of England's medieval queens were packed with incident - love, intrigue, betrayal, adultery, and warfare - but their stories have been largely obscured by centuries of myth and moralizing. Now, in the first volume of an exciting new series, bestselling author and esteemed biographer...
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Becoming

Michelle Obama · Crown Publishing Group
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White...
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The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History

Nathalia Holt · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations
Behind the beloved animated films of Walt Disney Studios, which have moved and entertained millions of viewers,...
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Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers who helped win World War II

Liza Mundy · Hachette Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The award-winning national bestseller about the American women who secretly served as codebreakers during World War II--a "prodigiously researched and engrossing" (New York Times) book that "shines a light on a hidden chapter of American history" (Denver...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou · Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 289
Format: Paperback

Maya Angelou's debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS's American Masters.

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I...
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Eleanor

David Michaelis · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 704
Format: Hardcover

Prizewinning bestselling author David Michaelis presents a breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America's longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world's most widely admired...
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Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

KEITH O'BRIEN · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s - and won

Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi‑day events,...
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When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt

KARA COONEY · National Geographic
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra--women who ruled with real power--and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today.

Female rulers are a rare phenomenon--but thousands of years ago in ancient...
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The Princess Spy: The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones

Larry Loftis
Format: Hardcover

When Aline Griffith was born in a quiet suburban New York hamlet, no one had any idea that she would go on to live "a life of glamour and danger that Ingrid Bergman only played at in Notorious" (Time) . As the US enters the Second World War, the young college graduate is desperate...
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Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World

Matthew Goodman · Ballantine Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLEROn November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer's World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day - and heading in the opposite...
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Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote

Susan Ware · Belknap Press
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

Looking beyond the national leadership of the suffrage movement, an acclaimed historian gives voice to the thousands of women from different backgrounds, races, and religions whose local passion and protest resounded throughout the land.

For far too long, the history of how American...

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A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Ingenious Young Women Whose Secret Board Game Helped Win World War II

Simon Parkin · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The triumphant true story of the young women who helped to devise the winning strategy that defeated Nazi U-boats and delivered a decisive victory in the Battle of the Atlantic.
By 1941, Winston Churchill had come to believe that the outcome of World War II rested on the battle for the Atlantic....
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Lady Romeo: The Radical and Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America's First Celebrity

Tana Wojczuk · Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Book of Ages and American Eve, this illuminating and enthralling biography of 19th-century queer actress Charlotte Cushman portrays her radical lifestyle that riveted New York City and made headlines across America. From the very beginning, she was a radical. At age nineteen,...
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Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight

Amy Shira Teitel · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Spaceflight historian and creator of YouTube's "Vintage Space" Amy Shira Teitel tells the riveting story of the female pilots who each dreamed of being the first American woman in space.

A book that will appeal to readers of Fly Girls and The Astronaut Wives'...
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Personal History

Katharine Graham · Vintage
Format: Paperback

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for BiographyAn extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of Americas most famous and admired women, Personal History is, as its title suggests, a book composed of both personal memoir and history.It is the story of Grahams parents the multimillionaire...
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot · Crown Publishers
Pages: 369
Format: Print book

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells - taken without her knowledge - became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells...
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Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis

Jeffrey H. Jackson · Algonquin Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Paper Bullets is the first book to tell the history of an audacious anti-Nazi campaign undertaken by an unlikely pair: two French women, Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe, who drew on their skills as Parisian avant-garde artists to write and distribute "paper bullets" - wicked...
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My life on the road

Gloria Steinem · Random House
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Gloria Steinem--writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader--tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change. ONE OF O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE'S TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR - NAMED...
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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

Jung Chang · Touchstone
Pages: 524
Format: Paperback

The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history - a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author.

An...
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Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women

Marianne Monson · Shadow Mountain
Pages: 198
Format: Print book

Discover the stories of twelve women who heard the call to settle the west and who came from all points of the globe to begin their journey. As a slave, Clara watched helpless as her husband and children were sold, only to be reunited with her youngest daughter, as a free woman, six decades...
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Book Of Ages

Jill Lepore · Thorndike Press
Pages: 815
Format: Large Print Hardcover

A National Book Award FinalistLike her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother of twelve. Making use of an amazing cache of little-studied material, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin...
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My Beloved World

Sonia Sotomayor · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey...
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The Power of Adrienne Rich: A Biography

Hilary Holladay
Format: Hardcover

.Adrienne Rich was the female face of American poetry for decades. Her forceful, uncompromising writing has more than stood the test of time, and the life of the woman behind the words is equally impressive. Motivated by personal revelations, Rich transformed herself from a traditional,...
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The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

ELAINE F WEISS · Viking
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.

"Anyone interested in the history of our country's ongoing fight to put its founding values into practice--as...
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My own words

Ruth Bader Ginsburg · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 371

"The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993--a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture. My Own Words...
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Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy

Leslie Brody · Seal Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Harriet the Spy, first published in 1964, has mesmerized generations of readers and launched a million diarists. Its beloved antiheroine, Harriet, is erratic, unsentimental, and endearing-very much like the woman who created her, Louise Fitzhugh. Born in 1928, Fitzhugh was raised in segregated...
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Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir

Madeleine Albright · Harper
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright - one of the world's most admired and tireless public servants - reflects on the final stages of one's career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring...
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Women in the Kitchen: Twelve Essential Cookbook Writers Who Defined the Way We Eat, from 1661 to Today

Anne Willan · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Culinary historian Anne Willan traces the origins of American cooking through profiles of twelve essential women cookbook writers - from Hannah Woolley in the mid-1600s to Fannie Farmer, Julia Child, and Alice Waters - highlighting their key historical contributions and most representative...
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The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

Anne Frank · Doubleday
Pages: 341
Format: Book

The diary as Anne Frank wrote it. At last, in a new translation, this definitive edition contains entries about Anne's burgeoning sexuality and confrontations with her mother that were cut from previous editions. Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring...
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Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World

Lyndall Gordon · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner and Virginia Woolf: they all wrote dazzling books that forever changed the way we see history. In Outsiders, award-winning biographer Lyndall Gordon shows how these five novelists shared more than talent. In a time when...

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Kamala's Way: An American Life

Dan Morain
Format: Hardcover

There's very little that's conventional about Kamala Harris, and yet her personal story also represents the best of America. She grew up the eldest daughter of a single mother, a no-nonsense cancer researcher who emigrated from India at the age of nineteen in search of a better...
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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Nathalia Holt · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 337
Format: Hardcover

"If Hidden Figures has you itching to learn more about the women who worked in the space program, pick up Nathalia Holt's lively, immensely readable history, Rise of the Rocket Girls." --Entertainment Weekly

The riveting true story of the women who launched...
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The Last Queen: Elizabeth II's Seventy Year Battle to Save the House of Windsor

Clive Irving
Format: Hardcover

A timely and revelatory new biography of Queen Elizabeth (and her family) exploring how the Windsors have evolved and thrived, as the modern world has changed around them. Clive Irving's stunning new narrative biography The Last Queen probes the question of the British monarchy's...
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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics

Dolly Parton · Chronicle Books
Pages: 380
Format: Hardcover

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend.As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimitable words, explore the songs that have defined her journey. Illustrated throughout with previously...
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Pelosi

Molly Ball · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

An intimate, fresh perspective on the most powerful woman in American political history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, by award-winning political journalist Molly BallShe's the iconic leader who puts Donald Trump in his place, the woman with the toughness to take on a lawless president...
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The Glass Universe

Dava Sobel · Viking
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People) , little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomy

"A joy to read." - The Wall Street Journal

Named one of the best books of the year...
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Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist

Celia Stahr · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know todayMexican artist Frida Kahlo adored adventure. In November, 1930, she was thrilled to realize her dream of traveling to the United States to live in San Francisco, Detroit,...
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Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

JULIA BAIRD · Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 752
Format: Paperback

The true story for fans of the PBS Masterpiece series Victoria, this page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen - a Victoria for our times. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning new portrait is a story of love and heartbreak,...
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Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline

Loretta Lynn · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The Nashville version of Just Kids or Girls Like Us,ME & PATSY shares the never-before-told story of the remarkable relationship between legendary country queen Patsy Cline and country music icon Loretta Lynn.Loretta Lynn and the late Patsy Cline are legends--country icons and sisters...
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D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II

Sarah Rose · Crown
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic, untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory

In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was fighting. Churchill believed Britain was locked in an existential...
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The Divine Miss Marble: A Life of Tennis, Fame, and Mystery

Robert Weintraub · Dutton
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

The story of 1930s tennis icon Alice Marble, and her life of sports, celebrity, and incredible mystery. Who was Alice Marble? In her public life, she was the biggest tennis star of the pre-war era, a household name like Joe DiMaggio and Joe Louis. She was famous for overcoming serious...
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The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers

Various · Penguin Books
Pages: 640
Format: Print book

A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind: an extraordinary range of voices...
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Agatha Christie: A Mysterious life

LAURA THOMPSON · Pegasus Books
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

The author of the New York Times bestselling The Six now turns her formidable biographical skills to the greatest crime writer in the world, Agatha Christie.

It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. A brilliant...

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The Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World

Janice Kaplan · Dutton
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

We tell girls that they can be anything, so why do 90 percent of Americans believe that geniuses are almost always men? New York Times bestselling journalist Janice Kaplan explores the powerful forces that have rigged the system - and celebrates the women geniuses past and present...
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft · Penguin Classics
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792. Passionate and forthright, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman attacked the prevailing view of docile, decorative...
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Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill

Sonia Purnell · Viking
Pages: 436
Format: Print book

"Sonia Purnell has at long last given Clementine Churchill the biography she deserves. Sensitive yet clear-eyed, Clementine tells the fascinating story of a complex woman struggling to maintain her own identity while serving as the conscience and principal adviser to one of the most...
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