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A brazen, uproarious collection of illustrations of tough women both historical and fantastical-too awesome, too fierce, and sometimes too weird. These are not fantasy tales of blushing ingénues and happily-ever-afters. Here are the real unsung women of history, real and from literature, mythology and folklore. Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, Rejected Princesses dismisses the ‘pretty pink princess’ stereotype and profiles, through biography, imagery, wit, and humor, badass women throughout time and from all around the world.
In the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as “human computers” to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the ladies turned from computation to studying the stars captured nightly on glass photographic plates.
Tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia hotel turned wartime hospital, and the setting for the PBS show Mercy Street”– The nurses of the Civil War ushered in a new era for medicine in the midst of tremendous hardship. Toler tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia hotel turned wartime hospital. Women like Dorothea Dix, Mary Phinney, and Anne Reading saw casualties on a scale Americans had never seen before, and working conditions were abysmal– but they met the challenges every step of the way.
Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations–all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future.
A fresh look at Lady Bird Johnson that upends her image as a plain Jane who was married for her money and mistreated by Lyndon. This Lady Bird worked quietly behind the scenes through every campaign, every illness, and a trying presidency as a key strategist, fundraiser, barnstormer, peacemaker, and indispensable therapist.
A groundbreaking book–two decades in the works–that tells the story of how a brilliant writer-turned-activist, granddaughter of a mulatto slave, and the first lady of the United States, whose ancestry gave her membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, forged an enduring friendship that changed each of their lives and helped to alter the course of race and racism in America.
The extraordinary life of the woman behind the beloved children’s classics Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny comes alive in this fascinating biography of Margaret Wise Brown. Margaret’s books have sold millions of copies all over the world, but few people know that she was at the center of a children’s book publishing revolution.
The life story of Coretta Scott King–wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and singular twentieth-century American civil rights activist–as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to one of her closest friends.
A keen traveler and explorer, Gertrude Bell led an extraordinary life that took her all over the Middle East. Having grown up in England, her lifelong fascination with the region began when she visited her uncle in Persia in 1892. Fiercely independent and well ahead of her time, Bell would go on to travel alone throughout the Middle East, getting recruited to work for British Intelligence during the First World War and later becoming an adviser to the King of Iraq.
For decades, Tippi Hedren’s luminous beauty enchanted moviegoers and cemented her among Hollywood’s elite. From Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds to Roar, one of the most controversial movies ever made, Tippi Hedren has had few dull moments, and though stories about her have spread through gossip and tabloid headlines, she has never told the full tale of her astonishing life until now. Here, she details her rise from humble beginnings in Depression-era small-town Minnesota to becoming the matriarch of a Hollywood dynasty that includes her daughter, Melanie Griffith and her granddaughter Dakota Johnson.