“Southon tells the story of the Roman Republic and Empire from beginning to end ‘as told through women.’ The author’s history is that of a ‘bigger, richer—a more realistic empire.’”
"a surprisingly rich history. . . . McNeur clearly knows how to find out everything it's possible to discover about these women and the circles they moved in."
“It didn’t help Tippi Hendren’s career that the actress told him what she thought of him: You’re a fat pig.”
“From Joan of Arc to Queen Njinga of Ndongo, the reader will meet a vibrant cast of powerful women whose stories deserve to be told.”
"Ashes and Stones is an adventure in the form of a tour of the places and people the author encountered in a search for the stories of Scotland’s people condemned as witches.”
“Gray’s most important accomplishment is to show that Jennie Churchill and Sara Roosevelt were far more than just mothers of history-making sons.”
“for all its limitations NOW has transformed thinking on feminism and sexism in America.”
“This book is well-executed, exceptionally well researched, and a pleasure to read, even when it presents challenging thoughts and ideas.”
“Uncovering the flaws of omission and the personal pain of activists reveals an unrecognized part of our social and cultural history that should not have been lost to us for so long.”
“Borman . . . delivers a captivating and exquisitely heart-wrenching account of the mother and daughter duo who radically changed English history forever.”
“Faderman’s engaging style defies the fear of this being a dense, obtuse, textbook. It isn’t.
“Watling’s deep research allows her to mine intimate views of these women, in both their public and private lives, and to recreate how each took up the cause.”
“Wilkie has added a valuable piece to this puzzle of the past, allowing us a deeper sense of the world of upper-class women beyond being the names of wives to their much better known husban
“A Fever in the Heartland engulfs readers in an early-'20s Indiana where the Klan’s full-tilt coup feels as palpably and terrifyingly real as it does confoundingly implausible.”
“This brightly written biography of a fierce woman lost to history will appeal strongly to feminists.”
“sprawling, shocking story of the whacko Gilded Age . . .”
“A book for our times with the current focus on social justice . . . a magnificent portrait of a political life lived with passion and integrity.”
“Marcia Herman-Giddens’ Unloose My Heart is an eloquent personal testimony of a life, both well examined and well lived.”
“Blood, Fire & Gold is a story of palace intrigue, religious conflict, interpersonal and family relationships, and geopolitical rivalry pitting Elizabeth I and
“In the Women of the American Revolution, the author educates the reader on much about the general feminine experience of the times.”
“Jestice succeeds in proving that queens have played important parts throughout history—and continue to do so.”
“a solid primer on piracy and privateering”
“Exhaustive yet eminently readable, Paradise Falls is a wonderful achievement—a splendid work of storytelling.”
It all began as a utopian vision.
“Uncontrollable Women is a fine piece of history . . .