“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 . . .
“Applegate’s well written and exhaustively researched biography of Polly Adler offers unique insight into a remarkable immigrant as well as the Roaring ’20s.”
“a powerful narrative of WWII news, journalistic ethics, and women’s achievements in the face of daunting odds.”
“threads of When Women Ruled the World make up a history of women not just as rulers but as women who were rulers. . . .”
“Schuller has produced a work of impressive scholarship and research, from which many readers and students will benefit, though the rich and complex material she has assembled seems to dema
“. . . physicians once believed that women’s nerves were too highly strung for them to receive an education and that their ovaries would become inflamed if they read too much.
“a fascinating read.”
“A bright, deeply researched narrative that will fascinate feminists and history buffs.”
If one were to draw a Venn diagram to help explain Robert Plumb’s well-intentioned but flawed book about five significant women in American Civil War history, its overlapping circles would include
One picks up What Happened to Paula? On the Death of an American Girl, expecting a true crime murder mystery. On the surface, it checks all the boxes.
“Russo provides a well-illustrated essay on each of these individuals, reminding the reader that the presidents and the White House have families, and their history becomes part of America’
Elizabeth Letts, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Horse, has written an adventure inspired by a real person who faces the predicted end of her life with bold audac
“Wickenden does a brilliant job of weaving all the complicated threads together, telling a compelling story that we thought we knew well. History at its best: personal, pow
Eleanor Roosevelt was a transformational figure for generations in the US and around the world.
The clichéd assessment “compulsively readable” seems the most appropriate response to Andrew Morton’s 385-page book on the Windsor sisters, Elizabeth and Margaret.
“As impressive for empathetic portraits of individual women as its ambitious scope, The Barbizon should be an essential text on the topic of women’s studies.”
“This is a rich history, much broader than the title hints at. It’s more about women as movers and shakers in a country’s culture than about divas.”
“Kim Todd dedicates Sensational . .
Koa Beck’s book, White Feminism: From Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind, comes with a rather double- or even triple-edged endorsement from Gloria Steinem; “Don’t judge
“Liz Heinecke has shined a light on two remarkable women whose work and friendship was a gift to each other and to the world.”
“The Women’s History of the Modern World revolves around certain women heroes, ‘every one in search of an identity, a new life, and a means to throw off the chains
“The victories of the Civil Rights Movement, the women’s movement, and the triumphs of progressives throughout the 20th century find their origin in the housewives of the Lower East Side an
“Few other books reveal the fascinating inner journey that transformed Eleanor from an emotionally choked-off young woman into a mature leader who inspired millions.”
What if Jane Austen could write meticulous diplomatic history combined with a social portrait of American and British aristocracy? The product might resemble The Daughters of Yalta by Cath