Mayor, Adrienne, 1946- author.
Stacy Schiff brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world - Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. A canny strategist, a bold commander, and a captivating lover, Cleopatra was the wealthiest ruler of her time and one of the most powerful women in history. Though her life spanned fewer than 40 years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.
Mundy, Liza, 1960- author
Nimura, Janice P., author.
In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in America to receive an M.D. She was soon joined in her iconic achievement by her younger sister, Emily. Together, the Blackwells founded the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, the first hospital staffed entirely by women. From Bristol, Paris, and Edinburgh to the rising cities of antebellum America, this richly researched new biography celebrates two complicated pioneers who exploded the limits of possibility for women in medicine.
Chang, Jung 1952- author
The little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s. -- Provided by publisher.
Clinton, Catherine, 1952-
Shetterly, Margot Lee author
Castor, Helen, author
Calvert, Kathy, author
Siggins, Maggie, 1942- author
Sangster, Joan, 1952-
The achievement of the vote in 1918 is often celebrated as a triumphant moment in the onward, upward advancement of Canadian women. Acclaimed historian Joan Sangster looks beyond the shiny rhetoric of anniversary celebrations and Heritage Minutes to show that the struggle for equality included gains and losses, inclusions and exclusions, depending on a woman's race, class, and location in the nation. Beginning with Mary Shadd Cary's demands for rights for women and blacks in the 1850s and ending with Indigenous women's achievement of the vote in the 1960s, Sangster travels back in time to tell a new, more inclusive story for a new generation.
Duncombe, Laura Sook, author
Moore, Kate (Writer and editor), author
"This definitive biography of Rosa Parks accessibly examines her six decades of activism, challenging young readers perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement."-- Provided by publisher.
Gordon, Charlotte, author
Weatherford, J. McIver
Jewell, Hannah, author.
Taylor, Cora, author
Jordan, Jonathan W., 1967-
"History's killer queens come in all colors, ages, and leadership styles. Elizabeth Tudor and Golda Meir played the roles of high-stakes gamblers who studied maps with an unblinking, calculating eye. Angola's Queen Njinga was willing to shed (and occasionally drink) blood to establish a stable kingdom in an Africa ravaged by the slave trade. Caterina Sforza defended her Italian holdings with cannon and scimitar, and Indira Gandhi launched a war to solve a refugee crisis. From ancient Persia to modern-day Britain, the daunting thresholds these exceptional women had to cross--and the clever, sometimes violent ways in which they smashed obstacles in their paths--are evoked in vivid detail. The narrative sidles up to these war queens in the most dire, tumultuous moments of their reigns and examines the brilliant methods and maneuvers they each used to defend themselves and their people from enemy forces." -- Provided by publisher.
Fraser, Antonia, 1932-
Contains 37 biographical sketches of women who have changed the world.
Recording the important milestones in the birth of the modern feminist movement and the rise of women into greater social, economic, and political power, Rosalind Miles takes us through a colourful pageant of astonishing women. Women in the arts, women in sports, women in business, women in religion, women in politics - this is a one-stop roundup of the tremendous progress women have made in the modern era. Print run 50,000.