March 8th is International Women's Day
The Amazons : lives and legends of warrior women across the ancient world
Mayor, Adrienne, 1946- author.
Cleopatra : a life
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.
Code girls : the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II
Mundy, Liza, 1960- author
The doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women--and women to medicine
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.
Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China
Chang, Jung 1952- author
The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars
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.
Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
Shetterly, Margot Lee author
June Mickle : one woman's life in the Foothills and Mountains of Western Canada
Calvert, Kathy, author
Marie-Anne : the extraordinary life of Louis Riel's grandmother
Siggins, Maggie, 1942- author
One hundred years of struggle : the history of women and the vote in Canada
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.
Out of the Shadows Six Visionary Victorian Women in Search of a Public Voice
Pirate women : the princesses, prostitutes, and privateers who ruled the Seven Seas
Duncombe, Laura Sook, author
The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women
Moore, Kate (Writer and editor), author
The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
"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.
Romantic outlaws : the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley
Gordon, Charlotte, author
The secret history of the Mongol queens : how the daughters of Genghis Khan rescued his empire
Weatherford, J. McIver
She caused a riot : 100 unknown women who built cities, sparked revolutions, and massively crushed it
Jewell, Hannah, author.
The war queens : extraordinary women who ruled the battlefield
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.
Women who launch : women who shattered glass ceilings
Contains 37 biographical sketches of women who have changed the world.
The Women's History of the Modern World : How Radicals, Rebels, and Everywomen Revolutionized the Last 200 Years.
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.