The Women’s History of the Modern World: How Radicals, Rebels, and Everywomen Revolutionzed the Last 200 Years
Joan of Arc, Florence Nightingale, and Marie Curie are lucky enough to be included in most history books — but oh my, you should read who has been left out. Women have been rulers of dynasties and empires, soldiers, scientists, writers, artists, and pioneers. This is a wonderful book that is bound to raise every woman’s self-esteem. To see who came before us and were willing to sacrifice and struggle to forge heroic but unappreciated lives. For example, Olympe de Gouges turned out over sixty essays, novels, plays, and pamphlets — who knew?? Unfortunately, she was guillotined for turning away from the French revolution which she had helped found. Small payment, indeed! Quick, in 2300 BCE, who was the first poet? I can see an entire category of trivial pursuit in the woman genre. This is a must-read for anyone who would like to resurrect the names and fame of these great women. It was fun reading this well-written and informative book.
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