Herstory: women who changed the world

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Viking, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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Women have long have been portrayed as sitting on the sidelines of history. Now 150 biographic sketches shed new light on such familiar figures as the Bronte sisters and Clara Barton, while revealing the rarely studied yet remarkable achievements of women warriors. Historical essays place these women in the context of their times, while sidebars highlight women's wit, wisdom, and inventions on all frontiers, from science to fashion.

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Review: Herstory : Women Who Changed The World

User Review  - Cheryl - Goodreads

A very nice perspective on women's history and many of those who worked so hard to make a difference for all of us. Quite a few are people I had never heard of, some are people I had only a passing ... Read full review

Review: Herstory : Women Who Changed The World

User Review  - ladywallingford - Goodreads

I picked this book up originally to learn about obscure women throughout history that I didn't know existed. I knew of a good number in it but there were some that I didn't. For that reason, it did ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Ruth Ashby has written a number of books for children. Most recently, she wrote Pteranodon: The Life Story of a Pterosaur (Abrams), Anne Frank: Young Diarist (Aladdin), and Rocket Man: The Mercury Adventure of John Glenn (Peachtree), which was a NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books selection. She lives in Huntington, New York.