Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words

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Crown/Archetype, Sep 29, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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Juxtaposed with contemporary reports and biographical essays, the words of this legendary suffragist reveal Susan B. Anthony as a loyal, caring friend, and an eloquent, humorous crusader. "More than a collection of well-arranged quotations, the work informs, inspires, and gives historical perspective."--The Houston Post. 33 photos & illustrations.


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"Away with your man-visions! Women propose to reject them all, and begin to dream dreams for themselves," writes Anthony in one selection from this sprightly collection of her correspondence, speeches ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1 MISS ANTHONY
2 SCHOOL DAYS
3 OH SLAVERY HATEFUL THING
4 WHAT DO WOMEN WANT?
5 THE CAUSE
6 GENERAL ANTHONY
7 ONE MORE SCREECH FOR FREEDOM
18 CURRENT AFFASRS
19 GET MONEYGET WEALTH
20 PERPETUAL MOTION
20 DIVINE DISCONTENT
22 THE PLEASURE OF HER COMPANY
23 SPARROWS SPOONS AND SURNAMES
24 FOREMOTHERS
25 THE NEW WOMAN

8 THE YEARS OF THE WOMEN
9 A FINE AGITATION
10 THE ORIGINAL FREQUENT FLIER
11 THE SPEAKERESS
12 THE ENEMY
13 GENTLEMEN TAKE NOTICE
14 SISTERHOOD IS POWERFUL
15WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE
16 DRESSING FOR SUCCESS
17 PUBLISH OR PERISH
26 SAINT SUSAN
27 FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE
EPILOGUE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
PHOTO CREDITS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Martha Ackmann teaches at Mount Holyoke College, is a frequent columnist, and has written for publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. Ackmann is co-recipient of the Amelia Earhart Research Scholars Grant. She lives in western Massachusetts.
Lynn Sherr, correspondent for the ABC News program 20/20, covered NASA and the space program in the 1980s, anchoring and reporting on all the early shuttle missions, through the Challenger explosion and the subsequent Rogers Commission hearings. Sherr was a semifinalist in the (now abandoned) Journalist-in-Space competition. She lives in New York.

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