The Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography

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UPNE, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 622 pages
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This thoroughly revised and updated edition of The Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography profiles the lives and achievements of more than 2,100 outstanding women. International in scope and stretching from ancient times to the present day, the women represented here have played important roles in history and society. Their accomplishments are as diverse as their backgrounds. They include artists, teachers, politicians, athletes, scientists, pioneers, businesswomen, and activists, as well as those who were simply willing to challenge the status quo.

Among those making their first appearance in the Dictionary are: Madeline Albright, Aung San Suu Kyi, Roseanne Barr, Tina Brown, Jane Campion, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Phoolan Devi, Susan Faludi, Catherine Mackinnon, Sally Mugabe, Lata Mangeshkar, Wangari Maathai, Camille Paglia, Anne Rice, Stella Rimington, Mary Robinson, Anita Roddick, Claire Short, Albertina Sisulu, Emma Thompson, Vivienne Westwood, and Naomi Wolf. The Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography features a user-friendly subject index and a comprehensive bibliography of additional reference sources.

A celebration of the lives of remarkable women, this unique book is an indispensable reference for students and general readers alike.

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Jenny Uglow s books include prizewinning biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell and William Hogarth. "The Lunar Men" (FSG, 2002) was described by Richard Holmes as an extraordinarily gripping account, while "Nature s Engraver "won the National Arts Writers Award for 2007. "A Gambling Man" (FSG, 2009) was short-listed for the 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. Uglow grew up in Cumbria and now lives in Canterbury, England.

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