Bad Girls

Bad Girls

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by Jan Stradling
     
 

Sassy, brilliant, vicious, cunning, unstable, tough-as-nails—readers will relish these stories of 22 women in history who defied the mainstream boundaries and social mores of their times.

Each gripping story speaks for itself: from Queen Mary I who did ‘what it took’ to protect Catholicism in England, to Madame Mao who became one of

Overview

Sassy, brilliant, vicious, cunning, unstable, tough-as-nails—readers will relish these stories of 22 women in history who defied the mainstream boundaries and social mores of their times.

Each gripping story speaks for itself: from Queen Mary I who did ‘what it took’ to protect Catholicism in England, to Madame Mao who became one of communist China’s most powerful and feared leaders, to Georgia Tann who, as a director of the Tennessee Children’s Home, made millions selling babies on the black market.

Some of these women were cruel, others visionary, yet others blinded by ambition or love. All were driven by a powerful combination of primal forces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435103375
Publisher:
Metro Books
Publication date:
04/11/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Originally from Wales, Jan Stradling spent seven years in Hong Kong as a teacher and TV presenter before settling in Australia. She has written for television for more than twenty years, six years of which were spent as Head of Production for Disney Channel, Australia and New Zealand. She is currently a freelance producer and writer.

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Bad Girls 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
tonig801 More than 1 year ago
When I bought this book, I honestly didn't read the jacket very well. I pretty much judged the book by it's cover. So, I thought it was about women of the old west or something. Which is really my area of interest. I was really surprised to learn that it is about women who were of major historical significance throughout history. Some of them just locally, others internationally. Everyone has heard of women like Cleopatra, but I really didn't know much about her life, what she did for her country, or how she died. This book taught me all that and more. A really interesting read. I definitely recommend it for anyone interested in history.
Norgana More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up off the clearance table because the cover picture was so provacative. And i am glad i did! This was a fun history lesson, bringing the stories of some of the most reviled and infamous women of the world to light, in a fair and honest manor. The facts and photos flesh out the lives, keeping this from ever being a dry read. I had fun reading it, and have passed it along to my co-workers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremely interesting read; makes one question is the person born bad or is it situations in life that make a person bad? Another question that comes up while reading is why my history classes didn't mention these women? Why were they left out? Would recommend to anyone male or female. Enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The cover was interesting, the idea intriging, but I didn't know what I was getting myself into! Stradling goes waaaaay back in history! There are women here that you probably don't know anything about. It's a different point of view on history and one that needs to be told. You can't help but wonder, reading this, is there just displaced things in certain human genes or is the product of the times we live in to blame? At any rate, a fun, change of pace read, with a background history lesson thrown in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was gifted to a library of world history and geographical politics. Very nice.
Dyasha More than 1 year ago
Was a good afternoon read. Though I would not read it again.