Book of Women: 300 Notable Women History Passed By

Book of Women: 300 Notable Women History Passed By

by Lynne Griffin, Kelly McCann
     
 

There are simply too many fascinating women to ignore.

Who would have guessed that...

In April of 1777, a sixteen-year-old girl rode through New York and Connecticut, warning colonists of a Redcoat advance. Her ride covered twice the distance of Paul Revere's!

Although her immediate supervisor won a Nobel Prize as a result, twenty-four-year-old graduate student

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There are simply too many fascinating women to ignore.

Who would have guessed that...

In April of 1777, a sixteen-year-old girl rode through New York and Connecticut, warning colonists of a Redcoat advance. Her ride covered twice the distance of Paul Revere's!

Although her immediate supervisor won a Nobel Prize as a result, twenty-four-year-old graduate student Jocelyn Bell Burnell made the initial observations which led to the discovery of pulsars.

Jackie Mitchell, the first woman to sign with a professional baseball club, pitched against babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in a 1931 game - and struck them both out.

Working from the premise that women's accomplishments have been underplayed, selectively rewritten, and just plain ignored for far too long, The Book of Women offers a compilation of accounts of remarkable - and not widely known - women through the centuries. If you have ever opened a history book and wondered, "Where are the women?" or if you are simply a lover of little-known facts, this book is for you.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558505162
Publisher:
Adams Media Corporation
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 6.23(h) x 0.53(d)

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