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Book of Women: 300 Notable Women History Passed By

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There are simply too many fascinating women to ignore.

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

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Overview

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.

Here is a look at more than 300 remarkable, "forgotten" women whose accomplishments or intriguing life choices have gone unheralded--women who were, as Germaine Greer put it, "far more daring than we would need to be now, who ventured all and gained perhaps a little, but survived." Illustrated.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781558505162
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/1/1995
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.45 (w) x 6.23 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynne Griffin

LYNNE GRIFFIN has spent more than 20 years as a child development and behavior management consultant.  She is the author of Negotiation Generation: Take Back Your Parental Authority Without Punishment (Berkley/Penguin, 2007).  She is the parenting contributor for Boston’s Fox 25 Morning News where she regularly appears in the segments Family Works and Parenting and the News. Her writers' group has been featured in the Boston Globe and the Patriot Ledger.  She lives in Scituate, Massachusetts with her family.

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