Legends: Women Who Have Changed the World through the Eyes of Great Women Writers

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This provocative salute to both the accomplishments and imperfections of 50 courageous pioneers is a beautiful volume that spans the 20th century and all the flavors of American culture. Penned by women artists and writers influential in their own right, these intimate essays reveal both writer and subject in 50 inspired pairings. Among them, Terry Tempest Williams writes about Rachel Carson, Gloria Steinem profiles Marilyn Monroe, and Francine du Plessix Gray remembers the shy ...

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Overview

This provocative salute to both the accomplishments and imperfections of 50 courageous pioneers is a beautiful volume that spans the 20th century and all the flavors of American culture. Penned by women artists and writers influential in their own right, these intimate essays reveal both writer and subject in 50 inspired pairings. Among them, Terry Tempest Williams writes about Rachel Carson, Gloria Steinem profiles Marilyn Monroe, and Francine du Plessix Gray remembers the shy grace of Princess Diana.

Each of these personal essays is accompanied by a striking duotone photograph produced by an eminent photographer. The portraits illuminate their subjects and help to capture the rich texture of their extraordinary lives.

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With such noted writers as Joan Didion, Mary Jo Salter, Alice Walker and Gloria Steinem, this compilation of images and words commemorating some of the world's most powerful women is invaluable. Legends: Women Who Have Changed the World Through the Eyes of Great Women Writers, edited by John Miller, celebrates eminent women like Anna Pavlova, Jane Goodall, Mother Theresa, Oprah, Frida Kahlo and Virginia Woolf from the perspectives of other women luminaries. Brief biographies of the 50 women featured are provided at the end. (Nov.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577311836
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 422,925
  • Product dimensions: 10.02 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Amelia Earhart 12
Billie Holiday 14
Georgia O'Keeffe 16
Helen Keller 18
Audrey Hepburn 20
Susan Sontag 22
Zora Neale Hurston 24
Marilyn Monroe 26
Rachel Carson 28
Twiggy 30
Mother Teresa 32
Martha Graham 34
Colette 36
Lucille Ball 38
Josephine Baker 40
Lynn Margulis 42
Frida Kahlo 44
Bette Davis 46
Anna Pavlova 48
Jacqueline Onassis 50
Ella Fitzgerald 52
Gertrude Stein 54
Elizabeth Taylor 56
Golda Meir 58
Oprah Winfrey 60
Virginia Woolf 62
Harriet Tubman 64
Jane Goodall 66
Diana Vreeland 68
Angela Davis 70
Martha Stewart 72
Aung San Suu Kyi 74
Mary McCarthy 76
Joan Baez 78
Babe Didrikson Zaharias 80
Beryl Markham 82
Katharine Graham 84
Indira Gandhi 86
Anne Frank 88
Marian Anderson 90
Imogen Cunningham 92
Billie Jean King 94
Margaret Thatcher 96
Greta Garbo 98
Sister Helen Prejean 100
Julia Child 102
Margaret Bourke-White 104
Marian Wright Edelman 106
Eleanor Roosevelt 108
Princess Diana 110
Biographies 113
Credits 128
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