More than Petticoats: Remarkable New York Women presents the intriguing biographies of twelve exceptional women who made an impact not just on their home state, but on the nation and the world.
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The corridor leading to the kitchen was dark, the house very still. Trailed by the nervous young policeman, Josephine knocked tentatively at the kitchen door, not daring to imagine what she would find behind the carved oak panel. Suddenly the door swung open and the young doctor was faced with the tall, angry form of the household cook wildly stabbing at her with a sharp carving fork. The fork missed Josephine's neck by just inches. Suddenly, what had seemed like a routine call became for Sara Josephine Baker a fight for her life.
Meet the Author
Antonia Petrash was born and raised in New York State and enjoys a deep and abiding interest in its history, especially the history of its extraordinary women. In addition to her writing, she works as a librarian and an archivist and manages a small local history collection.
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Quite surprisingly to me, this book is relevant to our times and to women's history, plus it kept my interest throughout. This is easily read so it can be used by moms and their daughters. Just wait until you read about who put Paul Revere in his place! There are women of different races and social classes described here.
This is an exciting, invigorating little book, that gives some real information on how New York Women made a difference in our life. Before television, before the internet,even before the vote, some movers and shakers were getting things