This is a highly subjective compilation of short essays (three to six pages on average) of women who had a "positive, lasting effect on the development of the legal landscape" ranging from Rachel Carson to Rosa Parks to Patricia Schroeder and others whose names might not be as well known. This is largely an anecdotal and historical tribute to and accounting of women who fought stereotypes and blazed trails. Many of the women are interrelated by virtue of their professional associations and activism. The author, a civil rights attorney in New Mexico and author of The Domestic Violence Sourcebook (Lowell House, 1995), selected subjects from those women fighting for the right to practice law, those changing laws, and those having an impact on the law. The lack of objectivity in the selection of the author's "personal heroines" and the lack of an index are the only drawbacks. This highly readable book is suitable for general collections.-Kathie J. Sullivan, McNamee, Lochner, Titus and Williams P.C., Albany, N.Y.