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Chesler illuminates Sanger's turbulent personal story, as well as the history of the birth control movement, in an intimate biography of a visionary rebel. Indispensable reading for the generations of women who take their reproductive and sexual freedoms for granted. Photos. National publicty and advertsing.
"The Sanger portrayed by Chesler is compelling, and persuasively counters the tendency of earlier biographers to either eulogize or condemn...Chesler's exhaustive scholarship has yielded not only a fuller picture of Sanger but new knowledge about the history of birth control." — Rosalind Pollack Petchesky, Boston Sunday Globe
"Woman of Valor's chief virtue is a sweeping and authoritative grasp not only of Sanger's life but of the political detail and maneuvering behind it." — Ruth Brandon, The Washington Post Book World
"Chesler illuminates Sanger's rich personal and public life with a sophisticated understanding of psychology and history, yet the book reads like a good novel." — Sylvia A. Law, Professor of Law, New York University
"A major contribution to women's history." — Library Journal
Posted February 12, 2009
This was a great biography of an amazing woman whose life saw and shaped the evolution of the birth control movement. The book was well researched, and the addition of so many pictures brought the book to life.<BR/><BR/>The book is fairly long so it took me awhile to read but it was worth it. The whole life of Margaret Sanger was covered. Both her personal and public life was explained and shown. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the birth control movement or Margaret Sanger. The book offers a great deal of information about both.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 13, 2011
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