Gr 7-10-A well-researched, well-organized biography. The "fearless feminist" was born in Ohio in 1838 into a troubled family. What money they had was sometimes obtained through nefarious means. Woodhull often worked as a medium and healer; one of her customers was Cornelius Vanderbilt, who gave her and her sister the funds to open their own Wall Street brokerage business. At about the same time, Woodhull became active in the suffrage movement, and she ran for U.S. president in 1872. Her fascinating and full life is expertly detailed in this narrative. What could have been confusing and dense, especially the descriptions of the many scandals surrounding her, is instead clearly explained and logically presented. The book is full of crisp black-and-white illustrations and photos that capture the times. This entry fills the gap between picture books and adult materials and is useful for reports.-Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.