PositiveBooklistGray’s impeccable research and insightful look into social constraints of the time bring these women to life, highlighting the often-overlooked ways Jennie and Sara shaped not only their own destinies but those of their sons. Perfect for literary nonfiction, history, women’s-history, and biography readers.
PositiveBooklistThe larger-than-life, Texas-born cowboy Charlie Siringo lived a life normally reserved for fiction, one every bit as full of adventure, intrigue, and derring-do as any western movie ... Dozens of photos and other images bring the text beautifully to life. Perfect for biography, history, and western fans.
PositiveBooklistPerfect for readers of history, biography, and women’s history.
Kristen R Ghodsee
PositiveBooklistGhodsee extrapolates the lessons that can be learned from these experiments and how they could be applied to modern society in order to achieve a better, easier way of life. The text is rounded out with endnotes, a bibliography, and chapter- by-chapter reading recommendations, an invaluable addition for readers seeking more utopian philosophy and history.
PositiveBooklistThe extraordinary bravery of Corrie Ten Boom is eclipsed only by her ability to find faith and hope in utter darkness. Perfect for readers of biography and history.
Christopher C Gorham
PositiveBooklistThe incredible life and great achievements of Anna M. Rosenberg are brought to life here ... Her immense influence on American politics, multiple wars, and America’s public affairs, long overlooked, is once again brought to the forefront in this wonderfully told book, perfect for readers of history, biography, politics, and feminism.
PositiveBooklist... incredibly detailed ... The lives of accused witches Mary and Hugh Parsons drive the narrative, often with such a convincing voice that the text bears a fictionlike quality ... the perfect read for history enthusiasts, those interested in the history of witchcraft accusations, and readers of women’s history.
PositiveBooklistHorowitz paints a dazzling yet nuanced portrait of femme fatale Marguerite Steinheil ... A tale of barely hidden affairs, unsolved murder, and scandal is skillfully interwoven with the larger historical context of the Dreyfus affair, women’s history, and France creeping towards WWI. Fans of true crime and women’s history will find this a page-turning read.
PositiveBooklistAlong with the vitriolic backlash and demonization these largely Western women endured and continue to endure, both past and current treatment of women in positions of power is explored, whether it be the focus on women’s expressions, voices, clothing choices, and children or lack thereof or their misogynistic treatment by other political figures...Though some truly jaw-dropping statistics are mentioned offhandedly with little context, such as King Henry VIII’s 70,000 executions, this is a solid choice for popular-history and social-science collections.
John Wood Sweet
PositiveBooklistThe history of Manhattan, Revolutionary-era politics, class differences, and the social history of sex, marriage, and assault in the times bolster the tale, creating an incredibly immersive, highly readable exploration of an important moment in American history, perfect for readers of true crime, history, women’s history, and narrative nonfiction alike.
PositiveBooklistWhether describing how women escaped enslavement, defined literary movements, ensured women can compete in judo on an Olympic level, or take to the high seas as pirates, Dawson’s biographies are as informative as they are entertaining. Full-color illustrations by artist Tina Berning beautifully round out the collection.
RaveBooklistJonusas paints a vivid picture of nineteenth-century Kansas, bringing the affected area and its citizens to life ... Fans of true crime will be just as enthralled with the tale of the Benders’ crimes as were initial readers of the sensational tale, which spread far and wide in nineteenth-century newspapers.
PositiveBooklistAs these two brilliant minds decipher the Rosetta Stone, so does the reader. The text dives deep into the method of the stone’s decoding, as well as ciphers and lost languages at large. Prolific nonfiction author and prior science writer at the Boston Globe, Dolnick’s prose is beautifully lyrical, and will engage even those unfamiliar with the three converging subjects of ancient Egypt, the Rosetta Stone, and Europe during the Napoleonic Wars.
PositiveThe Washington PostMoscatello smartly weaves the stories of four inspiring candidates from the 2018 election cycle, illustrative tales of aspirants with startling statistics demonstrating a ground-shifting election ... The author is not a cool, nonpartisan, objective reporter. She has a mission. Moscatello is an advocate upset by President Trump’s ascendancy. The result is a book alive with insight and excitement about women who have overcome obstacles ... illuminates in vivid detail the moments that show the essence of these women’s guiding values.