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Women of Consequence: Heroines Who Shaped the World

Written by Xaviere Gauthier

  • November 16, 2010
  • Hardcover
  • Social Science - Women's Studies
  • Flammarion
  • 8-1/8 x 10-5/8
  • $17.98
  • $17.98
  • 978-2-08-030091-1

About This Book

An inspiring illustrated history of a century of great women and their impact on the world. Many of the world’s greatest pioneers, record-breakers, and achievers over the last century were women. This anthology highlights some of the most accomplished women in the fields of sports, the arts, politics, social justice, and the sciences, in five accessible chapters. The work encompasses familiar names and unsung heroines alike, from Nobel prize-winning biologist Barbara McClintock to social activists Jane Addams and Aung San Suu Kyi, to the world’s first female president, Virdis Finnbogadottir, to modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan. Complete with color illustrations, this volume recounts the trials and triumphs these women faced in achieving their goals, and evaluates the impact they had on their respective fields.

About the Author

Xavière Gauthier is a journalist, editor, and academic specializing in women’s literature, feminist ideology, and representations of women in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She founded the art review Sorcières in 1975, and has published the little-known writings of French anarchist Louise Michel.

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