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WOMEN'S HISTORY

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THE LIFELONG RIVALRY OF ELEANOR ROOSEVELT AND ALICE ROOSEVELT LONGWORTH

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 03/08/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-97162-8

Richmond Times-Dispatch Best Book of the Year

When Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, his beautiful and flamboyant daughter was transformed into “Princess Alice,” arguably the century’s first global celebrity. Thirty-two years later, Alice’s first cousin Eleanor moved into the White House as First Lady. The two women had been born eight months and twenty blocks apart in New York City, spent much of their childhoods together, and were far more alike than most historians...

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Written by JEANNE THEOHARIS

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 11/24/2015

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-07692-7

2014 NAACP Image Award Winner: Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Auto Biography

2013 Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians 

Choice Top 25 Academic Titles for 2013


The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement


Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who, with a single act, birthed the modern...

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Written by GLORIA STEINEM

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-45620-9

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE’S TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR • Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader—now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change.

When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: Because I travel. Taking to the road—by which I mean letting the road take you—changed who I thought I was. The road is...

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Written by JILL LEPORE

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 07/07/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-17340-7

Wonder Woman, created in 1941, on the brink of World War II, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, she has lasted the longest and commanded the most vast and wildly passionate following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike others, she also has a secret history. 

In Jill Lepore’s riveting work of historical detection, Wonder Woman’s story provides the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a...

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THE UNTOLD STORY OF ELEANOR ROOSEVELT AND ALICE ROOSEVELT LONGWORTH

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

On Sale: 03/31/2015

Price: $28.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-53601-1

A lively and provocative double biography of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, two extraordinary women whose tangled lives provide a sweeping look at the twentieth century. 

When Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, his beautiful and flamboyant daughter was transformed into "Princess Alice," arguably the century's first global celebrity. Thirty-two years later, her first cousin Eleanor moved into the White House as First Lady. Born eight months and twenty...

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HATSHEPSUT'S RISE TO POWER IN ANCIENT EGYPT
Written by KARA COONEY

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 10/14/2014

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-95676-7

Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty—was born into a privileged position in the royal household, and she was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father's family. At just over twenty, Hatshepsut ascended to the rank of pharaoh in an elaborate coronation ceremony that set the tone for her spectacular reign as co-regent with Thutmose III, the infant king whose mother Hatshepsut out-maneuvered...

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Written by MARY M. TALBOT
Illustrated by KATE CHARLESWORTH

Format: Hardcover, 192 pages

Publisher: Dark Horse Books

On Sale: 10/07/2014

Price: $19.99

ISBN: 978-1-616-55547-4

A tale of loyalty, love, and courage, Sally Heathcote, Suffragette follows the fortunes of a common housemaid swept up in the feminist militancy of early 20th century Edwardian Britain. As the growing hunger for change grows within a culture of rigid social mores and class barriers, Sally and thousands like her rise up to break the bonds of oppression at the risk of ostracization and violence.

Costa Award winners Mary and Bryan Talbot and acclaimed illustrator Kate Charlesworth have crafted...

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THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF JANE FRANKLIN
Written by JILL LEPORE

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 07/01/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-94883-0

Finalist for the National Book Award 
Time Magazine #1 Nonfiction Book of 2013
The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Kirkus Best Books of 2013

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother of twelve.

Benjamin Franklin, who...

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THE UNTOLD STORY OF TWO REVOLUTIONARY-ERA WOMEN AND THE RADICAL MEN THEY MARRIED
Written by NANCY RUBIN STUART

Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 03/04/2014

Price: $19.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-03326-5

The story of two Revolutionary—era teenagers who defy their Loyalist families to marry radical patriots, Henry Knox and Benedict Arnold, and are forever changed

When Peggy Shippen, the celebrated blonde belle of Philadelphia, married American military hero Benedict Arnold in 1779, she anticipated a life of fame and fortune, but financial debts and political intrigues prompted her to conspire with her treasonous husband against George Washington and the American Revolution. In spite of her...

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STORIES FROM THE HISTORY OF THE SUPREME COURT
Written by SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 02/25/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98432-3

“I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the stories of the Court and the Justices that come from the ‘out of order’ moments add to the richness of the Court as both a branch of our government and a human institution.”—Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

From Justice Sandra Day...

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Written by JEANNE THEOHARIS

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 01/21/2014

Price: $17.50

ISBN: 978-0-807-03332-6

2014 NAACP Image Award Winner: Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Auto Biography

2013 Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians 

Choice Top 25 Academic Titles for 2013


The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement

Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who, with a single act, birthed the modern...

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THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE AMERICAN WOMEN TRAPPED ON BATAAN
Written by ELIZABETH NORMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 10/29/2013

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98484-2

In the fall of 1941, the Philippines was a gardenia-scented paradise for the American Army and Navy nurses stationed there. War was a distant rumor, life a routine of easy shifts and dinners under the stars. On December 8 all that changed, as Japanese bombs began raining down on American bases in Luzon, and this paradise became a fiery hell. Caught in the raging battle, the nurses set up field hospitals in the jungles of Bataan and the tunnels of Corregidor, where they tended to the most...

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