Women's History

Vicki Valosik’s captivating Swimming Pretty charts the evolution of women’s swimming and aquatic performance.

Vicki Valosik’s captivating Swimming Pretty charts the evolution of women’s swimming and aquatic performance.

Persepolis author Marjane Satrapi’s new anthology offers a look at the human toll of Iran’s authoritarian regime, and a people’s heroic, ongoing movement against it.

Persepolis author Marjane Satrapi’s new anthology offers a look at the human toll of Iran’s authoritarian regime, and a people’s heroic, ongoing movement against it.

In this fascinating, well-researched narrative, Jack Weatherford highlights the remarkable accomplishments of the Mongol queens history tried to erase.

In this fascinating, well-researched narrative, Jack Weatherford highlights the remarkable accomplishments of the Mongol queens history tried to erase.

Mark Braude’s Kiki Man Ray takes an in-depth look at Kiki de Montparnasse, a painter and performer who served as a muse to a number of the Lost Generation’s preeminent artists.

Mark Braude’s Kiki Man Ray takes an in-depth look at Kiki de Montparnasse, a painter and performer who served as a muse to a number of the Lost Generation’s preeminent artists.

The League of Lady Poisoners is an original, thought-provoking and visually stunning study of 25 female poisoners of varied motives and backgrounds.

The League of Lady Poisoners is an original, thought-provoking and visually stunning study of 25 female poisoners of varied motives and backgrounds.

The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts is a vivid introduction to America’s first Black female novelist.

The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts is a vivid introduction to America’s first Black female novelist.

Kate Zernike’s impeccably researched book about MIT’s discrimination against its female faculty members is both enlightening and inspiring.

Kate Zernike’s impeccably researched book about MIT’s discrimination against its female faculty members is both enlightening and inspiring.

With Untold Power, Rebecca Boggs Roberts gives first lady Edith Wilson her due, demonstrating that, as the first unelected woman to govern the country, Wilson has no match.

With Untold Power, Rebecca Boggs Roberts gives first lady Edith Wilson her due, demonstrating that, as the first unelected woman to govern the country, Wilson has no match.

Shannon McKenna Schmidt’s detail-rich and revealing The First Lady of World War II follows Eleanor Roosevelt on her perilous journey to visit American troops in the South Pacific.

Shannon McKenna Schmidt’s detail-rich and revealing The First Lady of World War II follows Eleanor Roosevelt on her perilous journey to visit American troops in the South Pacific.

Say Anarcha is J.C. Hallman’s dual biography of the so-called “father of gynecology” and the enslaved woman he experimented on without anesthesia or meaningful consent.

Say Anarcha is J.C. Hallman’s dual biography of the so-called “father of gynecology” and the enslaved woman he experimented on without anesthesia or meaningful consent.

Lorissa Rinehart’s authoritative biography makes it clear why Dickey Chapelle, a courageous photojournalist and the first female war correspondent to be killed in combat, deserves wider recognition.

Lorissa Rinehart’s authoritative biography makes it clear why Dickey Chapelle, a courageous photojournalist and the first female war correspondent to be killed in combat, deserves wider recognition.

Valiant Women is a vital and engrossing attempt to correct the record and rightfully celebrate the achievements of female veterans of World War II.

Valiant Women is a vital and engrossing attempt to correct the record and rightfully celebrate the achievements of female veterans of World War II.

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