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judywrn
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Biographies about Women

Any suggestions on interesting biographies I could choose for my Book Club? Preferably about a woman, does not have to be about someone who is a household name. Maybe a little known woman in history who was strong, overcame obstacles? Thanks!!
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Re: Biographies about Women

 

Alice 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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judywrn wrote:
Any suggestions on interesting biographies I could choose for my Book Club? Preferably about a woman, does not have to be about someone who is a household name. Maybe a little known woman in history who was strong, overcame obstacles? Thanks!!


 

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Re: Biographies about Women

If you're interested, there's the story of Oregon-born Opal Whitely, the "little nature-study girl", who has been hailed by some as a pioneer in the ecology movement (there's a website devoted to her), but viewed by many others as controversial because she later claimed to be royalty.  Two books about her are at B&N.  I hope this helps.

 

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Catherine de Medici  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Catherine 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madam Secretary 

 
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Re: Biographies about Women

Thank you all for the suggestions....lots to pick from!
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Isabella of Castile 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She really was a fascinating woman, and a great leader in her own right.

 

The Sisters Of Henry Viii  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everybody know about his wives, but his sisters led fascinating lives, as well (especially Margaret).

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Re: Biographies about Women

Try Mr. Jefferson's Women by Jon Kukla, about the women in his life.