Books tagged: women in history

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Once More, From the Beginning
By Wendy Bertsch
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 61,910. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2010. Category: Fiction
Here’s a new look at the Old Testament...but this time the women’s voice gets the prominence it deserves. Always witty, often funny, and definitely never boring, the women’s common sense outlook puts quite a different spin on the stories you think you remember. The men have had their way with history for far too long. Let’s see that ancient world through a woman’s eyes. You may be surprised!
A Soldier's Friend, Civil War Nurse Cornelia Hancock
By Georgiann Baldino
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,950. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
The Superintendent of Army Nurses, Dorthea Dix, took one look at Cornelia Hancock and told her to go back home. Rather than argue with "Dragon Dix" Cornelia hid in a baggage car. The date was July 5, 1863, and the train was headed for Gettysburg, where the Civil War's bloodiest battle had just ended.
Twice Queen of France: Anne of Brittany
By Mildred Allen Butler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,540. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011 by Ad Stellae Books. Category: Nonfiction
Anne of Brittany was only 12 when, in 1488, she became its Duchess, but already she was among the best-educated women of her era and she was determined to preserve the duchy’s independence. At 15 she averted takeover by France when she married its king, Charles VIII, and after he died she married his successor, Louis XII, becoming the only person ever twice crowned Queen of France. Ages 12 up.
The Woman who Rewrote History
By Claire Lloyd
Price: Free! Words: 16,570. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo, 21st Duchess of Medina Sidonia, was known as the Red Duchess for her political views and imprisoned by Franco during Spain´s fascist dictatorship. She found evidence in her family's archive that much of Spain's accepted history had been 'cleaned up'. To preserve the archive for posterity she married her secretary on her deathbed, disinheriting her children.
The Sight of You
By Teresa Funke
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Fiction
A short story selection from Dancing in Combat Boots. A World War II mother steels herself for a reunion with the prisoner-of-war husband she hasn't seen in four years.
The Disobedient Queen: Katherine of Valois
By Mildred Allen Butler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,160. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by Ad Stellae Books. Category: Nonfiction
Katherine of Valois, born a French princess, was the wife of King Henry V of England, the mother of Henry VI, and ultimately the grandmother of Henry VII, the first Tudor king. In view of the current widespread interest in the Tudors, young adult readers will be fascinated by the story of the widowed Queen who fell in love with—and secretly married—the commoner who gave that dynasty its name.
Winston Moseley Murderer Of Catherine Kitty Genovese
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
Kitty Genovese was murdered in 1964 in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, NY. Her death was unnecessary. Had any of 38 witnesses acted, i.e. calling police, subduing her attacker, she might have lived. Instead she was left to die near the entrance of her Austin Avenue apartment. She waged a terrific battle before she died. I have profiled her killer, Winston Moseley, from his roots in Alabama.