Books tagged: women in history

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Once More, From the Beginning
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 61,910. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,950. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,540. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011 by Ad Stellae Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography
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
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Price: Free! Words: 16,570. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,160. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by Ad Stellae Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography
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
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
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.
Murder by Misrule
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 90,090. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Francis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a barrister at Gray's Inn. He recruits his unwanted student Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork, chasing witnesses from Whitehall to the London streets. Everyone has something up his pinked and padded sleeve. Even the brilliant Bacon is at a loss — and in danger — until he sees through the disguises of the season of Misrule.
Madame Dorion: Her Journey to the Oregon Country
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,820. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by S & H Publishing, Inc.. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Marie Dorion was an incredibly brave woman of the Iowa Tribe who, with her husband and two small children, guided an expedition from St. Louis across the country to present-day Oregon in 1811-1812. Though fiction, this book is a heavily fact-based account of that journey. Marie’s indomitable courage played a major role in opening the Oregon Country; she was truly our first Pioneer Woman.