Books tagged: women in history

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The Woman Who Invented Computer Programming
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 930. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Essay » Sociology
Daughter of poet, Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace studied mathematics from age four. Ada's lineage and natural brilliance put her in the company of prominent scientists. She became a colleague of mathematician Charles Babbage, who developed a computer called the Analytical Engine. Ada provided an algorithm that is considered the first computer program. Ada is seen as the first computer programmer.
Wild Bird: The True Jazz Age Tale of Ruth Wightman Morris
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,160. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » History » Biography
The riveting untold story of Ruth Wightman Morris, whose daring exploits, shocking scandals, and passionate affairs broke all the rules and took the Jazz Age by storm.
Rebecca Traister’s All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation | Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Pregnancy and childbirth, Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
Over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change.
Kate Andersen Brower’s First Women The Grace and Power of Americas’ Modern First Ladies | Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama.
The Hunted Woman
Series: O'Ronin Rye Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,710. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A ripping, wild-west melodrama of lust, greed, gold, railroads, madmen, dynamite, prostitution-and the love of a good woman with a complicated past for a man convinced that all women are bad. Joanne is a beautiful woman who travels alone by rail on a mysterious, desperate mission. Together they risk their own lives to find true love, gold, and the truth about her past.
Bluestockings Beware: Cultural Backlash and the Reconfiguration of the Witch in Popular Nineteenth-Century Literature. Femspec Issue 6.2, 2005
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015 by Femspec Journal. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies, Essay » Literature
The author “decided to view four nineteenth century short stories that reflect this cultural linkage through the looking glass of narratives of American witch-hunting, Puritan theology, and the history of women’s changing roles in mid-nineteenth century America."
Madame Dorion: Her Journey to the Oregon Country
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,000. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by S & H Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Historical » USA
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.
Winston Moseley Murderer Of Catherine Kitty Genovese
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies, 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.
The Disobedient Queen: Katherine of Valois
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,160. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by Ad Stellae Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography, Nonfiction » History » Medieval
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.
The Sight of You
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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.