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101 Things You Need to Know About Suffragettes

by Maggie Andrews & Janis Lomas

Suffragettes learned jiu-jitsu, repelled policemen with their hatpins, burnt down football stadiums and planted bombs. They rented a house near to Holloway Prison and sang rebel anthems to the Suffragettes inside....

Renaissance Woman

by Ramie Targoff

A biography of Vittoria Colonna, confidante of Michelangelo, scion of one of the most powerful families of her era, and a pivotal figure in the Italian Renaissance

Ramie Targoff’s Renaissance Woman tells of...

The Trauma Cleaner

by Sarah Krasnostein

A fascinating, incredible true story about the person who spends her life cleaning up after traumas.

"Absolutely stunning."—PopSugar

Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband...

You Can't Spell Truth Without Ruth

by Mary Zaia

Speaking the Ruth to America

Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a Supreme Court Justice in 1993, but her popularity has exploded over the last couple of years as she has been adopted as a modern feminist icon. An octogenarian...


by Karen Collyer

Martin Bryant will always be connected to a great deal of misery, torment and death. But it didn’t start on April 28, 1996, the day he murdered thirty-five people in what became known as the Port Arthur Massacre,...

The Bridesmaid's Daughter

by Nyna Giles & Eve Claxton

A daughter’s moving search to understand her mother, Carolyn Scott—once a bridesmaid to Princess Grace and one of the first Ford models—who later in life spent years living in a homeless shelter.

Nyna Giles...

Bird-Bent Grass

by Kathleen Venema

Bird-Bent Grass chronicles an extraordinary mother–daughter relationship that spans distance, time, and, eventually, debilitating illness. Personal, familial, and political narratives unfold through the letters...

The Complete Works of Margaret Fuller

by Margaret Fuller, W. H. Channing, Ralph Waldo Emerson & James Freeman Clarke et al.

Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1810-1850) was an American journalist, critic, and women's rights advocate associated with the American transcendentalism movement. She was the first full-time American female book...

The Autobiography of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (Vol. 1&2)

by Margaret Fuller, W. H. Channing, Ralph Waldo Emerson & James Freeman Clarke

Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1810-1850) received a broad education and early felt a deep interest in social questions. She learned French, German and the classics, and her associates in Cambridge were persons...

The Life & Legacy of Margaret Fuller

by Julia Ward Howe

The present volume bears the name of Margaret Fuller simply, because it is by this name that its subject is most widely known and best remembered. Another name, indeed, became hers by marriage; but this later...

Radical Friend

by Nancy A. Hewitt

A pillar of radical activism in nineteenth-century America, Amy Kirby Post (1802–1889) participated in a wide range of movements and labored tirelessly to orchestrate ties between issues, causes, and activists....

Dreaming of a Divine Life

by Joanne Lee Philpot

This is the inspirational true story of a woman’s journey towards self-discovery and realisation! Joanne dreamt of a Yoga Retreat in sunny Italy, but found herself with a half-built house in the hills and...

It's All in Me!

by Jalisa P Ray

This book is a memoir about all that I had to overcome to realize that I had everything I needed within me to succeed in life and ministry. I have had to overcome a lot to get on my journey to freedom and...

Rock Monster

by Kristin Casey

Far from bitter or self-pitying, Rock Monster is an honest account of one woman’s life-changing experience in a relationship with rock legend Joe Walsh. At once envious, glamorous, debauched and disturbing,...

Twenty Years at Hull-House

by Jane Addams

Twenty Years at Hull-House is an autobiographical account of Jane Adams' Life who spent nearly fifty years, fightingfor improved living and working conditions for America's urban poor, for women's suffrage,...

Lucy Stone: Pioneer of Women's Rights

by Alice Stone Blackwell

Lucy Stone was a prominent U.S. orator, abolitionist, suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. In 1847, Stone became the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree....

My Own Story

by Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important...

The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volumes 1&2)

by Ida Husted Harper

Susan Brownell Anthony (1820-1906) was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality,...

The Story of a Pioneer: Autobiography of Anna Howard Shaw

by Anna Howard Shaw

Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919) was a leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States. She was also a physician and one of the first ordained female Methodist ministers in the United States. Contents:...

The Women's Victory and After

by Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett was a British feminist, intellectual, political and union leader, and writer. She is primarily known for her work as a campaigner for women to have the vote. As a suffragist (as...