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Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume II, The Defining Years, 1933-1938

by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Historians, politicians, feminists, critics, and reviewers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook's monumental Eleanor Roosevelt as the definitive portrait of this towering female figure of the twentieth...


Tiger's Heart: The Story of a Modern Chinese Woman

by Aisling Juanjuan Shen

"Like a suspense novel, this book is impossible to put down. All readers interested in China, as well as memoir fans (especially of success stories), must read this astonishing title."--Library Journal (Starred...


Mary Astell: Reason, Gender, Faith

by William Kolbrener & Michal Michelson

Mary Astell: Reason, Gender, Faith includes essays from a variety of disciplinary perspectives to consider the full range of Astell's political, theological, philosophical, and poetic writings. The volume's...


A Grandmother's Wisdom: Lessons learnt at my Nan's knee

by Catriona Rowntree

A sweet and inspirational memoir, about the special relationship between the star of Getaway and her beloved grandmother.


Rose Macaulay: A Biography

by Sarah LeFanu

In a writing career that covered the first fifty years of the twentieth century, Rose Macaulay produced twenty-three novels, six books of criticism, four books of travel and history and two collections of poetry,...


Dreaming of Rose: A Biographer's Journal

by Sarah LeFanu

'Dreaming of Rose: A Biographer's Journal' is a fascinating account of a biographical quest and of a personal journey. While working on her biography of the writer and traveller Rose Macaulay, Sarah LeFanu kept...


Keeping Hope Alive: One Woman--90,000 Lives Changed

by Hawa Abdi & Sarah J. Robbins

The moving memoir of one brave woman who, along with her daughters, has kept 90,000 of her fellow citizens safe, healthy, and educated for over 20 years in Somalia.

Dr. Hawa Abdi, "the Mother Teresa of Somalia"...


Ruth, A Portrait: The story of Ruth Bell Graham

by Patricia Cornwell

Ruth Bell Graham is known as the wife of evangelist Billy Graham. It was Ruth who influenced Billy, as his most trusted life-partner. In Ruth, a Portrait, we meet this fascinating and remarkable woman. Brimming...


The Frugalista Files: How One Woman Got Out of Debt Without Giving Up the Fabulous Life

by Natalie McNeal

Natalie McNeal opened her bills in January 2008 to find that she was a staggering five figures—$20,000!—in debt. Young, hip and gainfully (if Dilbert-ly) employed, Natalie loved her lifestyle of regular mani/pedis,...


Black Ice

by Lorene Cary

In 1972 Lorene Cary, a bright, ambitious black teenager from Philadelphia, was transplanted into the formerly all-white, all-male environs of the elite St. Paul's School in New Hampshire, where she became a...


Gifts of Gratitude: The Joyful Adventures of a Life Well Lived

by Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker

Elizabeth Baker celebrates life: yours and hers, with this collection of deeply stirring stories. Within the covers of Gifts of Gratitude - The Joyful Adventures of a Life Well Lived, She narrates a series of...


Breaking Through My Limits: An Olympian Uncovered

by Alexandra Orlando

Alexandra Orlando is an Olympic athlete who dedicated seventeen years of her life to the sport of rhythmic gymnastics, winning almost two hundred medals. Despite injury, she competed at the Beijing Olympic Games...


Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John

by Helen Trinca

Helen Trinca has captured the troubled life of Madeleine St John in this moving account of a remarkable writer. After the death of her mother when Madeleine was just twelve, she struggled to find her place in...


Cautious Rebel: A Biography of Susan Clay Smitzky

by Lindsey Apple

"Willa Cather wrote that 'the history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman.' This is the story of the heart-and of the mind-and the conflicts within. It is the country's story. It is our...


Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home

by Leigh Newman

Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how...


Sally Ride: Shooting for the Stars Great Lives Series

by Sue Hurwitz

Sally Ride

Shooting for the Stars

Astronaut Dr. Sally Ride took a deep breath and nervously waited as the powerful engines of the Space Shuttle Challenger roared to life. This was the most frightening, yet exciting...


Mary Lincoln - Wife and Widow

by Carl Sandburg

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Mistress of Modernism: The Life of Peggy Guggenheim

by Mary V. Dearborn

Peggy Guggenheim emerges in Mistress of Modernism as the ultimate self-invented woman, a cultural mover and shaker who broke away from her poor-little-rich-girl origins to shape a life for herself as the enfant...


The Woman Who Ran For President: The Many Lives of Victoria Woodhull

by Lois Beachy Underhill

Victoria Woodhull was a feminist pioneer who rose up from poverty to become the first woman Wall Street broker, the first woman to testify before Congress and the first woman to run for president.


Henry and June: From "A Journal of Love" -The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin (1931-1932)

by Anais Nin

This bestseller covers a single momentous year during Nin’s life in Paris, when she met Henry Miller and his wife, June. “Closer to what many sexually adventuresome women experience than almost anything...