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The women in this book played important roles in history, and their accomplishments span a range of fields, including the literary, the political and the medical. They include Cleopatra, Theodora, Joan of Arc, Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Christina, Madame de Maintenon, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Florence Nightingale, Susan B. Anthony, Frances E. Willard, Catherine Breshkovsky, Sarah Bernhardt, Isadora Duncan, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Jane Addams, Evangeline Booth, Helen Keller, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek.
©1959 Doubleday and Company, Inc; (P)1999 Blackstone Audio Inc

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"An entertaining glimpse into the lives and accomplishments of over a dozen women spanning a millennium of achievement....Bailey reads these essays with flourish, clearly enjoying her subjects." (AudioFile)

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I enjoyed this audiobook, but it's rather light and sensationalist in tone - aimed not at historians or people with a genuine interest in history so much as the romance-novel reading crowd. If you enjoy romance paperbacks, you might well enjoy this. If you're looking for serious historical accounts of great women through history, this probably isn't what you're looking for.

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