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The secret history of Wonder Woman

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: Melbourne : Scribe Publications ; New York : Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House LLC, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she also has a secret history. Drawing from an astonishing trove of documents, including never-before-seen private papers, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore reveals the fascinating family story that sparked the invention of the most popular female superhero of all time. Delving into the life of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biographies
Named Person: William Moulton Marston; Margaret Sanger; William Moulton Marston; Margaret Sanger; Wonder Woman, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Lepore
ISBN: 9781922247889 192224788X 9781925106329 1925106322
OCLC Number: 887976691
Description: xiv, 410 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Jill Lepore.

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Explaining the mysterious origins of the world's most famous female superhero. Wonder Woman, the author argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women's rights - a chain of  Read more...

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Alison Bechdel, author of "Fun Home"""The Secret History of Wonder Woman" is as racy, as improbable, as awesomely righteous, and as filled with curious devices as an episode of the comic book itself. Read more...

 
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