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Women who changed the world : fifty inspirational women who shaped history.

Publisher: London : Smith-Davies Publishing, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Progressing through history, from Cleopatra and Mary Magdalene to Madonna and Diana, Princess of Wales, each of these exceptional women's stories is told against the backdrop of the events of their time. For each, we learn of their achievements, backgrounds, characters and little-known details that make them ever more remarkable.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 1905204043 9781905204045
OCLC Number: 64695935
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Cleopatra, 69 BCE-30 BCE --
Mary Magdalene, c. 4 BCE-CE 40 --
Boudicca, early 1st century --
Hildegard of Bingen, 1098-1179 --
Eleanor of Aquitaine, 1122-1204 --
Joan of Arc, 1412-1431 --
Isabella I of Spain, 1451-1504 --
Catherine de Medici, 1519-1589 --
Elizabeth I, 1533-1603 --
Catherine the Great, 1729-1796 --
Mary Wollstonecraft, 1759-1797 --
Jane Austen, 1775-1817 --
Harriet Beacher Stowe, 1811-1896 --
Queen Victoria, 1819-1901 --
Florence Nightingale, 1820-1910 ; Mary Seacole, 1805-1881 --
Susan B. Anthony, 1820-1906 ; Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815-1902 --
Mary Cassatt, 1844-1926 --
Emmeline Pankhurst, 1858-1928 --
Marie Curie, 1867-1934 --
The Famous Five: Emily Murphy, 1868-1933 ; Henrietta Muir Edwards, 1849-1931 ; Nellie Mooney McClung, 1873-1951 ; Louise Crummy McKinney, 1868-1931 ; Irene Marryat Parlby, 1868-1965 --
Rosa Luxemburg, 1870-1919 --
Helena Rubinstein, 1870-1965 --
Helen Keller, 1880-1968 --
Virginia Woolf, 1882-1941 --
Coco Chanel, 1883-1971 --
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962 --
Amelia Earhart, 1897-1937 ; Amy Johnson, 1903-1941 --
Margaret Bourke-White, 1904-1971 --
Katharine Hepburn, 1907-2003 --
Simone de Beauvoir, 1908-1986 --
Mother Teresa, 1910-1997 --
Dorothy Hodgkin, 1910-1994 --
Rosa Parks, 1913-2005 --
Jiang Qing (Madame Mao), 1914-1991 --
Billie Holiday, 1915-1959 --
Eva Perón, 1919-1952 --
Betty Friedan, 1921-2006 --
Margaret Thatcher, 1925- --
Marilyn Monroe, 1926-1962 --
Anne Frank, 1929-1945 --
Dian Fossey, 1932-1985 --
Mary Quant, 1934- --
Germaine Greer, 1939- --
Mairead Corrigan, 1944- and Betty Williams, 1943- --
Billie Jean King, 1943- --
Benazir Bhutto, 1953- --
Oprah Winfrey, 1954- --
Madonna, 1958- --
Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961-1997 --
Ellen MacArthur, 1976-

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Progressing through history, from Cleopatra and Mary Magdalene to Madonna and Diana, Princess of Wales, each of these exceptional women's stories is told against the backdrop of the events of their time. For each, we learn of their achievements, backgrounds, characters and little-known details that make them ever more remarkable.

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