In praise of the older women who shaped American history

Gail Collins tells the stories of those who made their mark in middle age and beyond. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-18 13:47:38 UTC ]
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Women ran. Women won. Women changed the rules of American politics.

Caitlin Moscatello recounts the 2018 midterms, which saw more female candidates than ever. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-30 12:14:40 UTC ]
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Half of women over 40 say older women in fiction are clichés, survey finds

Fifty-one percent of women over 40 feel older women in fiction books tend to fall into clichéd roles, according to a new survey.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-27 07:03:41 UTC ]
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Alternate Histories and Silenced Women: Sue Monk Kidd on Her New Novel The Book of Longing

In this episode, New York Times bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd discusses her upcoming novel The Book of Longings, which is from the point of view of Ana, the wife of Jesus. Kidd talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about how alternate histories... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-09 17:30:46 UTC ]
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Rick Atkinson Wins American History Book Prize

The award from the New-York Historical Society honors the first installment of his planned trilogy about the American Revolution, which emphasizes the conflict’s costs and uncertainties. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-03-17 12:00:06 UTC ]
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Music history was shaped by rebels

Ted Gioia's latest book is a fresh, cogent journey through the long history of personal expression through musical rebellion. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-03-13 18:21:36 UTC ]
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Music history was shaped by rebels

Ted Gioia's latest book is a fresh, cogent journey through the long history of personal expression through musical rebellion. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-03-13 18:21:36 UTC ]
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Music history was shaped by rebels

Ted Gioia's latest book is a fresh, cogent journey through the long history of personal expression through musical rebellion. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-03-13 18:21:36 UTC ]
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Before 'American Dirt,' a history of Oprah's Book Club controversies

Oprah Winfrey first launched Oprah's Book Club on Sept. 16, 1996, 10 years into "The Oprah Winfrey Show," one of the highest-rated daytime talk shows in television history. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-10 14:00:38 UTC ]
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Guardian Faber nets history of women's football

Guardian Faber has netted a general history of women’s football by Suzanne Wrack, the Guardian’s women’s football correspondent. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-09 06:34:30 UTC ]
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More Than Toys: Exploring History With American Girl

For one reader, AMERICAN GIRL was more than a favorite book series and doll: it was a lifestyle. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-04 11:33:19 UTC ]
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For Native Americans, a history of pain — and reasons for hope

A photo of an abused Native girl frames Byron Dorgan’s account of struggle and survival. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-28 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Katherine Kayne on the Strong Women of Hawaii’s Painful History

In this delightful debut novel Katherine Kayne sweeps us back to a Hawaii still mourning its lost kingdom, where ladies—their ballgowns covered in yards of protective fabric—gallop across the mountains and down the city streets on their way to polo matches and parties, men dance the hula as well... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-17 09:46:07 UTC ]
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Tayari Jones on the Necessary American History of Ann Petry’s The Street

The Street is a groundbreaking work of American literature that is as relevant today as when it was published in 1946. When it won Ann Petry the Houghton Mifflin Prize for Debut Writers, the literary world was put on notice. Everyone agreed that the novel was brilliant, but, as is the case with... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-06 09:47:44 UTC ]
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Penguin Press wins 'intimate history' of post-war British black women

Tom Penn, publishing director at Penguin Press, has acquired Rebel Citizen: A History of Black Women Living, Loving and Resisting by feminist historian Jade Bentil. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-20 15:48:26 UTC ]
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W&N acquires 'dazzlingly original' history of women's self-portraits

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a “dazzlingly original” book from frieze magazine editor Jennifer Higgie on the history of female artists through their self-portraits. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-09 14:37:49 UTC ]
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This new AR app puts women back in the history books

Up to 89% of history textbook references are devoted to men, so “Lessons in Herstory” aims to restore women’s standing in the American story. Open up most elementary and high school history books and you’ll find stories of corruption, triumph, innovation, conflict, and resolution, that all have... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bologna Announces 2019 Themes: Women, African-American Culture, Handwriting

With programming on African-American culture, women’s achievement, and a resurgence of handwriting, Bologna Book Fair plans an ambitious first look at its physical renovations, too. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson A New 33,000 Square Meters Added n its 56th edition, the... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Review: Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream, by Sarah Churchwell

In the late summer of 1941, as millions of Americans were debating whether to become involved in the war against Hitler, the journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote a celebrated essay for Harper's magazine. The title was Who Goes Nazi?, and Thompson explained that she had devised "a somewhat macabre... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A U.K. Oral History Documents Women in Publishing

An oral history project just launched in the U.K. to document the history of women in publishing has collected interviews with a pioneering generation of female book industry professionals. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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