Marie M. Mullaney

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Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution

A highly readable biography of a committed liberal activist caught up in the fickle political passions of revolutionary extremism, violence, and war. Like Duncan’s previous work, this book is engaging and accessible.

Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life

For academics and general readers interested in women’s rights and biographies of achieving women.

The Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI

A complex, yet highly readable and immaculately researched biography for those interested in British royalty and medieval history.

The Real Wallis Simpson: A New History of the American Divorcée Who Became the Duchess of Windsor

For general readers only; scholars may find much to challenge here.

Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk

Greenberg's sensitive portrait should appeal to a wide audience, from serious historians to general readers interested in the lives of first ladies and achieving women.

Henry VIII: And the Men Who Made Him

A thorough read for all interested in the Tudor era, the Reformation, and the British monarchy.

A History of France

Despite its comprehensive coverage, Norwich's latest is a highly readable history for Francophiles.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life

For informed readers interested in contemporary American politics as well as women's rights and biographies on influential women.


Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger

Rejecting any call for "anger management," Chemaly concludes by recommending ten ways women can develop what she calls "anger competence," so as to harness anger as a tool for change. For feminists, sociologists, and politically involved readers.

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