The Journal Gazette
Sunday, April 04, 2021 1:00 am

New library books

The following women's history books are newly available through the Allen County Public Library.

“The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights” by Dorothy Wickenden

Chronicles the revolutionary activities of Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward, and Martha Wright – friends and neighbors in Auburn, New York – discussing their vital roles in the Underground Railroad, abolition and the early women's rights movement.

“You Don't Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War” by Elizabeth Becker

Drawing on interviews, personal letters and profound insight, an award-winning journalist presents the unforgettable – and long-buried – story of three female journalists forging their place in a land of men during the Vietnam War, often at great personal sacrifice.

“A Boob's Life: How America's Obsession Shaped Me and You” by Leslie Lehr

Explores the surprising truth about women's most popular body part with vulnerable, witty frankness and true nuggets of American culture that will resonate with everyone who has breasts or loves them.

“Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine” by Olivia Campbell

Documents the true stories of three pioneering women who defied Victorian-era boundaries to become the first women doctors, discussing how they banded together to support each other and advocate for women's health in a male-dominated field.

“The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free” by Paulina Bren

Presents a history of New York's famous residential hotel and its celebrity clients, from Rita Hayworth and Joan Crawford to Grace Kelly and Liza Minnelli.

“Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am” by Julia Cooke

Documents the high standards once required of Pan Am stewardesses, from second-language fluency and a college education to youth and a trim figure, sharing the stories of remarkable, high-achieving women who served during the jet age.

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