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Women Out of Bounds: The Secret History of Enterprising Women
Jane Robinson (au)
Throughout history there has been a significant minority of women who chose to make an unusually independent way through life. This book is the story of some of them, as they struggled & succeeded in many fields thought to be the exclusive province of men. Robinsonís goes back 25 centuries to show that the hundred women portrayed here were busy behind the scenes of recorded history. Their enterprise & flair led them into careers ranging from engineers, plumbers & surgeons, to a naval commander in the Persian Wars, a Dark-Age Pope, a successful Orcadian wind-seller, some pirates & a royal Marine, & a stockbroker who ran for Pres. ďA tribute to an inspirational body of women whose significance has too long been ignored.Ē Illus.
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