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Book Title: Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History's Most Notorious Women|
The size of the: 383 KB
Date of issue: March 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9780399536458
The author of the book: Elizabeth Kerri Mahon
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Read full description of the books Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History's Most Notorious Women:Throughout history women have caused wars, defied the rules, and brought men to their knees. The famous and the infamous, queens, divorcées, actresses, and outlaws have created a ruckus during their lifetimes-turning heads while making waves. Scandalous Women tells the stories of the risk takers who have flouted convention, beaten the odds, and determined the course of world events.
*When Cleopatra (69 BC-30 BC) wasn't bathing in asses' milk, the last pharaoh of the Ptolemaic dynasty ruled Egypt and forged an important political alliance with Rome against her enemies-until her dalliance with Marc Antony turned the empire against her.
*Emilie du Châtelet (1706-1748), a mathematician, physicist, author, and paramour of one of the greatest minds in France, Voltaire, shocked society with her unorthodox lifestyle and intellectual prowess-and became a leader in the study of theoretical physics in France at a time when the sciences were ruled by men.
*Long before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus, Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1928) fought to end discrimination and the terrible crime of lynching and helped found the NAACP, but became known as a difficult woman for her refusal to compromise and was largely lost in the annals of history.
*Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) had a passion for archaeology and languages, and left her privileged world behind to become one of the foremost chroniclers of British imperialism in the Middle East, and one of the architects of the modern nation of Iraq.
Read information about the authorI'm a native New Yorker, amateur historian, ardent Anglophile, and ballroom dancer. For over 15 years I was a professional actress, played virgins and vixens in everything from Shaw to Shakespeare. Although I didn’t start writing seriously until ten years ago, I’ve always been a voracious reader. I think I came out of the womb clutching a book. While other kids were writing 500 word essays in English class, I was writing first chapters. I even submitted my first manuscript to Grosset & Dunlap (publishers of the Nancy Drew mysteries) at the tender of age of 10. Since I started writing, I have about 5 completed manuscripts underneath my bed. One of them, a YA novel MUCH ADO ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL was a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel award. So it was surprising that when I finally sold, it would be not a novel, but non-fiction.
I’d always been fascinated by history, particularly women’s history. So in 2007, I launched the blog Scandalous Women (http://scandalouswoman.blogspot.com). Since its inception, Scandalous Women has averaged over twenty thousand hits a month, and was named one of the 50 Top History Blogs by Zen College Life. My first book, SCANDALOUS WOMEN, was released in March 2011. Since the book’s release, it has been sold to Thailand, Poland and Korea, and was a best-seller in Singapore. The book has also been featured in the DAILY CANDY weekend section, and it was an RT Book Review Non-Fiction Pick of the Month for April 2011.
I am also a member of the Historical Novel Society, Sisters in Crime, RWA and RWA NYC, where she served for four years as President.
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