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Ms. Gloria Steinem

A Life

Winifred Conkling



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16 August 2020
Gloria Steinem was no stranger to injustice even from a young age. She never blamed her single, mentally ill mother for being unable to hold down a job, but rather blamed society's intrinsic hostility toward working women. This was the spark that lit a fire in her that would burn for decades, and continues to burn brightly today.

Throughout the years, Gloria Steinem is perhaps the single-most iconic figure associated with women's rights, her name practically synonymous with feminism. Documenting everything from her boundary-pushing journalistic career to the foundation of Ms. magazine to being awarded the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom, Winifred Conkling's Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life is a meticulously researched biography that is sure to satisfy even the most voracious of aspiring glass-ceiling smashers.
By:   Winifred Conkling
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   521g
ISBN:   9781250244574
ISBN 10:   1250244579
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   16 August 2020
Recommended Age:   From 12 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Winifred Conkling is a freelance writer specializing in history and health and consumer topics. Her articles have appeared in a number of national magazines including American Health, McCall's, Consumer Reports, and Reader's Digest. Winifred lives in northern Virginia with her husband, three children, a dog, two rats, a horse, and quite a few squirrels and chipmunks in the backyard. She is the author of more than 30 nonfiction books, including Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery; Radioactive!: How Irene Curie & Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World; and Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot.

Reviews for Ms. Gloria Steinem: A Life

Praise for Votes for Women!: Almost a century after women's right to vote was secured, Conkling delivers a tour de force--fairly neutral, at times infuriating, occasionally graphic, and reminiscent of disturbing news today. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review This is a fascinating account of the bumpy road to women's suffrage in the U.S. ... Well-chosen black-and-white archival reproductions and photographs ably support the text, which makes excellent use of primary sources, including excerpts from letters and writings to bring key personalities to life. --The Horn Book, starred review This comprehensive history chronicles the almost-80-year battle for women's suffrage. Conkling (Radioactive!) effectively sketches the complex personalities of the women who fought for women's right to vote, beginning with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and including subsequent leaders Carrie Chapman Catt and the more radical Alice Paul. ... A commanding and relevant account of sweeping, hard-won social reform and action. --Publishers Weekly, starred review

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