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Women Who Dared: To Break All the Rules
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Jeremy Scott
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Women Who Dared: To Break All the Rules

Jeremy Scott



Gender studies: women


288 pages

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Victoria Woodhull, Mary Wollstonecraft, Aimee Semple McPherson, Edwina Mountbatten, Margaret Argyll and Chanel were all women who dared. They had no time for what society said they could and couldn't do and would see the world bend before they did.

In 1872 a mesmerising psychic named Victoria Woodhull shattered tradition by running for the White House. Had she won the ensuing spectacle would surely have rivalled that of our own era. Abhorring such flamboyance, Mary Wollstonecraft inspired a revolution of thought with her pen as she issued women's first manifesto - still to be fulfilled.

From Aimee Semple McPherson, the first female preacher in America, to Coco Chanel, designer of an empire, these women became the change they wanted to see in society.

In Women Who Dared, Jeremy Scott pays tribute to them all with wit, verve and reverence.

By:   Jeremy Scott
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 20mm
ISBN:   9781786071934
ISBN 10:   1786071932
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jeremy Scott became a full-time writer following a colourful career in advertising, as described in his acclaimed memoir Fast and Louche. He is the author of Dancing on Ice, Show Me a Hero, The Irresistible Mr Wrong and Coke: The Biography. He lives in Chelsea, London.

`Hugely enjoyable and a sparkling addition to the genre.' -- Katie Hickman, author of <i>Daughters of Britannia</i> and <i>Courtesans</i> `Simultaneously an exuberant celebration of lives lived at full throttle, and a collection of cautionary tales... an engaging and often witty celebration of rugged individualism and outright eccentricity.' -- Sian Evans, author of <i>Queen Bees</i> `Bold, raunchy, and colorful, Scott's book reveals what the history books leave out, including intimate details of the hidden and public scandals that marked the lives of these outspoken women, and honors them for their courage, determination, and commitment to change.' * <i>Foreword Reviews</i> * `He writes with verve...his fascination with his subjects is infectious.' * <i>Kirkus</i> * `Jeremy Scott, a man who clearly loves women, is awed by the exploits of these outrageous rule breakers. Me too. It's a great read.' -- Marcelle d'Argy Smith

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