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Written by Harriet RubinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Harriet Rubin

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
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  • Publisher: Dell
  • On Sale: March 9, 1998
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-440-50832-8 (0-440-50832-0)
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For centuries, men have used the lessons of Machiavelli’s The Prince to gain and hold power. Women struggling to succeed in a man’s world must learn a crucial lesson of their own: men and women are not equal–and that is a woman’s greatest strength. In The Princessa, Rubin explores why women have failed to seize more power for themselves and examines ways to rectify the situation. Based on the strategies of great women warriors in history, Rubin draws on a unique and eccentric mix: generalissimas like Joan of Arc and Golda Meir, poet Anna Akhmatova, divas Billie Holiday and Scheherezade, resisters Rosa Parks and Nazi fighter Magda Trocme, activist Eleanor Roosevelt and Judith of the Old Testament, psychoanalyst Melanie Klein, and true princessas like Jackie Onassis and the mythical Inanna. She exhorts women to exercise their power first by claiming what they want and what they deserve, not by settling for less, and expressing the power that is already inside them. Rubin offers a bold new strategy, combining the tactics of love with the tactics of war.