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Know Your Power
A Message to America's Daughters
Written by Nancy Pelosi and Amy Hill Hearth


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2944-8 (0-7679-2944-6)

“Never losing faith, we waited through the many years of struggle to achieve our rights. But women weren’t just waiting; women were working. Never losing faith, we worked to redeem the promise of America, that all men and women are created equal. For our daughters and our granddaughters today we have... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Aching for Beauty
Footbinding in China
Written by Wang Ping


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72136-3 (0-385-72136-6)

In this award-winning inquiry into the centuries-old custom of footbinding, poet, novelist, and scholar Wang Ping offers a fresh perspective on a shocking practice.

By first examining the root of her own girlhood desire for tiny feet–years after footbinding had been outlawed in China–Wang unleashes a fascinating exploration of the history... Read more >

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Deborah, Golda, and Me

Written by Letty Pogrebin


Format: Trade Paperback, 420 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 14, 1992
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-42512-4 (0-385-42512-0)

A leading feminist activist, author, and nationally known lecturer writes of her struggle to integrate a feminist head with a Jewish heart.
“Required reading for those who define themselves as Jewish or feminist—or care about either.” —San Francisco Chronicle Read more >

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Subject to Debate
Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture
Written by Katha Pollitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 6, 2001
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78343-5 (0-679-78343-1)

Subject to Debate, Katha Pollitt’s column in The Nation, has offered readers clear-eyed yet provocative observations on women, politics, and culture for more than seven years. Bringing together eighty-eight of her most astute essays on hot-button topics like abortion, affirmative action, and school vouchers, this selection displays the full range of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves
Women in Classical Antiquity
Written by Sarah Pomeroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 17, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1030-9 (0-8052-1030-X)

“The first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism. Though much debated, its position as the basic textbook on women’s history in Greece and Rome has hardly been challenged.” —Mary Beard, Times Literary Supplement

“Pomeroy’s pioneering study on the status and activities of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Trials of Maria Barbella
The True Story of a 19th-Century Crime of Passion
Written by Idanna Pucci


Format: Trade Paperback, 316 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77604-8 (0-679-77604-4)

In 1895, an Italian seamstress in New York was accused of killing the man who had raped her, promised to marry her, and was about to abandon her. Following a sensational trial conducted in a language she could not understand, Maria Barbella, at the age of twenty-two, became the first woman... Read more >

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After Silence
Rape & My Journey Back
Written by Nancy Venable Raine


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 3, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80419-3 (0-609-80419-7)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Chosen as One of the Top 10 Women's Studies books in 1998 by Amazon.com

Beginning with her assault by a stranger in her home in 1985, Nancy Venable Raine probes the long-term psychological and physiological aftereffects of rape, its tangled sexual confusions, the treatment... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Woman of Science
An Extraordinary Journey of Love, Discovery, and the Sex Life of Mushrooms
Written by Cardy Raper
Foreword by Remeline Damasco, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-57826-442-1 (1-57826-442-1)

A Woman of Science catalogues a decades-long journey of inspirational hardship and success that serves as a model for what women can do in a field largely dominated by men.

Cardy Raper succeeded in becoming what she dreamed of as a young girl: a scientist. This beautifully written memoir details her struggles... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A World Apart
Women, Prison, and Life Behind Bars
Written by Cristina Rathbone


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 13, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7109-5 (0-8129-7109-4)

The picture that emerges is both astounding and enraging. Women reveal the agonies of separation from family, and the prevalence of depression, and of sexual predation, and institutional malaise behind bars. But they also share their more personal hopes and concerns. There is horror in prison for sure, but Rathbone insists... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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God Who Looks Like Me

Written by Patricia Lyn Reilly


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 20, 1996
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-40233-2 (0-345-40233-2)

Childhood religious images of judgment, punishment, unworthiness, and shame, of male saviors, messiahs, and Higher Powers pursue all women into adulthood. Many women realize they must leave behind the traditional concepts and images for a more authentic spirituality, yet they find that the male symbols of God are deeply rooted in... Read more >

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No Higher Honor
A Memoir of My Years in Washington
Written by Condoleezza Rice


Format: Hardcover, 784 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58786-2 (0-307-58786-X)

From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government. In her position as America’s chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes... Read more >

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Amelia Earhart
A Biography
Written by Doris L. Rich


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 1996
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-725-3 (1-56098-725-1)

She died mysteriously before she was forty. Yet in the last decade of her life Amelia Earhart soared from obscurity to fame as the best-known female aviator in the world. She set record after record–among them, the first trans-Atlantic solo flight by a woman, a flight that launched Earhart on a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Queen Bess
Daredevil Aviator
Written by Doris L. Rich


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: May 17, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-618-8 (1-56098-618-2)

Here is the brief but intense life of Bessie Coleman, America’s first African American woman aviator. Born in 1892 in Atlanta, Texas, she became known as “Queen Bess,” a barnstormer and flying-circus performer who defied the strictures of race, sex, and society in pursuit of a dream.

“A vivid portrait of a... Read more >

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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Written by Glynis Ridley


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-46353-1 (0-307-46353-2)

The year was 1765. Eminent botanist Philibert Commerson had just been appointed to a grand new expedition: the first French circumnavigation of the world. As the ships’ official naturalist, Commerson would seek out resources—medicines, spices, timber, food—that could give the French an edge in the ever-accelerating race for empire.

Jeanne Baret, Commerson’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Barbara Jordan
American Hero
Written by Mary Beth Rogers


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 4, 2000
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38066-8 (0-553-38066-4)

This seminal biography chronicles the life of the first black woman elected to the Texas State Senate and the first black woman from the South in the United States Congress. One of the most influential women of the 20th century, Barbara Jordan held an unwavering faith in the American people and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Two in the Wild
Tales of Adventure from Friends, Mothers, and Daughters
Edited by Susan Fox Rogers


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 31, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70201-3 (0-375-70201-6)

In essays that not only take you to mountains, forests, lakes, and rivers but also explore the powerful and intimate bond of female companionship, the editor of Solo: On Her Own Adventure introduces sixteen daring women and their travel mates as they ski, climb, hike, bike, and drive all over the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Heart Specialist

Written by Claire Holden Rothman


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-077-4 (1-61695-077-3)

Set in Quebec at the turn of the 19th to 20th century, The Heart Specialist is the epic story of Agnes White, a lonely orphaned girl fascinated by the “wrong” things–microscopes, dissections, and anatomy instead of more ladylike interests–who rises to the status of one of the world’s most celebrated pioneering... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Baroness
The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild and Jazz's Secret Muse
Written by Hannah Rothschild


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-101-87233-8 (1-101-87233-0)

Beautiful and spirited, Pannonica Rothschild, known as Nica, was born in 1913 to eccentric privilege and a storied family history. After marrying well, she settled into a French chateau to bear children and support her husband’s war career. But when Nica heard “Round Midnight” by jazz composer Thelonious Monk, everything changed... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Baroness
The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild
Written by Hannah Rothschild


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96198-3 (0-307-96198-2)

Beautiful, romantic and spirited, Pannonica, known as Nica, named after her father’s favorite moth, was born in 1913 to extraordinary, eccentric privilege and a storied history. The Rothschild family had, in only five generations, risen from the ghetto in Frankfurt to stately homes in England. As a child, Nica took her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Sexism and God Talk
Toward a Feminist Theology
Written by Rosemary R. Ruether


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 1993
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1205-5 (0-8070-1205-X)

“By the time Ruether finishes, systematic theology has undergone a radical critique from which it emerges transformed rather than simply modified or totally rejected. She has constructed a full-fledged feminist theology-the first within a Christian context.” -The New York Times Book Review
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If You Knew Me You Would Care

Edited by Zainab Salbi
Photographed by Rennio Maifredi


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-57687-619-0 (1-57687-619-5)

If You Knew Me You Would Care represents a journey taken to find women who have survived wars, violence, and poverty in order to collect their stories. The stories go beyond tears and victimhood and reveal joy, love, and forgiveness.

If You Knew Me You Would Care is a collaboration between... Read more >

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The Other Side of War
Women's Stories of Survival and Hope
Written by Zainab Salbi


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: September 19, 2006
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-7922-6211-4 (0-7922-6211-5)

With stunning images by award-winning photographers Susan Meiselas, Lekha Singh, and Sylvia Plachy, Salbi presents a riveting collection of letters and first-person narratives by amazing women who survived war's devastation and now must find the strength to rebuild families and communities. The Other Side of War explores six regions where Women... Read more >

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Havana Real
One Woman Fights to Tell the Truth about Cuba Today
Written by Yoani Sanchez
Translated by M. J. Porter


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-935554-25-7 (1-935554-25-5)

She’s been kidnapped and beaten, lives under surveillance, and can only get online–in disguise–at tourist hotspots. She’s a blogger, she’s a Cuban, and she’s a worldwide sensation.

Yoani Sánchez is an unusual dissident: no street protests, no attacks on big politicos, no calls for revolution. Rather, she produces a simple diary about... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

A Woman Scorned

Written by Peggy Sanday


Format: eBook, 338 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 14, 2011
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-80209-5 (0-307-80209-4)

2011 Edition with a New Afterword by the author

The venerable and often misquoted phrase "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" continues to haunt American women who accuse men of sexual harassment and rape. In this bracing study of American sexual culture and the politics of acquaintance rape, anthropologist Peggy... Read more >

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Lean In
Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Written by Sheryl Sandberg


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 11, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-34994-9 (0-385-34994-7)

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg... Read more >
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