The women in this book played important roles in history, and their accomplishments span a range of fields, including the literary, the political and the medical. They include Cleopatra, Theodora, Joan of Arc, Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Christina, Madame de Maintenon, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Florence Nightingale, Susan B. Anthony, Frances E. Willard, Catherine Breshkovsky, Sarah Bernhardt, Isadora Duncan, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Jane Addams, Evangeline Booth, Helen Keller, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek.More
"An entertaining glimpse into the lives and accomplishments of over a dozen women spanning a millennium of achievement....Bailey reads these essays with flourish, clearly enjoying her subjects." (
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