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Book Review: Shaggy Muses

Shaggy Muses: The Dogs Who Inspired Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton, and Emily Bronte, by Maureen Adams This book is both interesting and troubling. On the one hand, there is a great deal of interest in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Quilts & Women Of The Mormon Migrations

Quilts & Women Of The Mormon Migrations, by Mary Bywater Cross I found this book very cleverly done.  Admittedly, I do not think the market for a book like this one is a very large one, necessarily.  For those who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness:  Women And The Truth And Reconciliation Commission In South Africa, by Fiona C. Ross This book is an example of what happens when someone whose only knowledge about the world comes from the worthless field of women’s studies … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Woman’s Civil War

A Woman’s Civil War:  A Diary With Reminisces Of The War, From March 1862, by Cornelia Peake McDonald, edited, with an introduction by Minrose C. Gwin Honestly, this book would be an amazing one except for the introduction by someone … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Women Were Priests

When Women Were Priests:  Women’s Leadership In The Early Church & The Scandal Of Their Subordination In The Rise Of Christianity, by Karen Jo Torjesen This book has a terrible title, but it is not a terrible book.  That does … Continue reading

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Book Review: Floating Brothel

Floating Brothel:  The Extraordinary True Story Of An Eighteenth-Century Ship And Its Cargo Of Female Convicts, by Siân Rees Despite the somewhat tawdry aspect of the book’s title, this is a book that seeks to and generally succeeds at presenting … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Second Sex

The Second Sex, by Simone De Beauvoir It is not often that I take it upon myself to read sprawling and somewhat self-contradictory works that are considered to be milestones of feminist theory, but when a friend (and relative) of … Continue reading

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Book Review: As Eve Said To The Serpent

As Eve Said To The Serpent:  On Landscape, Gender, And Art, by Rebecca Solnit One of the more intriguing aspects of reading material from Rebecca Solnit is that one knows that it will be reliably rubbish [1].  It hardly matters … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Glass Universe

The Glass Universe:  How The Ladies Of The Harvard Observatory Took The Measure Of The Stars, by Dava Sobel When I was a tenth grade student taking AP European History, the document based question portion of the exam that year … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lady Of Shalott

The Lady Of Shalott, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson with illustrations by Geneviève Côté From time to time I come across illustrated books that take a single poem from a writer and illustrate it [1].  Often these volumes are intended for … Continue reading

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