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Book Title: Uppity Women of Shakespearean Times|
The author of the book: Vicki León
Edition: Fine Communications
Date of issue: May 28th 2000
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 11.87 MB
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Reader ratings: 3.8
ISBN 13: 9781567313734
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From army commanders to international traders to mine owners and mistresses, Uppity Women of Shakespearean Times is a riveting and riotous parade of women who refused to button up or back down.
You will read about:
Veronica Franco, an Italian poet and courtesan turned politician who lobbied in defense of Venice's painted ladies
Barbara Uttmann of Annaberg who revitalized her community after the local silver mines petered out---by organizing a female corps of lacemakers.
Long Meg from Lancashire, English folk hero or heroine, depending on the situation, who never tired of the outrageous fun of cross-dressing and whose adventurous exploits made her the subject of popular books and countless songs in the seventeenth century.
And countless other amazing heroines and harpies---200 biographical anecdotes of fascinating detail and enlightening variety.
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Read information about the authorA prolific author of non-fiction, author of numerous books for young and old, Vicki León delights in unearthing unusual facts, fresh anecdotes, and uncommon statistics to create her books on the natural world and the flip side of history. Her book have won rave reviews from a long list of media that includes People magazine. Publishers Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Voice of America, and numerous NPR stations.
Her bestselling titles for 10 and up include A Raft of Sea Otters, The Secrets of Tidepools, and three titles in the Outrageous Women series.
Her popular titles for older readers include Uppity Women of Ancient Times, Uppity Women of the Renaissance, and the other Uppity titles and the travel title Scenic Highway One.
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