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Hearts of Fire: Great Women of American Lore and Legend
In Hearts of Fire, Kemp Battle celebrates a diverse and deeply satisfying array of folk heroines and other great American women who represent an astonishing range of experience and give new meaning to the term pioneer. Gathered from books, journals, diaries, newspapers, and letters spanning three centuries, these fascinating stories highlight the American woman's journey ...more
Paperback, 437 pages
Published March 10th 1998 by Three Rivers Press
(first published March 11th 1997)
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This is one of those books that's perfect for planes, trains and automobiles. There are amusing, entertaining, humorous letters, anecdotes and condensed autobiographies of many of the key figures -- Susan Anthony, Lucretia Mott, Isadora Duncan, Amelia Earhart, and some you don't know but definitely want to know, like Lynda Van Devanter, nurse and advocate during Vietnam, and Mary Read and Anne Bonney (infamous thieves and pirates). It reads like your favorite compendium of fairy tales did when ...more