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Hell Hath No Fury: True Stories of Women at War from Antiquity to Iraq

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
An engaging collection that uncovers injustices in history and overturns misconceptions about the role of women in war

When you think of war, you think of men, right? Not so fast. In Hell Hath No Fury, Rosalind Miles and Robin Cross prove that although many of their stories have been erased or forgotten, women have played an integral role in wars throughout history.

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Published February 26th 2008 by Crown (first published January 1st 2008)
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Apr 14, 2008 Donna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short bios of women from ancient to modern times that participated in battles and wars in defense of their freedom/ideals, for their very existance, or power. Women who also were healers/doctors, reporters, spies. And a few who were as cruel and evil as any man could be. Women who are well known and many that I never heard of before. My favorites were ancient women in Greece or Briton (ie, Boudica, Queen of Briton who united her people to fight the Romans); Athelread, King Alfred the Great's dau ...more
Mar 12, 2008 Janet rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I ended up just skimming through this book. I always like to read the introduction in books instead of just skipping over them. In this case, I should have skipped it because I got so darn bored withthe introduction that I started to fall asleep. I had a hard time picking the book up again and when I did, I basically just flipped through it. I'm sure it's very interesting and will be worth a second look - some day.
I. loved. this. I am so grateful to this book -- it couldn't have ever by any means coverered all the details of these womens' lives, but I love that they included additional reading for the women I am interested in learning more about. There is a heavy emphasis on WWII and women in that war, but I know there is also a lot of documentation for them. I would love to see more on women from Latin America, Africa, and Asia -- it is very Eurocentric, but it is a great start.
Jan 02, 2017 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this as an ARC from a used bookstore a long time ago. I don’t know why it took me so long to read this.

It was good. A little outdated in parts by now, since it was published almost a decade ago. WWII was the most prominently featured conflict. Usually the entries about individual women were more interesting than the entries about military organisations, national movements etc.

The out-of-the-blue Hemingway insults were a highlight.
Jan 22, 2013 Kelley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. I might be biased as I got to meet the author and we had a lengthy discussion about some of these women and his travels while researching the people/ places. Overall a great read for any one who loves heroines.
Jul 12, 2015 nicki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best collection of Historical figures I have ever read, very intriguing, I loved it.
Mar 06, 2009 Bruce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A collection of short biographies of women involved in war as leaders, as military personnel, as correspondents, as spies.
Incredibly boring. Ended up just reading the parts of the ladies that interested me.
Mar 15, 2008 Kay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Look for my upcoming review in Bitch Magazine.
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May 16, 2012 Lisa Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It had lots of interesting history bits that are not normally talked about. A lot of world war stories.
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Rosalind Miles is an author born and raised in England and now living in both Los Angeles and Kent, England. She has written both works of fiction and non-fiction. As a child, Miles suffered from polio, and had to undergo several months of treatment. After being accepted to a junior women's college, Miles acquired a working knowledge of Latin and Greek, along with developing her life-long love of ...more
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