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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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it was ok
bookshelves: adult, female, historical, nonfiction, politics-justice, religion

It's a very ambitious book, why do I think this? I was deeply engrossed and realized it was only the introductory chapter, not even chapter 1! I was fascinated by the context of the quote "well-behaved women seldom make history" from the woman who spawned it in a paper many, many years ago. But the subsequent explorations of some of these women was too heavy and unanimated. I'm used to authors like Mary Roach that have an angle or a spin that makes it all their own and that was lacking in this book. So I was a tad uninspired though know it's an important work that describes the ways that women fought back against not being a part of history or how they changed our perspective on women in history based on their work.

Important but not the most engaging narrative for me.
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Started Reading
July 13, 2016 – Shelved
July 13, 2016 – Shelved as: adult
July 13, 2016 – Shelved as: female
July 13, 2016 – Shelved as: historical
July 13, 2016 – Shelved as: nonfiction
July 13, 2016 – Shelved as: politics-justice
July 13, 2016 – Shelved as: religion
July 13, 2016 – Finished Reading

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