Education of a Woman by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
The Life of Gloria Steinem

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From one of America's most respected critics comes an acclaimed biography of the controversial feminist. Here, Heilbrun illuminates the life and explores the many facets of Steinem's complex life, from her difficult childhood to the awakening that changed her into the most famous feminist in the world. Intimate and insightful, here is a biography that is as provocative as the woman who inspired it. Photos.

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About Carolyn G. Heilbrun

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Carolyn G. Heilbrun (1926 2003) was a professor of English at Columbia University. A force in literary and feminist theory, she also wrote mysteries under the pen name Amanda Cross.
Published July 20, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 480 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Heilbrun eventually discusses the hostility and derision Steinem has drawn from all sides of the political and social worldthe fear she's inspired in conservative men, the jealousy in less attractive and intelligent womenbut she begins with Steinem's family: Her early feminist paternal grandmother;

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Biography of the pivotal and occasionally controversial feminist and co-founder of Ms.

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