Hell Hath No Fury by Rosalind Miles
True Stories of Women at War from Antiquity to Iraq

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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.

In witty and compelling biographical essays categorized and alphabetized for easy reference, Miles and Cross introduce us to war leaders (Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, Margaret Thatcher); combatants (Molly Pitcher, Lily Litvak, Tammy Duckworth); spies (Belle Boyd, Virginia Hall, Noor Inayat Khan); reporters and propagandists (Martha Gellhorn, Tokyo Rose, Anna Politkov- skaya); and more. These are women who have taken action and who challenge our perceived notions of womanhood. Some will be familiar to readers, but most will not, though their deeds during wartime were every bit as important as their male contemporaries’ more heralded contributions.


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About Rosalind Miles

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ROSALIND MILES is a well-known and critically acclaimed English novelist, essayist, and broadcaster. Her novels, including the Guenevere trilogy, have been international bestsellers. Rosalind divides her time between homes in California and England.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published February 26, 2008 by Crown. 395 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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Anne Frank figures as a warrior of a kind, but so too does Hermine Braunsteiner, the “Stamping Mare,” a sadistic SS guard at the Ravensbrück concentration camp and the “first Nazi war criminal to be extradited from the United States to Germany.” The authors write carefully of Jessica Lynch, the p...

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