Lives of Extraordinary Women by Kathleen Krull
Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought)

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Not all governments have been run by men. Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on women who have wielded power, revealing their feats--and flaws--for all the world to see. Here you'll find twenty of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious. What were they really like?
In this grand addition to their highly praised series, Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt celebrate some of the world's most noteworthy women, ranging from the famous to those whose stories have rarely been told.

Features twenty extraordinary women, including:
Cleopatra
Joan of Arc
Elizabeth I
Harriet Tubman
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eva Perón

 

About Kathleen Krull

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Kathleen Krull lives in San Diego, California. Boris Kulikov lives in New York City.
 
Published September 1, 2000 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 96 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Krull vigorously beats more dust from the rug of High Culture with this followup to Lives of the Musicians (1993) and Lives of the Writers (1994).

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Krull packs an astonishing amount of information in three to five pages of biography for these female rulers, smoothly tucking in interesting bits: the English most outraged at Joan of Arc’s wearing men’s clothing;

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"Well-behaved women rarely make history" is the pendant to this collection of 20 brief biographies in what is now the masterly style of this dynamite team's previous "Lives of . . ." books.

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Just in time for Women's History Month comes the Audio Bookshelf adaptation of Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought). The latest book in the excellent Lives of.

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Just in time for Women's History Month comes the Audio Bookshelf adaptation of Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought). The latest book in the excellent Lives of.

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Women’s History Month is a good time to be reminded of the powerful effect some women have had on world history.

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