Notorious Victoria by Mary Gabriel
The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored

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She was the first woman to address the U.S. Congress, the first to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street, and the first to run for president. She's the woman Gloria Steinem called "the most controversial suffragist of them all." In this extensively researched biography, journalist Mary Gabriel has written a comprehensive account of one of American history's most unusual and fascinating women, who, in an era of Victorian morality, was the loudest and most radical voice for women's equality. "One of the most controversial American women of the late nineteenth century springs to life in this study that leaves no stone unturned."--Publishers Weekly; "Deftly written biography . . . of a hell-raising visionary."--Mirabella; "A meaty slice of feminist history peppered with Victorian drama."--Civilization; "Remarkable . . . warrants a spot on every serious American history student's bookshelf."--Kirkus Reviews, pointer.
 

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Mary Gabriel was educated in the United States and France, and worked in Washington and London as a Reuters editor for nearly two decades. She is the author of two previous biographies: Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored, and The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone. She lives in Italy.
 
Published January 28, 1998 by Algonquin Books. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Not long after this, Woodhull--who was driven to social reform in part by her experiences in marrying an alcoholic at age 14 and bearing an imbecile son--declared herself a candidate for president of the US, the first woman ever to do so.

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One of the most controversial American women of the late 19th century, Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927) springs to life in this study that leaves no stone unturned.

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Gabriel, however, does not mention Woodhull's omission from the hearing and, with rhetoric such as "under the guidance of Victoria Woodhull," conveys the impression that Woodhull was the leader of the convention.

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