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Hell Hath No Fury: True Stories of Women at War from Antiquity to Iraqby Rosalind Miles
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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.
A compilation of biographical essays explores the role of women during wartime throughout history, from ancient times to the present day, profiling Cleopatra, Margaret Thatcher, Molly Pitcher, Tammy Duckworth, Belle Boyd, Martha Gellhorn, and Tokyo Rose, among other female participants, both notable and obscure. Original. 20,000 first printing.
ROSALIND MILES, Ph.D., author of Who Cooked the Last Supper?, is a critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling writer, a lecturer and a BBC broadcaster. Military historian ROBIN CROSS is the #1 bestselling author of more than thirty books, a Gulf War reporter, and a former advisor to the UK Ministry of Defence.
Table of Contents
In the beginning — The captains and the queens — Runaways and roaring girls — Rebels and revolutionaries — Creature comforts — Into uniform — At the sharp end — Healing hands — Recording angels — Valkyries, furies, and fiends — Armies of the shadows.
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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies