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The Brave Escape of Edith Whartonby Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
Synopses & Reviews
Edith Wharton, author of Ethan Frome, The House of Mirth, and other acclaimed novels, was born into a wealthy family. Beginning in childhood, Edith found ways to escape from societyandrsquo;s and her familyandrsquo;s expectations and follow an unconventional, creative path. Unhappily married and eventually divorced, she surrounded herself with male friends. She spent much of her life in Paris and was recognized by the French government for her generosity and hard work during World War I. Her literary and personal life, her witty and incisive correspondence, her fondness for automobiles and small dogsandmdash;all are detailed in this warm and sparkling account of a woman well ahead of her time. Includes a bibliography, source notes, and an index.
The only biography of the pioneering investigative journalist Ida M. Tarbell for YA readers, lavishly illustrated with archival photographs and prints.
Born in 1857 and raised in oil country, Ida M. Tarbell was one of the first investigative journalists and probably the most influential in her time.and#160;Her series of articles on the Standard Oil Trust, a complicated business empire run by John D. Rockefeller, revealed to readers the underhanded, even illegal practices that had led to Rockefeller's success. Rejecting the term "muckraker" to describe her profession, she went on to achieve remarkable prominence for a woman of her generation as a writer and shaper of public opinion. This biography offers an engrossing portrait of aand#160;trailblazer in a man's world who left her mark on theand#160;American consciousness. Notes, bibliography, index.
About the Author
Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge received a masterand#39;s degree in education and library science from the University of Chicago. She has written picture books and nonfiction for children. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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