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A notable twentieth-century feminist and educator, Mary Ingraham Bunting was president of Radcliffe College during the tempetuous sixties, dean of Douglass College, special assistant to the president of Princeton, and the first woman to serve on the Atomic Energy Commission. She was also a respected microbiologist who did ground-breaking research at Yale. Above all, she is important because she was one of the first to perceive, and come up with remedies for, the ways in which American society was stifling women's aspirations and thwarting their achievements. Polly Bunting died in 1998, but during the last years of her life she gave support to the author, who conducted extensive interviews, and was entrusted with Bunting's letters, diaries, and papers. This is the first biography to be written about this influential woman.