It's amazing how many women who have changed the world that we know absolutely nothing about. Most have repeatedly seen on the Internet “books about women who changed the world”, “top 10 autobiographies”, “books about the greatest women in history”, which include Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, etc. But then there are the greatest historical figures, which most of us have never even heard of in our lives.
The editors of estet-portal.com have selected a list of books about women who changed the world! Their stories will definitely inspire you to go out and do something great for this world or at least for yourself first.
Books about women: stories of great personalities
Bundles, A'Lelia. On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam CJ Walker
Born Sarah Breedlove, later known to Madame CJ Walker, was the first child in her family to be raised outside of slavery, born after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. In the early 20th century, she became America's first female millionaire, developing and marketing a line of hair care and cosmetics for black women, and later opening beauty salons and a beauty school.
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Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age Lord Byron Ada Lovelace launched the digital age)
In his biography Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age, writer James Essinger argues that the world could have had computers almost 200 years earlier if only only Ada Lovelace's research was taken seriously by her male peers. She is called the woman who predicted the computer age. This is because Ada Lovelace, before the advent of the computer itself, created a prototype of the first computer program in history. Today, one of the universal programming languages is named after her – "Hell".
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This Child Will Be Great:
2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became President of the Republic of Liberia in 2006 and is recognized as the first African female president in modern politics. In his memoir, This Child Will Be Great, Sirleaf tells the story of his unique and inspiring life, from childhood to the Liberian Civil War to the presidential election. As a champion of women's rights, economic equality and free education, Sirleaf is definitely the woman you need to know about.
Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang
Empress Dowager Cixi was recognized as the most important woman in Chinese history and became the concubine of the Emperor of China. When he died, her 5-year-old son was named emperor and Cixi quickly took over. During her leadership of the country for many years, Cixi developed the national industry, abolished torture and severe criminal punishment, and was a tireless supporter of the liberation of Chinese women.
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Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War by Stephen B. Oates : Clara Barton and the Civil War) Few people know that before Clara Barton founded the Red Cross, she was really interested in being a Union soldier in the American Civil War. Instead, she became a battlefield nurse, working to provide medical care to soldiers at the center of some of the most brutal battles of the war. Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War tells the story of Barton's experience on the front lines of battle and how it led her to create the most famous relief organization in the world.
Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina by Maria Tallchief
Not only was Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina by Maria Tallchief, but she was also the first Native American who also received the title. In the book "Maria Tallheif: Prima Ballerina of America" Tallheif herself tells the story of her dancing life - from the age of three until she became the first star of the New York ballet company George Balanchine, in the famous ballet "Firebird"; and transformation Nutcracker. Definitely a must read for ballet lovers and female athletes.
Beautiful Walking: How to Learn to Walk Gracefully and Easily
Published in 1887, Ten Days in a Lunatic Asylum not only made Nellie Bly one of the first immersive journalists, but also demonstrated the startling situation with the intolerable conditions faced by a woman living in psychiatric institutions in the late 19th century. After faking her psychotic break, Bly spent 10 days in a women's lunatic asylum, where she witnessed firsthand the injustice done to patients. Unrelated Fact: She also made a record-breaking trip around the world, completed in just 72 days.
An American Radical: A Political Prisoner in My Own Country by Susan Rosenberg
After being a radical political activist and social justice advocate, Susan Rosenberg took a turn for the worse - she helped transport 740 pounds of dynamite and various weapons before being arrested and sentenced to 58 years in prison - she's had plenty of time to reflect on how she's gone from a champion of peace and justice to a face on the FBI's most wanted list. Her years in prison have given her time to deal with all this, as well as become an activist in the forefront of the movement
for the rights of prisoners.
Books about women: a must-read for inspiration and mood
There are a million people in the world whose stories can amaze everyone. Personalities who have changed and are changing the world for the better, but which many of us do not even know about. And if you are not ashamed of it, then you should read about these people just to be inspired by them, to find in their stories an incentive for self-improvement, to understand that everything is possible and everything is in our hands.
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