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This memoir chronicles the life of Mary Susannah Robbins-poet, activist, and devoted daughter of famous mathematician Herbert E. Robbins. Her antiwar activism, beginning with her experiences during the Vietnam War and continuing into the present with the Iraq…

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Betty Bumpers: Champion of Childhood Immunization and Peace explores the significance of Bumpers' work, situating her story within the context of the history and society of the late twentieth century. Her advocacy highlights social change through connecting and…

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The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman's Work in Archaeology is the first book-length biography of Margaret Alice Murray (1863-1963), one of the first women to practice archeology. Despite Murray's numerous professional successes, her career has received…

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Emma Goldman has often been read for her colorful life story, her lively if troubled sex life, and her wide-ranging political activism. Few have taken her seriously as a political thinker, even though in her lifetime she was a vigorous public intellectual within…
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To the Wilderness is the memoir of an outdoorswoman's life in search of the wild. Improvising a canoe route through deep Maine woods, she discovered—a century after Thoreau—not the forest primeval but a commercial forest, B.C. (Before Chainsaw). Later,…

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For psychotherapist, painter, feminist, filmmaker, writer, and disability activist Harilyn Rousso, hearing well-intentioned people tell her, "You're so inspirational!" is patronizing, not complimentary. In her empowering and at times…