What is the Ladies Guide to History
As today, or what remains of today is International Women’s Day I thought I would update you on all the cool women I have been reading about this past year. The Ladies Guide to History is a series of posts where I’ve been chronicling reading my way through history through women’s biographies. (albeit not in any kind of order as most of my biographies comefrom library book sales) What I’ve learned so far is that women’s place in history has been vastly underestimated. So many of these women have impacted history in a major way. This is an ongoing series and I’m looking forward to what and who I’ll be learning about next.
My Past Ladies Guides:
Ladies Guide to History: The Woman Who Would Be King by Kara Cooney
The Ladies Guide to History: The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldier by Elizabeth Cobbs
Ladies Guide to History: Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams by Lynne Withey
The Ladies Guide to History: Lucrezia Borgia by Sarah Bradford
The Ladies Guide to History: Hildegard of Bingen
The Ladies Guide to History: Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley
The Ladies Guide to History: Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir
Do you have any women’s biography recommendations? Let me know!
Let me start this off by saying that Grant happens to be my favorite President. It’s not because of any of the great things he accomplished but rather because he had the courage to do what so many people do not. He was able to fail. He was able to dust himself off and try again. Grant was flawed, yes, but Grant was able to overcome his failures. He had the courage to keep trying. Ulysses Grant had the tenacity to keep moving forward even when things were at their roughest. Continue reading
February is here! The following books are the books that I picked out to read this month. I’m planning to read some more fantasy this month (Age of Swords and Ruin) since I enjoyed the fantasy books I read last month, and in honor of Valentine’s Day I picked out a romance novel (The Awakening of Miss Prim).
Who Was She?
Hatshepsut was a woman who had the courage to take power and the fortitude to hold that power in a society where women in power went against the status quo. Because she went against the status quo she was often thought of as power hungry, and that she stole power from the true (male) owner of that power. The author, Kara Cooney, of The Woman Who Would Be King goes a long way in proving Hatshepsut’s story was different than what was previously believed. Continue reading
Since it’s Nonfiction November 2017 I decided to share 5 of my nonfiction favorites. Continue reading
“I desire you would Remember the Ladies… Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If perticuliar care and attention is not paid to the Laidies we are determined to forment a Rebelion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Repersentation.”
– Abigail Adams
Abigail Adams is often thought of one of the United States first feminists and in some respects, this is certainly true. She believed that women were not, as often thought, the intellectual inferiors to men and many of her actions back this up. In Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams Lynne Withey discusses Abigail’s life and her contributions to the newly formed United States and to feminism. Continue reading
I know that I am really very very late in posting this but thought I would post my April TBR anyway .
- Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields
- Candide: Or Optimism by Francois Voltaire
- Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
- Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
- The Man who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
Links to Books:
Jane Austen: A Life by Carol Shields
Candide: Or Optimism by Francois Voltaire
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
The Man who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace