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Author Scott, Jeremy, 1934- author.

Title Women who dared : to break all the rules / Jeremy Scott.

Publication Info. London : Oneworld, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  920.72 SCOTT    Check Shelf
Description 275 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical resources (pages [261]-265) and index.
Summary Victoria Woodhull, Mary Wollstonecraft, Aimee Semple McPherson, Edwina Mountbatten, Margaret Argyll and Chanel were all women who dared. They had no time for what society said they could and couldn't do and would see the world bend before they did. In 1870 a mesmerising psychic named Victoria Woodhull shattered tradition by running for the White House. Had she won the ensuing spectacle would surely have rivalled that of our own era. Abhorring such flamboyance, Mary Wollstonecraft inspired a revolution of thought with her pen as she issued women's first manifesto - still to be fulfilled. From Aimee Semple McPherson, the first female preacher in America, to Coco Chanel, designer of an empire, these women became the change they wanted to see in society. In this book, Jeremy Scott pays tribute to them all with wit, verve and reverence.
Contents Preface -- 1. Mrs Satan: Presidential candidate -- 2. Monogamy is unacceptable behaviour -- 3. Liberty, equality, and what? -- 4. Holy-rolling in Carmel love nest -- 5. 'Society shaken by terrible scandal' -- 6. The Messalina complex -- 7. 'I am new just because it's me' -- 8. The brand becomes her -- 9. The scent of a woman -- Notes on sources -- Acknowledgements -- Index.
Subject Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927.
McPherson, Aimee Semple, 1890-1944.
Mountbatten of Burma, Edwina Ashley Mountbatten, Countess, 1901-1960.
Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, 1912-1993.
Chanel, Coco, 1883-1971.
Women -- Biography.
Women -- History.
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781786071934 (paperback)
1786071932 (paperback)
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