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On Display at Clarkston: March 2015

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

March 2015 -- Women's History Month

General Women's History

Abrams, Jeanne, E.
Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail: A History of the American West. New York: New York Univeristy Press, 2006.
Call Number: HQ1172 .A27 2006

In many ways, the Jewish experience in the West was distinct. Given the still-forming social landscape, beginning with the 1848 Gold Rush, Jews were able to integrate more fully into local communities than they had in the East. Jewish women in the West took advantage of the unsettled nature of the region to “open new doors” for themselves in the public sphere in ways often not yet possible elsewhere in the country.

D'Ambra, Eve.
Roman Women. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Call Number: HQ1136 .D35 2007

This book examines the daily lives of Roman women by focusing on the mundane and less celebrated aspects of daily life - family and household, work and leisure, worship and social obligations - of women of different social ranks.

Blundell, Sue.
Women in Ancient Greece. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995.
Call Number: HQ1134 .B58 1995

By examining the roles that men assigned to women, the ideals they constructed for them, and the anxieties they expressed about them, Blundell sheds light on the cultural dynamics of a male-dominated society. Lively and richly illustrated, her work offers a fresh look at women in the ancient world.

Boatwright, Eleanor Miot.
Status of Women in Georgia 1783-1860. Brooklyn: Carlson, Pub., 1994.
Call Number: HQ1438.G4 B63 1994

This study of women in antebellum Georgia certainly deserves recognition for being a pioneering work in women's history. Much of its material and methodologies, however, has been superseded by recent scholarship. Although the book is gracefully written and filled with insightful observations, Boatwright's views on race were not so advanced as her views on gender. Most likely to be of use to specialists.

Kerber, Linda K. and Jane Sherron De Hart.
Women's America: Refocusing the Past. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Call Number: HQ1426 .W663 1995

Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. It provides selections from leading theorists and historians that offer more material on the impact of ethnicity in American culture, the roles that women have played in the creation of male-dominated structures, and the international dimensions of women's lives.

Kuiper, Kathleen and Britanica Educational Publishing.
The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time. New York: Britanica Educational Pub., 2010.
Call Number: HQ1121 .A14 2010

Profiles one hundred notable women from throughout history, including politicians, royalty, authors, and entertainers, describing their lives and achievements; those profiled include Sappho, Joan of Arc, Eleanor Roosevelt, Virginia Woolf, and Aung San Suu Kyi.

Leon, Vicki.
Uppity Women in Ancient Times. Berkeley: Conari Press, 1995.
Call Number: HQ1127 .L46 1995

In a witty and informative way, Vicki Leon profiles 150 women who made their mark around the Mediterranean between 2800 B.C. and 450 A.D.--3,200 years of history from a female vantage point. Among those featured are the Assyrian queen of Babylon who is credited with inventing trousers and the Queen of Kish who began her career as a bar owner.

Leon, Vicki.
Uppity Women in Medieval Times. Berkeley: Conari Press, 1997.
Call Number: HQ1143 .L46 1997

Meet "Serfer Girls," "Battle Axes," "Amazons in Shining Armor,&qot; and a host of other women who made history during the Middle Ages.

Leon, Vicki.
Uppity Women of the Renaissance. Berkeley: Conari Press, 1999.
Call Number: HQ1148 .L46 1999

Covering wide geographical ground and combining meticulous historical research, period artwork, and a rollicking sense of humor, this latest volume in the Uppity Women series profiles more than 200 heroines, hussies, and harpies of the fourteenth through the 17th centuries.

Marsh, Ben.
Georgia's Frontier Women: Female Fortunes in a Southern Colony. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2007.
Call Number: HQ1438.G4 M37 2007

Ranging from Georgia's founding in the 1730s until the American Revolution in the 1770s, Georgia's Frontier Women explores women's changing roles amid the developing demographic, economic, and social circumstances of the colony's settling.

Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail

Neils, Jenifer.
Women in the Ancient World. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.
Call Number: HQ1127 .N45 2011

In this lively and accessible book, Jenifer Neils offers an engaging overview of the roles of women in the ancient societies of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Near East. Sifting through a range of evidence from written and material culture, and focusing in particular on visual imagery, she traces the parameters of women's real lives, as distinct from the stereotypical ways in which they were often portrayed.

Polk, Milbry and Mary Tiegreen.
Women of Discovery: A Celebration of Intrpeid Women who Explored the World. New York: C. Potter, 2001.
Call Number: HQ1123 .P65 2001

Profiles eighty women who traveled to far-reaching places as guides, pilgrims, artists, mountaineers, scientists, and aviators to explore the unknown and satisfy their thirst for adventure with courage and determination.

Rowbotham, Shiela
A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the United States. London: Viking, 1997.
Call Number: HQ1593 .R687 1997

This volume chronicles the story of women's changing lives; not a simple story of progress but of the diversity of historical change, the complexity of women's responses and strategies both collectively and personally. Narrative chapters divided by decade are augmented by short thematic essays, on subjects such as suffrage, abortion rights, and women and film.

Smith, Bonnie G.
Women's History in Global Perspective. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005.
Call Number: HQ1121 W88585 2004

The American Historical Association's Committee on Women Historians commissioned some of the pioneering figures in women's history to prepare essays in their respective areas of expertise. This volume collects their efforts. The first in a major three-volume set, Women's History in Global Perspective, Volume 1 addresses the comparative themes that the editors and contributors see as central to understanding women's history around the world.

Focus on Zora Neale Hurston

Hurston, Lucy Anne.
Speak so you can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston. New York: Doubleday, 2004.
Call Number: PS3515.U789 Z74 2004

A life of the distinguished African American folklorist and author features facsimiles of her writing and samples of her works in their original published format.

Hurston, Zora Neale.
The Complete Stories. New York: HarperPerennial, 1996.
Call Number: PS3515.U789 A6 1996

Appearing for the first time in one collection, these stories are rich in language, powerful in imagery, and establish themes that attest to Hurston's tremendous range.

Hurston, Zora Neale.
I Love Myself when I am Lauging -- And Again When I am Looking Mean and Impressive. Old Westbury, NY: The Feminist Press, 1979.
Call Number: PS3515.U789 A6 1979

Synopsis: The most prolific African-American woman author from 1920 to 1950, Hurston was praised for her writing and condemned for her independence, arrogance, and audaciousness. This unique anthology, with 14 superb examples of her fiction, journalism, folklore, and autobiography, rightfully establishes her as the intellectual and spiritual leader of the next generation of black writers.

Hurston, Zora Neale.
Their Eyes were Watching God. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991.
Call Number: PS3515.U789 T5 1991

When Janie Starks returns to her rural Florida home, her small black community is overwhelmed with curiosity about her relationship with a younger man.

The Complete Stories
I Love Myself...

Focus on Frida Kahlo

Chicago, Judy, Frances Borzello, and Frida Kahlo.
Frida Kahlo: Face to Face. New York: Prestel, 2010.
Call Number: ND259.K33 C47 2010

At once deeply personal and brilliantly perceptive, this dynamic reconsideration of the life and work of Frida Kahlo is curated by the prominent feminist artist Judy Chicago, who helped introduce American audiences to Kahlo's paintings.

Grimberg, Solomon.
Frida Kahlo: The Still Lives. New York: Merrell, 2008.
Call Number: ND259.K33 G75 2008

The Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is considered to be one of the greatest women artists of all time, and her vibrantly colorful work remains hugely popular today. She is best known for her striking self-portraits, through which she depicted her psychological and physical pain after an accident at the age of eighteen left her disabled and unable to bear children. Until now, Kahlo's remarkable still lifes - of which she completed about forty, compared to eighty or so self-portraits - have not been subjected to close scrutiny, despite the fact that they comprised a major part of her creative output.

Hooks, Margaret.
Frida Kahlo: Portraits of an Icon. Throckmorton Fine Art Inc., 2002.
Call Number: ND259.K33 H66 2002

This selection of portraits of Frida Kahlo brings together the work of some of the most renowned photographers of the twentieth century. The images span Frida Kahlo's life beginning with the photograph of the self-possessed chubby four-year-old with her fist full of wilting roses and ending with the image of an emaciated, wasted figure on her deathbed forty-two years later. They follow the artist's trajectory from precocious child to famous artist; bringing into focus the painter, the paintings, the patient, the wife, the daughter, the lover and the friend.

Kahlo, Frida et. al.
Frida Kahlo: Portraits of an Icon. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2007.
Call Number: ND1329.K33 A4 2007

In celebration of the one-hundredth anniversary of Kahlo's birth, this major new monograph is published on the occasion of the 2007-08 traveling exhibition. It features the artist's most renowned work--the hauntingly seductive and often brutal self-portraits--as well as a selection of key portraits and still lifes; more than 100 color plates, from Kahlo's earliest works, made in 1926, to her last, in 1954; critical essays by Elizabeth Carpenter, Hayden Herrera and Victor Zamudio-Taylor; and a selection of photographs of Kahlo and Rivera by preeminent photographers of the period, including Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Gisele Freund, Tina Modotti and Nickolas Muray.

Tibol, Raquel.
Frida Kahlo: An Open Life. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, Press, 1993.
Call Number: ND259.K33 T513 1993

Frida Kahlo truly is Mexico’s gift to the history of art. She was just eighteen years old when a terrible bus accident changed her life forever, leaving her handicapped and burdened with constant physical pain. But her explosive character, raw determination and hard work helped to shape her artistic talent.

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This display celebrates women's lives in an assortment of times and places, and also shines a spotlight on notable women: Frida Kahlo, Zora Neale Hurston, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Sonia Sotomayor. In addition, there are books for and about women in nearly every profession. Women's History Month 2015 with rainbow palette and quill pen

Women in the Arts

Cozzolino, Robert and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2012.
Call Number: N8354 .P46 2012

The Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women is a collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) of approximately 400 works of art including paintings, photographs, drawings, watercolors, pastels, collage, prints, fabric pieces, ceramics, bronze, wood, and sculpture in other media by over 150 artists.

Thompson Barbara et. al.
Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body. Hanover, NH: Hood Museum of Art, 2008.
Call Number: N8232 .B55 2008

Presents a catalog to accompany an exhibition that focuses on the black female body from three viewpoints: the traditional African, the colonial, and the contemporary global.

Weidmann, Christine, Petra Larass, and Melaine Klier.
50 Women Artists You Should Know. New York: Prestel, 2008.
Call Number: N8354 .W45 2008

This comprehensive survey of 50 influential women artists from the Renaissance to the Post-Modern era details their vast contributions to the art world.

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Women in Business

Aldrige, Rebecca and Stella McCartney.
Stella McCartney. New York: Chelsea House, 2011.
Call Number: #: TT505.M34 A43 2011

Profiles the life and career of the fashion designer, including her famous parents, work in fashion, activism, and family life.

Bundles, A'Lelia Perry
On her own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker. New York: Scribner, 2001.
Call Number: HD9970.5.C672 W3533 2001

Written by her great-great-granddaughter, a biography of the entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker is told through personal letters, records, and photographs from the family collection.

Ehrhart-Morrison, Dorothy.
No Mountain High Enough: Secrets of Successful African American Women. Berkeley, CA: Coari, 1997.
Call Number: HD6054.4.U6 E36 1997

Thirty-two African American women, including bishops, rocket scientists, college presidents, CEOs, and physicians reveal the combination of factors that led to their success against all odds and candidly reflect on the struggle to maintain a balance between work, relationships, spirituality, and community.

Picardie, Justine.
Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life. New York: HarperCollins, 2010.
Call Number: TT505.C45 P53 2010

Peels away the layers of romance and myth to reveal the woman who shaped modern fashion, drawing from research in the Chanel archives and an exclusive interview with Chanel's successor, Karl Lagerfeld.

Sandberg, Sheryl and Nell Scovell.
Lean in: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Call Number: HD6054.3 .S265 2013

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women's voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In this book the author examines why women's progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

Uppity Women of the Renaissance  Lean In

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Women in the Middle East

Ahmed, Qanta.
In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2008.
Call Number: R692 .A346 2008

Unexpectedly denied a visa to remain in the United States, Qanta Ahmed, a young British Muslim doctor, becomes an outcast in motion. On a whim, she accepts an exciting position in Saudi Arabia. This is not just a new job; this is a chance at adventure in an exotic land she thinks she understands, a place she hopes she will belong.What she discovers is vastly different. The Kingdom is a world apart, a land of unparralled contrast. She finds rejection and scorn in the places she believed would most embrace her, but also humor, honesty, loyalty and love.

Bodman, Herbert L. and Nayereh E. Tohidi.
Women in Muslim Societies: Diversity within Unity. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998.
Call Number: HQ1170 .W587 1998

Authors from a variety of disciplines assess the issues facing women in Muslim societies not only in the Middle East but also in Africa and Asia. They stress the importance of historical context, local customs and policies in defining the status of Muslim women, and examine how women are coping with challenges such as modernity and conservative reaction.

Graham-Brown, Sarah.
. Images of Women: The Portrayal of Women in Photography of the Middle East 1860-1950. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.
Call Number: HQ1726.5 .G73 1988

Features hundreds of photos of Middle Eastern and North African from the late Nineteenth and early to mid-Twentieth Centuries. Photos are surrounded by text that provides a rich historical and cultural background.
Eileen H. Kramer

Hussain, Freda.
Muslim Women. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984.
Call Number: HQ1170 .M847 1984

The history of Islam and the changing role-performance of Muslim women, given the various interpretations of the belief system of Islam, are described. It is the contention of the authors that it is these various interpretations which have given rise to the conflict between the ideal and contextual realities. This book also includes papers which investigate the problems of feminism and employment for Muslim women, as well as the educational and legal aspects of their lives in contemporary Islamic society.

Invisible Women  Images of Women

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Women in the Politics and Law

Albright, Madeleine Korbel and Bill Woodward.
Madam Secretary. New York: Hyperion, 2013.
Call Number: E840.8.A37 A3 2003

For eight years, Albright was Secretary of State during Clinton s two presidential. terms, & was an active participant in dramatic events -- from the pursuit of peace in the Middle East to NATO s humanitarian intervention in Kosovo. Here, she shares her remarkable story.

Biskupik, Joan and Sandra Day O'Connor.
Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Women on the Supreme Court Became its Most Influential Justice. New York: ECCO, 2005.
Call Number: KF8745.O25 B57 2005

Sandra Day O'Connor, America's first woman justice, became the axis on which the Supreme Court turned. She was called the most powerful woman in America, and it was often said that to gauge the direction of American law, one need look only to O'Connor's vote. Then, just one year short of a quarter century on the bench, she surprised her colleagues and the nation by announcing her retirement.

Ernst, Joni. Joni Ernst: United States Senator from Iowa.
United States Senate.
Tea Party sensation, Joni Ernst is now the Senate's first female combat veteran, and Iowa's junior Senator. Her official web site features public relations, press releases, videos, a flattering biography and more.
Eileen H. Kramer

Felix, Antonia.
Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream. New York: Berkeley Books, 2010.
Call Number: KF8745.S67 F45 2010

Drawing on in-depth interviews with Sonia Sotomayor's former colleagues, family, friends, and teachers, New York Times bestselling biographer Antonia Felix explores Sotomayor's childhood, the values her parents instilled in her, and the events that propelled her to the highest court in the land.

Ghattas, Kim.
. The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power. New York: Henry Holt, 2013.
Call Number: Decatur E887.C55 G53 2013

The first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, anchored by Ghattas's own perspective and her quest to understand America's place in the world.

Maveety, Nancy.
Sandra Day O'Connor: Strategist on the Supreme Court. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996.
Call Number: KF8745.O25 M38 1996

Since her appointment as the first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has had a major, but largely unrecognized, influence on the collective jurisprudence of the Burger and Rehnquist Courts. In this comprehensive and systematic analysis of O'Connor's judicial contributions, Nancy Maveety describes how O'Connor has used accommodationist decision-making strategies to make substantive contributions to the development of both constitutional law and the Court's norms of collegiality.

Palin, Sarah.
America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag. New York: Harper, 2010.
Call Number: Dunwoody F910.7.P35 P34 2010

Palin celebrates the enduring strengths and virtues that she believes have made the United States great. Framed by her personal belief in the importance of family, faith, and patriotism, the book ranges widely over American history, culture, and current affairs, and reflects on her own interpretations of the key values--both national and spiritual--that have been a part of Palin's life and continue to inform her particular vision of America's future.

Sotomayor, Sonia.
My Beloved World. New York: Knopf, 2013.
Call Number: KF8745.S67 A3 2013

An instant American icon, the third woman, and the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court, the author tells the story of her life before becoming a judge, in this personal memoir. Here the author recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

Zelnick, Robert.
Swing Dance: Justice O'Connor and the Michigan Muddle. Stanford, CA: Hoover INstitution Press, 2004.
Call Number: KF8742 .Z44 2004

With a journalist's eye for detail, Robert Zelnick looks at Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's key role in the controversial University of Michigan affirmative action cases of 2003, providing key background information, detailed descriptions of daily arguments, and an evaluation of the final rulings.

Sandra Day O'Connor: Strategist of the Supreme Court  Confessions of a Trauma Junkie

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Women in Science, Medicine, and Nursing

Au, Michelle.
This Won't Hurt a Bit (and other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood. New York: Grand Central Pub., 2011.
Call Number: R134 .A9 2011

Michelle Au started medical school armed only with a surfeit of idealism, a handful of old ER episodes for reference, and some vague notion about "helping people." This Won't Hurt a Bit is the story of how she grew up and became a real doctor.

Beyer, Kurt.
Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.
Call Number: QA76.2.H67 B49 2009

In Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age, Kurt Beyer reveals a more authentic Hopper, a vibrant and complex woman whose career paralleled the meteoric trajectory of the postwar computer industry. Both rebellious and collaborative, Hopper was influential in male-dominated military and business organizations at a time when women were encouraged to devote themselves to housework and childbearing. Hopper's greatest technical achievement was to create the tools that would allow humans to communicate with computers in terms other than ones and zeroes. This advance influenced all future programming and software design and laid the foundation for the development of user-friendly personal computers.

Comfort, Nathaniel C.
The Tangled Field: Barbara McClintock's Search for the Patterns of Genetic Control. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
Call Number: QH429.2.M38 C66 2001

This biographical study illuminates one of the most important yet misunderstood figures in the history of science. Barbara McClintock (1902-1992), a geneticist who integrated classical genetics with microscopic observations of the behavior of chromosomes, was regarded as a genius and as an unorthodox, nearly incomprehensible thinker. In 1946, she discovered mobile genetic elements, which she called "controlling elements." Thirty-seven years later, she won a Nobel Prize for this work, becoming the third woman to receive an unshared Nobel in science. Since then, McClintock has become an emblem of feminine scientific thinking and the tragedy of narrow-mindedness and bias in science.

May, Sherry Jones.
Confessions of a Trauma Junkie: My Life as a Nurse Paramedic. Ann Arbor: Modern History Press, 2011.
Call Number: RT120.E4 M345 2011

Ride in the back of the ambulance with Sherry Jones Mayo Share the innermost feelings of emergency services workers as they encounter trauma, tragedy, redemption, and even a little humor. Sherry Jones Mayo has been an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergerncy Room Nurse, and an on-scene critical incident debriefer for Hurricane Katrina. Most people who have observed or experienced physical, mental or emotional crisis have single perspectives. This book allows readers to stand on both sides of the gurney; it details a progression from innocence to enlightened caregiver to burnout, glimpsing into each stage personally and professionally

Ofri, Danielle.
Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellvue. Boston: Beacon Press, 2003.
Call Number: Dunwoody R692 .O35 2003

When Danielle Ofri enters the doors of New Yorkas legendary Bellevue Hospital as a tentative medical student, she is plunged into the teeming world of urban medicine: mysterious illnesses, patients speaking any one of a dozen languages, overworked interns devising audacious strategies to cope with the intensity of a big-city hospital. In a facility where poverty and social strife are as much a part of the pathology as any microbe, it is the medical students and interns who are thrust into the searing intimacy that is the doctor-patient relationship. With each chapter, Ofri introduces us to a new medical crisis and a human being with an intricate and compelling history.

Tang, Joyce.
Scientific Pioneers: Women Succeeding in Science. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2006.
Call Number: Q130 .T36 2006

Analyzes the life and career histories of ten extraordinary female scientists... The author explores the personal, political, cultural, and economic factors that led to the success of these women. [She] proposes that for a woman to be successful in science not only requires perseverance and talent, but also structural opportunities, institutional support, and conscious decision making.

Frida Kahlo the Still Lives  Frida Kahlo Face to Face

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Women in Sports

Cooper, Cynthia.
She Got Game: My Personal Odyssey. New York: Warner Books, 1999.
Call Number: Dunwoody GV884.C63 A3 1999

WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Cynthia Cooper shares her extraordinary story in this fascinating and inspiring book that proves that hard work, commitment, and determination can pave the way for success--no matter what the odds

Johnson, Susan E.
When Women Played Hardball. Seattle: Seal Press, 1994.
Call Number: GV875.A56 J64 1994

The years between 1943 and 1954 marked the magical era of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League - which proved beyond doubt that women can play hardball. With skill and style, more than 500 women took to the baseball diamonds of the Midwest dazzling fans and becoming a visible and supported part of our national pastime.

Joyner-Kersee, Jacqueline and Sonja Steptoe.
A Kind of Grace: The Autobiobraphy of the World's Greatest Female Athlete. New York: Warner Books, 1997.
Call Number: Dunwoody GV697.J69 A3 1997

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one of the world's most successful athletes, and has dominated the women's decathlon for many years. With this book, Jackie discusses how she has overcome her difficult early years to rise to the top.

Ryan, Joan.
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters. New York: Doubleday, 1995.
Call Number: GV464 .R93 1995

A sports reporter investigates the training of girls as professional gymnasts and figure skaters, arguing that the pressure to succeed and to look beautiful results in mental and physical harm, from eating disorders to psychological trauma.

Whiteside, Kelly.
WNBA: A Celebration Commemorating the Birth of a League. New York: HarperHorizons, 1998.
Call Number: GV885.515.W66 W55 1998

Synopsis: The WNBA's inaugural season was the most successful debut by a league in professional sports history. More than 50 million fans turned in to watch games on NBC, ESPN, and Lifetime. The league averaged nearly 10,000 fans per game after projecting only 4,500 before the season began. The success was nothing short of astounding, and now the ultimate collectible will commemorate that first unforgettable season.

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Women at War

Butler, Janet.
Kitty's War. St. Lucia, Queensland, AU: University of Queensland Press, 2013.
Call Number: Academic eBooks on EBSCOHost UH495.A8 B88 2013

Through Kitty's diaries and Janet Butler's thoughtful narration, we see the war through the eyes of a young Australian nurse as she is transformed by what she witnesses. Kitty's War is an intimate and rare story of one woman's remarkable experience of war.

Gourley, Catherine.
Rosie and Mrs. America: Perceptions of Women in the 1930s and 1940s. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books, 2008.
Call Number: HQ1420 .G68 2008

Looks at the roles of American women in the 1930s and 1940s seen in the stereotypes of the strong, patriotic "Rosie the Riveter" and the frugal homemaker "Mrs. America" and illustrates how they were reflected in the magazines, catalogs, and films of the time.

Honey, Maureen.
Creating Rosie the Riveter: Class, Gender, and Propaganda During World War II. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1984.
Call Number: HQ1420 .H66 1984

Examines advertisements and fiction published in the Saturday Evening Post and True Story in order to show how propaganda was used to encourage women to enter the work force.

Howes, Ruth and Michael R. Stevenson.
Women and the Use of Military Force. Boulder: L. Reinner Publishers, 1993.
Call Number: U21.75 .W665 1993

With the active participation of women in the Gulf War, their role in mandating and implementing the use of military force has become a subject of heated debate. Clearly that role has changed - and expanded - greatly in the last decades. The policy-making establishment, though, continues to be predominantly male. And the obvious question remains: is there a fundamental difference in the way women and men use force and view its utilization on the international scale?

Jones, David E.
Women Warriors: A History. Washington: Brassey's, 1997.
Call Number: U21.75 .J66 1997

Cultural anthropologist David E. Jones takes the reader back through history and around the world to uncover a clear pattern of women as warriors. Women Warriors is the most comprehensive account of the female martial heritage available and a comment on the nature of gender, on the power of the warrior image, and on the image's source in history.

Keil, Sally Van Wagenen.
Those Wonderful Women in Their Flying Machines: The Unknown Heroines of World War II. New York: Four Directions Press, 1990.
Call Number: D810.W7 K43 1990

A narrative history, from first-hand interviews, of the valiant American women pilots of World War II.

Oliver, Kelly.
Women as Weapons of War: Iraq, Sex, and the Media. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.
Call Number: U21.75 .O43 2007

From the female soldiers involved in Abu Ghraib to Palestinian women suicide bombers, women and their bodies have become powerful weapons in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. In Women as Weapons of War, Kelly Oliver reveals how the media and the administration frequently use metaphors of weaponry to describe women and female sexuality and forge a deliberate link between notions of vulnerability and images of violence.

Tucker, Sherry.
Swing Shift: "All-Girl" Bands of the 1940s. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000.
Call Number: ML82 .T83 2000

The forgotten history of the “all-girl” big bands of the World War II era takes center stage in Sherrie Tucker’s Swing Shift. American demand for swing skyrocketed with the onslaught of war as millions—isolated from loved ones—sought diversion, comfort, and social contact through music and dance.

Yellin, Emily.
Our Mothers' War: American Women at Home and at the Front During World War II. New York: Free Press, 2005.
Call Number: D810.W7 Y45 2005

Our Mothers' War is a stunning and unprecedented portrait of women during World War II, a war that forever transformed the way women participate in American society.

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