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Hidden Women in History

This author broke ground on at least 2 levels: she became a news reporter, and she did personal research by checking herself into a ‘madhouse’ as an inmate to do a tell-all article; both feats were unheard of in her time.

Once upon a time… there was a fascinating woman who came up with a way to transport books to the people who needed them. This book is all about her.

Jane Franklin is the proverbial good woman behind the well-known Benjamin Franklin- her brother- and the story Ms. Lepore gleans from her writings is well worth telling.

If you ever wondered about the lady who wrote the story of Frankenstein, this is the book for you. Reading this book is like stepping through the front cover into her world.

In the 1940s, these math-wiz girls were recruited from colleges to do a job that was literally hidden in plain sight.

The original “computer” was a woman, and a group of them worked at the heart of the US government program that sent ships and people to various places in space.