Birth date: November 21, 1929
Died: May 02, 2009
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I read this years ago and I swear it changed my attitude about what was possible for a woman to have and to refuse. I haven't read it in years but I will re-read it someday for sure. I vaguely remember the movie with Colleen Dewhurst and Lee Remick. Would love to find and watch that again someday!
There could be some slightly better editing. For instance, in the start of a section on Russia in the 1970s, French claims that no one died of starvation under the communists. Maybe post-WW II, but I’m not willing to buy such a statement. I wouldn’t buy it about any country in the world. Still, ...
3.5While I found this volume to be just as rewarding to read as the first, I had some problems. They are listed below.1. I don't understand the implication that King Phillip's War has the highest death total on American soil. The Civil War had more dead. I will admit that one can advocate that th...
Some contemporary novels eventually become very instructive as historical ones. The mid-century social trappings have changed and to some extent certain issues like working outside the home have moved toward resolution, but the ingrained assumptions and the violence haven't changed a bit. In a react...
this book was my entry to feminism.