The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman, created in 1941, on the brink of World War II,is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, she has lasted the longest and commanded the most vast and wildly passionate following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity.... show more
Wonder Woman, created in 1941, on the brink of World War II,is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, she has lasted the longest and commanded the most vast and wildly passionate following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike others, she also has a secret history. In Jill Lepore’s riveting work of h
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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This was very fascinating. I enjoyed reading about earlier feminism. WMM was definitely ahead of his time (but also had his issues). This was really, really well researched, so it came off as a bit dry for me so I read small portions at a time. One thing I found fascinating were the relationships El...
As a second generation nerd, I grew up with various comic books at my disposal. Because of a family allegiance to Marvel, we never really had too many DC comics lying around, but we did enjoy the occasional Wonder Woman appearance on the Justice League cartoon series. I did not expect to find so m...
The Secret History of Wonder Woman is an interesting read - it has great ideas about the history of American feminism, and why it's been grinding gears since the 1970s in many ways, but what it does do, and do well, is take a look at "First Wave" feminism, and at William Moulton Marston. And who w...
If you are a fan of the Wonder Woman comic and want to get a brief idea of the creator then this might be an interesting although somewhat superficial read. Ultimately, this is really a short biography of William Marston and his feminist ideals. I was hoping for a more in depth understanding of t...
The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a history of Wonder Woman, but it's so much more than that. It is a history of the social movements that birthed her, a biography of the people who created her, an analysis of the scientific, legal, business, and political realms which alternately tried to chain...
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