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Author Scott, Jeremy, 1934- author
Title Women who dared : to break all the rules / Jeremy Scott
Imprint London, England : Oneworld Publications, 2019
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 人文社會聯圖  CT3203 .S36 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020607792
Descript ix, 277 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-265) and index
"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"-- Provided by publisher
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
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