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Women who dared : to break all the rules / Jeremy Scott.

Author/Creator:
Scott, Jeremy, 1934- author.
Publication:
London, England : Oneworld, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
275 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm
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Subjects:
Women -- Biography.
Women -- History.
Women.
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.
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
Biography.
History.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical resources and index.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9781786071934
1786071932
9781786071941 (ePub ebook)
OCLC:
994521932
Publisher Number:
99980820059