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A short history of women : a novel

Author: Kate Walbert
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Inspired by a suffragist ancestor who starved herself to promote the integration of Cambridge University, Evie refuses to marry and Dorothy defies a ban on photographing the bodies of her dead Iraq War soldier sons, a choice that embarrasses Dorothy's daughters.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Romans (teksten)
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Walbert
ISBN: 9781416594987 1416594981 9781416594994 141659499X
OCLC Number: 232979253
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
Inspired by a suffragist ancestor who starved herself to promote the integration of Cambridge University, Evie refuses to marry and Dorothy defies a ban on photographing the bodies of her dead Iraq War soldier sons, a choice that embarrasses Dorothy's daughters.
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
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Description: ix, 239 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Evelyn Charlotte Townsend : Wardsbury, Grayshead-on-Heath, England, 1914-1918 --
Dorothy Trevor Townsend : London, England, 1914 --
Dorothy Townsend Barrett : Dover, Delaware, 2003 --
Dororthy Trevor : Cambridge, England, 1898 --
Dorothy Trevor Townsend : Wardsbury, England, 1914 --
Evelyn Charlotte Townsend : Grayshead-on-Heath, England, 1919 --
Dorothy Townsend Barrett : Patagonia, Argentina, 2004 --
Dorothy Trevor : Cambridge, England, 1899 --
Dorothy Townsend Barrett : Silver Spring, Maryland, 1973/2006 --
Evelyn Charlotte Townsend : V-J Day, New York City, New York, 1945 --
Elizabeth "Liz" Anne Barrett : New York City, New York, 2007 --
Dorothy Trevor Townsend : Wardsbury, England, 1914 --
Caroline Townsend Barrett Deel : Bedford, New York, 2007 --
Dorothy "Dora" Louise Barrett-Deel : New Haven, Connecticut, 2007 --
Evelyn Charlotte Townsend : New York City, New York, 1985.
Responsibility: Kate Walbert.
Local System Bib Number:
.b26780641

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From a lecture delivered to suffragettes in Victorian England to a playdate on Manhattan's Upper West Side, this provocative work chronicles four generations of women, their aspirations, the limits  Read more...
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"A subtle and profound book, as thought-provoking as it is moving." --Ann Packer, author of <i>The Dive From Clausen's Pier</i>

 
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