Sea and Earth-The Life of Rachel Carson Author:Philip Sterling The part women have played in American history has been given little attention up to now. Yet in a hundred dfferent ways women have helped to shape our country's course. Many of them led astonishingly productive lives despite the limits placed on them by society and family. Their careers and their achievements make rich reading, at the same t... more »ime that they help us understand our own history.
Women of America, under the general editorship of Milton Meltzer, presents brief biographies of women who engaged in a vast variety of careers, battles, and enterprises. Portrayed here-often for the first time-are women who refused to accept things as they were, who took great chances and offered bold challenges. Rebels, many of them, they were drawn to where the action was in whatever world they moved.« less