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Gail Collins was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1945. She received a B.A. in journalism from Marquette University and an M.A. in government from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She writes an op-ed column for The New York Times every Thursday and Saturday. She was also the first woman to mostrar mais hold the position of Editorial Page Editor at the Times, which she held from 2001 to 2007. She has also written several books including America's Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines and When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Associated Works

The Feminine Mystique (1963) — Introdução, algumas edições4,562 exemplares
Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex (2011) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Women and the Press: The Struggle for Equality (2005) — Prefácio — 6 exemplares


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A succinct work for a short presidency, this book is nicely written and actually a good piece of history. Given the unenviable task of writing a presidential biography of the shortest presidential tenure (a month), the author succeeds in painting a knowledgeable picture of the man for the reader, and in casting this president's biography as relevant and worth reading.
alrajul | 6 outras críticas | Jun 1, 2023 |
Collins describes the lives of American women from the colonial days to the near present. She describes on the lives of normal women as well as the lives of the women remembered by history. She tells how women dealt with household duties on covered wagons and discusses how the phenomenon "going steady" increased premarital sex. There are stories of how women came together to abolish slavery while denying free colored women membership in their societies. By giving all of these perspectives, Collins avoids painting women as perfect.

One criticism: Collins seems to sometimes gives too little credit to the role of men. However, since she does this by omission, not by belittling men, I suspect that it is just because there was a lot to fit in the book and history from the perspective of men can be found in other places.
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eri_kars | 22 outras críticas | Jul 10, 2022 |
Like reading Cliff Notes - exactly what I wanted. Not too in-depth, and what really can you do with a guy who only served 30 days in office.
minkscat | 6 outras críticas | Jan 29, 2022 |
America's Women tells the story of more than four centuries of history, from the Mayflower to the present. Told chronologically through the compelling stories of individual lives that, linked together, provide a complete picture of the American woman's experience.
MWMLibrary | 22 outras críticas | Jan 14, 2022 |



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