Biography Reviews


Reviews of Biographies

Scholars of women’s history have provided us with an exciting and ever growing list of books about the famous as well as less known women in history. We have selected a few that we have recently enjoyed, limiting our reviews to those that:

• appeal to a wide lay audience

• provide new information about a well known personality

• bring to light important but less known figures

• offer classroom useful resources

List of Reviews

Melisende of Jerusalem: The World of a Forgotten Crusader Queen  by Margaret Tranovich

An Introduction to Christine De Pizan  by Nadia Margolis

Cleopatra: A Life  by Stacy Schiff

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman  by Robert K. Massie

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