The Resource A short history of women, Kate Walbert

A short history of women, Kate Walbert

Label
A short history of women
Title
A short history of women
Statement of responsibility
Kate Walbert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Short History of Women opens in England in 1915, at the deathbed of Dorothy Townsend, a suffragist and one of the first women to integrate Cambridge University. Dorothy's daughter, Evie, travels America after WWI and becomes a professor of chemistry at Barnard College. Decades later, following the death of her son, Evie's niece, also named Dorothy, defies the ban on photographing the caskets of soldiers killed in Iraq at Dover Air Force base, and is arrested. Both young professionals, Dorothy's daughters are embarrassed by their mother's activism and baffled when she leaves their father after 50 years of marriage
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
304511
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walbert, Kate
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
A short history of women, Kate Walbert
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
302 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781602855175
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010270
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781602855175
Label
A short history of women, Kate Walbert
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
302 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781602855175
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010270
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781602855175

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