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Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World (edició 2016)

de Ann Shen (Autore)

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Bad Girls Throughout History is a vibrantly illustrated volume featuring 100 women who were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. Each entry features a portrait rendered in author Ann Shen's distinctive, bold watercolor style and a brief essay highlighting the woman's notable achievements. Organized chronologically, the collection features bad girls from a range of places, eras, ethnicities, and fields - from Aphra Behn (first female professional writer) to Sojourner Truth (activist and abolitionist), Ada Lovelace (the first computer programmer), Marie Currie (first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize), Joan Jett (the Godmother of punk), and many, many more!… (més)
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Títol:Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World
Autors:Ann Shen (Autore)
Informació:Chronicle Books Llc (2016), Edition: 01, 224 pages
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Readable? Yes. Ground-breaking? No.

The title should really read something more like, Bad Girls Throughout History Mostly Since the 19th Century and Who Are Mostly White, and More Frequently American or Western European.

I liked the concept, but I found some of the information a little off. And as my alternate title suggests, this is by no means even close to a comprehensive or inclusive collective biography. About 80% of it covers the last 200-ish years.

And at first glance, Shen's artistic style is pleasing in that twee sort of way, but as the book progressed and I was seeing illustrations of women whose portraits I already knew, I found the style grating. Are we really helped by depicting strong women in a twee sort of way? Are women with harder brows, regular ol' eyelashes, or rounder faces more respectable if we lighten them up a bit?

I'm also reading this coming off the same weekend where I read [b:Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History|28502749|Rad Women Worldwide Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History|Kate Schatz|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1460671020s/28502749.jpg|48656093], which I think does a better job at what this book aims to do. ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
A list of 100 women, 80% from the 19th and 20th century, heavily weighted toward show business and media. That's the value. For facts you'll get more and probably more accurate from Wikipedia. The illustrations are less interesting and less accurate portraits than the average tourist caricaturist hack would produce. ( )
  quondame | Jun 25, 2019 |
A fun diversion: Shen paints and briefly profiles 100 notable women throughout history. Some are well-known, others I have never heard of, but it is fun to Google them. I spent quite a bit of time Googling Hedy Lamarr, whom I knew as a movie star, but not as the inventor of the technology wi-fi is based on. Cool tidbits like that make this a fun book. ( )
  Gezemice | Oct 29, 2018 |
This is a great little collection of short, one- or two-page bios of "bad girls," women who did what they needed to do rather than what they were expected to do. There are warrior queens and pirate queens, actors and writers, inventors, actors who became inventors, politicians, doctors, nurses, notorious criminals, and spies. It's light, lively, with fun, colorful art showing the women described.

It is, sadly, quite oversimplified, probably inevitable given the limited space. We don't know if the story of Cleopatra and the asp is true. Major events in Eva Peron's career are dropped out entirely. And in some places, it's just completely, inexcusably, unnecessarily wrong. The Constitution under which George Washington and then John Adams became President was not even adopted until years after the Revolution. So, no, while John and Abigail Adams were the first Presidential couple to live in the Presidential Mansion in Washington, they didn't live there during the Revolution. Exactly zero thought had been given to a possible future capital for the new United States of America during the war, when the working capital was Philadelphia. Now, Abigail was John's full partner and a vital part of his career, but muddling the history like that just subtracts from the whole. There are other factual errors like that, and you will likely have your own "favorites."

That said, though, this is interesting, entertaining, and really doesn't pretend to be anything other than a brief introduction to the women. They're all potentially fascinating, and this is a great starting point if you're looking for a direction to go off in for further reading about trouble-making women in history.

I got this from Kindle Unlimited. ( )
  LisCarey | Sep 19, 2018 |
Ann Shen's illustrated guide to historical women is a fascinating collection of short pieces exploring women who broke the norms of their time periods. Each explanation is accompanied by an illustration of the woman - the illustrations are beautifully done and draw the reader into the woman's life and contributions. Shen works to highlight a variety of women hailing from a variety of cultures, countries, and with contributions ranging from the scientific and artistic fields and beyond. Overall, this is a powerful collection of information about both well-known and little-known women throughout history.
  Breanne.Lawson | Aug 6, 2018 |
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Bad Girls Throughout History is a vibrantly illustrated volume featuring 100 women who were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. Each entry features a portrait rendered in author Ann Shen's distinctive, bold watercolor style and a brief essay highlighting the woman's notable achievements. Organized chronologically, the collection features bad girls from a range of places, eras, ethnicities, and fields - from Aphra Behn (first female professional writer) to Sojourner Truth (activist and abolitionist), Ada Lovelace (the first computer programmer), Marie Currie (first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize), Joan Jett (the Godmother of punk), and many, many more!

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