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The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography
 
 
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08 Mar 2005
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This fourth edition of the Dictionary of Women's Biography includes women who have hit the headlines in the five years since the last edition - including Condoleezza Rice, Nigella Lawson, Paula Radcliffe, Brenda Hale and Tracey Emin. Some notable omissions have been corrected. Yoko Ono, for example, used to be vilified as the woman who broke up the Beatles, but has now comprehensively proved herself to be what she has always been - a conceptual artist in her own right. Historical coverage has been broadened in response to new research, and our commitment to campaigning women worldwide is as strong as in the previous edition. We have pleasure in including activists from Afghanistan, Africa, Australia, India, Mexico, the UK and the US, including, for example, eminent Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva and grass-roots activists such as Eileen Wani Wingfield and Eileen Kampakuta Brown, award-winning Australian septuagenarians who oppose nuclear testing and nuclear-waste dumping on their ancestral lands.


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This fourth edition of the Dictionary of Women's Biography includes women who have hit the headlines in the five years since the last edition - including Condoleezza Rice, Nigella Lawson, Paula Radcliffe, Brenda Hale and Tracey Emin. Some notable omissions have been corrected. Yoko Ono, for example, used to be vilified as the woman who broke up the Beatles, but has now comprehensively proved herself to be what she has always been - a conceptual artist in her own right. Historical coverage has been broadened in response to new research, and our commitment to campaigning women worldwide is as strong as in the previous edition. We have pleasure in including activists from Afghanistan, Africa, Australia, India, Mexico, the UK and the US, including, for example, eminent Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva and grass-roots activists such as Eileen Wani Wingfield and Eileen Kampakuta Brown, award-winning Australian septuagenarians who oppose nuclear testing and nuclear-waste dumping on their ancestral lands.


Reviews

'Kylie, Nigella Lawson and J K Rowling are in. So are Tracey Emin and Paula Radcliffe. Yoko Ono and Meryl Streep, after years of neglect, are also included for the first time.The high-achieving women are all new additions to the fourth Dictionary of Women's Biography, which collates the lives of more than 2,000 females whose influence in politics, music, media, society, government and the media has been immense.' - Sally Pook, The Saturday Telegraph

'Any serious attempt to list women of achievement both living and dead is a cause for celebration.' - Janet Street Porter, Independent on Sunday

'The latest update of the authoritative Dictionary of Women's Biography gives an intriguing glimpse into how female high achievers have fought for recognition in a man's world over the past five years.' - Paul Majendie, Reuters Entertainment News

'...a whole book of heroines...' - Diary, The Guardian

'Idiosyncratic and highly readable, the new edition of this chunky paperback brings together more than 2000 women of influence from politics, the arts, science, religion and adventure...often, its the lesser-known characters whose lives are most compelling - women like Eileen Wani Wingfield and Eileen Kampakuta Brown, septuagenarians who campaign against nuclear dumping in Australia.' - Mail on Sunday


Contents

Foreword to First Edition
Acknowledgements to First Edition
A Note and Acknowledgements to Third Edition
A Note and Acknowledgements to Fourth Edition
Additional Reference Sources
A Note on Presentation
The Dictionary
Subject Index


Authors

JENNY UGLOW's latest book is A Little History of British Gardening. Her previous book, The Lunar Men, won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History in 2003. Her biography of William Hogarth was published in September 1997 and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Award. She writes and reviews for, amongst other publications, The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement and The Independent on Sunday.

MAGGY HENDRY taught in Ghana, and travelled in India gaining insights into the struggles of women who often risk their lives for their beliefs. On her return she worked voluntarily in an information exchange for women worldwide. She has a degree in African Studies, has written educational books for Africa and worked on several biographical encyclopaedias. She is currently working on a new biographical encyclopaedia and a historical novel.