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Product Details

  • Paperback: 259 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; First Edition edition (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061246514
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061246517
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 10.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #925,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Gr 5 Up-Abigail Adams's admonishment to her husband to "remember the ladies" is the guiding principle for this volume. After a foreword by Madeleine Albright, the authors highlight more than 900 women who have impacted American history. Using a chronology that begins in 1587, noting the birth of Virginia Dare, the pages are filled with colorful illustrations, drawings, and historical photographs that underscore women's achievements up to 2011. The final entry is for surfer Bethany Hamilton. Some of the women will be well known to readers but others, such as Edith Clarke, who was one of the first three women fellows of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, will not, thus making the volume most enlightening. Scientists, authors, politicians, actors, athletes, and military officers are included, as are many "firsts," including Margaret Petherbridge Farrar, who was the first woman to produce a crossword puzzle book. The fascinating entries go on and on, and readers will find themselves saying, "I didn't know a woman did that." Lavishly illustrated pages, an absorbing selection of subjects, and a helpful professions index make this a great volume for browsing or for general interest.-Patricia Ann Owens, Illinois Eastern Community Collegesα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

For more than twenty-five years, Charlotte S. Waisman, PhD, has advocated for women as a professor, political activist, keynote speaker, and expert witness. She has co-authored several books, and is director of human resources for the Women’s Vision Foundation.



Author, speaker, and electrical engineer Jill S. Tietjen, PE, is one of the nation’s top historians on scientific and technical women. She is the CEO of Technically Speaking, a national consulting company specializing in improving technological career opportunities for women and girls.


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It makes a wonderful coffee table book and gift to others.
Laurie F.SWE
This is a very good book for anyone interested in the history of American women and how women have influenced the development of this country.
Celeste A. Koshida
This book is a treasure trove of information and a treasure keepsake.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jean E. Pouliot on June 23, 2008
Format: Paperback
Honoring over 420 years of signal achievements by American Women

If the purpose of "Her Story" was to impress the reader with the enormous number of talented and courageous women who have often passed unnoticed in American history, the authors have succeeded remarkably well. Each of the book's 220+ pages is crammed with 10 or more vignettes describing remarkable women who have changed history, whether we knew it or not. The books is laid out in chronological order, starting in 1587with the settling of Roanoke Island by Virginia Dare, among others and stretching to 2007, with the naming of Drew Gilpin Faust to the presidency of Harvard..

This is not a book about the wives and mothers of famous men, though such can be found here as well. The women in the book have each achieved some lasting fame on their own. Dolly Madison is included for saving paintings from a burning White House, not for being First Lady. The same goes for Jackie Kennedy, who is lauded for her efforts to highlight the place of the arts. There are many lesser-known women to celebrate as well. One surprise was to learn that the person behind the Apgar test given to newborns was Dr. Virginia Apgar. Women are positioned chronologically at the pinnacle of their careers, whether at the time of a great achievement or when their achievements were recognized. Nearly every one of the 2000+ descriptions here are accompanied by photographs or paintings made at the time of he women's work. The women included are artists and entrepreneurs, athletes and aesthetes, scientists and executives, cooks and advocates.

Criticisms? By necessity, the descriptions are very short, reducing a woman's life to one or two peak achievements. The progressive side of the ledger is also heavily represented.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jill Patterson on January 4, 2010
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So many women! So little space! The strength and weakness of this book: hundreds of women listed--many unknown to the average citizen--who made a difference in this country. And, unfortunately, that large number of women and the timeline format limits how much information can be provided. This is a jumping off point to find out more about the women whose stories pique your interest. Yes, it's a good "coffee table" book, designed to be dipped in leisurely. It's also an eye-opening revelation about the contributions women have made to this country.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl S. Warren on February 5, 2009
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This was fabulous!! So many women "heroes" I'd never known about. I have placed this book on the coffee table of our summer cottage so that all our guests/renters can learn from it as well. Beautiful collection of some incredible women.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By anonymous on April 26, 2008
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[[ASIN:0061246514 Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America]

This is an extremely beautiful book that everyone should own for their Library. It is written in a unique, timeline format which is very informative. The authors secured many hundreds of photos of the women they include in the timeline. A truly remarkable book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barbara A. B. Seiders on January 13, 2013
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I recommend the print edition of the book, Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America, by Charlotte S. Waisman and Jill S. Tietjen, as a casual introduction to the contributions of women in American history. It provides brief descriptions of women and their contributions that may prompt the reader to pursue learning more in greater depth from other sources.

I placed a pre-order for the Kindle version of this book as soon as I learned that it was being published, in April 2012. I believe, as do the authors, that women have been largely overlooked in the documentation of history, and it is important that we include women in the historical record. I was excited to see on January 2, 2013 that the work had been sent to my Kindle. I opened it immediately to read.

The authors have presented the historical information they have gleaned in the form of a timeline. I think this choice of presentation is interesting and useful. They have associated a picture of the woman in question, or of some aspect of her contribution, with each entry in the timeline. The imagery provides richness and context to the materials. I cannot imagine the effort that must have gone into securing permissions to reproduce all those images. There are over 20 pages of illustration credits, single spaced.

As for the substantive historical content, there is very little. Generally the authors have summarized each point in time, and each woman's contribution, in a small paragraph accompanying the photograph or other illustration. I flipped through the first several pages thinking there must be more, and was disappointed to learn that there was not.

I was also disappointed in the format of the book in electronic edition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Monica Hahn on January 2, 2009
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This is a thoughtful and extensive account of the inspiring achievements of women throughout history who made their mark on our world. They aren't simply the wives of important men, they are women who changed the world because they didn't believe anyone who said they couldn't. It's a marvelous gift for girls and women of all ages.
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I am pleased! I have been wanting this book for long time! When I received it it was in great condition and just perfect.
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