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Women Trailblazers of California: Pioneers to the Present Paperback – August 7, 2012
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About the Author
She is currently a board member of the Women's Museum of California, a member of their Speaker's Bureau, and chairperson of the museum's Fund Development Committee.
Top Customer Reviews
But I may have been able to stumble blindly through the fog of a poorly written, poorly researched book had I not tripped over the typo of a name, Ina Coolbrith referred to as Ina "Coolbirth" in this poor excuse for a history book, published by an outfit called The History Press. If they cannot get Coolbrith's name correct, the first Poet Laureate of California, what hope do they have in getting anything in this rag correct?
After that incredible mistake, I flipped through the rest of the book and nearly gagged on the reductive, assumptive, dumbed down history that does a true disservice to the phenomenal history of women in California. Julia Morgan was known to have climbed scaffoldings in her skirt? Well I'll be gobsmacked to hell! "Apparently the hostility to women that was commonplace in the professions of layers and doctors was not as deeply ingrained in the fields of architectural design and urban planning." Excuse me, WHAT?
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Good to read a book dedicated to women. While a long time resident of California, most of these were unfamiliar.Published on May 4, 2013 by Bridget Murray