March 29, 2017

Female fighters

Women Warriors: Adventures from History's Greatest Female Fighters
by Teena Apeles

Military history is full of fighting men, but scarce attention is paid to the women. Teena Apeles aims to correct this oversight in her breezy little book, which introduces some female warriors who have made their mark: the Amazons, Joan of Arc, the Trung sisters, Lozen, Boudicca, Tomoe Gozen, and Lakshmibai. Other women mentioned include Native American fighters, warrior queens, female ninjas, Arab warriors, modern and fictional superheroes, and women who fought while pregnant.

Active prose and good design make this book an enlightening and worthy read.

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