Who runs the world? Women historical figures.
The unsung heroes of history are often women, well we want to change that. We want to celebrate women that should have made the history books with these historical books.
When Women Ruled the World: Six Queen of Egypt by Kara Cooney
Kara Cooney is an Egyptologist that wrote her book to celebrate some of the first women rulers in history including Hatshepsut and Nefertiti in her non-fiction novel. Cooney focuses on the impressive power, struggles, and successes of female pharaohs including how they impacted current politics.
Soldaderas in the Mexican Military by Elizabeth Salas
This book is all about defying societal norms and challenging gender stereotypes that are about the story of Mexican female warriors during Mexico’s bloody conflicts.
Geisha, a Life by Mineko Iwasaki
This autobiography reveals the secret life of a classical trained geisha and Iwasaki reveals her life’s story from her origins to her retirement. This 300-page novel is described as a true story of a geisha compared to the dramatized version of a geisha that is often portrayed in entertainment.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Jane Sherron De Hart
This biography took 15 years for the author to complete the first full biography of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The 800-page biography included interviews with RBG herself along with her family, friend, and colleagues.
The Warrior Queens by Antonia Fraser
This 400-page non-fictional book offers insight into untold stories of female commanders and rulers that changed countries through their leadership. Fraser covers the stories of female rulers including Indira Gandhi, Njinga Mbandi, and more.