Book cover of Bully Market: My Story of Money and Misogyny at Goldman Sachs by Jamie Higgins
Biography & Autobiography

Bully Market: My Story of Money and Misogyny at Goldman Sachs 

Jamie Fiore Higgins became one of the few women at the highest ranks of Goldman Sachs. Spurred on by the obligation she felt to her working-class immigrant family, she rose through the ranks and saw it all: out-of-control, lavish parties flowing with never-ending drinks; affairs flouted in the office; rampant drug use; and most pervasively, a discriminatory culture that seemed designed to hold back the few women and people of color employed at the company. […Learn More]

Book cover of Women Warriors: An Unexpected History by Pamela Toler
Biography & Autobiography

Women Warriors: An Unexpected History 

The woman warrior is always cast as an anomaly—Joan of Arc, not GI Jane. But women, it turns out, have always gone to war. In this fascinating and lively world history, Pamela Toler not only introduces us to women who took up arms, she also shows why they did it and what happened when they stepped out of their traditional female roles to take on other identities. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Women of Rothschild: The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Dynasty by Natalie Livingstone
Biography & Autobiography

The Women of Rothschild: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Famous Dynasty

In The Women of Rothschild, Natalie Livingstone reveals the role of women in shaping the legacy of the famous Rothschild dynasty, synonymous with wealth and power.

From the East End of London to the Eastern seaboard of the United States, from Spitalfields to Scottish castles, from Bletchley Park to Buchenwald, and from the Vatican to Palestine, Natalie Livingstone follows the extraordinary lives of the Rothschild women from the dawn of the nineteenth century to the early years of the twenty-first. […Learn More]

Book cover of American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Secret History of Adoption by Gabrielle Glaser
Politics & Social Science

American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Secret History of Adoption

The shocking truth about postwar adoption in America, told through the bittersweet story of one teenager, the son she was forced to relinquish, and their search to find each other.

During the Baby Boom in 1960s America, women were encouraged to stay home and raise large families, but sex and childbirth were taboo subjects. Premarital sex was common, but birth control was hard to get and abortion was illegal. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live by Danielle Dreilinger
Politics & Social Science

The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live

The surprising, often fiercely feminist, always fascinating, yet barely known, history of home economics.

The term “home economics” may conjure traumatic memories of lopsided hand-sewn pillows or sunken muffins. But common conception obscures the story of the revolutionary science of better living. The field exploded opportunities for women in the twentieth century by reducing domestic work and providing jobs as professors, engineers, chemists, and businesspeople. And it has something to teach us today. […Learn More]

Book cover of Is Rape a Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto by Michelle Bowdler
Biography & Autobiography

Is Rape a Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto

She Said meets Know My Name in Michelle Bowdler’s provocative debut, telling the story of her rape and recovery while interrogating why one of society’s most serious crimes goes largely uninvestigated.

The crime of rape sizzles like a lightning strike. It pounces, flattens, destroys. A person stands whole, and in a moment of unexpected violence, that life, that body is gone.
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Book Cover of Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America by Keisha N. Blain
Biography & Autobiography

Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America

Explores the Black activist’s ideas and political strategies, highlighting their relevance for tackling modern social issues including voter suppression, police violence, and economic inequality.

“We have a long fight and this fight is not mine alone, but you are not free whether you are white or black, until I am free.”
—Fannie Lou Hamer […Learn More]