Women Who Dared

Pages: 288
Subject: Biography, History
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: integrated greyscale images

Women Who Dared

To Break All the Rules

Jeremy Scott

The extraordinary stories of six women who defied the spirit of their age

Paperback
9781786071934 (7 Feb 2019)
RRP £12.99 / US$20.00

The Book

Victoria Woodhull, Mary Wollstonecraft, Aimee Semple McPherson, Edwina Mountbatten, Margaret Argyll and Chanel were all women who dared. They had no time for what society said they could and couldn't do and would see the world bend before they did.

In 1870 a mesmerising psychic named Victoria Woodhull shattered tradition by running for the White House. Had she won the ensuing spectacle would surely have rivalled that of our own era. Abhorring such flamboyance, Mary Wollstonecraft inspired a revolution of thought with her pen as she issued women's first manifesto - still to be fulfilled.

From Aimee Semple McPherson, the first female preacher in America, to Coco Chanel, designer of an empire, these women became the change they wanted to see in society.

In Women Who Dared, Jeremy Scott pays tribute to them all with wit, verve and reverence.

Additional Information

Subject Biography, History
Pages 288
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations integrated greyscale images

 

About the Author

Jeremy Scott became a full-time writer following a colourful career in advertising, as described in his acclaimed memoir Fast and Louche. He is the author of Dancing on Ice, Show Me a Hero, The Irresistible Mr Wrong and Coke: The Biography. He lives in Chelsea, London.

Reviews

‘Mr Scott is a breath of shocking air in these dull times. Where has he been hiding?'

- John Walsh, Independent, on Fast and Louche