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From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor.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. These are the stories of women who fought because they wanted to, because they had to, or because they could. Among the warriors you'll meet are: Tomyris, ruler of the Massagetae, who killed Cyrus the Great of Persia when he sought to invade her lands; The West African ruler Amina of Hausa, who led her warriors in a campaign of territorial expansion for more than 30 years; Boudica, who led the Celtic tribes of Britain into a massive rebellion against the Roman Empire to avenge the rapes of her daughters; The Trung sisters, Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, who led an untrained army of 80,000 troops to drive the Chinese empire out of Vietnam; And many more spanning from ancient times through the 20th century.
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Columbia Gorge Community College Library 355.0092 TOLE 2019 (Text) 39705000028661 Main Collection Book None 04/01/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780807064320
  • ISBN: 0807064327
  • Physical Description: 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-220) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
"Women do not fight" -- Don't mess with mama -- Her father's daughter -- Her mother's daughter -- The widow's rampage -- The most powerful piece on the chessboard -- Queen in all but name -- Joan of Arc of [fill in the blank] -- Wo-manning the ramparts -- Molly Pitcher(s)? -- In disguise -- No disguise ceeded -- Was she or wasn't she?
Summary, etc.:
From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor.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. These are the stories of women who fought because they wanted to, because they had to, or because they could. Among the warriors you'll meet are: Tomyris, ruler of the Massagetae, who killed Cyrus the Great of Persia when he sought to invade her lands; The West African ruler Amina of Hausa, who led her warriors in a campaign of territorial expansion for more than 30 years; Boudica, who led the Celtic tribes of Britain into a massive rebellion against the Roman Empire to avenge the rapes of her daughters; The Trung sisters, Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, who led an untrained army of 80,000 troops to drive the Chinese empire out of Vietnam; And many more spanning from ancient times through the 20th century.
Subject: Women and war.
Women soldiers > Biography.
Military history.
Genre: Biographies.

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