Visionary Women

How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World
Product Number: EB00707167
Released: Mar 13, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062310743
Publisher: Ecco
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A Finalist for the PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography Four influential women we thought we knew well-Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters-and how they spearheaded the modern progressive movement This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together, these women-linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention-showed what one person speaking truth to power can do. Jane Jacobs fought for livable cities and strong communities; Rachel Carson warned us about poisoning the environment; Jane Goodall demonstrated the indelible kinship between humans and animals; and Alice Waters urged us to reconsider what and how we eat. With a keen eye for historical detail, Andrea Barnet traces the arc of each woman's career and explores how their work collectively changed the course of history. While they hailed from different generations, Carson, Jacobs, Goodall, and Waters found their voices in the early sixties. At a time of enormous upheaval, all four stood as bulwarks against 1950s corporate culture and its war on nature. Consummate outsiders, each prevailed against powerful and mostly male adversaries while also anticipating the disaffections of the emerging counterculture. All told, their efforts ignited a transformative progressive movement while offering people a new way to think about the world and a more positive way of living in it.

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Author(s): Andrea Barnet
Original Publish Date: Mar 13, 2018

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Author(s): Andrea Barnet
Narrator(s): Cassandra Campbell
Product Number DD17902
Released: Mar 13, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538501405
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Author(s): Andrea Barnet
Narrator(s): Cassandra Campbell
Product Number Z100127271
Released: Mar 13, 2018
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Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062798022

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