Women Warriors: An Unexpected History

✓ Women Warriors: An Unexpected History ☆ Pamela D. Toler - Women Warriors: An Unexpected History, Women Warriors An Unexpected History Who says women don t go to war 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 The

  • Title: Women Warriors: An Unexpected History
  • Author: Pamela D. Toler
  • ISBN: 0807064327
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Hardcover

✓ Women Warriors: An Unexpected History ☆ Pamela D. Toler - Women Warriors: An Unexpected History, Women Warriors An Unexpected History Who says women don t go to war 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 The

  • ✓ Women Warriors: An Unexpected History ☆ Pamela D. Toler
    430Pamela D. Toler
Women Warriors: An Unexpected History

About " Pamela D. Toler "

  • Pamela D. Toler

    I m an academic renegadeThe first day of my PhD program at University of Chicago, my advisor said, You know there are no jobs, right I knew, but I didn t care I wanted to write about history for a broader audience than the other five people interested in my dissertation topic I wanted to write for history buffs and nerdy kids and the general intelligent reader That would be you, right Offi I m an academic renegadeThe first day of my PhD program at University of Chicago, my advisor said, You know there are no jobs, right I knew, but I didn t care I wanted to write about history for a broader audience than the other five people interested in my dissertation topic I wanted to write for history buffs and nerdy kids and the general intelligent reader That would be you, right Officially my degree is in the history of the Indian sub continent, with strong sub fields in European imperialism and Islam I feel strongly that the West in general and Americans in particular need to know about the history of other parts of the world That belief is often reflected in the topics I choose to write about, whether I m working on a small story feather hats in ancient Peru, anyone or a big one Mankind the Story of All of Us These days I write about a wide range of historical topics for history buffs, nerdy kids and you get the idea On any given day I could be working on World War I recruiting posters, the mud mosques of West Africa, the first European translation of the Arabian Nights, Napoleon s invasion of Egypt, or the history of absinth At least half the time I m writing outside of my field , exploring odd corners of the past with field tested research skills, a red hot library card, and a large bump of curiosity Basically, I m interested in the times and places where two cultures meet and change each other Come along for the ride

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  • The author states her intent is to bring women warriors out of the historical shadows to consider the reasons that they have taken up arms and how those reasons related to their roles and the consequences of their actions.I am actually going to be very blunt here this is very basic stuff that a good google search can produce I myself have written about over half the women mentioned have read the same books have read the same internet articles And if this is your area of interest, then yo The aut [...]


  • Interesting primer on female warriors throughout history, with a nice balance time and location wise.If you already read up on the subject, you can pretty much skip this one, I already knew about most women mentionedNevertheless a good starting point if you are interested in the subject.


  • Woman as Warrior may seem like an oxymoron, but women have a long history of fighting and taking lives In the old world view, It is no possible for a mother to kill than for a warrior to give birth, Pamela D Toler writes.If you ve heard of only a few warrior women namely, Joan of Arc and Boudica , it isn t because there s been no than a few It s because men took charge of writing and record keeping, and women had no place there especially not women who defeated men in battle bu Woman as Warrior [...]


  • Do you look at the military in the United States and think about how many women are within the ranks The fighters who patrol the areas at war and that new Seal Team recruit Are women fighting a new thing in our armed forces a new thing Not so , says historian Pamela Toler Toler, whose new book, Women Warriors An Unexpected History , is a look at women through history who have fought for their countries, both under cover and in the open Women have actually fought in battles at the sides Do you lo [...]


  • This book is as much about how various cultures including modern America have viewed women warriors as it is about the warrior women themselves Each chapter had several examples of that theme Queens who led troops, etc and each biography was about 3 pages long The bios covered why the woman went to war, what she did during the war, and how her contemporaries viewed her Between each bio and even within it , the author commented on people s attitudes about the female warriors It was an i This book [...]


  • An interesting read but it could have been better organized.I appreciated the style of writing and the well researched material but it wasn t my cup of tea.Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC


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