Friday, January 14, 2022

Review of Amazing Women In History: 5 Kick-Ass Women the History Books Left Out by Keri Lynn Engel

This review is written by Eugene Kernes

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Genre = History

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This is a very short book about 5 women that shaped the world.  Mary Anderson shaped the world with an entrepreneurial spirit, creating the windshield wipers that have since become standard.  Stephanie Kwolek shaped the world with the ability to see things differently, experimenting with a chemical solution that would become a fiber which would not easily break and was very stiff, a fiber that saved many lives in the form of bullet-proof vests, and many other applications.  Carmen Amaya shaped the world as an artist, a dancer who broke many traditions to combine various styles, producing with it not only great motion but also a show of emotion.  Katharine McCormick shaped the world through politics and philanthropy, funding the research that created the birth control pill which had giving women a choice.  Ana Nzinga Mbande shaped the world with political power, transforming a kingdom into a commercial state that would be able to defend itself against colonialization.   


As this is a short book, it does not provide much information, but it does pique interest in the lives of these women and a history of influence.  

Questions to Consider while Reading the Book

•What is the raison d’etre of the book?  For what purpose did the author write the book?
•Why were these women left out of history?
•Who was Mary Anderson?  
•How did Mary Anderson shape the world?
•Who was Stephanie Kwolek?  
•How did Stephanie Kwolek shape the world?
•Who was Carmen Amaya?  
•How did Carmen Amaya shape the world?
•Who was Katharine McCormick?  
•How did Katharine McCormick shape the world?
•Who was Ana Nzinga Mbande?  
•How did Ana Nzinga Mbande shape the world?

Book Details
Edition ISBN:  2940045499118
Pages to read:   15
Publication:     2013
1st Edition:      2013
Format:            eBook

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    5
Content          3
Overall           3