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Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World | Andrea Barnet
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Four influential women we thought we knew wellJane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Alice Watersand 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 womenlinked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with conventionshowed 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 womans 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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JenniferP
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One of my favorite recent nonfiction reads about strong, intelligent, impactful women. #internationalwomensday

sarahljensen Thanks for this! *Added to my TBR pile* :) 2y
JenniferP @sarahljensen excellent! It was a good one. 2y
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JenniferP
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I‘m excited to start this book about four women who shaped a cultural shift from valuing industry back to nature. And I love the cover! #readingwomen

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JenniferP
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#bookspin I‘m excited to try this for the first time in June. My towering pile of books barely fits in the pic! Great idea @TheAromaofBooks

Leftcoastzen Nice Selections! 3y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad to have you along!!! I'll be sure to tag you on Tuesday!! 3y
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Ruthiella I just read Crossing to Safety. It was excellent! 😀 3y
BarbaraBB Such an attractive pile 😍 3y
LeahBergen Ooo! So many good ones in there! 3y
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WanderingBookaneer
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I need this in my life! 😍

DivineDiana As do I! 5y
EvieBee @DivineDiana The Kindle book is on sale for $1.99! 5y
DivineDiana @EvieBee Thank you so much! On my way to add to my collection now! 📚👏🏻🙂 5y
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