Annotations for Women Daredevils : Thrills, Chills and Frills


Baker & Taylor
From going over Niagara Falls in a barrel to diving from forty feet into a tank of water on a horse, this book profiles amazing daredevil women who broke with convention and the social norms of the late 1800s and early 1900s to perform their death-defying stunts and earn their due respect as equals to men in their risky professions.

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Baker & Taylor
Profiles daredevil women who broke with convention and the social norms of the late 1800s and early 1900s to perform their death-defying stunts and earn their due respect as equals to men in their risky professions.

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Penguin Putnam
Annie Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Mabel Stark wrestled with tigers. Sonora Webster Carver plummeted forty feet on horseback into a tank of water. These and the eleven other women profiled in this book performed between 1880 and 1929, when females were expected to stay home and raise families, not entertain crowds with acts of derring-do. Their bravado, equal to that of any male thrill-seeker, made them inspiring at a time when women were testing the waters of equality and freedom. Julie Cummins's conversational text and Cheryl Harness's posterlike illustrations bring a colorful era in history to life.


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