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100 Nasty Women of History: Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women everyone should know

Hannah Jewell

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General & world history

100 fascinating and brilliantly written stories about history's bravest, baddest but little known 'nasty' women from across the world.

In the final debate of the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump leaned into the microphone as Hillary Clinton spoke about social security and called his opponent 'such a nasty woman'. The phrase has stuck around and has since become something of a badge of honour for women around the world.

What better time than now, then, for us to look back and learn a thing or two from the 'nasty' women of the past? Compiled and written by BuzzFeed writer Hannah Jewell, 100 NASTY WOMEN OF HISTORY contains profiles of women from across every century, race and continent, united in the fact that they were all a bit 'nasty'. From 3rd-century Japanese Empress Jingu to 20th-century British social reformer Octavia Hill, these are the women who were bold and powerful, but maybe put people (men's) backs up by being so. 100 NASTY WOMEN OF HISTORY is an accessible, intelligent, hilarious (and sometimes sweary) guide to the history-making women whom you probably don't know - but definitely should.

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Praise for 100 Nasty Women of History: Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women everyone should know

  • Packed with women too brave, too brilliant, and too unconventional to have a place in our traditional view of history, 100 Nasty Women of History is an inspiring and exciting collection of mini biographies. - The AU Review

  • This compilation of "brilliant, badass and completely fearless women" is a must-have for everyone who needs a reminder of the strength and perseverance of women. Well researched, casual and comical with accounts the history books ignore. - Manly Daily

  • 100 Nasty Women of History is a great entertaining read and a must-have for all modern feminist's bookshelves. #girlpower - Brisbanista

  • Hannah Jewell clearly had fun writing this book and it's fun to read. - Fairfax Media

  • This is such a worthy introduction to 100 fabulous women so let's all hope that there are many more instalments to come about more spicy sisters in Jewell's undeniably unique voice. - 100% Rock Magazine

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