What's the Story?

Submitted by rholley on December 6, 2021 - 11:36am

“What’s the Story?”
is a KRSH Radio podcast

Hosted by Joy Lanzendorfer and
co-sponsored by the Sonoma County Library

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Past What's the Story selections for
January to November, 2021      January to December, 2020


Selection for December 7

She-Wolves

She-Wolves
The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

by Helen Castor

Prize-winning historian Helen Castor delivers a compelling, eye-opening examination of women and power in England, witnessed through the lives of six women who exercised power against all odds – and one who never got the chance.

(Print book, Spanish book, eBook, eAudiobook)

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Modern HERstory

Modern HERstory
Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History

by Blair Imani

From the women’s movement to Black Lives Matter, these trailblazers come from backgrounds and communities that are traditionally overlooked despite making huge contributions to the social change movements of the last century: not just women, but people of color, queer people, trans people, Muslims, and young people.

(Print book, eAudiobook)

The Real Valkyrie

The Real Valkyrie
The Hidden History of Viking Warrior Women

by Nancy Marie Brown

In 2017, DNA tests revealed to the collective shock of many scholars that a Viking warrior in a high-status grave in Birka, Sweden was actually a woman. The Real Valkyrie weaves together archaeology, history, and literature to imagine her life and times, showing that Viking women had more power and agency than historians have imagined.

(Print book)

Daughters of the Winter Queen

Daughters of the Winter Queen
Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone

From the great courts, glittering palaces, and war-ravaged battlefields of the 17th Century comes the story of four spirited sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots.

(Print book)

Women of the American Revolution

Women of the American Revolution

Where were women during the American Revolution? Helping to run it, of course. This video lecture discusses the important role that women played during this piece of history.

(DVD)

The Autumn Throne

The Autumn Throne

by Elizabeth Chadwick

The stunning conclusion to the Eleanor of Aquitaine historical fiction trilogy. Imprisoned by her husband, separated from her children – if King Henry II thought these things would push his queen into submission, he was wrong. Freed by his death, she became dowager Queen of England. Her indomitable spirit would be tested as she attempted to keep the peace between her warring sons, fend off enemies, and negotiate a magnificent future for a chosen granddaughter.

(Print book, eBook)

The Last Tudor

The Last Tudor

by Philippa Gregory

Reimagines the lives of Lady Jane Grey and her two sisters, who respectively endure imprisonment, a secret marriage and marginalization under the suspicious eyes of Tudor queens Mary and Elizabeth.

(Print book, large type book, eBook, eAudiobook, book on CD)

My Contrary Mary

My Contrary Mary

by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Mary is the queen of Scotland and the jewel of the French court. Except when she’s a mouse. Yes, reader, Mary is a shapeshifter in a kingdom where Verities rule. It’s a secret that could cost her a head – or a tail. Luckily, Mary has a confidant in her betrothed, Francis. Thrust onto the throne, Mary and Francis face a viper’s nest of conspiracies, traps, and treason. And if Mary’s secret is revealed, heads are bound to roll.

(Print book, eBook, eAudiobook)

African Icons

African Icons
Ten People Who Shaped History

by Tracey Baptiste

Black history began long ago with the many cultures and people of the African continent. Meet 10 real-life kings, queens, inventors, scholars, and visionaries who lived in Africa thousands of years ago and changed the world.

(Print book, eBook)

Matilde

Matilde
la primera médica mexicana

por Carlos Pascual

La novela de Carlos Pascual, de fenomenal destreza literaria, rescata la figura e importancia de Matilde Montoya, quien luchó con su incuestionable ejemplo por que se escuchara la voz de miles de mujeres acalladas por razones tan vagas como la tradición o el decoro.

(Print book)

 


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