Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World

Based on Mackenzi Lee?s popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world. With tales of heroism and cunning, in-depth bios and witty storytelling, Bygone Badass Broads gives new life to these historic female pioneers. Starting in the fifth century BC and continuing to the pr Based on Mackenzi Lee?s popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable a...

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Title:Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World
Author:Mackenzi Lee
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:141972925X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:176 pages pages

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World Reviews

  • lady victoriana
    Apr 13, 2018
    Literally why are there so many films and TV shows about crusty white men when all these women exist?? I mean I always knew women were awesome and that we had of course been part of history, but some of the women in this book are just so unbelievably awesome, particularly for the time ...
  • Amanda
    Jan 03, 2019
    This book was a great compendium of women from around the world who've made a difference. Like Lee acknowledged in her introduction, "many of the women [she] chose to highlight...[were] morally complex. They are sometimes violent, ruthless, and downright criminal." As a history major, ...
  • Inge
    Feb 21, 2018
    If someone ever tells you that you "fight like a girl", you better believe that's a damn compliment. These ladies were fierce. Not just physically, but politically, socially, intellectually. Badass broads indeed. What a great and interesting read. ...
  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Oct 06, 2017
    Name 1 non fiction book I've been more excited for You can't??? MACKENZI LEES TWITTER THREADS ABOUT HISTORY ARE THE BEST THIS IS GONNA BE THE BEST ...
  • Lia
    Jan 10, 2019
    Just imagine if I got to learn about all these amazing women in my high school history class, maybe then I would have actually enjoyed them. It's so sad that all these amazing women are just forgotten. Some saved thousands of lives and some revolutionized science or any other field, an...
  • Trevor
    May 17, 2018
    For the most part, I enjoyed this. I hadn't heard of the majority of the women so it was great gaining knowledge for the first time instead of reiterating it. [For example: I personally owe so much to Ursula Nordstrom because without her CHARLOTTE'S WEB wouldn't have existed.) The amou...
  • Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)
    Mar 05, 2018
    *Rated 4.5/5 stars ...
  • Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
    Apr 18, 2018
    You can read my review on my blog as well (for better formatting, lol) - here I really loved this book, I especially adored how inclusive it was. If you?re worried that this book might have white feminism plastered all over it, I?m here to ease your worries, it?s very intersecti...
  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    Jul 09, 2018
    4.5 stars, feeding my hunger for inspirational women of note in history after Rachel Ignotofsky's Women in Science and Sports books. I docked half a star only because it frankly needed a wee bit more copyediting. But on the whole, lovely and outspokenly anti-patriarchal establishment, ...
  • Maissa Daas
    Feb 04, 2019
    First things first these were my favorite 6 stories from the book : Emily Warren Roebling Sayyida al-hurra Fatima al Fihri Emmy Noether Alice Ball Annie Jump Canon I loved the idea of bringing women from diffrent times and backgrounds together in one book. Most of the stories ...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Apr 14, 2018
    *4.5 stars* Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. ...
  • Nat
    Mar 12, 2018
    Though I was struggling a bit at the start of this book with the super casual language used for chronicling each historic woman, I realized (rather quickly, thankfully!) that the modern take on these badass broads is exactly what makes this read that more approachable and original. ...
  • prag ♻
    Jun 30, 2018
    i love women ...
  • Vernie♡
    Sep 01, 2017
    Oh man I am so ready for this. ...
  • emma
    Jan 02, 2019
    FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, I FORGOT TO MARK A BOOK AS READ ON GOODREADS. ...Who am I?? What have I become? review to come, once I get some mild existential crises done with ----------- Starting off the new year the way I basically spent the entire last one: By reading a gorge...
  • Chelsea
    May 23, 2018
    I know this book is basically a published version of Lee's Twitter feed, which I wasn't aware of going in, but it unfortunately reads as about as polished as any Twitter thread. I read this hoping to learn about some brilliant women who impacted history, but Lee's colloquial, pop cultu...
  • Avery (Book Deviant)
    Aug 21, 2018
    full review to come but... sigh. it was really good, i normally would have given it 4.5 or even 5 stars, if not for the multiple transphobic (& enby phobic) lines that were riddled throughout. it was hard to read because of those lines. still might lower my rating to 2 stars,...
  • Christine Spoors
    Mar 14, 2018
    I've been excited about this book since Lee announced it and it definitely didn't disappoint. I don't ever recall hearing about any of these 52 wonderful women before reading this book, so I learned a lot! I think Lee did a good job at picking women from around the world to write about...
  • Andrew
    Jun 25, 2018
    https://andyswonderlandblog.wordpress... ...
  • Sarah
    Apr 30, 2018
    women are everything and i'm so proud to call myself a feminist. rtc. ? ...
  • royaevereads
    Feb 20, 2018
    This book absolutely fascinated me - it accounts the incredible lives of a hugely diverse range of women. The art is beautiful and, just as I anticipated, Lee?s writing style is so witty and fun, making these women stand out as characters who I can?t get enough of. Full review to c...
  • Gemma ♕ Books_McCoy
    Nov 07, 2018
    This book is fantastic. It was funny, thought provoking, informative and when I finished it I felt fucking empowered. All these women are awesome in their own right, strong females in every sense of the word. They are fighters, both on battlefields and off. They are trailblazers. T...
  • april.
    Mar 05, 2018
    Damn. Women are great. ...
  • Tran Thanh Tu
    Mar 31, 2018
    This is kind of a new experience for me, reading non-fiction books is not really my thing, until NOW. This is a book comprised of inspiring women throughout history who somehow did not get enough public attention, and to me, it is amazing that this book did its job well, giving the ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Aug 07, 2017
    things I love: ? Mackenzi Lee ? historical fiction ? girls things this book will contain: ? Mackenzi Lee ? historical fiction ? girls ...
  • thepessimisticreader
    Mar 04, 2018
    The women featured in this book truly did change society and impact feminism. Many of the women in this book are homosexual, one is a transgender woman, many are women of colour, indigenous women, educated women, women from poor economic backgrounds. There is a role model for everyone,...
  • Amalia Gavea
    Apr 12, 2018
    ??They span time, the globe, socioeconomic situations, sexual and gender identities, and races. They are queens, scientists, athletes, politicians, spies, warriors, peacemakers, criminals and scoundrels. They are trendsetters, barrier breakers, innovators, and rebels.?? Ou...
  • Layla
    Apr 04, 2018
    Julie d'Aubigny (Bisexual Swordswoman, Opera Singer, Hell-Raiser) was definitely my favorite. The book was empowering and I was never bored once reading it. Thanks Edie! <3 ...
  • Ana
    Feb 28, 2018
    This book was so inspiring, and included so many of my fave historical figures and many more that I?ve never heard of. Working in a bookshop means I?ve seen so many of these beautiful new books that highlight the achievements of historical women, and I love the trend, but this has ...
  • Clemlucian (&#x1f3f3;️‍&#x1f308;the brooding villain)
    Nov 16, 2018
    theme thief bookclub pick of the month Rating: 3 stars. The problem is that I read a lot of non-fiction feminist/LGBTQ+ mini-biographies like this one so I already knew most of the women presented in here, and while I didn't think it was mindblowing, Bygone Badass Broads was stil...