Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Five books about actual badass women who ruled the world

At the B&N Reads blog Nicole Hill tagged five top books about actual badass women who ruled kingdoms, including:
Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff

Her skill with strategy and high-stakes diplomacy ensured Cleopatra would be written about and remembered far beyond her short time on earth. While we at Barnes & Noble can’t condone all of Cleopatra’s actions (there is the matter of her two dead brother-husbands), we have to admit she got things done, including the reshaping of an empire. Clever beyond measure and more than willing to do what she had to, she was a woman with no peers in her own time, and few since. Schiff’s historical fiction offering reconstructs Cleopatra’s life in a way that minimizes her notorious love affairs and shines a light on the bold personality that changed the world forever.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue