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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Improbable Women] AUTHOR William Woods Cotterman Free read Improbable Women Five very different women who influenced history through their surveys writings photographs maps and ethnographies as they were inexplicably drawn to the Middle East Lady Hester Stanhope was born in 1776 and Freya Stark died in 1993

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Improbable Women] AUTHOR William Woods Cotterman Read for a class on the middle east The writing was not impressive but the introduction of the five women highlighted in the book and their geopolitical impact on the region was fascinating

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Improbable Women] AUTHOR William Woods Cotterman Would you believe it took me two months to write this review?The subjects of Improbable Women by William Cotterman are women from wealthy families who were explorers in the 18th and 19th centuries This was an era when ladies like t

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Improbable Women] AUTHOR William Woods Cotterman William Woods Cotterman à 4 characters Download ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à William Woods Cotterman What do these five women Hester Stanhope Jane Digby Isabel Burton Gertrude Bell and Freya Stark have in common? According to Improbable Women each of them were fascinated by Zenobia ueen of Palmyra Each of them have braved the dangers of the Middle Eastern desert to visit and pay homage to Zenobia’s Palmyra a once great city that

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Improbable Women] AUTHOR William Woods Cotterman William Woods Cotterman à 4 characters Free read Improbable Women Full disclosure I received a free ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewAs someone who personally admires Zenobia I knew I just had to pick up Improbable Women A biography of one of my favourite heroines as well as five other incredible women? How could could I not read it?I was slightly disappointed in the level of detail in the biographies but I’m fully aware that including enough details to satisfy me would have me

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    Free read Improbable Women Download ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à William Woods Cotterman William Woods Cotterman à 4 characters In every generation there are women who break the mould who choose to defy societal norms and follow their own path through life This fascinating book explores the life of 5 such women from different time periods – the mid 18th century to t

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    William Woods Cotterman à 4 characters Download ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à William Woods Cotterman EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Improbable Women] AUTHOR William Woods Cotterman The usual caveat applies Netgalley free copy blah blah Gertrude BellThis book is the story of five women of the last 300 years of so who travelled extensively in the Middle East at a time when their contemporaries barely left their homes It's interesting to speculate on whether or not the journeys would be easier today if indeed it wou

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Improbable Women] AUTHOR William Woods Cotterman I received an advanced reading copy via Net GalleyThis book is an account of five women who traveled the Middle East during the 19th and 20th century Travel to this area during the Ottoman Empire was an extremely difficult and dang

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William Woods Cotterman à 4 characters Improbable Women characters ↠ 104 Improbable Women examines the lives of five women writers all upper class British women. Disclaimer ARC read via Netgalley Might be changes before final publication Improbable Women is not a bad book It really isn t Yet I wanted it to be so much than it was and in some way it felt like a letdown Part of this reaction is due to my own preferences when it comes to reading history and part of it is something else Mr Cotterman is clearly fascinated by the women that he details in this book ueen Zenobia Lady Hester Stanhope Jane Digby Isabella Burton Gertrude Bell and Freya Stark The idea of the book is that all the modern women are connected not just by their travels in the Middle East but also by a trip to Palmyra ruled in the past by ueen Zenobia hence the section on her And this is where it goes slightly pear shaped The idea is good but for several of the women if you blink you miss the trip to Palmyra There is no real connection between the women and Zenobia no sense that they were fascinated by her no sense that Palmyra fascinated them This isn t a bad thing really The women Stanhope Digby el Mesrab Burton Bell and Stark are all fascinating and so is Zenobia It just doesn t feel like Zenobia belongs in this book with the other women The reason why she is in the book at all seems to be because Zenobia was a fascinating character She challenged Roman rule The section on Zenobia was interesting though perhaps too romanticized how do we know for instance that she loved stories about Cleopatra and Boudicca It s a nice image but we don t know I know some readers of history do not mind this type of speculation but it isn t my thing so take this criticism with a grain of salt What you shouldn t take with a grain of salt is the following criticism At times many times it seems as if Cotterman is obsessed with the women s sex lives than their lives of exploration It wasn t all that surprising that Isabella Burton had the shortest chapter because she had the most conservative sex life Perhaps this done to get readers but it feels like a disservice to the women Further the focus on affairs takes the place of interesting life details why did Stanhope refuse to see ueen Caroline when she had been a lady in waiting to the ueen a fact that is revealed in the el Mesrab chapter why was Caroline too scandalous for the scandalous Stanhope why did she and her sister not exchange letters for so long I understand the book s strutuce precludes a detailed biography but the emphasis does not have to be on lovers It doesn t even tie to Zenobia whom supposedly was chaste This opposition might be interesting if Cotterman comments on it but he doesn t In addition to the emphasis on sef lives there is an old line about the women being braver than others I don t think Cotterman meant the line to be condescending and dismissive of women but it comes across that way IF Cotterman really looked at why the five modern women were able to break social taboos seemingly because of family support and money in some degree the statement might come across as less insulting Because it he doesn t it feels like these women were head and shoulders above all women who couldn t do anything which is simplistic and ignores women like the suffragettes and implies that five women here were manly men an idea that is re enforced by the emphasis on their relationships with men and only menYet it is an interesting book because these women should be better remembered than they are We celebrate T E Lawrence but Gertrude Bell whose work helped Lawrence and who worked with him politically is disregarded and all but forgotten Stark did work that was important in the Second World War Burton helped her husband but we remember best her destruction of his work after his death Stanhope and Digby el Mesrab changed the culture of their times Cotterman does admire the women not for who they slept with but for what they did And that makes up for much

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William Woods Cotterman à 4 characters Improbable Women characters ↠ 104 Red the Middle East Hester Stanhope Jane Digby Isabel Burton Gertrude Bell and Freya Sta. The usual caveat applies Netgalley free copy blah blah Gertrude BellThis book is the story of five women of the last 300 years of so who travelled extensively in the Middle East at a time when their contemporaries barely left their homes It s interesting to speculate on whether or not the journeys would be easier today if indeed it would be possible at allWhat a really fascinating book When I picked it up I was expecting the standard layout of different sections devoted to each of these remarkable women with no real cohesion Mr Cotterman does much better than that and manages to link them all to the story of ueen Zenobia of Palmyra scene of the recent appalling Isis vandalismThis makes for a very enjoyable and original read The women featured here would be fascinating in any book but this method makes for a much coherent read There s no doubt these women deserve to be written about and remembered and this book is an excellent addition to their stories

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William Woods Cotterman à 4 characters Improbable Women characters ↠ 104 Who rebelled against the conventions of their own societies and lived traveled and explo. Read for a class on the middle east The writing was not impressive but the introduction of the five women highlighted in the book and their geopolitical impact on the region was fascinating

  • Hardcover
  • 298
  • Improbable Women
  • William Woods Cotterman
  • English
  • 23 May 2018
  • 9780815610236