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Coming This February!

November 4,2019

On February 4, 2020, National Geographic will publish Breaking Through: How Female Athletes Shattered Stereotpyes in the Roaring Twenties. It's the final book in my trilogy that looks at women's lives in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the culmination of my career (so far) writing about women and sports. The Roaring Twenties was a watershed decade in the advancement of female athletes, producing international superstars who sometimes pushed their male counterparts off the sports pages. But not surprising, there was also a backlash that led to spirited debates on the boundaries of femininity. The book also features timelines that look at other social, scientific, and political developments of the decade, from prohibition to insulin to the popularity of the Charleston.

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