18 of the Best Books for National Reading Month
Frisky fish, pensive poets, illicit lovers...and more
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The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe
Simon & Schuster
We all know "Battle Hymn of the Republic," but not much about the woman who composed it. Howe–a New York suffragette, abolitionist, and mother of six nicknamed "the Diva"–is the subject of this invigorating feminist biography.
— Natalie Beach