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The Resource The secret history of Wonder Woman, Jill Lepore

The secret history of Wonder Woman, Jill Lepore

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The secret history of Wonder Woman
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The secret history of Wonder Woman
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Jill Lepore
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eng
Summary
A riveting work that reveals the origin of one of American popular culture's most iconic figures--a story that hides within it not only a fascinating family saga but a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism. From the author of the National Book Award finalist Book of Ages. Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. In the more than seven decades since she first appeared, her comic books have never been out of print. In years of interviews and archival research, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman's creator. Lepore has discovered that, from Marston's days as a Harvard undergraduate, he was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with the British suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife brought into their home, as Marston's mistress, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. The Marston family story--a house of one man, three women, and four children--is a story of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Sanger's niece together wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they pursued a life of extraordinary nonconformity. No less fascinating is Marston's role as the inventor of the lie detector. Internationally known as an expert on truth, he lived a life of secrets--only to spill them on the pages of the Wonder Woman comics he began writing in 1941
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1966-
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Lepore, Jill
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741.5/973
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LC call number
PN6728.W6
LC item number
L48 2014ab
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  • Marston, William Moulton
  • Wonder Woman
  • Superheroes
  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
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The secret history of Wonder Woman, Jill Lepore
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 05 min., 11 sec.))
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9780553551358
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The secret history of Wonder Woman, Jill Lepore
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 05 min., 11 sec.))
File format
unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9780553551358
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital
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25a5aa65-b4d9-412f-aebc-dc824365a6da
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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  • (OCoLC)892487154
  • (OCoLC)ocn892487154
  • 1019899
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