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64 Top Nonfiction Books to Read for Women's History Month

"March is Women's History Month, dedicated to the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Below, we've selected 64 books, published within the last ten years, that dig deep into the topic. We've divided the collection into two broad categories. First is Histories and Biographies; second is Memoirs and Autobiographies.

In addition to the deep and invaluable historical overviews, we've got specific studies on writers and thinkers, queens and spies, funny ladies and female pharaohs, first ladies and Supreme Court justices. We've also got your Rocket Girls, Radium Girls, Fly Girls, and Code Girls."
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The Three Mothers (Anna Malaika Tubbs)
The Three Mothers (Anna Malaika Tubbs)
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The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos (Judy Batalion)
The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos (Judy Batalion)
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A Black Women's History of the United States (Daina Ramey Berry)
A Black Women's History of the United States (Daina Ramey Berry)
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The Woman They Could Not Silence (Kate Moore)
The Woman They Could Not Silence (Kate Moore)
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Madame Fourcade's Secret War (Lynne Olson)
Madame Fourcade's Secret War (Lynne Olson)
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The Five (Hallie Rubenhold)
The Five (Hallie Rubenhold)
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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II (Sonia Purnell)
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II (Sonia Purnell)
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999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz (Heather Dune Macadam)
999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz (Heather Dune Macadam)
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Agent Sonya (Ben Macintyre)
Agent Sonya (Ben Macintyre)
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Code Name Lise (Larry Lofts)
Code Name Lise (Larry Lofts)
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The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine (Janice P. Nimura)
The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine (Janice P. Nimura)
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Come Fly the World (Julia Cooke)
Come Fly the World (Julia Cooke)
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Hidden Figures (Margot Lee Shetterly Laura Freeman)
Hidden Figures (Margot Lee Shetterly Laura Freeman)
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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik)
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik)
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The Romanov Sisters (Helen Rapparport)
The Romanov Sisters (Helen Rapparport)
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The Witches (Stacy Schiff)
The Witches (Stacy Schiff)
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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II (Denise Kiernan)
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II (Denise Kiernan)
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Code Girls (Liza Mundy)
Code Girls (Liza Mundy)
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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War (Karen Abbott)
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War (Karen Abbott)
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Prairie Fires (Caroline Fraser)
Prairie Fires (Caroline Fraser)
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Victoria: The Queen (Julia Baird)
Victoria: The Queen (Julia Baird)
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Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail (Ben Montgomery)
Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail (Ben Montgomery)
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The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt (Kara Cooney)
The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt (Kara Cooney)
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Romantic Outlaws (Charlotte Gordon)
Romantic Outlaws (Charlotte Gordon)
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The Lady From the Black Lagoon (Mallory O'Meara)
The Lady From the Black Lagoon (Mallory O'Meara)
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Fly Girls (Keith O'Brien)
Fly Girls (Keith O'Brien)
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First (Evan Thomas)
First (Evan Thomas)
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The Woman's Hour (Elaine Weiss)
The Woman's Hour (Elaine Weiss)
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The Radium Girls (Kate Moore)
The Radium Girls (Kate Moore)
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Jane Austen at Home: A Biography (Lucy Worsley)
Jane Austen at Home: A Biography (Lucy Worsley)
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Rise of the Rocket Girls (Nathalia Holt)
Rise of the Rocket Girls (Nathalia Holt)
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Vanguard (Martha S. Jones)
Vanguard (Martha S. Jones)
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All the Single Ladies (Rebecca Traister)
All the Single Ladies (Rebecca Traister)
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Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Ruth Franklin)
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Ruth Franklin)
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When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt (Kara Cooney)
When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt (Kara Cooney)
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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Jeanne Theoharis)
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Jeanne Theoharis)
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Educated (Tara Westover)
Educated (Tara Westover)
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Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
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Untamed (Glennon Doyle)
Untamed (Glennon Doyle)
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir (Jenny Lawson)
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir (Jenny Lawson)
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