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Sam Maggs author of Wonder Women

March 3, 20179 min
Sam Maggs chronicles the lives of smart, pioneering women from the past in Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History (Quirk Books; October 4, 2016; $16.99). Maggs, who has an MA in Victorian literature, presents readers with a collection of international bad-as-heck babes who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors (before their male counterparts stole the spotlight and took credit for their work). With Wonder Women, Maggs proves that smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds are stacked against them, including: Women of Science: Otto Hahn won a Nobel Prize for discovering nuclear fission but in fact it was Austrian nuclear physicist Lise Meitner who made the discovery and consequently explained it to Otto! Women of Medicine: As a Hindu woman, Anandibai Joshi overcame religious persecution in order to travel to America to become one of the first female doctors to prac

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