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Kirkus Review: “This book should be required reading until Alice Paul becomes a household name. She not only fought for voting rights and the 19th Amendment; she kept fighting for another 50 years.”

Sally Roesch Wagner (Ms. Magazine): “Appearing as we approach the 2020 centennial of the amendment’s ratification, this book is especially timely, filled as it is with inspiration and practical lessons for activists, including recognition of the value of groups working separately for the same goal. Cassidy…also draws us into the unstoppable power of a movement.”

Joanna Scutts (Wall Street Journal): “A compact and energetic study…[a] heroic narrative.”

Staff (The Christian Science Monitor): “A progressive, puritanical, and paradoxical president who’s both ahead of his time and behind it. A bold, creative, and passionate young woman with nerves of steel. Author Tina Cassidy chronicles the amazing story of how these remarkable forces of nature collided over the battle for women’s right to vote. Readers intrigued by historical heroines will thrill to Cassidy’s discovery of this forgotten feud and the national battle over women’s suffrage.”


Margaret Kappanadze (Library Journal): “Paul’s single-minded passion presents a model for today’s grassroots activism…readers will appreciate this treatment of the efforts of Paul.”

Wendy Smith (The Boston Globe): “…a lively narrative of the struggle’s final six years…Cassidy does well with her you-are-there descriptions of the Suffrage Parade and three subsequent meetings between Wilson and suffragists, which led Paul to conclude only militant tactics would prod him to action. Throughout the book, Cassidy draws on contemporary newspaper accounts to colorfully convey what it was like to be in the room or on the streets.”

Blake Maddux (The Arts Fuse): “…revealing and enjoyable new book…”

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