BIOGRAPHY

Ada Blackjack. By Jennifer Niven.
This riveting account of 23-year-old Ada Blackjack, who with four men, ventured into the Arctic on a 1921 top-secret expedition and was the soul returning survivor two years later.
Based on documents and Ada's own diaries this true-life tale is of legendary and heroic proportions.

Among Stone Giants, The Life of Katherine Routledge and Her Remarkable Expedition to Easter Island. By Jo Anne Tilburg.
A great biography about Katherine Routledge who was one of the first women graduates of Oxford College, the first woman archaeologist to work in Polynesia and led the first-ever excavations of Easter Island. However, at the end of her life she was considered insane and died isolated in an asylum. Routledge led turbulent yet important life that is well documented in this book.

Amelia Earhart. A Biography. By Doris L. Rich.
A great adventure woman, Amelia Earhart set many legendary aviation records and was a courageous female pioneer. However, she mysteriously disappeared before the age of forty in the height of her fame. A page turner; read about Earhart growing up in poverty with an alcoholic father and dropping out of college three time before hitting the big time. Enthralling read.

Artemisia. By Alexandra Lapierre.
Bold, determined and independent; Artemisia Gentileschi was a woman who broke boundaries and defied convention making her an adventure woman. An artist in the early 1600s, she defied convention by testifying (even after being tortured) against the man who raped her. The Metropolitan Museum of art recently had an exhibition of her extraordinary paintings. This is a book detailing a woman of scandal and strength.

East to the Dawn. By Susan Butler.
The biography examines aviator, Amelia Earhart's personal life, career and mysterious last flight. Based on ten years of thorough research; the book brings to life the legendary first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley. By Glenda Riley.
A biography of the legendary and complex Annie Oakley who, after the death of her father, helped provide for her six siblings by becoming a hunter and a trapper. However, it was her phenomenal marksmanship that led to her star status in the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. Oakley was independent and fearless; encouraging other women to take up shooting for food and protection. An example of a true American adventure woman.

Louise Arner Boyd: Arctic Explorer. By Durlynn Anema.
At the age of thirty-two-years-old, Louise Arner Boyd's parents and two brothers had died leaving her alone with a vast inheritance. In the spirit of Roald Amundsen and Richard Byrd, she became the first woman to explore the arctic regions. Her unconventional life is reflective of both the polar movement and the women's rights movement. Hers is a memorable story of an important and daring adventure woman in history.


Margaret Bourke-White. By Sean Callahan.
Phenomenal photography bursts from these large-format pages. The photography of Margaret Bourke-White is riveting. A true adventure woman, she traveled the world recording what was happening around the globe from 1920 to 1950. Beautiful, historical and moving; this book is a keeper.

The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh. By Linda Colley.
A peak into the tumultuous life of an eighteenth-century adventurer. From luxurious living to bankruptcy; Marsh shows courage and pluck in her endeavors. She is the first woman to publish in English on Morocco and to extensively explore eastern and southern India. Born in Jamaica, Marsh lived in Menorca, Rio de Janeiro and the Cape of Africa. An interesting read about a woman who was truly global and living without boarders.

Passionate Nomad, The Life of Freya Stark. By Jane Fletcher Geniesse.
One of the best-known women travelers of the twentieth century, Freya Stark is brave, fearsome, charming but most all interesting. The biography is a New York Times Notable Book and a Pen Award Finalist.