1998 "First printing: November 1998" stated on copyright page; unread; New World Library publishers, Novato, California; softbound; excellent condition.
by John Miller (Editor), Gloria Steinem (Contributor), Cynthia Ozick (Contributor), Joan Didion (Contributor), Anjelica Huston (Introduction)
This provocative salute to both the accomplishments and imperfections of 50 courageous pioneers is a beautiful volume that spans the 20th century and all the flavors of American culture. Penned by women artists and writers influential in their own right, these intimate essays reveal both writer and subject in 50 inspired pairings. Among them, Terry Tempest Williams writes about Rachel Carson, Gloria Steinem profiles Marilyn Monroe, and Francine du Plessix Gray remembers the shy grace of Princess Diana.
Each of these personal essays is accompanied by a striking duotone photograph produced by an eminent photographer. The portraits illuminate their subjects and help to capture the rich texture of their extraordinary lives.