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A tyranny of petticoats : 15 stories of belles, bank robbers & other badass girls

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First edition.

Publication Information

Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.

Physical Description

xi, 354 pages ; 24 cm


From pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago, take a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They're making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell.


  • Mother Carey's table / The journey / Madeline's choice / El destinos / High stakes / The red raven ball / Pearls / Gold in the roots of the grass / The legendary Garrett girls / The color of the sky / Bonnie and Clyde / Hard times / City of Angels / Pulse of the panthers / The whole world is watching

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Jessica Spotswood

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