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Nellie Bly : Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist

A ”Fresh Air” (NPR) Best Book of the Year - 1994

Nellie Bly was ”the best reporter in America” wrote THE NEW YORK EVENING JOURNAL on the occasion of her death in 1922. NELLIE BLY: DAREDEVIL, REPORTER, FEMINIST is the first fully documented biography of Bly and integrates a wealth of previously unknown information with a reporter's zeal for the hard fact. It is the first attempt to give us this legendary figure in all her complexity: the most famous woman journalist of her day, an extraordinary American industrialist, and a compelling humanitarian. Hers is not only an inspiring personal tale, but the story of an exemplar of an age when American women were vigorously asserting their right - indeed, their need - to shape history itself.