Post, Undaunted

INDEX: BROOKE’S POSTS

November 7, 2023

Indexed here are posts I’ve written prompted by events and media I’ve participated in, news that relates to Undaunted‘s themes, related thought streams, and some of the research I conducted that ended up in the 37,000 words I cut or relegated to endnotes from early drafts.

POSTS PROMPTED BY WHAT’S IN THE BOOK

(and from readers responding on X/Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, too)

  • Undaunted is a “Best of 2023-Non-Fiction” choice of the Los Angeles Public Library READ
  • “Revolt of the Vestal Virgins,” Time-Life Alumni Society Newsletter, September-November 2023. READ
  • The Untextbooked.com podcast featuring Jordan Pettiford with Brooke as foil, October 26, 2023. LISTEN, SEE, READ
  • “Macho-Yokelism and Sexist Stomping Unfit for the Big City, Vintage 1988,” READ
  • On Edith Evans Asbury and Her Profile of One Opaque First Lady, READ
  • The Fuller Project Newsletter, by  Brooke Kroeger,  READ
  • Hannah Arendt, Rachel Carson, Joan Didion, and Betty Friedan Share This Sweetest of Fates READ POST
  • Ishbel Ross’s 1936 Ladies of the Press and Undaunted READ 
  • Imitation of Life, Zora Neale Hurston, and the Cassandra of Feminism’s Second Wave, Fannie Hurst READ 
  • At What Used to Be Called “The Front Page Ball” READ 
  • As Playboy Bunnies with Different Tales: Barbara Walters and Gloria Steinem as the Feminist Revolution Was Just Getting Underway READ 
  • In 1897, How a Smith College Classics Major and Stephen Crane’s Common Law Wife Covered the Greco-Turkish War READ  
  • First Amendment: Judy Garland’s Defamation Suit Put Reporter Marie Torres Behind Bars READ 
  • Of [More], Life, Susan Brownmiller, Norman Mailer and The Prisoner of Sex READ 
  • “The Journalist”: In Verse, Mary Clemmer, a Respected, Highly Paid Columnist of the 1870s, Had Lofty Ideas About Journalism but Her Options About the Field’s Women and Their Prospects Were Not so Helpful READ 
  • To Edgar Allan Poe, This Top Editor Was a “Pretty Little Witch” READ 
  • About Those Sliced-and-Diced-and Otherwise-Dubious-Gender-and-Racial-Firsts READ 
  • Prompted By Word of a New Biography of Lydia Maria Child READ 
  • A “Revelatory” “Riveting” Life Magazine Exhibition in Boston With a Few Additional Revelatory Research Tidbits READ 
  • The Boston Globe Trove at Northeastern Holds Its Share of Forgotten Women Journalists READ 
  • Two New Books on the Spanish Civil War Radically Change Understanding of the Work of Women Writers Against Fascism READ 
  • Dorothy Thompson: She Tore Through Europe “Like Richard Harding Davis in an Evening Gown” READ 
  • At Last, Says Judy Woodruff, Women’s Issues Are Everyone’s Issues. It Took More Than a Century But Jane Cunningham Croly’s 1875 Prediction Actually Came True READ 

BY EVENTS

  • Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton NY, with David Alpern, November 8, 2023 READ, LISTEN, SEE
  • Chicago visit for “Books & Browse” panel at Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) Camp with Brooke, Mona Gable, Bonnie Newman Davis, Rachel Louise Snyder, and Diana B. Henriques, moderated by Katherine Lanpher,  Columbia College, October 14, 2023 READ, WATCH, SEE
  • Interview conducted by David Alpern for The Dutch Treat Club, New York City, October 10, 2023 READ, LISTEN, SEE
  • Undaunted Beyond the Book.” What’s happened in the four months since the book launched, September 21, 2023. READ
  • From the panel with Wayne Dawkins, Jon Marshall, and Pam Parry during the AJHA Convention in Columbus, September 28, 2023 READ
  • Private Undaunted club and home appearances of September 18 and September 20, 2023 READ
  • Event host for a musical performance for the New York launch of Jeremy Eichler’s Time’s Echo, September 7, 2023 READ
  • The Bryant Park Reading Room, NYC, August 16, 2023 READ, WATCH, LISTEN
  • The East Hampton Library’s Authors Night, August 12, 2023, READ
  • Virtually home with the Oakwood Country Club Book Club, August 10, 2023, WATCH, LISTEN
  • Page & Palette Bookstore event with Dianne Bragg, Fairhope AL, June 20, 2023 READ, WATCH
  • Foreign Press Association briefing by Kristen Saloomey, June 16, 2023 READ, WATCH
  • Interview, by Kiran Nazish, founding director of the Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ) Instagram Live@womeninjournalism, June 14, 2023 WATCH
  • Undaunted Out East: At the East Hampton Library (co-sponsored by Bookhampton) with Jim Rutenberg and Lynn Sherr and the after-bash at home, June 10, 2023 READ, WATCH, SEE
  • Zoom event with The Transition Network, June 7, 2023. WATCH
  • Twenty-one hours in St. Louis for the St. Louis County Library Foundation. This post includes audio of two radio interviews, a live interview, and Brooke’s Donor Appreciation Brunch speech, plus a clip of Brett Kroeger singing a chorus of Stephen Foster’s “Nelly Bly,” May 23-24, 2023. POST, LISTEN, WATCH, SEE 
  • New York City Undaunted Launch Celebration at the Corner Bookstore, May 18, 2023 READ, WATCH, SEE 
  • Book launch at the Corner Bookstore in New York City, May 18, 2023 READ POST, LISTEN, WATCH
  • Book Talk, with Kate Bolick, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, May 15, 2023 READ, LISTEN
  • Panel, moderated by Gabrielle Glaser at the Montclair Literary Festival with Kate Zernike and Regan Penaluna, May 6, 2023 READ, LISTEN
  • PEN America Author’s Evening with Brooke Kroeger, hosted by Gail Gregg, MAY 4, 2023 READ, LISTEN
  • Book Talk for NYU American Journalism Online with Brooke Kroeger, Kim Todd, and Undaunted’s editor at Knopf, Jonathan Segal—March 23, 2023 READ 
  • On the sausage-making, at the New York Society Library—March 20, 2023 READ 
  • With Diana Van Dyke aka Belchase for the National Capital Lawyers Auxiliary—March 12, 2023 READ 
  • At the New York Historical Society Women’s History Salon: Listen, World! Elsie Robinson and Other Women Columnists—November 18, 2022 READ 
  • Meet Us At the Corner Where Journalism, Race, and Gender Intersect—AJHA Convention, Memphis—October 1, 2022 READ 

BY MEDIA ABOUT THE BOOK

  • Published biographical Q&A for the Swiss academic journal, Le Temps Des Medias, Fall-Winter 2023 READ
  • Sunday Long Reads featured my 2012 forensics on the origins of the Great Banana-Smoking Hoax of 1967 as its Classic Read, curated by Jack Shafer, for October 1, 2023. READ
  • The Women’s Eye Radio program and podcast with Stacey Gualandi, August 26, 2023 LISTEN
  • The New Books Network Women’s History interview with Jane Scimeca, August 18, 2023 LISTEN
  • The Platform by Peter Osnos, August 8, 2023 READ
  • With Andrew Keen on his podcast, Keen On, August 4, 2023 LISTEN
  • The Story Exchange, “Why Women Journalists are Under Attack.” Q&A, by Kate Brennan, July 25, 2023 READ
  • East Hampton Star review of Undaunted, July 20, 2023 READ
  • Undisciplined on Utah Public Radio, July 13, 2023 LISTEN
  • Talk Cocktail with Jeff Schechtman, July 13, 2023 LISTEN
  • KPCW.org Mountain Money, July 10, 2023 LISTEN
  • The New York Times (in print), Review, July 9, 2023 READ
  • The Wall Street Journal, Review, July 8, 2023  READ
  • The Wall Street Journal Digital, July 8, 2023 LISTEN
  • The New York Times Books Newsletter, by Tina Jordan, July 7, 2023 READ
  • PBS To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, June 30, 2023 WATCH
  • Undaunted on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch nonfiction independent bookstores best seller list, June 25, 2023 READ
  • Pagina 12 (Buenos Aires) review of Undaunted, June 23, 2023 READ
  • Podcast, Living It Up With Lenise, June 19, 2023 READ, LISTEN
  • LA Times Today video review of Undaunted by Jan Hook interviewed by Lisa McRee, June 16, 2023 READ, WATCH
  • The Guardian review of Undaunted by Clara Bingham, June 10, 2023 READ
  • East Hampton Star heralds Undaunted event at the Library, co-sponsored with Bookhampton, June 8, 2023. READ
  • Gulf Coast Media featured Melanie LeCroy’s interview with Brooke, June 6, 2023. READ
  • People names Undaunted a People Pick Best Book, June 12, 2023. READ
  • The Guardian review/interview of Undaunted by Veronica Esposito, May 31, 2023. READ
  • Undaunted is NPR’s Book of the Day for May 31, 2023, which refashions Scott Simon’s Weekend Edition interview of May 20, 2023. LISTEN
  • How’s your Norwegian? An article about Brooke and Undaunted in the Oslo-based media magazine, Journalisten, May 30, 2023. READ
  • LitHub daily and in its weekend edition featured an excerpt from Undaunted on May 25 and 28, 2023. READ
  • NPR Weekend Saturday Edition Interview with Scott Simon, May 20, 2023 (refashioned as an NPR “Book of the Day,” May 31, 2023)  LISTEN
  • “Seven Years a Correspondent,” in Nebraska Stories, Barney McCoy’s mini-doc of the Vietnam experiences of reporter Beverly Deepe Keever for Nebraska Public Media, May 18, 2023 READ POST, LISTEN, WATCH
  • [The Los Angeles Times review of Undaunted, May 17, 2023 READ]
  • [The New York Times review of Undaunted, May 13, 2023 READ]
  • Podcast of Terrence Gelenter, Cafe Terrance Your Friend in Paris, May 5, 2023 LISTEN
  • Q&A with Brooke in the Spring 2023 issue of Historiography of Journalism and Mass Communications, focused on the research that leads to finding what was thought to be unfindable READ ARTICLE
  • Sneak peek at the preface to Undaunted in the American Journalism Historians Association May 2023 newsletter, The Intelligencer READ EXCERPT
  • [The Publishers Weekly review of Undaunted, March 8, 2023 READ]
  • [The Kirkus Reviews review of Undaunted, March 1, 2023. READ]
  • KFAI Radio Minneapolis: Before Upton Sinclair There Was Eva Gay aka Eva McDonald aka Eva McDonald Valesh “Like a Comet Streaking Across the Sky”—February 16, 2023  LISTEN
  • ABC Radio Adelaide, Mornings with David Bevan, “Guess Who’s Coming to Brunch?” (Nellie Bly)—February 14, 2023 LISTEN