Honor, Nellie Bly

FRESH AIR BOOK OF THE YEAR: Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist

July 29, 2012

Fresh Air (NPR) Best Book of the Year – 1994

Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist is the first and only 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.