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Global Conversations MINNEAPOLIS: Women Warriors
March 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm CDT/ Free
From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and World War II Russian fighter pilots, there are incredible stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor. The woman warrior has been cast as an anomaly — Joan of Arc, not GI Jane. But women, it turns out, have always gone to war.
Join us for a conversation with author Pamela D. Toler as she discusses her new book, “Women Warriors: An Unexpected History,” and highlights the many women throughout world history who stepped out of their traditional female roles to take on other identities. Also attending the event will be Minnesota National Guard Lt. Col. Kristen Augé from Two Harbors, Minnesota, who will introduce Pamela. The program will include a Q&A session.
Following the program, Pamela will sign copies of her book “Women Warriors: An Unexpected History,” which can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound, and will be available for purchase at the event through Magers & Quinn Booksellers.
About the Speaker
Armed with a Ph.D. in history, a well-thumbed deck of library cards, and a large bump of curiosity, author, speaker, and historian, Pamela D. Toler translates history for a popular audience. She goes beyond the familiar boundaries of American history to tell stories from other parts of the world as well as history from the other side of the battlefield, the gender line, or the color bar. Pamela is the author of eight books of popular history for children and adults. Her work has appeared in Aramco World, Calliope, History Channel Magazine, MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History and Time.com.
Global Conversations in Minneapolis is presented in partnership with the Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library and Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central.