Nancy Freeman-Mitford, CBE (1904-1973) styled The Hon. Nancy Mitford before her marriage and The Hon. Mrs Peter Rodd thereafter, was an English novelist and biographer, one of the Bright Young People on the London social scene in the inter-war years.
Kang Tongbi (Kang Tung Pih) 康同璧, circa 1905. "The daughter of a Chinese intellectual, Tongbi was the first Asian student at Barnard. After the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911, Tongbi returned to China and became involved in feminist causes. Unlike many other women of her class, Tongbi’s feet had never been bound as her parents objected to the practice. In Shanghai, Tongbi co-founded a Tianzuhui (Natural Feet Society) with a female doctor." ... [cont'd]
33 Of Fall's Most Highly Anticipated Nonfiction Reads #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/2015/09/92903/fall-books-preview-non-fiction#slide-19 The Witches: Salem, 1692 (Little, Brown)By Stacy Schiff October 27Stacy Schiff, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of 2010’s Cleopatra, is one of the best biographers working today. With this book, she takes on a chapter from history that still nags at our cultural consciousness, the Salem witch trials. You might be frightened by how much of what…
Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow concludes that while no relationship can be conclusively proven, he is led to believe that Hamilton had "at the very least" an "adolescent crush" on Laurens. Chernow also states that "Hamilton did not form friendships easily and never again revealed his interior life to another man as he had to Laurens. After the death of John Laurens, Hamilton shut off some compartment of his emotions and never reopened it." #Hamilton