The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is turning 75 years old!! She looks good for her age. 😉

Mrs. Enginerd - Nerd Whisperer

As an avid reader of DC Comics, Wonder Woman became my favorite super hero, and as the most successful woman in comic book history, I was surprised to learn very few books were available on the subject of her genesis and rise to popularity. To me, it was no secret that Wonder Woman was a symbol of feminism; an excellent leader, and the perfect mix of brawn and wisdom. (Lynda Carter’s incarnation of the superwoman is still my favorite, even during the campy moments of the series.) Part Mother Theresa and part Margaret Thatcher, Diana Prince was everything I aspired to become: a pioneering woman that would fight for fairness with kindness, never backing down to the will of men. My expectations of this book were very high and because of this it didn’t fully deliver.

Here’s why:

Jill Lepore writes a compelling story about the history of Wonder Woman…

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