Ten Days a Madwoman : The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original "girl" Reporter, Nellie Bly
by Deborah Noyes


Overview - The compelling and true story of how one truly dedicated journalist admitted herself to an asylum to write a groundbreaking expos .

Young Nellie Bly had ambitious goals, especially for a woman at the end of the nineteenth century, when the few female journalists were relegated to writing columns about cleaning or fashion.  Read more...


 
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Overview
The compelling and true story of how one truly dedicated journalist admitted herself to an asylum to write a groundbreaking expos .

Young Nellie Bly had ambitious goals, especially for a woman at the end of the nineteenth century, when the few female journalists were relegated to writing columns about cleaning or fashion. But fresh off a train from Pittsburgh, Nellie knew she was destined for more and pulled a major journalistic stunt that skyrocketed her to fame: feigning insanity, being committed to the notorious asylum on Blackwell's Island, and writing a shocking expos of the clinic's horrific treatment of its patients.

Nellie Bly became a household name and raised awareness of political corruption, poverty, and abuses of human rights. Leading an uncommonly full life, Nellie circled the globe in a record seventy-two days and brought home a pet monkey before marrying an aged millionaire and running his company after his death.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780147508744
  • ISBN-10: 0147508746
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 160
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States - 19th Century
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Women

 
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