The Suffragents: Happy Pub Day!

Brooke Kroeger was one of the first clients I worked with after going freelance a couple of years ago, and I’m thrilled to say that today is the day her excellent history—The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote—goes on sale.


Kirkus calls the book “an urgent, interesting history of women’s suffrage”:

Among the pleasures of Kroeger’s carefully developed storyline is the view of how important political figures such as Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson came around to accepting the idea that women deserved the vote, an evolution helped along by arguments by the suffrage movement’s male allies until the righteousness of the cause could no longer be ignored. A vigorous, readable revisitation of the events of a century and more ago but with plenty of subtle lessons … for modern-day civil rights activists.

And I particularly love the blurb from James McBride:

The book reveals the careful, never-before-told story of how women … planned their own liberation, directing the prominent power brokers in America into action. With smooth efficiency and the touch of a novelist, Brooke Kroeger shows how the suffragist movement, engineered by women from top to bottom, cleverly stitched in the involvement of men from all walks of professional and political life, directed by women who used neither gun nor blade to direct the men, but the weapons of intelligence, cleverness, and when necessary, subterfuge.