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Terrible Virtue

Terrible Virtue

(2016)
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In the spirit of The Paris Wife and Loving Frank, the provocative and compelling story of one of the most fascinating and influential figures of the twentieth century: Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood an indomitable woman who, more than any other, and at great personal cost, shaped the sexual landscape we inhabit today.The daughter of a hard-drinking, smooth-tongued free thinker and a mother worn down by thirteen children, Margaret Sanger vowed her life would be different. Trained as a nurse, she fought for social justice beside labor organizers, anarchists, socialists, and other progressives, eventually channeling her energy to one singular cause: legalizing contraception. It was a battle that would pit her against puritanical, patriarchal lawmakers, send her to prison again and again, force her to flee to England, and ultimately change the lives of women across the country and around the world.This complex enigmatic revolutionary was at once vain and charismatic, generous and ruthless, sexually impulsive and coolly calculating a competitive, self-centered woman who championed all women, a conflicted mother who suffered the worst tragedy a parent can experience. From opening the first illegal birth control clinic in America in 1916 through the founding of Planned Parenthood to the arrival of the Pill in the 1960s, Margaret Sanger sacrificed two husbands, three children, and scores of lovers in her fight for sexual equality and freedom.With cameos by such legendary figures as Emma Goldman, John Reed, Big Bill Haywood, H. G. Wells, and the love of Margaret s life, Havelock Ellis, this richly imagined portrait of a larger-than-life woman is at once sympathetic to her suffering and unsparing of her faults. Deeply insightful, Terrible Virtue is Margaret Sanger s story as she herself might have told it."

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: Terrible Virtue: A Novel
Author(s): Ellen Feldman
ISBN: 0-06-240755-4 / 978-0-06-240755-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: Terrible Virtue: A Novel
Author(s): Ellen Feldman
ISBN: 0-06-240756-2 / 978-0-06-240756-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: Terrible Virtue: A Novel
Author(s): Ellen Feldman
ISBN: 1-5046-9653-0 / 978-1-5046-9653-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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March 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: Terrible Virtue: Library Edition
Author(s): Ellen Feldman
ISBN: 1-5046-9652-2 / 978-1-5046-9652-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   

March 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Terrible Virtue: A Novel
Author(s): Ellen Feldman
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Terrible Virtue: A Novel
Author(s): Ellen Feldman
Publisher: Harper
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