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Ten Days a Madwoman : The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original "Girl" Reporter, Nellie Bly

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The compelling and true story of how one truly dedicated journalist admitted herself to an asylum to write a groundbreaking exposé.   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 exposé 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.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 1368
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Women
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Deborah Noyes
Language: English
Street Date: February 7, 2017
TCIN: 51750139
UPC: 9780147508744
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-4627
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