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Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial

Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial, an American Library Association Best of the Best for the 21st Century, has a stunning new cover and bonus material, including a Q & A, and discussion questions. Extensive backmatter: “When I Die . . .”; Where to Find the Remains and Burial Sites of Some Famous People; Epitaphs: Poignant, Patriotic, Historic, and Humorous; Common Carvings on Gravestones; Chronology; Glossary; Bibliography; and Illustrated with 131 images, including many of Penny Colman’s photographs

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“A daring and satisfying approach to a difficult subject.” - Publishers Weekly, starred review



Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World

Gala events are in the works to celebrate on November 12, 2015, the 200th birthday of the legendary women’s rights activists--Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World tells the stirring story of her fifty-one year long partnership with Susan B. Anthony in “stirring up the world to recognize the rights of women."

Chronology, Places to Visit, Namesakes, Source Notes, Bibliography and Webliography, Illustrated with 16-page photo gallery.

“Thoughtful portrayal of two complex women . . . invaluable addition.” - Kirkus Review

For more information visit - http://pennycolman.com/elizabeth-cady-stanton-and-susan-b-anthony-a-friendship-that-changed-the-world



A Woman Unafraid: The Achievements of Frances Perkins

With all the recent talk about putting a woman on U.S. paper money: Nancy Pelosi, the only woman to have served as Speaker of the House of Representatives, nominated Frances Perkins, the first woman cabinet member and architect of Social Security. A Woman Unafraid: The Achievements of Frances Perkins reveals how she prodded, pressured, and persuaded businessmen, labor leaders, and politicians to respond to the needs of the American people.

Chronology, Places to Visit, Bibliography, Illustrated with 22 archival images.

“Penny Colman…is…thorough, fair and candid in her treatment of Frances Perkins….readers will learn…of the immense power that can be brought to bear against anyone in our society-especially, perhaps, against women who dare to demand that our politics advance a common good, that it be rooted in morality and not in self-interest.” -New York Times Book Review

For more information visit - http://pennycolman.com/a-woman-unafraid-the-achievements-of-frances-perkins




Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II.

2015 is the 20th anniversary of the publication of Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II . The fascinating story of the millions of American women who did essential civilian and often-times dangerous defense jobs.

Illustrated with more than sixty unforgettable archival photographs.

“Well-researched, perfectly pitched, and completely involving.” - Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

For more information visit - http://pennycolman.com/rosie-the-riveter-women-working-on-the-home-front-in-world-war-ii