Women of the world Legends: Women Who Have Changed the World: Through the Eyes of Great Women Writers, edited by John Miller, includes essays and photos of the usual suspects Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, Jacqueline Kennedy. But this coffee table book also has surprises, paying homage to the likes of primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall, Burmese political leader Aung San Suu Kyi (the eighth woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize), and children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman. The selection of writers is equally innovative. Consider Camille Paglia on Amelia Earhart: By vanishing into thin air, [she] seemed to merge with the elements of nature, which she had so often challenged and conquered and Maya Angelou's observation that Oprah Winfrey, is everyone's largehearted would-be sister, who goes where the fearful will not tread.

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