The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political victories in American history: the down and dirty campaign to get the last state to ratify the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. "Anyone interested in the history of our country's ongoing fight to put its founding values into practice--as well as those seeking the roots of current political fault lines- The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political victories in American history: the down and dirty campaign to...

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Title:The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
Author:Elaine F. Weiss
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Genres:History
ISBN:0525429727
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote Reviews

  • Lisa Wright
    Nov 15, 2017

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    From the cover, you'd never know this was a book about the battle for final ratification of the 19th amendment in Tennessee. That was my first big turn-off. It always and immediately turns me off when book publishers obfuscate about a book's actual content. I was prepared, however, ...

    Over the course of two steamy weeks in August 1920, hoards of suffragists, anti-suffragists, lobbyists and lawmakers descended on Nashville, Tennessee in a fight to the finish to make Tennessee the thirty-sixth and final state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right t...

  • Karen
    May 18, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

  • Kate Schwarz
    Apr 30, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

  • Mehrsa
    May 12, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

  • Amber Spencer
    Mar 24, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

  • Karl
    May 14, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    From the cover, you'd never know this was a book about the battle for final ratification of the 19th amendment in Tennessee. That was my first big turn-off. It always and immediately turns me off when book publishers obfuscate about a book's actual content. I was prepared, however, ...

    Over the course of two steamy weeks in August 1920, hoards of suffragists, anti-suffragists, lobbyists and lawmakers descended on Nashville, Tennessee in a fight to the finish to make Tennessee the thirty-sixth and final state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right t...

    Given this ARC by Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Interesting account of a period in US History I am unfamiliar with. I do hope the final version comes with a list of major players and their affiliations...that would help tremendously. Saddened to read how the Suffs were held hostage...

    It took 71 years and generations of women (and some men) to gain the vote for women in the U.S. through ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution?from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, where the convention-approved Declaration of Sentiments first put the issue in the ...

  • Kappy
    May 10, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    From the cover, you'd never know this was a book about the battle for final ratification of the 19th amendment in Tennessee. That was my first big turn-off. It always and immediately turns me off when book publishers obfuscate about a book's actual content. I was prepared, however, ...

    Over the course of two steamy weeks in August 1920, hoards of suffragists, anti-suffragists, lobbyists and lawmakers descended on Nashville, Tennessee in a fight to the finish to make Tennessee the thirty-sixth and final state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right t...

    Given this ARC by Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Interesting account of a period in US History I am unfamiliar with. I do hope the final version comes with a list of major players and their affiliations...that would help tremendously. Saddened to read how the Suffs were held hostage...

    It took 71 years and generations of women (and some men) to gain the vote for women in the U.S. through ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution?from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, where the convention-approved Declaration of Sentiments first put the issue in the ...

    When i picked up this book, i was surprised to realize I knew absolutely nothing about how the 19th amendment was passed. i'm glad i've corrected that gap! I found this very interesting; it focuses in on the fight to ratify the amendment in Tennessee, the 36th state needed for the amen...

    3.5 stars. This book was wonderful, thought-provoking and very distressing at the same time. Due to the way the account of the fight to achieve the right to vote in Tennessee, the 36th state neccessary for the 19th amendment to become state law, was constructed, it felt like a very in...

    I am proud to say that I have never missed voting in an election where I am eligible to do so. This book makes me understand that voting is a greater privilege than we acknowledge. Obtaining the vote for women took 70 years and many of the most important figures in this fight did not ...

  • Krisette Spangler
    Apr 17, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

  • Jillian Doherty
    Aug 14, 2017

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

  • Mary
    Nov 19, 2017

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

  • Laura Hoffman Brauman
    Apr 27, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

  • Rachel Rooney
    Mar 18, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

  • Jennifer
    May 02, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    From the cover, you'd never know this was a book about the battle for final ratification of the 19th amendment in Tennessee. That was my first big turn-off. It always and immediately turns me off when book publishers obfuscate about a book's actual content. I was prepared, however, ...

    Over the course of two steamy weeks in August 1920, hoards of suffragists, anti-suffragists, lobbyists and lawmakers descended on Nashville, Tennessee in a fight to the finish to make Tennessee the thirty-sixth and final state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right t...

    Given this ARC by Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Interesting account of a period in US History I am unfamiliar with. I do hope the final version comes with a list of major players and their affiliations...that would help tremendously. Saddened to read how the Suffs were held hostage...

    It took 71 years and generations of women (and some men) to gain the vote for women in the U.S. through ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution?from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, where the convention-approved Declaration of Sentiments first put the issue in the ...

    When i picked up this book, i was surprised to realize I knew absolutely nothing about how the 19th amendment was passed. i'm glad i've corrected that gap! I found this very interesting; it focuses in on the fight to ratify the amendment in Tennessee, the 36th state needed for the amen...

    3.5 stars. This book was wonderful, thought-provoking and very distressing at the same time. Due to the way the account of the fight to achieve the right to vote in Tennessee, the 36th state neccessary for the 19th amendment to become state law, was constructed, it felt like a very in...

    I am proud to say that I have never missed voting in an election where I am eligible to do so. This book makes me understand that voting is a greater privilege than we acknowledge. Obtaining the vote for women took 70 years and many of the most important figures in this fight did not ...

    This book should be made into a feature film. It was a joy to read and to learn about the women who never gave up on their goal even if it took over seven decades to finally achieve their goal. A must read for every woman to fully appreciate our right to vote. A quote from Carrie...

    This one took me quite a while to make it through. It is just packed with information and was not a book that you could speed read. Even though I knew that the 19th amendment was obviously ratified, I doubted the outcome as I was reading. We owe such a debt of gratitude to the many wom...

    Really enjoyed this book - I'm all about my women's rights right now. Very interesting to see the parallels to the suffrage movement to the current fight for ERA - dueling 'proponent' groups with alternate ideas/methods to get the word out, an opposing group of women....and LWV is stil...

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Feb 25, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

  • Maria
    Apr 20, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    From the cover, you'd never know this was a book about the battle for final ratification of the 19th amendment in Tennessee. That was my first big turn-off. It always and immediately turns me off when book publishers obfuscate about a book's actual content. I was prepared, however, ...

    Over the course of two steamy weeks in August 1920, hoards of suffragists, anti-suffragists, lobbyists and lawmakers descended on Nashville, Tennessee in a fight to the finish to make Tennessee the thirty-sixth and final state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right t...

    Given this ARC by Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Interesting account of a period in US History I am unfamiliar with. I do hope the final version comes with a list of major players and their affiliations...that would help tremendously. Saddened to read how the Suffs were held hostage...

    It took 71 years and generations of women (and some men) to gain the vote for women in the U.S. through ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution?from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, where the convention-approved Declaration of Sentiments first put the issue in the ...

    When i picked up this book, i was surprised to realize I knew absolutely nothing about how the 19th amendment was passed. i'm glad i've corrected that gap! I found this very interesting; it focuses in on the fight to ratify the amendment in Tennessee, the 36th state needed for the amen...

  • Shel
    Mar 24, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

  • Jeimy
    May 13, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

  • Carol Surges
    Apr 23, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

  • Tracy
    Apr 23, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    From the cover, you'd never know this was a book about the battle for final ratification of the 19th amendment in Tennessee. That was my first big turn-off. It always and immediately turns me off when book publishers obfuscate about a book's actual content. I was prepared, however, ...

    Over the course of two steamy weeks in August 1920, hoards of suffragists, anti-suffragists, lobbyists and lawmakers descended on Nashville, Tennessee in a fight to the finish to make Tennessee the thirty-sixth and final state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right t...

    Given this ARC by Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Interesting account of a period in US History I am unfamiliar with. I do hope the final version comes with a list of major players and their affiliations...that would help tremendously. Saddened to read how the Suffs were held hostage...

    It took 71 years and generations of women (and some men) to gain the vote for women in the U.S. through ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution?from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, where the convention-approved Declaration of Sentiments first put the issue in the ...

    When i picked up this book, i was surprised to realize I knew absolutely nothing about how the 19th amendment was passed. i'm glad i've corrected that gap! I found this very interesting; it focuses in on the fight to ratify the amendment in Tennessee, the 36th state needed for the amen...

    3.5 stars. This book was wonderful, thought-provoking and very distressing at the same time. Due to the way the account of the fight to achieve the right to vote in Tennessee, the 36th state neccessary for the 19th amendment to become state law, was constructed, it felt like a very in...

    I am proud to say that I have never missed voting in an election where I am eligible to do so. This book makes me understand that voting is a greater privilege than we acknowledge. Obtaining the vote for women took 70 years and many of the most important figures in this fight did not ...

    This book should be made into a feature film. It was a joy to read and to learn about the women who never gave up on their goal even if it took over seven decades to finally achieve their goal. A must read for every woman to fully appreciate our right to vote. A quote from Carrie...

    This one took me quite a while to make it through. It is just packed with information and was not a book that you could speed read. Even though I knew that the 19th amendment was obviously ratified, I doubted the outcome as I was reading. We owe such a debt of gratitude to the many wom...

  • Shana Hoch
    May 17, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    From the cover, you'd never know this was a book about the battle for final ratification of the 19th amendment in Tennessee. That was my first big turn-off. It always and immediately turns me off when book publishers obfuscate about a book's actual content. I was prepared, however, ...

    Over the course of two steamy weeks in August 1920, hoards of suffragists, anti-suffragists, lobbyists and lawmakers descended on Nashville, Tennessee in a fight to the finish to make Tennessee the thirty-sixth and final state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right t...

    Given this ARC by Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Interesting account of a period in US History I am unfamiliar with. I do hope the final version comes with a list of major players and their affiliations...that would help tremendously. Saddened to read how the Suffs were held hostage...

    It took 71 years and generations of women (and some men) to gain the vote for women in the U.S. through ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution?from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, where the convention-approved Declaration of Sentiments first put the issue in the ...

    When i picked up this book, i was surprised to realize I knew absolutely nothing about how the 19th amendment was passed. i'm glad i've corrected that gap! I found this very interesting; it focuses in on the fight to ratify the amendment in Tennessee, the 36th state needed for the amen...

    3.5 stars. This book was wonderful, thought-provoking and very distressing at the same time. Due to the way the account of the fight to achieve the right to vote in Tennessee, the 36th state neccessary for the 19th amendment to become state law, was constructed, it felt like a very in...

    I am proud to say that I have never missed voting in an election where I am eligible to do so. This book makes me understand that voting is a greater privilege than we acknowledge. Obtaining the vote for women took 70 years and many of the most important figures in this fight did not ...

    This book should be made into a feature film. It was a joy to read and to learn about the women who never gave up on their goal even if it took over seven decades to finally achieve their goal. A must read for every woman to fully appreciate our right to vote. A quote from Carrie...

    This one took me quite a while to make it through. It is just packed with information and was not a book that you could speed read. Even though I knew that the 19th amendment was obviously ratified, I doubted the outcome as I was reading. We owe such a debt of gratitude to the many wom...

    Really enjoyed this book - I'm all about my women's rights right now. Very interesting to see the parallels to the suffrage movement to the current fight for ERA - dueling 'proponent' groups with alternate ideas/methods to get the word out, an opposing group of women....and LWV is stil...

    I didn't realize how little I knew about the fight for the woman's right to vote until after I finished this book. Elaine Weiss' meticulous research and engaging writing bring to life the personalities, politics, and cultural tensions in Tennessee in 1920. Elaine Weiss shows us how the...

    Well, I certainly learned a great deal reading this book. I really would like to have given it 3 1/2 stars. It was packed with so much information about the suffragette movement and the 72 years of struggle to gain the passage of the 19th Amendment. The organization of the book often l...

    Summer of 1920, Nashville. The 19th Amendment is perilously close to passing, or to failing. If it fails here, women's suffrage is over for a long time. The chances to pass are few. There is a large contingent of women pressuring the legislature to pass it. There is an equally large gr...

    What an amazing story but missed opportunity. The reading was so dreadfully slow and painful I had to stop after being half way through. I think the only other book I've done that with was War and Peace. So if you can get through that, this might be a good match. I so wish this and Rad...

  • Leslie Goddard
    Apr 06, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    From the cover, you'd never know this was a book about the battle for final ratification of the 19th amendment in Tennessee. That was my first big turn-off. It always and immediately turns me off when book publishers obfuscate about a book's actual content. I was prepared, however, ...

  • Liz
    Mar 23, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    From the cover, you'd never know this was a book about the battle for final ratification of the 19th amendment in Tennessee. That was my first big turn-off. It always and immediately turns me off when book publishers obfuscate about a book's actual content. I was prepared, however, ...

    Over the course of two steamy weeks in August 1920, hoards of suffragists, anti-suffragists, lobbyists and lawmakers descended on Nashville, Tennessee in a fight to the finish to make Tennessee the thirty-sixth and final state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right t...

    Given this ARC by Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Interesting account of a period in US History I am unfamiliar with. I do hope the final version comes with a list of major players and their affiliations...that would help tremendously. Saddened to read how the Suffs were held hostage...

    It took 71 years and generations of women (and some men) to gain the vote for women in the U.S. through ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution?from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, where the convention-approved Declaration of Sentiments first put the issue in the ...

    When i picked up this book, i was surprised to realize I knew absolutely nothing about how the 19th amendment was passed. i'm glad i've corrected that gap! I found this very interesting; it focuses in on the fight to ratify the amendment in Tennessee, the 36th state needed for the amen...

    3.5 stars. This book was wonderful, thought-provoking and very distressing at the same time. Due to the way the account of the fight to achieve the right to vote in Tennessee, the 36th state neccessary for the 19th amendment to become state law, was constructed, it felt like a very in...

  • Deirdre LaRock
    Oct 19, 2017

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    From the cover, you'd never know this was a book about the battle for final ratification of the 19th amendment in Tennessee. That was my first big turn-off. It always and immediately turns me off when book publishers obfuscate about a book's actual content. I was prepared, however, ...

    Over the course of two steamy weeks in August 1920, hoards of suffragists, anti-suffragists, lobbyists and lawmakers descended on Nashville, Tennessee in a fight to the finish to make Tennessee the thirty-sixth and final state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right t...

    Given this ARC by Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Interesting account of a period in US History I am unfamiliar with. I do hope the final version comes with a list of major players and their affiliations...that would help tremendously. Saddened to read how the Suffs were held hostage...

    It took 71 years and generations of women (and some men) to gain the vote for women in the U.S. through ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution?from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, where the convention-approved Declaration of Sentiments first put the issue in the ...

    When i picked up this book, i was surprised to realize I knew absolutely nothing about how the 19th amendment was passed. i'm glad i've corrected that gap! I found this very interesting; it focuses in on the fight to ratify the amendment in Tennessee, the 36th state needed for the amen...

    3.5 stars. This book was wonderful, thought-provoking and very distressing at the same time. Due to the way the account of the fight to achieve the right to vote in Tennessee, the 36th state neccessary for the 19th amendment to become state law, was constructed, it felt like a very in...

    I am proud to say that I have never missed voting in an election where I am eligible to do so. This book makes me understand that voting is a greater privilege than we acknowledge. Obtaining the vote for women took 70 years and many of the most important figures in this fight did not ...

    This book should be made into a feature film. It was a joy to read and to learn about the women who never gave up on their goal even if it took over seven decades to finally achieve their goal. A must read for every woman to fully appreciate our right to vote. A quote from Carrie...

    This one took me quite a while to make it through. It is just packed with information and was not a book that you could speed read. Even though I knew that the 19th amendment was obviously ratified, I doubted the outcome as I was reading. We owe such a debt of gratitude to the many wom...

    Really enjoyed this book - I'm all about my women's rights right now. Very interesting to see the parallels to the suffrage movement to the current fight for ERA - dueling 'proponent' groups with alternate ideas/methods to get the word out, an opposing group of women....and LWV is stil...

    I didn't realize how little I knew about the fight for the woman's right to vote until after I finished this book. Elaine Weiss' meticulous research and engaging writing bring to life the personalities, politics, and cultural tensions in Tennessee in 1920. Elaine Weiss shows us how the...

    Well, I certainly learned a great deal reading this book. I really would like to have given it 3 1/2 stars. It was packed with so much information about the suffragette movement and the 72 years of struggle to gain the passage of the 19th Amendment. The organization of the book often l...

    Summer of 1920, Nashville. The 19th Amendment is perilously close to passing, or to failing. If it fails here, women's suffrage is over for a long time. The chances to pass are few. There is a large contingent of women pressuring the legislature to pass it. There is an equally large gr...

  • Linda
    Mar 17, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    From the cover, you'd never know this was a book about the battle for final ratification of the 19th amendment in Tennessee. That was my first big turn-off. It always and immediately turns me off when book publishers obfuscate about a book's actual content. I was prepared, however, ...

    Over the course of two steamy weeks in August 1920, hoards of suffragists, anti-suffragists, lobbyists and lawmakers descended on Nashville, Tennessee in a fight to the finish to make Tennessee the thirty-sixth and final state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right t...

    Given this ARC by Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Interesting account of a period in US History I am unfamiliar with. I do hope the final version comes with a list of major players and their affiliations...that would help tremendously. Saddened to read how the Suffs were held hostage...

    It took 71 years and generations of women (and some men) to gain the vote for women in the U.S. through ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution?from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, where the convention-approved Declaration of Sentiments first put the issue in the ...

    When i picked up this book, i was surprised to realize I knew absolutely nothing about how the 19th amendment was passed. i'm glad i've corrected that gap! I found this very interesting; it focuses in on the fight to ratify the amendment in Tennessee, the 36th state needed for the amen...

    3.5 stars. This book was wonderful, thought-provoking and very distressing at the same time. Due to the way the account of the fight to achieve the right to vote in Tennessee, the 36th state neccessary for the 19th amendment to become state law, was constructed, it felt like a very in...

    I am proud to say that I have never missed voting in an election where I am eligible to do so. This book makes me understand that voting is a greater privilege than we acknowledge. Obtaining the vote for women took 70 years and many of the most important figures in this fight did not ...

    This book should be made into a feature film. It was a joy to read and to learn about the women who never gave up on their goal even if it took over seven decades to finally achieve their goal. A must read for every woman to fully appreciate our right to vote. A quote from Carrie...

    This one took me quite a while to make it through. It is just packed with information and was not a book that you could speed read. Even though I knew that the 19th amendment was obviously ratified, I doubted the outcome as I was reading. We owe such a debt of gratitude to the many wom...

    Really enjoyed this book - I'm all about my women's rights right now. Very interesting to see the parallels to the suffrage movement to the current fight for ERA - dueling 'proponent' groups with alternate ideas/methods to get the word out, an opposing group of women....and LWV is stil...

    I didn't realize how little I knew about the fight for the woman's right to vote until after I finished this book. Elaine Weiss' meticulous research and engaging writing bring to life the personalities, politics, and cultural tensions in Tennessee in 1920. Elaine Weiss shows us how the...

    Well, I certainly learned a great deal reading this book. I really would like to have given it 3 1/2 stars. It was packed with so much information about the suffragette movement and the 72 years of struggle to gain the passage of the 19th Amendment. The organization of the book often l...

  • Jayne
    Dec 14, 2017

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    From the cover, you'd never know this was a book about the battle for final ratification of the 19th amendment in Tennessee. That was my first big turn-off. It always and immediately turns me off when book publishers obfuscate about a book's actual content. I was prepared, however, ...

    Over the course of two steamy weeks in August 1920, hoards of suffragists, anti-suffragists, lobbyists and lawmakers descended on Nashville, Tennessee in a fight to the finish to make Tennessee the thirty-sixth and final state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right t...

    Given this ARC by Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Interesting account of a period in US History I am unfamiliar with. I do hope the final version comes with a list of major players and their affiliations...that would help tremendously. Saddened to read how the Suffs were held hostage...

  • Karen
    Mar 19, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

  • Rita Mercs
    Apr 22, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    From the cover, you'd never know this was a book about the battle for final ratification of the 19th amendment in Tennessee. That was my first big turn-off. It always and immediately turns me off when book publishers obfuscate about a book's actual content. I was prepared, however, ...

    Over the course of two steamy weeks in August 1920, hoards of suffragists, anti-suffragists, lobbyists and lawmakers descended on Nashville, Tennessee in a fight to the finish to make Tennessee the thirty-sixth and final state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right t...

    Given this ARC by Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Interesting account of a period in US History I am unfamiliar with. I do hope the final version comes with a list of major players and their affiliations...that would help tremendously. Saddened to read how the Suffs were held hostage...

    It took 71 years and generations of women (and some men) to gain the vote for women in the U.S. through ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution?from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, where the convention-approved Declaration of Sentiments first put the issue in the ...

    When i picked up this book, i was surprised to realize I knew absolutely nothing about how the 19th amendment was passed. i'm glad i've corrected that gap! I found this very interesting; it focuses in on the fight to ratify the amendment in Tennessee, the 36th state needed for the amen...

    3.5 stars. This book was wonderful, thought-provoking and very distressing at the same time. Due to the way the account of the fight to achieve the right to vote in Tennessee, the 36th state neccessary for the 19th amendment to become state law, was constructed, it felt like a very in...

    I am proud to say that I have never missed voting in an election where I am eligible to do so. This book makes me understand that voting is a greater privilege than we acknowledge. Obtaining the vote for women took 70 years and many of the most important figures in this fight did not ...

    This book should be made into a feature film. It was a joy to read and to learn about the women who never gave up on their goal even if it took over seven decades to finally achieve their goal. A must read for every woman to fully appreciate our right to vote. A quote from Carrie...

  • Linh
    Apr 06, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

  • Sheila
    Apr 16, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...

    I really wanted to be enthralled by this book, but I felt as if the author wanted to tell me every bit of research she uncovered in the process of writing this book. In my opinion, it was a little too lengthy. That said, I?m glad I listened to it. I?m glad to know more about the...

    The amount of detail in this review of the final ratification of the 19th Amendment is almost mind boggling and the extensive Notes and Bibliography stand as proof of the amount of work this title required. At times it's almost a minute-by-minute, play-by-play look at the struggle betw...

    From the cover, you'd never know this was a book about the battle for final ratification of the 19th amendment in Tennessee. That was my first big turn-off. It always and immediately turns me off when book publishers obfuscate about a book's actual content. I was prepared, however, ...

    Over the course of two steamy weeks in August 1920, hoards of suffragists, anti-suffragists, lobbyists and lawmakers descended on Nashville, Tennessee in a fight to the finish to make Tennessee the thirty-sixth and final state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right t...

    Given this ARC by Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA Interesting account of a period in US History I am unfamiliar with. I do hope the final version comes with a list of major players and their affiliations...that would help tremendously. Saddened to read how the Suffs were held hostage...

    It took 71 years and generations of women (and some men) to gain the vote for women in the U.S. through ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution?from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, where the convention-approved Declaration of Sentiments first put the issue in the ...

    When i picked up this book, i was surprised to realize I knew absolutely nothing about how the 19th amendment was passed. i'm glad i've corrected that gap! I found this very interesting; it focuses in on the fight to ratify the amendment in Tennessee, the 36th state needed for the amen...

    3.5 stars. This book was wonderful, thought-provoking and very distressing at the same time. Due to the way the account of the fight to achieve the right to vote in Tennessee, the 36th state neccessary for the 19th amendment to become state law, was constructed, it felt like a very in...

    I am proud to say that I have never missed voting in an election where I am eligible to do so. This book makes me understand that voting is a greater privilege than we acknowledge. Obtaining the vote for women took 70 years and many of the most important figures in this fight did not ...

    This book should be made into a feature film. It was a joy to read and to learn about the women who never gave up on their goal even if it took over seven decades to finally achieve their goal. A must read for every woman to fully appreciate our right to vote. A quote from Carrie...

    This one took me quite a while to make it through. It is just packed with information and was not a book that you could speed read. Even though I knew that the 19th amendment was obviously ratified, I doubted the outcome as I was reading. We owe such a debt of gratitude to the many wom...

    Really enjoyed this book - I'm all about my women's rights right now. Very interesting to see the parallels to the suffrage movement to the current fight for ERA - dueling 'proponent' groups with alternate ideas/methods to get the word out, an opposing group of women....and LWV is stil...

    I didn't realize how little I knew about the fight for the woman's right to vote until after I finished this book. Elaine Weiss' meticulous research and engaging writing bring to life the personalities, politics, and cultural tensions in Tennessee in 1920. Elaine Weiss shows us how the...

  • Fornia
    Apr 20, 2018

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss follows a handful of brave women who fought for the right to vote with cameos from Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Elean...

    This is truly excellent. I will never again believe that women were "given" the vote. They fought tooth and nail to get the enfranchisement. This is something that every woman should read. ...

    Elaine Weiss does a commendable job of writing about the last big battle before the ratification granting women the right to vote. The book reads like fiction and definitely helped me better understand both the Suffragettes and the "Antis'. There were so many different issues and playe...

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review. Wow, every time we walk into a polling booth we should be remembering these ladies and the battle they fought for our right to vote! 4? ...

    Highlighting the power of women's fight for equality in a single summer, this brilliant and timely narrative nonfiction is a wake up call. By looking back on our struggles, can we truly understand hidden and undervalued lessons gained that we take for granted today. Weiss' voic...

    A fantastic work of narrative nonfiction that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Tennessee to ratify suffrage and how this led to women having the right to vote across the U.S. Sadly, many of the issues being discussed 100 years ago are still relevant today. Thankfu...

    If we taught history like this book writes it, every student would want to study for a PhD. The Woman's Hour was riveting from the first page to the last. In 1920, the vote to ratify the 19th amendment and give women the right to vote was up in the Tennessee legislature. 35 states had ...

    I learned so much as I read through this great novel. There was just so much I didn't know about the suffrage movement. My only complaint was the organization of the novel often left me confused about the people I was reading about. ...

    This book was a suffrage thriller! It's about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment and it's a fascinating read. It's also super revelatory about the debates today. Here are a few takeaways and thoughts: 1. The anti-suffrage women--these are today's conservative w...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Viking for an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Typically, anything non-fiction is not my jam BUT I kept hearing about this book and considering the plight of US women in 2017 I thought it was fitting to read it (and during Women?s Histo...

    I believe I will think back on this book and the hundreds of women who gave much, and sometimes everything, every time I enter a voting booth. In just a short time, I am amazed that these women and their decades-long fight for the right to vote is something I have never really heard mu...

    A good nonfiction book about the fight to get Tennessee to ratify the 19th amendment. 36 states were needed for the amendment to become law and only 35 states had ratified so far. A handful of states had voted down the amendment. This is a compelling pageturner in Weiss's hands. ...

    This book was excellent. It reminded me how much politics has changed, and how much it has remained the same. I kept exclaiming, "I have lived this!" Especially as we approach the century anniversary of sufferage, this book seems timely. ...

    may or may not have cried ...