Well-Known Heroes, Unknown Heroines

Hero of the Empire - Candice Millard
How Churchill’s actions in the Boer War transformed him from a disappointment to a national figure
Daughters of the Samurai - Janice P. Nimura
Three preteen girls leave Japan for the US in 1871 tasked with learning how to establish women’s education in their homeland.
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States - Sarah Vowell
One man’s story of the Revolution, a tour of the early United States, and reflections from the 21st century.
The Woman who Smashed Codes - Jason Fagone
An English major teams up with a geneticist to crack cyphers from World Wars I and II and criminal gangs-- and then is erased from history.