Behind Every Great Man: The Forgotten Women Behind the by Marlene Wagman-Geller

By Marlene Wagman-Geller

Who acknowledged males get to monopolize the glory?

Discover the little identified girls who've placed the world's alpha men at the map.

From precedent days to the current, males have got many of the sturdy ink. but status simply outdoors the highlight are the intense, and ignored, better halves and partners who're simply as instrumental in shaping the destinies in their famous—and infamous—men.

This witty, illuminating ebook finds the amazing tales of 40 alluring women, from Constance Lloyd (Mrs. Oscar Wilde) to Carolyn Adams (Mrs. Jerry Garcia), who've stood at the back of their mythical companions and helped to humanize them, frequently on the expense in their personal careers, reputations, and happiness. via repute and its attendant ills—alcoholism, infidelity, psychological disease, divorce, or even tried murder—these robust ladies quietly propelled their males to the head and altered the process history.

Meet the untold half historical past, including:
•Alma Reville (Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock)
•Elena Diakonova (Mrs. Salvador Dali)
•Winifred Madikizela (Mrs. Nelson Mandela)
•Ann Charteris (Mrs. Ian Fleming, a.k.a. Mrs. James Bond)
•Ruth Alpern (Mrs. Bernie Maddoff)
•And 35 extra!

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Indd 39 1/13/15 4:39 PM 40 || Marlene Wagman-Geller Mileva was only the fifth female to pass through the school’s venerated doors, and it was here the twenty-­two-­year-­old met the seventeen-­year-­old Albert Einstein, possessor of thick, curly hair and brown bedroom eyes. It was not love at first sight, but it was a meeting of minds—­akin to E meeting mc2. Albert was intrigued a girl could converse on his life’s passion: the realm of physics. Mileva was enthralled that Einstein, unlike her hometown macho males, was not threatened she passed the Matura (entrance exam) on her first try, even though it took him two.

The woman who was to prove the mettle behind the Mahatma, Kasturba Kapadia, was born in 1869 in Porbandar, the daughter of an affluent merchant. In order to cement a friendship with a local family, she was betrothed at age seven and married six years later to a groom of the same age, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Later he recounted, “As we didn’t know much about marriage, for us it only meant wearing new clothes, eating sweets, and playing with relatives. ” Even as a teen, he harbored misgivings about having no voice in his life’s companion; Kasturba, however, accepted the event as the natural cycle of life, much like the annual monsoons.

Milos and Marija Maric viewed their daughter Mileva as possessing two disabilities: a severely displaced hip that made one leg three inches shorter than the other and a genius intellect. ” These were daunting issues in nineteenth-­century Novi Sad (modern-day Serbia). Still, Milos admired his daughter’s smarts and obtained special permission to enroll her in an all-­male high school. His labors paid off—­her grade in physics was the highest ever awarded. A prefeminist fighter, her dream was to be a physicist.

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