Bylines : a photobiography of Nellie Bly

by Macy, Sue.

Format: Print Book 2009
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Bylines is the latest title from award-winning biographer Sue Macy. Nellie Bly was a pioneering American journalist who lived by the belief that "Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything." This credo took her from humble origins in Cochran's Mill, Pennsylvania, a town named after her father, to the most exotic cities around the globe by the time she was 25.Nellie Bly was born Elizabeth Jane Cochran in 1864, in an age when many women led unassuming lives. Her life would make people sit up and take notice: When she wasn't making history herself, she was writing about others who did. Rarely has anyone left a more detailed record of her place in the world than Nellie Bly. In a very public life, she shared her feelings and opinions through her writing and embraced the struggles of all classes of Americans who were fighting for their rights.The story of the two decades before and after the turn of the 20th century was her story, and she wrote with a powerful pen. Her "stunt journalism" included getting herself committed to an insane asylum for women and circling the globe in a mere 72 days. She profiled leaders from Susan B. Anthony to Eugene V. Debs, exposed corruption, and offered her readers a travelogue that expanded their horizons, even as it made the world a little smaller.Her words live on even now, and Sue Macy's masterful biography invites young readers into Nellie Bly's America, a country at a time of great growth and social change.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Macy, author of Bull's-Eye: A Photobiography of Annie Oakley (2001), chronicles yet another strong female historical figure in the Photobiography series. After her father's death, Bly witnessed her mother's marriage to an abusive drunk and decided she would never rely on a husband for financial security. Macy's readable account takes readers beyond Bly's more well-known exploits. Before she famously faked insanity to get committed to an asylum on Blackwell's Island, Bly lived in Mexico City and spoke out against the Mexican government's censorship. And long after her renowned 72-day jaunt around the world, she married and became the president of her husband's manufacturing company unheard of for a woman at the time. Macy's biography doesn't shy away from Bly's personal setbacks either, many of which, ironically, relate to money. The dramatic double-page spread of the illustrations that accompanied the Blackwell's Island article bring the sensationalism of her journalistic endeavors into sharp focus. Back matter includes a chronology and lists of helpful books, Web sites, and other resources.--Jones, Courtney Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This detailed biography of the trailblazing 19th-century journalist incorporates photographs of Bly and her subjects. The extensive text -explores the details of a life spent seeking justice, writing about female factory workers and women institutionalized at the Lunatic Asylum on New York's Blackwell's Island, as well as her most illustrious stunt, a trip around the world with the promise of completing the journey faster than the hero of Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days. A thorough introduction to the life of a fascinating figure. Ages 10-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Bly, Nellie, -- 1864-1922 -- Juvenile literature.
Bly, Nellie, -- 1864-1922.
Women journalists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women travelers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women journalists.
Women travelers.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic Society,2009
Contributors National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Language English
Description 64 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical and web references (pages 62-63) and index.
ISBN 9781426305139
9781426305146 (lib. bdg.)
1426305141 (lib. bdg.)
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