The St. Louis County Library Foundation Presents
Historian Brooke Kroeger
Author of “Undaunted: How Women Changed American Journalism”
In Conversation with KMOX News Anchor Debbie Monterrey
Presented by the Westfall Politics & History Series
Renowned correspondent and news editor Brooke Kroeger presents an essential history of women in American journalism. From Margaret Fuller’s improbable success to the breakthrough investigative triumphs of Nellie Bly, Ida Tarbell, and Ida B. Wells, Brooke Kroeger examines the lives of the best-remembered and long-forgotten woman journalists. She explores the careers of standout woman reporters who covered the major news stories and every conflict at home and abroad since before the Civil War, and she celebrates those exceptional careers up to the present, including those of Martha Gellhorn, Rachel Carson, Joan Didion, Cokie Roberts, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault. "Undaunted" is a representative history of the American women who surmounted every impediment put in their way to do journalism’s most valued work.
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