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Betty Friedan

Activist (4-Feb-1921 — 4-Feb-2006)


Betty Friedan. Life So Far: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2000. 399pp.

Judith Hennessee. Betty Friedan: Her Life. New York: Random House. 1999. 330pp.

Daniel Horowitz. Betty Friedan and the Making of the Feminine Mystique: The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern Feminism. University of Massachusetts Press. 1998. 354pp.

Janann Sherman (editor). Interviews With Betty Friedan. University Press of Mississippi. 2002. 216pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.404)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.241)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.236)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.550)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.369)

  12. Current Biography, 1970 Yearbook (pp.146-48)

  13. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.267)

  14. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.180)

  15. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.175)

  16. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.371)

  17. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.254)

  18. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.526)

  19. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.197)

  20. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.184)

  21. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.189)

  22. Almanac of American Women in the 20th Century (p.131)

  23. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.400)

  24. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.214)

  25. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.332)

  26. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.208)

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