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Stormi's Review: Outrageous: The Victoria Woodhull Saga, Volume One: Rise to Riches by N.H. Katz

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Publisher: Top Reads Publishing

Released: September 15th 2015

Genre: Historical Fiction

Length: 293 pages

Format: eBook, Paperback, Hardback

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Historical fictionalized account of Victoria Woodhull's rise to presidential candidate and wealth, coming from poverty and abuse. What compels a woman and her youngest sister to overcome abject poverty and violent abuse to grow up to defy convention and obliterate every barrier to become the first women to own and operate a Wall Street brokerage firm and publish their own newspaper? How did Victoria Claflin Woodhull (1838 - 1927) become the first woman invited to speak to the United State Congress, and then the first female to run for president. What made Tennessee Celeste Claflin (1845 - 1923) so beguiling that the richest man in America, Cornelius Vanderbilt, fell completely in love with her?

Three Boundless Stars

This book was a good read. It had so many sad elements too it, but it was still good. People don't look at history and pay much attention to the women and the many perils that they had to face. This book showed us abuse, prostitution, and so many sad and horrible things that women faced and still do in this day and age. It followed a young woman and her desperate need to rise above her horrible raising. I found her story to be very enlightening and no it wasn't a pretty story, but it was real. It also follows her and her sisters story of dealing with spirits. They seem to be mediums and can see spirits of the dead and they can see the future. This gave the book a very mystical, magical feel along with the realness. This book was written very well and had me engrossed on page one. At times it could get a bit slow and lose my attention, but overall it was a good read.

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