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T those who dislike her see a dangerous force who is too willing to speak out when women are expected to be uiet Ultimately “Mrs Satan’s” radical views on women’s rights euality of the sexes free love and the role of politics in private affairs collide with her tumultuous personal life to endanger all she has built and change how she is viewed by future generationsThis is the story of one woman who was ahead of her time – a woman who would make waves even in the 21st century – but who dared to speak out and challenge the conventions of post Civil War America setting a precedent that is still followed by female politicians tod. I believe that the hallmark of a good book is how much it makes me think As soon as I read the last page of Madame Presidentess I turned to the internet and found information to read about Victoria Woodhull and the issue of womens suffrage I commend Author Evelina for bringing Victoria Woodhull to the attention of modern day readersBorn Victoria Claflin in Ohio in 1838 Victoria s childhood was difficult She was one of ten children Her father was a shyster and petty criminal and her mother was illiterate but believed in Spiritualism Victoria and her sister Tennie helped to support the family by working as clairvoyants and Victoria visited with her spirits her whole life She guided her life s work by a promise given to her by a spirit Demosthenes had foretold I would be ueen of this land Victoria was abused as a child and she married an abusive husband However she rose to become the media sensation of her day She and her sister moved to New York were befriended by Cornelius Vanderbilt and became the first women to open a stockbroker office As a spiritualist and clairvoyant Victoria had been moved by tales of physical and emotional abuse sexual exploitation abandonment and pain that women had shared with her These feelings fueled her desire to join the fight for the right of women to vote and led her to be nominated as the first female for President by the Eual Rights PartyVictoria was both a great champion for herself as well as her own worst enemy Her platform was radical for her day She fought for the vote for women workers rights and free love I was not cheating on my husband but expressing the bond of love When faced with difficulties she tended to fall back on the uestionable tricks she had learned from her parents revealing secrets and threatening to blackmail public figures of her day such as Henry Ward BeecherEventually Victoria became too much trouble She was arrested for sending obscene material through the USPS and jailed a few days on election day 1872 She wasn t even able to try to vote for herself The book ends with her declaring Stop our presses they may but our tongues never Was Victoria odd eccentric and undisciplined Yes I think she was But she was also an American who made her mark on history Author Nicole Evelina has written an engrossing and fair account of Victoria Woodhull s life Readers will enjoy learning about this colorful character told as a clear and well written story

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Improve herself and the lot of American women Over the next several years she sets into motion plans that shatter the old boys club of Wall Street and defile even the sanctity of the halls of Congress But it’s not just her ambition that threatens men of wealth and privilege; when she announces her candidacy for President in the 1872 election they realize she may well usurp the power they’ve so long fought to protectThose who support her laud “Notorious Victoria” as a gifted spiritualist medium and healer a talented financial mind a fresh voice in the suffrage movement and the radical idealist needed to move the nation forward Bu. This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review Do not be put off by the thought that this might be nothing than a novel about political events and women s rights it is both these things but primarily it is about a little known part of American history which is both intriguing and fascinatingHelen Hollickfounder DDRevs

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JUST OPTIONED FOR TVFILM Forty eight years before women were granted the right to vote one woman dared to run for President of the United States yet her name has been virtually written out of the history books Rising from the shame of an abusive childhood Victoria Woodhull the daughter of a con man and a religious zealot vows to follow her destiny one the spirits say will lead her out of poverty to “become ruler of her people”But the road to glory is far from easy A nightmarish marriage teaches Victoria that women are stronger and deserve far credit than society gives Eschewing the conventions of her day she strikes out on her own to. I got lost in the page of this historical fictional telling of the first known woman to put her hat in for president The boldness The richness The strength of character Victoria Woodhull did than most women of her day dare dreamed of doing There were supporters and backer that were willing to put there beliefs to the the test for this life altering event in time Woodhull life was one that was typical for most women born to the time She was used abused ignored and discarded Her life was not one of prestige She lead a life that took her down a path that would be envied by most She showed the strength of courage and the heart of a dreamer She had the determination to carry her forward in the world and let very little of anything hold her back in her progress As with most stories of a person life this one was filled with the real life that most live The sorrow tragedy ups downs ins outs and then the high points and what took them all down Madame Presidentess chronicles her life from early childhood to the running for president and beyond Woodhull stories has been told and it has opened up minds to wonder why has she been virtually removed from out history books from schools Why has she not registered as a simple blimp on the history of presidential candidates A historian as finally giving a voice to the Notorious Victoria She was than just a gifted spiritualist medium and healer She had a talented financial mind a fresh voice in the suffrage movement and the radical idealist needed to move the nation forward She has something to offer the young American and her movement had its own set of supporters Why Why does she not have a few pages in our primary education secondary education What does women have to do to be notarized and memorialized in the pages of US historyI enjoyed this read and took pleasure and sorrow in learning about an American woman that was than just the circumstances that life had give her as her lot in life She stood up and made of who she was and could be in the future This early book was provided via Nicole Evelina in exchange for an honest review


10 thoughts on “Madame Presidentess

  1. says:

    I’d never heard of Victoria Woodhull before and found her life story truly fascinating A woman ahead of her time with ambition and chutzpah galore to try to achieve her goals her story is a riveting one However this book although meticulously researched is unfortunately far too romanticised melodramatic clichéd and with a surfeit of overblown dialogue to make this a convincing read for me and I didn’t enjoy it I d

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    I got lost in the page of this historical fictional telling of the first known woman to put her hat in for presid

  3. says:

    Feminist Victoria Woodhull is one of the irresistible historical personages for me I received a copy of this novel from the author in return for a reviewVictoria Woodhull is shown to be a complex individual in Madame Presidentess Whether Vic

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    We are proud to announce that MADAME PRESIDENTESS by Nicole Evelina is a BRAGMedallion Honoree This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money

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    This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review Do not be put off by the thought that this might be nothing than a novel about political events and women’s rights – it is both these things but primarily it is about a little known pa

  6. says:

    What an amazing story There is always ot history than we learn in our textbooks Thank goodness for good historical fiction

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    I believe that the hallmark of a good book is how much it makes me think As soon as I read the last page of Madame Presidentess I turned to the internet and found information to read about Victoria Woodhull and the issue of womens

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    Copy Received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest reviewreview at booknerdloleotodoblogspotcomMadame Presidentess was a fantastic read by Nicole Evelina Thanks to historical fiction this is not the first time I've read about Victoria Woodhull I've seen her name in the history books but often

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    Check out the full review at Kritters RamblingsA book that takes place before women can vote and before women really had a

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    I really enjoyed this It is a well researched book about a fascinating woman and her pioneering uest to run for President

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