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The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

Learn more about Rachel Carson, environmentalist and leader, and the other ladies of Time's 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

The 75 Greatest Women of All Time

MY ALL. RESPECT TO THIS. WOMAN !!!!! Indira Gandhi. "Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood... will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic."

LOOK: Women Weren't Allowed To Do This -- But She Did It Anyway

In 1967, Kathrine Switzerwas the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world…

When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's work includes Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra: A Life. In her highly anticipated new book, The Witches: Salem, 1692, Schiff focuses on an infamous and dark period of American history, especially as it relates to women: the Salem witch trials.

125 Most Influential Women

Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964 
BIOLOGIST & ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST Her book Silent Spring, which warned of the perils of pesticide use, sparked a grassroots green movement and spurred the overhauling of our national policy on pesticides. Her work has saved countless lives — furred, feathered, finned, and human.

John Muir, 1907. His wilderness preservation activism helped save Yosemite Valley and Sequoia National Park. Founder of the Sierra Club.

Writing is hard, and writing without repeating yourself is very, very hard—but as you may have already noticed, one of the most repeated words in English is the intensifying modifier "very.