“The Wise Old Bird Says Hoo, Hoo, Hoo-Hoo-ver." Campaign song sheet music from Herbert Hoover’s 1928 campaign, during which he defeated Al Smith.As seen in the Library of Congress book Presidential Campaign Posters.
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.
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of Latin America's greatest poets, rejected multiple proposals and became a nun in 1667 so she could devote her life to study. She taught herself how to read and write by age three and read voraciously, though reading was forbidden to girls. Her scholarship was eventually condemned by the church, and she ceased writing to avoid censure.