The Woman Who Would Be King

The Woman Who Would Be King

Book - 2014
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A portrait of the longest-reigning woman pharaoh in Ancient Egypt draws on surviving artifacts to consider her unprecedented rise, her achievements, and why most of her monuments were destroyed after her death.
Publisher: New York :, Crown,, [2014]
New York : Crown, c2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307956767
Branch Call Number: 932.014 HAT NVD
Characteristics: xii, 298 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations, maps, plans ; 25 cm

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larters
Feb 21, 2017

A fascinating account of Hatshepsut's rise to power and reign, written in an engaging narrative style. It does depend heavily on extrapolation, since the historical record is limited, however the book's strength is its humanization of its subject, and the insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt. Well worth a read!

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taylorwoods
Feb 17, 2017

While I am no historian, I thought Kara Cooney researched and presented Hatshepsut in a fantastic manner. Would I recommend this one to the everyday reader? Heck no- it's very lengthy in descriptions, names upon names, and can be dull at moments. Did I remember everything that I learned and read? No, I honestly didn't- I'm pretty sure a lot went over my head, but I am glad I now have a better understanding who this female King was. I now have even another reason to visit Egypt one day!

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Basileus
Feb 27, 2015

Fascinating biography of one of history's more mysterious figures. This book tells the tale of Hatshepsut, the first female King of ancient Egypt and traces her journey from King's daughter, to Queen and finally to her assumption of Kingly powers. Also offers a plausible reason why her name was erased from contemporary records. Well written and thought provoking.

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