An engaging read, MADAME PRESIDENTESS concerns a little-known 19th-century heroine, Victoria Woodhull, who was the first woman to run for U.S. President, and the first woman to own and run a Wall Street brokerage.  Author Nicole Evelina’s fascinating account doesn’t spare the more sordid side of Woodhull’s life and is punctuated with events and figures from the era (e.g., Walt Whitman, Susan B. Anthony, the suffragists, et al.).

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