From the Late 1700s to the Late 1800s—Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun to Florence Nightingale
French painter Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun was born in 1755. She created many landscapes but is most well-known for painting more than 600 portraits, including many for Marie-Antoinette and her family. Florence Nightingale had an enormous impact on the field of nursing, perfecting her skills while helping wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. These are just two of the fascinating profiles of influential women within this volume. Readers are sure to be engaged by these colorful biographies.