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Susan Ware

October 19, Copley Square
Susan Ware is a pioneer in women's history and a leading feminist biographer whom the New Yorker called "an appealing writer." She is the author and editor of several books on twentieth-century US history, including Forgotten Heroes: Inspiring American Portraits from Our Leading Historians and Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women's Sports. Ware received her education at Wellesley College and Harvard University, and later went on to teach at New York University and Harvard, where she also serves as the editor of the biographical dictionary Notable American Women: Completing the Twentieth Century. She has served as the general editor of the American National Biography since 2012 and also serves as the Honorary Women's Suffrage Centennial Historian. Her latest work, Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote, was called "important American history that is also timely" by Kirkus Reviews.