- Maud defied her mother to marry the man she loved.
- Edna left her first husband for an opera singer.
- Discover the racism at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and the Jim Crow South
- Learn how early recordings were made.
- See vaudeville through Edna's eyes
- Experience the hardship she faced during the Depression.
- No matter if you're 10 or 110, this book is full of revelations you don't want to miss!
- "Fleet candidly
tells the stories of Edna White and Maud Powell, both ultimately recognized for their
artistic excellence by men in their fields. Women Who Dared shows a world in
transition, moving towards a sense of gender equality which we have not
completely attained even today." -- Howard Mandel, NYC music critic
- " ... of great interest to those who love music of all
kinds. Edna White [was] a highly
regarded trumpet player years before women musicians were considered
`acceptable'. Maud Powell was a gifted violinist
who traveled to Europe to study her instrument. Her life, like Edna White's, is presented in fascinating detail. This book adds to the important history of the women's rights movement and the history of famous musicians of the past. -- Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer