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These 13 'Almost Famous Women' Stirred Up Trouble, Or Trouble Found Them

Megan Mayhew Bergman's stories about historical women are littered with bad-girl paraphernalia, like smashed-up motorcycles and morphine needles. In this collection, their lives are richly imagined.

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These 13 'Almost Famous Women' Stirred Up Trouble, Or Trouble Found Them

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