Melvil Decimal System: 920.72
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Geography, Voyages And Travel
Of Fine Arts
General and collective by localities
Eccentrics, cranks, fools, insane, etc.
Other special classes not included in 921-928, e.g. phrenologists, somnambulists, mindreaders, magicians, etc.
Works under MDS 920.72
- The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell
- Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
- The Warrior Queens by Antonia Fraser
- Writing a Woman's Life by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
- The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters by Charlotte Mosley
- They Led the Way: 14 American Women by Johanna Johnston
- Written by Herself: Volume I: Autobiographies of American Women: An Anthology by Jill Ker Conway
- Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
- Women Who Love Books Too Much: Bibliophiles, Bluestockings, and Prolific Pens from the Algonquin Hotel to the Ya-Ya Sist by Brenda Knight
- Girls Who Rocked the World by Amelie Welden
- Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, From Cleopatra to Princess Di by Kris Waldherr
- Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History... and Our Future! by Kate Schatz
- She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton
- Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee
- Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation by Judith Mackrill
- Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli
- Revelations: Diaries of Women by Mary Jane Moffat
- They Went Whistling: Women Wayfarers, Warriors, Runaways, and Renegades by Barbara Holland
- Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back by Janice P. Nimura
- Famous Women (The I Tatti Renaissance Library, 1) by Giovanni Boccaccio
- Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America by Karenna Gore Schiff
- Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics by Jason Porath
- The Power of Style by Annette Tapert
- Great Jewish Women by Elinor Slater
- Book of Women's Firsts: Break-through Achievements of Over 1000 Americ by Phyllis J. Read
- And Not Afraid To Dare: The Stories of Ten African-American Women by Tonya Bolden
- True Pleasures: A Memoir of Women in Paris by Lucinda Holdforth
- Ten Queens: Portraits of Women of Power by Milton Meltzer
- Growing Up Female in America: Ten Lives by Eve Merriam
- Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History's Most Notorious Women by Elizabeth Kerri Mahon
- Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz
- The Undertaker's Daughter by Kate Mayfield
- The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time: A Ranking Past and Present by Deborah G. Felder
- Legends: Women Who Have Changed the World Through the Eyes of Great Women Writers by John Miller
- All We Know: Three Lives by Lisa Cohen
- Written Out of History: Our Jewish Foremothers by Sondra Henry
- About My Sisters by Debra Ginsberg
- So Much to Be Done: Women Settlers on the Mining and Ranching Frontier (Women in the West) by Ruth Barnes Moynihan
- It all started with Eve by Richard Armour
- Divided Lives: The Public and Private Struggles of Three American Women by Elsa Walsh
- Written by Herself: Volume 2: Women's Memoirs From Britain, Africa, Asia and the United States by Jill Ker Conway
- American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country by Kay Bailey Hutchison
- Women of Discovery: A Celebration of Intrepid Women Who Explored the World by Milbry Polk
- Alone! Alone!: Lives of Some Outsider Women by Rosemary Dinnage
- Women who ruled: A biographical encyclopedia by Guida M. Jackson-Laufer
- This Day in the Life: Diaries from Women Across America by Joni B. Cole
- 100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century by Kevin Markey
- Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages by Vicki Leon
- Ladies and Not-So-Gentle Women: Elisabeth Marbury, Anne Morgan, Elsie de Wolfe, Anne Vanderbilt, and Their Times by Alfred Allan Lewis
- Sheroes: Bold, Brash, and Absolutely Unabashed Superwomen from Susan B. Anthony to Xena by Varla Ventura
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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