Good Girls Don't Make History is part of the series - a conveniently portable, stylishly packaged and eminently collectible set of six books that each open a window onto a selection of remarkable stories, characters and themes from the past. Good Girls Don't Make History is an historic survey of twelve of the most ruthless and ambitious women in history. These are sassy, brilliant, magnetic, cunning and tough-as-nails women who defied the social mores of their eras. Each gripping story speaks for itself: Mary Mallon, the 'healthy carrier' of deadly typhoid who was dubbed the 'most dangerous woman in America' responsible for spreading the disease with deadly consequences, to Georgia Tann who, as a director of the Tennessee Children's Home, made millions selling babies on the black market. These anti-heroines battled against the odds and often against the status quo, succeeding inturning the power structure, if only for a short time, directly on its head. Some were cruel,some were visionary and some were blinded by ambition or love.