The War Queens: Extraordinary Women Who Ruled the Battlefield


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Diversion Books
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6.3 X 9.2 X 1.1 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Jonathan Jordan is a military historian and an award-winning author of three books, including the New York Times bestseller Brothers, Rivals, Victors. He is a regular book critic for The Wall Street Journal and the author of articles appearing in MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, World War II Magazine, Military History, and World War II History magazines. In addition to appearing in military documentaries, Jonathan W. has made numerous live, televised, podcast, and radio appearances.
Emily Anne Jordan, Jonathan's daughter, is a debut author, women's history researcher, and nursing student at the University of Kentucky, where she writes about women's leadership and researches America's opioid epidemic.


Advance Praise for The War Queens

"In The War Queens, a father-daughter duo charges into combat . . . romping [their] way through 'history's killer queens' . . . to make these stories come rousingly to life."--The Wall Street Journal

"The War Queens reminds us intelligently, entertainingly, and powerfully that strong-willed women have always been the equal--and very often the superior--of their male counterparts, even in the field historically most jealously reserved for men: warfare. Rarely has Rudyard Kipling's incisive truth been better proven in book form, that 'the female of the species is more deadly than the male.'"--Andrew Roberts, international bestselling author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny and Napoleon: A Life

"The War Queens triumphantly tells the story of the astonishing women who fiercely led their nations into combat--from Egypt's Queen Hatshepsut and Russia's Catherine the Great to Israel's Golda Meir. With impeccable research and gripping prose, Jonathan and Emily Jordan bring to life these powerful war queens and the many obstacles they faced while reminding us that whether they won or lost in battle, these extraordinary women earned their place in history as legends."--Cate Lineberry, bestselling author of The Secret Rescue and Be Free or Die

"Father and daughter team of Jonathan and Emily Jordan have crafted an immensely important and incredible timely book that puts the spotlight on extraordinary women who led their nations in combat. A sweeping history that ranges across several millennia and continents, The War Queens takes readers from the stifling battlefields of ancient Egypt to the frigid waters off the Falkland Islands. Along the way readers meet a diverse cast of historical figures, from Cleopatra and Catherine the Great to Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher. This book should be required reading for anyone who loves history."--James M. Scott, Pulitzer Prize Finalist and bestselling author of Rampage and Target Tokyo

"The War Queens masterfully captures the largely forgotten saga of warrior queens through the ages. With crackling prose, Jordan brilliantly engages the readers by putting them on the throne of a pharaoh or in blood-soaked fields of battle. The legacy of history's killer queens is drenched with pathos and drama. Jordan, who is emerging as one of America's finest authors and historians, narrates an epic filled with victory, defeat, and legendary women. Appealing to a wide audience, this book is a must-read for anyone who loves a gripping story. It's a sweeping, single-volume history filled with page-turning action and insightful, thought-provoking commentary."--Patrick K. O'Donnell, bestselling author of The Unknowns and Washington's Immortals

"The War Queens is an insightful, absorbing saga that reaches back through the centuries and brings the reader into the tense war rooms and body-strewn battlefields of some of history's most extraordinary ruling women at battle. Calculating, brilliant, and deadly, these women altered the course of human events, and this book skillfully makes their stories powerful, empowering, and unforgettable."--Kara Cooney, author of When Women Ruled the World

"In a brilliant twist on Boccaccio's De Claris Mulieribus, The War Queens deftly weaves the extraordinary exploits of women from ages past to near-present in a narrative as fast-paced as the battles it recounts. Featuring heroines from every part of the globe, the Jordans have demonstrated that great women have risen up in all places and in all circumstances and that their ranks will only increase."--Elizabeth Lev, author of The Tigress of Forli

Praise for Jonathan Jordan

For Brothers, Rivals,