Twenty Remarkable Women Seen Through their Handwriting
Marian Gimby Brannan
In this well written and visually involving book, Master Graphoanalyst and Document Examiner Brannan presents short biographies of twenty highly accomplished women, then uniquely and dramatically pairs their histories with an analysis of their handwriting, creating a vivid personal encounter with each subject.
The twenty acclaimed women include Joan of Arc, Queen Victoria, and Florence Nightingale from earlier centuries and sixteen twentieth century women, including Amelia Earhart, Mother Teresa, Isadora Duncan, Marian Anderson, Marie Curie, Helen Keller, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Eleanor Roosevelt, Maria Montessori, and Georgia O’Keeffe.
Each chapter has three sections: a biographical sketch, an image of each woman’s handwriting with key traits described, and an analysis of what each person’s handwriting says about her. Each biography is thoughtfully developed, then interwoven with the handwriting analysis to highlight the central themes defining each woman’s life.
Brannan also provides a concise history of handwriting analysis, abundant quotes about how our handwriting reveals our nature, and a 19-page dictionary of handwriting stroke structures. All this combines to make a fascinating and revealing book that is very reader-friendly.
“Should be of particular interest to history buffs, students of women’s studies, and those curious about handwriting analysis and how it can enhance the reader’s understanding of human behavior.”
220 pages, 6-7/8" x 10", full-color cover, 19 photographs, 64 other illustrations, bibliography, dictionary of stroke structures found in book.