Monday, June 16, 2014

Hot off the Press: THE QUACK'S DAUGHTER

The University of Iowa Press is proud to announce the release of The Quack's Daughter: A True Story about the Private Life of a Victorian College Girl, by Greta Nettleton!

"I was fascinated by the story of Mrs. Dr. Rebecca Keck and her willful daughter Cora. The Quack's Daughter is good medicine!"—Charity Nebbe, Iowa Public Radio

"A complex and superbly written book."—Professor Emeritus Elizabeth A. Daniels, Vassar College Historian

"In this riveting family history the author explores the life of her adventurous great-grandmother, Cora Keck, daughter to one of the most successful female patent-medicine entrepreneurs of the nineteenth century…. Cora's diary and a trove of astonishingly personal memorabilia enliven the book."—The New York Researcher

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