Madeleine B. Stern Quotes
“[Nineteenth-century professional women's] end was pertinent and and timely--economic independence. To achieve that end, they upheld, unconsciously as often as consciously, women's most vivid tricolor: freedom of work, equality in the rewards of work, fraternity in trade and in profession. And though, with such a feather pinned to their jaunty caps, they fought the bloodless revolution of the nineteenth century, their contemporaries and sometimes themselves were unaware of what they had accomplished.”
Madeleine B. Stern
- Date of birth: July 01, 1912
- Died: August 18, 2007
- Born: in New York , The United States.
- Description: Although she traveled widely, Madeleine B. Stern remained a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker. She was a graduate of Barnard College, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and had a Master's Degree from Columbia University.
She began to write at the age of eight when the children on her block wanted to act out an original play. After that came many articles, stories and poems during her high school and college years. When she turned to serious writing, she concentrated on biographies of American Women.
Miss Stern combined her career as a writer with buying and selling old and rare books. She co-authored eleven books on books with business partner, Leona Rostenberg. Their book, Old Books, Rare Friends hit the best sellers list in 1997.