7 Books Based on Little-Known Historical Women

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Peruse the history section of any bookstore, and you’ll find shelf after shelf of books showcasing the men of history, celebrating their lives and their accomplishments. The great women of history, however, sometimes go unrecognized. We’ve rounded up a mix of nonfiction and fiction books that breathe life into history’s little-known women, from Mileva Marić-Einstein to the 1936 Women’s Olympic Team.