Kara Cooney

An engrossing biography of the longest reigning female pharaoh in ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise in power.

Kara really did a lot of interpretation of how Hatsheput rapidly but methodically consolidated power and why she fell from public favor just as quickly.

This book traces the unconventional life of an almost forgotten pharaoh and explores our complicated reactions to women in power. Hatshepsut a lot of her history was lost. This book is written and is a very compelling biography of a fascinating daughter, wife,and stepmother of Kings.She was a cross dresser oh but you’ll have to get the book to read why. Hatshepsut defied the traditions to rule the most powerful nation in the Mediterranean as Pharaoh.

Hatshepsut outmaneuvered for a place of real power, she was a master strategist. She held this spot for many years because of how smart she was. Hatshepsut successfully negotiated a path from royal nursery to authority, and her reign saw one of ancient Egypt’s most prolific building periods. She operated levers of power to emerge as Egypt’s second documented female pharaoh.

This book is done in style and with a lot descriptive things Hatshepsut did to get where she wanted to be in her life .Kara spent a lot of time in reaching, putting together the life of Hatshepsut for you to find out how a woman became pharaoh of Egypt.

This book will have you clued to the pages until the last one is turned. What a blessed read this was. I recommend it very highly especially if you love History. This book made me want to read more history of Egypt and other places of the world.

I received this book free from Blogging for books for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have written are entirely my own and no one else’s

5 Stars
ISBN 978-0-307-95676-7

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