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"Helquist sets out primarily to recover the notorious yet elusive Dr. Marie Equi and he succeeds, but he may have redefined our basic understanding of her as well. This biography deserves wide readership and much debate."

Adam J. Hodges, Oregon Historical Quarterly

"Michael Helquist has written a biography of a remarkable woman that every feminist should be familiar with. The book . . . is well researched and provides valuable information about the activists and the politics of the early 20th century."

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change

"Author and historian Michael Helquist skillfully outlines the fierce tenacity and incredible courage Equi exemplifies throughout her life, giving equal attention to her passion for medicine, her lesbian lifestyle and her unwavering commitment to activism. Helquist's tribute to this historical figure is nothing short of brilliant."

Amy Schneider, Eugene Weekly

"Enhanced with extensive notes and an index, Marie Equi vividly portrays the adventurous life of an extraordinary woman. Highly recommended, especially for public and college library Biography and LGBT Studies shelves."

Midwest Book Review

"... It is only with the publication of Michael Helquist's new biography that a giant step has at last been taken towards remedying the neglect of this remarkable woman and fighter for socialism."

John Newsinger, International Socialism


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