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Martha Ackmann

Martha Ackmann


Martha Ackmann is a journalist and author who writes about women who have changed America.  Her essays and columns have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

Ackmann’s books include “The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight,” “Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League,” and “These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson.”

A Guggenheim fellow and former scholar in non-fiction at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Ackmann lives in western Massachusetts, and is at work on a new book about Dolly Parton.