by O Z Whitehead
Pen portraits of seven outstanding Bahá'í women.
'Among the miracles which distinguish this sacred dispensation is this, that women have evinced a greater boldness than men when enlisted in the ranks of the Faith.'
Western women have always been in the forefront of teaching the Bahá'í Faith. Here are short pen portraits of seven such women whose services to the Cause of Bahá'u'lláh have spanned the twentieth century. Emogene Hoagg, Claudia Coles, Anna Kunz, Amelia Collins, Kate Dwyer, Ella Bailey, Ella Quant - some well known, others less so - all devoted their lives to the promotion and development of the Faith they loved.
Zebby Whitehead (1911-1998) was born in New York City and attended Harvard University. As a child he was fascinated by films and the theatre and decided to make his career as an actor. He appeared in many plays and films with such well known stars as Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.
He wrote two other books of biographical sketches of Western Bahá'ís, Some Early Bahá'ís of the West and Some Bahá'ís to Remember.
George Ronald, Oxford
21.0 x 13.8 cm (8.75 x 5 in)