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The Birth of the Pill

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The Birth of the Pill

How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

By Jonathan Eig

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393073720, 400pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2014

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AWashington Post '50 Notable Works of Nonfiction & Best Science Books 2014' AChicago Tribune 'Nonfiction Books to Gift 2014' ASlate 'Best Books 2014: Staff Picks' ABooklist '2014 Editor's Choice' & 'Top 10 Science and Health Books of 2014' ASt. Louis Post-Dispatch 'Best Books of 2014: Nonfiction' The fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.


NPR
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014

In the '50s, four people collaborated to create a pill so women could enjoy sex. They fibbed about their motivations and skirted the law. Jonathan Eig details the history in The Birth of the Pill. More at NPR.org

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