The Secret History of Wonder Woman

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With a big-screen debut just months away and seemingly endless merchandising for fans of all ages and genders, Wonder Woman may be more relevant now than ever. But what brought this feminist powerhouse into comic book pages in 1941? New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore reads from her historical account of how William Moulton Marston, inventor of the lie detector, designed an icon for the ages based on the women he shared his life with, Olive Byrne and Elizabeth Holloway Marston. 

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