When they weren't allowed to join the men-only Explorers Club, these intrepid women started their own.
When she was a teen, this now-90-year-old woman would seduce and kill Nazis. Now she plays a mean game of Scrabble.
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Isabella Stewart Gardner was a woman who defined how she wanted to be remembered, but figuring out what she wanted her legacy to be proves elusive.
Emily Hahn led a life as varied as her writings. She got a degree in engineering to prove that she could, then made a career as a writer; she lived in a red-light district and dined with millionaires; she had a family in England and worked in New York.