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A life as a country superstar seems like the life of your dreams, but for Naomi Judd, the performances and awards hid a history of desperate personal struggles. The emotional aspect of her journey is when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the tender age of 37 and was told she only had nine months to live. In this thrilling group biography, author Sarah Gristwood examines women who would be both acclaimed and reviled for their insistence on holding the reins of their countries — and who left their mark on Europe's history, with influence still lingering today.