Important People in The Secret History of Wonder Woman

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William Moulton Marston

William Moulton Marston was born in 1893 in Massachusetts. He was an extremely bright child and succeeded academically. He attended Harvard, where he developed a keen interest in psychology, particularly the science of lie detection and how it could be used in a court of law. He later would return to Harvard to study law and then again to complete a Ph.D in psychology. His greatest accomplishment of his academic career was the invention of the first lie detection test. During his studies he developed a keen interest in feminism and the suffrage movement.

Marston had four children with two women, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway and Olive Byrne, of whom he lived with both and functioned with as an unorthodox family. Olive's children were not told Marston was their father until they were adults. Marston believed submission and captivity to be aspects of human pleasure, and...

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