American Heroines : The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country
Kay Bailey HutchisonISBN: 0060566353;
Book Description As long as there has been an America, the indomitable spirit of American women has shaped both the country?s history and society. Regardless of the time and place these women were born each excelled in her respective field, makingit easier for the next generation. This is what makes them heroines. In American Heroines , Kay Bailey Hutchison presents female pioneers in fields as varied as government, business, education and healthcare, who overcame the resistance and prejudice of their times and accomplished things that no woman?and sometimes no man -- had done before. Hutchison, a pioneer in her own right, became the first woman elected to the United States Senate from the State of Texas. Interspersed with the stories of America's historic female leaders are stories of today?s women whose successes are clearly linked to those predecessors. Would Sally Ride have been given the chance to orbit the earth had Amelia Earhart not flown solo...
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