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American Heroines The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country

ISBN-10: 0060566361

ISBN-13: 9780060566364

Edition: 2006

Authors: Kay Bailey Hutchison

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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, making it 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 womanand 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 across the Atlantic Ocean fifty years before? Had Clara Barton not nursed wounded soldiers on Civil War battlefields, aid may not have reached the millions it did while the Red Cross was in the hands of women like Elizabeth Dole and Bernadine Healy. Had Oveta Culp Hobby not been appointed the first Secretary of the Department of Health and Education by President Eisenhower, the country may have been deprived of such leaders as Secretary of State Madeline Albright and National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice. As a young girl, Senator Hutchison dreamed of an America where the qualifier "the first woman" had become obsolete. The profiles contained in American Heroines, illustrate how her dream is coming true, one courageous step at a time.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Pioneers and Preservationists
Mary Austin Holley
Ann Raney Coleman
Jane Long
Adina De Zavala
Clara Driscoll
Women of Today
Anne Legendre Armstrong
Women of Faith
Elizabeth Seton
Mary Shindler
Women of Today
Ruth Graham
Marj Carpenter
Education for Everyone
Emma Willard
Women of Today
Lynne Cheney
Ruth Simmons
Rosalyn Yalow
Saving Lives
Clara Barton
Women of Today
Elizabeth Dole
Bernadine Healy
Antonia Novello
The Voice of Her People
Sarah Winnemucca
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody
A Woman's Art
Mary Cassatt
Marian Anderson
Latina Performers
Selena Quintanilla
Women of Today
Beverly Sills
Conquering the Skies
Amelia Earhart
Jacqueline Cochran
Women of Today
Sally Ride
Public Lives, Public Service
Margaret Chase Smith
Women of Today
Geraldine Ferraro
Sandra Day O'Connor
Renaissance Women
Oveta Culp Hobby
Women of Today
Carleton S. Fiorina
Muriel Siebert
Madeleine Albright
Condoleezza Rice
Elaine Chao
Women Look at the World
Margaret Bourke-White
Marguerite Higgins
Women of Today
Barbara Walters
Cokie Roberts
Jane Friedman
Setting Records, Making History
Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zabarias
Althea Gibson
Women of Today
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Nadia Comaneci
Afterword
Suggestions for Further Reading
Photography Credits