The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country
On Sale: February 28, 2006
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Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, a pioneer in her own right,
became the first woman from the state of Texas elected to
the United States Senate. In American Heroines, she
celebrates the achievements of women whose commitment and
courage enabled them to overcome prejudice and shape our
nation's destiny. Here are inspiring accounts of
trailblazers in fields ranging from government, business,
and education to sports and the arts whose contributions
have substantially bettered our lives and our world.
Interspersed with profiles of American historic female
leaders are profiles of today's women, including:
* Aviator Amelia Earhart and astronaut Sally Ride
* Carleton Fiorina, the first woman CEO of a Fortune 50
* Record-setting athletes Mildred "Babe" Didrikson
Zaharias and Althea Gibson
* Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman appointed to the
U.S. Supreme Court, and Madeleine Albright, the first female
Secretary of State
Plus new material available in this edition
* An extended interview with Condoleezza Rice on her
experience as Secretary of State
* New biographies and interviews with Secretary of Labor
Elaine Chao and author -- inspirational speaker Ruth Graham
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