A Woman First: First Woman

A Memoir

Author: Selina Meyer

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 893

The long-awaited memoir of her tumultuous year in office, A Woman First: First Woman is an intimate first-person account of the public and private lives of Selina Meyer, America’s first woman president. Known and beloved throughout the world as a vocal and fearless advocate for adult literacy, fighting AIDS, our military families, and as a stalwart champion of the oppressed, especially the long-suffering people of Tibet, President Meyer is considered one of the world’s most notable people. In her own words, she reveals the innermost workings of the world’s most powerful office, sharing previous secret details along with her own personal feelings about the historic events of her time. In A Woman First: First Woman, President Selina Meyer tells the story of her times the way that only she could, Readers will gain new insights not only into Meyer herself but also the mechanics of governing and the many colorful personalities in Meyer’s orbit, including world leaders and her devoted cadre of allies and aides, many of them already familiar to the American people.

A Woman for President

The Story of Victoria Woodhull

Author: Kathleen Krull

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 378

Traces the life and accomplishments of the American suffragist who became the first successful female stockbroker, and later started a newspaper and ran for president.

Sally Ride

America's First Woman in Space

Author: Lynn Sherr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 645

The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys’ club to a more inclusive elite. Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, she broke through a quarter-century of white male fighter jocks when NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission, cracking the celestial ceiling and inspiring several generations of women. After a second flight, Ride served on the panels investigating the Challenger explosion and the Columbia disintegration that killed all aboard. In both instances she faulted NASA’s rush to meet mission deadlines and its organizational failures. She cofounded a company promoting science and education for children, especially girls. Sherr also writes about Ride’s scrupulously guarded personal life—she kept her sexual orientation private—with exclusive access to Ride’s partner, her former husband, her family, and countless friends and colleagues. Sherr draws from Ride’s diaries, files, and letters. This is a rich biography of a fascinating woman whose life intersected with revolutionary social and scientific changes in America. Sherr’s revealing portrait is warm and admiring but unsparing. It makes this extraordinarily talented and bold woman, an inspiration to millions, come alive.

The First Woman in the Republic

A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child

Author: Carolyn L. Karcher

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 804

View: 153

Recounts the life and works of the nineteenth-century author, editor, and reformer, who sacrificed her career to crusade for abolition, women's rights, Native Americans, and other unpopular causes

The Silent Feminists

America's First Women Directors

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 440

Documents the lives and careers of America's first women directors and provides an introduction to the subject of women in the American silent-film industry.

Elizabeth Blackwell

First Woman M.D.

Author: Nancy Kline

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 136

Victorian Society recoiled at the thought of a woman learning about the human body. Yet in 1847, Elizabeth Blackwell was determined to become a physician--one who would not just improve the practice of medicine, but would also provide desperately needed medical care for the women of her time. Author Nancy Kline vividly re-creates Blackwell's world and her struggle to gain knowledge and acceptance in the closed, males only world of medicine.

Elizabeth Blackwell

The First Woman Doctor

Author: Ira Peck

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 692

Provides young readers with the biography of the woman who, after emigrating to America, became the first female to earn her medical degree and then went on to found two hospitals and a medical college for women.

The Road to Seneca Falls

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman's Rights Convention

Author: Judith Wellman

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 669

Feminists from 1848 to the present have rightly viewed the Seneca Falls convention as the birth of the women's rights movement in the United States and beyond. In The Road To Seneca Falls, Judith Wellman offers the first well documented, full-length account of this historic meeting in its contemporary context. The convention succeeded by uniting powerful elements of the antislavery movement, radical Quakers, and the campaign for legal reform under a common cause. Wellman shows that these three strands converged not only in Seneca Falls, but also in the life of women's rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton. It is this convergence, she argues, that foments one of the greatest rebellions of modern times. Rather than working heavy-handedly downward from their official "Declaration of Sentiments," Wellman works upward from richly detailed documentary evidence to construct a complex tapestry of causes that lay behind the convention, bringing the struggle to life. Her approach results in a satisfying combination of social, community, and reform history with individual and collective biographical elements. The Road to Seneca Falls challenges all of us to reflect on what it means to be an American trying to implement the belief that "all men and women are created equal," both then and now. A fascinating story in its own right, it is also a seminal piece of scholarship for anyone interested in history, politics, or gender.

Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance

Italy, France, and England

Author: Diana Maury Robin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 459

View: 552

Presents biographical and topical information on the contributions made by women during the Renaissance in such fields as medicine, religion, and art.