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Mayor Helen Boosalis : my mother's life in politics

Author: Beth Boosalis Davis
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Helen Boosalis's story, told by her daughter, Beth Boosalis Davis, is the story of a true pioneer of women in politics. The daughter of Greek immigrants, Boosalis achieved national prominence as the first woman president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and as an outspoken advocate for economically distressed cities facing President Reagan's "new federalism." Winning the Democratic nomination for governor of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davis, Beth Boosalis.
Mayor Helen Boosalis.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007050927
(OCoLC)183928667
Named Person: Helen Boosalis; Helen Boosalis
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Boosalis Davis
ISBN: 9780803218819 0803218818
OCLC Number: 250438441
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 531 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Flash forward : calling me home --
Call to action --
Flash forward : down to two --
Madame mayor --
Flash forward : may the best woman --
This is not your father's city hall --
Flash forward : money talks --
Roll up her sleeves --
Flash backward : roots--all Greek to me --
Expect the unexpected --
Flash forward : getting to know you --
Everything old is new again --
Flash forward : one false move and ... --
Mayors' mayor --
Flash forward : issues, debates, polls, and other irrelevancies --
Another time around --
Flash forward : trails end --
Life after is politics.
Responsibility: Beth Boosalis Davis.

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As a 1950s housewife and League of Women Voters volunteer who spearheaded the city of Lincoln's switch to a 'strong mayor' form of government, Helen Boosalis never anticipated that she herself would  Read more...

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