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Women of strength : biographies of 106 who have excelled in traditionally male fields, A.D. 61 to the present

Author: Louis Baldwin
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland, ©1996.
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Biographies of 106 who have excelled in traditionally male fields, A.D. to the Present.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Baldwin, Louis.
Women of strength.
Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland, ©1996
(OCoLC)654274031
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Baldwin
ISBN: 0786402504 9780786402502
OCLC Number: 35559027
Description: xi, 242 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Boadicea : leader of men --
Joan of Arc : military heroine --
Elizabeth I : able ruler --
Margaret Fuller : first woman foreign correspondent --
Harriet Tubman : "conductor" of the Underground Railroad --
Alice Eastwood : accomplished botanist --
Nellie Bly : crusading reporter --
Alice Hamilton : early advocate for safe work environments --
Mary McLeod Bethune : founder of the National Council of Negro Women --
Mary Roberts Rinehart : war correspondent --
Jeanette Rankin : first U.S. Congresswoman --
Frances Perkins : first woman U.S. Cabinet member --
Anna O'Hare McCormick : Pulitzer Prize winning journalist --
Eleanor Roosevelt : nontraditional First Lady --
Dorothy Thompson : freedom fighter --
Amelia Earhart : famous pilot --
Margaret Chase Smith : maverick Congresswoman --
Margaret Mead : anthropologist --
Barbara McClintock : winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine --
Clare Booth Luce : power politician --
Margaret Bourke-White : photojournalist --
Maria Goeppert-Mayer : winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics --
Rachel Carson : pioneer environmental advocate --
Miriam Rothschild : English scientist --
Rita Levi-Montalcini : Italian scientific researcher --
Jacqueline Cochran : outstanding pilot --
Millicent Fenwick : legislator --
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin : winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry --
Mother Teresa : missionary to the poor --
Babe Didrikson Zaharias : athlete phenomenon --
Eva Crane : leading apiculturist --
Rosa Parks : civil rights leader --
Katharine Graham : newspaper publisher --
Helen Thomas : first woman U.P.I. White House Bureau Chief --
Marguerite Higgins : war correspondent --
Rosalyn Yalow : developer of radioimmunoassay --
Flora Lewis : New York Times Paris Bureau Chief --
Elena Bonner : Soviet human rights activist --
Patricia Roberts Harris : Secretary of Housing and Urban Development --
Shirley Chisholm : first black U.S. Congresswoman --
Felice Schwartz : C.E.O. of Catalyst --
Margaret Thatcher : first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom --
Jeane Kirkpatrick : ambassador to the United Nations --
Lina Wertmuller : film director --
Althea Gibson : tennis champion --
Sarah Caldwell : first woman conductor at the Metropolitan Opera --
Violeta Chamorro : President of Nicaragua --
Barbara Harris : first woman bishop. [cont.] Sandra Day O'Connor : first woman Supreme Court justice --
Alice Rivlin : economist --
Barbara Walters : television interviewer of celebrities --
Ruth Bader Ginsburg --
Supreme Court justice --
Dianne Feinstein : liberal Senator --
Jocelyn Elders : Surgeon General --
Ann Richards : Texas governor --
Carla Hills : U.S. trade representative --
Edith Cresson : first French woman prime minister --
Jane Goodall : primatologist --
Geraldine Ferraro : vice presidential candidate --
Sylvia Earle : marine scientist --
Barbara Jordan : legislator and orator --
Barbara Mikulski : politician --
Elizabeth Dole : Cabinet member --
Hazel O'Leary : head of the Department of Energy --
Eleanor Holmes Norton : civil rights attorney --
Lynn Margulis : molecular biologist --
Janet Reno : first woman U.S. Attorney General --
Maxine Waters : Congresswoman --
Marian Wright Edelman : Senator --
Wangari Maathai : Kenyan political activist --
Cynthia Moss : elephant scientist --
Pat Schroeder : political gadfly --
Donna Shalala : Secretary of Health and Human Services --
Elizabeth Holtzman : politician --
Leslie Stahl : television news reporter --
Molly Ivins : political commentator --
Anita Roddick : successful businesswoman --
Charlayne Hunter-Gault : journalist --
Marcelite Jordan Harris : brigadier general --
Faith Popcorn : market forecaster --
Billie Jean King : tennis champion --
Cokie Roberts : political commentator --
Sharon Pratt Kelly : mayor, District of Columbia --
Nina Totenberg : outstanding broadcast journalist --
Mary Robinson : Ireland's first woman president --
Antonia Novello : Surgeon General --
Wilma Mankiller : Indian chief --
Diane Sawyer : investigative journalist --
Connie Chung : television network news anchor --
Judy Woodruff : chief Washington correspondent --
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason : television writer and producer --
Hillary Rodham Clinton : First Lady --
Joan Lunden : television morning news anchor --
Peggy Noonan : White House speechwriter --
Sally Ride : astronaut --
Jeana Yaeger : record-setting pilot --
Benazir Bhutto : Pakistani prime minister --
Anna Quindlen : New York Times columnist --
Sharon Matola : zoologist --
Susan Butcher : dogsledder --
Maria Shriver : broadcast journalist --
Mae Jemison : astronaut --
Katie Couric : television news anchor --
Rigoberta Menchú : Nobel Peace Prize winner --
Susan Faludi : author and gadfly --
Maya Lin : artist.
Responsibility: by Louis Baldwin.

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Biographies of 106 who have excelled in traditionally male fields, A.D. to the Present.

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