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First Ladies Of Running

Author : Amby Burfoot
ISBN : 9781609615659
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Today, millions of women and girls around the world enjoy running and entering races. It wasn’t always so: • In 1961, when Julia Chase edged to the start of a Connecticut 5-miler, officials tried to push her off the road. • At the 1966 Boston Marathon, Roberta Gibb hid behind a forsythia bush, worried that police might arrest her. • The next year at Boston, Kathrine Switzer was assaulted mid-race by a furious race organizer. • In the mid-60s, Indianapolis high schooler Cheryl Bridges was told not to run anywhere near the boys’ track team because she might “distract” them. • When Charlotte Lettis signed up for the University of Massachusetts cross-country team in the fall of 1971, she was told to use the men’s locker room. • A few years later in coastal Maine, young Joan Benoit would stop her workouts to pretend she was picking roadside flowers, embarrassed that her neighbors might spot her running. First Ladies of Running tells the inspiring stories of these and other fiercely independent runners who refused to give up despite the cultural and sports barriers they faced. Legends such as Doris Brown, Francie Larrieu, Mary Decker, Jackie Hansen, Miki Gorman, and Grete Waitz are chronicled by Runner’s World editor Amby Burfoot. Burfoot even runs the 1994 Marine Corps Marathon with Oprah Winfrey, whose successful finish opened the floodgates for other women runners. First Ladies of Running is a beautiful and long-overdue tribute to the pioneers of women’s running, and a gift of empowerment for female runners everywhere.

Meet The First Ladies Ebook

Author : Cindy Barden
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In Meet the First Ladies, your students will find a biographical sketch with detailed information, followed by questions for discussion and research. A page focusing on some aspect of life in the time is also included. Students will learn that not every First Lady was a wife (daughters and relatives also filled the role), how Martha Jefferson made soap, the identity of the first baby born in the White House, who rode down the White House stairs on a cookie sheet and much, much more!

Meet The First Ladies

Author : Teaching and Learning Company
ISBN : 9781773443249
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In Meet the First Ladies, your students will find a biographical sketch with detailed information, followed by questions for discussion and research. A page focusing on some aspect of life in the time is also included. Students will learn that not every First Lady was a wife (daughters and relatives also filled the role), how Martha Jefferson made soap, the identity of the first baby born in the White House, who rode down the White House stairs on a cookie sheet and much, much more!

America S First Ladies

Author : Christine Sadler
ISBN : WISC:89058320730
Genre : Presidents
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Secret Lives Of The First Ladies

Author : Cormac O'Brien
ISBN : 1594740143
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents profiles and little-known facts about the First Ladies.

First Ladies

Author : Betty Caroli
ISBN : 0199752826
Genre : History
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Betty Boyd Caroli's engrossing and informative First Ladies is both a captivating read and an essential resource for anyone interested in the role of America's First Ladies. This expanded and updated fourth edition includes Laura Bush's tenure, Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential bid, and an in-depth look at Michelle Obama, one of the most charismatic and appealing First Ladies in recent history. Covering all forty-one women from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama and including the daughters, daughters-in-law, and sisters of presidents who sometimes served as First Ladies, Caroli explores each woman's background, marriage, and accomplishments and failures in office. This remarkably diverse lot included Abigail Adams, whose "remember the ladies" became a twentieth-century feminist refrain; Jane Pierce, who prayed her husband would lose the election; Helen Taft, who insisted on living in the White House, although her husband would have preferred a judgeship; Eleanor Roosevelt, who epitomized the politically involved First Lady; and Pat Nixon, who perfected what some have called "the robot image." They ranged in age from early 20s to late 60s; some received superb educations for their time, while others had little or no schooling. Including the courageous and adventurous, the emotionally unstable, the ambitious, and the reserved, these women often did not fit the traditional expectations of a presidential helpmate. Here then is an engaging portrait of how each First Lady changed the role and how the role changed in response to American culture. These women left remarkably complete records, and their stories offer us a window through which to view not only this particular sorority of women, but also American women in general. "Impressive...Caroli's profiles and observations of American first ladies and their relationship to the media are intelligent and perceptive." --Philadelphia Inquirer

First Ladies

Author : Dorothy Schneider
ISBN : 9781438127507
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A biographical dictionary profiling first ladies of the United States, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.

First Ladies And The Press

Author : Maurine H. Beasley
ISBN : 9780810123120
Genre : History
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Looking at the personal interaction between each first lady from Martha Washington to Laura Bush and the mass media of her day, Maurine H. Beasley traces the growth of the institution of the first lady as a part of the American political system.

First Of First Ladies

Author : Lucia Raatma
ISBN : 9780756541255
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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First of First Ladies is a Capstone Press publication.

Partner Or Pleaser Fact Fiction Of The First Ladies

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