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First Ladies of Running

First Ladies of Running

22 Inspiring Profiles of the Rebels, Rule Breakers, and Visionaries Who Changed the Sport Forever

  • Author: Amby Burfoot
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
  • ISBN: 1609615654
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 288
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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.

The First Ladies of Hayes, Garfield, and Arthur

The First Ladies of Hayes, Garfield, and Arthur

Meet the First Ladies

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 078774056X
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 12
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In this packet, your students will find biographical sketches with detailed information, followed by questions for discussion and research. Students will learn interesting and relevant facts about these First Ladies, and will walk away with a new appreciation for the women that filled this role!

First Ladies of Disco

First Ladies of Disco

32 Stars Discuss the Era and Their Singing Careers

  • Author: James Arena
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476603324
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 268
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The female vocalists who pioneered the disco genre in the ’70s and early ’80s were an extraordinarily talented group who dazzled the world with an exciting blend of elegance, soulful passion and gutsy fire. In this book of original interviews, 32 of these women tell their stories, explaining how they view their music, careers, connection to gay audiences, and their places in dance music history. Interviewed artists include: The Andrea True Connection; Claudja Barry; Pattie Brooks; Miquel Brown; Linda Clifford; Carol Douglas; Yvonne Elliman; Rochelle Fleming (First Choice); Gloria Gaynor; Debbie Jacobs-Rock; Madleen Kane; Evelyn “Champagne” King; Audrey Landers; Suzi Lane; Cynthia Manley (Boys Town Gang); Kelly Marie; Maxine Nightingale; Scherrie Payne; Wardell Piper; The Ritchie Family, 1975–1978: Gwendolyn Wesley, Cassandra Wooten and Cheryl Mason-Dorman; The Ritchie Family, 1978–1982: Theodosia “Dodie” Draher; Barbara Roy (Ecstasy Passion & Pain); Pamala Stanley; Evelyn Thomas; Jeanie Tracy; Anita Ward; Martha Wash; Carol Williams; Jessica Williams and Norma Jean Wright.

First Ladies of the Republic

First Ladies of the Republic

Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role

  • Author: Jeanne E. Abrams
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 1479890502
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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How the three inaugural First Ladies defined the role for future generations, and carved a space for women in America America’s first First Ladies—Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison—had the challenging task of playing a pivotal role in defining the nature of the American presidency to a fledgling nation and to the world. In First Ladies of the Republic, Jeanne Abrams breaks new ground by examining their lives as a group. From their visions for the future of the burgeoning new nation and its political structure, to ideas about family life and matrimony, these three women had a profound influence on one another’s views as they created the new role of presidential spouse. Martha, Abigail and Dolley walked the fine line between bringing dignity to their lives as presidential wives, and supporting their husbands’ presidential agendas, while at the same time, distancing themselves from the behavior, customs and ceremonies that reflected the courtly styles of European royalty that were inimical to the values of the new republic. In the face of personal challenges, public scrutiny, and sometimes vocal criticism, they worked to project a persona that inspired approval and confidence, and helped burnish their husbands’ presidential reputations. The position of First Lady was not officially authorized or defined, and the place of women in society was more restricted than it is today. These capable and path-breaking women not only shaped their own roles as prominent Americans and “First Ladies,” but also defined a role for women in public and private life in America.

The First Ladies of Rome

The First Ladies of Rome

The Women Behind the Caesars

  • Author: Annelise Freisenbruch
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446499065
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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Like their modern counterparts, the 'first ladies' of Rome were moulded to meet the political requirements of their emperors, be they fathers, husbands, brothers or lovers. But the women proved to be liabilities as well as assets - Augustus' daughter Julia was accused of affairs with at least five men, Claudius' wife Messalina was a murderous tease who cuckolded and humiliated her elderly husband, while Fausta tried to seduce her own stepson and engineered his execution before boiled to death as a punishment. In The First Ladies of Rome Annelise Freisenbruch unveils the characters whose identities were to reverberate through the ages, from the virtuous consort, the sexually voracious schemer and the savvy political operator, to the flighty bluestocking, the religious icon and the romantic heroine. Using a rich spectrum of literary, artistic, archaeological and epigraphic evidence, this book uncovers for the first time the kaleidoscopic story of some of the most intriguing women in history, and the vivid and complex role of the empresses as political players on Rome's great stage.

Meet the First Ladies (eBook)

Meet the First Ladies (eBook)

  • Author: Cindy Barden
  • Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
  • ISBN: 0787784346
  • Category:
  • Page: 144
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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!

The Frontrunner's Fall in the Democratic Primary 2008. Analyze of Clinton’s Run

The Frontrunner's Fall in the Democratic Primary 2008. Analyze of Clinton’s Run

  • Author: Oliver Märtin
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3956875303
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 34
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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: USA, grade: 2,3, Free University of Berlin (John F. Kennedy Institut), course: Party History in the US., language: English, abstract: The democratic primary in 2008 is one of the most fascinating elections of american politics in modern times, which will be analyzed for generations to come. The first serious female presidential candidate from one major party and the first serious afro-american candidate for the oval office exited not only the democratic party but the whole global public. As President Obama is now in 2014 in the midst of his second term and speculation as well as expectation are rising on a second run of his democratic rival from foe and fried of former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: So it is worth to examine the democratic race of the giants that put light in the biggest remaining glass celling’s of society race and gender. This paper will tell and analyze the democratic campaign from the Clinton perspective in 08 in the context of an anticipated second run in 2016.

First Ladies and the Press

First Ladies and the Press

The Unfinished Partnership of the Media Age

  • Author: Maurine H. Beasley
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN: 0810123126
  • Category: History
  • Page: 335
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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 Ladies of the White House

First Ladies of the White House

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780824940669
  • Category: Presidents' spouses
  • Page: 80
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A companion volume to Our Presidents, First Ladies of the White House tells of the remarkable women who have accompanied their husbands to the White House to make distinctive contributions to American life.

Partner or Pleaser? Fact & Fiction of the First Ladies

Partner or Pleaser? Fact & Fiction of the First Ladies

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Pieces of Learning
  • ISBN: 9781937113797
  • Category:
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