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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.

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!

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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Updated to include the 2008 election results, this book includes brief biographies of the first ladies of the White House since Martha Washington first filled the role in 1789. Readers will learn of their backgrounds, their relationships with the presidents and the causes they championed. Each first lady is featured in an individual entry, which includes photographs or historical images. This is a wonderful resource for students or anyone interested in political or women's history in the United States.

A Kids' Guide to America's First Ladies

A Kids' Guide to America's First Ladies

  • Author: Kathleen Krull
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062381083
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 256
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Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award-winner Kathleen Krull is an expert at bringing history to life in her engaging titles and series, including Women Who Broke the Rules, Lives of . . . , Giants of Science, and A Kid’s Guide to America’s Bill of Rights. This time, she introduces readers to the women of the White House in A Kid’s Guide to America’s First Ladies! The book includes a section introducing kids to Melania Trump. Find out what our country’s First Ladies thought, did, and advocated for as they moved into the White House. Why did the Patriots love Martha Washington? What causes did Eleanor Roosevelt support and lead? What did Jacqueline Kennedy do to establish her legacy long after she left the White House? How did Hillary Clinton turn her role as First Lady into a political career of her own? Packed with anecdotes and sidebars, a timeline of the advancement of women’s rights, and humorous illustrations and portraits, Kathleen Krull’s introduction to the First Ladies of the United States brings vividly to life the women to hold the role as they paved the way for American women in times of change.

The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection

The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection

  • Author: Lisa Kathleen Graddy,Amy Pastan
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
  • ISBN: 1588344703
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 104
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Admire the nationally famous collection of first ladies' gowns and learn about the contributions made by the women who wore them The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection is a beautifully illustrated book inspired by one of the most popular attractions at the Smithsonian: the first ladies exhibit at the National Museum of American History. This striking book showcases the treasures from first ladies throughout history, ranging from Martha Washington's silk dress and dressing mirror to Michelle Obama's 2009 inaugural gown and jewelry. These and many other unforgettable objects--including gowns, tableware, and invitations from beloved first ladies such as Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Barbara Bush, Hilary Clinton, and more--tell the story of the first ladies as public and private figures. They illustrate how these women, thrust into an influential and visible role by happenstance of marriage, adapted themselves and the role of first lady by taking on responsibilities as campaigners, hostesses, and policy advocates. The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection features many treasures not on view at the exhibit. Complete with an insider's look at the acquisition, conservation, and exhibition of the pieces as well as a timeline of all forty-six first ladies, this is a must-have for anyone fascinated by these incredible women and their roles in American culture and political 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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