19 Stars of Indiana: Exceptional Hoosier Women

19 Stars of Indiana: Exceptional Hoosier Women

By: Michael S. Maurer (author)Hardback

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The 19 outstanding contemporary Hoosier women profiled by Michael S. Maurer-one for each star in the Indiana state flag-are leaders and pioneers who have excelled in a variety of pursuits, including law, business, philanthropy, government, medicine, music, art, athletics, religion, and education. Among the inspiring life stories are those of the first woman named chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Indiana, the first to establish a Holocaust museum in the state, and the first woman elected Indiana's lieutenant governor. Maurer also introduces international golf and billiards champions, opera singers, a rabbi, the founders of Vera Bradley Designs and For Bare Feet, and others. Many of these women led heart-pounding lives. All worked hard, and with zeal, to achieve their dreams. Indiana women of every generation will enjoy and appreciate their stories. Sarah Evans Barker Mary Bolk Angela M. Brown Alecia A. DeCoudreaux Christel DeHaan Nancy Shepherd Fitzgerald Eva Mozes Kor Jeanette Lee Sylvia McNair Patricia R. Miller Nancy Noel Mercy Okanemeh Obeime Jane Blaffer Owen Ora Hirsch Pescovitz Ernestine Raclin Sharon Rivenbark Sandy Eisenberg Sasso Becky Skillman Carolyn Y. Woo

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About Author

Michael S. Maurer served as Indiana Secretary of Commerce under Governor Mitch Daniels. He is a regular columnist for the Indianapolis Business Journal and an irregular contributor to the New York Times crossword puzzle. He is author of Water Colors: The Photographs of Michael S. Maurer. He lives in Carmel, Indiana.


Foreword, by Jo Ann Gora Preface Acknowledgements Profiles Map of Indiana 1. Eva Mozes Kor: An Indomitable Survivor 2. Christel DeHaan: The Entrepreneurial Philanthropist 3. Sarah Evans Barker: The Role of a Lifetime 4. Sylvia McNair: Taking the Leap 5. Sharon Rivenbark: Sock it to Me 6. Alecia A. DeCoudreaux: Living Her Dreams 7. Jane Blaffer Owen: The Buckwheat Bride 8. Ernestine Raclin: First Lady of South Bend 9. Nancy Shepherd Fitzgerald: A Champion On and Off the Course 10. Carolyn Y. Woo: Breaking the Mold 11. Angela M. Brown: Lifetime of Preparation - Overnight Sensation 12. Ora Pescovitz: The Juggler 13. Mary Bolk: A Woman of Valor in an Army of Men 14. Nancy Noel: A Portrait of Beauty and Grace 15. Becky Skillman: Good Neighbor, Determined Leader 16. Sandy Eisenberg Sasso: A New Kind of Storyteller 17. Mercy Okanemeh Obeime: The People's Champion 18. Jeanette Lee: "The Black Widow" 19. Patricia R. Miller: It's in the Bag

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/01/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780253353290
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780253353290
  • weight: 513
  • ISBN10: 0253353297

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