Particular Passions Talks With Women Who Have Shaped Our Times

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The timelessness of these brief oral histories are as inspiring today as they were when they were originally published.
It is the combined experience of all these women - how they dealt with the obstacles they encountered, and what enabled them to perceive the golden opportunities within. As a result there are countless nuggets of wisdom laced throughout the book, applicable to all our lives.
The richness of these stories, along with their portraits, make the women come alive. How and why these women, of superstar status, or little known outside their individual disciplines, found their 'passion,' and went on to play pivotal roles in America's destiny is what all these stories are about.
Surprisingly, the variety, range of backgrounds, educated, uneducated, abused, beloved, mentored, rich, poor makes one aware that starting points are no different than yours or mine.
The fabric of the women's movement, from the 1920s to the 1980s, holds the book together and provides a historic perspective on an important era in the women's movement.

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One of those rare, rare books that pick your life up, turn it around and point it in the right direction.
--K.T. Maclay

Every woman owes it to herself to look up Particular Passions - borrow the volume from your public library. Or, better still, buy it and put it with your favorite novel or poetry collection to sustain you.
--Pioneer Press and Dispatch

Tantalizing glimpses into the lives of women who have not only made a living at their own "particular passion," but have become well known, even world renowned, for doing work they love.
--Christian Science Monitor

This is a wonderful book. The book is recommended reading for anyone - no matter what political or sociological background - who wants to know more about living history.
--Santa Cruz Sentinel

I have never enjoyed an oral history book more than this one.

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Lynn Gilbert, Gaylen Moore
Published by Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publi (1981)
ISBN 10: 0517543710 ISBN 13: 9780517543719
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Book Description Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publi, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110517543710

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