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Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America

Schiff, Karenna Gore

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ISBN 10: 1401352189 / ISBN 13: 9781401352189
Published by Miramax Books, New York, NY, 2005
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Glued binding. Paper over boards. xv, [1], 528 p. Footnotes. Illustrations. Endnotes. Index. From Wikipedia: "Karenna Aitcheson Gore Schiff (born August 6, 1973) is an American author, journalist, and attorney. She is the eldest daughter of Al and Tipper Gore. Gore is the director of Union Forum at Union Theological Seminary. Gore Schiff was the Youth Outreach Chair on her father's 2000 presidential campaign. Together with her father's former Harvard roommate Tommy Lee Jones, she officially nominated Gore as the presidential candidate during the 2000 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles. In 2006, she published Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Shaped Modern America, a profile of nine modern and historical American women. Stating that the book was written in reaction to the results of the 2000 campaign, Gore Schiff said, "I wanted to turn all that frustration and sadness into something positive." Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Inscribed on half-title. First edition. First Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Bookseller Inventory # 70863

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Title: Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed ...

Publisher: Miramax Books, New York, NY

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In this highly readable, illuminating narrative that spans the twentieth century, Karenna Gore Schiff tells the remarkable stories of nine influential women who each in her own way tackled inequity and advocated a change. These women recognized our country wasn't living up to its promise and fought to alter it.

The women she's selected are as varied as they are inspirational. Ida B. wells-Barnett, who was born a slave and fought against lynching; Mother Jones, an Irish immigrant who organized coal miners and campaigned against child labor; Alice Hamilton, who pushed for regulation of industrial toxins; Frances Perkins, who established our social secruity program; Virginia Durr, a high society Southern belle who fought the poll tax and segregation; Septima Clark, who helped to register black voters; Dolores Huerta, who organized farm workers; Dr. Helen Rodriguez-Trias, an activist for reproductive rights; and Gretchen Buchenholz, currently one of the nation's leading child advocates.

Karenna Gore Schiff delivers an intimate and accessible account of the nine trail-blazing women who deserve not only to be honored but to have their example serve as a guiding light for activists and leaders of tomorrow.

About the Author:

Karenna Gore Schiff is the eldest daughter of Al and Tipper Gore. She is the director of community affairs for the Association to Benefit Children, a children's advocacy organization. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children. This is her first book.

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