By Michael S. Maurer

ISBN-10: 0253353297

ISBN-13: 9780253353290

The 19 awesome modern Hoosier ladies profiled by way of Michael S. Maurer -- one for every superstar within the Indiana kingdom flag -- are leaders and pioneers who've excelled in quite a few objectives, together with legislation, enterprise, philanthropy, govt, drugs, song, artwork, athletics, faith, and schooling. one of the inspiring lifestyles tales are these of the 1st girl named leader pass judgement on of the united states District court docket in Indiana, the 1st to set up a Holocaust museum within the kingdom, and the 1st lady elected Indiana's lieutenant governor. Maurer additionally introduces foreign golfing and billiards champions, opera singers, a rabbi, the founders of Vera Bradley Designs and For naked ft, and others. lots of those girls led heart-pounding lives. All labored tough, and with zeal, to accomplish their goals. Indiana ladies of each new release will take pleasure in and relish their stories.

Sarah Evans BarkerMary BolkAngela M. BrownAlecia A. DeCoudreauxChristel DeHaanNancy Shepherd FitzgeraldEva Mozes KorJeanette LeeSylvia McNairPatricia R. MillerNancy NoëlMercy Okanemeh ObeimeJane Blaffer OwenOra Hirsch PescovitzErnestine RaclinSharon RivenbarkSandy Eisenberg SassoBecky SkillmanCarolyn Y. Woo

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More than twenty years later, she has developed a commanding presence on the bench—without abandoning that softer side. Barker was among those in the Indianapolis community who grieved when federal probation officer Tom Gahl was fatally shot while on duty in 1986, leaving behind his wife and two young sons, ages 8 and 4. S. Attorney and on the bench—Barker reached out to his widow, Nancy. For more than twenty years, they have spent the anniversary of his death together, doing something special to remember him.

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