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Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West [NOOK Book]

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The women of this book exhibited “can-do, forthright frontier spunk;” some were quiet, others were strident. They were nonviolent but definitely militant. Their stories are powerful, exciting, and inspiring, all the more for being the unsung heroines who carved a life out of a vast region and forged a society where strong, intelligent, capable women stood up to forces of ...

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Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West

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Overview

The women of this book exhibited “can-do, forthright frontier spunk;” some were quiet, others were strident. They were nonviolent but definitely militant. Their stories are powerful, exciting, and inspiring, all the more for being the unsung heroines who carved a life out of a vast region and forged a society where strong, intelligent, capable women stood up to forces of nature and political opposition and conquered most obstacles.
Lindy Conter,
Co-chair of the Board of Directors (2004-2009),
Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West, co-published by the Pikes Peak Library District and the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, received a Finalist Award in the 2011 Women Writing the West WILLA Literary Awards competition. This award is in the Scholarly Nonfiction category. Here is a link to the list of all of the award winners:
womenwritingthewest.org/willaCurrentFinalists.html

The WILLA Literary Awards honors the best in literature, featuring women’s or girls’ stories set in the West that are published each year. Women Writing the West (WWW), a non-profit association of writers and other professionals writing and promoting the Women’s West, underwrites and presents the nationally recognized award annually at the WWW Fall Conference. The award is named in honor of Pulitzer Prize winner Willa Cather, one of the country’s foremost novelists.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045420174
  • Publisher: Pikes Peak Library District
  • Publication date: 11/13/2013
  • Series: Regional History Series
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

The Pikes Peak Library District's Regional History Series chronicles the unique and often undocumented history of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.The subjects of the books are based on the annual Pikes Peak Regional History Symposia. The books are edited by PPLD staff members Tim Blevins, Dennis Daily, Sydne Dean, Chris Nicholl, Katie Rudolph, and Amy Ziegler, and by historians Michael L. Olsen and Katherine Scott Sturdevant.
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