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In Unflinching Courage, former United States Senator and New York Times bestselling author Kay Bailey Hutchison brings to life the incredible stories of the resourceful and brave women who shaped the state of Texas and influenced American history.
A passionate storyteller, Senator Hutchison introduces the mothers and daughters who claimed a stake in the land when it was controlled by Spain, the wives and sisters who valiantly contributed to the Civil War effort, and ranchers and entrepreneurs who have helped Texas thrive.
Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas is a celebration of the strength, bravery, and spirit of these remarkable women and their accomplishments.
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About the Author
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison grew up in La Marque, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas and UT Law School. She was twice elected to the Texas House of Representatives. In 1990 she was elected Texas state treasurer, and in 1993 she was the first woman elected to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. In 2006 she was elected chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, becoming one of the top four leaders of Senate Republicans and the only woman. She lives in Dallas with her husband, Ray, and their daughter and son, Bailey and Houston.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When we think of the building of our country it is always the men who are thought of. This book tells of the strength and courage of the women who lived during that era and worked as hard as the men. Some of them had to take over a large ranch after the death of their husbands which was not easy for a woman. They had to provide for their families as widows.Having lived in Texas for the past two years many of the people and places have significance to me. Many of the cities, towns and villages are named for the people in the book. And the fight with Santa Ana for independence from Mexico is described very well, is exciting and I felt as though I was there. I enjoyed the book and recommend it highly. I will always treasure the history of Texas and my time living in the Lone Star State.