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Title:
Twentieth-century women political leaders
Author:
Price-Groff, Claire.
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Publication Information:
New York : Facts on file, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xvii, 142 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Presents biographies of twelve women who have held positions of political leadership around the world, including Golda Meir, Margaret Thatcher, Winnie Mandela, Corazon Aquino, Wilma Mankiller, and Benazir Bhutto.
Language:
English
Contents:
Golda Meir of Israel (1898-1978) -- Indira Gandhi of India (1917-1984) -- Eva Duarte Péron of Argentina (1919-1952) -- Margaret Thatcher of Britain (1925- ) -- Violeta Chamorro of Nicaragua (1929- ) -- Corazon Aquino of the Philippines (1933- ) -- Winnie Madikizela-Mandela of South Africa (1934- ) -- Barbara Jordan of Texas (1936-1996) -- Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway (1939- ) -- Wilma Mankiller of the Cherokee Nation (1945- ) -- Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma (1945- ) -- Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan (1953- ).
ISBN:
9780816036721
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Book

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Within this past century, women have achieved political rights and powers around the globe. Twentieth-Century Women Political Leaders profiles twelve women who have held positions of political leadership in the second half of the twentieth century. This volume will inspire the many young women entering the twenty-first century who wish to pursue a career in politics.

Profiles include: Golda Meir (1897-1978) Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) Eva Peron (1919-1952) Margaret Thatcher (1925- ) Violetta Chamorro (1929- ) Corazon Aquino (1933- ) Winnie Mandela (1945- ) Gro Harlem Brundtland (1935- ) Barbara Jordan (1936-1996) Wilma Mankiller (1945- ) Aung Sang Suu Kyi (1945- ) Benazir Bhutto (1935- ).


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Gr 7-10-Price-Groff profiles Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi, Eva Perón, Margaret Thatcher, Violeta Chamorro, Corazon Aquino, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Barbara Jordan, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Wilma Mankiller, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Benazir Bhutto. The concise accounts include life-altering events in the subjects' experiences and quotes that convey their personal philosophies. Clear, black-and-white pictures accompany each entry. In general, the style of writing is easy to follow while still providing informative and well-researched data. This collective biography holds its own with Laura A. Liswood's Women World Leaders (Harper, 1995). The detailed index provides easy points of access for students doing research, and the variety of women included make this title a useful reference resource.-Lorie Bruns, Grapevine High School, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Within this past century, women have achieved political rights and powers around the globe. Twentieth-Century Women Political Leaders profiles twelve women who have held positions of political leadership in the second half of the twentieth century. This volume will inspire the many young women entering the twenty-first century who wish to pursue a career in politics. Profiles include: Golda Meir (1897-1978) Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) Eva Peron (1919-1952) Margaret Thatcher (1925- ) Violetta Chamorro (1929- ) Corazon Aquino (1933- ) Winnie Mandela (1945- ) Gro Harlem Brundtland (1935- ) Barbara Jordan (1936-1996) Wilma Mankiller (1945- ) Aung Sang Suu Kyi (1945- ) Benazir Bhutto (1935- ). Excerpted from Twentieth-Century Women Political Leaders by Claire Price-Groff All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.