19 Stars of Indiana: Exceptional Hoosier Women

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Indiana University Press, Jan 7, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages

The 19 outstanding contemporary Hoosier women profiled by Michael S. Maurer -- one for each star in the Indiana state flag -- are leaders and pioneers who have excelled in a variety of pursuits, including law, business, philanthropy, government, medicine, music, art, athletics, religion, and education. Among the inspiring life stories are those of the first woman named chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Indiana, the first to establish a Holocaust museum in the state, and the first woman elected Indiana's lieutenant governor. Maurer also introduces international golf and billiards champions, opera singers, a rabbi, the founders of Vera Bradley Designs and For Bare Feet, and others. Many of these women led heart-pounding lives. All worked hard, and with zeal, to achieve their dreams. Indiana women of every generation will enjoy and appreciate their stories.

Sarah Evans Barker
Mary Bolk
Angela M. Brown
Alecia A. DeCoudreaux
Christel DeHaan
Nancy Shepherd Fitzgerald
Eva Mozes Kor
Jeanette Lee
Sylvia McNair
Patricia R. Miller
Nancy Noël
Mercy Okanemeh Obeime
Jane Blaffer Owen
Ora Hirsch Pescovitz
Ernestine Raclin
Sharon Rivenbark
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Becky Skillman
Carolyn Y. Woo

 

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Contents

An Indomitable Survivor
2
The Entrepreneurial Philanthropist
14
The Role of a Lifetime
26
Taking the Leap
36
Sock It to Me
48
Living Her Dreams
60
The Buckwheat Bride
72
First Lady of South Bend
84
The Juggler
128
A Woman of Valor in an Army of Men
140
A Portrait of Beauty and Grace
150
Good Neighbor Determined Leader
162
A New Kind of Storyteller
174
The Peoples Champion
186
The Black Widow
198
Its in the Bag
208

A Champion On and Off the Course
94
Breaking the Mold
104
Lifetime of PreparationOvernight Sensation
116
Back cover
225
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About the author (2009)

Michael S. Maurer served as Indiana Secretary of Commerce under Governor Mitch Daniels. He is a regular columnist for the Indianapolis Business Journal and an irregular contributor to the New York Times crossword puzzle. He is author of Water Colors: The Photographs of Michael S. Maurer. He lives in Carmel, Indiana.

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