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Jeannette Rankin

Political Pioneer

by Gretchen Woelfle

School And Library, 104 pages, Boyds Mills Pr, List Price: $18.95 |


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Photographs, newpaper clippings, campaign materials, and even hate mail are collected to tell the remarkable story a woman who played a dramatic part in many historic moments of twentieth-century America.

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After Rep. Jeannette Rankin voted against the U.S. entering war with Japan, she was mobbed by journalists. Rankin hid in a phone booth and waited for Capitol police to take her back to her office. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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