Amazing Texas Girls: True Stories from Lone Star History

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Those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. And those who don’t learn from the stories of strong women from years past are doomed to feel the fury and indignation of women all over who can both sympathize and empathize with those past, unsung women. So you best learn from the stories in Amazing Texas Girls, a chronicle of tales about influential rabble-rousing women from the great state of Texas.

From Texas’s struggles with Mexico and independence to the travails of farm life, hardscrabble living, and discrimination, the stories of the women in this book span decades, but each woman represents the same grit, fire, and determination to be more than what husbands, governments, and society thought they could be. (Babe Didrikson’s story is particularly engrossing.)

The stories are all fairly straightforward — no eleventh-hour twist for you! — bolstered by historical information about the culture of the time, the settlers’ enemies, and others, helping bring these unexpected tales of heroines to light in engaging ways.

Amazing Texas Girls is all about celebrating those who speak up, those who do not bend under the weight of a smug glare, those who make the world a better, more badass place than they found it.

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Author Mary Dodson Wade
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Lone Star Books
Publish Date 2018-Apr-01
ISBN 9781493031962
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Issue July 2018
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