Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas

Unflinching Courage Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas From New York Times bestselling author and groundbreaking politician Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison comes a history of the extraordinary women who shaped the state of Texas The only woman ever to repres

  • Title: Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas
  • Author: Kay Bailey Hutchison
  • ISBN: 9780062130693
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas

    From New York Times bestselling author and groundbreaking politician Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison comes a history of the extraordinary women who shaped the state of Texas.The only woman ever to represent Texas in the United States Senate, Kay Bailey Hutchison has been a trailblazer in the Lone Star State Nevertheless, Hutchison is just one of many women who, for two hundrFrom New York Times bestselling author and groundbreaking politician Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison comes a history of the extraordinary women who shaped the state of Texas.The only woman ever to represent Texas in the United States Senate, Kay Bailey Hutchison has been a trailblazer in the Lone Star State Nevertheless, Hutchison is just one of many women who, for two hundred years, have embodied what we ve come to recognize as the spirit of Texas rugged independence, fierce loyalty, and an unflappable entrepreneurial streak In Unflinching Courage, Senator Hutchison tells the dynamic history of her home state through the lives of some of these pioneering women and their remarkable achievements.Among the brave souls Senator Hutchison profiles are Jane Wilkinson Long, the Mother of Texas, and others who claimed a stake in the land when it struggled under Spanish and Mexican rule Dilue Rose Harris, whose memoir of the Runaway Scrape exhibits the strength so many women were forced to call upon as the Texas Revolution drew able bodied husbands, sons, and brothers to the battlefield Margaret Houston and Emily Austin Bryan Perry, who stood behind the great leaders of a burgeoning republic and helped usher in a new era of statehood Henrietta King, Molly Goodnight, Sarah Cockrell, and Oveta Culp Hobby, ranchers and entrepreneurs who have helped Texas thrive and numerous others who valiantly held their ground in the face of raids and unimaginable violence In Unflinching Courage, Senator Hutchison pays tribute to these extraordinary Texan women whose lives inspire us today and will continue to do so for generations to come.

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    One thought on “Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas

    1. Denise "みか" Hutchins

      I'm giving up on this book at page 64. If I wanted to read a general history of Texas, I would have chosen a different tome. The writing has almost no focus on women and when it does, it doesn't make them seem "pioneering" or notable, rather the opposite and to a greater degree. The final straw for me was starting the Texas Revolution chapter, reading about nothing but what the the notable men were doing, then when women were finally given the spotlight, it was merely to highlight their contribu [...]

    2. Sue

      Because I was raised in Mexico (with Cherokee heritage), I tend to side with the indigenous (Comanche, Apache, Kiowa and Mexican) point of view, so I'm not likely to wholeheartedly endorse a book such as this one. The "winners" describe history with a certain bias that can't always be trusted.The spirit of Texas does seem to encourage the theorem of "Manifest Destiny," but I just don't agree with one race thinking they're better than others, and using the Bible to boot, to appropriate lands from [...]

    3. Jill

      On a whim, I attended Kay Bailey Hutchison's intro and book signing session at the local Barnes & Noble in the great state of Texas. I had the pleasure of her reading excerpts before signing the two hard copies I purchased. You see, I have a new granddaughter born in March 2013. I thought this would be a perfect gift from grandma someday in the future. (problem --edition above says e edition, and I can't change it to hardcover).Of course I read it too. It is really wonderful to finally read [...]

    4. Convy Stahl

      This is an engaging book about the history of Texas and highlights the lives of the founding pioneering women (and men) who helped Texas become a US state. Written by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, who was the first female Texas senator, she gives us a glimpse into the difficult lives of the pioneers and how they over came them. Given the enormous challenges faced by the settlers, it is amazing what fortitude and independence they had which is a reflection of how the US developed as a country.

    5. Pamela Johnson

      I really enjoyed this book. It gives a different perspective of Texas history. It covers Kay Bailey Hutchison's female ancestors, women during the settlement of Texas, the Texas Revolution, the cattle drives, and ending with Oveta Culp Hobby. I highly recommend this book

    6. Denise

      I was a bit disappointed in this book. The biographies of most of the women were not as informative as I would have liked. I guess I was expecting a bit more details and more of the personal feelings of the women dealing with their lives and experiences in Texas.

    7. Renee

      I gave up on this book about 100 pages into it. I was hoping for more personal accounts where a reader could feel she knew these women and their struggles. Seemed like dry history.

    8. Alice

      Not the best writer but mini biographies left me impressed but the perseverance of these women. The book also filled in some gaps in my understanding of American history.

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