Synopses & Reviews
Moving portraits of thirteen independent women who helped make Missouri what it is today More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Missouri Women
profiles the lives of thirteen of the states most important historical figures—women from across Missouri, from many different backgrounds, and from various walks of life. With enduring strength and compassion, these remarkable women broke through social, cultural, or political barriers to make contributions to society that still have an impact today. Read about:
Phoebe Couzins—passionate advocate of the Womens Suffrage Movement and contradictory character
Cathy Williams—a female slave who went West in male disguise and became a Buffalo Soldier
Laura Ingalls Wilder—beloved American writer and famous pioneer
Josephine Baker—a diva ahead of her time
Each of these women demonstrated an independence of spirit that is as inspiring now as it was then. Read about their extraordinary lives in this captivating collection of biographies.
More than Petticoats: Remarkable Missouri Women celebrates the women who shaped the Show-Me State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.
About the Author
Having lived in Oklahoma over half her life, Elaine Warner wears the tag "Okie" proudly. She has twice been named "Outstanding Travel Writer" at the Oklahoma Governor's Conference on Tourism and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. In pursuit of travel stories, she has flown in balloons, helicopters, seaplanes and gliders and eaten her way through a number of major American cities.