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Author Davis, Beth Boosalis.
Title Mayor Helen Boosalis : my mother's life in politics / Beth Boosalis Davis.
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2008.

Author Davis, Beth Boosalis.
Subject Boosalis, Helen.
Mayors -- Nebraska -- Lincoln -- Biography.
Lincoln (Neb.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Politicians -- Nebraska -- Biography.
Lincoln (Neb.) -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 531 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (page 513) and index.
Contents Flash forward : calling me home -- Call to action -- Flash forward : down to two -- Madame mayor -- Flash forward : may the best woman -- This is not your father's city hall -- Flash forward : money talks -- Roll up her sleeves -- Flash backward : roots--all Greek to me -- Expect the unexpected -- Flash forward : getting to know you -- Everything old is new again -- Flash forward : one false move and ... -- Mayors' mayor -- Flash forward : issues, debates, polls, and other irrelevancies -- Another time around -- Flash forward : trails end -- Life after is politics.
Summary Helen Boosalis's story, told by her daughter, Beth Boosalis Davis, is the story of a true pioneer of women in politics. The daughter of Greek immigrants, Boosalis achieved national prominence as the first woman president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and as an outspoken advocate for economically distressed cities facing President Reagan's "new federalism." Winning the Democratic nomination for governor of Nebraska in 1986, Helen Boosalis ran against Kay Orr in the first gubernatorial contest between two women in U.S. history. The interwoven tales of conflict and challenge, from the mayor's.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780803218819 (electronic bk.)
0803218818 (electronic bk.)
0803217404 (Cloth)
9780803217409 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 250438441
Additional Format Print version: Davis, Beth Boosalis. Mayor Helen Boosalis. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2008 9780803217409 0803217404 (DLC) 2007050927 (OCoLC)183928667

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