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In a series of skillfully drawn biographical portraits, United States Senator and bestselling author Kay Bailey Hutchison examines the lives of sixty-three pioneers in military service, journalism, public health, social reform, science, and politics—all American women. Mixing historical portraits with modern success stories, Senator Hutchison shows how American women from all periods of history have contributed to the strength and progress of our nation. Senator Hutchison, a trailblazer herself, became the first woman from the state of Texas elected to the United States Senate.

With courage, purpose, and compassion, the women of Leading Ladies continue to blaze trails for thousands of American women to follow—and no history of the nation can be written without them.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An inspiring volume that highlights women who helped to pave the way for subsequent generations…Fascinating…There’s enough here to pique almost any reader interested in women’s history.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “What sets this book apart is the manner in which Hutchison acknowledges why each subject still merits attention today…Straightforward and informative—a solid introduction to female American leaders.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paula | 2/1/2010

    " Enjoyed what she had, but need to read her other book to see if those ladies I think she missed in this book appear elsewhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joanne | 12/2/2009

    " Listened to this. Really interesting history of women who were first in their fields - real trail blazers. The reading style of the author was a bit monotone but the content was terrific. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tara | 3/9/2009

    " I know it sounds boring, but it really isn't. "

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About the Author

Kay Bailey Hutchison was twice elected to the Texas House of Representatives, became state treasurer in 1990, and in 1993 became the first woman elected to represent Texas in the United States Senate. In 2006 she was elected chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, becoming one of the top four leaders of Senate Republicans and the only woman among them. She lives in Dallas with her husband, Ray, and their two children.