By: DAVIS, BETH BOOSALIS.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2008.:
Edition: First Edition.
Seller ID: 63692X1
Condition: Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.
As a 1950s housewife and League of Women Voters volunteer who spearheaded the city of Lincoln's switch to a "strong mayor" form of government, Helen Boosalis never anticipated that she herself would one day be that strong mayor and chief executive of Nebraska's capital city. 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 citie... View More...