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Women and Adversity: Gabrielle “Gabby” Gi...

June 22, 2017

What an honor and rarity to have a Navy ship named for you while you’re still living, which is the case with the USS Gabrielle Giffords. The ship was commissioned June 10, 2017 in Galveston, TX and named after former U.S. Representative from Arizona, Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords. It is the 10th littoral combat ship in the Navy, the 16th named for a woman and the 13th named after a living person. The littoral combat ship (LCS) is a small surface vessel intended for operations close to s ...

Women and Adversity: Lucy Maud Montgomery Au...

June 8, 2017

     Reading “Anne of Green Gables,” published in 1908, brings smiles, nods and eye rolls at the likeable orphaned Anne Shirley’s antics, quirks and predicaments. The book catapulted ...

Women and Adversity: Rachel Carson, Writer, Z...

May 25, 2017

Rachel Carson brought the dangers of chemicals in the environment to the public’s attention with her book “Silent Spring” published in 1962, and the U.S. listened and changed for the bette ...

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