A Woman Unafraid: The Achievements of Frances Perkins

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Description: Penny Colman remembers Social Security’s forgotten shepard, Frances Perkins on NPR.

Praise for A Woman Unafraid: The Achievements of Frances Perkins

“Informative, inspiring . . . . At each juncture of Perkins’s life, Colman skillfully interweaves social trends and political developments with glimpses of her family and mentors.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Exquisite biography”
Social Education

“The reader gets a feel for the sweeping changes . . . as well as an intimate glimpse of Perkins that conveys the compassionate way she met the challenges of her public life.”

“Colorful account of events that shaped Frances Perkins and the many contributions of Perkins that today are certainly taken for granted . . . .Highly recommended.”

“I couldn’t put the book down.”
A reader

“Penny Colman…is…thorough, fair and candid in her treatment of Frances Perkins….readers will learn…of the immense power that can be brought to bear against anyone in our society-especially, perhaps, against women who dare to demand that our politics advance a common good, that it be rooted in morality and not in self-interest.”
New York Times Book Review

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