Women Trailblazers of California Finalist for San Diego Book Awards

Congratulations to authors Gloria Harris and Hannah Cohen whose History Press book Women Trailblazers of California: Pioneers to the Present is a 2013 San Diego Book Awards finalist! Among their many accomplishments, Dr. Gloria Harris is an inductee to the San Diego Women’s Hall of Fame while Hannah Cohen is serving as a board member of the Women’s Museum of California.

Our warm congratulations to all of the award nominees, including History category finalists: Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier by Nicholas Clapp and Fighter Group: The 352nd “Blue-Nosed Bastards” in World War II by Jay Stout. Award winners will be selected from the finalists and announced at the upcoming San Diego Book Awards ceremony on June 22. Read more about the San Diego Book Awards at www.sdbookawards.com.

San Diego Book AwardsReaders have called Women Trailblazers of California “an amazing book talking about unique women in California’s History” and “a well-researched, fascinating and lively portrayal”…

Women Trailblazers of California: Pioneers to the Present by Gloria G. Harris & Hannah S. Cohen

In this unparalleled collection, Gloria Harris and Hannah Cohen relate the stories of forty women whose struggles and achievements have paved the way for generations. These women were strong and determined, overcoming prejudice, skepticism, and injustice. Visionary architect Julia Morgan designed Hearst Castle; Dolores Huerta co-founded United Farm Workers; Donaldina Cameron, the angry angel of Chinatown, rescued brothel workers; and silent film actress Mary Pickford helped form United Artists Pictures. From fearless pioneers and determined reformers to professionals from every walk of life, Harris and Cohen chronicle the triumphs and disappointments of diverse women who dared to take risks and break down barriers.

Women Trailblazers of California: Pioneers to the Present by Gloria Harris and Hannah Cohen is available from the History Press and booksellers throughout California.

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