Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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Lighthouse Books, ABAA 1735 First Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 United States (727) 822-3278
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Jill Ker Conway, first woman president of Smith College, tended sheep in Australia
It is the birthday of historian and author Jill Ker Conway (1934), who
lived with her family on a farm in the Australian outback and eventually
became the first woman president of Smith College in Massachusetts. Her
memoir, The Road from Coorain (1989), tells her story of tending sheep
in the wilds of New South Wales in the 1940s. Jill Ker Conway now serves as a visiting professor at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has written 21 books, among
them The Female Experience in 18th and 19th Century America: A Guide to
the History of American Women (1982); The First Generation of American
Women Graduates (1987), her doctoral thesis in American History at
Harvard; True North (1994), a memoir of her life from Harvard to Smith
College; and Written By Herself (1995), an anthology of the changing
status of women throughout history.
Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.
We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.
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