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Women's History Month is celebrated every year in March. In his Proclamation of Women's History Month 2012, President Barack Obama called upon all Americans to "honor the history, accomplishments, and contributions of American women."

In celebration of the many achievements of all the American women who have helped shape our history, the U.S. Government Printing Office offers for sale the following publications, highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments and contributions of American women.

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Women in Congress, 1917-2006 (Clothbound)

Publisher: House, Committee on House Administration, Office of the Clerk

Description: The most comprehensive source available on the 229 women who have served in U.S. House of Representatives and Senate-from the first woman elected to Congress, Jeannette Rankin of Montana, to the new Members of the 109th Congress. The book covers the remarkable story of congressional women. It includes many photographs.

Year/Pages: 2006: 1015 p.; ill.

Price: $59.00 Add To Cart

First Ladies (Paperbound)

Publisher: White House Historical Association

Description: Presents a one-page biography, along with color portraits, for all but the last two First Ladies. The last two are presented in photographs.

Year/Pages: 2001: 96 p.; ill.

Price: $17.00 Add To Cart

First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, 1912-2007, Memorial Tributes in the One Hundred Tenth Congress of the United States (Clothbound Edition)

Publisher: Senate and Congress, Joint Committee on Printing

Description: Provides a collection of statements made in tribute to Lady Bird Johnson, together with other materials relating to her death.

Year/Pages: 2008: 103 p.; ill., portS.

Price: $42.00 Add To Cart


Invest in Women, Invest in America: A Comprehensive Review of Women in the U.S. Economy

Publisher: Congress, Joint Economic Committee

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Year/Pages: 2011: 327 p.

Price: $58.00 Add To Cart

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

Publisher: Labor Dept., Labor Statistics Bureau

Description: Presents historic and current labor force and earnings data for women and men from the Current Population Survey.

Year/Pages: 2005: 89 p.

Price: $3.50 Add To Cart

Workforce 2000: Work and Workers for the 21st Century

Publisher: Labor Dept., Employment and Training Administration

Description: Predicts trends for the next 15 years and discusses policy issues. It recognizes six challenges: stimulating world growth; improving productivity in the service industries; improving the dynamism of an aging workforce; reconciling the needs of women, work, and families; integrating Blacks and Hispanics fully into the workforce; and improving workers' education and skills.

Year/Pages: 1987: 145 p.; ill.

Price: $7.00 Add To Cart


Underground Railroad

Publisher: Interior Dept., National Park Service, Division of Publications

Description: Describes the many ways that blacks took to escape slavery in the southern United States before the Civil War. It includes stories of famous African American women, such as Harriet Tubman, who served in the Union Army as a nurse, spy, and scout and Sojourner Truth who helped recruit black troops for the Union Army.

Year/Pages: 1997: 88 p.; ill.

Price: $10.00 Add To Cart

Realizing the Dream of Flight

Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of External Affairs, NASA History Division

Description: These essays in celebration of the Wright brothers' first flight 100 years ago grew out of presentations by a group of prominent scholars in 2003 at a conference sponsored by the NASA History Division and held at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The volume focuses on the careers of some of the many men and women who helped to realize the dream of flight both through the atmosphere and beyond. These accounts are original and compelling because they examine the history of flight through the lens of biography. It includes the biography of Bessie Coleman, the first African American female pilot.

Year/Pages: 2005: 326 p.; ill.

Price: $20.00 Add To Cart

Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 (Paperback)

Publisher: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

Description: Discusses the evolution of the services' racial policies and practices between World War II and 1965 during the period when black servicemen and women were integrated into the Nation's military units.

Year/Pages: 1981: 647 p.

Price: $35.50 Add To Cart


Clara Barton: Clara Barton National Historic Site, Maryland

Publisher: Interior Dept., National Park Service, Division of Publications

Description: Clara Barton is best remembered for organizing the American Red Cross. However, her efforts in aiding the wounded during the Civil War helped develop nursing as a skilled profession during that time. This publication describes the life and times of Clara Barton. It also provides a guide to the Clara Barton National Historic Site and related National Park Service sites.

Year/Pages: 1998: 80 p.; ill.

Price: $12.50 Add To Cart

The Women's Army Corps: A Commemorative of World War II Service (Pamphlet)

Publisher: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

Description: Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during the war. Each brochure describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and analyzes the impact of the campaign on future operations.

Price: $2.00 Add To Cart

The Army Nurse Corps: A Commemoration of World War II Service (Pamphlet)

Publisher: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

Description: Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe how Americans and Army personnel served in World War II.

Price: $2.00 Add To Cart

Mixed Gender Basic Training: The U.S. Army Experience, 1973-2004

Publisher: Defense Dept., Army, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Description: This volume is an account of the many currents, some ongoing, that informed the Army's struggle to design a basic training course acceptable to the nation's civil and military leadership, the general public, various special interest groups, and the young men and women undergoing their first experience as soldiers. Employs a mixture of topical and chronological organization. The major focus is on the period from 1973 to 2004. It tells the Army's story of mixed-gender training at the initial-entry level.

Year/Pages: 2008: 209 p.

Price: $20.00 Add To Cart

Ash Warriors

Publisher: Defense Dept., Air Force, Air Force History and Museums Program and Office of PACAF History

Description: Tells the remarkable story of the men and women of the Clark community and their ordeal in planning for and carrying out their evacuation from Clark in face of the impending volcanic activity. It documents the actions of those who remained on the base during the series of Mount Pinatubo's eruptions, and the closing of the base during the subsequent months. This is the story of the Ash Warriors, those Air Force men and women who carried out their mission in the face of an incredible series of natural disasters, including volcanic eruption, flood, typhoons, and earthquakes, all of which plagued Clark and the surrounding areas in June and July 1991.

Year/Pages: 2000: 156 p.; ill. 2005-repr.

Price: $5.50 Add To Cart

The Women's Army Corps, 1945-1978 (Paperback)

Publisher: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

Description: Chronicles thirty-three years of WAC history from V-J Day 1945 to 1978, when the Women's Army Corps was abolished by Public Law 95-584 and discontinued by Department of the Army General Order 20, with the WAC officers assimilated into the other branches of the Army (except the combat arms).

Year/Pages: 1990: 543 p.; ill. repr.

Price: $30.50 Add To Cart

United States Army in World War II: The Women's Army Corps (Hardcover)

Publisher: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

Description: Discusses the experience of female soldiers both at home and overseas as their new Corps struggled against tradition and administrative hurdles.

Year/Pages: 1954: 841 p.; ill. repr.

Price: $65.00 Add To Cart

A Contemporary History of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps

Publisher: Defense Dept., Army, Office of the Surgeon General and the Borden Institute

Description: Provides a history of the Army Nurse Corps from the end of the Vietnam War to the year 2000.                                             

Year/Pages: 2010: 613 p.; ill.

Price: $67.00 Add To Cart

Answering The Call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in world War I

Publisher: Defense Dept., Army, Office of the Surgeon General, Office of Medical History

Description: Contains a carefully chosen collection that depicts the rich and varied experiences of Army nurses during the First World War as recorded by the U.S. Army Signal Corps photographers.

Year/Pages: 2008: 244 p.; ill.

Price: $43.00 Add To Cart

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