Congratulations to Cokie Roberts! On April 12th Roberts was honored as a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress. This award is selected by the Library’s curators and subject specialists to honor artists, writers, activists, filmmakers, physicians, entertainers, sports figures, and public servants who have made significant contributions to America’s diverse cultural, scientific, and social heritage. This information is from a HarperCollins newsletter. Click here for more information.
Also honored: race car driver Mario Andretti, civil rights activist Julian Bond, musician Herbie Hancock, historian David McCullough, baseball player/manager Frank Robinson and TV newsman Bob Schieffer.
Ms. Roberts’ latest best seller is Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation. Find this book in our catalog.
Summary from our catalog:
“In Ladies of Liberty, Cokie Roberts presents biographical portraits and behind-the-scenes vignettes chronicling women’s public roles and private responsibilities.” “Recounted and drawing on personal correspondence, private journals, and other primary sources – many of them previously unpublished – Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of women who laid the groundwork for a better society. Almost every quotation here is written by a woman, to a woman, or about a woman. From first ladies to freethinkers, educators to explorers, this exceptional group includes Abigail Adams, Margaret Bayard Smith, Martha Jefferson, Dolley Madison, Elizabeth Monroe, Louisa Catherine Adams, Eliza Hamilton, Theodosia Burr, Rebecca Gratz, Louisa Livingston, Rosalie Calvert, Sacajawea, and others. Roberts gives these ladies of liberty the recognition they so greatly deserve.”