Vucanovich's comments about her
memoirs. "This book is a first for Nevada. Of the thirty-two Nevada
members of the House of Representatives, none of them wrote a
formal autobiography. Thomas Fitch reminisced about his life in
some newspaper articles that were later compiled into a book by
Eric Moody. I am the first woman to be elected to federal office
from Nevada and the first person — male or female — to represent
the Second Congressional District of Nevada."
"I realized early on that you had
to be true to your convictions, even if it meant you might not win
the next election." - Barbara F. Vucanovich
"Barbara has written a marvelous
book. Combined in it, a reader will find the political history of
Nevada for the last half of the twentieth century, a guidebook for
those who may consider being a candidate for political office, and
an analysis of most of the people prominent in Nevada and many
active in national and international affairs from 1950 to 2000, all
tied together with the strings of Barbara's personal life. It is a
story of a uniquely qualified and personable lady of whom life
required much yet to whom life gave much. The book is a must-read
for everyone interested in Nevada and for everyone who admires
great lives." — Richard W. Horton, chair of Vucanovich's political
"An illuminating life story of
Nevada's first female member of Congress. Conservative in her
politics, and Republican in her party affiliation, Vucanovich
pioneered the way for like-minded women seeking social and
political empowerment in Nevada." — Guy Louis Rocha, Assistant
Administrator, Nevada State Library & Archives.
"A compelling story about one of
Nevada's outstanding political figures." — Pete Ernaut, former
chief of staff to Governor Kenny Guinn.
"A wonderful book about a
wonderful friend." — Senator Bernice Mathews.