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Barbara F. Vucanovich From Nevada to Congress, and Back Again

Barbara F. Vucanovich and Patricia D. Cafferata

June 2005 978-0-87417623


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 campaigns.

"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.