by Samantha Sunderland | December 6th, 2013
Looking for holiday gift ideas? Give the gift of a well-written book! Thanks to the Washington State Legacy Project, we can all learn about some very influential Washingtonians. The subjects of these biographies and oral histories include statewide officeholders, congressional leaders, judges and other remarkable citizens. Many of these subjects, in the face of controversy and the most challenging circumstances, refused to give up and inspired change.
There are plenty of biographies to choose from, no matter what your interest is. They include:
- John Spellman: Politics Never Broke His Heart by John C. Hughes
- Across the Aisles, Sid Snyder’s Remarkable Life in Groceries & Government by Jeff Burlingame
- Where The Salmon Run: The Life and Legacy of Billy Frank Jr. by Trova Heffernan
- Slade Gorton: A Half-Century In Politics by John C. Hughes
- Booth Who? A Biography of Booth Gardner by John C. Hughes
- Lillian Walker, Washington State Civil Rights Pioneer by John C. Hughes
- The Inimitable Adele Ferguson, Bremerton’s legendary columnist by John C. Hughes
- A Woman First: The Impact of Jennifer Dunn by Trova Heffernan
- Nancy Evans, First-rate First Lady by John C. Hughes
Visit the State Seal Store online to order your copies of these inspirational tales before the holiday season ends!