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Emily Brooksby Wheeler: Utah Women: Pioneers, Poets, & Politicians

Join us Wednesday, November 13, at 6:30 PM for a reading and signing with Emily Brooksby Wheeler and Utah Women: Pioneers, Poets, & Politicians. 

Representing lawmakers and lawbreakers, artists and adventurers or scholars and activists, the women of Utah defied stereotypes. At the crossroads of the West, they found new challenges and opportunities to forge their own paths. Emma Dean explored the Rocky Mountains with her famous spouse, John Wesley Powell. Martha Hughes Cannon defeated her husband to become the first female state senator. Maud Fitch drove an ambulance under German artillery fire to rescue downed pilots in World War I. Author Emily Brooksby Wheeler celebrates the remarkable Utah women who, whether racing into danger or nurturing those who fell behind, changed their world and ours.

Emily Brooksby Wheeler attended BYU, majoring in history with an English minor, and earned graduate degrees in history and landscape architecture from Utah State University. She’s the award-winning author of several historical novels, short stories, magazine articles and scripts for educational software programs. She’s an adjunct professor of Utah history at USU and a museum collections specialist for the Bushnell, Intermountain and USU exhibit.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Utah Women: Pioneers, Poets and Politicians Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781467142427
Availability: On Our Shelves Now

Published: History Press - November 11th, 2019

Representing lawmakers and lawbreakers, artists and adventurers or scholars and activists, the women of Utah defied stereotypes. At the crossroads of the West, they found new challenges and opportunities to forge their own paths. Emma Dean explored the Rocky Mountains with her famous spouse, John Wesley Powell. Martha Hughes Cannon defeated her husband to become the first female state senator.