This book profiles the lives of fifteen resourceful women who displayed remarkable courage as they broke through social, cultural, and political barriers to advance women's roles. These women defied the norms and prejudices of their time, making lasting contributions to society. Moving portraits of fifteen independent women who help make Maine what it is today. Read and be inspired by Cornelia "Flyrod" Crosby, Sister Mildred Barker, Margaret Chase Smith, Toy Len Goon, Josephine Diebitsch Peary, Lillian "La Nordica" Norton, Sarah Orne Jewett, Kate Furbush, Abbie Burgess Grant, Lillian M.N. Stevens, Marguerite-Blanche Thibodeau Cyr, Florence Nicolar Shay, Marguerite Thompson Zorach, Florence Eastman Williams, and Marguerite Yourcenar. Black & white photographs throughout. Paperback. 172 pgs.