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Shawnee Captive - Mary Rodd Furbee
Call Number: J B INGLES
ISBN: 9781883846695
Publication Date: 2004-01-01

The Complete Guide to West Virginia Inns - Mary Rodd Furbee
Call Number: 917.3 FURBEE
ISBN: 9780963092007
Publication Date: 1991-10-01

 

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Mary Rodd Furbee (1954 - 2004) Morgantown, Monongalia County

Mary Rodd Furbee was an author, editor, television producer, and university professor. Furbee earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in journalism from West Virginia University. Living and working in Morgantown, West Virginia, Furbee was the PR/alumni development specialist for the West Virginia School of Journalism as well as a teacher of beat reporting in addition to writing books for children and occasional articles for periodical publication. She has published eight books for young readers, focusing on women in Appalachia and in United States history.

Her books focus on stories that inspire-ordinary people who have largely been overlooked by history. The stories she chooses tend to be about women, women who ignored society's rules about "proper" feminine behavior and managed to accomplish great things by being true to themselves. She has written a series of books "Outrageous Women" in history, including Outrageous Women of Colonial America, Outrageous Women of the American Frontier, and Outrageous Women of the Civil War.

She has also written the stories of individual women - Nancy Ward and the Cherokee Nation; Anne Bailey: Frontier Scout; Shawnee Captive: The Story of Mary Draper Ingles. Mary Furbee has also written a travel book for adults-The Complete Guide to West Virginia Inns. In addition, Furbee wrote non-fiction columns and articles for various periodical publications, including the Washington Post, The Progressive, and Goldenseal.

 

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Outrageous Women of Colonial America
Outrageous Women of the American Frontier
Outrageous Women of the Civil War
Women of the American Revolution
Shawnee Captive: The Story of Mary Draper Ingles
Anne Bailey: Frontier Scout
Wild Rose: Nancy Ward of the Cherokee
The Importance of Mohandas Gandhi
The Complete Guide to West Virginia Inns

 

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