Marquerite de la Roque - A Story of Survival - is the true story of a French Hugenot woman (like Elizabeth) who was marooned for three years with her old nurse and her husband on a desolate island near Labrador in 1542 - by her uncle and guardian. The miracle is how she survived the bitter cruel winters and wild animals, losing her baby, her husband and then her nurse - living alone for a year, until fishermen found her and returned her to France. She was the first settler in 'America, but the story is mentioned only in passing in history books. How Elizabeth got the true story is a feat of literary detective work almost as incredible as the historical circumstances it discloses. $25.00
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Elizabeth Boyer Books
Legendary feminist, Elizabeth Boyer, a lawyer and the founder of Women's Equity Action League (WEAL), was honored by VFA in May of '99 in Washington. WEAL was the prime mover in forcing state universities and colleges to abandon quotas and discrimination against women. When she passed the bar, unusual for a woman way back then, *Alice Paul heard about her and invited her to Washington, then got her to lobby for the ERA. Later, with another legendery feminist lawyer, the late Marguerite Rawalt, she carried the case on the Help Wanted Ads to the Supreme Court and "desexed" the banks.
From Patricia Bliss-Egan, WEAL National President...
I wanted to contact you about VFA's book listing of Elizabeth Boyer's books. WEAL is continuing on with Dr. Boyer's work! I am the current National President of WEAL. We are in possession of Betty's books and are selling them as a fund-raiser for the WEAL Foundation. Is it possible for you to change the mailing address for the purchase of her books?