A LONG WAY FORWARD by David Loth

A LONG WAY FORWARD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Life of Congresswoman Frances P. Bolton"" is an unblemished portrait of an admirable- and seemingly indefatigable woman, her many activities and achievements in the fields of politics and public service. A plain, precise, and very serious little girl from a protected, prominent Cleveland family, Frances Bingham came indeed a long way forward- took her first giant step when, presumably a debutante, she spent her days working in the slums as assistant to a visiting nurse. Her interest in this field never lessened, although marriage to Chester Bolton, and several children, narrowed her world for a time. Bolton, a Republican, served in Washington in the '30's, and at his death in 1939, his wife filled his unexpired term in the House, carried on for many years as a Congresswoman, served on the Foreign Affairs Committee and as delegate to the U.N., and continue her lifelong effort to improve nursing, education, and other areas of welfare..... A worthy woman has a deserved tribute- if one may question its designation.

Publisher: Longmans, Green