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Downey, Kirstin

Overview
Works: 19 works in 48 publications in 4 languages and 3,390 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD8073.P38, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kirstin Downey
The woman behind the New Deal : the life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor and his moral conscience by Kirstin Downey( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frances Perkins is no longer a household name, yet she was one of the most influential women of the twentieth century. Frances Perkins was named Secretary of Labor by Franklin Roosevelt in 1933. As the first female cabinet secretary, at the height of the Great Depression, she spearheaded the fight to improve the lives of America's working people while juggling her own family responsibilities. Perkins's ideas became the cornerstones of the most important social welfare legislation in the nation's history, including unemployment compensation, child labor laws, the forty-hour work week, and Social Security. Also, as head of the Immigration Service, she fought to bring European refugees to safety. Based on eight years of research, extensive archival materials, new documents, and exclusive access to family and friends, this is the first complete portrait of a devoted public servant with a passionate personal life, a mother who changed the landscape of American business and society.--From publisher description
Isabella : the warrior queen by Kirstin Downey( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on new scholarship, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Woman Behind the New Deal presents a biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus' journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition and became one of the most influential female rulers in history
The woman behind the New Deal : the life and legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, unemployment insurance, and the minimum wage by Kirstin Downey( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frances Perkins is no longer a household name, yet she was one of the most influential women of the twentieth century. Frances Perkins was named Secretary of Labor by Franklin Roosevelt in 1933. As the first female cabinet secretary, at the height of the Great Depression, she spearheaded the fight to improve the lives of America's working people while juggling her own family responsibilities. Perkins's ideas became the cornerstones of the most important social welfare legislation in the nation's history, including unemployment compensation, child labor laws, the forty-hour work week, and Social Security. Also, as head of the Immigration Service, she fought to bring European refugees to safety. Based on eight years of research, extensive archival materials, new documents, and exclusive access to family and friends, this is the first complete portrait of a devoted public servant with a passionate personal life, a mother who changed the landscape of American business and society.--From publisher description
Isabella : the warrior queen by Kirstin Downey( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was aggressively expanding, Isabella was inspired in her youth by tales of Joan of Arc, a devout young woman who unified her people and led them to victory against foreign invaders. In 1474, when most women were almost powerless, twenty-three-year-old Isabella defied a hostile brother and mercurial husband to seize control of Castile and León. Her subsequent feats were legendary. She ended a twenty-four-generation struggle between Muslims and Christians, forcing Moorish invaders back over the Mediterranean Sea. She laid the foundation for a unified Spain. She sponsored Columbus's trip to the Indies and negotiated Spanish control over much of the New World with the help of Rodrigo Borgia, the infamous Pope Alexander VI. She also annihilated all who stood against her by establishing a bloody religious Inquisition that would darken Spain's reputation for centuries. Whether saintly or satanic, no female leader has done more to shape our modern world, where millions of people in two hemispheres speak Spanish and practice Catholicism. Yet history has all but forgotten Isabella's influence, due to hundreds of years of misreporting that often attributed her accomplishments to Ferdinand, the bold and philandering husband she adored. Using new scholarship, Downey's luminous biography tells the story of this brilliant, fervent, forgotten woman, the faith that propelled her through life, and the land of ancient conflicts and intrigue she brought under her command
The woman behind the New Deal : the life of Frances Perkins, FDR'S Secretary of Labor and his moral conscience by Kirstin Downey( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written with a wit that echoes Frances Perkins's own, award-winning journalist Kirstin Downey gives us a riveting exploration of how and why Perkins slipped into historical oblivion, and restores Perkins to her proper place in history
A promise to all generations : stories & essays about Social Security & Frances Perkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabel, la reina guerrera : la fascinante historia de Isabel la Católica by Jesús de la Torre Olid( )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1474, cuando la mayoría de las mujeres carecían de toda autoridad, una Isabel de veintitrés años desafiaba a su hermano, Enrique IV de Castilla, para hacerse con el control del reino castellano. Sus posteriores hazañas fueron legendarias: sentó los cimientos de la unificación de España; puso fin a la presencia de los árabes en sus dominios con la conquista de Granada en 1492; en ese mismo año, expulsó a los judíos de sus reinos y patrocinó el viaje de Cristóbal Colón a las Indias, cuyo resultado sería el descubrimiento de América y la gestión española de buena parte del Nuevo Mundo durante siglos. Ninguna mujer de su época hizo más que Isabel la Católica por darle forma al mundo moderno. Hija de Juan I de Castilla, fue esposa de rey, Fernando I de Aragón, y madre y abuela de reyes: Catalina, esposa de Enrique VIII de Inglaterra; Isabel y María, sucesivamente esposas de Miguel de Portugal; Juana, esposa de Felipe de Habsburgo, reina de Castilla y madre de Carlos I de España y V de Alemania. A través de nuevas investigaciones, la espléndida biografía de downey cuenta la historia de esta mujer brillante, apasionada y poderosa, de la fe que la impulsó durante toda su vida, y de antiguos conflictos e intrigas de los reinos a los que sometió bajo su mando
The insider's guide to the history of the Federal Trade Commission : 100 years of enforcement( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Manufacture of Sterile Pharmaceuticals and Liquid Medical Devices Using Blow-Fill-Seal Technology : Points to Consider by Kirstin Downey( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in German and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PURE CELTIC CHILL OUT( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Woman Behind the New Deal( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interrater Reliability of Qualitative Ultrasound Assessment of Gastric Content in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Norepinephrine Intermittent Intravenous Boluses to Prevent Hypotension During Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : ( Anesth Analg . 2017;125(1):212–218) Phenylephrine, which is easy to titrate, is the current first-choice vasopressor for prevention and treatment of maternal hypotension during spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery (CD). However, it has a propensity to increase afterload and reduce maternal heart rate and cardiac output. Norepinephrine has been suggested as an alternative, with a proposed potency ratio for norepinephrine to phenylephrine of 16:1, although its administration as a bolus during CD has not been established. The authors of the present study thus determined the effective norepinephrine dose (ED90 ), when given as intermittent intravenous boluses, to prevent post-spinal hypotension in women undergoing elective CD
The Ralph J. Bunche Library & Office of International Labor Affairs present: Kirstin Downey, "The Woman Behind the New Deal : the Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage " by Kirstin Downey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Frances Perkins is no longer a household name, yet she was one of the most influential women of the twentieth century. Frances Perkins was named Secretary of Labor by Franklin Roosevelt in 1933. As the first female cabinet secretary, at the height of the Great Depression, she spearheaded the fight to improve the lives of America's working people while juggling her own family responsibilities. Perkins's ideas became the cornerstones of the most important social welfare legislation in the nation's history, including unemployment compensation, child labor laws, the forty-hour work week, and Social Security. Also, as head of the Immigration Service, she fought to bring European refugees to safety. Based on eight years of research, extensive archival materials, new documents, and exclusive access to family and friends, this is the first complete portrait of a devoted public servant with a passionate personal life, a mother who changed the landscape of American business and society"--Publisher's description
Preserving hallowed ground : effort grows along 175 miles for national heritage area by Kirstin Downey( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

PURE CELTIC CHILL OUT( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Isabel, la reina guerrera by Kirstin Downey( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Drawing on new scholarship, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Woman Behind the New Deal presents a biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus' journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition and became one of the most influential female rulers in history
Advances in gene technology;molecular genetics of plants and animals by Kirstin Downey( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The woman behind the New Deal : the life and legacy of Frances Perkins, Social Security, unemployment insurance, and the minimum wageA promise to all generations : stories & essays about Social Security & Frances PerkinsThe Woman Behind the New Deal
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