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On August 18, 1920, thirty-year-old Tennessee State Representative Joseph Hanover walked through the lobby of The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville to be greeted by cheers and jeers. Joe Hanover had become the nation’s leading male voice in the fight for woman suffrage. The most powerful forces in Tennessee opposed him. But Joe Hanover, a Polish immigrant, was not going to back away from the fight. He asked, “Why can’t Mother vote?” And then he set about to take care of the unfinished business of Democracy.
In his latest book, Bill tells the inspirational story of this unsung hero of woman suffrage.
Available December 23, 2019. To order email Bill at Whaltom [at] comcast [dot] net or Jacque Hillman, Publisher, hillhelengroup [at] gmail [dot] com, or call 731-394-2894. Mailed orders: $28 includes shipping.
The book will also be available at Burke’s Books and Novel Memphis, and online at Amazon.com and other booksellers.Click here to order your copy! »
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On Friday, I will do what I do every year on New Year’s Day. I will eat a large serving of black-eyed peas while I watch football games on TV.
I am a southerner and superstitious. Accordingly, I firmly believe that beginning a New Year with a bowl of black-eyed peas can bring good luck. And do we need a large serving of luck in 2021!Read More »
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In his latest book, Bill has teamed up with a brilliant young writer—Amanda Swanson—to tell the story of a game-changing lawsuit, Victoria Cape v. the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.Read More »