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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Phyllis Schlafly  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri

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Illinois Connection

She lived in Alton, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Phyllis Schlafly, a homemaker turned political activist, is a leading spokeswoman for the conservative viewpoint on issues such as women's rights, national defense, education, the law, and politics. Schlafly's organizational techniques and outspoken personal leadership are often cited as primary reasons for the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 1982. A tireless worker known for her unflappable demeanor, Schlafly is "one of the best loved and the most loathed women in the country," according to New York Review of Books contributor Frances FitzGerald. Supporters and detractors alike concede, however, that Schlafly is enormously successful at galvanizing support and influencing public policy.

Published Works

    Safe Not Sorry, Pere Marquette Press, 1967Kissinger on the Couch, Arlington House Publishers, 1974The Betrayers, Pere Marquette Press, 1968Ambush at Vladivostok, Pere Marquette Press, 1976Power of the Positive Woman, Arlington House Publishers, 1977Pornography's Victims, Pere Marquette Press, 1987First Reader, Pere Marquette Press, 1994

Selected Titles At Your Library

Kissinger on the couch /
ISBN: 0870002163. OCLC Number:

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Living in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where her father is involved in a secret government project in the final months of World War II, thirteen-year-old Mattie carries on a constant debate with her twelve-year-old cousin Virgil about the relative merits of boys versus girls.

Pornography's victims /
ISBN: 0934640084. OCLC Number:

Crossway Books,. Westchester, Ill. :. ©1987.

First reader /
ISBN: 0934640246. OCLC Number:

Pere Marquette Press,. Alton, Ill. :. ©1994.

Speaking Engagements

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