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The Nine Lives of
Roxanne Barton Conlin

Unstoppable is the first in-depth biography of Roxanne Barton Conlin, who rose from a difficult childhood where she faced an abusive father, to become a leading Iowa attorney, feminist, political candidate, and community leader dedicated to fighting for the underdog.  Her lifelong passion of stomping out injustice and lifting people up has given a voice to the voiceless.


There were bumps in the road and failures along the way, but Conlin persisted, breaking glass ceilings and opening doors for women while battling for civil rights for all. 

Drawing on extensive interviews, private and public papers, and a vast array of secondary sources, author William Friedricks weaves together a penetrating and colorful story of one of Iowa’s most prominent figures.

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