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Woman of the House: The Rise of Nancy Pelosi…

Woman of the House: The Rise of Nancy Pelosi

by Vincent Bzdek

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This was a well written biography of Nancy Pelosi. It gives some brief information about her earlier years but focuses on her years in politics and how she got there. I end the book feeling like I have a better sense of who she is and why she makes the decisions that she does.
The book also provides some basic information of some of the struggles of being a female in politics and some of the changes that have made it easier. The author seems to feel that Nancy Pelosi has broken some barriers for the next generation. I would definitely recommend this book if only as a review of a memorable point in history. The first woman Speaker of the House is definitely a break-through moment.
  ktsbentley | Feb 11, 2010 |
Who would become president of the United States if something happened to our president and vice president? The answer is Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House of the Representatives in the history of our country! Learn more about Pelosi, who is from the Bay Area, in this readable and timely biography by Vincent Bzdek.
  CastiLib | Jan 9, 2009 |
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While the Democratic nominee for President will likely emerge from the 2008 primaries bloody and bruised, the always-smiling, confoundingly popular Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, will be front and center as the party heads to its National Convention in August. Not only has she somehow won the confidence of the boys' club of the House and returned her party to majority status after twelve years of Republican rule, but she has managed, in her first 100 hours on the job, to pass much of the legislation she promised. Pelosi is also leading the vocal, in-your-face opposition to the Iraq War, this generation's defining event, and is likely one of the most important political figures of the last few decades.
In this balanced, thoroughly researched biography, Bzdek chronicles the career of the country's most powerful woman, shining a light on the woman who is two heartbeats away from the presidency, and whose incredible example is already inspiring a new generation of American women.

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A portrait of the first woman Speaker of the House chronicles Nancy Pelosi's rise to political power, her role as a vocal opponent of the Iraq War, the legislative efforts she has spearheaded successfully, and her future in American politics.

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