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Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate
by Barbara Boxer, Susan Collins, Dianne Feinstein, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Mary L. Landrieu — 4 more, Blanche Lambert Lincoln, Barbara Mikulski, Patty Murray, Olympia Snowe
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Well done theatically organized memoirs of nine women Senators. Brief biographies are included at the back of the book. The memoirs are organized around such ideas as "Don't Get Mad - Get Elected," which discusses the turning point in all these women's careers when they decided to run for office. Another section is entitled "Balancing Acts," which discusses how these female politicians have managed to handle the conflicting demands of politics and family. In Barbara Mikulski's case, she had to make time to care for an aging parent - with some of the other women it was children. OTher themes include "Different but Important," "Consuming Passions," and "Out on a Limb."
5600. Nine and Counting, written with Catherine Whitney (read 30 Nov 2018) This is a 2000 book which is old and so not very current. But I have for many years had much interest in United States Senators--hey, when I was a kid I collected pictures of senators found in newspapers and when I went to Washington, D.C., in 1950 and went to the Capitol I often recognized Senators since I had succeeded in collecting newspaper pictures of nearly all of them. This book is a kind of a fluff book, written in part by the nine women who were in the U. S. Senate in 2000: Barbara Mikulski, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Diann Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Patty Murray, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Mary Landrieu, and Blanche Lincoln. Now, 18 years later, Feinstein, Murray, and Collins are still in the Senate. In 2000 only 27 women had been U.S. Senators in all the years up to then. At the present time there are 20 women in the Senate.
What a difference a woman makes. The nine women of the United States Senate have changed the political landscape, and there's no turning back. Now, for the first time, in Nine and Counting, readers will be treated to an inside view of their private and public lives. As the senators share their stories and reflections with refreshing candor, insight, and humor, they demonstrate how ordinary women can overcome barriers and achieve extraordinary goals. These nine women are more different than they are alike. Their backgrounds, personal styles, and political ideals are as diverse as the United States itself. Yet they share a commonality that runs deeper than politics or geography: the desire to give voice to all of their constituents while serving as role models for women young and old. Each seantor brings her unique perspective to the mix.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)328.730922 — Social sciences Political Science The legislative process North America United States Biography And History Biography
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