Women and Politics
First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women
First Ladies
Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women
Paperback      ISBN: 1610397177
A look inside the personal life of every first lady in American history, based on original interviews with major historians C-SPAN's yearlong history series, First Ladies: Influence and Image, featured interviews with more than fifty preeminent historians and biographers. In this informative book, these experts paint intimate portraits of all forty-five first ladies—their lives, ambitions, and unique partnerships with their presidential spouses. Susan Swain and the C-SPAN team elicit the details that made these women who they were: how Martha Washington intentionally set the standards followed by first ladies for the next century; how Edith Wilson was complicit in the cover-up when President Wilson became incapacitated after a stroke; and how Mamie Eisenhower used the new medium of television to reinforce her, and her husband's, positive public images. This book provides an up-close historical look at these fascinating women who survived the scrutiny of the White House, sometimes at great personal cost, while supporting their families and famous husbands—and sometimes changing history. Complete with illustrations and essential biographical details, it is an illuminating, entertaining, and ultimately inspiring read.
Hope in the Struggle: A Memoir
Hope in the Struggle
A Memoir
Hardcover      ISBN: 1517904447
"Young Black people have repeatedly asked Johnson why she continues to work on social justice issues and how she manages to retain hope. She publishes this book hoping current and future generations will remember the strength of their ancestors, learn from her story, continue the struggle, and gain justice for her people"--
So Here's the Thing: Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut
So Here's the Thing
Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut
Hardcover      ISBN: 153873155x
The best-selling author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? presents a collection of personal reflections, essays and interviews on topics of relevance to today's young women, from politics and careers to social media and relationships. 75,000 first printing.
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?
And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House
Hardcover      ISBN: 1455588229
The former deputy chief of staff to Barack Obama presents an intimate portrait of the president while sharing candid advice for young women professionals.
Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World
Represent
The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1523502975
A comprehensive, lively, interactive woman's guide to running for office that comes with a sense of humor and of style. Practical, how-to text is combined with elements of a workbook/planner to inspire potential female candidates, whether they're running for office on the local, state, or national level (from school board to senator).
Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer
Chasing Light
Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399581189
A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama—many never before seen—coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format. Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First Ladies in history, known for her grace, spirit, and beauty, as well as for the amazing work she did during her tenure to promote girls’ education, combat childhood obesity, and support military families. In Chasing Light, former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon, who spent four years covering the First Lady, shares a rare insider’s perspective,from documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel. This collection of 150 candid photos—many previously unreleased—and Amanda’s narrative reflections reveal just what makes Mrs. Obama so special. From an affectionate moment with her daughters atop the strikingly empty Great Wall of China to exuberant moments with schoolchildren and quiet moments between the First Lady and President Obama, the photos are a vibrant, candid, and beautiful celebration of the First Lady, capturing the qualities and strengths that have made Mrs. Obama so beloved.
Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World
Dear Madam President
An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1538713454
DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT is an empowering letter from former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field. By using lessons learned during her experiences with Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and Elizabeth Edwards--to name a few--Palmieri through each chapter creates a forward-thinking framework of inspirational and practical advice for all women everywhere--from boardrooms to living rooms--who are determined to seize control of their lives, their workplaces, and their country. DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT will turn the results of the 2016 election into something incredibly empowering for future female leaders and independent thinkers everywhere. As a country, we haven't wrapped our heads around what it should look like for a woman to be in the job of President. Our only models are men. This of course was seen during the Hillary Clinton campaign, and no one knows this better than Jennifer Palmieri. While wildly disappointed by the outcome of the election, Palmieri optimistically argues in the book that the Clinton candidacy and all she experienced on the campaign trail--confusion, admiration, hate, love, acceptance, rejection--can now open the country up to reimagining women in leadership roles. And that is what Palmieri takes on in this book--redefining expectations for women looking to lead and creating a blueprint for women candidates and leaders to follow.
The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future
The Favored Daughter
One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future
Hardcover      ISBN: 0230120679
"The nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi was left to die in the sun after birth by her mother. But she survived, and perseverance in the face of extreme hardship has defined her life ever since. Despite the abuse of her family, the exploitative Russian and Taliban regimes, the murders of her father, brother, and husband, and numerous attempts on her life, she rose above her fate to becoming the first Afghani woman Parliament speaker. Here, she shares her amazing story, punctuated by a series of poignant letters she wrote to her two daughters before each political trip--letters describing the future and freedoms she dreamed of for them and for all the women of Afghanistan. Today, Koofi is one of the most outspoken critics of human rights violations against Afghani women and children and uses her influence to bring global attention to the situation on the ground in Afghanistan, even as a frustrated American military considers relinquishing it to the Taliban. Herstory movingly captures the political and cultural moment in Afghanistan, a country caught between the hope of progress and the bitterness of history"--
A Fighting Chance
A Fighting Chance
Hardcover      ISBN: 1627790527
A chronicle of the Massachusetts senator's career in Washington describes her childhood pursuit of an education, early exposure to the dysfunctional political process, advocacy of better bankruptcy laws, and run for public office.
First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies
First Women
The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062439650
Presents an intimate examination of the true influence of White House First Ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama, which draws on previously untapped and candid sources to document their stories.