Pelosi by Molly Ball audiobook

Pelosi

By Molly Ball
Read by Frankie Corzo

Macmillan Audio 9781250252869
13.34 Hours 1
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"In a clear voice that lets the writing shine, Frankie Corzo narrates this detailed dive into American politics centered on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Corzo's portrayal of the most powerful woman in American political history showcases Pelosi's tireless energy and radiating impact, as well as the landscape at large." -- AudioFile Magazine An intimate, fresh perspective on the most powerful woman in American political history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, by award-winning political journalist Molly Ball. She’s the iconic leader who puts Donald Trump in his place, the woman with the toughness to take on a lawless president and defend American democracy. Ever since the Democrats took back the House in the 2018 midterm elections, Nancy Pelosi has led the opposition with strategic mastery and inimitable elan. It’s a remarkable comeback for the veteran politician who for years was demonized by the right and taken for granted by many in her own party—even though, as speaker under President Barack Obama, she deserves much of the credit for epochal liberal accomplishments from universal health care to gays in the military. How did a 79-year-old Italian grandmother in four-inch heels become the greatest legislator since LBJ—and how will she manage her greatest challenge yet, impeachment? Ball’s nuanced portrait takes listeners inside the life and times of this historic and underappreciated figure. Based on exclusive interviews with the Speaker and deep background reporting, Ball shows Pelosi through a thoroughly modern lens to explain how this extraordinary woman has met her moment. A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

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New York Times bestseller

"In a clear voice that lets the writing shine, Frankie Corzo narrates this detailed dive into American politics centered on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Corzo's portrayal of the most powerful woman in American political history showcases Pelosi's tireless energy and radiating impact, as well as the landscape at large." -- AudioFile Magazine An intimate, fresh perspective on the most powerful woman in American political history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, by award-winning political journalist Molly Ball. She’s the iconic leader who puts Donald Trump in his place, the woman with the toughness to take on a lawless president and defend American democracy. Ever since the Democrats took back the House in the 2018 midterm elections, Nancy Pelosi has led the opposition with strategic mastery and inimitable elan. It’s a remarkable comeback for the veteran politician who for years was demonized by the right and taken for granted by many in her own party—even though, as speaker under President Barack Obama, she deserves much of the credit for epochal liberal accomplishments from universal health care to gays in the military. How did a 79-year-old Italian grandmother in four-inch heels become the greatest legislator since LBJ—and how will she manage her greatest challenge yet, impeachment? Ball’s nuanced portrait takes listeners inside the life and times of this historic and underappreciated figure. Based on exclusive interviews with the Speaker and deep background reporting, Ball shows Pelosi through a thoroughly modern lens to explain how this extraordinary woman has met her moment. A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Even after years spent covering the House, and three different Speakers, I have a far richer and more intimate understanding of Nancy Pelosi after reading Molly Ball’s masterwork.” Tim Alberta, New York Times bestselling author
“Captures all the facets of Madam Speaker: steely combatant, peerless number cruncher, master of details.” O, The Oprah Magazine
"[An] illuminating new biography of the most powerful woman in American politics.” New York Times Book Review
"[A] sharp, lively biography…With deft political analysis, the author charts Pelosi’s rise in the ranks, her relationships with George W. Bush, Obama, and Trump, and her record.” Christian Science Monitor
"A top-notch political biography.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Ball offers plenty of insightful anecdotes, presenting events within historical perspective so that readers can fully appreciate their import.” Booklist (starred review)
“A lively and detailed portrait…Ball’s accessible review of recent legislative history and behind-the-scenes coverage of congressional matters provide valuable insights for political junkies.” Publishers Weekly
“An engrossing and deeply reported political biography of an astute and powerful woman…packed with sage insights and telling anecdotes.” Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer

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Author

Author Bio: Molly Ball

Author Bio: Molly Ball

Molly Ball is a political journalist and appears regularly as an analyst on NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation, PBS’s Washington Week, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and NPR. She was formerly TIME Magazine’s national political correspondent and covered U.S. politics for The Atlantic and Politico. She is the winner of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize and the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, among others, and lives in Washington, D.C.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 13.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English