Madame President by Helene Cooper audiobook

Madame President

By Helene Cooper
Read by Marlene Cooper Vasilic

12.76 Hours 03/07/2017 Unabridged
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BEST BOOKS of 2017 SELECTION by * THE WASHINGTON POST * NEW YORK POST * The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women’s movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished a barrier few thought possible, obliterating centuries of patriarchal rule to become the first female elected head of state in Africa’s history. Madame President is the inspiring, often heartbreaking story of Sirleaf’s evolution from an ordinary Liberian mother of four boys to international banking executive, from a victim of domestic violence to a political icon, from a post-war president to a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and bestselling author Helene Cooper deftly weaves Sirleaf’s personal story into the larger narrative of the coming of age of Liberian women. The highs and lows of Sirleaf’s life are filled with indelible images; from imprisonment in a jail cell for standing up to Liberia’s military government to addressing the United States Congress, from reeling under the onslaught of the Ebola pandemic to signing a deal with Hillary Clinton when she was still Secretary of State that enshrined American support for Liberia’s future. Sirleaf’s personality shines throughout this riveting biography. Ultimately, Madame President is the story of Liberia’s greatest daughter, and the universal lessons we can all learn from this “Oracle” of African women.

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Washington Post Top 10 Book of Books That We Loved

BEST BOOKS of 2017 SELECTION by * THE WASHINGTON POST * NEW YORK POST *

The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women’s movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.

When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished a barrier few thought possible, obliterating centuries of patriarchal rule to become the first female elected head of state in Africa’s history. Madame President is the inspiring, often heartbreaking story of Sirleaf’s evolution from an ordinary Liberian mother of four boys to international banking executive, from a victim of domestic violence to a political icon, from a post-war president to a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and bestselling author Helene Cooper deftly weaves Sirleaf’s personal story into the larger narrative of the coming of age of Liberian women. The highs and lows of Sirleaf’s life are filled with indelible images; from imprisonment in a jail cell for standing up to Liberia’s military government to addressing the United States Congress, from reeling under the onslaught of the Ebola pandemic to signing a deal with Hillary Clinton when she was still Secretary of State that enshrined American support for Liberia’s future.

Sirleaf’s personality shines throughout this riveting biography. Ultimately, Madame President is the story of Liberia’s greatest daughter, and the universal lessons we can all learn from this “Oracle” of African women.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A tour-de-force biography…a colorful and compelling portrait.” Essence
“Unspools like a novel…Cooper’s prose, witty, blunt and peppered with the Pidgin English spoken by the peoples of Liberia, immerses the reader in the fabric of that small, West African country.” USA Today (3.5 stars)
“Impressive for both its detail and the insight it provides into a historic figure. Throughout, she offers an unflinching look at the reserved Sirleaf’s personal life and presidency…while also telling of Liberia’s pain and pride.” Washington Post
“Sirleaf’s harrowing yet uplifting story is made all the more powerful by Marlene Cooper Vasilic’s narration. Her even tone lets the gripping story speak for itself while adding appropriate notes of emotion…Vasilic’s facility with pidgin makes the few direct quotes come alive.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Helene Cooper

Author Bio: Helene Cooper

Helene Cooper is the Pulitzer Prize–winning Pentagon correspondent for the New York Times, having previously served as White House correspondent, diplomatic correspondent, and assistant editorial page editor. Prior to moving to the Times, she spent twelve years as a reporter and foreign correspondent at the Wall Street Journal. She is the author of The House at Sugar Beach and Madame President.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 12.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English