When Women Win by Ellen R. Malcolm audiobook

When Women Win: EMILY’s List and the Rise of Women in American Politics

By Ellen R. Malcolm and Craig Unger
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The dramatic inside story of the rise of women in elected office over the past quarter-century, from the pioneering founder of three-million-member EMILY's List—one of the most influential players in today’s political landscape In 1985, aware of the near-total absence of women in Congress, Ellen R. Malcolm launched EMILY’s List, a powerhouse political organization that seeks to ignite change by getting women elected to office. The rest is riveting history: Between 1986—when there were only 12 Democratic women in the House and none in the Senate—and now, EMILY’s List has helped elect 19 women Senators, 11 governors, and 110 Democratic women to the House. Incorporating exclusive interviews with Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Tammy Baldwin, and others, When Women Win delivers stories of some of the toughest political contests of the past three decades, including the historic victory of Barbara Mikulski as the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate in her own right; the defeat of Todd Akin (“legitimate rape”) by Claire McCaskill; and Elizabeth Warren’s dramatic win over incumbent Massachusetts senator Scott Brown. When Women Win includes Malcolm's own story—the high drama of Anita Hill’s sexual harassment testimony against Clarence Thomas and its explosive effects on women’s engagement in electoral politics; the long nights spent watching the polls after months of dogged campaigning; the heartbreaking losses and unprecedented victories—but it’s also a page-turning political saga that may well lead up to the election of the first woman president of the United States.

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The dramatic inside story of the rise of women in elected office over the past quarter-century, from the pioneering founder of three-million-member EMILY's List—one of the most influential players in today’s political landscape

In 1985, aware of the near-total absence of women in Congress, Ellen R. Malcolm launched EMILY’s List, a powerhouse political organization that seeks to ignite change by getting women elected to office. The rest is riveting history: Between 1986—when there were only 12 Democratic women in the House and none in the Senate—and now, EMILY’s List has helped elect 19 women Senators, 11 governors, and 110 Democratic women to the House.

Incorporating exclusive interviews with Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Tammy Baldwin, and others, When Women Win delivers stories of some of the toughest political contests of the past three decades, including the historic victory of Barbara Mikulski as the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate in her own right; the defeat of Todd Akin (“legitimate rape”) by Claire McCaskill; and Elizabeth Warren’s dramatic win over incumbent Massachusetts senator Scott Brown.

When Women Win includes Malcolm's own story—the high drama of Anita Hill’s sexual harassment testimony against Clarence Thomas and its explosive effects on women’s engagement in electoral politics; the long nights spent watching the polls after months of dogged campaigning; the heartbreaking losses and unprecedented victories—but it’s also a page-turning political saga that may well lead up to the election of the first woman president of the United States.

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“Prose as polished as a campaign speech.” Vanity Fair

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Author Bio: Ellen R. Malcolm

Author Bio: Ellen R. Malcolm

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Author Bio: Craig Unger

Author Bio: Craig Unger

Craig Unger is the author of several New York Times bestselling nonfiction books. The former deputy editor of the New York Observer and editor-in-chief of Boston Magazine, he has contributed to Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, Esquire, the New Yorker, and many other publications. He has appeared as an analyst on MSNBC, CNN, the ABC Radio Network, and other broadcast outlets. He has written about the Trump Russia scandal for the New Republic and Vanity Fair. He is a graduate of Harvard University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 11.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English