The Firsts by Jennifer Steinhauer audiobook

The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress

By Jennifer Steinhauer
Read by Tanya Eby

Kalorama 9781616209995

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665115933

  • ISBN: 9781665115919

  • ISBN: 9781665115926

Runtime: 7.16 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

In November 2018, the greatest number of women in American history entered Congress. From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and "the Squad" to "the Badasses" with national security backgrounds, from the first two Native Americans in Congress to the first two Muslim women, all were swept into office on a wave of grassroots support, diverse in background, age, professional experience, and ideology.

In The Firsts, New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer follows these women's first year in the 116th Congress, chronicling their transition from running trailblazing campaigns to the daily work of governance. In committee rooms, offices, and conversations on the run through the halls of the Capitol, she probed the question: Would Washington, with its hidebound traditions, change the changemakers, or would this Congress, which looked a little more like today's America, truly be the start of something new?

Vivid and smart, The Firsts delivers fresh details, inside access, historical perspective, and expert analysis as these women—inspiring, controversial, talented, and rebellious—do something truly surprising: make Congress essential again.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fine lesson in civics and political journalism and must reading for anyone contemplating working in electoral politics.” Kirkus Reviews
“Informative and empowering.” Booklist
“With a journalist’s eye for the telling detail…The Firsts is an intimately told story, with detailed and thought-provoking portraits spliced in along the way.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Jennifer Steinhauer

Author Bio: Jennifer Steinhauer

Jennifer Steinhauer has covered numerous high-profile beats in her twenty-five-year reporting career at the New York Times, from City Hall bureau chief and Los Angeles bureau chief to Capitol Hill. She won the Newswoman’s Club of New York Front Page Deadline Reporting Award in 2006 for her reporting on Hurricane Katrina. She has written a novel about the television business, and two cookbooks.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 7.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English