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9780230610989

Woman of the House The Rise of Nancy Pelosi

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230610989

  • ISBN10:

    0230610986

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-06
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Summary

Woman of the House chronicles the career of the country's most powerful woman-from her blue-collar Baltimore roots and her politically formative years in San Francisco to her twenty-year congressional career-and traces her rise to the highest political office ever held by an American woman. In compelling and incisive prose, journalist Vincent Bzdek shines a light on the nuts and bolts that make up the person who is two heartbeats away from the presidency. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Vincent Bzdek is the news editor and a features writer at The Washington Post.  He has also written for The Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine and The Denver Post. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Family Vocationp. 13
The Social Gospelp. 37
Pelosi's Family Valuesp. 63
Back in the Gamep. 79
A Voice That Will Be Heardp. 91
The Boys' Clubp. 103
The Glass Ceilingp. 119
Chocolate and the Gavelp. 137
The Marble Ceilingp. 149
Inauguration Dayp. 167
The Hundred Hoursp. 185
The War Over the Warp. 205
Epilogue: Woman of the Housep. 225
Acknowledgmentsp. 247
Source Notesp. 249
Indexp. 261
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