This book shines a light on the woman who is two heartbeats away from the presidency, and whose incredible example is already inspiring a new generation of American women.Bzdek has access to Pelosi, her staff, family and friends. Pelosi's ascent is a pivotal event in US history - she is one of America's most powerful women. This book takes an important look at gender and politics and focuses on the hurdles that Pelosi has overcome in her twenty year rise to speaker, including the entrenched gender bias and 'marble ceiling' of D.C.In this balanced, thoroughly researched biography, Bzdek chronicles the career of Nancy Pelosi, shining a light on the woman who is two heartbeats away from the presidency, and whose incredible example is already inspiring a new generation of American women.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 252 x 192 x 24 mm
Praise for Vince Bzdek: 'Vince Bzdek is an astute cultural observer and inventive storyteller. His profiles of Washington personalties are wonderfully told tales, but they also illuminate the larger forces - social and psychological - at work in our world.' - Eugene Robinson, Washington Post political columnist