Breakthrough: The Making of America's First Woman President

Nancy L. Cohen (Author)

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$26.00  $23.92
Counterpoint LLC
Publish Date
February 09, 2016
6.1 X 1.3 X 9.1 inches | 1.3 pounds
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About the Author

Nancy L. Cohen is a historian and author of four books, including the widely acclaimed Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America and The Reconstruction of American Liberalism. Her writing on American politics has appeared in the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, Rolling Stone, and other publications. She has taught politics and history at Occidental College, UCLA, and Cal State Long Beach. Cohen serves as a commissioner on the Los Angeles County Commission for Women. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.


"A great account of the commitment, camaraderie, and capability of the women who've worked to better our nation." -- U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

"A must read. Nancy L. Cohen's insightful observations in Breakthrough highlight the importance of women's political leadership and the challenges all of us have faced to win."
--Wendy Greuel, former Los Angeles City Controller and Los Angeles Councilmember

"Intellectually, Nancy L. Cohen convincingly makes the case for why it is essential that our democracy include women at the table, not just for representation's sake, but for the better outcomes that come from involving all perspectives. Emotionally, Breakthrough reignites the passion and optimism of those who have been fighting for this for so long, too long, and simultaneously inspires those who are new to this fight." --Sandra Fluke, Social Justice Attorney

"If ever there were a time in America's history when a woman could reach the Oval Office, this might just well be it. Why now? Why not sooner? A nationally recognized historian and expert on women in politics, Cohen's interviews with trailblazing women elected officials, NGO executives, pollsters, and grassroots organizers sheds important light on the dividing and cohesive elements certain to influence the next presidential election. Whether one thinks Hillary Clinton is a shoo-in or long shot, Cohen's well-reasoned and researched treatise illuminates this defining moment in American history." --Booklist

"In her brisk analysis, Cohen feels optimistic that the next election will cross 'a historic threshold.'" --Kirkus