The Fight to Vote

Michael Waldman (Author)

Product Details

Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
May 16, 2017
5.5 X 1.2 X 8.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Michael Waldman is president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that focuses on improving the systems of democracy and justice. He was director of speechwriting for President Bill Clinton from 1995 to 1999 and is the author of The Fight to Vote, My Fellow Americans, POTUS Speaks, and three other books. Waldman is a graduate of Columbia College and NYU School of Law. He comments widely in the media on law and policy.


"Michael Waldman's masterly history reminds us that We the People can and must restore our experiment in Constitutional freedom."--Taylor Branch, author of America in the King Years"
The Fight to Vote" is an important and powerful reminder that we forget American history at our peril: that democracy was hard-won and that with the right to vote once again under attack, it's ours to lose. --Linda Greenhouse, Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School"
With wit and erudition, Michael Waldman tells the story of how the Amendment s meaning was turned upside-down and inside-out. --David Frum, author of The Right Man: An Inside Account of the Bush White House"
Waldman vividly explains why this obscure, minor provision has become so controversial. --Jack Rakove, author of Original Meanings"
Here is a smart and cogent history that performs a large public service. --Sean Wilentz, author of The Rise of American Democracy"
Terrific --Nicholas Kristof "The New York Times ""
The most comprehensive, accessible, and compelling version of the story in print. --Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers"
"Through this book, Michael Waldman delivers a message every American needs to hear. The struggle for the right to vote is not over. It is still being waged even today. We must use it or we can lose it."--Rep. John Lewis