The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress
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About the Author
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.
--The New York Times Book Review "Steinhauer provides an in-depth look at the women who historically changed the face and composition of Congress. Readers interested in women in politics and government will enjoy the book and appreciate the author's thorough research."
--Library Journal "Anyone interested in government, especially women in government, will find this book informative and empowering."
--Booklist "A fine lesson in civics and political journalism and must reading for anyone contemplating working in electoral politics."
--Kirkus Reviews "If suffragists, who got American women the right to vote 100 years ago, could watch our celebrations this year I am sure they would want people to read The Firsts. Why? Women are still less than 25% of Congress. Read The Firsts, run, and join them. Imagine half the Congress being female. Finish the dream."
--Former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder, Colorado "The Firsts stands out as one of the most important and best reported books written during the extraordinary political chapter in which we are living. One part 'you go, girl, ' one part 'I feel your pain, sister, ' and one part 'we are here to stay, ' it's the most sweeping storytelling I've read about the 2018 class of women who arrived in Congress and have already left their mark."
--Nicolle Wallace, author and anchor, "Deadline White House" on MSNBC