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Title:
Nine and counting : the women of the Senate
Author:
Mikulski, Barbara.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : William Morrow, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xvi, 238 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Barbara Mikulski -- Kay Bailey Hutchison -- Dianne Feinstein -- Barbara Boxer -- Patty Murray -- Olympia Snowe -- Susan Collins -- Mary Landrieu -- Blanche Lincoln.
Genre:
ISBN:
9780060197674
Format :
Book

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Summary

What a difference a woman makes. The nine women of the United States Senate have changed the political landscape, and there's no turning back. Now, for the first time, in Nine and Counting, readers will be treated to an inside view of their private and public lives. As the senators share their stories and reflections with refreshing candor, insight, and humor, they demonstrate how ordinary women can overcome barriers and achieve extraordinary goals. These nine women are more different than they are alike. Their backgrounds, personal styles, and political ideals are as diverse as the United States itself. Yet they share a commonality that runs deeper than politics or geography: the desire to give voice to all of their constituents while serving as role models for women young and old. Each seantor brings her unique perspective to the mix.


Table of Contents

Catherine Whitney
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: The Power of Nine Women ... Just Like Youp. xiii
Prologue: The Dinner Clubp. 1
1 Why Not a Woman?p. 5
2 "Take Notice ... and Remember"p. 17
3 Don't Get Mad, Get Electedp. 39
4 Triumph and Disasterp. 59
5 Balancing Actsp. 87
6 Different but Importantp. 115
7 Consuming Passionsp. 135
8 Out on a Limbp. 161
9 What We've Learned: Nine Lessonsp. 179
Appendices
A. The Women of the United States Senate: 1922-2000p. 193
B. Women's Work 2000p. 199
C. Biographiesp. 207
Indexp. 231

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