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Why Americans have never elected a woman president, how we changed to make it possible, and why it matters.

From Hollywood to the halls of Congress, a lively conversation about women’s leadership, equal pay, and family-work balance is underway. On the cusp of a historic breakthrough — the potential election of America’s first woman president — Nancy L. Cohen takes us insid
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Hardcover, 325 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by Counterpoint
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Earlier this year, I attended a book reading at a local bookstore where Nancy L. Cohen gave an expansive and compelling presentation about the discoveries she made and interviews she carried out with a variety of women political leaders, analysts, and activists (of varying ages) in her latest book, "BREAKTHROUGH: The Making of America's First Woman President." She gave me much food for thought as someone who has been deeply frustrated with our current dysfunctional political system (Capitol Hill ...more
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"For all intents and purposes, the double standard is dead. Gender bias is no longer the reason America hasn't yet elevated a woman to the Oval Office," Nancy Cohen declares.

This book was published in February 2016, before Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clinched their parties' nominations as presidential candidates. It was before the rise of the "Bernie Bros," Bernie Sanders' rabid supporters whose sexist rhetoric against Clinton defied their supposedly progressive views. It was before Trump
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Nancy L. Cohen is an author, historian, and leading national expert on women and American politics. She is the author of four books, including the acclaimed Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America (2012). Nancy's writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Playboy, the New Republic, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, her two daughters, and ne ...more