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The Firsts

The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress

Jennifer Steinhauer, Tanya Eby (Narrated by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/30/2020)
Hardcover (3/10/2020)
Paperback (1/19/2021)


In November 2018, the greatest number of women in American history entered Congress. From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Squad to the Badasses with national security backgrounds, from the first two Native Americans in Congress to the first two Muslim women, all were swept into office on a wave of grassroots support, diverse in background, age, professional experience, and ideology. In The Firsts, New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer follows these women's first year in the 116th Congress, chronicling their transition from running trailblazing campaigns to the daily work of governance. In committee rooms, offices, and conversations on the run through the halls of the Capitol, she probed the question: Would Washington, with its hidebound traditions, change the changemakers, or would this Congress, which looked a little more like today's America, truly be the start of something new? Vivid and smart, The Firsts delivers fresh details, inside access, historical perspective, and expert analysis as these women-inspiring, controversial, talented, and rebellious-do something truly surprising: make Congress essential again.

Kalorama, 9781696600170

Publication Date: March 31, 2020