Nancy Pelosi: A Biography, 1st Edition

  • Elaine S. Povich
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  • ISBN-10: 0313345716
  • ISBN-13: 9780313345715
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 158 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released September 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Explores the life of the first female Speaker of the House. Traces Pelosi's classic rise through the political ranks, culminating in her historic elevation to the Speaker's chair--and explains how her career and legislative priorities have been shaped by her gender.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Series Foreword.
Timeline: Events in the Life of Nancy Pelosi.
1: Baltimore Beginnings.
2: College and Marriage.
3: Children and Volunteering.
4: Running for Office.
5: Rookie Representative.
6: Earthquake!.
7: The Presidio.
8: Tiananmen Square.
9: AIDS.
10: Fundraiser.
11: Keeping Secrets.
12: The Whip Race.
13: Minority Leader.
14: Breaking the Marble Ceiling.
15: The Iraq War.
16: Speaker of the House.
17: Pelosi’s Power.
Women in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Speakers of the House.
Nancy Pelosi’s First Speech as Speaker of the House of Representatives (January 4, 2007).
An Interview with Nancy Pelosi (January 2007).
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.