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 demonsWhat 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 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.
Nine and Counting The Women of the Senate 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
This has been on my bookshelf for a while now and I keep meaning to read it Since Hillary Clinton mentioned in the Afterword entitled Now We are Thirteen will be the Democratic candidate for president this year and there are 20 women currently in the Senate and Barbara Mikulsky will be retiring after being the mentor to all of them, it seemed a good time Plus the reading theme for this month is numbers.Such a good read full of fascinating history and refreshing in its lack of partisan squabbling [...]
Having been a reporter on Capitol Hill during the time of this book, I found it took me back to many of the issues they wrote about Tailhook especially It s not a deep book, but I found it interesting and very readable It is definitely something I would share with a pre teen daughter as inspiration.
not very readable because it jumps back and forth between the 9 women, so you can t remember which is witch except for the only two I knew from their picture on the cover The book does not even identify them on the cover I had to google each one to learn who s who It was a 10 cent library sale book, so I can t complain or ask for my money back.
This book is a very superficial and disconnected overview of each of the women of the Senate and doesn t cover the inner workings of the Senate at all It s basically a recitation of each woman s career trajectory and legislation they ve supported It probably took a week to write it I was hoping this book would be the Senate version of The Nine or Brethren, but it s not at all.
Even though it is a little outdated since there are currently 20 women serving in the senate I found this to be inspiring, practical and informative I would recommend this to any woman running for office and for anyone interested in politics and or women s issues.
it is not superficial and does what it says it will it gives the details behind the nine women that were in the senate, meant to inspire other women and give an accounting of how they got there it actually seems pretty well researched I haven t been able to find this information anywhere else.
Read before re skimmed for thesis
Interesting to realize how few women have served in the senate
Essays by and about the nine women at the time in the United States Senate.
Excellent gift for young women in your life So inspiring.
Decided to add this to my reads, after seeing Sen Hutchison speak this morning at the Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day event in the Russell Building.
Absolutely inspiring I would recommend this to all young women
doesn t give you much information about the Senate
I found this enlightening and inspiring, both democrats and republicans.
I love politics.cially when its about getting women in office and the powerful women already in office
A good and inspiring read.
Worth the read even though the book is a 2000 print.
I love this book because it gives an insight into real world politics from women s perspectives In a man s world, women are seen as homemakers Up until 1920, women didn t have a right to vote let alone participate as politicians Nine of the senators giving an insight of what it s really like to create and debate legislation is truly inspiring to those aspiring to be in politics It sheds a light of hope that it is definitely possible to a woman in the senate, creating policies and reforms for the [...]