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This Fight Is Our Fight Audiobook

This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class

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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by the author.

The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring audiobook about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it.

Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America’s middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country’s leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing indictment of those who have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families, and a rousing call to action.

Warren grew up in Oklahoma, and she’s never forgotten how difficult it was for her mother and father to hold on at the ragged edge of the middle class. An educational system that offered opportunities for all made it possible for her to achieve her dream of going to college, becoming a teacher, and, later, attending law school. But now, for many, these kinds of opportunities are gone, and a government that once looked out for working families is instead captive to the rich and powerful. Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal ushered in an age of widespread prosperity; in the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan reversed course and sold the country on the disastrous fiction called trickle-down economics. Now, with the election of Donald Trump--a con artist who promised to drain the swamp of special interests and then surrounded himself with billionaires and lobbyists--the middle class is being pushed ever closer to collapse.

Written in the candid, high-spirited voice that is Warren’s trademark, This Fight Is Our Fight tells eye-opening stories about her battles in the Senate and vividly describes the experiences of hard-working Americans who have too often been given the short end of the stick. Elizabeth Warren has had enough of phony promises and a government that no longer serves its people--she won’t sit down, she won’t be silenced, and she will fight back.

©2017 Elizabeth Warren (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

“A powerful call to action… Warren is a polished political speaker and delivers the material well.” —AudioFile Magazine on A Fighting Chance

“Warren possesses a graceful ease in the recording booth. Her narration conveys the poise of an accomplished attorney and Harvard professor and the humble frankness of her working-class roots.” —Publishers Weekly on A Fighting Chance

“Warren's narration lends warmth, liveliness, and passion to her writing.” —Library Journal on A Fighting Chance

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  • Bradley
    24/08/17
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    "Another caustic, hateful, humorless diatribe by a democrat that learned nothing from the 2016 disaster"

    "I cling to the belief that a majority of Americans do not want to see us torn apart by attacks on one another."

    Elizabeth Warren says this after spending the entire book attacking the republicans personally and participating in the kind of partisan rhetoric and hatefulness that Hillary showed. If Warren does not separate herself from the same viciousness and caustic nature that cost the election last time, we are going to have 4 more years of this buffoon.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • CharlieSeymourJr
    Wallingford, PA, United States
    28/06/17
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    "You tell 'em, Betsy!"

    Elizabeth Warren shows us many insights into the power behind what goes on in Washington DC. I wish there were more steps to take to overcome this past election, but I have a greater understanding of what went on because of this book.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Jean
    Santa Cruz, CA, United States
    11/05/17
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    "A Call to Action"

    As a law professor and a Senator, Elizabeth Warren has proven to be a fighter for the middle class. Her new book is a tough mined book but is only a partial blueprint for progressive political revival. It is more of a wake-up call to action. She acknowledges the Democratic Party failed to step up and fight in the past. The book is blunt and an impassioned plea to action.

    She names the names of government officials she claims serve industry rather than the American people. Warren states that big business and the extremely wealthy have ruled for the past 35 years, and it is time to change their destruction of the middle class. She states that government invested in the middle class from 1935 to 1980 after that the government reduced its spending on education, infrastructure and basic research. She discusses the recent fight over raising the minimum wage and the reduction of worker safety regulations. Warren lays out the step by step decline of the middle class over the past 30 years but also outlines action to improve the situation.

    Unless you are a billionaire, I suggest the reader put on hold their personal viewpoints and prejudices and read the book with an open mind.

    The book is almost eleven hours long. Elizabeth Warren does an excellent job narrating the book.

    21 of 33 people found this review helpful
  • Venkataraman Palabindala
    Dothan,Alabama
    25/07/17
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    "Amazing narration and great details"

    There is little bias in presenting democrats vs republicans. But the fact of America middle class in trouble is obvious. People come to usa as they believe this is land of opportunities and if work hard you live good life. That's not the case I guess. It's time to focus back on infrastructure. Wealth share in last decade is a terrifying fact. If lobbying can influence D.C. That much it's time for more independent candidates like Sanders. The last chapter about march is amazing. This is a must read for everyone who believe in American dream!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • George Gambert
    16/07/17
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    "Ideas to save the middle class and our government"

    We need more public officials like Elizabeth Warren, who are tenacious in defending democracy against the power of big money and in working to preserve the middle class. She explains complex things in simple language and illustrates them with examples from real people. Although the tone of the book put me off initially, I wholeheartedly agree with Senator Warren's underlying ideas about the necessity of government regulations and taxes on the rich to reduce the unfair influence big money has in our country and to keep the middle class from disappearing. I think that many Americans could come together around these ideas if they understood the things Warren explains, such as the history of the rise of the American middle class which occurred as a result of policies following Roosevelt's New Deal and vast influence the rich and powerful have gained and use to unfairly benefit themselves since Reagan initiated "trickle down" economic policies.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • ERIC
    08/07/17
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    "Tough love for US"

    This book is not, NOT, for the weak of heart / weak of mind-- it's damn depressing. However, the context of couage for US is worth exploring deeply with this very capable and competent guide.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    26/06/17
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    "I can't thank Elizabeth Warren enough!"

    The Senator was able to sincerely & succinctly say we must stand up for the rights of all people. The history & personal stories help clarify a confusing time & explain what is happening. I stand with Elizabeth Warren & hopefully other politicians will stand up for constitutional rights & moral decency.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • K.
    12/06/17
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    "Inspiring and eye opening."

    A great look into the current state of our country. Ms. Warren delivers a passionate and well thought out look into the American political climate.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Adri
    10/06/17
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    "Excellent!"

    I loved everything said! Her heart on matters aligns with mine in every way! Go girl!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Ogden, Utah, United States
    06/06/17
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    "Amazing book, amazing woman"

    This book gives me hope for our future. What an amazing president she would make

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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