Nevertheless, she persisted. These three words became an inspiring battle cry across the United States in 2017, but the woman to whom they refer has been fighting passionately all of her life. Raised in a tough working-class home in Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren went on to become a revered scholar, a law professor, a US Senator, and an unlikely political star.
Following Warren's early life and rise in Washington politics, New York Times best seller Antonia Felix provides meticulous research and interviews to create a fascinating and respectful biography of one of America's most inspirational politicians.
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I have been attempting to read about each of the people running for president. I have read most of the books by Elizabeth Warren (1949--), but this is the first biography about her I have read. I have read other biographies by Antonia Felix and have noted she writes equally about women leaders from both parties.
The book is well written and researched. The book cover Warren’s early life, her family life, education and work including her research. Senator Warren comes off as a fighter for the middle class. Since Trump was elected, I have kept a quote by Thomas Jefferson on my desk. The quote is “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people”. I also have been evaluating candidates on their truthfulness. I just finished reading about Abraham Lincoln and his demand of himself to always tell the truth. So far, I have found Warren truthful, but she may exaggerate as many politicians do.
Felix did not cover that much negative material about Warren but did debunk some myths about her Native American bloodline. There is not a lot of negative material available about Warren; but, I felt Felix could covered more about the controversy regarding Warren’s recent trending to the left. Overall, this book provides a good overview of Warren’s life to date.
The book is eight hours and twenty minutes. Suzie Althens does a good job narrating the book. This is my first experience listening to Althens narrate. Althens is a voice artist and audiobook narrator.
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This narrator never disappoints. She keeps the story relevant and understandable even when the text becomes a bit rambling.
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