Arguably, Nancy Pelosi will be one of the most important political figures for many years to come. Not only has she somehow won the confidence of the boy's club of the House and returned her party to majority status after twelve years of Republican rule, she has managed, in her first 100 hours on the job, to pass much of the legislation she promised. Pelosi is also leadingArguably, Nancy Pelosi will be one of the most important political figures for many years to come. Not only has she somehow won the confidence of the boy's club of the House and returned her party to majority status after twelve years of Republican rule, she has managed, in her first 100 hours on the job, to pass much of the legislation she promised. Pelosi is also leading the vocal, in-your-face opposition to the Iraq war, this generation's defining event, and is likely one of the most important political figures of the last few decades. Bzdek chronicles the rise of the country's most powerful woman, shining a light on the nuts and bolts that make up the person who is two heartbeats away from the presidency by line of succession....
|Title||:||Woman of the House: The Rise of Nancy Pelosi|
|Number of Pages||:||272 Pages|
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Woman of the House: The Rise of Nancy Pelosi Reviews
I grabbed this one off the return cart at work. I was interested in learning a little bit more about the woman who became the first female Speaker of the House. Vincent Bzdek is a news editor for The Washington Post so I figured it would be a good biographic presentation. He does bring readers through her life. Each chapter highlights a particular aspect: her childhood and family political history, her faith (Catholicism), etc. This leads to a not-quite linear presentation of her life, but one that helps define the person that she is and why she probably does the things that she does.She was born in Baltimore into the D'Alesandro family, who started as immigrants with her great grandparents and developed into a political powerhouse with her father. The book carries the reader through her life as she builds a family after college and starts a second career in politics once the kids grew up. She is an interesting personality, and the book provides insight into that.The problem I found is that the author often presents aspects in a circular way that made me want to say, "I get it, already! Move on!" I was glad that I read the book, but I think I might have enjoyed a different one on the topic even more.
I haven't paid much attention to Nancy Pelosi, however, this book was on display at the Denver Public Library, and I was curious about Ms. Pelosi, after I watched her run the gavel at the DNC. I'm looking forward to reading a few more of the books about her that are available right now.My one pet peeve: Typos! I counted a least 5 typos in the book. Disappointing in a book about a woman of this caliber.
I hope to see Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House again.
very dull book
Good book detailing the rise of Nancy Pelosi's political career, becoming Speaker of the House, and the first years holding that position. I look forward to the biographies to come that outline her career beyond 2008.