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In this memoir, Geraldine A. Ferraro reflects on her experience as the first and only woman nominated by a major party to run on the presidential ticket. This book reveals the process that led to her nomination as the 1984 Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate and gives a revealing behind-the-scenes look at campaign politics, especially the ruthless criticism directed at her and her family. Ferraro brings to life the dynamics of the women in Congress and how the different life experiences that they bring to the table affect the policy making process. She also gives a real understanding of the pioneering women, including Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem, Millie Jeffrey and many others who worked together to make sure that a women was on the Democratic ticket in 1984.
Ferraro's run for vice-president was an important moment in American history. The time is right for telling a new generation this story of women's collective political power and the difference women office holders can and do make to public policy.
|Publisher:||Northwestern University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Geraldine A. Ferraro is a lawyer who began her political career in 1978. Currently she is executive vice president of The Global Consulting Group and a political contributor to Fox News. Ferraro's other books include Geraldine Ferraro, Changing History (Moyer Bell, 1988) and Framing a Life: A Family Memoir (Schribner, 1998).
A former Newsweek editor, Linda Bird Francke is the author of several works of nonfiction.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the New Edition
Selection Process: The Impossible Dream
Showdown at Gender Gap
On the Way to Vice President
The End Run
The Time Is Now
The Issues at Stake
Nobody Said It Would Be Easy
My Finances, John's Finances, and Politics
On the Road
The Conservatives, the Italians, and the Archbishop
The Vice-Presidential Debate
A Day at a Time
Postscript to the New Editions