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Fire in My Soul by Eleanor Holmes Norton, Joan Steinau Lester, Eleanor Holmes Norton

Impassioned civil rights activist, champion of women's rights, hard-driving legislator — U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is known in Washington as the "Warrior on the Hill." Fire in My Soul is the story of Norton's extraordinary political career, told from a personal perspective.

Author Joan Steinau Lester met Norton in 1958 while they were both students at Antioch College. Fire in My Soul charts their longstanding friendship and tells of Norton's rise to leadership — from her early on-campus activism to demanding a Senate hearing for Anita Hill to standing before the Supreme Court to uphold first amendment rights. Filled with scores of Lester's conversations and correspondence with Norton, interviews with Norton's colleagues and confidantes, and dozens of original photographs, Fire in My Soul is a compelling biography of one of the greatest political pioneers in American history.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743407878
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 01/01/2003
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.29(d)

About the Author

Dr. Joan Steinau Lester is an award-winning commentator, syndicated op/ed columnist, and author of The Future of White Men and Other Diversity Dilemmas and Taking Charge: Every Woman's Action Guide. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She has been regularly featured on National Public Radio and Public Radio International.

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