Geraldine Ferraro Ferraro: My Story

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Ferraro: My Story

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The first woman to be nominated by a major party as a candidate for vice-President of the United States recounts how she made her way in a man's world of politics and discusses the campaign trail, her husband John Zaccaro, and other key issues

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An inside look at a prominent woman's campaign for the vice-presidency

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.

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This timely reissue-a few months before the next primary and twenty years after Ferraro's run for public office-gives readers an opportunity to consider what has and what has not changed for women in politics.

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