Former New Hampshire Governor Elizabeth Armstrong aspired for a life of public service. But the Presidency? Never! As a young woman, she sacrificed her own promising political career to marry Peter Armstrong, a prominent, fast-moving Texas senator, and support his presidential ambitions.
A mysterious plane crash kills her husband and ultimately propels Elizabeth into the race for President of the United States. But when political journalist Jack Bradshaw investigates the crash, he uncovers intrigue, drug money, and other ties to Elizabeth's political opposition. How far will her opponents go to stop her? What incredible rigors, challenges, and threats will America's first female presidential candidate have to face? Legacy and Destiny is the gripping story of a strong woman's fight to triumph over adversity and restore honor and integrity to America's highest office.
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"Written long before John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s tragic crash this summer, Legacy & Destiny, a political thriller by J. Michael Reidenbach and Dana K. Drenknowski, is a riveting story. It weaves the recent past and potential future into a skillful tapestry fraught with twists and turns that take us to Venezuela, Latino Los Angeles, upscale New England, and the candidate's bedroom, it follows the political trajectory of Elizabeth Armstrong, a skilled diplomat, loving mother, and stunning beauty, as she makes her bid for the Presidency of the United States against a background of deception, political skullduggery, and the inevitable challenges posed by an opposition hell-bent on destroying her. Its rarefied air and rollercoaster rides make for a great read."
Lisa CarlsonFrom the Author:
We initially decided to write Legacy and Destiny because we wanted to explore the challenges the first viable female candidate for President of the United States would face. We were also interested in promoting in some small way a greater sense of equality for women in our society. We both believe that there is no reason why a woman should not be president, or could not capably serve in that office.
While women certainly have made progress in recent years, electing a woman president in our view will also facilitate even greater opportunities for women. There will always be significant "gender" questions. For this reason, the election of a woman president will not only be healthy for the political process in the United States, and diminish the importance of such questions, but will be beneficial for society in general.
Over the years, both of us have been involved in the political arena, and we were additionally interested in delving into the intrigue of political campaigns. The vehicle of a political novel allowed us in an entertaining context both to explore such intrigue and to promote the concept of equality for women.
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Book Description Corinthian Books, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX096652344X