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Pat Schroeder: A Woman of the House {FIRST EDITION}

Lowy, Joan

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ISBN 10: 0826330983 / ISBN 13: 9780826330987
Published by University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A., 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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"Skillfully recapturing the early days of the women's movement, Joan Lowy has written a remarkable book about a remarkable lady. The first woman elected to Congress from Colorado, Pat Schroeder forged new roles not only as a woman, but equally impressively as a Congressperson, wife, mother and political operative." This book has 216 pages and is illustrated. The book is a SIGNED PRESENTATION copy from the subject of the book, Pat Schroeder. Bookseller Inventory # 038154

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Title: Pat Schroeder: A Woman of the House {FIRST ...

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by the Subject of the Book

Edition: First Edition

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The leading feminist in Congress for nearly twenty-five years, Pat Schroeder was elected in 1972. Beloved by the left and despised by the right, she was at the forefront of a new wave of assertive women lawmakers who refused to play by the old rules. This is the first biography of the outspoken Colorado Democrat, who has remained in the limelight since leaving public office.

Schroeder's political career began at a time when many congressional committees were still controlled by a southern gerontocracy. She quickly established a reputation for speaking out in support of left-of-center causes that few of her colleagues would take on. Her razor wit and a talent for creating sound bites endeared her to the media (she coined the phrase "the Teflon president" to describe Ronald Reagan). But she proved equally adept at wielding influence in the vanguard of change. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, she was instrumental in passing legislation to end sexism in the military despite vicious personal attacks following the U. S. Navy Tailhook scandal. She was in the forefront of exposing gender bias in medical research and was an architect of the family leave bill.

Author Joan Lowy covered Schroeder's congressional career for ten years and was given unlimited access to Schroeder's staff for this biography.

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This is the first biography of Pat Schroeder: outspoken Colorado Democrat elected to Congress in 1972, beloved by the left, and despised by the right.

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