Elizabeth Warren's rise as one of America's most powerful women is a stirring lesson in persistence. From her fierce support of the middle class to her unapologetic response to political bullies, Warren is known as a passionate yet plain-speaking champion of equity and fairness. In the wake of one fellow senator's effort to silence her in 2016, three words became a rallying cry across the country:
Nevertheless, she persisted...
In this breakthrough biography, bestselling author Antonia Felix carries readers from Warren's hardscrabble roots in Norman, Oklahoma, to her career as one of the nation's most distinguished legal scholars and experts on the economics of working Americans. Felix reveals how Warren brought her expertise to Washington to become an icon of progressive politics in a deeply divided nation, and weaves together never-before-told stories from those who have journeyed with Warren from Oklahoma to the halls of power.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Hardware, Biscuits, and Fitting in the Soil 1
Chapter 2 Great Expectations 41
Chapter 3 Tough Love 63
Chapter 4 Everywhere You Want to Be 87
Chapter 5 The Two-Dimensional Scholar 105
Chapter 6 The Sheriff of Wall Street 143
Chapter 7 "I Will Be Your Champion" 177
Appendixes: Selected Writings and Speeches 241
Photo Credits 277
Select Bibliography 309
About the Author 361
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
-Champion (firebrand) of the middle class -Scholar, teacher, lawyer, mentor -Capitalist -Traces her background from growing up in a lower middle class OK family, her career in academia, and her election as a Senator from MA. -Expert in bankruptcy law. She and her colleagues did years of research into the causes. -Highly respected by her peers and her students. -There are four appendices of her speeches and papers, thirty pages of copious notes and an extensive bibliography at the back of the book. A photo section mid-book. I learned so much about Elizabeth Warren reading this book. She’s super smart, gives her all to whatever she sets out to do, and is a passionate champion of the middle class. The book is eye opening and revelatory. We sorely need more people like her in public office. The author has done her homework and has done an excellent job telling Senator Warren’s remarkable story. I sincerely hope a lot of people will read this book. As Thomas Jefferson said, "An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people."
is is an interesting, well-written, and pro Elizabeth Warren book. However, despite the very favorable portrait of Elizabeth Warren, the book provides a lot of information about her. Whatever, one thinks of Elizabeth Warren's politics she is an central figure in the history of women in politics. She was raised to be a housewife but is now a US senator and may run for US president. Like Bill Clinton she came from a humble Southern background where there was segregation. The book explains how she became a law professor and her involvement with trying to regulate the financial industry. Even though the author skirmishes around much of the controversy around Elizabeth Warren, the book is a provocative and informative book about a major politician. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Elizabeth Warren by Antonia Felix can be classified as a brief biography of Elizabeth Warren with considerable pages devoted to Warren's work in the field of consumer financial protection. You can almost get a clear picture of the field of Consumer Financial Protection work if you are not familiar with it by reading this book. The material is built on the books Warren authored and co-authored with her daughter and other law professors while she was teaching at various law schools. As far as the biography part goes, it does a good job giving the readers a succinct portrait of Warren's personal and professional life. If you are a Warren fan or simply deciding to support if she throws her name in the hat for presidential nomination in 2020, this book might give you information to help you make informed decision. Overall, this is a quick and interesting read. Some parts can be boring especially where the author belabors on Warren's work on consumer financial protection work. I think you can skip those pages without missing much or loosing the gist of the matter.