“A great account of the commitment, camaraderie, and capability of the women who’ve worked to better our nation.” – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
“Nancy L. Cohen’s Breakthrough is required reading if you care about the future of reproductive health and rights.” – Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood
“Anyone interested in gender and politics and the change we can make should read Nancy L. Cohen’s Breakthrough. Go get it now!” – Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress
In their first weeks in office, the Trump administration and Republican Congress have put women’s health, security and rights in their crosshairs. While feminists will be playing defense on the national level, women leaders in Los Angeles, at least, are forging ahead with innovative legislation to advance women’s equality.
Nancy L. Cohen is a historian, leading national expert on women and American politics, and the author of four books, including Breakthrough, on women and politics in contemporary America, and Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America, on feminism and political polarization. She has written for the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, and many other publications, and she has appeared on MSNBC, NPR and elsewhere. Nancy speaks frequently at conferences, literary festivals, and universities. Currently, she is working on two new books, one on women’s leadership and the other on political corruption.