Why America has never elected a woman president, why now is the time, and why women’s leadership matters. From Hollywood to the halls of Congress, a lively conversation about women’s leadership, equal pay, and family-work balance is underway. On the cusp of a historic breakthrough—the potential election of America’s first woman president—Nancy L. Cohen takes us inside the world of America’s women political leaders. Nancy L. Cohen’s new book Breakthrough is out on February 9, 2016.


To My Girls

A couple weeks after the 2012 election, I thought, “What’s next?” We had just come off an election where women made the difference. Women’s health and women’s rights had been pivotal in the election. And if you crunch the numbers, it is indisputable that women won the election for Obama. It was so obvious at […]

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Washington, DC
February 10, 2016, 7:00 PM
Politics & Prose Bookstore
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Baltimore, MD
February 28, 2016, 4:00 PM
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New York, NY
February 29, 2016, 7PM
Book Culture
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Santa Monica, CA
March 6, 2016, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
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March 13, 2016,
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April 9, 2016, TBA
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2016

Nancy L. Cohen

Nancy L. Cohen is an author, historian, and leading national expert on women and American politics. She is the author of four books, including the acclaimed Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America (2012). Her new book, Breakthrough: The Making of America’s First Woman President, will be out February 9, 2015.

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