“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
“Nancy L. Cohen is the expert on misogyny in America.” – Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL
“LOVED it. So smart. So well told. A fascinating and gripping story of how we got here and the smart women who have made it happen.” – Anna March, The Rumpus
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. Her latest, Breakthrough: The Making of America’s First Woman President, on women’s leadership and the 2016 election, is available now in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook.