“A great account of the commitment, camaraderie, and capability of the women who’ve worked to better our nation.” – United States 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

“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 


Why Women Should Vote For Women – Los Angeles Times

Sexism is driving women away from the GOP front-runner Donald Trump and the Republican Party, potentially providing a windfall to Hillary Clinton in a general election. But to ride women’s discontent into the Oval Office, of course, Clinton has to win the Democratic nomination. And while she has maintained a strong advantage with women voters […]

About Nancy

Nancy L. Cohen is a historian, leading national expert on women and American politics, and the author of four books. Her new book, 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.

Appearances & Events

November 17, 2016, 5:30 - 7 PM
Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee Fundraiser
Santa Barbara Club 1105 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
October 25, 2016, 7:30 PM
University of Puget Sound
Kilworth Chapel, UPS
October 14, 2016, 12 PM
The Commonwealth Club, In Conversation with Dan Ashley, ABC 7 News Anchor
555 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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October 6, 2016, 7:30 PM
IPFW Women's Studies One Book Annual Lecture
Rhinehart Recital Hall | IPFW Indiana University, Purdue University, Fort Wayne
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Los Angeles, CA
May 6, 2016, 12 PM
Women For a New Los Angeles Awards
9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Los Angeles, CA
April 9, 2016, 4:30 PM
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
USC Campus, Los Angeles CA
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Palo Alto, CA
March 13, 2016, 4:00-5:00 PM
Litquake Palo Alto 2016
JCC Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94303
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New York, NY
February 29, 2016, 7PM
Book Culture
450 Columbus Avenue NY, NY 10024
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Baltimore, MD
February 28, 2016, 4:00 PM
The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209
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Washington, DC
February 10, 2016, 7:00 PM
Politics & Prose Bookstore
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