“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 

“I loved the book. It’s a terrific read.” Tom Hall, WYPR Maryland Morning


Hillary Clinton’s Historic Race — The Guardian Q&A

Can Clinton change American history? We asked Nancy L. Cohen for her thoughts on the election – and whether sexism will play a pivotal role. —  the Guardian   Howard Cole: Should it be considered a surprise that the first woman to have a real shot at the presidency is a Democrat? Nancy L Cohen: There were […]

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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
The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209
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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 - 2:30 PM
Barnes & Noble
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Palo Alto, CA
March 13, 2016, 4:00-5:00 PM
Litquake Palo Alto 2016
JCC Palo Alto, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303
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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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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, is out now from Counterpoint Press.

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