The Resource A fighting chance, Elizabeth Warren

A fighting chance, Elizabeth Warren

Label
A fighting chance
Title
A fighting chance
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Warren
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really worksand really doesnt. As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher, an ambitious goal, given her familys modest means. Early marriage and motherhood seemed to put even that dream out of reach, but fifteen years later she was a distinguished law professor with a deep understanding of why people go bankrupt. Then came the phone call that changed her life: could she come to Washington DC to help advise Congress on rewriting the bankruptcy laws? Thus began an impolite education into the bare-knuckled, often dysfunctional ways of Washington. She fought for better bankruptcy laws for ten years and lost. She tried to hold the federal government accountable during the financial crisis but became a target of the big banks. She came up with the idea for a new agency designed to protect consumers from predatory bankers and was denied the opportunity to run it. Finally, at age 62, she decided to run for elective office and won the most competitive and watched Senate race in the country. In this passionate, funny, rabble-rousing book, Warren shows why she has chosen to fight tooth and nail for the middle class and why she has become a hero to all those who believe that Americas government can and must do better for working families
Summary
A chronicle of the Massachusetts senator's two-decade career in Washington describes her childhood pursuit of an education, early exposure to the dysfunctional political process, high-risk advocacy of better bankruptcy laws and competitive run for public office
Storyline
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10307841
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warren, Elizabeth
Dewey number
328.73092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Warren, Elizabeth
  • Women legislators
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
A fighting chance, Elizabeth Warren
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: A fighting chance -- Choosing battles -- The bankruptcy wars -- Bailing out the wrong people -- What $1 million a day can buy -- An agency for the people -- The battle for the Senate -- Epilogue: Fighting again -- and Again
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
365 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781627790529
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014000776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627790529
  • 18706060
Label
A fighting chance, Elizabeth Warren
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: A fighting chance -- Choosing battles -- The bankruptcy wars -- Bailing out the wrong people -- What $1 million a day can buy -- An agency for the people -- The battle for the Senate -- Epilogue: Fighting again -- and Again
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
365 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781627790529
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014000776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627790529
  • 18706060

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