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Madam Speaker by Susan Page (University of Leicester UK)

Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power

Susan Page (University of Leicester UK)

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Imprint: Twelve
Publisher: Twelve
Publication date: 20 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781538750698
4 stars out of 5
24 Apr 2021

"a worthwhile and documented read"

This latest Pelosi biography traces her trajectory from Baltimore to DC. Geographically circuitous, Pelosi’s ascent was neither plodding nor meteoric. Page delivers a worthwhile and documented read, a running interview with her subject together with quotes from friends and foes. Andy Card, chief of staff to Bush, and Newt Gingrich, a disgraced House speaker, both pay grudging tribute to the congresswoman from San Francisco. In the same spirit, Steve Bannon, Trump’s pardoned White House counselor, is caught calling Pelosi an “assassin”. He meant it as a compliment.

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