Madam President, Revised Edition
Women Blazing the Leadership Trail
Routledge – 2003 – 352 pages
Series: Women In American Politics
First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"A most comprehensive job…Looks at just about every woman in contemporary American politics." -- New York Times Book Review
"A highly readable narrative chronicling the political trajectories of female candidate…A handy reference work, charting the progress of feminine power." -- The Washington Post
"A valuable compendium of facts and solid reporting for those interested in this subject. It's best when the women politicians speak for themselves. The litany of sexist assaults they've had to endure is a drum beat far more effective than moralizing." -- Washington Monthly
"A timely look at the nation's sputtering efforts to envision a woman in America's top job. An invaluable primer for any woman who is considering a run for office at any level." -- Boston Globe
"The value of this book is its exploration of why American public opinion seems stunted when it comes to trusting only men in the highest positions of power…Also included are well-written profiles of the women from both parties most likely to come within striking distance of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in the next 20 years." -- Christian Science Monitor
"Madam President has been a very successful addition to the reading list for my seminar on 'Women as Voters, Candidates as Leaders'." -- Political Science Quarterly
Eleanor Clift is a contributing editor at Newsweek and a weekly panelist on "The McLaughlin Group." Brill's Content has called her one of the most accurate predictors among the pundits on the political talk shows. Tom Brazaitis, is Washington bureau chief for The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) and president of the Washington Press Club.