Multcolib Research Picks: A woman's place is in the (white) house

The Madness of Michele Bachmann
The Madness of Michele Bachmann A Broad-minded Survey of A Small-minded Candidate By Avidor, Ken (Book - 2012 ) 328.73092 B1246a 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:In the interest of equal time, MCL doesn't own Bachmann's memoir: Core of Conviction: My Story (2011), but we can get it for you using Interlibrary Loan.

The Good Fight
The Good Fight By Chisholm, Shirley (Book - 1973 ) 329 C542g Available in some locations

Annotation:Representative Chisholm wrote this memoir of her 1972 campaign for the Democratic nomination for president.

Hard Choices
Hard Choices By Clinton, Hillary Rodham (Book - 2014 ) B-CL618hc 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 9 on 27 copies

Annotation:The former Secretary of State's latest memoir.

HRC State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton By Allen, Jonathan (Book - 2014 ) 327.73 C641a 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:The most recent biography of Clinton (there are over 40 in MCL's collection).

Rebel for Rights, Abigail Scott Duniway
Rebel for Rights, Abigail Scott Duniway By Moynihan, Ruth Barnes (Book - 1983 ) B-D918a 1983 Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of an indomitable Oregon pioneer, feminist, journalist, and national leader.

Ferraro, My Story
Ferraro, My Story By Ferraro, Geraldine (Book - 1985 ) B-Fe412f Available in some locations

Annotation:In this memoir, Ferraro reflects on her experience as the first woman nominated by a major party to run on the presidential ticket.

Recovering the Sacred
Recovering the Sacred The Power of Naming and Claiming By LaDuke, Winona (Book - 2005 ) 299.7 L157r 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Not a campaign memoir, LaDuke provides an overview of efforts by Native Americans to regain their patrimony and the conditions needed for the revival or continuation of traditional spiritual practices.

Crashing the Party
Crashing the Party Taking on the Corporate Government in An Age of Surrender By Nader, Ralph (Book - 2002 ) 973.929 N135c 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:According to the index of Nader's memoir of the 2000 campaign, there are 10 pages where his running mate Winona LaDuke is mentioned.

Going Rogue
Going Rogue An American Life By Palin, Sarah (Book - 2009 ) B-Pa176g 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:The first woman nominated for vice president by the Republican Party recounts her political experiences, her rapid rise on the national stage during the 2008 campaign, and the personal challenges she's faced.

The Rogue
The Rogue Searching for the Real Sarah Palin By McGinniss, Joe (Book - 2011 ) B-Pa176mc 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Following her meteoric political rise, journalist McGinniss investigates Sarah Palin as an individual, politician, and cultural phenomenon.

Peace Mom
Peace Mom A Mother's Journey Through Heartache to Activism By Sheehan, Cindy (Book - 2006 ) B-S541p 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:On April 4, 2004, Cindy Sheehan learned that Casey, the eldest of her four children, had been killed in Iraq. As she struggled with grief, she came to an epiphany: 'I will spend my life trying to make Casey's sacrifice count for peace and love, not killing and hate.'

No Place for A Woman
No Place for A Woman A Life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith By Sherman, Janann (Book - 2000 ) B-S655s 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:For most of her 24 years as a senator, Smith was the only woman in the chamber. By the time she left office she had exercised influence over a range of military, foreign and domestic policies.

The Scarlet Sisters
The Scarlet Sisters Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age By MacPherson, Myra (Book - 2014 ) 305.42092 W891m 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and her sister Tennie Claflin, whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world.

Annotation:From the National Women's History Museum, brief biographies of women who have run for president.


Thirty years ago, Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to run for vice president for a major political party. She made headlines, but she stands among a surprising number of women who have run for the United States highest offices. Yes, they’ve run for the Surprise Party, for the Socialist Equality Party, for the People’s Party; but that was only because they were rarely recognized by the parties that count. All this may change in the very near future. Isn’t it about time that women were running the country? Read about a few women who have tried. (Lee C.)

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