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Bella Abzug : how one tough broad from the Bronx fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, pissed off Jimmy Carter, battled for the rights of women and workers, rallied against war and for the planet, and shook up politics along the way : an oral history / by Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom.

Author / Creator Levine, Suzanne Braun.
Edition 1st ed.
Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Description xxx, 320 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Language English
Subject Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998
Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998.
United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
United States. Congress. House.
Women legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Political activists -- United States -- Biography.
Social reformers -- United States -- Biography.
Political activists.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
Social reformers.
Women legislators.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
United States.
Format Print, Book
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Other authors / contributors Thom, Mary.
ISBN 9780374299521 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0374299528 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-297) and index.
Summary For more than fifty years, Bella Abzug championed the powerless and disenfranchised, as an activist, congresswoman, and leader in every major social initiative of her time--from Zionism and labor in the 40s to the ban-the-bomb efforts in the 50s, to civil rights and the anti-Vietnam War movements of the 60s, to the women's movement in the 70s and 80s, to environmental awareness and economic equality in the 90s. Her political idealism never waning, Abzug gave her final public speech before the U.N. in March 1998, just a few weeks before her death. Presented in the voices of both friends and foes, of those who knew, fought with, revered, and struggled alongside her, this oral biography is the first comprehensive account of a woman who was one of our most influential leaders.--From publisher description.

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Call Number: E840.8.A2 L485 2007

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