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As part of our “Women on Wednesdays” series, please join American University's Women & Politics Institute and the First Ladies Initiative for a virtual conversation with WPI Executive Director Betsy Fischer Martin andWashington Post political columnist, Karen Tumulty, author of the new book, The Triumph of Nancy Reagan, the “definitive biography of the fiercely vigilant and politically astute First Lady who shaped one of the most consequential presidencies of the 20th century.”
Publisher’s Weekly calls the book “a complex and engrossing portrait of one of the 20th century’s most quietly influential political figures.” Based on extensive interviews, overlooked archives, letters, memoirs, and White House records, Karen Tumulty covers the life of First Lady Nancy Reagan, the woman behind “the partnership that made the president.” From a traumatic childhood, to Hollywood, and on to the White House, Tumulty details the First Lady’s ability to finesse Washington power players to break into the world of politics through her husband’s ascendance to the presidency. Order the book here
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