Books

Here are some of Eleanor’s books:

Madam President: Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling

Imagine that it is the summer of 2008, and for the first time, one of the two major parties has nominated a woman for president. Polls show her running neck and neck with her male opponent, and political analysts agree that she has a real shot to win the election. In Madam President, respected Washington pundits Eleanor Clift and Tom Brazaitis offer an unrivaled look at the new political world.



War Without Bloodshed

is an eye-opening look at how decisions are really made on Capitol Hill. Eleanor Clift and Tom Brazaitis showcase the everyday activities, behind-the-scenes confrontations, and unlikely alliances of the people — from staffers to senators to lobbyists — who influence how bills are written and whether or not they will, in fact, become the laws of the land.




Two Weeks of Life

What has become known as the Schiavo affair—the death of a brain-damaged woman in Florida in 2005, and the controversy that surrounded it—was a revelatory moment in American society. Eleanor Clift witnessed this event from a unique vantage point. At the same time that Schiavo was dying in her Florida hospice, Clift’s husband, Tom Brazaitis, was dying of cancer at home; the two passed away within a day of each other. Two Weeks of Life alternates between these two stories to provide a moving commentary on how we deal, or fail to deal, with dying in modern America.



Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment

The road to female suffrage was tough, but so was Sojourner Truth. An American story. Helen Thomas writes “Clift has written a magnificent account of the incredible women, who back in 1848 convened their first rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Their courage and perseverance tested their ability to withstand humiliation, ridicule, imprisonment, some roughing up by the police, solitary confinement and forced feeding.”



 

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