The Highest Glass Ceiling

The remarkable story of women in politics, these women are going for the highest glass ceiling.

By Ellen Fitzpatrick Read by Jo Anna Perrin Nonfiction / Politics / Women's Interest English, Unabridged 7h 5m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							Since Victoria Woodhull launched her symbolic bid for the presidency in 1872,  dozens of women have sought the presidency over the past 150 years. Their quest  began long before women won the vote and it unfolded over decades when a  woman's pursuit of any higher political office was met with prejudice, mockery,  and hostility. Even after women started voting in 1920, they remained shut-out  of rooms where presidential candidacies were often born. Whether a woman will  break through the glass ceiling during the current election cycle is uncertain,  Fitzpatrick acknowledges. But it will happen sooner or later.

“…compelling…Fitzgerald is a worthy biographer, offering a rich, amply footnoted story of quick-witted and resilient women who preceded Clinton’s quest.” - Washington Post

This is a terrific book that is chock full of small tidbits that add up to important surprises for anyone who thinks they already know everything about presidential politics. - Jim Lehrer, former Executive Editor, PBS NewsHour

“Women’s quest for the U.S. presidency has been long and arduous—and Ellen Fitzpatrick, a superb scholar and writer, is the perfect author for this fascinating and overdue history. This book is a triumph, and an inspiration.” - Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

“…Fitzpatrick’s history is an urgent, crucial contribution…” - New York Times