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A Fighting Chance

Author : Elizabeth Warren
ISBN : 9781627790536
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and really doesn't—in A Fighting Chance As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher—an ambitious goal, given her family's modest means. Early marriage and motherhood seemed to put even that dream out of reach, but fifteen years later she was a distinguished law professor with a deep understanding of why people go bankrupt. Then came the phone call that changed her life: could she come to Washington DC to help advise Congress on rewriting the bankruptcy laws? Thus began an impolite education into the bare-knuckled, often dysfunctional ways of Washington. She fought for better bankruptcy laws for ten years and lost. She tried to hold the federal government accountable during the financial crisis but became a target of the big banks. She came up with the idea for a new agency designed to protect consumers from predatory bankers and was denied the opportunity to run it. Finally, at age 62, she decided to run for elective office and won the most competitive—and watched—Senate race in the country. In this passionate, funny, rabble-rousing book, Warren shows why she has chosen to fight tooth and nail for the middle class—and why she has become a hero to all those who believe that America's government can and must do better for working families.

A Fighting Chance

Author : Elizabeth Warren
ISBN : 9781925113525
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 51. 77 MB
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An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works — and really doesn’t. As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher — an ambitious goal, given her family’s modest means. Early marriage and motherhood seemed to put even that dream out of reach, but fifteen years later she was a distinguished law professor with a deep understanding of why people go bankrupt. Then came the phone call that changed her life: could she come to Washington DC to help advise Congress on rewriting the bankruptcy laws? Thus began an impolite education into the bare-knuckled, often dysfunctional ways of Washington. She fought for better bankruptcy laws for ten years, and lost. She tried to hold the federal government accountable during the financial crisis, but became a target of the big banks. She came up with the idea for a new agency designed to protect consumers from predatory bankers, and was denied the opportunity to run it. Finally, at the age of 62, she decided to run for elective office and won the most competitive — and watched — Senate race in the country. In this passionate, funny, rabble-rousing book, Warren shows why she has chosen to fight tooth and nail for the middle class — and why she has become a hero to all those who believe that America’s government can and must do better for working families.

A Fighting Chance

Author : Elizabeth Warren
ISBN : 9781627790529
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A chronicle of the Massachusetts senator's career in Washington describes her childhood pursuit of an education, early exposure to the dysfunctional political process, advocacy of better bankruptcy laws, and run for public office.

Giving Our Children A Fighting Chance

Author : Susan B. Neuman
ISBN : 9780807753583
Genre : Education
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This is an eye-opening portrait of two communities in Philadelphia with drastically different economic resources. Over the course of their 10-year investigation, the authors came to understand that this disparity between affluence and poverty has created a knowlege gap, far more important than mere achievement scores, with serious implications for students' economic prosperity and social mobility. At the heart of this knowledge gap is the limited ability of students from poor communities to develop information capital. This book provides powerful insights into the role that literacy can play in giving low-income students a fighting chance. Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance : documents how inequalities begin early and are reinforced by geographic concentration; compares community libraries to see how print is used in each neighbourhood and how children develop as young readers; looks at patterns that create radical differences in experiences and attitudes toward learning prior to entering school; explores the function of technology as a tool that exacerbates the divide between affluent students and those with limited access to information; and provides a comprehensive analysis of community literacy, documenting the transformation of media habits from books to computers.

A Fighting Chance

Author : John M. Ridgway
ISBN : UOM:39015023083218
Genre : Atlantic Ocean
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On June 4, 1966, two young British paratroopers set out from Cape Cod to rwo across the Atlantic in a twenty-foot open boat. Ninety-two days later they stepped ashore off the coast of Ireland. Here is the account of that voyage, filled with the beauties of nature, fright, and human courage.

Fighting Chance

Author : Faye E. Dudden
ISBN : 9780199772636
Genre : History
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Discusses the falling-out between women's and African-American suffrage advocates during the Reconstruction era, examining the political culture in the United States during the nineteenth century, and describing how local Republicans sought to defeat both causes by setting the groups against each other.

Giving Our Children A Fighting Chance

Author : Susan B. Neuman
ISBN : 9780807771945
Genre : Psychology
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