This Fight Is Our Fight

This Fight Is Our Fight

The Battle to Save America's Middle Class

eBook - 2017
Average Rating:
3
Rate this:

#1 New York Times bestseller

The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it

Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing indictment of those who have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families, and a rousing call to action.

Warren grew up in Oklahoma, and she's never forgotten how difficult it was for her mother and father to hold on at the ragged edge of the middle class. An educational system that offered opportunities for all made it possible for her to achieve her dream of going to college, becoming a teacher, and, later, attending law school. But now, for many, these kinds of opportunities are gone, and a government that once looked out for working families is instead captive to the rich and powerful. Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal ushered in an age of widespread prosperity; in the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan reversed course and sold the country on the disastrous fiction called trickle-down economics. Now, with the election of Donald Trump--a con artist who promised to drain the swamp of special interests and then surrounded himself with billionaires and lobbyists--the middle class is being pushed ever closer to collapse.

Written in the candid, high-spirited voice that is Warren's trademark, This Fight Is Our Fight tells eye-opening stories about her battles in the Senate and vividly describes the experiences of hard-working Americans who have too often been given the short end of the stick. Elizabeth Warren has had enough of phony promises and a government that no longer serves its people--she won't sit down, she won't be silenced, and she will fight back.

Publisher: New York :, Henry Holt and Company,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781250120625
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file,rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

Related Resources


Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

s
StarGladiator
Jul 29, 2017

Had Sen. Warren endorsed Bernie in the 2016 election, she might be believable.
Problem: She was that demographic I could never figure out who voted Nixon, Reagan and Bush, so it was only predictable and logical she would endorse HRC to lose, instead of Bernie to win - - as the most accurate polls clearly demonstrated!
Warren has been that problem demographic, now she is either play-acting the // progressive \\, quickly disproven by her endorsement candidate, Hillary, or she really is at that self-delusional stage of life where she actually believes in her fantasy notions, but Warren is no demonstrable progressive!
Is Warren's sister-in-law, Catherine Mann, by any chance? That pseudo-econ who is pro-American jobs offshoring, and against Medicaid/Medicare and Social Security? Thought so . . .
[FYI: Why has HRC never mentioned her uncle, Wade Rodham, who was a US Secret Service agent in the presidential protection detail during President Kennedy's short-lived administration? Mr. Rodham would retire after purchasing a farm in the rather expensive and toney Middleburg, VA area - - bluegrass country extraordinaire!]

r
ramagda
May 11, 2017

This is an excellent book that concisely informs us that Wall Street and their Republican friends have rigged the economy in their favor. Not yours. Their goal is a dystopian society that serves only them. Had the other reviewers actually read this book they would see that trickle down economics is pure fantasy and that deregulation grows the economy is a lie. Elizabeth factually ticks off the real life tragedies of workers and families caused by the 1%, corporations and conservative ideology. Her book is a call to action to check the 1%, corporations and the right before they reduce the middle class to nothing. This book should have been titled "Profiles in Cowardice".

m
MassiveMustache
Feb 11, 2017

I never read this book either.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at VIRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top