This Fight Is Our Fight by Elizabeth Warren
The Battle to Save America's Middle Class

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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.

 

About Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren is a chaired professor at Harvard Law School. She is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents Are Going Broke. She has appeared on numerous television shows, including Dr. Phil and the Today show. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Elizabeth and Amelia are mother and daughter. Amelia Warren Tyagi, along with Elizabeth, is coauthor of The Two-Income Trap. She has appeared on many television and radio programs, including Dr. Phil, and has written for Time and several other publications; she is also a regular commentator on Marketplace. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and young daughter.Elizabeth and Amelia are mother and daughter.
 
Published April 18, 2017 by Metropolitan Books. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics. Non-fiction
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Girded for battle, the senior senator from Massachusetts forcefully lays out the bleak picture of an American government increasingly controlled by corporate greed and special interests.

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In “This Fight Is Our Fight,” Elizabeth Warren offers a manifesto for the Democratic resistance to President Trump....

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Paul Krugman offered his review of Senator Warren’s book, This Fight is Our Fight, in yesterday’s NYT.

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