Kirstin Downey is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post, where from 1988 to 2008 she was a staff writer, winning press association awards for her business and economic reporting. She shared in the 2008 Pulitzer Prize awarded to the Washingon Post for its coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings, and was awarded a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor On Sale: February 23, 2010 Price: $16.95
One of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s closest friends and the first female secretary of labor, Perkins capitalized on the president’s political savvy and popularity to enact most of the Depression-era programs that are today considered essential parts of the country’s social safety network.
Frances Perkins is no longer a household name, yet...
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