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GWEN IFILL is moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and senior correspondent of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Before coming to PBS, she was chief congressional and political correspondent for NBC News, and had been a reporter for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and Boston Herald American. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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The Breakthrough
Politics and Race in the Age of Obama
Written by Gwen Ifill

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $15.00

In The Breakthrough, veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential victory and introducing the emerging young African American politicians forging a bold new path to political power.

Ifill argues that the Black political structure formed during the Civil... Read more >
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The Breakthrough
Politics and Race in the Age of Obama
Written by Gwen Ifill

Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 20, 2009
Price: $11.99

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