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By Joan Steinau Lester,Coretta Scott King

here's the extraordinary tale of U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton -- impassioned civil rights activist, hard-driving legislator, and some of the most strong ladies in American background.
They name her the "Warrior at the Hill," acknowledging the battles she's waged as a political pioneer throughout greater than 4 many years of yankee heritage. probably greater than a person else, she has taken to center Eleanor Roosevelt's recognized pronouncement that "every political lady must strengthen dermis as difficult as rhinoceros hide."
Joan Steinau Lester shared a lot of the final 40 years with Eleanor Holmes Norton. They met in 1958 once they have been either scholars at Antioch university. Now an acclaimed writer, Lester stocks her friendship with the congresswoman and tells the tale of 1 woman's upward thrust to management. Charting 40 years of political and private problem, hearth in My Soul exhibits Norton marching at the Capitol to call for a Senate listening to for Anita Hill; grilling military generals approximately intercourse abuse; arguing earlier than the ideally suited courtroom to uphold first modification rights, even for a segregationist; and lots more and plenty extra. Norton's tale is organically associated with Washington, D.C., domestic to her relations for 4 generations, and divulges why she is now the voice of the town.
This attention-grabbing biography, instructed principally in Norton's phrases, showcases as by no means ahead of the numerous points of a lady who continues to be an iconic torch-bearer for the legacy of the Civil Rights circulation. rankings of conversations with Norton and approximately 100 interviews with colleagues, kin, and pals have made Fire in My Soul a striking record of ways one striking girl helped to impression lasting swap within the methods we have interaction throughout racial and gender lines.

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