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Political Woman: The Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick Hardcover – May 29, 2012
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Peter Collier has succeeded in doing what Jeane Kirkpatrick could not do. Drawing upon her unfinished memoir, as well as countless interviews and other sources, he has written a candid yet sympathetic account of the personal life and public career of an extraordinary woman.”
Gertrude Himmelfarb, author of The Moral Imagination and The People of the Book
In sterling prose filled with good sense, Peter Collier masterfully chronicles the nontraditional career of Jeane Kirkpatrickdevoted mother and wife, brilliant teacher and scholar, dauntless representative to the UN, hawkish public intellectual during the Cold War. He reminds us that Kirkpatrick’s career was marked by a lot of what ifs,’ but also that her influence on U.S. foreign policy ran far deeper than is usually imagined.”
Victor Davis Hanson, author of A War Like No Other and The End of Sparta
Peter Collier has written a vivid and moving account of a remarkable life whose complexity he renders with subtlety and eloquence. He understood Jeane’s ideas and her significance, and brilliantly weaves both into a rich tapestry that is both astute and intimate. Collier shows convincingly how Jeane’s life shaped her ideas and how those ideas shaped our history.”
Richard Perle, Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration
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This split in the Democratic party is still felt today and will probably be determinant in the next Presidential election in Nov 2012.
Political Woman: the Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick
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excellent biography, inspiring woman. She would have made a great President!Published 3 months ago by Karl3993
Jeane Kirkpatrick lead a pretty amazing life and this was an enjoyable book to read bout her. Good price and helped fill a quiet weekend of reading.Published on December 31, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Thought it was OK. But not terrific. I had Dr. Kirkpatrick at Georgetown and would have liked to see a little more about that time in her life.Published on December 7, 2013 by Karen L.
A strong woman, a bold woman, but in the end a woman whose thought never got below politics. Or above it.Published on November 20, 2013 by Peter Cresswell
Great book. Think she was a great Lady and politician. Very smart. Well written and interesting.Know more about her nowPublished on November 5, 2013 by Kathy Allen
Jeane Kirkpatrick is one of my favorite people. Had to read her Political Woman when in school and it was so readable. The biography is good too. Thanks.Published on September 8, 2013 by Southerner
A convincing anti-communism report. Will be most interesting to readers interested in those 80's wars in Nicaragua, El Salvador, the Falklands . . . . Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by J. Rodeck
Kirkpatrick was far ahead of her contemporaries in political thinking and know-how. I enjoyed the book, but my wife positively loved it. Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by N. K. Goldsmith
We are happy! But do not really like that you make me type a statement as I am busy sometimes! I am happy should be enough :/Published on April 8, 2013 by Charles Belew