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A fighting chance / Elizabeth Warren.

Warren, Elizabeth. (Author). Warren, Elizabeth. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781427245380 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (11 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.

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Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Elizabeth Warren.
Summary, etc.: An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works-and really doesn't. As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher-an ambitious goal, given her family's modest means. Early marriage and motherhood seemed to put even that dream out of reach, but fifteen years later she was a distinguished law professor with a deep understanding of why people go bankrupt. Then came the phone call that changed her life: could she come to Washington DC to help advise Congress on rewriting the bankruptcy laws? Thus began an impolite education into the bare-knuckled, often dysfunctional ways of Washington. She fought for better bankruptcy laws for ten years and lost. She tried to hold the federal government accountable during the financial crisis but became a target of the big banks. She came up with the idea for a new agency designed to ...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Macmillan Audio, 2014. Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 317641 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Politics.
Genre: Electronic books.

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