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Helen Thomas, Dean of the White House Press Corps: Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus: Renegade for Peace and Justice: Congresswoman Barbara Lee Speaks for Me

Helen Thomas has covered the administrations of ten presidents in a career spanning nearly sixty years. She is known for her famous press conference closing line, "Thank you, Mr. President," but here she trades deference for directness.

The recipient of more than forty honorary degrees, she was honored in 1998 with the inaugural Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award, established by the White House Correspondents' Association. The author of Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President; Front Row at the White House; and Dateline: White House, she lives in Washington, D.C., where she writes a syndicated column for Hearst.

Barbara Lee's willingness to stand on principle earned her unsolicited international attention when she was the only member of Congress to vote against a resolution giving President George Bush virtually unlimited authority to wage war against nations he personally deemed capable of terrorism.

In this candid and self-effacing book, Lee chronicles the challenges she overcame to break the cycle of multi-generational domestic violence, and her rise from being a young, single mother of two to being one of the most progressive, respected voices in Congress. Lee was first elected to represent California's ninth Congressional District in 1998. In 2005, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize along with women from 150 countries as part of the international project, 1000 Women for Peace.

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