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Madame President : the extraordinary journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Author: Helene Cooper
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished a barrier few thought possible, obliterating centuries of patriarchal rule to become the first female elected head of state in Africa's history. Madame President is the story of Sirleaf's evolution from an ordinary Liberian mother of four boys to international banking executive, from a victim of domestic violence to a political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helene Cooper
ISBN: 9781451697353 145169735X 9781451697360 1451697368
OCLC Number: 958371317
Description: xi, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The Prophecy --
Big Mouth --
Bullshit --
Idiots --
Gio Girl --
Cult Hero --
It's for You, Sir --
Of Hell and Fury --
Electoral College --
Vote for Woman --
Come! Borrow My Baby --
All Protocols Observed --
Madame President --
The Dark Lord Returns --
The Empire Strikes Back --
Beautiful Day --
Monkey and Baboon --
Nobel --
Miss Liberia Imposters --
Amazing Grace and Mary the Menace --
The Oracle --
Contagion --
The Last Battle.
Other Titles: Extraordinary journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Responsibility: Helene Cooper.

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"When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished a barrier few thought possible, obliterating centuries of patriarchal rule to become the first female elected head of state in Africa's history. Madame President is the story of Sirleaf's evolution from an ordinary Liberian mother of four boys to international banking executive, from a victim of domestic violence to a political icon, from a post-war president to a Nobel Peace Prize winner. On a continent and in a culture where women are treated as possessions or objects of conquest, the Sirleaf rose to political power is astonishing. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, bestselling author, and native Liberian Helene Cooper deftly weaves Sirleaf's story into the larger narrative of life for Liberian women. The highs and lows of Sirleaf's life are filled with indelible stories: from imprisonment in a jail cell for standing up to Liberia's military government to addressing the United States Congress, from reeling under the onslaught of the Ebola pandemic to signing a deal with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that enshrined American support for Liberia's future."--Jacket.

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