Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist and writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic and The New York Times, as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America. She is the author of one previous book, Fruits of Victors: The Woman's Land Army in The Great War.
Unforgettable ... THE WOMAN'S HOUR is both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for everyone, young and old, male and female, in these perilous times Weiss humanizes both the women working in favor of the amendment and those working against it, exposing all their convictions, tactics, and flaws. She never shies away from the complicating issue of race; the frequent conflict and occasional sabotage that occurred between women's suffrage activists and the leaders of the nascent civil rights movement make for some of the most fascinating material in the book. A must-read for history buffs and political junkies Elaine Weiss delivers political history at its best ... With a skill reminiscent of Robert Caro, she turns the potentially dry stuff of legislative give-and-take into a drama of courage and cowardice - Wall Street Journal A genteel but bare-knuckled political thriller ... Weiss' narrative is energetic and buoyant even at the most critical moments