Women 2020: Philanthropy and Politics (2/10/20)

Today’s Women 2020 spotlight is a blast from the past with the biography of a defiant tobacco heiress turned modern philanthropist and an autobiography from the female lawyer at the center of the Watergate scandal.

THE SILVER SWAN: In Search of Doris Duke by Sallie Bingham

“Fiercely private and skilled in conducting her extraordinary philanthropic work, Duke, Bingham asserts, hasn’t received the respect she deserves, an omission roundly corrected by this vivid and sensitive portrait-in-full.”–Booklist, starred review

THE WATERGATE GIRL: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President by Jill Wine-Banks

“As the lone female lawyer on the staff of Watergate special prosecutors Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski, Wine-Banks drew commentary as much for her wardrobe of fashionable mini-skirts as for her fierce legal acumen…A captivating and candid look back on a storied career.”–Booklist

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