About the book:

“Battling Bella: The Protest Politics of Bella Abzug” is a deeply researched political biography highlighting the progressive activities of outspoken civil rights advocate Bella Abzug. Driven to “bring Congress back to the people,” Zarnow illustrates Abzug’s fight for controversial issues such as gay rights, women’s equality, foreign policy and economic justice.

About the author:

Winner of the Judith Lee Ridge Prize from the Western Association of Women Historians, Associate Professor of History Leandra Zarnow has earned fellowships and grants to support her research from The National Endowment for the Humanities, Mellon Foundation and the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History as well as prizes from the American Bar Foundation, Association of Jewish Studies and the National Women’s Studies Association.