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This Fight Is Our Fight Audiobook

This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class

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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by the author.

The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring audiobook about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it.

Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America’s middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country’s leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing indictment of those who have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families, and a rousing call to action.

Warren grew up in Oklahoma, and she’s never forgotten how difficult it was for her mother and father to hold on at the ragged edge of the middle class. An educational system that offered opportunities for all made it possible for her to achieve her dream of going to college, becoming a teacher, and, later, attending law school. But now, for many, these kinds of opportunities are gone, and a government that once looked out for working families is instead captive to the rich and powerful. Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal ushered in an age of widespread prosperity; in the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan reversed course and sold the country on the disastrous fiction called trickle-down economics. Now, with the election of Donald Trump--a con artist who promised to drain the swamp of special interests and then surrounded himself with billionaires and lobbyists--the middle class is being pushed ever closer to collapse.

Written in the candid, high-spirited voice that is Warren’s trademark, This Fight Is Our Fight tells eye-opening stories about her battles in the Senate and vividly describes the experiences of hard-working Americans who have too often been given the short end of the stick. Elizabeth Warren has had enough of phony promises and a government that no longer serves its people--she won’t sit down, she won’t be silenced, and she will fight back.

©2017 Elizabeth Warren (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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    Marsha L. Woerner Chicago area 06-04-17
    Marsha L. Woerner Chicago area 06-04-17 Member Since 2005

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    "We need to "Make America Great For the Middle Class Again"!"
    What about Elizabeth Warren’s performance did you like?

    She was honest and clearly cared about her statements! She seems to almost be crying when she talked about Gina and Michael and Kai! She definitely put humanity the book (not that it didn't already have humanity in it)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    See above


    Any additional comments?

    This book had a few primary viewpoints:
    First, there were the personal stories
    Second, there was the history and current government and its workings and influences
    Third, there was the opinion and conclusions drawn.
    The third part was the only one that wasn't strictly factual. Fortunately for me, I also agreed with her on the opinion and conclusions.
    The personal stories were heartbreaking. It was clear that Elizabeth Warren took them to heart and considered them important, not just to the country, but to her personally! She spilled into them the frustrations of hard workers who have done everything right, and yet, through no fault of their own, what started out as success turned into dire circumstances!
    The history and current story of our government and some of the hidden and secretive aspects that no one wants to talk about was enlightening. I hadn't known any of the details about FDR and what he had done to bring the country back from the brink during the Great Depression. He clearly had the goal of "Making America Great Again" (at least financially) in REALITY as opposed to just as a campaign promise! And the total of fact of the lobbyists and special interests on our day to day government activities has been shown to be far from in favor of the American population!
    As for opinions and conclusions, I think they're spot on, but I have already said that I am in favor of Elizabeth Warren! I believe in her. I think that this book is one that all should read, or at least, they should all read the parts about FDR and about the current workings of the government!
    Great book!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Reality at its best"

    Great book, there was a moment where I wanted to stop... too much reality for me, but I kept on listening the book.
    I loved how senator Elizabeth Warren exposes the lobbyists in Washington, I have heard of them but had no clue on who they work.
    I recommend this book to any one that wants to have an understanding of our current political situation here in America.

    Peter Vasquez.
    I immigrated to this country 25 years ago.
    Proud Mexican-American.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rich Tanguy Arkansas 06-20-17
    Rich Tanguy Arkansas 06-20-17 Member Since 2017

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    "one of the better books by a politician."

    Books by politicians are like watching the infomercial channel. Igive it 4 stars because the standard is low; it's just all marketing. But the message in this book was persuasive and we'll delivered with much to think about later. My time was well spent. I recommend this book for that reason.

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 05-11-17
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 05-11-17 Member Since 2017

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "A Call to Action"

    As a law professor and a Senator, Elizabeth Warren has proven to be a fighter for the middle class. Her new book is a tough mined book but is only a partial blueprint for progressive political revival. It is more of a wake-up call to action. She acknowledges the Democratic Party failed to step up and fight in the past. The book is blunt and an impassioned plea to action.

    She names the names of government officials she claims serve industry rather than the American people. Warren states that big business and the extremely wealthy have ruled for the past 35 years, and it is time to change their destruction of the middle class. She states that government invested in the middle class from 1935 to 1980 after that the government reduced its spending on education, infrastructure and basic research. She discusses the recent fight over raising the minimum wage and the reduction of worker safety regulations. Warren lays out the step by step decline of the middle class over the past 30 years but also outlines action to improve the situation.

    Unless you are a billionaire, I suggest the reader put on hold their personal viewpoints and prejudices and read the book with an open mind.

    The book is almost eleven hours long. Elizabeth Warren does an excellent job narrating the book.

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    Angelique 05-31-17
    Angelique 05-31-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Warren/Sanders 2020 ;-)"

    This should be required reading for all Americans! If you want to be truly enlightened about the state of the nation....Warren gives us a look behind the scenes and exposes our government and big business.

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    Samuel G. 05-12-17
    Samuel G. 05-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great read for knowledge and inside perspective!"

    If you are looking to learn about how the us govt. really works and its impact on its citizens this is a great read. Warren is a great story teller and her purpose is crystal clear!

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    Patrick Turner 06-24-17
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    "Informative and motivating"

    Senator Warren gives us a great background of where we've been, where we are, and what we can do right now to save the middle class. Our democracy depends upon a vibrant middle class which is under attack from many angles. You will be motivated to act.

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    CHS 06-22-17
    CHS 06-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent political commentary"

    Loved this book. At times difficult and depressing to listen to but her fighting spirit was infectious! I learned so much about how and where money plays a role in our politics and the history of our economy. The pattern of prosperity and depression was put into context and why we need regulations to protect the middle class. Highly recommend!

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    Thomas H. 06-21-17
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    "Informative and unspiring"

    Senator Warren makes an excellent case for why we need to work for positive change to ensure democracy and help ordinary people.

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    Douglas Mayo Greenfild, MA United States 06-21-17
    Douglas Mayo Greenfild, MA United States 06-21-17 Member Since 2014
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    "a bit disappointing"

    i am a big Senator Warren fan but i thought book was short on new solutions.

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