P&P Live! Hadassah Lieberman — Hadassah: An American Story - with Ambassador Norman Eisen

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 6:00pm

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Born in Prague to Holocaust survivors, Hadassah Lieberman and her family immigrated in 1949 to the United States. She went on to earn a BA from Boston University in government and dramatics and an MA in international relations and American government from Northeastern University. She built a career devoted largely to public health that has included positions at Lehman Brothers, Pfizer, and the National Research Council. After her first marriage ended in divorce, she married Joe Lieberman, a US senator from Connecticut who was the Democratic nominee for vice president with Al Gore and would go on to run for president.

In Hadassah, Lieberman pens the compelling story of her extraordinary life: from her family's experience in Eastern Europe to their move to Gardner, Massachusetts; forging her career; experiencing divorce; and, following her remarriage, her life on the national political stage. By offering insight into her identity as an immigrant, an American Jew, a working woman, and a wife, mother, and grandmother, Lieberman's moving memoir speaks to many of the major issues of our time, from immigration to gender politics. Featuring an introduction by Joe Lieberman and an afterword by Megan McCain, it is a true American story.

Ambassador Norman Eisen (ret.) is a senior fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings and an expert on law, ethics, and anti-corruption. He most recently served as special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee from 2019 to 2020, including for the impeachment and trial of President Trump, and was a “critical force in building the case for impeachment” (Washington Post). His book about his service, A Case for the American People: The United States v. Donald J. Trump (Crown 2020), was praised as “tantalizing” (New York Times), “compelling,” (Washington Post), and as “an important piece of the historical record” (Mother Jones). Eisen is also the author of The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House (Crown 2018) and Democracy’s Defenders: U.S. Embassy Prague, The Fall of Communism in Czechoslovakia, and Its Aftermath (Brookings Institution Press 2020).


Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Hadassah: An American Story (HBI Series on Jewish Women) Cover Image
By Hadassah Lieberman, Joe Lieberman (Foreword by), Megan McCain (Afterword by), Joe Lieberman (Introduction by), Meghan Mccain (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781684580378
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Published: Brandeis University Press - March 18th, 2021

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