HISTORIAN, AUTHOR, JOURNALIST
AUTHOR, GILDED SUFFRAGISTS
Will address the Republican Women’s Federal Forum
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Capitol Hill Club
300 First Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.
11:30 – Reception & Check In
12:00 – Luncheon
12:30 – Dr. Johanna Neuman followed by book signing
Books may be purchased at Amazon.com or your favorite retailer
Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for the Right to Vote
Reservations must be received by December 7, 2017
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Johanna Neuman, Author
Johanna Neuman is an author, a historian and an award-winning journalist. After
a career as a newspaper reporter, covering the White House, State Department
and Congress for USA Today and the Los Angeles Times’ Washington bureau,
she returned to the academe. Now a PhD in history, she is combining in her
books the love of narrative storytelling she learned as a journalist and the skills of
archival research she acquired as a historian.
She came to Washington as a one-woman bureau representing the Jackson
Clarion-Ledger, reporting on a Mississippi congressional delegation that included John C. Stennis and Trent Lott. Her coverage won her a Nieman fellowship to Harvard, where she studied the psychology of political figures under Brendan Maher. By the time she returned to Washington one year later, the Clarion-Ledger had been sold to Gannett, and she found herself part of the nation’s largest newspaper company. Soon after launching USA Today, Gannett’s editors asked her to serve as that newspaper’s first White House reporter.
As White House correspondent, Johanna covered President Reagan’s second term, attending every summit between the president and Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Named president of the White House Correspondents Association, she campaigned for – and won – bylaws changes requiring election of board members instead of selection by a network of friends. After a year of covering George H. W. Bush’s presidency, she left to cover the State Department under James A. Baker III. In that role, she started musing about the interplay of diplomacy and the media, and took a leave to write her first book, Lights, Camera, War: Is Media Technology Driving International Politics? On returning to USA Today, she was named foreign editor,
overseeing the newspaper’s first foreign bureaus in London and Hong Kong. A few years later she was hired by the Los Angeles Times, her hometown paper, serving in its Washington bureau for 12 years as editor, writer and blogger.
In Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women’s Right To Vote, Johanna uncovered the identity and explored the motives of more than 200 of the nation’s most fashionable celebrities, chronicling their impact on the campaign to win women that most fundamental marker of citizenship – Women’s right to vote.
DR. NEUMAN'S BOOK, GILDED SUFFRAGISTS, IS AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON.COM, or CAN BE ORDERED FROM YOUR FAVORITE BOOKSTORE.