"This well-documented biography is a tribute to [Jordan] and a gift to those who honor the ideals for which she stood."
"Splendid…an inspiring account of Barbara Jordan’s remarkable life."
–The New York Times Book Review
"[A] thoughtful biography of a one-of-a-kind twentieth-century figure."
"The new Jordan biography-like its subject-commands respect."
"A reverent portrait that observes…the dignity, precision, oratorical gifts, discipline and self-sufficiency that defined Barbara Jordan."
"[A] splendid new biography."
–San Antonio Express-News
"Impressive…a major work…Jordan emerges from the page with an immediacy that leaves one with a new sense of loss over her death. "
–The Women’s Review of Books