Biography

Helene Cooper

Helene Cooper is the Pulitzer Prize-winning Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times, having previously served as White House Correspondent, diplomatic correspondent, and the assistant editorial page editor. Prior to moving to the Times, Helene spent 12 years as a reporter and foreign correspondent at The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of the bestselling memoir THE HOUSE AT SUGAR BEACH (Simon & Schuster, 2008). She was born in Monrovia, Liberia, and lives in the Washington, DC area.

Helene Cooper

Books by Helene Cooper

by Helene Cooper - Biography, Nonfiction

When Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the 2005 Liberian presidential election, she demolished a barrier few thought possible, obliterating centuries of patriarchal rule to become the first female elected head of state in Africa’s history. MADAME PRESIDENT is the inspiring, often heartbreaking story of Sirleaf’s evolution from an ordinary Liberian mother of four boys to international banking executive, from a victim of domestic violence to a political icon, from a post-war president to a Nobel Peace Prize winner.