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Warren punches back with a familiar theme in upcoming book

“This Fight Is our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class,” written by Senator Elizabeth Warren, will be published in April.
“This Fight Is our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class,” written by Senator Elizabeth Warren, will be published in April.(Metropolitan Books via AP)

WASHINGTON — Wanna fight? Elizabeth Warren does.

Two years ago as the Massachusetts Democrat was mulling a presidential run she published a book called “A Fighting Chance.” It was autobiographical and chronicled a series of battles she waged on her road to becoming a US senator.

The words fight or fighting appeared in the volume more than 250 times.

Now, as presidential speculation continues to swirl around Warren, the fiery populist is coming out with another volume: “This Fight Is our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class.”

Set to be published on April 18 by Henry Holt and Company, the book’s promoters say it will trace the development of the middle class from the New Deal to the Trump administration. Warren will outline her ideas for how the government can better serve the middle class and weave in stories from her time in the Senate and the experiences of Americans who have struggled under the current economic policies.

The theme will certainly be familiar to Warren’s fans and enemies alike.

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“Washington works great for the rich and powerful who can hire armies of lawyers and lobbyists, but it is not working very well for everyone else,” Warren said in a statement about the book. “America’s once-solid middle class is on the ropes, and now Donald Trump and his administration seem determined to deliver the knock-out punch. At this perilous moment in our country’s history, it’s time to fight back—and I’m looking for more people to join me.”

Some of the book’s proceeds will be donated to food banks in Massachusetts, according to a news release announcing the book.

“Elizabeth Warren is a fighter whose most potent weapon is her ability to communicate—to let the world know about wrongs that she seeks to right,” Stephen Rubin, the president of the publishing company, said in a statement. “Her personal experience growing up in a working-class family, her deep knowledge of American’s middle class, and the urgency of her message about the country’s trajectory make this book especially timely and important.”

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Warren, the author of 10 books, published “A Fighting Chance” in 2014. The book was a New York Times bestseller.


Tyler Pager can be reached at tyler.pager@globe.com.