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ISBN13: 9780743222242
ISBN10: 0743222245
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Publisher Comments:

The Phenomenal #1 Worldwide Bestseller andlt;BRandgt; WITH A NEW AFTERWORD andlt;BRandgt; Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yet few beyond her close friends and family have ever heard her account of her extraordinary journey. She writes with candor, humor and passion about her upbringing in suburban, middle-class America in the 1950s and her transformation from Goldwater Girl to student activist to controversial First Lady. andlt;Iandgt;Living Historyandlt;/Iandgt; is her revealing memoir of life through the White House years. It is also her chronicle of living history with Bill Clinton, a thirty-year adventure in love and politics that survives personal betrayal, relentless partisan investigations and constant public scrutiny. andlt;BRandgt; Hillary Rodham Clinton came of age during a time of tumultuous social and political change in America. Like many women of her generation, she grew up with choices and opportunities unknown to her mother or grandmother. She charted her own course through unexplored terrain — responding to the changing times and her own internal compass — and became an emblem for some and a lightning rod for others. Wife, mother, lawyer, advocate and international icon, she has lived through America's great political wars, from Watergate to Whitewater. andlt;BRandgt; The only First Lady to play a major role in shaping domestic legislation, Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled tirelessly around the country to champion health care, expand economic and educational opportunity and promote the needs of children and families, and she crisscrossed the globe on behalf of women's rights, human rights and democracy. She redefined the position of First Lady and helped save the presidency from an unconstitutional, politically motivated impeachment. Intimate, powerful and inspiring, andlt;Iandgt;Living Historyandlt;/Iandgt; captures the essence of one of the most remarkable women of our time and the challenging process by which she came to define herself and find her own voice — as a woman and as a formidable figure in American politics.

Review:

"Within the limitations of the genre, Clinton has produced a surprisingly engaging and, at points, even compelling book....[S]he provides enough of a peek behind the curtain to keep the pages turning." Ronald Brownstein, The Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Overall the book has the overprocessed taste of a stump speech, the calculated polish of a string of anecdotes to be delivered on a television chat show." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Review:

"Unlike the vast majority of its critics, I read Living History all the way through. Occasionally it was rough going, but it wasn't awful. As the Times complained, it is an odd mix — a coming-of-age story, a memoir, a self-help book, a political tract....My change of heart about Hillary isn't all about the book....But the book helped. It made me like and understand her better. Oh, and more important: It made me hope she runs for president. And I think a lot of her critics — especially her female critics — who read the book will feel the same way....Sometimes Living History reminded me of a Jane Austen novel hinged on an unreliable female narrator — you can't trust everything she says, and yet she's capable of growth and insight on her amazing journey." Joan Walsh, Salon.com

Review:

"Living History is a solidly written, personal account from a major player in one of this country's most politically contentious periods. It is an important part of the record." Tom Walker, The Denver Post

Review:

"[A] smart, well-crafted memoir....Clinton comes off as eminently human in Living History....[I]t's going to be hard for any but the most partisan to ignore her grace, and her mix of self-confidence and the insecurities that seem to burden us all." John Mark Eberhart, The Kansas City Star

Synopsis:

One of the most intelligent and influential women in America reflects on her eight years as First Lady of the United States in a revealing book that is personal, political, and news making. 32-pages of photos.

About the Author

Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate from New York in 2000 and is the author of Living History; An Invitation to the Whitehouse: At Home with History; and Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets.

Table of Contents

Contents

Author's Note

An American Story

University of Life

Class of '69

Yale

Bill Clinton

Arkansas Traveler

Little Rock

Campaign Odyssey

Inauguration

East Wing, West Wing

Health Care

The End of Something

Vince Foster

The Delivery Room

Whitewater

Independent Counsel

D-Day

Midterm Break

Conversations with Eleanor

Silence Is Not Spoken Here

Oklahoma City

Women's Rights Are Human Rights

Shutdown

A Time to Speak

War Zones

Prague Summer

Kitchen Table

Second Term

Into Africa

Vital Voices

Third Way

Soldiering On

Imagine the Future

August 1998

Impeachment

Waiting for Grace

Dare to Compete

New York

Acknowledgments

Key to Photographs

Index

What Our Readers Are Saying

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Cassandra Cleveland, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by Cassandra Cleveland)
I had a certain amount of respect for Hillary Clinton before I read her book, but afterwords I have realized I have not given the respect that is due. A surprisingly easy read that gives you a detailed account of her perspective.
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jws517, February 2, 2007 (view all comments by jws517)
As it is that time for candidates to start throwing their hats in the ring for President, I decided to see do some research of my own. I am enjoying getting to know a different side of Mrs. Clinton, a more personal side of her than what is shown on TV.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743222242
Author:
Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
Presidents' spouses
Subject:
Women legislators
Subject:
First Ladies
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Biography-First Ladies
Subject:
Biography-Political
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Series Volume:
108-37
Publication Date:
June 9, 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.20x6.44x1.30 in. 2.01 lbs.

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Product details 576 pages Simon Schuster Adult Publishing Group - English 9780743222242 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Within the limitations of the genre, Clinton has produced a surprisingly engaging and, at points, even compelling book....[S]he provides enough of a peek behind the curtain to keep the pages turning."
"Review" by , "Overall the book has the overprocessed taste of a stump speech, the calculated polish of a string of anecdotes to be delivered on a television chat show."
"Review" by , "Unlike the vast majority of its critics, I read Living History all the way through. Occasionally it was rough going, but it wasn't awful. As the Times complained, it is an odd mix — a coming-of-age story, a memoir, a self-help book, a political tract....My change of heart about Hillary isn't all about the book....But the book helped. It made me like and understand her better. Oh, and more important: It made me hope she runs for president. And I think a lot of her critics — especially her female critics — who read the book will feel the same way....Sometimes Living History reminded me of a Jane Austen novel hinged on an unreliable female narrator — you can't trust everything she says, and yet she's capable of growth and insight on her amazing journey."
"Review" by , "Living History is a solidly written, personal account from a major player in one of this country's most politically contentious periods. It is an important part of the record."
"Review" by , "[A] smart, well-crafted memoir....Clinton comes off as eminently human in Living History....[I]t's going to be hard for any but the most partisan to ignore her grace, and her mix of self-confidence and the insecurities that seem to burden us all."
"Synopsis" by , One of the most intelligent and influential women in America reflects on her eight years as First Lady of the United States in a revealing book that is personal, political, and news making. 32-pages of photos.
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