by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Author)
- Publisher : Headline Book Publishing
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 576 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0747255156
- ISBN-13 : 9780747255154
- Item Weight : 1 kg 30 g
- Dimensions : 16.2 x 24.2 x 5.2 cm
Hillary Clinton’s memoir focuses on her eight years at the White House – what she lived through, how she felt about her experiences then and now, why she made the choices she did – in short, a very personal book. She talks about all the political events and highlights and about Bill Clinton’s impeachment. She feels it is time to put the record straight on many issues on which she has not been able to speak out. The book covers her principal areas of interest such as the welfare of children, the status of women internationally and social justice. This is a woman whose steely resolve and intelligence proved the bedrock of her husband’s presidency and whose courage when he let her down impressed women everywhere. Her determination to succeed in her own right provides a powerful role model.
3.8 rating based on 33,318 ratings (all editions)
A surprisingly engaging and, at points, even compelling book...Clinton provides enough of a peek behind the curtain to keep the pages turning and presents intriguing new details on her role in shaping the policies of her husband's presidency.
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. Living History 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.
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.
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, Living History 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.