American Evita: Hillary Clinton's Path to Power
Harper Collins, Jul 6, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 292 pages
"I don't quit. I keep going."
She is, quite simply, the most famous, most complex, most loved/hated/admired/reviled woman -- perhaps person -- in America. And, whether she fulfills her life's ambition or not, she can already lay claim to being the first woman ever considered a serious contender for the presidency.
From the beginning, there have been the inevitable comparisons to Argentina's legendary Eva Perón. Sex, power, money, lies, scandal, tragedy, and betrayal were the things that defined the lives of both women. Yet most of what we know about Hillary Rodham Clinton is seen in the context of her tumultuous marriage to the 42nd President. Now a power in the Senate, Hillary waits for the right moment to make her own run for the White House.
In the style of his #l New York Times bestsellers The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died, as well as Jack and Jackie, Jackie After Jack, George and Laura and Sweet Caroline, Christopher Andersen draws on important sources -- many speaking here for the first time -- to paint a startling portrait of America's most controversial woman. Among the revelations:
Whatever the ultimate judgment of history, the ongoing saga of Hillary Clinton's inexorable rise to power continues to stir passions, and to make her the American Evita.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ennie - LibraryThing
Published in 2004, this was not very flattering to Hillary. Several days after finishing, the things that stick in my mind are: 1) The student-era dark-haired Hillary who wore large glasses allegedly ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Yoshikawa - LibraryThing
Get to know Hillary Clinton and some of the things that have happened in her past, present, and what she will want to do once she becomes president. I found this book very chilling and astonishing. A must read for anyone who plans on thinking about Hillary for any election... or not. Read full review