Living History

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 19, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 567 pages
Author of the Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller What Happened

The Phenomenal #1 Worldwide Bestseller—With a New Afterword
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.
 

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Excellent book to read during this election season. Shows the human side of Hillary. It matches nicely with what I have gathered about her over the years from the news. She is a dedicated public servant who should make an excellent president. Read full review

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I really enjoyed this book especially since it was read by Hillary. I totally forgot about all the investigations and it was interesting to hear what she had to say about things. You can hear in her ... Read full review

Contents

University of Life
16
Yale
44
Arkansas Traveler
62
Little Rock
76
Campaign Odyssey
101
Inauguration
117
East Wing West Wing
130
Health Care
143
Oklahoma City
287
Shutdown
311
A Time to Speak
325
War Zones 338 War Zones
353
Second Term
378
Into Africa
397
Third Way
422
Soldiering On
439

The End of Something
156
The Delivery Room
182
Independent Counsel
211
DDay
228
Midterm Break
243
Conversations with Eleanor
258
August 1998
464
Waiting for Grace
484
New York
508
Afterword
529
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Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first woman in US history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. She served as the 67th Secretary of State after nearly four decades in public service advocating on behalf of children and families as an attorney, First Lady, and US Senator. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and author of seven previous books, all published by Simon & Schuster.

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