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Beginning with a brief outline of her childhood, college years, introduction to politics, and her courtship with Bill Clinton, Clinton covers a wide variety of topics: life on the campaign trail, her troubled tenure as leader of the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform, meeting with foreign leaders, and her work on human rights, to name a few. By necessity, she also addresses the various scandals that plagued the administration, from Travelgate to Whitewater to impeachment, though she does not go into great detail about each one; rather, she seems content to simply state her case and move on without trying to settle too many old scores.
Along the way, she offers many apologies, though perhaps not the kind some would expect. She does not shy away from her "vast right-wing conspiracy" comment, for instance, though she does wish that she had expressed herself differently. Regarding the Monica Lewinsky scandal, she maintains that her husband initially lied to her, as he did the rest of the country, and did not come clean until two days prior to his grand jury testimony. Calling his betrayal "the most devastating, shocking and hurtful experience of my life," she explains what the aftermath was like personally and why she has elected to stand by her man. In all, Living History is an informative book that goes a long way toward humanizing one of the most recognizable, and controversial, women of our age. Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
No more Clintons. Eight years of the Hollywood Clintons and their daily lies was too much for me. They will never be able to clean Bill's stain from the Oval Office. Read morePublished 2 days ago by P. Smith
Could have been a little more descriptive about the damage to the book. It was more than just a few bent corners/spine.Published 20 days ago by Jessica Hickey
And again checking the reviews nothing but mumble jumble political views instead of true review of the product!!! Anyone trolling out there???Published 26 days ago by Hector Rivera
She was pretty thorough about her life and I feel I obtained a perspective from her life.Published 28 days ago by Joy L Sayler
The book is great disappointment. Much of the details are public knowledge and little is analytical.Published 1 month ago by Raymond Hilal