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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.
This book was published in 2003. Much has happened in the world of Hillary Clinton since including her Senate term, her unsucccessful run for the Democratic nomination for the... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Shalom Freedman
Even though I am personally not a fan of Clinton I wanted to understand her perspective and thoughts about different things. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Landyn Brune
This was a very interesting insight into the life of a woman I had always considered aloof and distant. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Diane
Excellent book and it arrived as the book vendor described it.Published 1 month ago by COLORO FARMS
Hillary Rodham Clinton is a fascinating and talented author. As she tells the story of her romance with Bill and their years in politics one becomes so wrapped in the details. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RE Krause