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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.
I am only 30% through the book, but I find it very interesting. I love learning about the females who are contributing in our history. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kathy Hall
Full of information I had not gotten from the media Gave me a much clearer perspective on how Hillary Rodham Clinton became the person she is today. Read morePublished 6 days ago by DeborahCGlasser
Hillary is always my favorite lady in my life...no matter what you say, I vote for her when she runs for presidency. I admire her, I respect her. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Thucuc Nguyen
This is an enlightening autobiography of a woman I always admired but didn't know much about. Now I wonder how Bill snagged her. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Sassy Gran
I am still working on this book and love the way Mrs. Clinton writes. Very interesting read.Published 28 days ago by A. Duhrkoop