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The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She'll Go to Become President [Kindle Edition]

Edward Klein
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Book Description

Hillary Rodham Clinton is the most polarizing figure in American politics. Love her or hate her, everyone has a strong opinion about the former first lady turned senator who is almost certainly going to run for president in 2008. Despite more than a dozen years in the national spotlight and more than a dozen unauthorized books about her, she has managed to keep many secrets from the public especially about her turbulent marriage and its impact on her career. There have been plenty of rumors about what Hillary and Bill Clinton did behind closed doors, but never a definitive book that exposes the truth.

Bestselling author Edward Klein draws on rare access to inside sources to reveal what Hillary knew and when she knew it during her years as first lady, especially during her husband’s impeachment. Klein’s book, embargoed until publication, will break news about the choices and calculations she has made over the years. It will also prove that she lied to America in her bestselling autobiography Living History.

When she was just a little girl, Hillary Rodham dreamed of becoming the first female president, and her lifelong dream is almost within reach. But just as the swift boat veterans convinced millions of voters that John Kerry lacked the character to be president, Klein’s book will influence everyone who is sizing up the character of Hillary Clinton.

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Reading this book-instead of just the pre-pub discussion around it-makes one thing perfectly clear: it will not, as has been hoped or feared, do for any Clinton presidential campaign what Unfit For Command did for the Kerry one. This clip & paste job by a former editor of the New York Times magazine is unlikely to change a single mind, let alone vote-to paraphrase the political commentator, conservative Tucker Carlson, readers who already hate lightning-rod Clinton know why they hate her. Those who like her won't find their minds changed by any of the ersatz revelations in this ultimately uninteresting book. Klein, also the author of several books about the Kennedys, conducted some live interviews for this one, but he also borrowed liberally (pun intended) from dozens of published books and articles. What "news" he turns up is too minor to make even Entertainment Tonight: the former First Lady drinks decaffeinated coffee, likes to sleep late in the morning (unlike her early-riser husband) and is self conscious about her thick legs. Oh, and as a Wellesley student in the 1970s, she had lesbian friends and didn't shave her legs or underarms. Klein seems intent on rehashing the rehash in this too-boring-to-even-be-execrable title. While glossing over such provocative-and substantive-Clinton issues as Whitewater, Travel-gate and Vince Foster's suicide, he concentrates nearly half of his 250 pages on-you guessed it-Monica Lewinsky. His central point: Hillary wasn't surprised, as she wrote in her memoir Living History, by an early morning confession from Bill about Monica. She had in fact known about the president's chronic womanizing-and Monica specifically-for some time. Her "wronged wife" act was just that: spin to garner sympathy for her own political ends. It's certainly true that Hillary came through the Monica mess as a more sympathetic character to many voters, but I don't remember Clinton so much as cultivating a wronged wife image as having one thrust upon her by the media. And in any case, who cares? There's no doubt that the Lewinsky affair was embarrassing and hurtful to the then-First Lady; she neither created nor enjoyed it. Besides, who hasn't put a different face on painful personal behavior that somehow went public? Another of Klein's points is that Hillary is ambitious-and that in her quest for power, she has put off lots of people including, he says, the revered late New York senator, Daniel Patrick Moynihan and his campaign manager wife, Liz. (Moynihan's daughter has denied any problems in her parents' relationship with the senator.) Again, the word that comes to mind is "Duh." I'd be tempted to pull out that old saw about how if Clinton were a man, "ambitious" would be a compliment, but since she's a woman, it's a synonym for that word that rhymes with "rich." I'd do that, but that would be too Klein-ian of me: superficial, clichéd and gender obsessed. But maybe I'm wrong about one thing: perhaps The Truth will change some votes. After reading it, those who've been tepid about the senator might indeed rally around her. After all, Klein makes it clear that any time someone tries to humiliate her publicly, she somehow manages to come out on top. -Sara Nelson.
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From the Back Cover

"This is not a scandal book intended merely to gratify the reader’s salacious interests. Instead, Mr. Klein has written a serious political and psychological biography of the most likely next Democratic nominee for president—and thus, quite plausibly I fear, the next president of the United States."
—Tony Blankley, The Washington Times

"We’ve already seen what [the media] are willing to do to protect Hillary Clinton. They trashed a perfectly respectable, though highly critical, biography of Hillary by veteran newsman Ed Klein."
—Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard

"The press is not curious about what Klein is saying. They are circling the wagons, trying to defend Hillary."
—Rush Limbaugh

"I’ve never in the history of this program had more demands to cancel a guest."
—Sean Hannity

Product Details

  • File Size: 454 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Sentinel (June 21, 2005)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,069 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She is worse than I thought!!! May 3, 2013
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This is not for Hillary lovers. Her quest for power is unbelievable. I knew she was a liar, but a pathological liar. She never had motherhood skills. She has known about Bill and his girls from the very beginning. For better polling, she plays the victim, when she knew of every affair Bill ever had. If every voter read this book, she would never get elected to the Presidency. She is clearly a dirt bag.

Update 8/25/2013

She now admits to having a lot of baggage. She will not however, admit to the complicity in the Benghazi incident. I think she belongs in jail. She said during a Senate hearing, "what difference does it make?" The difference it makes is that she may very well be culpable for her lack of responsibility during the incident. She also allowed the sex scandals in the State Department on her watch but says nothing about it. Perhaps she is a good lawyer but not a good citizen and therefore would not make a good President. What did she really accomplish as Secretary of State? What happened to her health plan when her husband was President? Has she ever really done anything to help this country in any way?
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99 of 117 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than anticipated July 19, 2005
I've heard alot about this book - mainly about how poorly written, how factually inaccurate and how malicious it was. That surprised me because I know that Ed Klein is not some conservative nutjob. He is in fact a product of The New York Times and other established media. So my curiosity was raised.. and I read the book for myself.

What I found is a well-written, easy read, and most importantly a reasoned and documented discussion of the women who may well be our next president. Unlike some other reviews, I find it important to know about the personal characteristics of one who would be president. I felt it was important to know whether George W. Bush neglected his duty in the Air National Guard, and I felt it was important to know whether John Kerry lied about or fabricated his Vietnam experiences. So I feel it's also important to know what Hillary's core values are, how she developed those beliefs, how she applied those beliefs and how she's adjusted those beliefs. This book gives some of the best insight into those questions.

Klein does not appear to be on some kind of political rant, nor does his background suggest it. It is clear that he's found some disturbing elements of Hillary's background (both politcal and personal) and is highlighting them. That is a worthy and necessary job.

That Hillary's people don't like what he's written is understandable. The lengths that they've gone to discredit and destroy the author is not. But that is another part of Hillary's disturbing elements.

Read the book for yourself. I'm not sure if Hillary's people have.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't believe my eyes November 26, 2007
If all you got out of this book is that Hillary didn't shave her legs and was concerned about her weight, then you need to read the book again.

More important to absorb was how much of a disgusting, integrity-lacking weasel Hillary is. Even to the point that she tried to bullishly pressure another woman into not going public when that woman had been raped by the (then) Governor - all because it could mean an end to both Bill's <therefore> her ambitions for power.

I believe the author's purpose in detailing Hillary's lack of hygiene, choice in associates, and hardcore/self-deserving attitude was to explain that they were (are) assoicated tell-tale signs/symptoms of a greater evil plaguing the former First Lady.
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37 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truth About Hillary August 2, 2005
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If the author has been blackballed from the Mainstream (Clinton) media, which includes Network TV, and the print media, which he certainly was, and his book is slated to appear on the NY Times Bestseller list for the fifth straight week, imagine the outpouring of interest this book would receive if it just enjoyed normal reviews.

My feelings and beliefs about HRC have been more than substantiated as I read this thoroughly proofessional expose. She may be considered to be smart, but I can't remember hearing praises for her good character and just plain honesty. It also is embarassing that we have the NY Times downplaying Ed Kleins novel while it is enjoying its rightful place on the best seller list in that very same paper, and that they have the nerve to claim they represent the American people.

In my opinion, Mr. Klein deserves high praises for this courageous portrayal of the truth about Hillary, when he knew he would be landslided by the Clinton media machine.
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43 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hillary pilloried, rightly so August 1, 2005
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This is the true story of half of the Clinton crookedness that has been apparent for years, but has been successfully submerged by their machine.

This is an excellent book, written by a well regarded author. Mainstream media attempts to discredit him, and it is apparent they are sadly "in the pocket" or at least on the side of, the Clinton machine.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SHE May 2, 2008
When the impostor psychologist Dr Greta Penterschloss counsels Gomez and Morticia in the first Addams Family movie, she ensnares them by using the word "displacement." Mr & Mrs Addams eagerly enquire as to whether the condition is unpleasant. "Deeply," the good doctor replies, to their delight. So it is with this book - it is deeply unpleasant, but at the same time as absorbing as Harry Potter.

The unpleasantness is already evident on page one in the Prologue where Monica Lewinsky reminisces about an encounter at Radio City Music Hall in August 1996. From there it's downhill all the way.

Part One: The Big Girl, deals mainly with the revelation of the Lewinsky scandal whilst listing the others, like the cattle-futures windfall, Gennifer Flowers, the health-care debacle, travel office purge, purloined FBI files, the renting of the Lincoln Bedroom and the missing Rose Law Firm files.

Part Two: The Book Of Life, looks at Hillary's childhood, her school years, her first loves, her time at Wellesley College, her internship for a liberal Republican in Washington, Yale Law School, the meeting with Bill and the romance (if it can be called thus), her role in the impeachment of President Nixon, her move to Arkansas, the wedding in 1975 and the politics up to 1982.

Part Three: The White House Years, deals extensively with the running of the White House, the Bimbo problem and how Hillary handled it, her coven of close aides and supporters, the health care fiasco, the Ken Starr investigation and how she successfully played "the wronged woman.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very easy and keeps you interested
Very well written and flows as you read it, very easy and keeps you interested, hard to put down.
Published 25 days ago by Ben Granado
3.0 out of 5 stars How far will this woman will go to get power ...
How far will this woman will go to get power? Just another progressive that would not know the truth if it hit her in the face
Published 1 month ago by Sheryl Sulpizio
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by afm
5.0 out of 5 stars Good incite
A good incite into a manipulative, calculating woman. Don't trust her as far as I could throw her. Glad I read this.
Published 1 month ago by Kathleen Manning
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good book.
Published 2 months ago by Janell Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars Tells it like it is
Tells it like it is. I just hope books like this make a make an comeback, are easily a comeback the American voteres all will read them before the next election.. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Pat in Hot Springs
5.0 out of 5 stars She might have a tough time convincing the public that she is the best...
It is surprising what the truth reveals about Hillary. She might have a tough time convincing the public that she is the best candidate for the presidency.
Published 2 months ago by Bruce W. Bock
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Great book, more people need to know about the real Hillary
Published 3 months ago by craig
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book, well written, glad I read it
Published 3 months ago by WJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very well written. I hope anyone who is thinking of voting for this woman will read this book.
Published 3 months ago by Ulysses B.
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More crap from the right-wingers trying to suppress democracy...
I read it more than 2 pages and found it sobering. Even before I read this book I knew there was something wrong about Hilary. She is one cold fish.
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