Living History

Living History

Audiobook CD - 2003
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2003
Edition: Abridged
ISBN: 9780743528344
0743528344
Branch Call Number: CD B CLI

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Living History is a side to Hillary Clinton I'm sure many of those older than me had seen, but I hadn't lived through any of the 'scandals' or the drama. This was a new side to Hillary for me, and it was a pleasure, albeit a painful one, to read. With every word I am reminded of how the country r... Read More »


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pattyloucor67
Jul 15, 2014

I really enjoyed hearing this book, read by the author. Hillary Clinton is a formidable woman, yet she has a tender heart,empathy, and all the other emotions that make her every woman. One of her best friends in Chicago was my former neighbor, and Hillary spoke at my daughter's high school graduation. Her honesty in the chapters of this book, especially about her daughter leaving for college, her first night in the White House, and the whole debacle that was the Lewinsky affair, touched my heart. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

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haploU5
May 13, 2012

Not a big fan of autobiographies, I found myself tempted to pick this one up only because of the recent rumours that Hilary may run in the 2016 presidential race. The audiobook is appealingly narrated by the former first lady herself. It covers the major events of her life from birth to her inauguration as a New York State senator. Events covered include Whitewater, Rwanda, the Lewinsky debacle and the numerous, devious and unrelenting plots by the republican party to try and topple her husband.
I was not previously aware of the enormous efforts Hilary Clinton spent in brining attention to the lack of women’s and children’s rights around the world. I learned about micro loans and the difference they can make in poor, oppressed cultures. An interesting read told by an interesting, intelligent and compassionate person.

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