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Living History
Living History
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Phenomenal #1 Worldwide Bestseller — WITH A NEW AFTERWORD — 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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743222259
ISBN-10: 0743222253
Publication Date: 4/2004
Pages: 592
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 14
Very interesting story. This is more or less a chronological journal up through her eight years in the White House. The first couple of chapters tell about Hillary's upbringing in a Republican family in Chicago and her college years when she had realized Democratic views were more in line with her personal ideals. Her character was developed under the upbringing of strongly-principled parents in a time full of opportunities for middle-class America and for women.

Hillary Rodham Clinton's character has only been made stronger by the various personal and political hurdles she and Bill Clinton overcame during his time as President. It appears the purpose of the book was to recognize and thank every person who ever touched her life. And considering her pro-active attitude toward every cause she deemed worthy, the names dropped are seemingly numerous as the stars! I will admit to skimming through certain sections that were more of a factual historical accounting than an insight to the lady. Though Hillary does inject humor and share enough personal stories to keep the book fairly interesting. I was moved to tears more than once.

It is interesting to read of the Monica Lewinsky scandal and Hillary's thought processes through the ordeal. Her steely backbone is evident in how she chose to handle this disappointing event and shows that she can rise above acting on emotions when it is necessary.

This story convinces the reader that Hillary Rodham Clinton is an extremely strong person on her own. She reveals Bill Clinton to be very strong and persuasive, also. Hillary invokes the feeling that their marraige is a partnership where they are politically like-minded and support each others' goals.

On a personal note, I must add that I am conservative and still do not agree with Hillary Rodham Clinton's political views, but now respect her as a person with an extremely strong character.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a good read..I enjoyed hearing about her childhood..My she is a feisty lady!
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Helpful Score: 2
Autobiography of Hillary Clinton that comes along at an appropriate time. She is a woman with a broad outlook and a lot of useful experience.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellant story of a woman who has a tremendous impact on history- a interesting read .
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Helpful Score: 1
excellent incite into our next president's life in the whitehouse. The Clinton's met with many leaders throughtout the world and were beloved esp in Ireland where peace was negotiated.
A good read.
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