Living History

Hillary Rodham Clinton
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.


Reviewed: 2016-05-30

A very good read. Gives valuable insights into the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton and her time in the white house as the First Lady. Although somewhat biased, which must be expected; the book provides a deeper understanding of the world through Clinton's perspective. The book provides many answers to the very questions that are currently being discussed surrounding Clinton's bid for the presidency in 2016, such as; her qualifications to lead, dedication to increasing the rights of women, belief in access to healthcare, childcare, family values, gay marriage, and more. My biggest critique of the book is the poor editing style. The book jumps around a bit too much, and does misses opportunities to go deeper into content that would provide important information. The book also has a number of grammatical and syntactic errors than can be somewhat distracting at time. Overall, a very good read if you can get past some stylistic errors.

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