Living History, Paperback
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One of the most intelligent and influential women in America reflects on her eight years as First Lady of the United States in a revealing book -personal, political and newsmaking.

During her husband's two administrations, Hillary Rodham Clinton redefined the position of First Lady.

How this intensely private woman not only survived but prevailed is the dramatic tale of her book.

Hillary Clinton shares the untold story of her White House years and recalls the challenging process by which she came to define herself as a wife, a mother, and a formidable politician in her own right.

Mrs Clinton was the first First Lady who played a direct role in shaping domestic policy; she was an unofficial ambassador for human rights and democracy around the world; and she helped save the Presidency during the impeachment crisis.




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This book was much better than I expected. I read Bill's first and his was interesting, yet insanely long winded. Fortunately, Hillary's was a much easier go. I truly did learn a lot about her time in the White House and it was nice to hear her side of the story from a first person point of view, since the media villianized her so badly in the past (and still often does). Of course, it's a memior so it's 99.9% flattering, but people who criticize memiors for that should think twice - would you say bad things about yourself in your autobiography? I doubt it. Reading this book left me with a lot of respect for this woman, even if I don't agree with her on the issues all the time. But then again - who does? We all have our differing opinions and finding a 100% match is rare, and not just with our elected representatives. Overall, this was a great read - even if her constant comparisons of herself to Ms. Roosevelt were a little offputting after a while. I'd read it again.

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