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Bill Clinton
     

Bill Clinton

by Michael Kelly
 

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Presents a biography of the forty-second president, who survived a difficult childhood with an abusive stepfather to become the youngest governor of Arkansas and serve two terms as American president.

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Presents a biography of the forty-second president, who survived a difficult childhood with an abusive stepfather to become the youngest governor of Arkansas and serve two terms as American president.

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Gr 6 Up--This biography of the 42nd president details his difficult childhood, specifically adversities such as the death of his father before he was born and an abusive, alcoholic stepfather. The focus, however, is on Bill Clinton the politician--a career that has included wins, defeats, and surprising comebacks. Throughout the book, Kelly emphasizes the important role Hillary Rodham Clinton has played in her husband's success. The author provides a good balance between coverage of Clinton's achievements and problems. The scandals that have marred Clinton's presidency are considered, including the possibility of impeachment proceedings "if the [Lewinsky] story could be proved." Kelly follows the incidents through April 1, 1998. A useful book for reports.--Carolyn Angus, The Claremont Graduate School, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791047019
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Series:
Overcoming Adversity Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
1320L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 15 Years

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