Hillary Clinton

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Women leaders of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have powerfully influenced the course of major political events and have spearheaded social change on an international scale. Some women were elected to public office and others were appointed to key positions in government. Some were leaders who served in the private sector. All were products of their times and made an indelible mark on those times.

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Overview

Women leaders of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have powerfully influenced the course of major political events and have spearheaded social change on an international scale. Some women were elected to public office and others were appointed to key positions in government. Some were leaders who served in the private sector. All were products of their times and made an indelible mark on those times.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kris Sauer
There is a popular quote by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich which says, "Well-behaved women rarely make history." While one might argue the meaning of "well-behaved," it is true that powerful women have rarely done so without creating some controversy among their peers. In this, Hillary Clinton is like many others. At times both reviled and loved, she has spent the better part of her adult life in the public eye. First a student leader at Wellesley and then a successful young lawyer in her own right, she came to public attention as the controversial spouse of President Bill Clinton. Her efforts to have a leading policy role during his presidency led to criticism in many quarters, while her tolerance for her husband's continual indiscretions created derision in others. After her husband's retirement from office she successfully won a seat to the U.S. Senate where she set about being a hard-working policymaker who quickly won accolades from both sides of the aisle. This ability to reinvent herself led to her historic role as a leading Democratic candidate in the 2008 presidential election. Although she lost the nomination, she later became Secretary of State under her former rival, President Barack Obama. Here she has continued to excel, proving yet again, that while the glass ceiling has not yet shattered, she is to be credited for putting "18 million cracks in it." Part of the six-title "Leading Women" series, this book provides an even-handed look at the trials and tribulations of this accomplished woman. Side bars throughout help explain background issues central to understanding the issues at hand, a timeline aids in summarizing key moments, source notes detail the author's resources, and a bibliography provides middle and high school readers with additional information in which to find out more. A highly recommend resource. Reviewer: Kris Sauer
School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 7 Up—This information-rich series profiles women of cultural importance in a clear and engaging manner. Shining a light on a diverse group of history makers who do not necessarily get a lot of mainstream attention, the books detail their subjects' childhoods, education, accomplishments, honors, etc., while also giving historical context. The titles ultimately underscore the power that women can have in the world. The narratives, which are broken down into chapters and subheadings, flow well. Text boxes with pull quotations, sidebars, and captioned photos-some color, some black and white-supplement the books. While the text-dense series might not be ideal for reluctant readers, students who doing reports will benefit from having access to it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761449546
  • Publisher: Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Leading Women Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction The Making of Hillary Rodham Clinton 4

Chapter 1 Young Hillary 6

Chapter 2 Building a Future 16

Chapter 3 The Governor's Wife 28

Chapter 4 The National Campaign 36

Chapter 5 First Lady of the United States 44

Chapter 6 Surviving Bill's Impeachment 58

Chapter 7 Senator Clinton 68

Chapter 8 Eighteen Million Cracks in the Glass Ceiling 78

Chapter 9 Madame Secretary 92

Timeline 102

Source notes 104

Further Information 108

Bibliography 109

Index 110

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