Hillary Rodham Clinton: Secretary of State

Overview

As USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Hillary Clinton brings "global star power, a long-standing commitment to improving the status of women and children around the world, and muscular promises of military action when U.S. interests are crossed" to her job as the nation's secretary of state. She's earned this praise during more than thirty years in the public spotlight, as First Lady of Arkansas, as First Lady of the United States, and as the junior senator from New York. She also broke ground in ...

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Overview

As USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Hillary Clinton brings "global star power, a long-standing commitment to improving the status of women and children around the world, and muscular promises of military action when U.S. interests are crossed" to her job as the nation's secretary of state. She's earned this praise during more than thirty years in the public spotlight, as First Lady of Arkansas, as First Lady of the United States, and as the junior senator from New York. She also broke ground in 2008 as the nation's first truly viable female presidential candidate, winning the support of nearly 18 million primary voters. Raised in a middle-class family, Clinton set up antiwar demonstrations during her college years and later worked as a lawyer for the Children's Defense Fund. Her marriage to former U.S. president and Arkansas governor Bill Clinton brought her good and bad publicity, as well as the chance to meet world leaders and travel the country. Her stint in the U.S. Senate cemented her reputation as a smart and hard-working politician. Her varied experiences will serve her well as she navigates global trouble spots.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761351221
  • Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (CT)
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Series: USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1090L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

JoAnn Bren Guernsey has published three young adult novels and coauthored a mystery series dealing with environmental issues. Her published nonfiction topics include teen pregnancy, rape, missing children, animal rights, and a Lerner Publishing Group biography of Hillary Clinton. She has also written a book on abortion for Lerner's Pro/Con series. Ms. Guernsey is an active member in the Society of Children's Book Writers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction A New Job 4

Chapter 1 A Young Activist 9

Chapter 2 An Explosion of Ideas 18

Chapter 3 From Yale to Arkansas 28

Chapter 4 First Lady of Arkansas 36

Chapter 5 "The Race Is On" 44

Chapter 6 Woman in the West Wing 52

Chapter 7 "This Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy" 66

Chapter 8 Senator Clinton 76

Chapter 9 A Challenging Race 90

Source Notes 107

Selected Bibliography 108

Further Reading and Websites 109

Index 110

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