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The Clintons: Their Story in Photographs
     

The Clintons: Their Story in Photographs

by David Elliot Cohen
 
The newest addition to the acclaimed Story in Photographs series illuminates the history of perhaps the most dynamic political couple on the planet: Bill and Hillary Clinton.
 
The Clintons takes a fascinating look, through words and more than 220 images, at Bill's and Hillary's early lives, their personal and professional relationship,

Overview

The newest addition to the acclaimed Story in Photographs series illuminates the history of perhaps the most dynamic political couple on the planet: Bill and Hillary Clinton.
 
The Clintons takes a fascinating look, through words and more than 220 images, at Bill's and Hillary's early lives, their personal and professional relationship, and their tumultuous but ultimately successful marriage. It examines Bill's difficult childhood and Hillary's evolution from Republican to Democrat; the couple's life in Arkansas when Bill was the nation's youngest governor and Hillary a corporate lawyer; the White House years when Bill balanced the budget and Hillary redefined the role of First Lady, and they weathered an impeachment scandal; and, finally, Hillary's run for president and her achievements as Secretary of State. This lavish volume features an artful combination of iconic images, rare photographs, insightful captions, notable speeches, and poignant quotes, as well as a foreword by Hardball host and John F. Kennedy biographer Chris Matthews.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In the latest from bestselling author/editor Cohen (Obama: The Historic Front Pages), ample accompanying text retells the Clintons’ biographies before, during, and after their White House years, with fine portraits and tellingly candid moments from their political and personal lives. With a foreword by Hardball host Chris Matthews, this commemorative book’s primary appeal is the way it underscores the Clintons as photographic subjects and portrays their marriage across the decades. As expected, the 42nd president makes a charismatic, emotionally transparent portrait. In one image, Clinton watches with characteristic relish as Al Gore argues successfully on CNN against Ross Perot. Elsewhere, the grin he trades with longtime foe Newt Gingrich belies a clear zest for their struggle. From the beginning, Hillary shows rare strength and ease as a woman amid the most powerful company in Washington, relaxed in front of the camera, and clearly enjoying the spotlight. A talented nonverbal communicator, the current secretary of state has been photographed in all manner of tense and awkward situations: shooting a heavy glance, betraying the stress of a tense moment, or grinning with an infectious exuberance, yet despite the strains of her marriage and life, she always appears poised and centered. 220 photos. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402787881
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
736,054
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

International bestselling author/editor David Elliot Cohen has created more than thirty illustrated books that have collectively sold nearly six million copies. Most were in the popular Day in the Life and America 24/7 series. Four, including A Day in the Life of the Soviet Union and America 24/7, have been New York Times bestsellers. Cohen has been profiled in almost every major periodical and many TV news programs. His books have appeared on the covers of Time and Newsweek. His recent books include William & Catherine: Their Romance and Royal Wedding in Photographs, and Nelson Mandela: A Life in Photographs. He lives in Marin County, CA.
 
Chris Matthews is anchor of MSNBC's Hardball and The Chris Matthews Show. Matthews was a speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter and a top aide to longtime Democratic Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill. He has authored six books, including Kennedy and Nixon, Life's a Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success, and the 2011 New York Times bestseller Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.

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