Living History

Living History

by Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yet few beyond her close friends and family have ever heard her account of her extraordinary journey. She writes with candor, humor and passion about her upbringing in suburban, middle-class America in the 1950s and her transformation from Goldwater Girl to student activist to controversial First Lady. Living History is her revealing memoir of life through the White House years. It is also her chronicle of living history with Bill Clinton, a thirty-year adventure in love and politics that survives personal betrayal, relentless partisan investigations and constant public scrutiny.

Hillary Rodham Clinton came of age during a time of tumultuous social and political change in America. Like many women of her generation, she grew up with choices and opportunities unknown to her mother or grandmother. She charted her own course through unexplored terrain -- responding to the changing times and her own internal compass -- and became an emblem for some and a lightning rod for others. Wife, mother, lawyer, advocate and international icon, she has lived through America's great political wars, from Watergate to Whitewater.

The only First Lady to play a major role in shaping domestic legislation, Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled tirelessly around the country to champion health care, expand economic and educational opportunity and promote the needs of children and families, and she crisscrossed the globe on behalf of women's rights, human rights and democracy. She redefined the position of First Lady and helped save the presidency from an unconstitutional, politically motivated impeachment. Intimate, powerful and inspiring, Living History captures the essence of one of the most remarkable women of our time and the challenging process by which she came to define herself and find her own voice -- as a woman and as a formidable figure in American politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442375543
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Edition description: Abridged
Sales rank: 642,501
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate from New York in 2000 and is the author of An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History; Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets and It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us. She lives in Chappaqua, New York.

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Living History 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 232 reviews.
Mel_Biagioli More than 1 year ago
I have admired Hillary Clinton for years. I was 17 years old when she became First Lady and felt great disappointment when she was unable to convince Congress to approve a universal health care plan for the United States. (I grew up a military child and knew that the free medical I received as a dependent was far better than what my cousins received...most of my aunts and uncles were factory workers.) Because of my age when the Clintons moved into the White House, I thought that I knew alot about her husband's presidency and her service as First Lady. Hearing this book (I ordered the CDs) made me realize just how much I didn't know and gave me a touching insight into her life and the trials she faced as First Lady. So much of their tenure as President and First Lady was eclipsed by events that occurred at the end of their administration. I was awed to hear all that happened and to learn how many personal trials they faced in addition to the normal stresses associated with their roles. I would recommend this book to both the Hillary fans and her critics. There is much more to Hillary Clinton than the confident and powerful woman she projects in the media. Hearing her story gave me new insight into that tumultuous period in U.S. History and a more profound respect for her as a woman, mother, wife, and politician.
Bookie007 More than 1 year ago
I adore Hillary Rodham Clinton ! This book is a look into the woman behind all the matter. Great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the forthcoming election, I thought a review of her autobiography deserved a review. The book contains a concise recap of events during the Clinton presidency from Hillary's standpoint. Although you do get a sense of the frustration the Clinton's lived through during that time period, I would have liked to learn more about the emotions this complex person encountered, as well as what makes Hillary tick. Nevertheless, Senator Clinton is an amazing lady . . . an example/role model for women in our country.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hillary Clinton is an amazing woman and she has my vote in 08
ValleyForge More than 1 year ago
This book was a wonderful and quick read. It gave a real inside look at the Clinton Administration and the depth of Hillary Clinton's personality. After reading this Hillary is more of a person and less of a celeberity. I was suprized to find out that she was actually a staunch republican in her early years. Also that religion plays such a big part in her life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic!!! I really enjoyed her views of life and thigs that went on and Her story of when her husband was president. She is a very strong women and i realy look forward to her becoming president. This is a great read for Clinton fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Love her or hate, Hillary Rodham Clinton is an extremely intelligent and interesting woman and her incredible story resonates throughout the pages of this (long but fulfilling) autobiography!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are no doubts Miss Hillary Clinton is one of the most accomplished women of our time. In her book she shares with the readers her life formation and experiences, rich in details and significance. Just like it happens with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, she is not shy to admit her qualities and flaws, in the very same way that she recognizes and praises the importance of other people, including friends and co-workers, in the solid pavement of her road to success. Many lessons can be learned by reading this book. Certainly, there are those who do not share her points of view. Nevertheless, it is undeniable how much she has accomplished on behalf of the US and their citizens. Also, Miss Hillary Clinton is known and respected all over the world. This did not happen by chance. She has raised a family, gone through very rough times that only the winners are capable to go through and survive, she developed a successful career and now she is ready to very likely become the first woman President of the United States. The more men and women devote their work to improvement, to study and to work diligently, the more they will have to share with all those who rejoice with accomplishments. This and many other life lessons are among the main benefits of reading her biography.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone who has the slightest interest in Politics, Presidential eras, and of course, Hillary Clinton. It is very well written and colorful. I didn't know too much about her but through reading her book I now know that she is a remarkable woman
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading Hillary's book, she will be getting my vote in the 2008 Presidental election. This woman is a hard worker who got to the top for her brains, not who her husband is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a second year graduate student pursuing a career in politics, it was a pleasure to read 'Living History.' The book was intellectually stimulating and well worth my time. Prior to reading 'Living History,' I admired Hillary¿s fortitude, but after reading her memoirs, I acknowledge her to be a woman to emulate. It was nice to finally see behind the political curtains!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hillary Clinton has contributed a book that will teach history and courage as well as the strength that most women wish they had. After reading this book you will have a reason to admire and respect this amazing woman.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How to serve protect..self, the household, the community, the country & the world,... where patriarchial deceit can be defeated by being one with Hillary's sermonings.Its a vital benchmark of logical repute. Yes, the tried and 'cannot fail' of hopes & bonds stokes the fiery femmine resolve, to end vested hierarchy, one day at a time will wed the committed author's innate resolves for alls' much better tommorrow sure to come, theres no doubt after the no put down, read between the lines dreamers alike ! Mrs. Clinton fierce resolves matches this unmet goals all in all !
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the moment I started reading this book I was impressed with the honesty with which Mrs. Clinton tells about her life. A powerful compelling glimpse into the life of one of America's most fascinating women. The manner in which she deals with the hard moments she has endured is inspiring and interesting to read about. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to all those who have wondered what makes Hillary Clinton tick.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. From her childhood through her White House years and Senate run--this book was absolutely enthralling and very humanizing. Senator Clinton is a true American inspiration. I highly recommend!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms. Clinton is and always will be my hero. She is a lady of class. The poise that she showed really moved me. The book was great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had no idea that our First Lady was such a spiritual woman... just goes to show that what they say is true. One certain way to remain forever ignorant is to have contempt prior to investigation, which it seems so many folks have with regard to her (why, I cannot say). I like her even more after reading Living History. I just hope she goes on to write another entitled 'Making History: My Eight Years as the First Woman President of the United States.' If anyone can do it, and do it well, I believe it is Senator Clinton of New York. This book was very enjoyable, thoroughly readable, and she kept it to her 'side of the street,' which is to say that she often ended a topic by saying something like 'but the rest is my husband's tale to tell.' I like that. Healthy boundaries. I was also impressed, along with her spirituality, by her perseverance, and her love of family. Keep an open mind, America. This book is entirely worth your time. And she tells it quite well, I thought.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book and unlike rest of the people who wrote their opinion here, I am not a Republican, neither a democrat. Infact, I am not even an American. Therefore, I suspect that I don't take American Politics and its first families personally in a manner in which most Americans do. Yes, the woman is tenacious, she is power hungry but perhaps if there is one woman who stands a chance in American History to become President, Hillary Rodham Clinton has to be it. For all her drawbacks, she delivers on a book which tends to speak of a personality &/OR character which is relentess, tenacious and highly ambitious in nature. Ofcourse, she didn't write it! But can we hold this against her? Yes, she tends to 'simply' forget the things that may go against her and remembers those which may be hard-core cribbing against the Republican Machinery. And I am not just saying big issues and stuff... I am talking about the nitty gritty details of the tea, the mother and what did he/she have to say about Newty, the son Gingrich. Hell folks, she is a politician, SHE IS SUPPOSED to be this way! If she was so humble not to do this, she would not be a politican. But I advice all and sundry that she might just end up in the Oval Office and sit behind the same desk where hubby Bill had his 'slight' CIGAR episode (don't worry, the book doesn't give these details... the CIGAR details came from a friend in high places called Kenneth Star) You never know, politicians... whom are we kidding here! But give the woman credit, folks, she is powerful, she is ambitious, she has stood the test of time and she had taken more criticsm in 8 years than any of us would possibly welcome in our lifetime... and she prevailed when her enemies didn't!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aftersome of her antics in the white house can she be believed?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Considering we had 8 years of 'I don't recall, Ms Rodham-Clinton filled over 500 pages. Between her 'gulping for air' and 'shocked and saddened' we can see she clearly did not write the book. The only thing I can say is if you do not trust the Clintons, you will not like the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This woman is a hero in her own mind. She was in cahoots with Bill all along the way, and the lies, White Water, mysterious deaths.. The list goes on and on. You can't ignore it unless you do so intentionally.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How can any part of this book have credability when Mrs. Clinton has proven time and again by her actions that she will do anything that will give her more power? This is a book of fiction written to further a political career.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While basking in the fawning attention of seemingly illiterate journalists, reviewers and television talking-heads Hillary--wealthy beyond the imagination of the average American yet not beyond whining over her victimization at the hands of an ephemeral (and VAST) 'right-wing conspiracy'--now presents another useless tome of drivel to be consumed by those unconcerned with truth or reality but fervently obsessed with their membership in the village of oppressive left-wing intolerance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms. Rodham-Clinton has nothing new to say. One reviewer remarked that it reminded her of Forest Gump being in the right place at the right time. It reminded me of Forest Gump as well, but for a different reason - if what she says about Mr. Clinton's philandering is true, then, like Forest, she had no idea about what was happening around her. I am left to wonder why someone chooses to write a book about 'Living History' and then claims to have been oblivious to major events of both personal and historical significance. 'Run, Hillary, Run!' This self-serving, poorly written drivel is obviously another attempt to advance her political goals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are three former democrats that Hillary doesn¿t bother to mention by name in her boring campaign brochure; Billy Dale, Juanita Broderick, and Kathleen Wiley. Billy Dale is depersonalized as ¿head of the travel office¿. Hillary describes the malicious prosecution she inflicted on him as a big misunderstanding. If you wish to donate to Hillary¿s run in 2008 then buy this ghostwritten book. This is a memoir from a woman who spent eight years unable to recall anything concerning her legal transgressions. Her $8 million advance seems to have cured selective parts of her amnesia.