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Living History Hillary Rodham Clinton Memoirs - updated ed.
Living History Hillary Rodham Clinton Memoirs - updated ed Author:Hillary Rodham Clinton "Living History" is Hillary Rodham Clinton's revealing memoir of her White House years - of living history with Bill Clinton, a thirty-year adventure in love and politics. ...from Watergate to Whitewater. Two sections of photos (131 small photos in all.)
Very interesting story. This is more or less a chronological journal up through her eight years in the White House. The first couple of chapters tell about Hillary's upbringing in a Republican family in Chicago and her college years when she had realized Democratic views were more in line with her personal ideals. Her character was developed under the upbringing of strongly-principled parents in a time full of opportunities for middle-class America and for women.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's character has only been made stronger by the various personal and political hurdles she and Bill Clinton overcame during his time as President. It appears the purpose of the book was to recognize and thank every person who ever touched her life. And considering her pro-active attitude toward every cause she deemed worthy, the names dropped are seemingly numerous as the stars! I will admit to skimming through certain sections that were more of a factual historical accounting than an insight to the lady. Though Hillary does inject humor and share enough personal stories to keep the book fairly interesting. I was moved to tears more than once.
It is interesting to read of the Monica Lewinsky scandal and Hillary's thought processes through the ordeal. Her steely backbone is evident in how she chose to handle this disappointing event and shows that she can rise above acting on emotions when it is necessary.
This story convinces the reader that Hillary Rodham Clinton is an extremely strong person on her own. She reveals Bill Clinton to be very strong and persuasive, also. Hillary invokes the feeling that their marraige is a partnership where they are politically like-minded and support each others' goals.
On a personal note, I must add that I am conservative and still do not agree with Hillary Rodham Clinton's political views, but now respect her as a person with an extremely strong character.