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 of 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 criss-crossed 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.
©2003 Hillary Rodham Clinton (P)2003 Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved. AUDIOWORKS. is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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"Within the limitations of the genre, Clinton has produced a surprisingly engaging and, at points, even compelling book." ( The Los Angeles Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
Von cbaumeister Am hilfreichsten 25.03.2007

Living inspiration

For anyone with an interest in politics, this book is a must read or better a must listen. Partisanship aside, Hillary's account of her scandal-filled White House years is very interesting. Whether or not Hillary lied in writing her book is up to you as a reader to decide, not for me to enforce my political views through a book review.
However, Hillary Clinton gives a very detailed account of her years spent in Washington and those beforehand. Ms. Clinton seems to have been in the right place at the right time for most of the beginning of her life. She grew up in an important generation where the times were changing for women. Hillary takes the gloves off and lets her guard down in this novel. It is truly moving to read about her anguish while her husband was in office. Her role as First Lady was a 24-hour job. She had to deal with many personal losses as well as fatigue and scandals that plagued the Clinton administration while continuing to do her job and not giving in or giving up. To add to all of that, she was and still is constantly in the public light; this only magnified anything that Hillary experienced.
Hillary Clinton was faced with a challenge to juggle the traditional role of First Lady with a more modern active twist. Whether or not one may agree with Hillary's active role in the Clinton administration, this book should still be read. Decide for yourself the validity of her statements; don't let a book review influence you because of a political affiliation. Hillary wrote a compelling biography and it's great that she tells the story herself.

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5 out of 5 stars
Von Missheidy Am hilfreichsten 03.08.2015

Very smart and well articulated

I really enjoyed this book. As a woman myself, it brought me to tears many times, as she described her struggles in the White House facing republicans and her husband infidelity scandal. It was heartbreaking to listen to the many ppl she encounted while traveling overseas visiting different countries. She wanted to better this world especially America by protecting woman and children thru law regulations. I really cried when she talked about a 12 year old girl dying from aids after being sold by her own dad at the age of 8 to a whore house. It's fascinating to listen how Hilary Clinton really used her time at the White House to stand up for woman's and children's rights but also to support her husband. I'm so glad I read this book before elections, I will most definitely vote for her. Hilary you go girl :)

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