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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 terrainâ€”responding
to the changing times and her own internal compassâ€”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 voiceâ€”as a woman and
as a formidable figure in American politics.
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