President Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe IV on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas, three months after his father died in a traffic accident. When he was four years old, his mother wed Roger Clinton, of Hot Springs, Arkansas. In high school, he took the family name. As a delegate to Boys Nation while in high school, he met President John ...
President Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe IV on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas, three months after his father died in a traffic accident. When he was four years old, his mother wed Roger Clinton, of Hot Springs, Arkansas. In high school, he took the family name. As a delegate to Boys Nation while in high school, he met President John Kennedy in the White House Rose Garden. The encounter led him to enter a life of public service. Clinton was graduated from Georgetown University and in 1968 won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. He received a law degree from Yale University in 1973, and entered politics in Arkansas. He was defeated in his campaign for Congress in Arkansas's Third District in 1974. The next year he married Hillary Rodham and in 1980 and Chelsea, their only child, was born. Clinton and his running mate, Tennessee's Senator Albert Gore Jr., then 44, represented a new generation in American political leadership. For the first time in 12 years both the White House and Congress were held by the same party. But that political edge was brief; the Republicans won both houses of Congress in 1994. In 1998, as a result of issues surrounding personal indiscretions with a young woman White House intern, Clinton was the second U.S. president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. He was tried in the Senate and found not guilty of the charges brought against him. He apologized to the nation for his actions and continued to have unprecedented popular approval ratings for his job as president.
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Very Good + in Good+ jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; 1st print, Very Good Plus/Very Good Minus, dust jacket shows a little wrinkling and light wear along edges, small stain on fore-edge of text block, text tight clean and unmarked, 957 plus pages, appears unread.
Fine in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Cloth, gilt, 957, xlii pp., illus., index; 24 cm. Tight, clean copy. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. A fine copy of the first printing. OVERSIZE! No priority/air, except by special arrangement. "My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who, through his own enormous energies and efforts, made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, to the White House-a journey fueled by an impassioned interest in the political process which manifested itself at every stage of his life: in college, working as an intern for Senator William Fulbright; at Oxford, becoming part of the Vietnam War protest movement; at Yale Law School, campaigning on the grassroots level for Democratic candidates; back in Arkansas, running for Congress, attorney general, and governor. We see his career shaped by his resolute determination to improve the life of his fellow citizens, an unfaltering commitment to civil rights, and an exceptional understanding of the practicalities of political life. We come to understand the emotional pressures of his youth-born after his father's death; caught in the dysfunctional relationship between his feisty, nurturing mother and his abusive stepfather, whom he never ceased to love and whose name he took; drawn to the brilliant, compelling Hillary Rodham, whom he was determined to marry; passionately devoted, from her infancy, to their daughter, Chelsea, and to the entire experience of fatherhood; slowly and painfully beginning to comprehend how his early denial of pain led him at times into damaging patterns of behavior. President Clinton's book is also the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written-encompassing not only the high points and crises but the way the presidency actually works: the day-to-day bombardment of problems, personalities, conflicts, setbacks, achievements. It is a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and his ideals. It is the gripping account of a president under concerted and unrelenting assault orchestrated by his enemies on the Far Right, and how he survived and prevailed."-Publisher.
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Fine in very good dust jacket. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 2004. 1st Ed. (Trade), 1st Printing, Fine/VG+, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 1010pgs(Index). Second state. 1/2" DJ tear foot of spine, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. ISBN 0375414576 Price unclipped. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Fine in fine dust jacket. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 2004. 1st Ed. (Trade), 1st Printing, Fine/Fine-, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 1010pgs(Index). Second state. DJ front flap crease, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, bookplates, chips, tears, foxing etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 0375414576 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Bill Clinton's book not only details his life, but gives fascinating insights into what was taking place behind the scenes in his Presidency. I would have given 5 stars, but President's Clinton's biases are evident in some passages. Overall this is an excellent book which those who remain interested in Bill Clinton ought add to their libraries.
Jun 8, 2007
They Hate Him
Even the people that hate Bill Clinton love the book. A must read for people that follow events in history.
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