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Bill Clinton

Autor/a de My Life

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William Jefferson Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe IV on August 19, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas. His father, an automobile parts salesman, was killed in a car accident three months before he was born. At the age of fifteen, Bill changed his name to that of his stepfather Roger's as a gesture of mostra'n més goodwill to both him and his mother. Clinton attended Hot Springs High School where he was very active in the student government, among other things. In 1963, Clinton was chosen to attend the American Legion Boys State, a government and leadership conference in Little Rock, where he was elected a senator and given the opportunity to go to Washington D. C. and meet President John F. Kennedy. Clinton attended Georgetown University after he graduated from high school, where he majored in International Studies. He interned for Senator William Fulbright of Arkansas, and with him became an opponent of the Vietnam War. Clinton won a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford where he studied for two years before attending the University of Arkansas Law School. There he was issued a draft letter and joined ROTC, but was never called up since he received a high number for the draft lottery. In 1970, Clinton entered Yale Law School and worked for George McGovern's presidential campaign in 1972. He graduated from Yale in 1973, and worked for a short time in D. C. as a staff attorney for the House Judiciary Committee. In 1974, Clinton entered his first political race, against Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt, losing to the Congressman by 2 percent. In 1976, he was elected Arkansas Attorney General and in '78 ran for Arkansas Governor, winning the race 63% to 37%. He lost the reelection two years later because of Cuban refugee issues, but regained the title in 1982, and held it till he became President in 1993. Bill Clinton announced his run for President on October 3, 1991, and with Al Gore as his Vice President, took office on January 20, 1993 at the age of 46. He was one of the youngest men to hold the office of President and the first Democrat to be elected since 1976. As President, Clinton worked on health care reform, cut federal spending, created jobs, reduced the deficit and enacted the Assault Weapon Ban as part of the Crime Bill. He also helped Israel and Jordan achieve a peace treaty, enabled a peace accord between Israel and Palestine and contributed to the cease fire in Northern Ireland. Clinton stepped down from the Presidency in 2000 to make way for George W. Bush, and established himself in offices in Harlem, New York City, New York, while his wife was elected to the U.S. Senate, representing New York State. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Bob McNeely, The White House


Obres de Bill Clinton

My Life (2004) 4,468 exemplars
The President Is Missing (2018) 2,435 exemplars
The President's Daughter (2021) 854 exemplars
My Life: The Early Years (2004) 155 exemplars
Between Hope and History (1996) 131 exemplars
Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me (2015) 4 exemplars
Inaugural Presidential Address (2012) 3 exemplars
Prdenten er forsvundet (2018) 3 exemplars
Select Remarks 2017 2 exemplars
Pohřešuje se prezident (2018) 2 exemplars
Select Remarks 2019 1 exemplars
Select Remarks 2016 1 exemplars
Blair House Papers (1998) 1 exemplars
At give (2007) 1 exemplars

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In the epilogue to his autobiography My Life Bill Clinton states that he "wrote this book to tell [his] story, and to tell the story of America in the last half of the twentieth century". And this is exactly what he did. On about 1,000 pages Clinton describes events in his life starting from his childhood in Arkansas and ending with him leaving the White House after his second term as President. While there are many personal anecdotes in there, the book is mainly about his political life, politics and policies.… (més)
PendleHillLibrary | Hi ha 56 ressenyes més | Apr 1, 2024 |
A fun book to read. Kept your interest. Premise way over the top! No way all the events described happen at the same time. Kirkus: It?s textbook synergy, as the marketers say: A media-savvy ex-president teams up with the ringmaster of mass-produced pop fiction to churn out a by-the-numbers thriller.It?s a telling sign of the times that the very first bit of text in this scrappy potboiler by Clinton (Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy, 2011, etc.) and Patterson (NYPD Red, 2012, etc.) is a shoutout to the lawyer who brought them together ?and occasionally cracked the whip.? That said, Clinton lifts generous hunks of his own presidential biography in this yarn celebrating the gnarly President Jonathan Lincoln Duncan (think William Jefferson Clinton, natch), who is being assailed on every side. There are Islamic terrorists, but worse, the Congressional committees grilling him from Page 1 on, questioning Benghazi-like episodes in which the Sons of Jihad have been mowing down innocent Americans. Then there?s the ?tall, leggy, busty? assassin who?s coming for the Prez without rancor but with clinical certainty. It doesn?t help that Duncan?s veep?a parasite, living off her host?Â¥may be plotting to take over, nor that the media is given to leaking that he intends ?to try to cut a deal with the House Speaker to spare me impeachment if I agree to a single term in office.? And did we mention the killer computer virus that?s about to turn the switch on the information age? What?s a beleaguered politico to do when the klieg lights are on and the bullets are flying? Hunker down and hit the mattressesÂ¥but then go all Jack Ryan or maybe even all Dubya (?In the coming dayswe will find out who are America?s friends and who are America?s enemies. Nobody will want to be an enemy?), recruit a Lisbeth Salander or two, line up NATO pals and maybe even the Russkis, and go mano a mano with the assembled bad guys, foreign and domestic.Formulaic but reasonably fun provided you have no expectations concerning probability or literary quality.… (més)
bentstoker | Hi ha 103 ressenyes més | Jan 26, 2024 |



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