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Hillary Rodham Clinton

Autor/a de Living History

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Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to Dorothy and Hugh Rodham. She grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois with her two younger brothers. As a child, she was a Girl Scout and a member of the local Methodist youth group. She attended Wellesley College, beginning mostra'n més in 1965, graduated with honors and enrolled in Yale Law School, which is where she met Bill Clinton. She served on the Board of Editors of the Yale Review of Law and Social Action. In 1973, she became a staff attorney for the Children's Defense Fund. In 1974, she joined the Impeachment Inquiry staff of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House Representatives to work on the Watergate impeachment proceedings. She then left Washington to go to Arkansas, where she married Bill Clinton in 1975. They both taught on the law faculty of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. In 1980, their daughter Chelsea was born. Hillary was the first lady of Arkansas for twelve years and worked on behalf of children and families. Hillary chaired the Arkansas Education Standards Committee, founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, served on the board of the Arkansas Children's Hospital and introduced a pioneering program called Arkansas' Home Instruction Program for Preschool youth, which trains parents to work with their children in preschool preparedness and literacy. Hillary was named Arkansas Woman of the Year in 1983 and Arkansas Mother of the Year in 1984. Hillary served as first lady of the United States for eight years (January 20, 1993--January 20, 2001), where she headed the Task Force on National Health Care Reform. On January 3, 2001 she was sworn in as United States Senator from New York, where she served until January 21, 2009. On that date she was made the 67th United States Secretary of State. Her last day as Secretary of State was February 1, 2013. In 2003, Clinton released an autobiography entitled, Living History. The books sold more than one million copies and was translated into 12 languages. Clinton's audio recording of the book won her a nomination for the Grammy Award for the Best Spoken Word Album. As a politician, Clinton continues to gain consistently high approval ratings from the United States people. In 2014, she released her bestselling nonfiction book about the inside account of her years as Secretary of State, Hard Choices. In 2017 her book, What Happened, which recounted the 2016 presidential election, made several Best Seller Lists. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Official portrait of Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, Jan. 2009

Obres de Hillary Rodham Clinton

Living History (2003) 3,298 exemplars
What Happened (2017) 1,808 exemplars
State of Terror (2021) 1,429 exemplars
Hard Choices (2014) 1,000 exemplars
It Takes a Village: Picture Book (2017) 167 exemplars
Grandma's Gardens (2020) 57 exemplars
Hillary Clinton in her own words (2014) — Autor — 5 exemplars
Civiliser la démocratie (1998) 3 exemplars
On Women 2 exemplars
Hirmu paine all (2022) 1 exemplars
Tilstand af terror 1 exemplars
Tong Cun Xie Li 1 exemplars
State of Terror / Never (2022) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Beatrice's Goat (2001) — Epíleg — 1,138 exemplars
The White House: An Historic Guide (1962) — Introducció, algunes edicions824 exemplars
Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World (2014) — Pròleg, algunes edicions97 exemplars
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
Global Women's Issues: Women in the World Today (2012) — Prefaci, algunes edicions11 exemplars
A Media Guidebook for Women: Finding Your Public Voice (1995) — Pròleg, algunes edicions7 exemplars
Clinton / Trump (2016) — Associated Name — 6 exemplars
Hillary Clinton: Renaissance Woman — Associated Name — 1 exemplars


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[The author writes] about her upbringing in suburban, middle-class America in the 1950s and her transformation from Goldwater Girl to student activist to controversial First Lady. [This book] is her revealing memoir of life through the White House years. It is also her chronicle of living history with Bill Clinton. -Dust jacket.
PendleHillLibrary | Hi ha 39 ressenyes més | Apr 1, 2024 |
Reminded me of the TV show "Madam Secretary"

While looking into three bomb blasts across Europe, the Secretary of State Ellen Adams gets on the trail of someone within her own government who is acting to destabilise the US. She and the president dislike each other but must come together to uncover the truth.

It was a fast-paced interesting story.

I was surprised to find typos and editing issues in a print book though. I thought that those happened only with Kindle freebies.… (més)
bookworm3091 | Hi ha 89 ressenyes més | Mar 2, 2024 |
A colaboration on a political thriller that takes place in our current time. A bus has been blown up in Frankfurt, Paris and London. All bombs killing all the passengers and numerous people and property surrounding each sight. The key characters are the Secretary of State, her chief counselor and best friend, the Secretary of State?s children, the head of the armed forces and the president. An interesting and terrifying premise of discovering that the buses that were blown up were a precursor to three nuclear bombs planted in the USA.Kirkus: An award-winning author teams up with a former secretary of state to pen a thriller abouta fictional secretary of state.There are two types of people likely to pick up this book: those who enjoy thrillers and those looking for fresh insight into one of the most powerful political figures of the last 30 years. Neither is likely to be entirely pleased by this slow-moving tale. The setup is solid enough: Ellen Adams has just joined the new president?s administration when three Pakistani nuclear physicists are targeted by deadly explosions in London, Paris, and FrankfurtÂ¥an event that raises alarms about terrorists gaining possession of nuclear weapons. The first issue with this novel is that a secretary of state engages in a lot more talking than doing. The action, such as it is, occurs in scenes dominated by Adams? adult children, and this presents readers with another problem. Her son, Gil, gets off the bus one of the physicists is riding seconds before it blows up. He escapes because his mom gets a tip from a staffer and gives him a call, but the ultimate source of the tip is anonymous and Gil?s reasons for being on that bus are unclearÂ¥and these unknowns are complicated by the fact that he?s a convert to Islam and Islamic extremists are implicated in the attacks. Katherine, the secretary's media-executive daughter, not only travels with her mother as she jets around the world, but also helps out with a little light espionage. The authors are asking readers to believe that Adams? colleagues, her peers, and her bossÂ¥the president of the United StatesÂ¥are comfortable with her directing the American response to terrorist attacks in which her son was involved, nor do they stop her from treating a high-stakes global manhunt as Take Our Daughters to Work Day. This is all to say that sticking with the narrative means accepting that this is fantasy, not a revealing glimpse behind the curtain from Clinton. Indeed, it?s not hard to read many scenes as wish fulfillment. As the story progresses, Adams dispenses entirely with subtlety and discretion to dish out some no-holds-barred diplomacy. Adams also has a schoolteacher-turned-counselor named Betsy Jameson, a character based on Clinton?s real-life best friend, Betsy Ebeling. Betsy does some sleuthing, and her scenes will, perhaps, feel more familiar to Penny?s fans than the rest of the book. This cozy mystery element is just as fanciful as the rest, but there?s something satisfying about watching two middle-aged women save the world.More of a novelty for political nerds than a compelling thriller.… (més)
bentstoker | Hi ha 89 ressenyes més | Jan 26, 2024 |




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