A Woman In Charge: The Life Of Hillary Rodham Clinton

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A Woman In Charge: The Life Of Hillary Rodham Clinton

by Carl Bernstein

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | January 8, 2008 | Trade Paperback

A Woman In Charge: The Life Of Hillary Rodham Clinton is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

Drawing on hundreds of interviews with colleagues, friends and with unique access to campaign records, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Carl Bernstein offers a complex and nuanced portrait of one of the most controversial figures of our time: Hillary Clinton. He has given us a book that enables us, at last, to address the questions Americans are insistently—even obsessively—asking: What is her character? What is her political philosophy? Who is she? What can we expect from her?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 656 pages, 7.99 × 5.2 × 1.27 in

Published: January 8, 2008

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307388557

ISBN - 13: 9780307388551

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Facinating! I really enjoyed the inside look at a faciating woman! I recommend this book!
Date published: 2008-01-31

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A Woman In Charge: The Life Of Hillary Rodham Clinton

by Carl Bernstein

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 656 pages, 7.99 × 5.2 × 1.27 in

Published: January 8, 2008

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307388557

ISBN - 13: 9780307388551

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Chapter One: Formation I adored [my father] when I was a little girl. I would eagerly watch for him from a window and run down the street to meet him on his way home after work. With his encouragement and coaching, I played baseball, football and basketball. I tried to bring home good grades to win his approval. –Living History Hillary Rodham’s childhood was not the suburban idyll suggested by the shaded front porch and gently sloping lawn of what was once the family home at 235 Wisner Street in Park Ridge, Illinois. In this leafy environment of postwar promise and prosperity, the Rodhams were distinctly a family of odd ducks, isolated from their neighbors by the difficult character of her father, Hugh Rodham, a sour, unfulfilled man whose children suffered his relentless, demeaning sarcasm and misanthropic inclination, endured his embarrassing parsimony, and silently accepted his humiliation and verbal abuse of their mother. Yet as harsh, provocative, and abusive as Rodham was, he and his wife, the former Dorothy Howell, imparted to their children a pervasive sense of family and love for one another that in Hillary’s case is of singular importance. When Bill Clinton and Hillary honeymooned in Acapulco in 1975, her parents and her two brothers, Hughie (Hugh Jr.) and Tony, stayed in the same hotel as the bride and groom. Dorothy and Hugh Rodham, despite the debilitating pathology and undertow of tension in their marriage (discerned readily by visitors to thei
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Drawing on hundreds of interviews with colleagues, friends and with unique access to campaign records, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Carl Bernstein offers a complex and nuanced portrait of one of the most controversial figures of our time: Hillary Clinton. He has given us a book that enables us, at last, to address the questions Americans are insistently—even obsessively—asking: What is her character? What is her political philosophy? Who is she? What can we expect from her?

About the Author

Carl Bernstein, with Bob Woodward, shared a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Watergate for The Washington Post. He is the author, with Woodward, of All the President''s Men and The Final Days, and, with Marco Politi, of His Holiness: John Paul II and the History of Our Time. He is also the author of Loyalties, a memoir about his parents during McCarthy-era Washington. He has written for Vanity Fair (he is also a contributing editor), Time, USA Today, Rolling Stone, and The New Republic. He was a Washington bureau chief and correspondent for ABC News. He lives with his wife, Christine, in New York.

Editorial Reviews

“The most reliable Hillary Clinton biography to date, a must-read.” —The Boston Globe 

 “A full-scale biography of the former first lady and possible future president. . . . A considerable achievement.” —The Christian Science Monitor

"Engaging and illuminating; it stands as a model of contemporary political biography." —The Los Angeles Times

 “A remarkably revealing portrait.” —The Wall Street Journal

 “Serious, well-researched and fair. . . . Painstaking, sensitive, and elegantly written.”—The Economist

 “Bernstein, the famed All the President''s Men journalist, is dead solid perfect in his reporting here. . . . The detail and digging on display in A Woman in Charge is stunning.” —The Chicago Sun-Times

 “Sprightly written . . . . Insightful in its judgments, and studded with factual nuggets that enhance the Hillary saga.” —Salon

 “Carl Bernstein . . . refuses to sacrifice his scruples. . . . . A balanced, thoughtful, convincing biography of an influential modern figure.” —The News & Observer

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