- Gebundene Ausgabe: 576 Seiten
- Verlag: Headline; Auflage: First Edition UK (9. Juni 2003)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0747255156
- ISBN-13: 978-0747255154
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 16,2 x 24,2 x 5,2 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 17 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 2.970.254 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Living History (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 9. Juni 2003
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As with most books written by politicians while in office (or at least aiming for one), Living History is, first and foremost, safe. There are interesting observations and anecdotes, the writing is engaging and there is enough inside scoop to appeal to those looking for a bit of gossip, but there are no bombshells here and it is doubtful the book will change many minds about this polarising figure. This does not mean the work is without merit, however, for Hillary Clinton has much to say about her experience as first lady, which is the primary focus of the book. Those interested in these experiences and her commentary on them will find the book worth reading; those looking for revelations will be disappointed.
Beginning with a brief outline of her childhood, college years, introduction to politics and courtship with Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton covers a wide variety of topics: life on the campaign trail, her troubled tenure as leader of the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform, meetings with foreign leaders and her work on human rights, to name a few. By necessity, she also addresses the various scandals that plagued the administration, from Travelgate to Whitewater to impeachment, though she does not go into great detail about each one; rather, she seems content to simply state her case and move on without trying to settle too many old scores.
Along the way, she offers many apologies, though perhaps not the kind some would expect. She does not shy away from her "vast right-wing conspiracy" comment, for instance, though she does wish that she had expressed herself differently. Regarding the Monica Lewinsky scandal, she maintains that her husband initially lied to her, as he did the rest of the country, and did not come clean until two days prior to his grand jury testimony. Calling his betrayal "the most devastating, shocking and hurtful experience of my life", she explains what the aftermath was like personally and why she has elected to stand by her man. In all, Living History is an informative book that goes a long way towards humanising one of the most recognisable and controversial women of our age. --Shawn Carkonen, Amazon.com
Hillary Clinton's memoir focuses on her eight years at the White House - what she lived through, how she felt about her experiences then and now, why she made the choices she did - in short, a very personal book. She talks about all the political events and highlights and about Bill Clinton's impeachment. She feels it is time to put the record straight on many issues on which she has not been able to speak out. The book covers her principal areas of interest such as the welfare of children, the status of women internationally and social justice. This is a woman whose steely resolve and intelligence proved the bedrock of her husband's presidency and whose courage when he let her down impressed women everywhere. Her determination to succeed in her own right provides a powerful role model.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Es ist interessant, die große Politik einmal aus der Perspektive einer Frau zu sehen, die maßgeblich gestaltend in einer Männerwelt mitgewirkt hat, ohne ihr Frausein zu verleugnen. Sie hat nicht versucht, wie ein Mann zu sein, um sich zu behaupten, sondern hat ihre spezifisch weiblichen Fähigkeiten (z.B. soziale Kompetenz) eingesetzt, um für ihr Land und seine Menschen das Beste herauszuholen, gleichzeitig sensibel und stark. Das ist also offensichtlich kein Widerspruch.
Für alle Frauen, die noch auf der Suche nach ihrer Rolle als Frau sind, ein beeindruckendes Vorbild.
Diese Frau als Präsidentin würde der Welt gut tun.
Page 23: Hillary shares how she was actually at a speech of Martin Luther King Jr. that was titled "Remaining Awake Through a Revolution."
Page 39: Hillary describes her first meeting with Dean Acheson.
Pages 60-61: Details are shared about an exciting trip that Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton took to England. This was also the country where Bill Clinton had asked her to marry him.
Pages 172-178: Vince Foster, a close friend of the Clintons, took his own life. Naturally, Vince Foster's death was painful for Hillary Clinton to bear. Hillary Clinton mentioned that she poured herself into her work to cope.
Pages 210-211: Multiple photos of Hillary Clinton's life milestones are shared. The photo that stood out the most for me was photo 42 (featuring the Clintons practicing their dances for the Inaugural Ball).
Pages 370-371: More photos are included, with one picture that featured her surprise forty-sixth birthday party.
Page 372: She mentions how Condoleeza Rice helped Chelsea Clinton to feel welcome at Stanford University.
Page 461: Hillary Clinton confesses to feeling concern about some of the members of Congress that bragged about never leaving the states.
Page 523: She shares her victory of U.S. Senator.
"Living History" by Hillary Clinton is a compelling book for the many who are interested in reading about some of the early influences that shaped Hillary Clinton throughout her life.
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