Signed: MY LIFE by Bill Clinton C 2004 Stated 1st Ed, HC w/DJ, Illus, Like New
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Book Title My Life
Narrative Type Nonfiction
Country/Region Of Manufacture United States
Type Picture Book
Features First Edition, Signed, Dust Jacket, Illustrated
Original Language English
Author Bill Clinton
Book Series no
Publication Year 2004
Intended Audience Young Adults, Adults
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Edition First Edition
Genre Politics, Family, Travel, Adventure
Book is signed in blue felt on title page, not on a book plate.
Signed: MY LIFE by Bill Clinton. Copyright 2004, Stated 1st Edition, published by Alfred A. Knopf. Hard blue covers with gilt lettering, embosed name "William J. Clinton" on front cover. Dust jacket pictorial glossy. Book contains 957 pages plus 42 of back matter and measures 9.5" x 6.25" x 2.5". Illustrated with photography of friends, family and places throughout Mr. Clinton's life.
President Bill Clinton s 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.
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