Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History

Hillary Rodham Clinton A Woman Living History Age Range to Always aim high work hard and care deeply about what you believe in And when you re knocked down get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can t or shouldn t go

Age Range 12 to 18 Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in And, when you re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can t or shouldn t go on Hillary Rodham ClintonAs a young girl growing up in the fifties, Hillary Diane Rodham had an unusual upbringing for the time her parents told her, You can do orAge Range 12 to 18 Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in And, when you re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can t or shouldn t go on Hillary Rodham ClintonAs a young girl growing up in the fifties, Hillary Diane Rodham had an unusual upbringing for the time her parents told her, You can do or be whatever you choose, as long as you re willing to work for it Hillary took those words and ran Whether it was campaigning at the age of thirteen in the 1964 presidential election, receiving a standing ovation and being featured in LIFE magazine as the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley, or graduating from Yale Law School she was always one to stand out from the pack.And that was only the beginning Today, we have seen Hillary in many roles From First Lady of the United States to the first female Senator of New York and most recently as the United States Secretary of State An activist all her life, she has been devoted to health care reform, child care, and women s rights, among others And she s still not done.Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal gives us a sharp and intimate look at the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, American politics, and what the future holds in store Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, this is the must have biography on a woman who has always known her public responsibility, who continues to p

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  1. Some kids hate being picked last for sports teams Karen Blumenthal would have been happy to have been picked last if it meant that she could play But like most girls of her generation, she was stuck on the sidelines.Title IX became law when Ms Blumenthal was a young teen, and for years it represented a possibility that always seemed just out of reach That s not so today Most girls she knows play sports, and their opportunities are genuinely endless Awed by the changes she has seen, Ms Blumenthal set out to share the story of this untold social revolution She spent two years scouring archives, academic works, and newspapers, tracking down participants and star athletes to help her reconstruct what happened.A veteran Wall Street Journal editor and reporter and a die hard sports fan, Karen Blumenthal is the author of Six Days in October, a 2003 Sibert Honor Book She lives with her husband and two daughters in Dallas, Texas.

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  1. As an outsider, I was looking to learn a little about Hillary to understand why she is such a divisive figure in the US So divisive, that an outwardly hateful demagogue has apparently become a plausible alternative in the current race for the presidency The biographies I saw in the Kindle store could mainly be separated into two categories hatchet jobs entitled things like Hillary The Antichrist that may be an exaggeration or autobiography memoirs This title seemed to be the only exception it di [...]

  2. I won this from a giveaway.One of the other reviewers alluded to this being campaign propaganda and a whitewash of Hillary s past I don t know that I d go that far, but it is very heavily slanted.The book is a biography of Hillary Clinton and really delves into her distant past and upbringing giving an idea of what influenced her and made her the person she is It is certainly a book for middle readers or young adults Many of the political and legal terms are explained or defined which is entirel [...]

  3. This is a great book for raising one s feminist hackles and instilling a sense of fondness toward serious nerd baby Hillary Also, like a lot of YA nonfiction I ve been reading lately, it fills in some gaps in my own historical knowledge I was a tween when Whitewater etc was happening and never bothered to look it up on.I ve seen reviews about how this is propaganda secretly sponsored by the Clinton campaign, which, okay, maybe But Hillary didn t grant Karen Blumenthal any interviews for it, and [...]

  4. I enjoyed it It was well written, organized and easy to read I would have liked a slightly impartial look at her life Blumenthal s research seemed exhaustive GO HILLARY

  5. A solid, even handed biography of a major modern historical figure, the book focuses on Hillary Clinton s life from birth until her declaration to run for president in 2016 Because it does not cover her campaign and the 2016 election, it s already a bit dated even though it was published last year This book is intended for young adult readers, and because of this, it doesn t dig too deep into any of the big events that make Clinton such a divisive personality But maybe that s the point It s an o [...]

  6. I feel like middle of the road is the most accurate rating for me The good I found the story intriguing and read it in one day almost one sitting Which for politics and or non fiction history is rare for me I came away with a new perspective of her accomplishments and countless times her cheating husband humiliated her obliterated her heart trust I fully believe this person is genuine in her endeavors to push not only this nation but this world into a better place after reading this I believe th [...]

  7. Phenomenal woman That was my response when I finished this book Hillary Rodham Clinton is a phenomenal woman I hope others take time to read and learn about her accomplishments and her compassion for making the world a better place And Karen Blumenthal is an excellent biographer This is a well written, extensively researched biography that is marketed for young adults, and it is perfectly excellent for adults to read, too I learned a lot of about the impressive career and experience of HRC from [...]

  8. I got what I wanted from this book a clear biography, engaging, neither rah rah nor boo boo The author placed HRC in history, my history really as we grew up at the same time She seems a kindred spirit with a passion for women and children s issues, a faith that guides and inspires her choices a woman to whom hair and make up were an unnecessary mystery She is a leader with clay feet show me one who doesn t suffer from that condition who picks herself up after mistakes and goes back to work The [...]

  9. An excellent and highly readable biography of Rodham Clinton Blumenthal takes the reader on a journey from Hillary s childhood through the beginning of her 2016 Presidential run Along the way, the reader is given insight into her character as well as her career and life choices This is a great book for teens who want to learn about a powerful politician and her struggles to shatter the glass ceiling.

  10. This gave me a really good insight into Hillary Clinton not just as the politician but also the person I have always admired Hillary and it is clear that the author is a great admirer also Reading this book has made me love Hillary even I found this really easy to read compared to other political biographies I have read in the past.

  11. A must read before you vote in 2016 So many people believe everything the media portrays but this book is easy to understand muddy water.A must read before you vote in 2016 So many people believe everything the media feeds us This book is informative with no muddy water.

  12. I really enjoyed reading about her I ve mostly heard negativity toward her, so it was refreshing to read about her life, experiences, and strength.

  13. Never have I read a inspiring book about an ambitious woman who seems to defy all odds, prejudices and annoying judgments from the American press Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present the AMAZING, the INSPIRING, the AMBITIOUS, the AWESOME HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON WOO HOO APPLAUSE EVERYWHERE This biography follows Hillary on her journey from little girl with a huge amount of talent intelligence to a woman in one the most powerful roles in the world When I said it was an inspiring read, that was a bi [...]

  14. My reading experience with this book was very engaging because it very factual, even though it was dry at some points This is because it was a biography, which had loads of information about Hillary s life, but since it had so much detail it had some boring parts to go along with the interesting ones The topics in this book include her education, work, family life, marriage, political career, and even goes into some of her scandals and the early parts of her presidential campaign Overall, I foun [...]

  15. Karen Blumenthal attempts, in this biography, to get behind the public face of Hillary Clinton, to show readers the real Hillary, both her struggles and her strengths While many readers may be aware of the 21st century Hillary, this book takes us back to the very beginning, showing how she has always been a force to be reckoned with, someone who always strives to make a given situation better Blumenthal highlights Hillary s dedication to her religious beliefs, her struggles with her relationship [...]

  16. I picked this up at the end of July having read a review of it that claimed it struck a balance between demonizing HRC and hand waving her faults Also it was YA and relatively short, which was approximately how much effort I wanted to put into read a book about a presidential candidate Before you ask why I didn t read a Trump bio, I m going to offer that I watched a couple of seasons of Celebrity Apprentice 3 4 according to.Then the book sat on my nightstand until October, when I decided that if [...]

  17. Written by the author of several well received YA non fiction books, this is a look at Clinton from her childhood through the early part of her presidential run It ends with her starting the campaign in 2015 Blumenthal writes admiringly of Clinton and her intelligence and drive, but does not pull any punches about her flaws Although aimed at young adults, this is really a book for ages 13 and up Issues are clearly defined, put in a historical context, and explained in language that anyone intere [...]

  18. This book is recommended For young people just beginning to be interested in politics Bob Schieffer, CBS News and I would concur with that, though through the story of Hillary s life I learned a lot as well I appreciated that the author covered the scandals and issues around this woman with an eye to the factual, not just the rumors and headlines This is a complete story of Hillary, from little girl learning to hold her own with the neighbor boys, to co ed who changed from her father s Republica [...]

  19. Easy to read, entertaining and informative as the book follows the life of Hillary up to the 2016 primaries.The book briefly covers the early years which were not quite what may be expected for the person Hillary grew to be Once in secondary school the target and pace were set, those around her realized the focus and determination would take her somewhere.For a non US person and never having been to USA, the book did gave me greater dimension to the USA mindset.The intriguing point is, despite h [...]

  20. I won this book as a FirstRead.This book is a biography of Hillary Clinton from childhood until her announcement that she is running for president in the 2016 election While the book does paint Hillary in a positive light, it does not avoid the problems she has had along the way.The book is aimed at 12 to 18 year olds, but I feel it could make a good light read for adults as well The only parts that seem directly aimed at a younger crowd are a few instances when phrases are explained that a youn [...]

  21. Was a good book, I remember having seen this on the book shelf and not being sure if I want to read it or not, eventually I did I like the way the author displayed every time period from youngest to oldest with different chapters rather than jumbled it all together Gave me a better insight on her husband as a president and also her way of engaging with voters and encouraging them But at the end I have to agree with Trump I cant believe her with the private email scandal It did talk about that Ho [...]

  22. A well researched book about Hillary Rodham Clinton I learned important informationabout her family, her young adult years, her years in government and her values She is an intelligent, compassionate woman who has faced many challenges and given many years to making this a better country and a better world She is devoted to children and families inaction not just words She was mentored by Marion Wright Edelman which speaksabout who she is She has significant experience in politics which many peo [...]

  23. Published purely in anticipation of her campaign kicking in to high gear No mention of her being continually investigated by one law enforcement agency or another for thirty years No mention of her culpability in the Clinton Foundation scandals, and no mention of her sanctioning her husband s pedophilic philandering Very slanted In no way balanced It is totally aimed at getting her base fired up The base made up of socialist, politically correct feminists Who now, apparently, need crying rooms P [...]

  24. Who is Hillary Rodham Clinton She began as a promising young attorney She followed her future husband Bill Clinton to Arkansas Once there she broke ground and became a law firm partner After her husbands sex scandal she once again transformed herself and became a senator from New York She is a supremely confident and strong woman She is controversial reviled by some, respected by others At the age of sixty eight her determination keeps her going THANK YOU FIRSTREADS FOR THIS FREE BOOK

  25. Even though Clinton declined to comment for this autobiography, Blumenthal manages to wade through an enormous amount of material over 30 pages of notes to paint a picture of this reserved politician while focusing mostly on her accomplishments Scandals and missteps are not glossed over and much time is spent devoted to the double standard Clinton has faced as a professional and political woman.

  26. A great biography of Hillary Clinton This is not one of those boring pieces of writing that teachers make you read This is a humorous story form Hillary s childhood to the present This book shows how much Hillary has been through, how much experience she has, the hardships she has gone through If you want to know about Hillary Clinton, this is the book to read.

  27. Well written, lots of references Gives a somewhat neutral view of Hillary, though I wish the author would have dug some into the scandals According to the author, this was written without input from the Clintons, so I see this as neutral than some biographies which are just pep rallies for their subjects.

  28. I was in my early teens when Bill Clinton was President, was in high school during the Lewinsky scandal I have vivid memories of watching the impeachment proceedings on TV, but at that age, so much passed me by This book really helped me understand Whitewater which I remember was a big deal, but never really knew much about HRC is a person I will always look up to.

  29. This was a careful treatment of HRC I appreciated the perspective for students who might want to know facts about a public figure who tends to get visceral rather than objective responses from many.

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