For Love of Politics: Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years (2020)

For Love of Politics: Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years Sally Bedell Smith For Love of Politics Bill and Hillary Clinton The White House Years During their eight years in the White House Bill and Hillary Clinton worked together closely than the public ever knew Their intertwined personal and professional lives had far reaching consequences
  • Title: For Love of Politics: Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years
  • Author: Sally Bedell Smith
  • ISBN: 9781400063246
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Hardcover
For Love of Politics: Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years Sally Bedell Smith During their eight years in the White House, Bill and Hillary Clinton worked together closely than the public ever knew Their intertwined personal and professional lives had far reaching consequences for politics, domestic policy, and international affairs and their marital troubles became a national soap opera Based on unparalleled access to scores of Clinton insidDuring their eight years in the White House, Bill and Hillary Clinton worked together closely than the public ever knew Their intertwined personal and professional lives had far reaching consequences for politics, domestic policy, and international affairs and their marital troubles became a national soap opera Based on unparalleled access to scores of Clinton insiders cabinet officers, top administration officials, close personal friends and skilled analysis of a vast written record, including previously unavailable private papers, For Love of Politics is the first book to explain the dynamics of Bill and Hillary s relationship, showing that they are two halves of a unique whole and that it is impossible to understand one Clinton without factoring in the other Sally Bedell Smith, acclaimed author of Grace and Power The Private World of the Kennedy White House, offers intimate scenes from the Clinton marriage, with new details and insights into how a passion for politics sustained Bill and Hillary through one crisis after another With clarity and depth, Smith examines the origins of an unconventional copresidency, explains the impact of the Clintons tensions as well as their talents, and reveals how Hillary shifted from openly exercising power in the first two years to acting as a hidden hand, advising her husband on a range of foreign and domestic issues as well as decisions on hiring and firing Smith describes for the first time the inner workings of a White House with an unprecedented three forces to be reckoned with Bill, Hillary, and Al Gore and shows how the First Lady s rivalry with the Vice President played out in the West Wing and even profoundly during the 2000 campaign As Hillary seeks to follow in her husband s footsteps, this riveting book will leave readers marveling at what they never knew about Bill s intensely covered presidency and wondering what it would be like to have two presidents, both named Clinton, living in the White House From the Hardcover edition.
For Love of Politics: Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years Sally Bedell Smith

  • [☆ For Love of Politics: Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years || é PDF Download by ☆ Sally Bedell Smith]
    121 Sally Bedell Smith
  • thumbnail Title: [☆ For Love of Politics: Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years || é PDF Download by ☆ Sally Bedell Smith]
    Posted by:Sally Bedell Smith
    Published :2019-03-27T20:54:26+00:00

One thought on “For Love of Politics: Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years

  1. Mazola1

    Purportedly a biography of Bill and Hillary Clinton s marriage and time in the White House, it paints an unflattering picture of both The book drips with undisguised disdain for its subjects, which is, of course, the hallmark not of history, but of gossip And this is mean spirted gossip, at that Rarely letting a page go by without making or quoting one critical comment or snide remark or another, it lurches along from criticism to critcism, giving it a choppy flow The author obviously invested a [...]

  2. Karen

    I wouldn t call this book ground breaking, but as someone who has read 90% of the written sources used by the author, I do commend her synthesis of the material It s easy to make sweeping judgments about the Clintons and their marriage, but this book really specifies what they see in each other and what strengths and weaknesses they have as people and leaders When all the evidence is put together, as in this book, the picture that emerges of their co dependence and their intellectual meeting of [...]

  3. Craig

    This was a fascinating read for me The book offers insights into what a great politician Bill Clinton was I admire both Hillary s and Bill s accomplishments I admire Hillary s tenacity for standing by her man Because it was done based on research rather than with their personal backing, you do not get the full understanding of their relationship or the reasoning for their decisions But educated guesses are made.His and to a lesser degree her ethical weakenesses are a travesty But without at leas [...]

  4. Lesley

    While we can all act a little childish at times this book shed a different light on the former president and first lady I originally wanted to read this book to understand their relationship and amidst all of the media fodder how and why they have chosen to remain together I certainly got than I bargained for and it put a lot of things into perspective Political leanings aside, after having read this book unless Ms Clinton has changed become flexible it makes me feel somewhat relieved that she [...]

  5. Sara Goldenberg

    It talked a little too much about politics for my taste I guess the title should have clued me in I guess I was hoping to hear about their White House years But what I read, was well written and interesting, and the pictures are great.

  6. Lily..")

    I am not a citizen of the Us so I had no previous knowledge of American poltics before reading Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton.After reading this book I became a mild Hillary fan as I beleived and did not question the parts of her book in which she glazes over the bad decsions her and her husband have made.After reading her memoirs I longed for a relativly neutral opinion so I read For love of Poltics which I greatly enjoyed but also found slightly critcal.The book in my opinion focused [...]

  7. SKIM

    Yet another book about the morbidly intriguing Clintons a vey well written one that covers the Clintons White House years from the angle that the pair s amazing political climb was made possible only through their work as a single unit with laserbeam, unyielding focus on gaining and maintaining supreme political power against all odds Anyone who has read this book is not likely to question the presidential experience exposure that Hillary racked up as the so called First Lady The book appears to [...]

  8. Amanda

    I just continue to find these two a fascinating pair There is something real and tangible in their staying together even as they are incredibly flawed people as we all are of course In the midst of conduct that I couldn t imagine living through, they have a real connection and need to be there for each other through everything, that bond has been non negotiable I can t imagine how different their lives would have been if they hadn t found each other, but the one question I kept coming back to is [...]

  9. Danielle

    Wanted to read something not written by the Clintons or their admirers mission accomplished Managed to further my dislike of Bill while perpetuating one of my least favorite portrayals of Hillary as the mastermind in her clueless husband s presidency, able to share the blame for poor choices but not credited for any positive accomplishments Illuminated the impact of Bill s personal life on his presidency On a related note, didn t realize that Wag the Dog came out before the Lewinsky scandal brok [...]

  10. Mary Ann

    Meticulously researched, well attributed I have no real quarrel with the overall assessment of the president for all his extraordinary gifts, he was terribly flawed in his behavior Bedell Smith captures well the utter recklessness in his character I think she is a bit rough on Hillary, whom I admire immensely, but she is fair What makes this book different and worth reading is the analysis of the synergy between the President and Hillary.

  11. Roopsi

    While this book doesn t have any juicy or nasty, like details that you won t find in the Ken Starr report, it s an interesting study of the Clinton White House In particular, it examines in depth the role that Hillary Clinton played and it was a big one In fact, reading the book, I realized that Hillary is even of a soul sucking demon than I had previously thought, and it reaffirmed my suspicions that she has no business being president.

  12. Mark

    Read this over the Christmas 2007 holiday I was a committed Obama supporter before I read the book, and it only hardened that view I thought the book was biased and gossipy, but having read a good deal about the Clintons by authors sympathetic and not, I also thought it corroborated some basic things we seem to know about them, and their thirst for power.

  13. Scott Holstad

    This book is a typical neoconservative hatchet job against the Clintons I got into chapter two before giving up Every page contains snarky comments, innuendo, accusations, and probable lies It s truly appalling, and as I like the Clintons very much, I don t want to read such rubbish Certainly not recommended

  14. Sue

    I finished this book although it took a long time, like two or three months It s, of course, thick with political discussion which creates a slow read, but it was very enlightening I have a very different view of the Clinton s now Worth reading to appreciate some of the dynamics of politics.

  15. Cecelia Bytheway

    It s clear the author doesn t approve of the Clinton s actions But a well put together account of their love of politics and getting ahead while in the White House Thanks for putting this information out there.

  16. Joe Rodeck

    A book about the Lewinsky scandal should be enough not sitting next to serious discourse on serious matters such racial cleansing and terrorism Incidentally if you hate Hillary, you should love this.

  17. Precia

    Simply put, this was a great book A very detailed account of the ethics, or lack thereof, in the Clinton administration, on the part of both Bill and Hillary A worthwhile read and reminder, especially as Hillary runs for president in 2016.

  18. Modisettwilson

    I read the audio version all 26 hours of it while on a looooong drive It really kept me engaged and awake mostly shaking my head at the behaviors I think SBS really had her facts together.

  19. Marianna

    Interesting to hear it all summarized after the factbut still leads me to believe that all politicians are slimballs in angel clothing.

  20. Greg

    Bill and Hillary are portrayed as polar opposites he s nimble and intuitive, she s steady and restrained That idea of the other worked in the primary election too.

  21. Helen McCune

    I listened to this on my ipod and found it a fascinating glimps into the Clintons I listened to the abridged versiont sure but the unabridged might be too much.

  22. dz

    non biased and quite informativea great reminder of all that took place, plus plenty of things not previously known

  23. Teresa

    I felt the author was biased against the Clintons was an interesting point of view and did bring to light some things I was unaware of.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *