A Woman in Charge

A Woman in Charge : The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Carl Bernstein's stunning portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton shows us, as nothing else has, the true trajectory of her life and career with its zigzag bursts of risks taken and safety sought. Marshaling all the skills and energy that propelled his history-making Pulitzer Prize reporting on Watergate, Bernstein gives us the most detailed, sophisticated, comprehensive, and revealing account we have had of the complex human being and political meteor who has already helped define one presidency and may well become, herself, the woman in charge of another. In his preparation for "A Woman in Charge," Bernstein reexamined everything pertinent written about and by Hillary Clinton. He interviewed some two hundred of her colleagues, friends, and enemies and was allowed unique access to the candid record of the 1992 presidential campaign kept by Hillary's best friend, Diane Blair. He has given us an audiobook that enables us, at last, to address the questions Americans are insistently-even obsessively-asking about Hillary Clinton: What is her character? What is her political philosophy? Who is she? What can we expect of her? As she decides to run for president, her husband now her valued aide, she has one more chance to fulfill her ambition for herself-to change the world.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 129.5 x 149.9 x 30.5mm | 226.8g
  • Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • abridged edition
  • 0739358065
  • 9780739358061

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""A Woman in Charge" . . . stands as a model of contemporary political biography . . . Bernstein has produced an excellent book: thorough, balanced, judicious and deeply reported . . . He offers a three-dimensional portrait of a person with enduring strengths (discipline, tenacity, a sustaining religious faith) and weaknesses (excessive secrecy, a tendency to self-righteousness and a habit of nursing grudges)...Bernstein almost always finds new facts and telling details...[His] account benefits enormously from remarkably candid on-the-record assessments of both Clintons by intimates such as close friend Jim Blair and Betsey Wright, Clinton's gubernatorial chief of staff in Arkansas." -Ronald Brownstein, "Los Angeles Times " "Serious, well-researched and fair..."A Woman in Charge" is . . . painstaking, sensitive and elegantly written."-"The Economist" "A remarkably revealing portrait." -Byron York, "The""Wall Street Journal" "Carl Bernstein presents a . . . balanced and convincing picture of Mrs. Clinton . . . He also poses the essential concerns voters will need to confront in deciding whether they will support Mrs. Clinton's 2008 candidacy."-Robert Dallek, "The""New York Times" "[Carl Bernstein] has not lost his reporter's touch, and "A Woman in Charge" has already refocused serious questions-and supplied new information-about Hillary and Bill Clinton, their past behavior and their current ambitions to regain the White House." -Kevin Phillips, "The""Washington Post Book World" "You could say Bernstein has written the definitive book on Hillary." -Lynn Bronikowski, "Rocky Mountain News" "Bernstein's "A Woman in Charge" is sprightly written, often insightful in its judgments, and studded with factual nuggets that enhance the Hillary saga." -Walter Shapiro, "Salon.com" "This book is really a considerable achievement." -Peter Grier, "Christian Science Monitor" " ""Those who adore Cshow more

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