Living History by Hillary Clinton

Val Penny's Book Reviews

livinghistoryLiving History is the first auto-biography written by Hillary Clinton. She is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yet few beyond her close friends and family have ever heard her account of her extraordinary journey. This memoir of United States Senator from New York and former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is an attempt to remedy that.

Living History was published in 2003 in the wake of those leaked revelations about Bill Clinton’s last-minute confession of his affair with Monica Lewinsky, but that only takes up two or three pages of the book. Clinton’s claim that she had no suspicion of her husband’s infidelity strikes some as preposterous and she barely mentions Gennifer Flowers and Paula Jones, although she does note Bill’s public admission during the first campaign that he had “caused pain in our marriage”.  After the Lewinsky crisis, she writes, she and the president…

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