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Like it or not, Hillary Clinton is almost assuredly going to run for president in 2008. It doesn't matter that her negative poll numbers are high or that her past 15 years in the public eye have been anything but smooth. Since she was a little girl she has dreamed about becoming the first female president, and now that dream is well within reach.

Esteemed journalist and New York Times best-selling author Edward Klein reveals the truth about a woman who has managed to keep much of her life private. Drawing from inside sources, Klein reveals the reality of Hillary's turbulent marriage and exposes what she and Bill have done behind closed doors. He also proves that Hillary lied to America, even in her enormously successful Living History autobiography.

©2005 Edward Klein; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Marc
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • 06-25-05

The Truth About Hillary

Objective not subjective reading. An insight into Hilary from a person who has no political agenda, it is so refreshing. The people who love Hilary will swear its a right wing smear campaign but I could find nothing that would lead me to believe this.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • John
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • 12-15-05

Right down party lines

I've always found Hillary Clinton to be an incredibly polarizing figure. You either love her or hate her. It should be fairly obvious from the reviews written here who's a Hillary fan and who isn't.

I thought the author did a pretty good job of shedding some light on the drive and ambition that Mrs. Clinton has posessed since childhood.

On the one hand it's an amazing testament to her because of what she has achieved, but it is also sad when you consider her win-at-all-costs attitude gets in the way of telling the truth on subjects like Whitewater to staying in a loveless marriage with a spouse incapable of fidelity because he just happens to be the President of the United States.

I realize that's a loaded statement full of my own personal opinion, but in the end, I don't think this book will change your opinion of Sen. Clinton. It will only reinforce what you already believe about her.

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

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  • Patricia
  • Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • 01-04-06

Behind the scenes

I was very glad I selected this book. It looks past the glossy images the Clinton's have publicly shown people and clues you into what motivated their behavior, and to my great satisfaction, placed a much needed 'reasoning' to the disjointed behaviors and televised events. After reading this book, I have walked away with a better understanding and a much needed... "Ah ha! So that's what really happened!". Knowing much of the behind-the-scenes events and catalysts, I can now see the trail of disjointed public "performances" with a clearer eye. I always questioned the shifting "versions" of Hillary that I was introduced to over the years; and the odd relationship between the Clintons. This book, and the many people introduced by the author, helped me gain a fuller understanding. Please read, even if you don't agree, to have a clearer perspective on political maneuvers.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Everything you already knew but...

This book confirms everything my intuition was already telling me about Hillary Clinton. My first "feeling" came after Bill was elected and then suddenly "Hillary Clinton" was now "Hillary Rodham-Clinton". Next, the health care debacle (did we elect her?), Vince Foster, etc. Living next door to DC, we get a constant stream of the goings on of the Rich and Political. This book explains why I had all those feelings and why all those strange people(like a Fellini film)started showing up in DC. The fatal flaw of the Clintons is that they both continue to underestimate the intelligence of the American People. They both thought that they could do what ever they wanted and we would not notice. I believe this is due to an inherent lack of ethics and morals as this book confirms. The manipulative behavior of Hillary Clinton is clear unveiled by this book. I still cannot understand why the people of New York would elect her to represent them. Hopefully, the rest of America will not make the same mistake. Tell your friends to buy this book.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Jeff
  • cincinnati, OH, USA
  • 06-25-05

Ambition & Duplicity.

Hillary's very interesting life with Bill has taken her many places. Choir practice is not one of them. Such is politics. A brutal game. And she has done well. Chalk it up to her ambition, smarts and chamelion-like ability to become whom she need be. A skill learned from the master. Klein's book provides a wholistic look at Hillary's life. It portrays her as very bright, very ambitious, and willing to do whatever it takes to reach her goal. It's a fascinating look at a fascinating person.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Truth Hurts

Clinton is unfit to be President, pure and simple. If anyone walks away from listening to this book and thinks otherwise, they need their head examined. Of course when one assumes the Presidency we should expect some under the table is just the nature of the job. But for Hillary to do what she has done TO GET herself in position to possibly run is quite laughable. How do we know that she won't look the other way as she did with Bill, during a time of need in her Presidency??

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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More facts than I thought I find..........

This book shows a side of H that I'd never thought possible. When she runs, after this book you will feel different. Its a good listen...

20 of 26 people found this review helpful

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  • Edward
  • Brighton, MA, USA
  • 06-26-05

Well done

This book seems to expose some of the behind the scenes interactions and truths that the Clintons so desperately try and conceal from the American public. It answers the question of what she actually stands for besides socialism and income re-distribution. Hopefully more people read this so voters can make an educated decision on whom to elect in 2008.

19 of 27 people found this review helpful

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  • Thomas
  • Southern Pines, NC, USA
  • 08-06-05

The Truth Hurts

Liberal and Clinton lovers hate anything that exposes this very disturbed and power hungry disfunctional family. Hillary is no doubt a smart lady but she is also a disturbing and dangerous woman with an agenda of both revenge and hate.
What make her so dangerous is her ability to lie and really convince herself and the world she is telling her hearts truth.
This book should be read by all who vote and can finally stop this disgraceful family of misanthropes...

17 of 25 people found this review helpful

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Call Her a Liberal and watch 'em squeal!

There really isn't "hate" being spread by this book. Fans of Hillary will like what they see and opponents will find confirmation in the reasons they don't like her politics. The fact is, this book calls her a power-hungry liberal. Is there anyone conservative or liberal who doesnt believe that to be the case? She's a politician for Pete's sake! This is not a revelation or hate-mongering!

The "Lesbian" thing is more about the radical-feminist politics of lesbianism... Not a claim that she really is a lesbian.

This book disects her life from elementary school years, to her "radical" college years, to her subrogation of ideals for the sake of power.

Well researched and organized. A good political read!

31 of 47 people found this review helpful