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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 more 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 more 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.

During their eight years in the White House, Bill and Hillary Clinton worked together more 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 more 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.
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During their eight years in the White House, Bill and Hillary Clinton worked together more 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 more 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard McGonagle

Length:

6h 32m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:03


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:49


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:01


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:17


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:19


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:12


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:11


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:54


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:54


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:26


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:33


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:32


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:21


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:13


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:49


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:23


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:57


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:31


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:48


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:31


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:51


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:47


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:30


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:44


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:45


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:08


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:17


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:24


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:00


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:27


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:18


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:55


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:34


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:04


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:05


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:48


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:27