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Author: Carl Bernstein Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: June 2007 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781415945629

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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Liked it. Funny - many of the attributes of Hillary that most people criticize her for, I like! "

    - Debra, 2/19/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Hillary Clinton is an incredibly gifted woman and it is a shame that she may never be president. I think this is a fair look into this woman's life and shows her strengths and weaknesses. But she is truly remarkable. "

    - J., 2/19/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really inspiring...makes you wanna aim higher and higher ...sky is the limit to what you can do... "

    - Mary-Kriss, 2/19/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I like reading the history of people. It did confirm to me that unfortunately lives are affected by what other people want other people to think about them, even if it isn't true. "

    - Sbugsy, 2/15/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An informative look at Hillary Clinton, the dynamics of her relationship with Bill and her political motivations. Hillary's complexity makes this a must read for those who would like to inform themselves of the candidates before the election. "

    - M.K., 2/9/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I was a Hillary fan before I read this, and remain one, perhaps even more so. It's a very honest look at a woman who has been to hell and back in the White House, and somehow wants to go back. "

    - Jim, 2/2/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " What it takes to be a woman in a man's profession. "

    - Fran, 1/30/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the most eloquently written biography I have ever read. It doesn't hurt that the players Bernstein chronicles are colorful to say the least... "

    - Emily, 1/23/2014
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It takes a long time to read but it's well worth the effort. Excellent! "

    - Ashley, 1/22/2014
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I've never read a political biography before, but I really liked this book. It was very interesting. "

    - Miss, 1/16/2014
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " OOOOOOOOO man. I liked this book on some levels but found in most parts she was fixated on Bill Clintons' affair like her life has only ever revolved around it. But for the rest I enjoyed this book. "

    - Kellen, 12/28/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It gave me wonderful in site into the life and career of Hillary Clinton. "

    - Barbara, 12/25/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Was given this as a gift from Australian EMILY's List and enjoyed reading it on 'planes and pool-side during a holiday in Vietnam and Thailand. Great backgrounder to a great woman although would be fabulous to see an updated version. "

    - Meghan, 12/16/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Too much Whitewater and Monica. It's as if she hardly did anything else. And the last page basically says, "In conclusion, she's so secretive I couldn't figure her out and neither can anyone else." So...why write the book? I just thought he should have brought more insight. "

    - Jvlee624, 12/3/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read this a year or two ago. I learned a ton about the Clintons. "

    - Baden, 9/19/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book gives a great, balanced back ground to help understand how HC is the person she is today. Definitely helps put her, her positions, her demeanor, her strategies, etc. in context. "

    - Erin, 7/13/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Still reading and its fascinating. Carl Bernstein clearly does not like HRC, and the book was obviously timed to impact her campaign, but what comes through the book despite the dislike is that he often admires her. "

    - Karis, 5/5/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Cemented my inclination to support Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee for President. "

    - Tom, 9/25/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Surprisingly balanced. Illuminating one of the most interesting, misunderstood people in recent history. I don't know if I could vote for her, but I'm less likely now to judge her based on caricature, or her husband. "

    - Jenifer, 3/2/2012
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Extremely interesting, well-written, and meticulously researched. I learned so much from the careful analysis and appreciated reading this very much! "

    - Samantha, 12/15/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Wanted to learnmore about the woman who might have been president - "

    - Paula, 2/13/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " pretty good, enough details to be interesting and not overly historic--it seemed balanced and that is rare in this time of extreme views. "

    - Tedda, 12/9/2010
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Dry in style but fill of very interesting information. Worth reading. "

    - Rebecca, 11/10/2010
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Started out great but bored me about 75% through. He is not the greatest of biographical writers. "

    - Dina, 8/4/2010
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not a bad read, but living in the UK I found there were an awful lot of unfamiliar names to try and get a hold of, and all the various offices/posts of said people, so I kept losing track of who was who and just what they did and where they fit in. "

    - Tony, 3/22/2010
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really inspiring...makes you wanna aim higher and higher ...sky is the limit to what you can do... "

    - Mary-Kriss, 3/18/2010
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good, but I'm not sure how true it is. Some characterizations are negative, but it did inform of some interesting dynamics in a general way. I'm not sure I like the book, but it did keep me reading it. "

    - Penny, 2/12/2010
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Biography from birth to Hillary’s deciding to run for the Senate at the end of Bill Clinton’s second term. "

    - Uncleg, 10/22/2009
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Well written and very insightful look at an interesting woman and couple. His depiction of Hillary shows her strengths and flaws. "

    - Fox, 8/6/2009
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great author and great subject combine to make this a riveting read. "

    - Diane, 1/21/2009
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Slow read. Living History is much better. "

    - Ian, 1/10/2009
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " It was okay, I wanted to learn some interesting facts about her. I was surprised she was IL that I a familiar with. "

    - Adrienna, 1/3/2009
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Excellent to read simultaneously with Living History "

    - Karen, 12/24/2008

About the Author

Carl Bernstein, with Bob Woodward, shared a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Watergate for the Washington Post. He is the author, with Woodward, of All the President’s Men and The Final Days and, with Marco Politi, of His Holiness: John Paul II and the History of Our Time. He is also the author of Loyalties, a memoir about his parents during McCarthy-era Washington. Bernstein has written for Vanity Fair, where he is also a contributing editor; Time; USA Today; Rolling Stone; and the New Republic. He was a correspondent and Washington bureau chief for ABC News.

About the Narrator

Robertson Dean has played leading roles on and off Broadway and at dozens of regional theaters throughout the country. He has a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Yale. His audiobook narration has garnered ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he works in film and television in addition to narrating.