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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (107 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sally Bedell Smith Narrator: Marc Cashman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9781415945704
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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. FOR LOVE OF POLITICS is the first book to explain the dynamics of their relationship, showing that it is impossible to understand one Clinton without factoring in the other.

Acclaimed author Sally Bedell Smith 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. 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 audiobook will leave listeners wondering what it would be like to have two presidents, both named Clinton, living in the White House.



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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 8/13/2013

    " A book about the Lewinsky scandal should be enough not sitting next to serious discourse on serious matters such racial cleansing and terrorism. Incidentally; if you hate Hillary, you should love this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen McCune | 3/24/2013

    " I listened to this on my ipod and found it a fascinating glimps into the Clintons. I listened to the abridged version....not sure but the unabridged might be too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 11/1/2012

    " Bill and Hillary are portrayed as polar opposites- he's nimble and intuitive, she's steady and restrained. That idea of the "other" worked in the primary election too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 4/1/2012

    " I felt the author was biased against the Clintons....it was an interesting point of view and did bring to light some things I was unaware of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Modisettwilson | 1/29/2012

    " I 'read' the audio version -- all 26 hours of it -- while on a looooong drive. It really kept me engaged (and awake) mostly shaking my head at the behaviors. I think SBS really had her facts together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raelyn | 10/23/2011

    " Read about half....then got distracted with other books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 7/22/2010

    " I finished this book although it took a long time, like two or three months. It's, of course, thick with political discussion which creates a slow read, but it was very enlightening. I have a very different view of the Clinton's now. Worth reading to appreciate some of the dynamics of politics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faye | 8/1/2009

    " ...explains a LOT about Hillary....definately affected how I voted in the primary! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 3/24/2009

    " What a couple of crooks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 10/23/2008

    " An interesting book about what went on in the Clinton White House. "

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About the Author
Author Sally Bedell Smith

Sally Bedell Smith is the author of bestselling biographies of William S. Paley, Pamela Harriman, Princess Diana, John and Jacqueline Kennedy, and Bill and Hillary Clinton. A contributing editor at Vanity Fair since 1996, she previously worked at Time and The New York Times, where she was a cultural news reporter. She is the mother of three children and lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, Stephen G. Smith.

About the Narrator

Marc Cashman is a four-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for audiobook narration. His voice has also been heard locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally on radio, television, film, documentaries, radio plays, and video games.