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State of a Union: Inside the Complex Marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton
 
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State of a Union: Inside the Complex Marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton [ハードカバー]

Jerry Oppenheimer


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Ever since William Jefferson Clinton and Hillary Diane Rodham entered the political arena in Arkansas more than a quarter-century ago, millions of words have been written about them -- from staid biography to pop psychology, from blatant hagiography to lurid diatribes, to the Star Report. Even so, they have remained enigmas, with many unanswered questions.

What drives them? What keeps them together? Do they or don't they? Will they or won't they? So many unknowns.

Until now.

For the first time, the most personal questions are answered in this objective, compassionate and intimate portrait of the world's most powerful couple, who have confounded all of us with their complex and unprecedented marital and political alliance.

Based on scores of candid interviews with family members, confidants, colleagues, and present and former friends and associates who have never spoken out before, this scrupulously researched and meticulously reported book reveals exclusive and explosive new details and secrets about Bill and Hillary that will surprise and shock their most ardent supporters and debunkers alike.

From their peculiar childhoods in Arkansas and Illinois to the governors' mansion in Little Rock and on to the inner sanctum of the White House and beyond, investigative biographer Jerry Oppenheimer offers a stunning depiction of the First Couple -- one that explodes myths and exposes deep new layers of their lives, transcending anything ever before written about them.

Oppenheimer, who pierces the Clintons' inner circle, offers a stark assessment of the President and the First Lady by the people who know them best, disclosing the truly remarkable and poignant story behind their successes, defeats, and scandals. With its headline-making revelations, State of a Union is sure to have a profound impact on the Clintons' public and private lives -- and the political futures of this complex, fascinating, charismatic couple.

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  • ハードカバー: 312ページ
  • 出版社: Harpercollins (2000/7/18)
  • 言語: 英語, 英語, 英語
  • ISBN-10: 0060193921
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060193928
  • 発売日: 2000/7/18
  • 商品パッケージの寸法: 3.8 x 16.5 x 26 cm
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Amazon.com: 5つ星のうち 3.6  34 件のカスタマーレビュー
25 人中、24人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
5つ星のうち 5.0 Interesting and Fair 2000/7/21
投稿者 Alex - (Amazon.com)
形式:ハードカバー
At a time when political correctness rules the coverage of the Clintons, and their many flaws are handled with the utmost caution, I found this book to be a refreshing breath of fresh air. It is true that the author probably does not like the Clintons very much, but this may be because -- as his book reveals -- they are not really very likable people. A book well worth taking a look at!
31 人中、28人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
5つ星のうち 5.0 An Unexpected Pleasure... 2000/7/25
投稿者 カスタマー - (Amazon.com)
形式:ハードカバー
I liked this book. In fact, I really liked this book. Rather than being gossip column drivel, I found it objective, intelligent and refreshing in both its content and approach. If this (prolific) author is to be discredited on the basis of his link to The National Enquirer, let's not forget that Clinton's own counsel, David Kendall, is also The National Enquirer's lawyer. This detail did not stop Kendall from being chosen as the president's top attorney and in fact, may have worked in his favor, since much of the Clinton presidency has turned out to be a tabloid sideshow. Well done Mr. Oppenheimer, and two thumbs up.
45 人中、39人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
5つ星のうち 4.0 I learned why people like the Clintons 2000/7/24
投稿者 Laura Hornbeck - (Amazon.com)
形式:ハードカバー|Amazonで購入
Because the author goes into so much detail about both Bill and Hillary Clinton's childhood and personal families, I was able to get a fuller, more human picture of them. It was very helpful to me, as I have been honestly unable to comprehend why anybody would trust or like either one of the Clintons. Reading this gossipy book with all its quotes from childhood friends, stories from Hillary's mother, brothers, cousins; the friends of Bill's mother, etc. honestly helped me to flesh out these people and realize that they are not, after all, monsters. They have become something much different from what they envisioned in their youth because of their willingness to sacrifice personal principle for political power, but they are not monsters.
I appreciated learning that many people liked Hillary at Wellesley and Yale Law School because she was genuinely friendly and did many kind things for others. I could imagine why Bill fell for Hillary and vice-versa, and how their relationship began as a genuinely passionate one.
Likewise, I found it very believable that Hillary said something to the effect that she would never be able to go through all the rigors of politics if she didn't know that "they were saving the world." From the beginning of their relationship, Hillary believed that Bill was a semi-messianic figure who would attain the presidency, that he and she would be able to get into the government and create lots of positive (to her mind) changes that would help lots of people. Just like any messianic figure, people would oppose him. Unfortunately, that's a delusion. If she had been less idealistic and more realistic, she might have demanded faithfulness and either forced him to change or divorced him. Either of those outcomes would have spared us from the Clinton presidency. At any rate, I liked this book very much.
11 人中、11人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
5つ星のうち 4.0 This book answers the question -- who is she? 2000/7/22
投稿者 "paumanock" - (Amazon.com)
形式:ハードカバー
I have just finished reading this book and think it is terrific -- in fact, I am buying several copies and passing them on to my friends.
I have often wondered what drives Mrs. (and Mr., for that matter) Clinton, what is her background (beyond the much lauded Wellesley Commencement speech), and where did she come from? Oppenheimer's book answered all my questions handily. Although I am a lifelong Democrat and inveterate newshound, I find I do not know all that much about Mrs. Clinton or her past. And if she is going to attempt to be the next Senator from New York, I think we owe it to ourselves to find out what she believes in and what she hopes to accomplish.
Although some of the incidents have been covered ad nauseum (hello -- Monica!) in the past, Oppenheimer does a more than skillful (and, I think, fair handed) job in revealing Mrs. Clinton's family, her relationship with her husband (boy, there's an interesting relationship)and what she hopes to "do" for us, the public. Now, why Mrs. Clinton feels compelled to do anything for us at all, or even if we want her to, is another matter -- and one which Oppenheimer fully explores.
Don't listen to all the spin doctors on the television set. Whether you admire or dislike Mrs. Clinton, you owe it to yourself to check out this bio and find out the truth about her, then make up your own mind.
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5つ星のうち 5.0 Bravo 2000/7/23
投稿者 Jonathan K. - (Amazon.com)
形式:ハードカバー
However one feels about the Clintons, or The National Enquirer, or all the hoopla, this book is a must read, and must be read with an open mind. Like many, I too was skeptical, but once I got started, found I could not put it down. The writing is fast-paced, detailed and brilliant. I am surprised to learn that this author has written other (albeit unauthorized) biographies, all highly reviewed, and I look forward to reading more of his work.
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