While numerous volumes have been written about Hillary Clinton, many authors have devoted entire books to just one aspect of Clinton’s public or private life. Yet few, if any, single volumes have provided a comprehensive look at her life in public service from an objective, scholarly viewpoint.
Designed both for students doing research and general readers wanting to know more about Clinton’s life and career, this book not only offers an overview of her education, family, career, and political views, but also provides historical context to her choices, accomplishments, and defeats. The volume’s chapters present a chronological telling of her life story thus far including key experiences, influences, and the development of her political views. The volume also includes photographs and short sidebars, which help to tie Clinton’s personal experiences to the contemporaneous culture of the nation. A lengthy bibliography provides assistance to readers interested in further research or reading.
- Provides readers with a comprehensive look at Hillary Clinton's life in public service from an objective vantage point: her education, family and marriage, career as an attorney, experience as the first lady of Arkansas and the United States, and various roles in national politics
- Contextualizes Clinton's life choices and contributions to U.S. political life through scholarly research and Clinton's own observations as expressed in her three memoirs and numerous media interviews over the course of 25 years
- Clearly articulates how, at the highest levels of power, Clinton brought gender bias to the forefront of America's conscience, thereby further clearing the path for women in politics
- Includes text-enhancing sidebars, a full chronology that includes the 2016 election, primary source documents, an extensive bibliography, and eye-catching photos