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A Young Woman on Her Own: from A Woman in Charge

Authors: Bernstein, Carl
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO010000, POL008000, POL052000
ISBN: 9780525433798, Related ISBNs: 0525433791, 9780525433798
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 24,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A Vintage Shorts Selection
 
From the definitive, humanizing biography of one of the most powerful and widely misunderstood women of our time: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Carl Bernstein sheds light on Hillary’s political development during her four years as an impressionable but fierce undergraduate at Wellesley.
 
In thick, Coke-bottle glasses, here is an ambitious young student—galvanized by the assassination of Martin Luther King and the women’s liberation movement—fighting to be recognized by the East coast elite. Bernstein reveals a side of Hillary not often seen in a tender, heartening, and measured depiction of her even-keeled transformation from a Barry Goldwater conservative raised in a staunchly anti-communist household in Illinois into an “agnostic intellectual liberal” and an impassioned progressive dedicated to peaceful and pragmatic reform.
 
An ebook short.
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