Search Results: "Bill Clinton"


BOOK REVIEW

BILL CLINTON by Robert Cwiklik
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1993

"Photos; chronology; map of the electoral college vote; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A less-than-friendly biography with a sturdy binding but not much else going for it. Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON by Michael Tomasky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Tomasky's slim, journalistic account contains few surprises for older readers familiar with that era, but they should wait a generation until the dust settles and scholars determine if Clinton deserves his current respectable rating in the pantheon of presidents."
The latest in the excellent American Presidents series explores the life and career of Bill Clinton (b. 1946). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 20, 1993

"There are a few b&w photos, but the lack of a bibliography or an index will limit use. (Biography. 10+)"
A straightforward account that does a good job of pulling together basic facts and stories made familiar in recent periodical literature, with Clinton's childhood, education, political rise, period as governor, and presidential campaign covered in equal measure. Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON by Nigel Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"Still, for the moment it's the most complete life yet of the man, and though it will at turns puzzle both fans and detractors of Clinton and his legacy, it's well worth reading for all concerned."
An overblown (and this is but the first volume, ending with the crushing defeat of Bush I), often out of tune, but oddly fascinating account of William Jefferson Clinton's pre-White House life and career. Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON by Elaine Landau
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A simply phrased, heavily illustrated introduction to our 42nd president, focusing on his youth and political career but also covering, albeit briefly, his adult private life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Gartner calls this a first-of-its-kind work of 'psycho-journalism.' If this is the prototype, let's hope production is halted."
A bizarre attempt to uncover what makes the 42nd president tick. Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON AND BLACK AMERICA by DeWayne Wickham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"Better editing would have eliminated the excessive number of redundant comments, but this sampling feels honest as it offers both instinctive and intellectual appraisals of the Clinton appeal."
USA Today columnist Wickham (Woodholme, 1995, etc.) surveys a wide range of African-Americans to find out why so many of them were drawn to the Clinton presidency. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"An important message conveyed with a light touch."
The former president provides dozens of effective and communicable examples of giving. Read full book review >

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BILL by Chap Reaver
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Laced with wonderfully dry humor and pungent observations, a grand yarn that begs to be shared aloud, and again. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of Mote (1990) and A Little Bit Dead (1992; both Edgar winners), an endearing story that, despite its compelling climax and some pleasingly melodramatic features, is markedly less violent than its predecessors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Vintage Clinton, with provocative if generally evenhanded solutions to the economic crisis and political stalemate plaguing the country."
The former president and bestselling author comes out swinging on the economic front. Read full book review >

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HILLARY CLINTON by Cheryl Harness
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"This is a respectful, informative introductory biography, but it's not a sufficiently nuanced one. (photos, further reading, sources notes) (Biography. 8-12)"
Harness delivers an accessible overview of Clinton's life, from childhood to her current campaign to become the Democratic candidate for U.S. president in 2016. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"An enjoyable, tawdry read that covers little new ground."
Compulsively readable account and analysis of President Clinton's years out of office, perfectly timed for his "First Laddie" campaign. Read full book review >