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American Evita : Hillary Clinton's Path to Power (Reprint) (Paperback) (Christopher Andersen)
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From the author of The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died comes this rivetingNew York Times bestseller that offers an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most fascinating, and controversial, women in American political history—Hillary Clinton.
From the beginning, Hilary Rodham Clinton has drawn inevitable comparisons to Argentina's legendary Eva Perón. Sex, power, money, lies, scandal, tragedy, and betrayal defined the lives of both women. Yet most of what we know about Hillary is seen in the context of her tumultuous marriage to the 42nd President.
In the style of his #l New York Times bestsellers The Day Diana Died andThe Day John Died, Christopher Andersen draws on important sources to paint a startling portrait of America's most controversial woman—the first woman ever considered a serious contender for the presidency. Among the revelations:
- How U.S. history has been shaped by the arrangement between Hillary and Bill known as "The Plan."
- Important new details about the role Hillary played in the scandalous eleventh hour pardons of armed radicals, drug dealers, tax cheats, embezzlers, money launderers and more.
- How the outgoing First Lady registered like a bride at a gift store and left the White House with $400,000 worth of "gifts" belonging to the American people.
- How JFK Jr. almost thwarted her Senate plans.
- New details about Hillary's relationship with the late Vince Foster.
- How Hillary has coped with Bill's hundreds of affairs, and the new women in her husband's life.
- What Martha Stewart did for Hillary, and how Hillary repaid her.
Whatever the ultimate judgment of history, the ongoing saga of Hillary Clinton's inexorable rise to power continues to stir passions, and to make her the American Evita.