Clinton in Exile: A President Out of the White House

Clinton in Exile A President Out of the White House Just before noon on January the most powerful and arguably most ambitious man in the world relinquished the public stage reluctantly at the young age of fifty four Having endured infamous

  • Title: Clinton in Exile: A President Out of the White House
  • Author: Carol Felsenthal
  • ISBN: 9780061231599
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Just before noon on January 20, 2001, the most powerful and arguably most ambitious man in the world relinquished the public stage, reluctantly, at the young age of fifty four Having endured infamous scandals and impeachment, President Bill Clinton left office with record approval ratings and embarked on an uncertain journey Since then Clinton has moved in and out of theJust before noon on January 20, 2001, the most powerful and arguably most ambitious man in the world relinquished the public stage, reluctantly, at the young age of fifty four Having endured infamous scandals and impeachment, President Bill Clinton left office with record approval ratings and embarked on an uncertain journey Since then Clinton has moved in and out of the shadows of this exile, leaving the millions who knew him to wonder How has this man of such outsized talent and passions adjusted to leaving power Based on than 150 interviews with the former president s friends, associates, and sometime enemies, Clinton in Exile takes readers from Clinton s last hours in office, through his indulgent personal life and well publicized humanitarian efforts, to his front of camera and behind the scenes coordination of his wife s presidential campaign.What is the status of his relationship with Hillary What would be his role if they were to return to the White House What happened behind closed doors that may have influenced the pardon of Marc Rich Who is the woman rud to have been Clinton s postpresidency girlfriend What does Clinton privately acknowledge to be the greatest mistakes of his presidency What s happened to the Clinton Gore relationship since they left the White House What is the nature of Clinton s relationship with George H W Bush Noted biographer and journalist Carol Felsenthal has spent two years investigating these questions among many others, and her reporting gives a fascinating and textured portrait of this complex man.Clinton in Exile is the definitive biography of one of the most towering, intriguing, and deeply controversial figures of our time.

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    1. Clinton in Exile is a rather sorry and pointless little look at Bill Clinton's post-presidential life. It's composed mostly of well known and oft repeated data about Clinton's life and obvious observations (such as that Clinton has a big ego, high intelligence and gets energized by crowds, and Presidents sometimes find it hard to adjust being basically unemployed after having been the most powerful person on earth.) Felsenthal tries to spice up her book by including a bunch of unflattering comme [...]

    2. NOTE - I thought I had posted this ages ago! Am copying and pasting it here now.I need to apologize in advance to Ms. Felsenthal, for two reasons.(1) This is not the kind of book I typically enjoy. To be perfectly honest, I only requested it from Harper because Rob loves this kind of stuff and he begged me to get it so he could read it and review it on my behalf. I would apologize to Harper for this because I'm not sure they'd be real keen on Rob doing my reviewing for me, but it's a non-issue b [...]

    3. A critical review of President Clinton's activities since leaving the White House, with lots and lots of rehash of his misdeeds while in office (much more exciting and titillating than his successes, obviously).The most interesting chapters and tidbits concern his recent relationship with George H. W. Bush, making this book a worthwhile read. For anyone who is fascinated with the psychological makeup of President Clinton (as I am), there's tremendous food for thought in the tight knit, enduring [...]

    4. This book was a good one to read because it had comments from over 300 people who met and visited the Clinton's while they were in the white house. Much of the book I remembered from the days and weeks in the news following his presidency. What did I learn? Clinton was seeking friendship and companionship even as president. I think he is a lonely man basically and has an insatiable need for reinforcement and approval from the public and anyone who will give it. I felt sad for him. Very interesti [...]

    5. A very well-balanced look at Bill Clinton since he left the White House. His depression upon leaving, his global charity work, his womanizing, his outrageous speaking fees; in other words, the good, bad and ugly of Bill Clinton. All around an interesting book. The book does assume that Hillary will be the Democratic candidate for President in 2008 (written before the primaries started) so it is already a little dated.

    6. Very interesting book about an interesting and complex person. Based on interviews with friends and some foes this is a fairly extensive look at President Clinton in his last days in office and the years since. The dirty business at the end of his presidency which was mostly disproven, takes away from the quality of the book but since it was part of his life I suppose it needed to be included. The work done by Clinton post-presidency is very interesting and well worth the read.

    7. So biased that it's almost impressive. I mean, it's tough to make a friendship with Nelson Mandela out to be a bad thing, but she manages it. Almost a waste of time, but it's interesting to see how those who are dead set against finding anything good about someone justify their arguments.

    8. It really bogged down about halfway through. Tough reading from that point on. A few highlights here and there after that, but not anything I would recommend to anyone else.

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