A Woman in Charge
The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton
By Carl Bernstein
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780307388551, 656pp.)
Publication Date: January 8, 2008
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Drawing from hundreds of interviews with colleagues, friends and with unique access to campaign records, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Carl Bernstein offers a complex and nuanced portrait of one of the most controversial figures of our time: Hillary Clinton. He has given us a book that enables us, at last, to address the questions Americans are insistently—even obsessively—asking: What is her character? What is her political philosophy? Who is she? What can we expect from her?
Carl Bernstein, with Bob Woodward, shared a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Watergate for The Washington Post. He is the author, with Woodward, of All the President's Men and The Final Days, and, with Marco Politi, of His Holiness: John Paul II and the History of Our Time. He is also the author of Loyalties, a memoir about his parents during McCarthy-era Washington. He has written for Vanity Fair (he is also a contributing editor), Time, USA Today, Rolling Stone, and The New Republic. He was a Washington bureau chief and correspondent for ABC News. He lives with his wife, Christine, in New York.
“The most reliable Hillary Clinton biography to date, a must-read for anybody closely following the 2008 campaign.” —The Boston Globe "Engaging and illuminating; it stands as a model of contemporary political biography." —The Los Angeles Times“A remarkably revealing portrait.” —The Wall Street Journal“Serious, well-researched and fair. . . . Painstaking, sensitive, and elegantly written.” —The Economist“Bernstein, the famed All the President's Men journalist, is dead solid perfect in his reporting here. . . . The detail and digging on display in A Woman in Charge is stunning.” —The Chicago Sun-Times “A full-scale biography of the former first lady and possible future president. . . . A considerable achievement.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Sprightly written . . . . Insightful in its judgments, and studded with factual nuggets that enhance the Hillary saga.” —Salon “Carl Bernstein . . . refuses to sacrifice his scruples. . . . . A balanced, thoughtful, convincing biography of an influential modern figure.” —The News & Observer