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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Hillary Rodham Clinton  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Hillary Diane Rodham was born at Edgewater Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She was raised first in Chicago, and from the age of three, in suburban Park Ridge, Illinois until she went to college.

Biographical and Professional Information

Clinton is the 2016 Democratic Nominee for President of the United States. She was the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013and a United States Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. As the wife of Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, she was the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2008 election.Clinton became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation in 1978, having been appointed by President Jimmy Carter. She was later named the first female partner at Rose Law Firm in 1979. After moving to New York, Clinton was elected as the first female senator to represent New York State in 2000. That election marked the first time an American First Lady had run for public office.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

An invitation to the White House :
ISBN: 0684857995. OCLC Number: 44550598

Simon & Schuster,. .

The First Lady celebrates the history, culture, and food of the White House, in an illustrated volume that captures the significance of this great house in American life.

Dear Socks, dear Buddy :
ISBN: 0684857782. OCLC Number: 39875214

Simon & Schuster,. .

Letters written by children to the Clintons' White House pets ... Socks, a black-and-white cat; and Buddy, a Labrador retriever.

Hard choices
ISBN: 9781471131523. OCLC Number: 879538400

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The former Secretary of State, senator, and First Lady shares candid reflections about the key moments of her service in the Obama Administration as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Hard choices /
ISBN: 1476751471. OCLC Number: 909112390

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Hillary Rodham Clinton's inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America's 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. "All of us face hard choices in our lives," Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. "Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become." In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm's way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, traveled nearly one million miles, and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications, and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of women, youth, and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton's descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer listeners a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use "smart power" to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world-one in which America remains the indispensable nation. -- Publisher description.

It takes a village :
ISBN: 0684818434. OCLC Number: 33326735

Simon & Schuster,. .

For more than twenty-five years, First Lady Hiliary Rodham Clinton has made children her passion and her cause. Her long experience with children - not only through her personal roles as mother, daughter, sister, and wife but also as advocate, legal expert, and public servant - has strengthened her conviction that how children develop and what they need to succeed are inextricably entwined with the society in which they live and how well it sustains and supports its families and individuals. In other words, it takes a village to raise a child. This book chronicles her quest - both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public - to discover how we can make our society into the kind of village that enables children to grow into able, caring, resilient adults. It is time, Mrs. Clinton believes, to acknowledge that we have to make some changes for our children's sake. Advances in technology and the global economy along with other developments in society have brought us much good, but they have also strained the fabric of family life, leaving us and our children poorer in many ways - physically, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually. She doesn't believe that we should, or can, turn back the clock to "the good old days". False nostalgia for "family values" is no solution. Nor is it useful to make an all-purpose bogeyman or savior of "government". But by looking honestly at the condition of our children, by understanding the wealth of new information research offers us about them, and, most important, by listening to the children themselves, we can begin a more fruitful discussion about their needs. And by sifting the past for clues to the structures that once bound us together, by looking with an open mind at what other countries and cultures do for their children that we do not, and by identifying places where our "village" is flourishing - in families, schools, churches, businesses, civic organizations, even in cyberspace - we can begin to create for our children the better tomorrow they deserve.

It takes a village :
ISBN: 9780743591621. OCLC Number: 441419650

Simon & Schuster Audio,. .

A decade ago, then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton chronicled her quest, both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public, to help make our society into the kind of village that enables children to become smart, able, resilient adults.

Living history
ISBN: 9780743592390. OCLC Number: 439018741

Simon & Schuster,. .

The author writes about her upbringing in suburban, middle-class America in the 1950s and her transformation from Goldwater Girl to student activist to controversial First Lady. A revealing memoir of her life through the White House years, it is also her chronicle of living history with Bill Clinton.

Living history /
ISBN: 0747255156. OCLC Number: 52886163

Headline,. .

[The author writes] about her upbringing in suburban, middle-class America in the 1950s and her transformation from Goldwater Girl to student activist to controversial First Lady. [This book] is her revealing memoir of life through the White House years. It is also her chronicle of living history with Bill Clinton.-Dust jacket.