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The Resource Man of the world : the further endeavors of Bill Clinton, Joe Conason

Man of the world : the further endeavors of Bill Clinton, Joe Conason

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Man of the world : the further endeavors of Bill Clinton
Title
Man of the world
Title remainder
the further endeavors of Bill Clinton
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Joe Conason
Title variation
Further endeavors of Bill Clinton
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eng
Summary
  • "A veteran political journalist chronicles the post-presidential achievements and adventures of Bill Clinton, drawing on interviews with dozens of the former President's colleagues, friends, supporters and family members to examine his philanthropic work, the charges of corruption levied against him, and the ways he continues to inspire and infuriate the world,"--NoveList
  • Veteran political journalist Joe Conason brings you along with Bill Clinton as the 42nd president blazes new paths in his post-presidential career. It is unlike the second career of any other president: "Bill Clinton" is a global brand, rising from the dark days of his White House departure to become one of the most popular names in the world. Conason describes how that happened, examining Clinton's achievements, his failures, his motivations, and his civilian life. He explains why Clinton's ambitions for the world continue to inspire (and infuriate). Conason, who has covered Clinton for twenty years, interviewed him many times for this book--as well as Hillary and Chelsea and many of his friends, aides, rivals, and supporters. He has traveled with Clinton to Africa, Haiti, Israel, and across America. Clinton has earned tens of millions of dollars and raised billions for philanthropy, much of it from foreign sources, provoking questions about transparency and probity even as Hillary Clinton runs again for the presidency. Conason closely examines the financial support from other countries, corporations and wealthy individuals, while assessing the Clinton Foundation's very real, far-reaching achievements. He observes as Clinton campaigns for his wife and wonders: How would America's very first First Gentleman fare in a Hillary Clinton White House? Man of the World--starring the one and only Bill Clinton--tells the engrossing story of an extraordinary man who is still seeking to do good in the world.--From dust jacket
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Review
  • Journalist Conason (It Can Happen Here) shows his writing and research chops to full advantage in this engrossing look at former president Bill Clinton in his post-presidency years. From the book's first page—a detailed January 2001 snapshot of Clinton's first morning as a private citizen—the book grabs the reader's attention and holds on tight. The profile begins with Clinton in his first post-presidency year, surprised at the backlash following his pardon of Marc Rich and struggling with a "badly tarnished" reputation. Conason follows Clinton as he searches for his footing, becomes involved with helping regions affected by natural disasters, and addresses the international AIDS crisis. Conason's detailed and intimate sketches show a newly health-conscious man ("overnight, he became that rarest of Arkansans: a vegan") who's equally comfortable interacting with other former heads of state and with a young African AIDS survivor helped by his initiatives. With Hillary Clinton running for president, it's fair to be wary of the book's potential propaganda value, but Conason, a consummate journalist, does his best to present an objective portrait, including his subject's occasional less-than-lovely words and careless acts. Coming in the midst of a particularly fierce election season, this look at Clinton and his extraordinary work ethic may strike readers as almost poignant. Agent: Jeffrey Posternak, Wylie Agency. (Sept.) 
			 --Staff (Reviewed 08/29/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 35, p)
  • Since leaving the White House in 2001, former president Bill Clinton has remained an influential public figure. Journalist and liberal commentator Conason (The Hunting of the Presidentst) utilizes his close access to the Clinton family to write about these years, which found Clinton searching for purpose postpresidency. In debt from lawsuits and marred by his controversial pardoning of financier Marc Rich, Clinton began booking "well-compensated" speeches around the world while also fundraising for his presidential library in Little Rock, AR, and pursuing philanthropy in developing countries via organizations such as the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Unfortunately, the author spends as much time detailing his subject's activism as he does relitigating every slight and scandal, usually absolving the politician from wrongdoing. VERDICT Given Clinton's stature and influence, this book makes sense for libraries with robust politics and current events sections. However, readers who have been closely following national politics for the last decade won't miss much. --Chad Comello (Reviewed 10/01/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 16, p87)
Biography type
individual biography
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10526763
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DLC
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Conason, Joe
Dewey number
  • 973.929092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E886
LC item number
.C66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Clinton, Bill
  • Clinton, Bill
  • Presidents
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
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the further endeavors of Bill Clinton
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Man of the world : the further endeavors of Bill Clinton, Joe Conason
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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1647901
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
486 pages
Isbn
9781439154106
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(hardcover)
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2016031629
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781439154106
  • (OCoLC)953525328
Label
Man of the world : the further endeavors of Bill Clinton, Joe Conason
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1647901
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
486 pages
Isbn
9781439154106
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016031629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439154106
  • (OCoLC)953525328

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