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The Resource First in his class : a biography of Bill Clinton, David Maraniss

First in his class : a biography of Bill Clinton, David Maraniss

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First in his class : a biography of Bill Clinton
Title
First in his class
Title remainder
a biography of Bill Clinton
Statement of responsibility
David Maraniss
Title variation
1st in his class
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing on letters, documents, and interviews with several hundred people whose paths intersected with Clinton's at every level - family, friends, girlfriends, classmates, teachers, campaign workers, staff, and associates - Maraniss explores the evolution of the personality whose greatest strengths are also his greatest weaknesses: his talent for politics and careful networking, his perseverance and optimism, his ever eagerness to please, his tendency to shade the truth, and his insatiable appetite for life and ideas. It is a definitive study of Clinton's rise from obscure, provincial Arkansas, of the clear development of his ambitions, and of the Faustian bargains he made along the way. Maraniss looks at the split personality of Hot Springs, where Baptist churches and gambling casinos, all-American ideals and vaporous spas, were next-door neighbors - and how these childhood influences worked their way into Clinton's persona
  • The Georgetown-to-Oxford-to-Yale years reveal Clinton as a remarkably quick study, a smooth and astute operator, and an unrivaled magnet, drawing many of the brightest people of his generation, first and foremost his wife and closest adviser, Hillary Rodham, and others who are now key members of his administration and circle. His career in Arkansas provided the important learning experiences and stepping stones that propelled him to the Oval Office - and the stumbling blocks that threaten his stay there. Still, Maraniss shows, Clinton is not a man to count out of any fight. There have been numerous defeats along the way - in "dress-rehearsal" elections for student council president, "out-of-town runs" for state office, and even now that he is on center stage - but Bill Clinton has learned and bounced back, stronger after every setback
Summary
A full-scale biography of Bill Clinton is drawn from letters, documents, and hundreds of interviews, and chronicles his life from his troubled Arkansas childhood through his nomination for the presidency
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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221295
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.929/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E886
LC item number
.M29 1995
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1230
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the biography of Bill Clinton
Label
First in his class : a biography of Bill Clinton, David Maraniss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
39493
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
512 p.
Isbn
9780671871093
Lccn
94048245
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm31737634
  • (OCoLC)31737634
Label
First in his class : a biography of Bill Clinton, David Maraniss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
39493
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
512 p.
Isbn
9780671871093
Lccn
94048245
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm31737634
  • (OCoLC)31737634

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