Man of the World

Man of the World

The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton

Book - 2016
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"A rich, believable portrait of a master politician out of office: needy, rivalrous, thin-skinned, proud, hot-tempered." -- The New York Review of Books

Updated in 2017 and hailed as, "engrossing...detailed and intimate" ( Publishers Weekly ), veteran political journalist Joe Conason's Man of the World brings you along with Bill Clinton, as the forty-second 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. In his "deeply researched" ( The New York Times Book Review ) Man of the World , Joe 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 travelled with Clinton to Africa, Haiti, Israel, and across America. Conason's "often absorbing chronicle captures the energy and charisma of the former president as he...finds a mission in his philanthropic work in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere" ( Kirkus Reviews ). 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.
Publisher: New York ;, London ;, Toronto :, Simon & Schuster,, [2016]
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781439154113
9781439154106
Branch Call Number: 973.929 CON 2016
Characteristics: 486 pages ; 24 cm

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rpavlacic
Mar 15, 2017

There is no question that Bill Clinton has been campaigning for the Nobel Peace Prize ever since he left office in 2001. This book details how he has been going about that. There is little doubt his foundation has done a lot of good (although in so doing he has stepped on the toes of a lot of long standing charities like Save the Children, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Doctors Without Borders). There is also little question the commitment of the Clinton women to charitable work, especially Chelsea. The book does raise some questions about how Bill and Hillary have personally enriched themselves, working his way to the one percent in almost record time. There is, however, a downside to this book: The author is a well known left winger who has written several books extremely critical of the right, and his bias in favour of the Clintons shows. This made the second half of the book very difficult to read without laughing out loud every now and then. I say take it with a grain of salt - like most non-fiction books you can't necessarily believe everything you read.

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StarGladiator
Jul 19, 2016

[Update 9/16: Congress has issued a subpoena to the FBI - - pretty pathetic when the national secret police are the ones getting subpoenaed - - due to ignoring destruction of evidence and obstruction of justice by Hillary Clinton.]
One must backcheck and verify everything from this covert publicist for the Clintons.
E.g., // Clinton has earned millions himself and raised billions for philanthropy \\ EARNED??? You mean meeting with certain individuals [lobbying] for the passage of free-trade agreements [allowing further inflating of financial assets to profit the global banking cartel]? Philanthropy???
You mean hiding money and ownership within foundations and trusts, exempting said monies from taxation?
[How's about instead of the head choppers of Saudi Arabia give any more money to the Clintons, the Clintons simply demand they stop chopping off the heads of the innocent, and confess about 9/11?]

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