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General Information

Name:  Hillary Rodham Clinton  

Pen Name: None


Born: October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois


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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

It Takes a Village, and Other Lessons Children Teach Us
ISBN: 0684818434

Simon & Schuster. 1996

In Mrs. Clinton book. she stresses that it takes a village to help children to develop to their full potential. It takes parents, churches, schools, businesses and others. As a country, we need to look at other countries to see what they may doing better than America and pick out the good ideas.

Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets
ISBN: 0684857782

Simon & Schuster. 1998

In a world dominated by video games, voice mail, and television, it's easy to overlook the importance of the written word. If one very important thing parents can do to help their children learn is read to them, then encouraging them to write must run a close second. What better -- and more rewarding -- way to teach a child these invaluable communication skills than through letter writing?
In her warm and engaging text, Mrs. Clinton suggests ways parents can help their children initiate and enjoy the experience of writing and receiving letters, sharing her family's (and pets') experience, and explains how letters to Socks and Buddy are received, sorted, and answered at the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home. Mrs. Clinton gives a brief "pet history" of the White House, from Dolley Madison's parrot and Teddy Roosevelt's children's menagerie to the Bushes' English springer spaniel Millie. She also talks about the ways Socks and Buddy participate in White House life, such as greeting guests and visiting hospitals and nursing homes. Fans of the First Pets will be delighted by a section on their vital statistics (Socks' tail length: 1 foot

Buddy's snout length: 5 inches) and answers to the questions most asked by correspondents ("Do you have room service?").
In Dear Socks, Dear Buddy, Mrs. Clinton also shares more than fifty letters children have sent the nation's First Pets, from a simple request for a "paw-tograph" to more exacting notes of good wishes ("I want to give you a big heart, as big as the whole world") and generous advice ("Just because they went on a trip and didn't take you doesn't mean they don't love you any more"). Illustrated with more than eighty photographs of Socks and Buddy on the job and at play in the White House, this book will inspire children to share their ideas and wishes through writing.

An Invitation To The White House : At Home With History
ISBN: 0684857995

Simon & Schuster. 2000

The First Lady opens the White House doors and beckons readers to come in and celebrate the rich history, culture, and food of this great house, in a lavishly illustrated volume that captures the significance of the White House in American life. 150,000 first printing.

Living History
ISBN: 0747255156

Headline Book Publishing Ltd. 2003

Author of the Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller What Happened

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s deeply personal and historically significant memoir about her eight years as First Lady is now available from Encore for a great value!

Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world. She writes with candor, humor, and passion about her upbringing in suburban, middle-class America in the 1950s and her transformation from Goldwater Girl to student activist to controversial First Lady. Living History is her revealing memoir of life through the White House years. It is also her chronicle of living history with Bill Clinton, a thirty-year adventure in love and politics that survives personal betrayal, relentless partisan investigations, and constant public scrutiny.

Hillary Rodham Clinton came of age during a time of tumultuous social and political change in America. Like many women of her generation, she grew up with choices and opportunities unknown to her mother or grandmother. She charted her own course through unexplored terrain—responding to the changing times and her own internal compass—and became an emblem for some and a lightning rod for others. Wife, mother, lawyer, advocate, and international icon, she has lived through America’s great political wars, from Watergate to Whitewater.

The only First Lady to play a major role in shaping domestic legislation, Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled tirelessly around the country to champion health care, expand economic and educational opportunity, and promote the needs of children and families, as she crisscrossed the globe on behalf of women’s rights, human rights, and democracy.

Intimate, powerful, and inspiring, Living History captures the essence of one of the most remarkable women of our time and the challenging process by which she came to define herself and find her own voice—as a woman and as a formidable figure in American politics.

Hard Choices
ISBN: 1476751471

Simon & Schuster. 2015

Hard Choices


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