Man of the World

Man of the World

The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton

Book - 2016 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
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"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.
Publisher: New York ; London ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, [2016]
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781439154106
Branch Call Number: 973.929 CLINTON CONASON
Characteristics: 486 pages ; 24 cm


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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.

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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