By Carl Bernstein
Drawing from 1000s of interviews with colleagues, pals and with specific entry to crusade documents, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writer Carl Bernstein bargains a posh and nuanced portrait of 1 of the main arguable figures of our time: Hillary Clinton. He has given us a booklet that permits us, eventually, to handle the questions american citizens are insistently--even obsessively--asking: what's her personality? what's her political philosophy? who's she? What do we count on from her?
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A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Carl Bernstein