An American Journey
By (author) Nigel Hamilton
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Bill Clinton by Nigel Hamilton
Book DescriptionNigel Hamilton brings all the magisterial authority he brought to his Whitbread-winning biography of Monty, and all the talent for tracking down and verifying hidden, controversial material that he showed in JFK: Reckless Youth, which topped the American bestseller charts for months, in this new biography of Bill Clinton. Born into a 'white trash' family in backwoods, racially segregated Arkansas, he suffered under an alcoholic, violent stepfather, on one occasion having to fight him physically in order to protect his mother. As a youth he would become inspired by the civil rights movement, particularly Martin Luther King, and as a student became a long-haired hippy musician, involved in radical politics and also discovering free love. Hamilton tells the story of how Clinton's sexual and political career developed hand in hand. This is a book about sexual politics on many levels, showing how Clinton's life was formed by changing attitudes. Here is a man who, far from being a sexual predator or exploiter of his position - like JFK - was swept to power because women adored him, whether Democratic party helpers, the women of the American electorate - or indeed Hilary Clinton, whose po
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099461425
(197mm x 129mm x 42mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nigel Hamilton
Commander in Chief, Hardback (June 2016)
Commander in Chief reveals the astonishing sequel - suppressed by Winston Churchill in his memoirs - of Roosevelt's battles with Churchill to maintain that strategy. Roosevelt knew that the Allies should take Sicily but avoid a wider battle in southern Europe, building experience but saving strength to invade France in early 1944.
Mantle of Command, Hardback (April 2016)
The first part of a major trilogy exploring the life Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose towering importance to the war is overlooked because of his early death.
How to Do Biography, Paperback (October 2012)» View all books by Nigel Hamilton
Starting with personal motivation, the author charts the making of a modern biography from inside: from conception to fulfillment. He emphasizes the need to know one's audience, rehearses and perils of modern research, delves into the secrets of good and great biography and guides reader through components of life narrative.
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Author Biography - Nigel Hamilton
Nigel Hamilton was born in 1944, and studied history at Cambridge University. His first major biography, The Brothers Mann, was critically acclaimed both in Britain and the USA, and widely translated. Monty, his first 3-volume official life of Field Marshal Montgomery, won the Whitbread Award for Biography and the Templar medal. JFK; Reckless Youth was a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic in 1992, selling over a quarter of a million copies in hardback.
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