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My Life

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Summary

President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts to serving the public.It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, to the White House.President Clinton's audiobook is also the most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written, encompassing not only the high points and crises but the way the presidency actually works.It is the gripping account of a president under concerted and unrelenting assault orchestrated by his enemies on the Far Right and how he survived and prevailed.It is a treasury of moments caught alive, among them: The roller-coaster ride of the 1992 campaign The extraordinarily frank exchanges with Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole The cost, both public and private, of the scandal that threatened the presidencyHere is the life of a great national and international figure, revealed with all his talents and contradictions, told openly, directly, in his own completely recognizable voice.

©2004 Bill Clinton (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Bill Clinton
Author: Bill Clinton
Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Campaign '92

Summary

A collection of 1992 presidential campaign addresses, including: Introduction - a personal message from Bill Clinton Senator Al Gore, July 16, 1992 - address to the 1992 Democratic National Convention on its final night to accept his nomination, Madison Square Garden  Governor Bill Clinton, July 16, 1992 - Address to the 1992 Democratic National Convention on its final night to accept his nomination, Madison Square Garden Bill Clinton ’92 campaign speech excerpts: on education, on gun control, on job training, on jobs, on foreign policy, on the environment, on family values, on abortion, on health, on the ’92 election George H.W. Bush, August 20, 1992 - remarks accepting the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention, Houston Astrodome  George H.W. Bush, August 25, 1992 - remarks at the American Legion National Convention, Chicago

Public Domain (P)1992 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books

Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
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Back to Work

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Summary

President Bill Clinton gives us his views on the challenges facing the United States today and why government matters - presenting his ideas on restoring economic growth, energy, job creation, resolving the mortgage crisis, and financial responsibility, and offering a plan to get us "back in the future business". He explains how we got into an economic crisis, and lays down a plan for long-term prosperity. He also offers specific recommendations on how we can put people back to work, increase bank lending and corporate investment, double our exports, restore our manufacturing base, and create new businesses. He supports President Obama's emphasis on green technology, saying that changing the way we produce and consume energy is the strategy most likely to spark a fast-growing economy while enhancing our national security.  Clinton also stresses that we need a strong private sector and a smart government working together to restore prosperity and progress, demonstrating that whenever we've given in to the temptation to blame government for all of our problems, we've lost our ability to produce sustained economic growth and shared prosperity. He believes our ability to compete in the 21st century is dependent on our willingness to invest in infrastructure: we need faster broadband, a state-of-the-art national electrical grid, modernized water and sewer systems, and the best airports, trains, roads, and bridges.  "There is simply no evidence that we can succeed in the 21st century with an anti-government strategy", writes Clinton, based on "a philosophy grounded in 'you're on your own' rather than 'we're all in this together.'" He believes that conflict between government and the private sector has proved to be good politics but has produced bad policies, giving us a weak economy with not enough jobs, growing income inequality and poverty, and a decline in our competitive position. In the real world, cooperation works much better than conflict, and "Americans need victories in real life."  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2011 Bill Clinton (P)2011 Random House

Narrator: Bill Clinton
Author: Bill Clinton
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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The Great Presidential Debates

Summary

The Great Presidential Debates features five pivotal debates in the race for the White House: John F. Kennedy versus Richard Nixon in 1960, Jimmy Carter versus Ronald Reagan in 1980, Bill Clinton versus George H. W. Bush versus Ross Perot in 1992, George W. Bush versus Al Gore in 2000, and Barack Obama versus Mitt Romney in 2012.

©2016 SpeechWorks, a division of SoundWorks, Inc. (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Available on Audible