The Case for Hillary Clinton

Version: Unabridged
Author: Susan Estrich
Narrator: Susan Estrich
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Politics, Law & Politics, Biography, American Politics
Publisher: ReganBooks
Published In: October 2005
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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With the Bush era now in its final years, all eyes are turning to the 2008 political season -- especially those of Democratic voters, who are casting about for a galvanizing leader to help them win back the White House.

Longtime political analyst Susan Estrich argues that no candidate even approaches the power and promise of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the senator from New York. Both a passionate spokesperson for progressive values and a strong advocate for our troops overseas, Clinton has used her time in the Senate to establish herself successfully as a genuine political powerhouse. And she offers Americans a once-in-a-lifetime chance to break the world's most prominent glass ceiling and elect a female president of the United States.

In an atmosphere where conservative Hillary-bashing is still as virulent as ever, Estrich demonstrates all the reasons that this principled leader still blows away any other potential contender in the early polls for 2008. And, with arguments both stirring and sensible, she reminds us that if Hillary should succeed, America and the world would be changed forever and for the better.

Reviews (2)

Could not listen to it

Written by Anonymous from Allen, TX on July 31st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I wanted to listen to this but could not. The recording was poor quality. To begin with, I could not listen past disc 1 to the heavy accent of the reader. In addition, the volume level would vary to such a degree that, listening in my car, I missed sections because I could not hear what was being said.

Couldn't listen to the whole thing

Written by Anonymous from Fountain Valley, CA on July 22nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 0/5

I wanted to hear something positive about Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately, the book began with wishy-washy, hippy language of what the world would look like if a woman were president. Being female, it hurts my ears when I hear gender talks that puts women on a pedestal. Nonetheless, I forwarded past the fairy tale language into the heart of the book. This did not help. After hearing about Hillary's ability to be sympathetic to friends (which if they are friends why wouldn't she be!) and having to hear about her being so "strong" in the face of her husband cheating, I had to stop the CD. I was disappointed. I wanted to hear why Hillary would be the right person for the job. I wanted to know what and how she planned to make changes in our country. I didn't want a sob story that would make me pity her. I would recommend this book to anyone who needed to have the softer side in order to seriously consider a candidate. For everyone else, I can't recommend this title.

Author Details

Author Details

Estrich, Susan

Susan Estrich has been called one of the most influential public intellectuals of the century. The first woman ever to run a presidential campaign, she was also the first female president of the Harvard Law Review and the youngest woman to be tenured at Harvard Law School. An accomplished attorney, she has represented clients including Leona Helmsley, Claus von Bulow, and Michael Milken. The author of several books, including The Case for Hillary Clinton and the national bestseller Sex and Power, she is the Robert Kingsley Professor of Law and Political Science at the Univers