Bill Clinton (Childhoods of the Presidents)

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A biography of the forty-second president of the United States, focusing on his childhood and youth.

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Michael Tomasky is an American columnist, journalist, and author. He is the editor-in-chief of Democracy, a special correspondent for the Daily Beast, a contributing editor for the American Prospect, and a contributor to the New York Review of Books.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., (1917-2007) was a renowned American historian, social critic, and prolific author of numerous books. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1946 for The Age of Jackson and again in 1966 for A Thousand Days. He was twice winner of the National Book Award and recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for History.

Sean Wilentz is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University. He is the author of The Rise of American Democracy, which received the coveted Bancroft Prize, and most recently of The Age of Reagan. The historian-in-residence for Bob Dylans official Website, he has also received a Deems Taylor Award for musical commentary and a Grammy nomination for his liner notes to Bootleg Series, Vol. 6: Bob Dylan, Live 1964: The Concert at Philharmonic Hall.

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Reviewed with Bill Thompson and Dorcas Thompson's George W. Bush.

Gr. 4-8. These short, lively volumes from the new Childhoods of the Presidents series focus on boyhood experiences that help explain how and why each man came to be the kind of leader he is. The purpose, according to the series introduction, is to help all young people aspire to great success, no matter what their background. In Marcovitz's book, the focus is on Clinton's charismatic charm, his compassion for African Americans struggling for civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s, and on the pivotal encounter when he stood up to his abusive, alcoholic stepfather. Thompson's title highlights Bush's fun-loving appeal, his childhood of financial privilege, his formative role as the eldest son of a politician, and his crucial experience helping his mother cope with the loss of "Georgie's" sister to leukemia. Filled with colorful photos and interesting sidebars, both books humanize their subjects, and the emphasis on character and family relations will help young readers see very approachable qualities in the powerful leaders. Roger Leslie
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