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Essential reading on the global economy from former US President, Bill Clinton

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Bill Clinton served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

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Clinton has done the impossible: created a book on political economics for people who hate political economics. Despite occasional lapses into such wonky terms as agricultural derivatives, our former President tackles the many problems facing America today with some creative solutions. He lucidly states the reasons why the antigovernment movement is not the direction America should follow if it wants to change successfully and explains how responsible government can tackle such thorny subjects as the housing crisis, the ever-increasing deficit, and the stagnant job market. VERDICT Clinton does an admirable job narrating, and although he won't convince everyone that his solutions would work, he gives people much to think about. This audiobook belongs in every public and academic library. ["Political junkies and concerned citizens, willing to wade through many anecdotal examples accompanied by confusing charts and statistics, may find merit in the call for greater public-private sector cooperation," read the review of the New York Times best-selling Knopf hc, LJ XPress Reviews, 11/8/11.-Ed.]-Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Bill Clinton may be a busier man these days than he was during his time in office. In this compelling ode to all things American, Clinton offers his take on what's gone wrong in the United States over the past 30 years-everything from the lack of jobs to the mortgage crisis-and how to fix these ills. As the former president so elegantly puts it, "I want American Dream growth." Clinton's narrative tone is that of a seasoned orator, and his inherent ability to command an audience is undiminished. His voice bears a certain weight and wisdom that can only develop after a full life spent on the campaign trail and in the White House. Clinton's America is one that is not as doomed as some would make it out to be, and, as he points out early on, we're all in this together. A Knopf hardcover. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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