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Alistair MacLean
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My Life - Bill Clinton There's something familiar about Bill Clinton's personality. Raised without a father, he adopts Anglo-Saxon self-help and list-making books, without being temperamentally suited to them. A Pulitzer-prize winning author told me Clinton was possibly the country's most intelligent president. If you can get past the "aw shucks" popularization, he certainly seems efficient. But when other politicians resort to exposing infidelities to push you out, you've done something extraordinary to crawl up their backsides.

Travelin With no table of contents and an incomplete index, it's hard to extract "the meat of the coconut" as Clinton says. The book veers between brief, momentous decisions, homilies, and precious moments of his home life, while the index has just 6-10 one-page listings, hundreds of pages apart, for topics of any importance. Better browsed and searched as an e-book.

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