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Bill.Clinton.-.My.Life.pdf

Bill.Clinton.-.My.Life.pdf

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简介:本文档为《Bill.Clinton.-.My.Lifepdf》,可适用于音乐领域,主题内容包含BillClintonMyLifeALFREDAKNOPFNEWYORKContentsTitlePageDedicationPrologueOne符等。

BillClintonMyLifeALFREDAKNOPFNEWYORKContentsTitlePageDedicationPrologueOneTwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineTenElevenTwelveThirteenFourteenFifteenSixteenSeventeenEighteenNineteenTwentyTwentyonePhotoInsertTwentytwoTwentythreeTwentyfourTwentyfiveTwentysixTwentysevenTwentyeightTwentynineThirtyThirtyoneThirtytwoThirtythreeThirtyfourThirtyfiveThirtysixThirtysevenThirtyeightPhotoInsertThirtynineFortyFortyoneFortytwoFortythreeFortyfourFortyfiveFortysixFortysevenFortyeightFortynineFiftyFiftyoneFiftytwoFiftythreeFiftyfourFiftyfiveEpilogueAcknowledgmentsPhotoCreditsCopyrightTomymother,whogavemealoveoflifeToHillary,whogavemealifeofloveToChelsea,whogavejoyandmeaningtoitallAndtothememoryofmygrandfather,whotaughtmetolookuptopeopleotherslookeddownon,becausewe’renotsodifferentafterallPROLOGUEWhenIwasayoungmanjustoutoflawschoolandeagertogetonwithmylife,onawhimIbrieflyputasidemyreadingpreferenceforfictionandhistoryandboughtoneofthosehowtobooks:HowtoGetControlofYourTimeandYourLife,byAlanLakeinThebook’smainpointwasthenecessityoflistingshort,medium,andlongtermlifegoals,thencategorizingtheminorderoftheirimportance,withtheAgroupbeingthemostimportant,theBgroupnext,andtheCthelast,thenlistingundereachgoalspecificactivitiesdesignedtoachievethemIstillhavethatpaperbackbook,nowalmostthirtyyearsoldAndI’msureIhavethatoldlistsomewhereburiedinmypapers,thoughIcan’tfinditHowever,IdoremembertheAlistIwantedtobeagoodman,haveagoodmarriageandchildren,havegoodfriends,makeasuccessfulpoliticallife,andwriteagreatbookWhetherI’magoodmanis,ofcourse,forGodtojudgeIknowthatIamnotasgoodasmystrongestsupportersbelieveorasIhopetobecome,norasbadasmyharshestcriticsassertIhavebeengracedbeyondmeasurebymyfamilylifewithHillaryandChelseaLikeallfamilies’lives,oursisnotperfect,butithasbeenwonderfulItsflaws,asalltheworldknows,aremostlymine,anditscontinuingpromiseisgroundedintheirloveNopersonIknoweverhadmoreorbetterfriendsIndeed,astrongcasecanbemadethatIrosetothepresidencyontheshouldersofmypersonalfriends,thenowlegendaryFOBsMylifeinpoliticswasajoyIlovedcampaignsandIlovedgoverningIalwaystriedtokeepthingsmovingintherightdirection,togivemorepeopleachancetolivetheirdreams,toliftpeople’sspirits,andtobringthemtogetherThat’sthewayIkeptscoreAsforthegreatbook,whoknowsItsureisagoodstoryONEEarlyonthemorningofAugust,,IwasbornunderaclearskyafteraviolentsummerstormtoawidowedmotherintheJuliaChesterHospitalinHope,atownofaboutsixthousandinsouthwestArkansas,thirtythreemileseastoftheTexasborderatTexarkanaMymothernamedmeWilliamJeffersonBlytheIIIaftermyfather,WilliamJeffersonBlytheJr,oneofninechildrenofapoorfarmerinSherman,Texas,whodiedwhenmyfatherwasseventeenAccordingtohissisters,myfatheralwaystriedtotakecareofthem,andhegrewuptobeahandsome,hardworking,funlovingmanHemetmymotheratTriStateHospitalinShreveport,Louisiana,in,whenshewastrainingtobeanurseManytimeswhenIwasgrowingup,IaskedMothertotellmethestoryoftheirmeeting,courting,andmarriageHebroughtadatewithsomekindofmedicalemergencyintothewardwhereshewasworking,andtheytalkedandflirtedwhiletheotherwomanwasbeingtreatedOnhiswayoutofthehospital,hetouchedthefingeronwhichshewaswearingherboyfriend’sringandaskedherifshewasmarriedShestammered“no”shewassingleThenextdayhesenttheotherwomanflowersandherheartsankThenhecalledMotherforadate,explainingthathealwayssentflowerswhenheendedarelationshipTwomonthslater,theyweremarriedandhewasofftowarHeservedinamotorpoolintheinvasionofItaly,repairingjeepsandtanksAfterthewar,hereturnedtoHopeforMotherandtheymovedtoChicago,wherehegotbackhisoldjobasasalesmanfortheManbeeEquipmentCompanyTheyboughtalittlehouseinthesuburbofForestParkbutcouldn’tmoveinforacoupleofmonths,andsinceMotherwaspregnantwithme,theydecidedsheshouldgohometoHopeuntiltheycouldgetintothenewhouseOnMay,,aftermovingtheirfurnitureintotheirnewhome,myfatherwasdrivingfromChicagotoHopetofetchhiswifeLateatnightonHighwayoutsideofSikeston,Missouri,helostcontrolofhiscar,aBuick,whentherightfronttireblewoutonawetroadHewasthrownclearofthecarbutlandedin,orcrawledinto,adrainageditchdugtoreclaimswamplandTheditchheldthreefeetofwaterWhenhewasfound,afteratwohoursearch,hishandwasgraspingabranchabovethewaterlineHehadtriedbutfailedtopullhimselfoutHedrowned,onlytwentyeightyearsold,marriedtwoyearsandeightmonths,onlysevenmonthsofwhichhehadspentwithMotherThatbriefsketchisaboutallIeverreallyknewaboutmyfatherAllmylifeIhavebeenhungrytofillintheblanks,clingingeagerlytoeveryphotoorstoryorscrapofpaperthatwouldtellmemoreofthemanwhogavemelifeWhenIwasabouttwelve,sittingonmyuncleBuddy’sporchinHope,amanwalkedupthesteps,lookedatme,andsaid,“You’reBillBlythe’ssonYoulookjustlikehim”IbeamedfordaysIn,IwasrunningforCongressItwasmyfirstraceandthelocalpaperdidafeaturestoryonmymotherShewasatherregularcoffeeshopearlyinthemorningdiscussingthearticlewithalawyerfriendwhenoneofthebreakfastregularssheknewonlycasuallycameuptoherandsaid,“Iwasthere,Iwasthefirstoneatthewreckthatnight”HethentoldMotherwhathehadseen,includingthefactthatmyfatherhadretainedenoughconsciousnessorsurvivalinstincttotrytoclawhimselfupandoutofthewaterbeforehediedMotherthankedhim,wentouttohercarandcried,thendriedhertearsandwenttoworkIn,onFather’sDay,myfirstasPresident,theWashingtonPostranalonginvestigativestoryonmyfather,whichwasfollowedoverthenexttwomonthsbyotherinvestigativepiecesbytheAssociatedPressandmanysmallerpapersThestoriesconfirmedthethingsmymotherandIknewTheyalsoturnedupalotwedidn’tknow,includingthefactthatmyfatherhadprobablybeenmarriedthreetimesbeforehemetMother,andapparentlyhadatleasttwomorechildrenMyfather’sothersonwasidentifiedasLeonRitzenthaler,aretiredownerofajanitorialservice,fromnorthernCaliforniaInthearticle,hesaidhehadwrittenmeduringthe’campaignbuthadreceivednoreplyIdon’trememberhearingabouthisletter,andconsideringalltheotherbulletsweweredodgingthen,it’spossiblethatmystaffkeptitfrommeOrmaybetheletterwasjustmisplacedinthemountainsofmailwewerereceivingAnyway,whenIreadaboutLeon,Igotintouchwithhimandlatermethimandhiswife,Judy,duringoneofmystopsinnorthernCaliforniaWehadahappyvisitandsincethenwe’vecorrespondedinholidayseasonsHeandIlookalike,hisbirthcertificatesayshisfatherwasmine,andIwishI’dknownabouthimalongtimeagoSomewherearoundthistime,Ialsoreceivedinformationconfirmingnewsstoriesaboutadaughter,SharonPettijohn,bornSharonLeeBlytheinKansasCityin,toawomanmyfatherlaterdivorcedShesentcopiesofherbirthcertificate,herparents’marriagelicense,aphotoofmyfather,andalettertohermotherfrommyfatheraskingabout“ourbaby”toBetseyWright,myformerchiefofstaffinthegovernor’sofficeI’msorrytosaythat,forwhateverreason,I’venevermetherThisnewsbreakingincameasashocktoMother,whobythenhadbeenbattlingcancerforsometime,butshetookitallinstrideShesaidyoungpeopledidalotofthingsduringtheDepressionandthewarthatpeopleinanothertimemightdisapproveofWhatmatteredwasthatmyfatherwastheloveofherlifeandshehadnodoubtofhisloveforherWhateverthefacts,that’sallsheneededtoknowasherownlifemovedtowarditsendAsforme,Iwasn’tquitesurewhattomakeofitall,butgiventhelifeI’veled,IcouldhardlybesurprisedthatmyfatherwasmorecomplicatedthantheidealizedpicturesIhadlivedwithfornearlyhalfacenturyIn,asweheadedforthecelebrationofthefiftiethanniversaryofDday,severalnewspaperspublishedastoryonmyfather’swarrecord,withasnapshotofhiminuniformShortlyafterward,IreceivedaletterfromUmbertoBaronofNetcong,NewJersey,recountinghisownexperiencesduringthewarandafterHesaidthathewasayoungboyinItalywhentheAmericansarrived,andthathelovedtogototheircamp,whereonesoldierinparticularbefriendedhim,givinghimcandyandshowinghimhowenginesworkedandhowtorepairthemHeknewhimonlyasBillAfterthewar,BaroncametotheUnitedStates,and,inspiredbywhathehadlearnedfromthesoldierwhocalledhim“LittleGIJoe,”heopenedhisowngarageandstartedafamilyHetoldmehehadlivedtheAmericandream,withathrivingbusinessandthreechildrenHesaidheowedsomuchofhissuccessinlifetothatyoungsoldier,buthadn’thadtheopportunitytosaygoodbyethen,andhadoftenwonderedwhathadhappenedtohimThen,hesaid,“OnMemorialDayofthisyear,IwasthumbingthroughacopyoftheNewYorkDailyNewswithmymorningcoffeewhensuddenlyIfeltasifIwasstruckbylightningThereinthelowerlefthandcornerofthepaperwasaphotoofBillIfeltchillstolearnthatBillwasnoneotherthanthefatherofthePresidentoftheUnitedStates”In,thechildrenofoneofmyfather’ssisterscameforthefirsttimetoourannualfamilyChristmaspartyattheWhiteHouseandbroughtmeagift:thecondolencelettermyaunthadreceivedfromhercongressman,thegreatSamRayburn,aftermyfatherdiedIt’sjustashortformletterandappearstohavebeensignedwiththeautopenoftheday,butIhuggedthatletterwithallthegleeofasixyearoldboygettinghisfirsttrainsetfromSantaClausIhungitinmyprivateofficeonthesecondflooroftheWhiteHouse,andlookedatiteverynightShortlyafterIlefttheWhiteHouse,IwasboardingtheUSAirshuttleinWashingtonforNewYorkwhenanairlineemployeestoppedmetosaythathisstepfatherhadjusttoldhimhehadservedinthewarwithmyfatherandhadlikedhimverymuchIaskedfortheoldvet’sphonenumberandaddress,andthemansaidhedidn’thaveitbutwouldgetittomeI’mstillwaiting,hopingtherewillbeonemorehumanconnectiontomyfatherAttheendofmypresidency,IpickedafewspecialplacestosaygoodbyeandthankstotheAmericanpeopleOneofthemwasChicago,whereHillarywasbornwhereIallbutclinchedtheDemocraticnominationonStPatrick’sDaywheremanyofmymostardentsupportersliveandmanyofmymostimportantdomesticinitiativesincrime,welfare,andeducationwereprovedeffectiveand,ofcourse,wheremyparentswenttoliveafterthewarIusedtojokewithHillarythatifmyfatherhadn’tlosthislifeonthatrainyMissourihighway,IwouldhavegrownupafewmilesfromherandweprobablyneverwouldhavemetMylasteventwasinthePalmerHouseHotel,sceneoftheonlyphotoIhaveofmyparentstogether,takenjustbeforeMothercamebacktoHopeinAfterthespeechandthegoodbyes,IwentintoasmallroomwhereImetawoman,MaryEttaRees,andhertwodaughtersShetoldmeshehadgrownupandgonetohighschoolwithmymother,thenhadgonenorthtoIndianatoworkinawarindustry,married,stayed,andraisedherchildrenThenshegavemeanotherpreciousgift:thelettermytwentythreeyearoldmotherhadwrittenonherbirthdaytoherfriend,threeweeksaftermyfather’sdeath,morethanfiftyfouryearsearlierItwasvintageMotherInherbeautifulhand,shewroteofherheartbreakandherdeterminationtocarryon:“ItseemedalmostunbelievableatthetimebutyouseeIamsixmonthspregnantandthethoughtofourbabykeepsmegoingandreallygivesmethewholeworldbeforeme”Mymotherleftmetheweddingringshegavemyfather,afewmovingstories,andthesureknowledgethatshewaslovingmeforhimtooMyfatherleftmewiththefeelingthatIhadtolivefortwopeople,andthatifIdiditwellenough,somehowIcouldmakeupforthelifeheshouldhavehadAndhismemoryinfusedme,atayoungeragethanmost,withasenseofmyownmortalityTheknowledgethatI,too,coulddieyoungdrovemebothtotrytodrainthemostoutofeverymomentoflifeandtogetonwiththenextbigchallengeEvenwhenIwasn’tsurewhereIwasgoing,IwasalwaysinahurryTWOIwasbornonmygrandfather’sbirthday,acoupleofweeksearly,weighinginatarespectablesixpoundseightounces,onatwentyoneinchframeMotherandIcamehometoherparents’houseonHerveyStreetinHope,whereIwouldspendthenextfouryearsThatoldhouseseemedmassiveandmysterioustomethenandstillholdsdeepmemoriestodayThepeopleofHoperaisedthefundstorestoreitandfillitwitholdpictures,memorabilia,andperiodfurnitureTheycallittheClintonBirthplaceItcertainlyistheplaceIassociatewithawakeningtolifetothesmellsofcountryfoodtobuttermilkchurns,icecreammakers,washboards,andclotheslinestomy“DickandJane”readers,myfirsttoys,includingasimplelengthofchainIprizedabovethemalltostrangevoicestalkingoverour“partyline”telephonetomyfirstfriends,andtheworkmygrandparentsdidAfterayearorso,mymotherdecidedsheneededtogobacktoNewOrleanstoCharityHospital,whereshehaddonepartofhernursingtraining,tolearntobeanurseanesthetistIntheolddays,doctorshadadministeredtheirownanesthetics,sotherewasademandforthisrelativelynewwork,whichwouldbringmoreprestigetoherandmoremoneyforusButitmusthavebeenhardonher,leavingmeOntheotherhand,NewOrleanswasanamazingplaceafterthewar,fullofyoungpeople,Dixielandmusic,andoverthetophauntsliketheClubMyOhMy,wheremenindragdancedandsangaslovelyladiesIguessitwasn’tabadplaceforabeautifulyoungwidowtomovebeyondherlossIgottovisitMothertwicewhenmygrandmothertookmeonthetraintoNewOrleansIwasonlythree,butIremembertwothingsclearlyFirst,westayedjustacrossCanalStreetfromtheFrenchQuarterintheJungHotel,ononeofthehigherfloorsItwasthefirstbuildingmorethantwostorieshighIhadeverbeenin,inthefirstrealcityIhadeverseenIcanremembertheaweIfeltlookingoutoverallthecitylightsatnightIdon’trecallwhatMotherandIdidinNewOrleans,butI’llneverforgetwhathappenedoneofthetimesIgotonthetraintoleaveAswepulledawayfromthestation,MotherkneltbythesideoftherailroadtracksandcriedasshewavedgoodbyeIcanseehertherestill,cryingonherknees,asifitwereyesterdayFormorethanfiftyyears,fromthatfirsttrip,NewOrleanshasalwayshadaspecialfascinationformeIloveitsmusic,food,people,andspiritWhenIwasfifteen,myfamilytookavacationtoNewOrleansandtheGulfCoast,andIgottohearAlHirt,thegreattrumpeter,inhisownclubAtfirsttheywouldn’tletmeinbecauseIwasunderageAsMotherandIwereabouttowalkaway,thedoormantoldusthatHirtwassittinginhiscarreadingjustaroundthecorner,andthatonlyhecouldletmeinIfoundhiminhisBentleynolesstappedonthewindow,andmademycaseHegotout,tookMotherandmeintotheclub,andputusatatablenearthefrontHeandhisgroupplayedagreatsetitwasmyfirstlivejazzexperienceAlHirtdiedwhileIwasPresidentIwrotehiswifeandtoldherthestory,expressingmygratitudeforabigman’slongagokindnesstoaboyWhenIwasinhighschool,IplayedthetenorsaxophonesoloonapieceaboutNewOrleanscalledCrescentCitySuiteIalwaysthoughtIdidabetterjobonitbecauseIplayeditwithmemoriesofmyfirstsightofthecityWhenIwastwentyone,IwonaRhodesscholarshipinNewOrleansIthinkIdidwellintheinterviewinpartbecauseIfeltathomethereWhenIwasayounglawprofessor,HillaryandIhadacoupleofgreattripstoNewOrleansforconventions,stayingataquaintlittlehotelintheFrenchQuarter,theCornstalkWhenIwasgovernorofArkansas,weplayedintheSugarBowlthere,losingtoAlabamainoneofthelegendaryBearBryant’slastgreatvictoriesAtleasthewasbornandgrewupinArkansas!WhenIranforPresident,thepeopleofNewOrleanstwicegavemeoverwhelmingvictorymargins,assuringLouisiana’selectoralvotesforoursideNowIhaveseenmostoftheworld’sgreatcities,butNewOrleanswillalwaysbespecialforcoffeeandbeignetsattheMorningCallontheMississippiforthemusicofAaronandCharmaineNeville,theoldguysatPreservationHall,andthememoryofAlHirtforjoggingthroughtheFrenchQuarterintheearlymorningforamazingmealsatahostofterrificrestaurantswithJohnBreaux,SheriffHarryLee,andmyotherpalsandmostofall,forthosefirstmemoriesofmymotherTheyarethemagnetsthatkeeppullingmedowntheMississippitoNewOrleansWhileMotherwasinNewOrleans,IwasinthecareofmygrandparentsTheywereincrediblyconscientiousaboutmeTheylovedmeverymuchsadly,muchbetterthantheywereabletoloveeachotheror,inmygrandmother’scase,tolovemymotherOfcourse,IwasblissfullyunawareofallthisatthetimeIjustknewthatIwaslovedLater,whenIbecameinterestedinchildrengrowingupinhardcircumstancesandlearnedsomethingofchilddevelopmentfromHillary’sworkattheYaleChildStudyCenter,IcametorealizehowfortunateIhadbeenForalltheirowndemons,mygrandparentsandmymotheralwaysmademefeelIwasthemostimportantpersonintheworldtothemMostchildrenwillmakeitiftheyhavejustonepersonwhomakesthemfeelthatwayIhadthreeMygrandmother,EdithGrishamCassidy,stoodjustoverfivefeettallandweighedaboutpoundsMammawwasbright,intense,andaggressive,andhadobviouslybeenprettyonceShehadagreatlaugh,butshealsowasfullofangeranddisappointmentandobsessionssheonlydimlyunderstoodShetookitalloutinragingtiradesagainstmygrandfatherandmymother,bothbeforeandafterIwasborn,thoughIwasshieldedfrommostofthemShehadbeenagoodstudentandambitious,soafterhighschoolshetookacorrespondencecourseinnursingfromtheChicagoSchoolofNursingBythetimeIwasatoddlershewasaprivatedutynurseforamannotfarfromourhouseonHervey

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