PRESIDENT WILLIAM J. "BILL" CLINTON - BOOK SIGNED CIRCA 2004 - HFSID 268800
Sale Price $1,360.00
PRESIDENT WILLIAM J. "BILL" CLINTON
The 42nd U.S. President signs with his full name in his book My Life, in black ink. Extremely Rare!
Book signed: "William Jefferson Clinton" and "[drawn arrow]" on the title page, 1,016p, 6¼x9½, hardcover. Bill Clinton, born William Jefferson Blythe III in Hope, Arkansas in 1946, was Governor of Arkansas (1979-1981, 1983-1992) and the first Democrat reelected President since FDR. The only elected U.S. President to be impeached (Andrew Johnson was impeached, but he had not been elected to the office), on February 12, 1999, President Clinton was acquitted on both articles of impeachment brought against him: charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. Clinton's popularity stood at 67% at the end of his trial, however. Obviously, many Americans were willing to overlook his personal failings in an era of peace and prosperity. His accomplishments in office included a waiting period for gun purchases (the Brady Law), the Family and Medical Leave Act, the North American Free Trade Agreement, welfare reform and balancing of the federal budget. Clinton had previously co-written (with Al Gore) Putting People First (1992), and he would publish his successful autobiography, My Life, in 2004. As of 2015, William "Bill" Clinton has appeared 52 times in the cover of TIME Magazine since 1992, sharing the cover with former U.S. President George W. Bush in the July 23rd edition. His autobiography, My Life, Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 2004.First Edition.President Clinton had started to sign "Bill Clinton" ("B") when he was asked to sign his full name. My Life sold more than 400,000 copies on June 22, 2004, the first day it was available, setting a one-day record for a non-fiction book. Knopf had originally shipped 1.5 million first editions to stores. There was a second printing of 725,000 copies and, by July 2nd, a third printing of 325,000. By July 2, 2004, over one million copies were sold. Accompanied by a printed 5½x8½ notice related to the signing at the Tattered Cover book store in Denver, Colorado, giving information as to Secret Service security check, no photographs or cell phones, no "special inscriptions or dates", etc. Full signatures of President Clinton are rarely encountered. In original dust jacket. Fine condition.
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