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Bill Clinton delivers BookExpo Keynote Address
Former U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton delivered the keynote address to a standing room only crowd of over 2,000 booksellers and publishers at BookExpo America 2004 in Chicago on June 3, kicking off a massive book promotion campaign for his memoirs, My Life (Alfred A. Knopf; June 22, 2004). Introduced by Alfred A. Knopf publisher Sonny Mehta, Bill Clinton described his experiences writing his memoirs and explained what the book was about. President Clinton emphasized the role his family and background played in shaping his life; discussed the contemporary political landscape; examined the history of political change in the U.S.; talked about terrorism and the Patriot Act; and offered the opinion that common humanity far outweighs racial, religious and cultural differences throughout history. After talking for an hour, President Clinton shook hands and talked with booksellers.

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