The Natural

The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: C1886
Released: Oct 22, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402534805
Narrator/s: George Wilson
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Joe Klein, best-selling author of Primary Colors and one of our most brilliant political analysts, now tackles the subject he knows best: Bill Clinton. Astute, even-handed, and keenly intelligent, The Natural is the only book to read if you want to understand exactly what happened-to the military, to the economy, to the American people, to the country-during Bill Clinton's presidency, and how the decisions made during his tenure affect all of us today. Much has been written about Clinton, but The Natural is the first work to cut through the gossip, scandals, media hype, and emotional turbulence that Clinton always engendered, to step back and rationally analyze the eight years of his tenure, a period during which America rose to unprecedented levels of prosperity. Joe Klein puts that record into perspective, showing us what worked and what didn't, exactly what was accomplished and why, and who was responsible for the successes and the failures. We see how the Clinton White House functioned on the inside, how it dealt with the maneuvers of Congress and the Gingrich revolution, and who held power and made the decisions during the endless crises that beset the administration. Klein's access to the White House over the years as a journalist gave him a prime spot from which to view every crucial event-both political and personal-and he sets them forth in an insightful, readable, and completely engrossing manner. The Natural is stern in its criticism and convincing with its praise. It will cause endless debate amongst friends and foes of the Clinton administration. It is a book that anyone interested in contemporary politics, in American history, or in the functioning of our democracy, should read.


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The Natural
Product Number: BX00074369
Product Number:C1886
Product Number:Z14736

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Author(s): Joe Klein
Narrator(s): George Wilson
Product Number Z14736
Released: Feb 01, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980013846
Author(s): Joe Klein
Product Number EB00156943
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: #9780385506960

Professional reviews

"To hear George Wilson in his warm and satisfyingly confidential tone become Joe Klein telling us about the successes and failures of Clinton's two terms in office is an exercise of both intellect and emotion. How could Clinton have done so much brilliant work yet be remembered for so little of consequence? What drove him to seek office, and what kept him so stable for eight years of near Sisyphean experiences? Klein, a longtime political commentator, journalist, and author of the roman ˆ clef PRIMARY COLORS, combines fact, analysis, and personal experience to reach reasoned conclusions about a man without a moment in which he might achieve greatness. George Wilson's measured and crystal clear reading allows us to feel some sympathy for the big lug. P.W. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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