Bill Clinton

The 42nd President, 1993-2001
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Author(s): Michael Tomasky
Original Publish Date: Jan 24, 2017
Product Number: EB00680304
Released: Jan 24, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781627796774
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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The president of larger-than-life ambitions and appetites whose term defined America at the close of the twentieth century Bill Clinton: a president of contradictions. He was a Rhodes Scholar and a Yale Law School graduate, but he was also a fatherless child from rural Arkansas. He was one of the most talented politicians of his age, but he inspired enmity of such intensity that his opponents would stop at nothing to destroy him. He was the first Democrat since Franklin Roosevelt to win two successive presidential elections, but he was also the first president since Andrew Johnson to be impeached. In this incisive biography of America's forty-second president, Michael Tomasky examines Clinton's eight years in office, a time often described as one of peace and prosperity, but in reality a time of social and political upheaval, as the culture wars grew ever more intense amid the rise of the Internet (and with it, online journalism and blogging); military actions in Somalia, Iraq, Bosnia, and Kosovo; standoffs at Waco and Ruby Ridge; domestic terrorism in Oklahoma City; and the rise of al-Qaeda. It was a time when Republicans took control of Congress and a land deal gone bad turned into a constitutional crisis, as lurid details of a sitting president's sexual activities became the focus of public debate. Tomasky's clear-eyed assessment of Clinton's presidency offers a new perspective on what happened, what it all meant, and what aspects continue to define American politics to this day. In many ways, we are still living in the Age of Clinton.

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CD
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Author(s): Michael Tomasky
Narrator(s): Paul Heitsch
Series:
Product Number DD27811
Released: Jan 24, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504792578
eAudio
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Author(s): Michael Tomasky
Narrator(s): Paul Heitsch
Series:
Product Number Z100119511
Released: Jan 24, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504792622

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