Bill Clinton: The American Presidents Series: The 42nd President, 1993-2001

Michael Tomasky

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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.

Michael Tomasky; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz, General Editors

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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Herausgeber Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sean Wilentz
Seitenzahl 208
Erscheinungsdatum 24.01.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-62779-676-7
Reihe American Presidents
Verlag Times Books
Maße (L/B/H) 21.8/14.9/2.7 cm
Gewicht 310 g

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  • Editor's Note xv
    1. A Young Fellow in a Hurry 1
    2. The Comeback Kid 15
    3. The New Realities of Politics 27
    4. The Limits of Power 41
    5. The President Is Relevant 55
    6. The Culture Wars 69
    7. Hitting His Stride 81
    8. That Woman 93
    9. Unbreakable 113
    10. Ducking Lightning Bolts Till the End 127
    Epilogue 141
    Notes 151
    Milestones 161
    Selected Bibliography 167
    Acknowl­edgments 171
    Index 173