Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency

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PublicAffairs, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 766 pages
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A decade-and-a-half after President William Jefferson Clinton first took the oath of office, biographer Nigel Hamilton tells the riveting story of what was possibly the greatest self-reinvention of a president in office in modern times. The Clinton presidency began disastrously—kicking off with the worst transition in living memory and deteriorating through a series of fiascos, from gays in the military to Hillary Clinton's failed health care reform.  How Bill Clinton faced up to his failures and refashioned himself in the White House thereafter is an epic, hitherto unwritten story—a story that climaxes with the trouncing  of Bob Dole in the landslide presidential election in 1996. Clinton began his second term as the undisputed and tremendously popular leader of the Western world.   In vivid prose, Hamilton charts Clinton's dramatic reversal of fortune and his ultimate triumph over himself—and his foes. Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency is a riveting narrative of American politics, an incisive character portrait, and powerful reminder of what a  great president can accomplish.

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Review: Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency (Bill Clinton #2)

User Review  - Erik Larson - Goodreads

The author is very clear with his analogy of Clinton. Starts off with Clintons rough first two years and details how Clinton turned everything around. I felt the Author was unbiased and did not paint ... Read full review

Review: Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency (Bill Clinton #2)

User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

I'm currently reading the book - half way through. He's objective. I'm viewing positive things about Clinton, that I had never seen. I never new that we almost went to war a couple of times. Read full review

Contents

Chapter One Inauguration
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Chapter Two Investment or Deficit Reduction?
17
Chapter Three A Perilous Transition
23
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Nigel Hamilton is the author of Monty, an award-winning three-volume biography of World War II commander Bernard Montgomery, of JFK: Reckless Youth, a bestselling narrative of the early life President John F. Kennedy, and Bill Clinton: An American Journey. He is a Fellow of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston.

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