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The Resource Bill Clinton, Michael Tomasky

Bill Clinton, Michael Tomasky

Label
Bill Clinton
Title
Bill Clinton
Statement of responsibility
Michael Tomasky
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.929092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American presidents
Label
Bill Clinton, Michael Tomasky
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The 42nd president"--Spine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-169) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A young fellow in a hurry -- The comeback kid -- The new realities of politics -- The limits of power -- The president is relevant -- The culture wars -- Hitting his stride -- That woman -- Unbreakable -- Ducking lightning bolts till the end
Control code
ocn950430517
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 184 pages
Isbn
9781627796767
Lccn
2016024648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950430517
Label
Bill Clinton, Michael Tomasky
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The 42nd president"--Spine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-169) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A young fellow in a hurry -- The comeback kid -- The new realities of politics -- The limits of power -- The president is relevant -- The culture wars -- Hitting his stride -- That woman -- Unbreakable -- Ducking lightning bolts till the end
Control code
ocn950430517
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 184 pages
Isbn
9781627796767
Lccn
2016024648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950430517

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