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The Clinton tapes : wrestling history with the president

Author: Taylor Branch
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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While still a sitting president, Bill Clinton initiated a project to preserve for historians an unfiltered record of presidential experience. Clinton talks intimately over seven years to his long-time friend, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, about what it's like to be president, highlighting major events from Clinton's two terms, including war in Bosnia, the anti-deficit crusade, health reform failure,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Interviews
Named Person: Bill Clinton; Bill Clinton; Bill Clinton; Bill Clinton; Bill Clinton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Taylor Branch
ISBN: 9781416543336 1416543333 9781416594345 1416594345
OCLC Number: 426526433
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 707 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, photographs ; 25 cm
Contents: Twin recorders --
Reunion --
Truman balcony --
Culture clashes: from Bosnia to a haircut --
Passages: NAFTA, China, Whitewater --
Mother's death and the special prosecutor --
Clinton and the press --
Missiles in Baghdad --
Supreme Court choices --
Foreign travels --
Hillary's dream --
Haiti: the brink of war --
Yeltsin and the Gingrich revolution --
Tirades: "I really let them have it" --
Bailout, bombs, and recovery --
Oklahoma City --
Girding for showdown --
Pope John Paul II: "Tell me how you see the world" --
Murder of Rabin --
Triumph and fury: "You live to have only a few days like that" --
Family feuds: from Greenspan to Saddam Hussein --
Primary season --
Terrorism, welfare reform, and the Chicago convention --
Reelection 1996 --
Bittersweet renewal --
Whitewater tapes: on the high wire --
"I think they're pretty good rumors" --
Jones case --
Chinese land mines--
Buddy and Socks --
Lewinsky --
Impeached --
Trial --
Kosovo, Columbine, and Kashimir --
To the Millennium: peacemakers and treason --
On to New Hampshire --
Camp David --
Jerusalem and the three Ps --
Deadlock 2000: "This election is tight as a tick" --
Farewell.
Responsibility: Taylor Branch.
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