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The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

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Publisher Comments:

When Hillary Clinton spoke of "a vast right-wing conspiracy" determined to bring down the president, many people dismissed the idea. Yet if the first lady's accusation was exaggerated, the facts that have since emerged point toward a covert and often concerted effort by Bill Clinton's enemies--abetted by his own reckless behavior--which led inexorably to impeachment. Clinton's foes launched a cascade of well-financed attacks that undermined American democracy and nearly destroyed the Clinton presidency.

In vivid prose, Joe Conason and Gene Lyons, two award-winning veteran journalists, identify the antagonists, reveal their tactics, trace the millions of dollars that subsidized them, and examine how and why mainstream news organizations aided those who were determined to bring down Bill Clinton, The Hunting of the President may very well be the All the President's Men of this political regime.

Review:

"The true story of those pursuing imagined demons is more entertaining and instructive than the fevered fantasies spun to frighten us....On the Clinton scandals, this is the book by which to judge all others." The Denver Post

Review:

"The story of the Clinton scandals is a tortuous, labyrinthine puzzle, and Conason and Lyons do their best to simplify it. But their cast of characters is enormous, and their research overwhelming. Readers may not ultimately agree with the authors...but they will nevertheless gain a considerably more balanced and complex picture of the road to impeachment." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[The authors'] reporting...makes a firm case that the President and his wife have been pursued by many scoundrels. Most public libraries will want the book, as will those academic libraries wishing to thoroughly document the Clinton years." Library Journal

Review:

"Although readability is sometimes lost here in favor of heavy detail, readers who persevere will come away well informed about the Clintons' travails....A book sure to be discussed, especially on the all-news cable channels." Ilene Cooper, Booklist

Review:

"It is a dense, penetrating...walk down the back alleys of what Hillary Clinton famously called a 'vast right-wing conspiracy'....Dogged and thorough." The Boston Globe

Review:

"It's frightening to realize how easily a loose cabal of often well-financed Clinton haters manipulated a press overly distrustful of government. This [is an] eminently readable and thorough — as well as thoroughly maddening — study." Seattle Weekly

Review:

"A necessary text for anyone interested in how the interwoven interests of Clinton haters, politicians, and the press led to impeachment." Anthony Lewis, The New York Review of Books

Review:

"Multitudes of historians will write multitudes of books — but a hundred years from now the primary source on the so-called Clinton scandals will still be The Hunting of the President by Joe Conason and Gene Lyons." James Carville

Review:

"If you want to know what's really been going on, you have a good book here...you have the Joe Conason and Gene Lyons book which explains how this all happened." President Bill Clinton (speaking of Whitewater)

Synopsis:

Two national columnists team up to take an explosive look at a ten-year, $100-million campaign to destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton, beginning when Lee Atwater set into motion a chain of attacks against the couple. 16-page photo insert.

About the Author

Joe Conason is the national correspondent for the New York Observer, where he writes a political column that is distrubuted by the United Features Syndicate. He is also a contributing editor for Talk magazine and a contributer to Salon.com. His writing has appeared in The Nation, Harper's, The New Yorker, and many other publications.

Gene Lyons won the National Magazine Award in 1980. He has written extensively for Newsweek, Harper's The Nation, The New Review of Books, Texas Monthly, Entertainment Weekly, and many other magazines. His books include The Higher Illiteracy (University of Arkansas, 1988), Widow's Web (Simon & Schuster, 1993), and Fools for Scandal (Franklin Square, 1996). He writes a political column for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312273194
Author:
Joe Conason and Gene Lyons
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Author:
Conason, Joe
Author:
Lyons, Gene
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
Clinton, Bill
Subject:
Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1903
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus one 16-page bandw photo insert
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.961 in

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Product details 448 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312273194 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The true story of those pursuing imagined demons is more entertaining and instructive than the fevered fantasies spun to frighten us....On the Clinton scandals, this is the book by which to judge all others."
"Review" by , "The story of the Clinton scandals is a tortuous, labyrinthine puzzle, and Conason and Lyons do their best to simplify it. But their cast of characters is enormous, and their research overwhelming. Readers may not ultimately agree with the authors...but they will nevertheless gain a considerably more balanced and complex picture of the road to impeachment."
"Review" by , "[The authors'] reporting...makes a firm case that the President and his wife have been pursued by many scoundrels. Most public libraries will want the book, as will those academic libraries wishing to thoroughly document the Clinton years."
"Review" by , "Although readability is sometimes lost here in favor of heavy detail, readers who persevere will come away well informed about the Clintons' travails....A book sure to be discussed, especially on the all-news cable channels."
"Review" by , "It is a dense, penetrating...walk down the back alleys of what Hillary Clinton famously called a 'vast right-wing conspiracy'....Dogged and thorough."
"Review" by , "It's frightening to realize how easily a loose cabal of often well-financed Clinton haters manipulated a press overly distrustful of government. This [is an] eminently readable and thorough — as well as thoroughly maddening — study."
"Review" by , "A necessary text for anyone interested in how the interwoven interests of Clinton haters, politicians, and the press led to impeachment."
"Review" by , "Multitudes of historians will write multitudes of books — but a hundred years from now the primary source on the so-called Clinton scandals will still be The Hunting of the President by Joe Conason and Gene Lyons."
"Review" by , "If you want to know what's really been going on, you have a good book here...you have the Joe Conason and Gene Lyons book which explains how this all happened."
"Synopsis" by , Two national columnists team up to take an explosive look at a ten-year, $100-million campaign to destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton, beginning when Lee Atwater set into motion a chain of attacks against the couple. 16-page photo insert.
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