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A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President

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Publisher Comments:

Jeffrey Toobin, who covered the Clinton sex scandal for The New Yorker, has written the definitive book, superbly researched and crafted like a novel, about the unlikely events that culminated in the trial to impeach President Clinton.Filled with previously unpublished documents and classified information, A Vast Conspiracy is an entirely fresh look at the scandal that nearly brought down a president. For starters, Toobin unravels the three strands of a national scandal - those leading from Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, and Kenneth Starr - that created a legal, personal, and political disaster for Bill Clinton. Then, Toobin lays bare the complex and tangled motivations that fueled Tripp and Goldberg, Isikoff and Hyde, and the other motley characters. Toobin drives this provocative tale with the narrative style of a sensational (if improbable) legal thriller.Misguided, outlandish behavior was played out a the very highest levels, but Toobin analyzes the facts and the key figures with the dignity and insight that this story never received.

Synopsis:

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER

It was the most extraordinary public saga of our time, and Jeffrey Toobin gives us a definitive history of the ordeal that very nearly brought down a president. Here is the whole story of the Clinton sex scandals — from its beginnings in a Little Rock hotel to its climax on the floor of the United States Senate with only the second vote on presidential removal in American history. Rich with Shakespearean characters and dramatic secrets, fueled with the high octane of a sensational legal thriller, and tinged by misguided, outlandish behavior that was played out at the very highest levels, Toobin's A Vast Conspiracy brings a dignity and integrity to this story that it has never before received.

The Clinton sex scandals will shape forever how we think about the signature issues of our day — sex, privacy, civil rights, and, yes, cigars. A Vast Conspiracy will shape forever how we think about the Clinton scandals.

Synopsis:

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER

It was the most extraordinary public saga of our time, and Jeffrey Toobin gives us a definitive history of the ordeal that very nearly brought down a president. Here is the whole story of the Clinton sex scandals — from its beginnings in a Little Rock hotel to its climax on the floor of the United States Senate with only the second vote on presidential removal in American history. Rich with Shakespearean characters and dramatic secrets, fueled with the high octane of a sensational legal thriller, and tinged by misguided, outlandish behavior that was played out at the very highest levels, Toobin's A Vast Conspiracy brings a dignity and integrity to this story that it has never before received.

The Clinton sex scandals will shape forever how we think about the signature issues of our day — sex, privacy, civil rights, and, yes, cigars. A Vast Conspiracy will shape forever how we think about the Clinton scandals.

About the Author

Jeffrey Toobin is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the legal analyst at ABC News. He served as an assistant United States attorney in Brooklyn and as an associate counsel in the office of independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and the author of the bestselling The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson. Toobin lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

Table of Contents

Contents

Cast of Characters

Chronology

Prologue: "This Is Danny"

1. What the Bubbas Wrought

2. "Isn't That What Happened?"

3. Party Girl

4. "I Love This Man"

5. A Really Big Crush

6. "Joan Dean"

7. Their Tabloid Hearts

8. "Good Strong Christian Men"

9. "Draw the Penis for Me"

10. Consensual Sex

11. Revenge of the "Peace Corps"

12. The Definition of Sex — and L-E-W-I-N-S-K-Y

13. The Richard Jewell File

14. "I Guess That Will Teach Them"

15. "Words of Assent"

16. "Eighteenth-Hand" Rumors

17. "I Don't Care If I'm Impeached..."

18. Winning by Losing

19. Mr. Genitalia and the Perjury Ladies

20. These Culture Wars

Epilogue: Private and Public

Acknowledgments

Source Notes and Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743204132
Author:
Toobin, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Clinton, Bill - Impeachment
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
IMS-14
Publication Date:
October 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 22.4 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER

It was the most extraordinary public saga of our time, and Jeffrey Toobin gives us a definitive history of the ordeal that very nearly brought down a president. Here is the whole story of the Clinton sex scandals — from its beginnings in a Little Rock hotel to its climax on the floor of the United States Senate with only the second vote on presidential removal in American history. Rich with Shakespearean characters and dramatic secrets, fueled with the high octane of a sensational legal thriller, and tinged by misguided, outlandish behavior that was played out at the very highest levels, Toobin's A Vast Conspiracy brings a dignity and integrity to this story that it has never before received.

The Clinton sex scandals will shape forever how we think about the signature issues of our day — sex, privacy, civil rights, and, yes, cigars. A Vast Conspiracy will shape forever how we think about the Clinton scandals.

"Synopsis" by , THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER

It was the most extraordinary public saga of our time, and Jeffrey Toobin gives us a definitive history of the ordeal that very nearly brought down a president. Here is the whole story of the Clinton sex scandals — from its beginnings in a Little Rock hotel to its climax on the floor of the United States Senate with only the second vote on presidential removal in American history. Rich with Shakespearean characters and dramatic secrets, fueled with the high octane of a sensational legal thriller, and tinged by misguided, outlandish behavior that was played out at the very highest levels, Toobin's A Vast Conspiracy brings a dignity and integrity to this story that it has never before received.

The Clinton sex scandals will shape forever how we think about the signature issues of our day — sex, privacy, civil rights, and, yes, cigars. A Vast Conspiracy will shape forever how we think about the Clinton scandals.

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