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Inside the Clinton White House : An Oral History (Hardcover) (Russell L. Riley)
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The inner life of every White House is veiled in mystery. Only a select few partake in the sensitive discussions of the Oval Office or the casual banter about high policy and low politics conducted over the engine roar of Air Force One. The privilege of the president's confidence depends on the confidentiality of such exchanges while the president's term endures.Inside the Clinton White House provides a front-row seat to that previously unknown history of the 42nd presidency. In the decade after Bill Clinton left the White House, scores of his political advisors, senior White House staff, and cabinet officials recorded oral history interviews with scholars working with the acclaimed Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. The content of these interviews is published for the first time in this volume.Inside the Clinton White House tracks Bill Clinton's emergence as a national political figure with the New Democrat movement, takes the reader inside the 1992 campaign, and then details life inside the Clinton White House as experienced by those who were there. Sections of the book are devoted to domestic policy (including reforms of the health care and welfare systems), foreign policy (including military interventions in Haiti and the Balkans), politics in the Clinton years (including impeachment), and the key personalities of the time (including chapters on Al Gore and Hillary Rodham Clinton). These candid spoken accounts--history "with the bark off" in Lyndon Johnson's phrase--add color and nuance to our understanding of Bill Clinton and his administration, sometimes confirming and sometimes upending the conventional wisdom.
Number of Pages: 441
Genre: History, Political Science
Sub-Genre: United States / 20th Century, Government / Executive Branch
Series Title: Oxford Oral History Series
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Russell L. Riley
Street Date: October 12, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-0301
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