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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (48 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nigel Hamilton Narrator: James Adams Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A decade and a half after William Jefferson Clinton first took the oath of office, biographer Nigel Hamilton tells the riveting story of what was possibly the greatest self-reinvention of a president in office in modern times. The Clinton presidency began disastrously and deteriorated in a series of fiascoes. How Bill Clinton faced up to his failures and refashioned himself in the White House thereafter is the focus of this hitherto unwritten story. With his landslide win in the 1996 presidential election, Clinton began his second term as the undisputed, tremendously popular leader of the Western world.

In vivid prose, this riveting narrative charts Clinton’s dramatic reversal of fortune and his ultimate triumph over himself and his foes, a powerful reminder of what a great president can accomplish.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hamilton ably illustrates Clinton’s strengths and weaknesses as a leader.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Scintillating biography…Hamilton’s specialty, with a few nods to psychoanalysis, lies not just in telling us what happened but why and how it happened. As he follows William Jefferson Clinton from straitened beginnings to glorious success, he tries to burrow inside the man, to think as he thought, to see through his eyes the decisions that had to be made.”

    Observer

  • “Hamilton writes with an eye to the utmost detail yet never ceases to compel and entertain his readers. James Adams delivers the work in a tone that projects its importance, and his ear-pleasing Arkansas accent brings an air of realism to the work…The result is a truly intriguing account of what it's like to be president of the United States.”

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  • “Hamilton views his subject as a man with a big heart and a big brain but also with a shocking inability to make decisions or manage personnel. Hamilton’s strength is in making the most of the many secondary sources he relies upon…A straightforward, effective recounting of the ups and downs of a presidency shaped as much by personality as by policy.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by MzDivaDawn | 2/15/2012

    " I actually learned more about Newt Gingrich,Dick Morris, and current CIA Head Leon Panetta in this book than I would have expected. Very insightful - certainly changed my opinions on some things "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda | 12/2/2011

    " I'm currently reading the book - half way through. He's objective. I'm viewing positive things about Clinton, that I had never seen. I never new that we almost went to war a couple of times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ross | 11/4/2011

    " Not a Clinton fan but found the books very intresting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy | 1/25/2011

    " This is another audio book - interesting so far - "

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About the Author

Nigel Hamilton is the author of Monty, JFK: Reckless Youth; Bill Clinton: An American Journey, and Biography: A Brief History.He is a Fellow of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston.