The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton

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For the second time in history, the President of the United States was impeached. The road there was a largely partisan track that left many deeply unsatisfied with the Republic party and largely uninterested in the President's private life. A discussion of the potential ramifications of Clinton's acquittal—the independent counsel law, the 2000 elections, etc.—is included.

Examines the events leading to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, including the ...

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Overview

For the second time in history, the President of the United States was impeached. The road there was a largely partisan track that left many deeply unsatisfied with the Republic party and largely uninterested in the President's private life. A discussion of the potential ramifications of Clinton's acquittal—the independent counsel law, the 2000 elections, etc.—is included.

Examines the events leading to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, including the Whitewater investigation, the media coverage, the grand jury proceedings, impeachment by the Senate, and the legacy of this scandal.

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Cohen's view of the Clinton impeachment and scandal is as a media story, focusing on Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp's relationship. Although intriguing, some of Cohen's statements seem unnecessarily subjective and suggestive. He writes of Tripp's uncanny knack for being on the spot when things happened, and that when it came to something sensational, Lucianne Goldberg was not one to hold a grudge. His text suffers from little documentation or helpful explanation, and his logic and grammar are occasionally tangled. The short bibliography and inaccurate index (this reviewer found two mistakes) add to this book's sloppy feeling. Fernandez attempts to place the episode in the broadest historical perspective. Part of the Crime, Justice, and Punishment series, this work changes setting and focus from chapter to chapter—from the Clinton scandal and impeachment, to Andrew Johnson's impeachment, to the framing of the Constitution. The chapter on the Constitution is rendered in a peculiar present tense, in which George Mason's voice "echoes" in the State House, while Washington, Franklin, Hamilton, and others "return his gaze, listening intently." Also awkward is his sensational spin on Clinton's story. He writes of Clinton allegedly dropping his trousers and underwear on the first page and twice fully quotes the Independent Counsel's definition of sexual relations—as if readers might forget. Fernandez succeeds in explaining the political background of the impeachment process, so that by the time he describes Clinton's trial, the partisan motives are clear. With his clumsy transitions, however, readers will have to work hard to piece everything together. Adequate black-and-white photos andillustrations break up the text. Aaseng's contribution, although the driest and most cramped in style, is the clearest, most straightforward explanation of Clinton's impeachment. Although he does not provide as much historical perspective as Fernandez, Aaseng gives just enough to clarify his subject. He does not focus on the personalities as much as the politics (although half-page asides on the various players give personal bios), allowing for an evenhanded portrayal of events. Black-and-white photos illustrate every few pages. A comparison of the sources that are noted in each work echoes their differences. Cohen cites Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff, William Bennett, the Starr report, and articles from Newsweek. Fernandez does not cite any of his material, but he includes a bibliography of works on impeachment and the Constitution and quotes testimony and the Starr report in his text. Aaseng has the most extensive and explanatory notes, citing articles mainly from the New York Times and U.S. News and World Report. Aaseng's work is the most helpful single title, but Fernadez's book would be a useful second title for those working on a report or for its historical perspective. Cohen's book gives a picture of the media story but is more part of the story than an objective portrayal. VOYA CODES: 2Q 4P M J S (Better editing or work by the author might have warranted a 3Q; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2000, Twenty-First Century, 112p. Index, Photos, Biblio., Source Notes, Chronology, PLB. Ages 12 to 18. Reviewer: Nina Lindsay VOYA, February 2001 (Vol. 23, No.6)
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A matter-of-fact depiction of both the impeachment process and the events that led up to it, this book mentions the famous semen-stained dress but stops short of saying exactly what the President and Monica Lewinsky were supposed to have done. The author has done his homework, and makes the whole tawdry chapter in American history surprisingly readable. It's a vital research tool to any middle school or junior high student doing a report on impeachment in general, and Clinton's impeachment in particular. 2000, Twenty-First Century Books, Ages 11 up, $23.90. Reviewer: Donna Freedman
School Library Journal
Gr 6-10-This well-written and readable volume opens with an account of the now-famous "Drudge Report" that brought the Clinton-Lewinsky affair to public attention. Cohen then provides background material on Clinton's "character issue," the Whitewater investigation, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, and the Paula Jones sexual-harassment suit. The rest of the book follows the development of the scandal, with its resulting legal actions and media wars, to its conclusion with Clinton's impeachment proceedings. Although the author includes enough details for readers to grasp the legal, political, and moral issues at play, he does not descend into the sensationalism that marked so much of the media reportage. He concludes with a discussion of the legacy of the case, making predictions about its impact upon the country as a whole and on the individuals most involved. The coverage and analysis are objective and include numerous primary-source documents. The black-and-white photos are rather dark and add little to the text. This clear and sensitive treatment of this convoluted course of events will serve both report writers and general readers.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Midwest Book Review
Daniel Cohen's Impeachment Of William Jefferson Clinton may at first glance not seem to hold lasting value for a library, but the survey of the impeachment process as a whole will provide important keys to understanding the Presidency and the impeachment process.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761317111
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Series: Single Titles Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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