Partners In Power: The Clintons and Their America


In this devastating dual portrait of the former president and first lady, an investigative reporter reveals the untold secrets of the most ambitious yet scandalous partnership in the history of American politics.
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In this devastating dual portrait of the former president and first lady, an investigative reporter reveals the untold secrets of the most ambitious yet scandalous partnership in the history of American politics.
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Library Journal
Morris, author of National Book Award nominee Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician (LJ 12/89), has written arguably the most damning indictment of the Clintons to date. In addition to being the author of several well-received books, Morris was a highly respected public servant, working for Dean Acheson, Lyndon Johnson, Walter Mondale, and Richard Nixon and resigning from the National Security Council over the Cambodian invasion during the Nixon administration. Bill and Hillary Clinton are viewed as emblematic of a rotten political system that has sold out the interests of its citizens for the financial support of corrupt monied interests. Arkansas was a fertile training ground in no small part because of its few wealthy corporations, including Tyson Foods, Stephens, Inc., and Wal-Mart. The image of Bill Clinton as a moderate, public-oriented leader rings hollow to Morris. Hundreds of understandably confidential interviews present a sordid tale of a governor who allegedly sold his political soul to the Arkansas power structure. The Clintons, according to Morris, handsomely profited from Whitewater at the expense of the people the governor swore to protect. The harrowing tales of cocaine-sniffing toga parties pale in comparison with Clinton's alleged ties to organized crime, the Iran-Contra debacle, and drug smuggling from Mena, Arkansas. No one should come away from this book happy; complicity in the government's breakdown includes and transcends both parties. Clinton supporters will be despondent. An instant best seller that will stir considerable discussion and should be purchased by all public libraries.Karl Helicher, Upper Merion Township Lib., King of Prussia, Pa.
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In this dual biography and candid portrait of the presidency, an investigative journalist exposes the inner politics, personal passions, and gathering moral compromise that marked the rise of Bill and Hillary Clinton and still haunt their administration. The author weaves together three essential themes: the parallel lives and tortured relationship of the Clintons personally; the essence of the bipartisan misrule that is our nation's capitol; and the behind-the-scenes story of the making of a president in a world where corrupting money and favors flow freely and where special interests hold sway.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895263025
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Pages: 526
  • Sales rank: 1,437,627
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: "Times When Hope Is Palpable" 1
1 Sikeston: "Riding on a Smile" 15
2 Hope: "Bright Little Orphan" 24
3 Hot Springs: "The Power to Save" 36
4 Georgetown: "They'll Know What I'm Doing Here" 60
5 Oxford: "Every String He Could Think Of" 79
6 Park Ridge: "She Had to Put Up with Him" 107
7 Wellesley: "Tomorrow, When You Are the Establishment" 124
8 Yale I: "She Saw Right Past the Charm" 139
9 Yale II: "She Never Drew Her Identity from Him" 153
10 Fayetteville: "An Aura of Inevitability" 170
11 Regnat Populus: "The People Rule" 193
12 Little Rock I: "A Guy Who Supposedly Has an IQ of a Zillion" 216
13 Washington I: "A Slow-Motion Coup d'Etat" 251
14 Little Rock II: "You'll See They Love You Again" 268
15 Washington II: "A Little Too Much Like What It Really Is" 292
16 Little Rock III: "Best of the New Generation" 308
17 Washington III: "A Culture of Complicity" 335
18 Little Rock IV: "A Feller Could Live Off the Land" 359
19 Little Rock and Mena: "A World Nearly Devoid of Rules" 389
20 Little Rock to Washington: "We Saw in Them What We Wanted to Believe" 428
Afterword 467
Acknowledgments 470
Sources and Notes 472
Select Bibliography 501
Index 505
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2000


    Nice collection of stories of Clinton and Hillary up to the start of the Clinton presidency. Only scanty coverage is given to Paula Jones, Juanita Broderick, and others. Lots of things about Clinton that I myself was previously unaware of, including some interesting details about Whitewater. Would have liked more attention given to the good points and bad points of the Clinton governorship -- the book focused mainly on the questionable ethics types of issues. It was an expose more than a good two-sided discussion, but interesting nonetheless.

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