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From the Publisher"A page-turner" —US News & World Report
"Does a masterly job of recreating the diplomacy aimed at bringing the titans together...Unlike chroniclers of recent history who laboriously recount what most of us remember, Mr. Gillon has real news to tell." —The Wall Street Journal "Renders a fraught moment in American political history with clarity."
"Gillon sheds more light on the political instincts of both men than any other book yet written about either.... this excellent book should be an essential acqisition for all libraries." —Library Journal
"Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich were two of the most interesting, gifted and complicated figures ever to grace American politics. Steve Gillon, a thoughtful historian with exceptional political savvy, has turned his ample gifts to capturing the politics of the Clinton-Gingrich moment. He sheds new light on their relationship, and explains not only where they came from but also where their confrontation led us. This is an important book about a fascinating episode." —E. J. Dionne, Jr., author of Souled Out and Why Americans Hate Politics
"Steven Gillon, using a wide range of inside sources, tells a great and absorbing story: how Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich, who had fought for years over the meaning of the 1960s, schemed in 1997 to form a centrist political coalition, only to fail amidst the nasty partisan wrangling that led to the impeachment of the president." —James T.Patterson, author of Restless Giant: The United States from Watergate to Bush v. Gore
The Pact has an excellent premise and is executed masterfully. Steve Gillon deftly tells the story of this odd couple from the 1990s, showing the surprising similarities between Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich, and how they differed. In the process, Gillon insightfully and entertainingly helps us understand the 1990s, the 1960s and the entire Baby Boom generation—and epoch."— Gil Troy, author of Leading from the Center: Why Moderates Make the Best Presidents