Back from the Dead: How Clinton Survived the Republican Revolution

Back from the Dead: How Clinton Survived the Republican Revolution




The first inside account of the 1996 presidential election from Newsweek magazine's award-winning Washington bureau

Bill Clinton likes to say that his God is "the God of Second Chances". How did he come back from political near-death to enjoy a resounding reelection victory? What explains voter backlash against Newt Gingrich's '94 revolution?

For the past fifteen months, a team of four Newsweek reporters has followed the candidates around-the-clock to produce the inside chronicle of the 1996 presidential election campaign. Written by Newsweek's Washington bureau chief, Evan Thomas, this behind-the-scenes narrative is illustrated with photographs by Pulitzer Prize winner David Hume Kennerly, who has been covering the campaign all year.

The Newsweek reporters were granted inside access by both the Clinton and Dole campaigns on the condition that none of their reporting be disclosed until after the polls closed on Election Day. Revealed here are the hidden deals and crises, the buried intrigues and emotions behind the headlines, including why Bob Dole was so placid as he headed toward an apparent wipe-out on Election Day, and how the Clintons dodged the Whitewater bullet and numerous other scandals.

This is the extremely personal account of Clinton and Dole's struggle and the epic collapse of the Gingrich/GOP "Contract with America". Using the same inside-the-room reporting techniques that won a National Magazine Award for Newsweek's coverage of the 1992 election, Back from the Dead is an uncensored tour through the inner workings of the race to elect the president of the United States of America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871136893
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/10/1997
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Evan Thomas is Assistant Managing Editor of Newsweek in Washington, D.C. He is the author of The Wise Men(with Walter Isaacson); The Man to See: Edward Bennett Williams, Ultimate Insider; and The Very Best Men -- Four Who Dared: The Early Years of the CIA. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two daughters.

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