Bill Clinton by Nigel Hamilton
Mastering the Presidency

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From best-selling, award-winning biographer Nigel Hamilton, this is an insightful, prodigiously researched, and wonderfully readable account of Bill Clinton’s first term in office. It shows how a well-meaning but naïve new president failed to assert true leadership in his first two years, and then illustrates how, in an astonishing act of self-reinvention, the president turned defeat into victory. Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency is a gripping tale of hubris and redemption—and a chronicle of one of the most dramatic reversals of fortune in modern American politics.
 

About Nigel Hamilton

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Nigel Hamilton was born in 1944 and took an honors degree in history at Cambridge University. His first major biography, The Brothers Mann, was critically acclaimed both in Britain and the United States, as was Monty, his three-volume official biography of the legendary World War II commander Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, which won the Whit-bread Prize and Templer Medal. He is also the author of the bestselling JFK: Reckless Youth. Nigel Hamilton is the John F. Kennedy Scholar and Visiting Professor in the John W. McCormack Institute of Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts at Boston.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published July 10, 2007 by PublicAffairs. 786 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, History. Non-fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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This second volume of the author's biography casts Clinton's first term as a Miltonian epic of fall and redemption. The years 1993–1994, culminating in the Democrats' loss of C

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Ah, the British accent! Time-tested shield for all literary sins and effective cover for this exhaustive rehash of Clinton-era misdemeanors and scandals. Brit James Adams (identified as “one

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The New York Times

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Before Bill Clinton was re-elected, this biography recalls, his administration appeared headed for failure.

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The Guardian

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John F Kennedy: An Unfinished Life 1917-1963 by Robert Dallek 838pp, Allen Lane, £25 Bill Clinton: An American Journey by Nigel Hamilton 784pp, Century, £25 It would be a dreadful mistake to suppose that George W Bush was the first American president who has failed to capture the hearts...

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The Guardian

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Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency by Nigel Hamilton Century £25, pp766 In episode two of Nigel Hamilton's scintillating biography, our hero has left behind the hick town of Hope, Arkansas - and his humble roots - and travelled, with his lady, to Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Spectator Book Club

This first volume of Bill Clinton’s biography, taking the story as far as his presidential election victory in 1992, comes at a peculiar time.

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