First in His Class by David Maraniss
A Biography Of Bill Clinton

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A portrait of President Clinton scrutinizes his character, draws on hundreds of documents and interviews, traces his rise through the Georgetown-Oxford-Yale years, and recognizes his ability to attract the best and the brightest of his generation. 50,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.

About David Maraniss

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David Maraniss is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who chronicled the Clinton era during his time at the Washington Post. After leaving the Washington Post, Maraniss wrote "First in His Class," a book about Clinton that won the American Society of Newspaper Editors Jesse Laventhal Prize. He has also published "The Clinton Enigma," a book interpreting the Clinton scandal.
Published March 6, 1995 by Simon & Schuster. 448 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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 Neither hagiography nor hatchet job, this illuminating, unauthorized biography sticks to the facts to draw a sharp personal and political portrait of the man who became the first baby boomer to be elected President.

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In this incisive, richly textured, fair-minded biography of Bill Clinton, which ends on the night he announced his presidential candidacy, Washington Post reporter Maraniss limns a quintessential politician, ``sincere and deceptive at the same time.'' Drawing on interviews with nearly 400 people,...

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