Inside the Clinton White House: An Oral History by Russell L. RileyInside the Clinton White House: An Oral History by Russell L. Riley

Inside the Clinton White House: An Oral History

byRussell L. Riley

Hardcover | October 26, 2016

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The inner life of every White House is veiled in mystery. Only a select few partake in the sensitive discussions of the Oval Office or the casual banter about high policy and low politics conducted over the engine roar of Air Force One. The privilege of the president's confidence depends onthe confidentiality of such exchanges while the president's term endures. Inside the Clinton White House provides a front-row seat to that previously unknown history of the 42nd presidency. In the decade after Bill Clinton left the White House, scores of his political advisors, senior White House staff, and cabinet officials recorded oral history interviews with scholarsworking with the acclaimed Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. The content of these interviews is published for the first time in this volume.Inside the Clinton White House tracks Bill Clinton's emergence as a national political figure with the New Democrat movement, takes the reader inside the 1992 campaign, and then details life inside the Clinton White House as experienced by those who were there. Sections of the book are devoted todomestic policy (including reforms of the health care and welfare systems), foreign policy (including military interventions in Haiti and the Balkans), politics in the Clinton years (including impeachment), and the key personalities of the time (including chapters on Al Gore and Hillary RodhamClinton). These candid spoken accounts--history "with the bark off" in Lyndon Johnson's phrase--add color and nuance to our understanding of Bill Clinton and his administration, sometimes confirming and sometimes upending the conventional wisdom.
Russell L. Riley is Associate Professor and Co-Chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, where he has conducted nearly 300 oral history interviews with senior officials from every administration from Jimmy Carter onwards. He is the author and editor of several books on the American pr...
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Title:Inside the Clinton White House: An Oral HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:October 26, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190605464

ISBN - 13:9780190605469

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