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--Robert Harris, The Sunday Times (London)
“A remarkable portrait of White House life. . . . An important work about American political life. . . . Branch is an historian by trade, and an excellent one. . . . To the extent that Branch’s portrait of the president rescues politics from ignominy, he has done a real public service; that he has done this while vividly portraying an exuberant American original is cause for joy. . . . Revealing and often delightful.”
--Joe Klein, The New York Times Book Review
“By turns intimate and dispassionately historical . . . this book will be a boon to historians. The casual reader might delight more in Branch’s glimpses of an unguarded president.”
--Gilbert Cruz, Time
“Taylor Branch’s latest book has made me whistle more than any comparable piece of work for a very long time, and not just because of its many remarkable disclosures.”
--Christopher Hitchens, Newsweek
Although I don't read many books of this sort I found it very informative and a pleasure to read.
The book provides many fascinating details and insights from a very astute and intelligent man during his tenure in office as President of the United States.
Branch agreed, and the result was a massive recorded archive, made partly for Clinton's own use in writing his memoirs and also for Branch's own record.
Content of this memoir may be interesting and valuable,
but the narrator (author) is a poor choice for narrator. Read more
A wonderfully put together work that gives great insight into Clinton's brilliant mind and political insights, as well as to his obvious ability to compartmentalize and cope with... Read morePublished on November 4, 2010 by Hallauthor
With former President Clinton in the news lately, we thought it would be a good time to look at the most recent book covering his White House years, `The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling... Read morePublished on March 12, 2010 by BlogOnBooks
The title is a bit of a misnomer because the taping process provided the basis for the book, but the content of the tapes do not shape it in the manner of tapes from the Johnson or... Read morePublished on March 6, 2010 by Richard A. Jenkins
I orginally checked this book out at my branch library. I liked it so well I wanted to have it in my personal library. Read morePublished on March 4, 2010 by P. Brown
Like Kennedy, Clinton was very interested in how the history of his Administration would be written. Read morePublished on February 18, 2010 by CJA
I purchased this item for my son-in-law and he liked it. Being a history major, this carries some weight.Published on February 7, 2010 by Mike Harris
Whether we are Republicans or Democrats, I think most of us agree that Bill Clinton fascinates us. Although he has been out of office nearly 10 years, he still remains much more... Read morePublished on February 4, 2010 by Jeffrey T. Hammill