Harris peppers the book with both fact and anecdote, moving swiftly from subject to subject. The Survivor shows Clinton's growth as a leader throughout the eight years of his presidency, and how his personal failings almost brought them to a close. Far from being a milquetoast summary of events, The Survivor is a gripping read set behind the scenes in the West Wing. Harris has crafted a brilliant book with writerly style and with an eye on history. The Survivor is one of the best political titles of the year, and--like its subject matter--may be appreciated even more as time goes on. --Jennifer Buckendorff --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This is an excellent book, which gives a thorough a balanced account of the Clinton presidency.
Harris's treatment of the highs as well as the low, shows a classiness that you just couldnt get from Anne Coulter (on her best day).
John F. Harris's THE SURVIVOR is the first truly objective, scholarly look at the Clinton White House.
Rather like my reaction to the Clinton presidency.
I'm nearly finished with the Kindle version of this book and, like some others here, felt the first part of the book... Read more
While this didn't have the depth of My Life, it gave me more insight to Bill and his trials and faults.Published 2 months ago by Carole Carsey
This is an excellently written book covering Bill Clinton and his rise to the presidency and all that followed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carl Bilbo
Complex, real. Must read for those who enjoy insider views of history and a snapshot of where many of today's pundits grew up.Published 7 months ago by Marc D Perlman
Well written and the book seems to be very objective. I especially like to many personal stories anot his leadership style.Published 7 months ago by DAVID KEPLEY
I think this is the best book I have read on the Clinton Presidency. It covers the impeachment in a fair and balanced way.Published 9 months ago by Doug Wade
Highly recommend to those who like insightful biography. The last 10% could have been edited down. I felt that I learned a lot and couldn't help but notice the strong parallels... Read morePublished 16 months ago by julie m kuehnel
"The Survivor" was a history of Bill Clinton's political rise and presidency, viewed through his controversies and responses. Read morePublished on August 20, 2012 by Carl K.
With an academic interest in politics, I started my foray into the Clinton years with John Harris' work Survivor. Read morePublished on April 22, 2012 by One More Time