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The author of the book: Michael Takiff
ISBN: 030012130X
ISBN 13: 9780300121308
Language: English
Edition: Yale University Press
Date of issue: October 19th 2010
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Though Bill Clinton has been out of office since 2001, public fascination with him continues unabated. Many books about Clinton have been published in recent years, but shockingly, no single-volume biography covers the full scope of Clinton’s life from the cradle to the present day, not even Clinton’s own account, My Life. More troubling still, books on Clinton have tended to be highly polarized, casting the former president in an overly positive or negative light.

In this, the first complete oral history of Clinton’s life, historian Michael Takiff presents the first truly balanced book on one of our nation’s most controversial and fascinating presidents. Through more than 150 chronologically arranged interviews with key figures including Bob Dole, James Carville, and Tom Brokaw, among many others, A Complicated Man goes far beyond the well-worn party-line territory to capture the larger-than-life essence of Clinton the man. With the tremendous attention given to the Lewinsky scandal, it is easy to overlook the president’s humble upbringing, as well as his many achievements at home and abroad: the longest economic boom in American history, a balanced budget, successful intervention in the Balkans, and a series of landmark, if controversial, free-trade agreements. Through the candid recollections of Takiff’s many subjects, A Complicated Man leaves no area unexplored, revealing the most complete and unexpected portrait of our forty-second president published to date.


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Ebook A Complicated Man: The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Know Him read Online! Michael Takiff is an independent scholar and oral historian whose writing has
appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Huffington Post (on HuffPo, see his recent piece "Bill Clinton Feud With Rachel
Maddow Springs From a Legacy Full of Contradictions"). A graduate of Yale University and a former comedy writer and comedian, Takiff is the author of the oral history Brave Men, Gentle Heroes: American Fathers and Sons in World War II and Vietnam. Brave Men, Gentle Heroes was chosenby the Washington Post as a Critics Pick and was praised as a superb oralhistory (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), a major contribution (Library
Journal), and a stirring collection (AARP Magazine).Michael Takiff lives in New York City. More information about him and A Complicated Man, includinglinks to video and audio recordings of interviews, go to http://michaeltakiff.com/."


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