Clinton, Inc

Clinton, Inc

The Audacious Rebuilding of A Political Machine

Book - 2014
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Drawn from exclusive documents and detailed interviews with their close friends, allies and enemies, an investigative reporter reveals the strategies and deals the Clintons made to turn their political fortunes around and to lay the groundwork for the upcoming presidential campaign.
In 2001, Bill and Hillary Clinton left the White House under a cloud, dogged by scandals and investigations. Even many Democrats were glad to see them go. Yet within just a few years Bill had secured a new reputation as a global humanitarian and elder statesman, and Hillary was running for president. Despite her 2008 loss to Barack Obama, Hillary bounced back to become a powerful and respected figure in his cabinet. Today the Clintons are among the most popular politicians in America--respected and feared by Republicans and Democrats alike. Their transformation has been so complete that it takes an effort to recall just how low their fortunes were a decade ago. None of this happened by accident. Behind the Clintons' remarkable comeback is an untold story of strategic calculation, backroom deals, reckless gambles, and an unquenchable thirst for wealth and power. Here, Weekly Standard reporter Daniel Halper compiles a wealth of research, exclusive documents, and candid interviews with friends, allies, and former enemies of the Clintons to reveal how they rebuilt their reputations, reconstructed their political machine, and positioned themselves for even greater success. Halper describes in intimate detail how the Bill and Hillary partnership works; provides new insights into their deals and friendships; and a comprehensive Republican effort to bring their ambitions to a halt.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Broadside, c2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062311238
Branch Call Number: 973.929092 HAL
Characteristics: xxv, 319 p. ; 24 cm.


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Oct 04, 2014

Reference to the esteemed author: “The Summer of Nonsense: 2014 Features Glut of Shady Anti-Clinton Books” . . . .

Aug 31, 2014

Not sure how the previous review calls this a 'puff piece' as the author is clearly writing from a Republican POV. There's not a single chapter that offers a glowing outcome or judgement. Perhaps there were more details or scandals that could have been covered, but this is a book the Clintons' are not likely to be handing out as Christmas gifts.

Overall, I thought most of the book was fair and properly researched, although it is far too filled with unnamed sources to be a reliable, lasting insight into the legacy of the Clinton clan.

Aug 07, 2014

A very positive puff piece on the Clintons, without enlightening us as to just how much damage they [which means all three of them, Bill and his legislation as president, then later as a so-called free trade agreement lobbyist, Hillary and her support for jobs offshoring and the Tata Consultancy, a financial backer, and Chelsea at Avenue Capital and McKinsey and Company, all working and profiting diligently from destroying American employment] have accomplished!


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