42 - William Clinton
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The Clinton Wars
Behind the Oval Office
Election Clinton (370 electoral votes) vs. Bush (168)
Election Clinton (379 electoral votes) vs. Dole (159)
Clinton was the first president to both be sued for sexual misconduct and forced to give a deposition while in office
Bill Clinton was the first president to have been a Rhodes Scholar.
Bill Clinton is the only President ever to be elected twice without ever receiving 50% of the popular vote. He had 43 percent in 1992 and 49 percent in 1996.
Bill Clinton plays the tenor and soprano saxophone. He played his saxophone during his campaign at many appearances.
Bill Clinton is the first left-handed American president to serve two terms.
Bill Clinton was a brother of Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity.
President Clinton, having returned from a visit to Romania, sent a note to thank for the presents received, among which was a 'poncho'. Not being aware of having given Mr Clinton a poncho the Romanian government checked the list of presents and found they had given the President a Romanian flag. After having turned over the communist regime the communist signs were cut out of the middle of the Romanian flag by means of protest. Apparently Mr. Clinton mistook this flag for a poncho.
Bill Clinton signed into effect a law specifying Lake Champlain (between New York and Vermont) as the sixth Great Lake.
He was born William Jefferson Blythe, 4th, after his late father. He legally changed his last name to that of his stepfather when he was 16.
Other Clinton books I have read are The Hunting of the President, which is the favorite of my Clinton reads but is not really a biography - more like an in-depth look at the media's treatment of Clinton. The Clinton Wars, by Sidney Blumenthal is a good account of the Clinton presidency from a cabinet member. For those who lean more to the right, Behind the Oval Office, by Dick Morris, is actually a pretty objective look at Clinton in terms of his strategy of "triangulation" and how Clinton used polls to determine policy and assure his re-election.
There is also a really good documentary on the first Clinton presidential campaign called The War Room.
And there are probably a lot of other books I am forgetting! Of course, Living History is a good read on the Clinton years also (and the audio book narrated by Hillary is even better), but that would probably go more under the First Ladies category.
I really can't stand the media, so maybe this is my own pet peeve, but he kind of uses the typical reporter's indifferent tone to suggest his book is neutral, when it really utilizes a right-wing idealogue (welfare reform is good, health care reform is bad, Clinton is responsible for 9/11, etc., etc.). In this respect, Dick Morris' book is much better for conservatives who want to read a book on Clinton. In fact, Harris really borrows a lot of his material from Morris, so IMO it is best to go to the original source.
The other problem I had with this book is that the author really is not very knowledgeable about his subject matter. He tries to portray the presidency as a powerless position, and Clinton just "surviving" whatever the Republicans in Congress are throwing at him, when in fact academics like William Greider have shown how the presidency is really more powerful now than it ever has been, not only through manipulation of the tax code (redistribution of income) but through how executive agencies are run (e.g., is the EPA going to enforce environmental rules, DOJ enforce laws against corporate criminals, etc.), and Harris really doesn't seem to understand the nuances of how government really works or the little things being done during Clinton's presidency that had a big impact on how the country was run.
I guess it is a relatively quick read but I personally think there are better Clinton books out there. JMO.
I definitely want to read Taylor Branch's book on Clinton.