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  • ISBN: 0307409449
  • ISBN: 9780307409447 :
  • Physical Description: 789 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
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  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [762]-769) and index.
Summary, etc.: A professor at Duquesne University Law School details the wide-ranging investigation into President Clinton "that divded the nation and nearly toppled Clinton's presidency. From special prosecutor Kenneth W. Starr's initial probe of the Whitewater land deal in Arkansas to the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit to the Monidca Lewinsky affair, culminating in a dramatic Senate impeachment trial," the author relies on exclusive interviews with President Clinton, Ken Starr, Monica Lewinsky and family, Linda Tripp, Paula Jones, Susan McDougal and many other key players as well as documents from the Justice Dpeartment's internal investigation into Starr. -- Dust jacket.
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 February #2
    *Starred Review* In 1999, the shocking revelation of President Clinton's affair with a White House intern captivated the nation and nearly sank his career as well as that of prosecutor Ken Starr. Legal scholar Gormley offers new revelations: Starr drafted an impeachment referral long before the Monica Lewinsky scandal emerged, and investigators considered indicting First Lady Hillary Clinton for Whitewater irregularities. Gormley draws on newly released documents, including transcripts of depositions and grand jury testimony, and interviews with major figures, including Clinton and Starr, to offer a deliciously detailed account of the investigation that nearly led to the impeachment of the president and continues to reverberate in American politics. Starr's initial charge to investigate the Clintons' involvement in Arkansas real-estate deals morphed into an investigation of the suicide of Vince Foster and Paula Jones' allegations of sexual harassment and the ostensible connection of an affair with Lewinsky. Gormley chronicles the behind-the-scenes political machinations of Republican "elves" out to get the Clintons and White House efforts to save his presidency, playing out in a titanic political clash as Americans were repulsed by Clinton's actions and Starr's excessive zeal. Gormley recalls the missteps and irregularities on both sides as partisan politics poisoned efforts to get at the truth. Gormley is masterful at building the high drama of stranger-than-fiction political skulduggery and nuttiness with a cast of fascinating characters. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ken Gormley is a law professor at Duquesne University, specializing in constitutional law, as well as a nationally renowned expert on Watergate and special prosecutors. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation.

Subject: Clinton, Bill 1946-
Clinton, Bill 1946- Relations with women
Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Starr, Kenneth 1946-
Misconduct in office United States
Political ethics United States
Whitewater Inquiry, 1993-2000
Governmental investigations United States
Lewinsky, Monica S. (Monica Samille) 1973-
Special prosecutors United States
Clinton, Bill 1946- Impeachment
United States Politics and government 1993-2001
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