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Gene Lyons is a liberal political columnist and co-author with Joe Conason of The 10 Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton, a documentary book published in 2000, with a supporting film. The book outlines a purported right wing campaign waged against President of the United States Bill Clinton leading eventually to the president's impeachment. It extends the discussion in Lyons' 1996 book Fools for Scandal: How the Media Invented Whitewater.
Total Books: 10
Lyons is a native of Elizabeth, New Jersey. He graduated from Rutgers in 1965, and earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia in 1969. He taught at the University of Massachusetts, University of Arkansas and University of Texas before becoming a full-time writer in 1976. He has written hundreds of articles, essays and reviews for such magazines as Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, Washington Monthly, The Nation, Esquire, Slate, and Salon.
A winner of the 1980 National Magazine Award for Public Service for the Texas Monthly article “Why Teachers Can’t Teach,” he was an Associate Editor at Texas Monthly in 1981, and General Editor at Newsweek from 1982-86. His other books include The Higher Illiteracy (University of Arkansas, 1988), Widow’s Web (Simon & Schuster, 1993). Lyons writes a column for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that is syndicated nationally by United Media. He lives on a cattle farm in Perry County, Arkansas.
He is not related to character actor Gene Lyons, Sr.