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A Vast Conspiracy : The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President
A Vast Conspiracy The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
ISBN-13: 9780375502958
ISBN-10: 0375502955
Publication Date: 1/11/2000
Pages: 448
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Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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I thought I knew this story over the years it took to unfold, but I wanted to read a good overview now. Wow. The 20% of this story that I did NOT know it the most compelling.

"Jeffrey Toobin's A Vast Conspiracy is the first to provide readers with comprehensive behind-the-scenes details of the machinations of independent counsel Kenneth Starr's team of prosecutors, lawyers for Monica Lewinsky and Paula Jones, and congressional members as the president's "inappropriate relationship" snowballed into the country's first impeachment proceedings in over a century.
Toobin's narrative is one of the most levelheaded versions of the 1998 scandal yet published..." amazon review
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What--another book about the messes Bill Clinton got himself into? Well, yes, but with a difference: Jeffrey Toobin's A Vast Conspiracy is the first to provide readers with comprehensive behind-the-scenes details of the machinations of independent counsel Kenneth Starr's team of prosecutors, lawyers for Monica Lewinsky and Paula Jones, and congressional members as the president's "inappropriate relationship" snowballed into the country's first impeachment proceedings in over a century.

Toobin's narrative is one of the most levelheaded versions of the 1998 scandal yet published, although he has very few kind words for anybody involved. "No other major political controversy in American history produced as few heroes as this one," he notes, and "in spite of his consistently reprehensible behavior, Clinton was, by comparison, the good guy in this struggle."