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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
THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER It was the most extraordinary public saga of our time, and Jeffrey Toobin gives us a definitive history of the ordeal that very nearly brought down a president. Here is the whole story of the Clinton sex scandals -- from its beginnings in a Little Rock hotel to its climax on the floor of the United States Senate w...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743204132
ISBN-10: 0743204131
Publication Date: 10/13/2000
Pages: 448
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Publisher: Touchstone
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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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."
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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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