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This book which follows Clinton's rise to the presidency and his time as governor focuses on the first term in office. Hamilton argues that Bill Clinton finally began to master the presidency and appear presidential after two events

This book which follows Clinton's rise to the presidency and his time as governor focuses on the first term in office. It accurately and effectively assess the first years where Clinton learned how to be president. The book encompasses several areas from the scandals, the role of Hillary in the White House and of course domestic and foreign affairs. Hamilton argues that Bill Clinton finally began to master the presidency and appear presidential after two events. In his previous book Hamilton shows that Bill Clinton is at his finest when he is running for office.

The story of how Clinton nearly ruined his presidency and - with the help of domestic terrorists in Oklahoma City and the zealotry of Newt Gingrich - managed to resurrect it is the focus of Nigel Hamilton’s book Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency. It is an interesting tale, partly because it’s hard to remember a time when Clinton was considered something of a political incompetent - and partly because, as Hamilton reminds us, Hillary Rodham Clinton had much to do with her husband’s early troubles.

Now, in Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency, Nigel Hamilton charts the experience of the 42nd President as he took presidential oath of office- and how he fared therafter in the piranha pool of Washington . Hamilton charts what was possibly the greatest disaster and re-reinvention of a president in office in modern times.

The Clinton presidency began disastrously and deteriorated in a series of fiascoes. How Bill Clinton faced up to his failures and refashioned himself in the White House thereafter is the focus of this hitherto unwritten story. With his landslide win in the 1996 presidential election, Clinton began his second term as the undisputed, tremendously popular leader of the Western world. In vivid prose, this riveting narrative charts Clinton's dramatic reversal of fortune and his ultimate triumph over himself and his foes, a powerful reminder of what a great president can accomplish.

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Clinton: Mastering the Presidency. Bill Clinton by. Nigel Hamilton. The author charts the experience of the 42nd President as he took presidential oath of office and how he fared therafter in the piranha pool of Washington . In riveting narrative, Hamilton charts what was possibly the greatest disaster and re-reinvention of a president in office in modern times.

Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency Abridged and read by James Adams - 2007. ISBN 978-1-4332-0494-4.

He has had op-ed pieces and articles in The New York Times, the London Independent, and the Times Higher Education, among others. Nigel Hamilton's Guide to Greenwich: A Personal Guide to the Buildings and Walks of One of England's Most Beautiful and Historic Areas - 1972. America Began at Greenwich - 1976. Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency Abridged and read by James Adams - 2007.

Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency. In episode two of Nigel Hamilton's scintillating biography, our hero has left behind the hick town of Hope, Arkansas - and his humble roots - and travelled, with his lady, to Pennsylvania Avenue. It has not been a journey without incident (or other ladies strewn in various states of undress across his path). But Mrs C, as ever, has stood by her man - which is when she enjoys most traction over this slovenly, sheepish political genius. So here we are in the White House, sorting out office space.

Nigel Hamilton chronicles the first Clinton term, covering all the (mostly) bad and good, including his .

Nigel Hamilton chronicles the first Clinton term, covering all the (mostly) bad and good, including his reinvention after the 1994 mid-term elections. Its amazing that despite Bill and Hillary making so many major mistakes, Bill came back to win a second term (and make his biggest mistake of all - Monica).

Following on from the widely praised Bill Clinton: An American Journey, Nigel Hamilton takes us on another journey . The presidency then deteriorated through a series of fiascos at every level.

Following on from the widely praised Bill Clinton: An American Journey, Nigel Hamilton takes us on another journey: charting the experience of the 42nd President as he took the presidential oath of office - and how he fared thereafter in the piranha pool. The story of how Bill Clinton faced up to his failures, and refashioned himself in the White House is thus an epic one. It is a story that climaxes with a thriving . economy and hard-won wisdom in international affairs.

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Comments: (7)

Lestony
If you're interested in reading a biography about Bill Clinton's upbringing and early political career in Arkansas, I recommend David Maraniss' "First In His Class," which is a tighter, more cohesive biography about the 42nd President.. The problem with this biography, I found, was Nigel Hamilton spends too much time delving into Bill Clinton's sex life, with several passages wasted on conjecture and pure speculation. Make no mistake, I think the majority of Americans can agree that Bill Clinton, or Bubba as he's called, loves the ladies a bit too much. That being said, Nigel Hamilton's decision to compare Bill Clinton's sex life to that of televangelists Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart doesn't enhance the reader's understanding of this brilliant, yet deeply flawed president, but rather causes the biographical narrative to lose complete focus. On a positive note, Nigel Hamilton's second volume, "Mastering the Presidency" is a far superior read than this inaugural chapter into Bill Clinton's life.
Hucama
I tried very hard to like President Clinton's Memoirs. But instead I found myself frustrated at the way his autobiography blames everyone else for Clinton's problems except himself. That being said, while his memoirs frustrated me it causes me to read further about Clinton and fill in the many gaps between the truth and what was presented in My Life by Clinton.

An American Journey is a highly readable, truthfull, and ultimately sympathetic look at Clinton's rise to presidency. The author does not sugarcoat anything and you see the real Bill Clinton: his many strengths and his many weaknesses. I also enjoyed how the author put the situations Clinton was in into the Context of the times and place. I really could not stop reading this book. It is very good and should be read rather than Clinton's memoirs.
Ckelond
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Broadcaster
The forces and dynamics of both the Democratic Party, and the national unrest prevalent during the period that Clinton "rose" to shoulder his duties at the White House during his administration, and the manner in which he went about it suggests that it will be years before the clarity of his personal strengths and weaknesses will be understood fully. Complicated by the number of extraordinary events (including his impeachment process, the innovation of the internet, and the flaws of the political process itself, as they were revealed during the election of 2000, make rushes to judgement less accurate than they are entitled to be in American history. In addition, the unique upbringing of Clinton, his background, and the unusual experiences that preceded his Presidency obscure typical thinking about him within the normal boundaries in which other Presidents have been examined. As one of the most visible of persons, with a staff strikingly involved, and yet removed from his Presidency, it will take years to sort out the important dynamics of his terms, and may be seen as the beginning of an era where Americans, themselves, awakened to the strengths and weaknesses of their democracy to play a greater role in its outcome. He will, no doubt, remain an enigma for years to come both because of what he respresents, and because of his forceful personality, not to mention the importance of his wife, the Senator, who was fully vested in his administration, and continues to play a significant role in American politics as well as American government. It's obvious that Mr. Hamilton's attempts might be much more important in the future, and through development of his second volume, when and if that becomes available in the distance.
Zadora
Clinton has always fascinated me, the same way Reagan has. How can one person who is deified by so many also be despised by so many? And how can a man like Clinton, who is universally acknowledged as brilliant, make so many horrendously stupid mistakes? Given the overwhelming number of outrageously biased biographies out there, I hoped Hamilton would provide a more objective and honest look at Bill Clinton.
Unfortunately, Hamilton has read all the other biographies and was unable to determine which ones were legitimate and which ones were unsophisicated, invalid screeds. As a result, he frequently documents as facts statements that are either certainly untrue or, at best, deserve more support than he provides. Not that any of his outrageous claims are new--not only did he inhale, he was heavily into cocaine; he had people murdered for political objectives--but none of the supposed research backing these more damning claims are documented in the endnotes. He also includes some of Gennifer Flower's more peculiar claims--such as their fantasy games, or the fact that she put makeup on him--and accepts them as true without considering whether she possibly had an ulterior motive for making these claims (e.g., to sell more books?).
Before conservatives start thinking Hamilton is their man, they should be aware that Hamilton is greatly intrigued by the evolutionary theory of sex, which he thinks explains Clinton's propensity for adultery. Hamilton's repeated explanations of this theory, which he clearly supports, are unnecessary and explain nothing (even if you accept that men are biologically/evolutionally wired to cheat, why did Clinton do so at such an incredible rate, and why do many/most men contain themselves?). In fact, Hamilton humiliates and discredits himself by including some of the most ridiculous references available to support his theories, including numerous titles that seem like bizarre sex manuals.
Hamilton's attempts to place Clinton in context are sporadic and uneven--for example, he goes into great detail describing the church sex scandals of the late 80s and early 90s, though they have little to do with understanding Clinton. He occasionally sets the tone of the times, but these attempts are rare and often half-hearted.
Hamilton has done little apparent additional work to understand the man he attempts to describe. There are few interviews noted and most interviews are quoted extensively, resulting in the impression that he wanted to make the most of the little actual leg-work he did.
In short, Hamilton has developed a portrait of Clinton based almost solely on other people's research, and he has made no effort in determining whether the other works were legitimate, valid, or useful. He adds nothing to understanding Clinton as a politician, a husband, a father, or a man that is not readily available elsewhere. An understanding of Clinton and all his contradictions, as far as I can tell, has not been developed.
Clinton: Mastering the Presidency download epub
Americas
Author: nigel-hamilton
ISBN: 1844132099
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Century Books (2007)
Pages: 784 pages