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Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter's Story

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A quarter of a century after All the President's Men stunned the nation, Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff gives us an equally explosive behind-the-scenes account of the scandals that rocked the Clinton presidency in his critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Uncovering Clinton.

As a reporter for the Washington Post and Newsweek, Michael Isikoff established himself
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published May 18th 1999 by Crown (first published 1999)
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Christian Bauman
Feb 24, 2013 Christian Bauman rated it liked it
The investigation is fascinating, and Isikoff is a good writer; you want to keep turning the pages here. I guess what it is that I reject is his justification/premise, so familiar from those of us who remember the 90s: the cheating and the lying about the cheating call into question Clinton's ability to be a good leader (very simplified, but you get the point). The problem is that I don't believe that. Take for example FDR and Ike, two of the greatest presidents of the 20th Century, and one from ...more
Luke Baldridge
Jun 01, 2015 Luke Baldridge rated it it was amazing
One of the best non-fiction books by a journalist I've ever read, up there with Dave Cullen's "Columbine" and Thomas Bass's "The Eudaemonic Pie." A hybrid of a really good newsmagazine article and a legal thriller, a la Grisham, centering around the almost-certain-to-be future First Gentleman and a reporter who ended up caught between his manipulations and the manipulations of his enemies. Like "House of Cards," without the murder.
Kevin Kirkhoff
This story was told by the Newsweek writer who was uncovering the Lewinsky scandal as it was happening. In fact Isikoff goes to great lengths to point out how the investigators would ask him to sit on a story for a day or two until they can question witnesses so as not to give out information that could sway testimony. He breaks down his reporting into Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Monica Lewinsky, and Ken Starr. He was very close to this investigation, at times feeling like he was more involved ...more
Robert Luebke
Nov 07, 2012 Robert Luebke rated it it was amazing
Michael Isikoff,a Newsweek reporter does an excellent job of covering many of the Bill Clinton scandals and how he was able to cover up most of then for years until the Paula Jones lawsuit and finally with Monica Lewinsky's story. He presents a reporter's view of sources and information that was used to cover these stories. Most disturbing was how our leaders in government covered up the indiscretions of the President.
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