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Truth at Any Cost: Truth at Any Cost

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What drove the man who nearly toppled a presidency and forced the most serious constitutional crisis in twenty-five years? Conventional wisdom portrays Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr as a right-wing religious zealot out to destroy the president, and Bill Clinton as a victim whose only "crime" was a private indiscretion.

In Truth at Any Cost, two of America's preeminent i
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Published April 25th 2000 by HarperAudio (first published 2000)
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Feb 25, 2013 Dayla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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While the title might need reworking from a 2013 perspective, this book kept my interest. And while I am a Hillary and Bill fan, I did appreciate the chronological steps provided.

Anybody can say anything about politicians these days, but one can appreciate their "anything" more if it creates an outline in one's head.
One of a myriad of books about the Monica Lewinsky scandal that led to former President Clinton's impeachment, this is one of the few that does not adopt the Clinton spin that Starr was a sex-obsessed, partisan, rabid right-winger. In fact, Truth at any Cost is actually about Ken Starr. It follows the Office of the Independent Counsel (OIC) from the first moment it heard about Monica Lewinsky until Ken Starr's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, defending his report.

The book is revea
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Dec 24, 2013 Kevin Kirkhoff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was fascinating in that it didn't just regurgitate all the stuff we heard on the news. There was an effort to get to know the investigators and what they went through, both in their work and in their handling of the pounding they took from the White House. It was written from the perspective of being a fly-on-the-wall. Conversations were shown and thoughts were revealed. Even better was the effort to show why they did what they did. It was not a typical Clinton-bashing book. The investigato ...more
Aug 10, 2008 Cooksonmom rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Well, I got a few chapters in and lost interest. Sent it back to the library.
Steve Coscia
Dec 28, 2009 Steve Coscia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting view of how the truth can be subjective.
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