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High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  608 ratings  ·  24 reviews
"Coulter is a pundit extraordinaire." - RUSH LIMBAUGH

"Ann Coulter is one of the fiery new breed of conservative commentators who don't worry what the Establishment thinks of them." - ROBERT D. NOVAK

"A fluent polemicist with a gift for Menckenesque invective...she can harness such language to subtle, syllogistic argument." - WASHINGTON POST 

"The conservative movement has
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Published September 1st 2002 by Regnery Publishing (first published 1998)
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Jul 31, 2007 rated it did not like it
Shelves: nonfiction
Probably the worst writer I've ever read. Poor use of language, facile reasoning. Dreck. Pure and simple. ...more
Richard Derus
Sep 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: scumbag
Dec 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: politics
Does a great job of explaining Clinton's numerous scandals in a straight forward, cut-to-the-chase manner. Clinton was president back before I got interested in politics, so there were plenty of misdeeds here I was not previously aware of. My estimation of Clinton, never high to begin with, has plummeted off a cliff after reading this book. As part of her argument that Clinton should've been impeached, Coulter explores what it was exactly that got Nixon in such hot water. Turns out that Nixon's ...more
Mar 05, 2020 rated it liked it
This is probably the harshest critic ever written on the Clintons, and Bill to be more precise. I wonder what damage it did then considering it was a best-seller. Prior to this, I had read Hillary's Scheme: Inside the Next Clinton's Ruthless Agenda to Take the White House, which basically is a drop in the ocean as far as the Clintons are concerned. Coulter, who I did find, stylistically, to be overly technical, and rightfully so because most books of this manner only scratch the surface without ...more
Will Toms
Aug 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Published in the days before a svelte cocktail dress, a tough-as-nails smirk and a punchy-yet-easily-digestible title were the sufficient conditions to propel Miss Coulter into the New York Times' Bestseller List, High Crimes and Misdemeanors is a well-researched case against a man who has for years furnished the impression that he has no credible naysayers.

The manufactured outrage and low sarcasm which passes for wit in the author's later works is conspicuously absent here. Quite to the contrar
Phillip Elliott
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Don't let this "dated" book keep you from reading it. The subject matter, in a larger context, is still very relevant in our modern political climate. What I especially enjoyed about the book were the comparisons made among Clinton, Nixon, and Johnson. Of course both Clinton and Johnson were impeached, while Nixon probably would have been impeached and actually removed had he stayed in office. The grounds for impeaching Clinton are given greater detail since he is the subject matter of the book, ...more
Sep 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Learned what I never learned from the media about the Clinton Administration.
George Polansky
What you can get away with when the media is on your side. It also helps when the opposition is only worried about their own election.
Jun 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: politics, non-fiction
Ann Coulter's books are usually snarky and dwell on a number of different subjects. This early book of hers focuses on the Clinton Administration and was written before the Impeachment proceedings began. Coulter starts with a definition of 'high crimes and misdemeanors' and looks at why the writers of the Constitution included such a section. Using extensive notes and quotes, it is clear the Founding Fathers were not looking at criminal acts but at the moral character of the nation's leaders. Mo ...more
Hugh Henry
Oct 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Conservatives and liberals willing to face the truth about Bill Clinton
Shelves: political
Her most scholarly work, the one that put Ann Coulter on the map, this volume is highly informative and witty, a bit cutting as usual for her. Anyone wishing to understand the historical and legal basis for impeachment need read little else. After detailing what offenses had constituted High Crimes and Misdemeanors, Coulter applies the same standards to President Clinton with devastating efficiency. Clinton's defense amounted to "is" might not mean "is," and "alone" might not mean "alone," but t ...more
Dec 06, 2009 rated it liked it
If Coulter is trying to change my perception of a president I had previously liked to an opinion of questionable dislike with this book, then I'd say she came pretty close to accomplishing her goal. I still think that a lot of the things that Clinton accomplished in office were honorable and necessary, but I now question the integrity with which he reached those goals. I also find myself wondering if maybe he should've been impeached after all; albeit not for something so minor as perjury in a d ...more
Trudy Pomerantz
Dec 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: political
Surveys the history of "high crimes and misdemeanors" and how Clinton's actions fit this. An interesting survey of the history behind the terminology. She goes back to English law since this is where the terminology comes from. She shows that the term refers to private behaviour not public ie political actions. ...more
Colleen Garnett
Dec 14, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: political, humor
Talks about Monica but also about his and Hillary's other questionable behaviors... She outlines her research with so many bitchy comments and opinions that I think she loses a lot of the credibility that she claims to have. At least the bitchiness is entertaining. ...more
Jun 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
I thought AC laid out her claims nicely in this book. I read this during a time in which I read all of her works. I haven't quite figured out if she has become more radical or I have become less radical because I won't touch her books now. ...more
Jon Mills
Very educational regarding the true meaning of the term "high crimes and misdemeanors".

Astoundingly appropriate for today.
Aug 09, 2007 rated it really liked it
Another reason to keep the Clintons out of the Whitehouse again.
Jim Cramer
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: political
Excellent reminder of the nonsense, crimes and unethical conduct of both of the Clinton's during Bill Clinton's time as President. It continues today! ...more
Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is Ann Coulter's first major book, I think, and to date it's her most academic. It shows how "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" is a term of art and not a synonym for "felonies and misdemanors." ...more
Jan 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Jul 07, 2008 marked it as started-it-but-not-reading-it-now
Shelves: non-fiction
Could never get into this book...
Laura Bolling
Sep 04, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Conservatives
Shelves: readbooks
Again, this is a very conservative way of looking at Clinton. She is well researched, though.
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you were around when Bill Clinton did not have sex with that women, then you know what this book is about. The events are intriguing. I just wasn't into cigars. ...more
Jun 23, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
More relevant in its time, but still details what an absolute scumbag Clinton is and what a tool Lewinsky is. Thank heaven for Tripp and Starr.
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Ann Coulter is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers — Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America (January 2009);If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans (October, 2007); Godless: The Church of Liberalism (June 2006); How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)(October, 2004); Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism (June 2003); Slander: Liberal ...more

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