Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
"The Age of Clinton" is a follow up to a book I wrote about a decade ago called "Morning in America: how Ronald Reagan invented the 1980s." Both books tell the story of a particular president in the context of the decade he shaped. One of the first history books I ever read was Frederick Lewis Allen's "Only yesterday" about the 1920s -- I was attracted to the book because it had Babe Ruth on the cover. These two books of mine link that decade approach with a look at the presidency -- and my innovation in both books was to make each chapter be a different year 1990, 1991 etc linked to a location and starting with a defining moment.